How’s your home management? Do you feel like you could do it better? Read on to see why this home management routine will work for you!
But, as happens in life, weekly routines can get disrupted.
When I saw that Stacy from Humorous Homemaking was launching a home management course, I jumped at the chance to buy it! And here are some reasons why:
- Stacy is seriously awesome. She’s sweet and funny and I would love to sit down with her for a cup of coffee one day (a girl can dream!). Honestly, I just love listening to her! She cracks me up!
- I love Stacy’s values. Her faith in God, her family, her marriage…all things I am completely in agreement with.
- She likes to KISS – Keep It Simple Stacy. Simple=good.
- And…her homemaking method is based on Ma’s method from Little House on the Prairie!
The Little House on the Prairie Weekly Routine
As described by Laura:
“Every morning there were the dishes to wipe. Mary wiped more of them than Laura because she was bigger, but Laura always wiped carefully her own little cup and plate. By the time the dishes were all wiped and set away, the trundle bed was aired. Then standing one on each side of the bed, Laura and Mary straightened the covers, tucked them in well at the foot and the sides, plumped up the pillows and put them in place. Then Ma pushed the trundle bed into its place under the big bed. After this was done, Ma began the work that belonged to that day. Each day had its own proper work. Ma used to say:
Wash on Monday,
Iron on Tuesday,
Mend on Wednesday,
Churn on Thursday,
Clean on Friday,Bake on Saturday,Rest on Sunday.” ~ Little House in the Big Woods p. 28 – 29.
You can download a printable below which you can fill out with your themed days and what exactly you will get done on each day.
How this home management routine works:
Why this home management routine worked for me and will work for you too:
- It isn’t overwhelming. By concentrating on one theme per day, I know that all I have to deal with are things which relate to that particular theme, and the other stuff? It’ll get taken care of some time that week.
- It’s flexible. You’re not tied down to particular days in case you’re having an unusual week and still want to keep your home running
- It’s practical. This will work for any home, no matter what has to be done.