Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog. Today, as read by the title, we're going to be talking about all things homemaking habits. I don't do long intros, you don't like long intros. I don't want to waste your time and I'm definitely not trying to waste mine so let's dive in shall we? Here are some homemaking habits you can practice in any season of your life.
# 1 - Budgeting
I feel like this isn't talked about enough especially to the ones wanting to start their homemaking journey. Now there's a wide spectrum of homemakers. You have the stay-at- home homemakers, you have the part-time job homemakers, the full-time job homemakers, maybe you're in school but you do homemaking...you're a homemaker too. Either way, at some point, you're going to realize the importance of budgeting and tracking your finances. Money is something that is hard to work for and easy to spend so making sure you're learning how to spend your money wisely as early as possible will help out a ton in the future (don't forget to save).
# 2 - A schedule that works for you
Notice I said you not your favorite homemaker you follow online. When I first started my journey of homemaking this was in my search bar all the time. "My homemaking schedule" or " How to have the most effective schedule" which is great for helpful tips but may get discouraging if it's doing more harm than good. What works for a stay-at-home wife may not work for the ones that work full-time or even part-time. Find a time that works for YOU and best fits YOUR schedule.
# 3 - Meal planning
Remember, money is hard to work for but easy to spend. It is way more expensive to buy fast food (that will end up harming you anyway) than to eat at home. Meal planning is a great way to make sure you're getting some healthy greens in and you're saving money but News Flash you don't have to buy fast food to waste money. There have been too many times when I've had to throw out a half opened container of spinach or a bag of potatoes that spoiled because although it was nice to have, it wasn't necessary. Plan accordingly and then shop accordingly.
# 4 - The fruits of the Spirit
It's not that everyone doesn't need this or that this is a skill but it does take time to work on these things. Starting my homemaking journey has pointed out to me that "hey you need to brush up on your patience and self control" I found myself getting irritated easily whether it was something being misplaced or when it came to over eating, I didn't eat because I was hungry, I ate because food was readily available. What are somethings you need to work on? Have you been lacking joy because of discontentment? Maybe there's no peace in your home because you're arguing all the time. No judgement, just something to think about. A tree is known by the fruit it bears. What fruits are on your tree?
# 5 - Time management
You don't want to be that lazy homemaker that never does anything because you don't use your time wisely but you also don't want to be that homemaker that overwork yourself. Managing your time and making sure that yes, you're getting stuff done but you're also getting enough rest and time to spend with your loved ones is important (aka balance)
This probably wasn't the typical list you'd see. Although cooking and cleaning skills are important too, I'm pretty sure we have basic knowledge about that. I wanted to focus more on the unpopular things, the things your may have missed or not even noticed at all. Whether single, married, maybe you're a mom...whatever season you're in it's never too early or late to start. Thanking you for sticking it out with me today and I hope to see you guys soon. I love each and every one of you but most importantly, Jesus loves you.
Galatians 5:22-23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.