44 Tips To Make Homemaking Less Stressful-Practical ideas you can do right away

How To Simplify Homemaking

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

  1. Meal planning

  2. Wash dishes as you go

  3. Utilize paper plates

  4. Weekly meal prep

  5. Make freezer meals

  6. Clean the kitchen every night

  7. Meal plan with a corresponding shopping list

  8. Make simple meals more often

  9. Have groceries delivered or do grocery pick up

  10. Make school lunches the night before (this works for homeschooling as well)

  11. Use a rotisserie chicken for quick meals

  12. 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

  • Declutter regularly

  • 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

How To Organize Any Space In Your Home

Declutter Your Home In 15 Minutes A Day

 Productivity And Life Tips

  • Delegate

  • Set up a block schedule

  • Work as a team with your family to keep the home in order

  • Stay home more often

  • Shop online

  • 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?

tips to simplify homemaking

Homemaking In Motherhood

Homemaking In Motherhood

Being a homemaker/housewife/mom is a significant role.

I think modern feminism has done us a great disservice in how we view the role of a homemaker. What comes to mind when you hear the word “homemaker”? Old fashioned? Out dated? 1950’s housewife? 

For many generations now, it’s been seen as less valuable and unimportant work, and yet the Bible holds in in high regard. 

Titus 2:4-5 New Life Version (NLV)

Older women are to teach the young women to love their husbands and children. 

They are to teach them to think before they act, to be pure, to be workers at home, to be kind, and to obey their own husbands. In this way, the Word of God is honored.

When I was younger and was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered that I wanted to be a homemaker and a mom. 

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Spring Cleaning is my favourite type of cleaning! I love the benefits of giving my home a complete refresh any time of year, but especially in the Spring. 

I want to invite you to join me for the Home Refresh Challenge to refresh and reset your home. Let’s create a home we love!

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