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Homemaking on a schedule

Are you finding yourself spinning in all directions? Do you crawl into bed at night feeling like you haven’t accomplished a thing? Been there…done that!

To keep myself from feeling overwhelmed as a homemaker and part-time work from home designer I had to put myself on a schedule.

There is a lot to be said for simply enjoying keeping house. From sweeping floors to making beds I really take comfort in knowing my home is happy. My daily routine rarely varies and I came to the conclusion that it’s what keeps me enjoying being at home so much.  As long as I keep my routine neat and tidy I can keep my home neat and tidy.

To me, keeping a home is my job I take pride in it and as long as I treat it like a 9-5 job my days go smoother.  When I left my full-time job I knew I wanted to work smarter, not harder and in order to work from home and be the homemaker I longed for I needed to keep my priorities in order.  The first thing I did was create a flexible schedule and after 2 months it’s still working very well.

Here is a re-cap of my daily routine and I hope by seeing mine will give you ideas on how you can keep your home running more smoothly.

  • 5:00 Rise and shine-__-
  • 5:15 Hubby & Libby’s breakfast and coffee for me.
  • 6:00 Quiet time to reflect, read, or crochet and plan my day and plan supper.
  • 7:00 Daily housecleaning which includes, beds, dishes, sweeping, bathroom, laundry and feed animals.
  • 8:30 Weekly projects which include; mopping, dusting, windows, mowing grass and weeding.
  • 9:30 Morning break and shower.
  • 10:00 Office time which includes emails, web updates and phone appointments.
  • 12:30 Lunch and 20 minute walk.
  • 1:00  Web or design project
  • 2:30 – 5:00 – Grandkids time…which includes popsicle picnics, sprinkler showers, puzzle marathons and tea parties.
  • 5:00 Email check and close up office.
  • 6:00 Supper
  • 7:00 Hubby time…my favorite time of the day!

I know my schedule won’t work for everyone, especially those with small children at home but I do know if you at least stop and think about how you spend each day you might find you work better from a schedule.

I really do feel like I am working smarter not harder and am enjoying both my homemaker job and my design job.

Written by Tracy at Our Simple Life

Tracy at Our Simple Life

Living a simple life in a modern world can be a challenge at times, but having a passion for living life as basic as possible helps. Preserving the art of homemaking and homesteading keeps me focused and keeps me from falling prey to the modern world around me. Join me as I share the ways we have found to slow down and live a very simple life in central South Carolina.

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One Response to “Homemaking on a schedule”

  1. daisy says:

    I agree that routine is something that keeps me on track and feeling satisfied with the way my home is running. So glad you have time carved out for yourself and time with the grandkids! Hey, if it’s workin’, don’t change it!

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