If you have been wondering what the secret to intentional homemaking is, here are 3 things intentional homemakers do every single day.
Lately, I’ve been doing some reflecting and thinking about what it takes to be an intentional homemaker. When you think about your role as a homemaker, it might seem like just another hat you wear for your family. However, if you are performing this role with intention, you will not only bless your family but everyone who comes into your home as well. If you have been wondering what the secret to intentional homemaking is, here are 3 things intentional homemakers do every single day.
3 Things Intentional Homemakers do Every Day
1. They have routines
In addition to a morning and evening routine, intentional homemakers have routines for everything they need to do. This can be everything from cleaning to meal planning. How they start their day sets the tone for their entire day. These routines not only help to keep the home running smoother, but the allows you to run more smoothly as well. These routines aren’t set in stone either, depending on the season or what’s going on in the house, they will adjust routines to make sure they work for their family. Truthfully I struggle with this one. I’m much more a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants homemaker.
2. They get dressed
This one might not sound revolutionary, but it can make a big difference and a significant impact on your day. Whether it means getting dressed first thing in the morning, or while the kids are eating breakfast, intentional homemakers understand the importance of dressing for the day ahead. It might be yoga pants and a tee shirt, but they aren’t wandering through the day in their pajamas. I managed this all winter one year by wearing sweats. At least they weren’t pj’s! If I know I’ll be doing a lot of cleaning, I may dress differently than if I was taking the kids on a playdate or running errands.
3. They handle their tasks in manageable smaller chunks
In addition to making routines, homemakers stay on top of these tasks by doing them in smaller pieces. They wash dishes, do laundry, and have a bunch of different schedules. However, they do what needs to be done and what will be most useful for the home. Intentional homemakers don’t wait until the shower is full of soap scum to clean it (although this does actually happen to me when life is particularly busy), and they clean areas of their home regularly. They plan and try to stay on top of their tasks. This also means that if something comes up and they can’t get to a task, it’s usually not going to throw off their entire schedule.
Now, these are things that most intentional homemakers do everyday. BUT that doesn’t mean you or I have to be perfect! Please don’t think that.
There are so many different things intentional homemakers do every day to make their home a haven. If you do these three things, I promise you’ll see a difference in your home almost immediately! (And I’ll be right there trying to do them each day right along with you!)