44 Tips To Make Homemaking Less Stressful-Practical ideas you can do right away
Stress Free Homemaking
How do we nurture the relationships around us, keep our homes in order, be productive and stay relatively stress free?
There are many roles we fill and tasks to do for maintaining the home as homemakers.
Homemaking is hard work…and stressful. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, causing a person to want to give up.
Unfortunately, stress is rarely a positive thing and can make a person angry, overwhelmed and resentful.
Ahem…does this sound familiar to anyone else?
As a mother (whether a stay-at-home, working or homeschooling mama) there are so many things to balance and juggle…it’s no wonder homemaking can be stressful.
I’ll be the first to admit that maintaining our home while taking care of our family is no easy task because it never ends.
As much as it is overwhelming, being a homemaker is also a huge privilege and blessing. But how do we decrease the amount of stress and overwhelm, in order to cultivate more joy on the journey?
Best Tips To Minimize The Stress Of Homemaking
I recently had a discussion with a group of moms, talking about their best tips for making homemaking less stressful.
I love how simple and practical all the suggestions were, so I put together a list of what they had to say to share with you.
44 Tips To Simplify And Eliminate Homemaking Overwhelm:
Kitchen & Meal Tips
Wash dishes as you go
Utilize paper plates
Weekly meal prep
Make freezer meals
Clean the kitchen every night
Meal plan with a corresponding shopping list
Make simple meals more often
Have groceries delivered or do grocery pick up
Make school lunches the night before (this works for homeschooling as well)
Use a rotisserie chicken for quick meals
Create a list of fast, easy family meals
*Here is my list of 13 Quick and Easy Family Meal Ideas
For more time saving ideas read Time Saving Solutions In The Kitchen For Busy Moms
General Housekeeping Tips
Make bed daily
Do laundry daily
Have a place for everything
No shoes in the house
Do 30 minutes of deep cleaning task each day (bathrooms, washing floors, etc.)
Use nice cleaning products or make your own
Keep closets, cupboards and cabinets organized
Put shoes, jackets, backpacks, etc. away as soon as you come in the door
Schedule cleaning tasks for specific days of the week
Don’t fold clothes unnecessarily
Close the door on bedroom messes and maintain main living areas
Keep on top of housework
Don’t procrastinate when you can do a task now
Play fun music when you do your housework
Productivity And Life Tips
Set up a block schedule
Work as a team with your family to keep the home in order
Stay home more often
Spend time praying
Set a timer for 15 minutes to focus on 1 task
Do the next thing…just keep going
Don’t waste time on social media
Keep a running list for groceries, to do’s and goals
Set up automatic bill payments
Make a cleaning schedule (The Best Cleaning Schedule For The Busy Mom)
Prepare for the next day the night before
Create a list of goals weekly
Cut extra activities out of your schedule
Get up earlier than your kids
Use a planner (The Best Life Planner For Moms)
When you feel overwhelmed in your homemaking role, please know that you are not alone. Most mom’s I talk to struggle with overwhelm at some point and in most areas along their homemaking journey.
Make sure to simplify and implement a few of these tips (or all of them) to make homemaking less stressful and to cultivate joy in your life as mother and homemaker.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make our days run smoother and have the biggest impact.
Tell me, what are your best tips for taking the stress out of homemaking? What do you find most helpful for the day-to-day?