How to Find Joy in your Homemaking


There is a theory that a homemaker’s job is neverending. Even if you get to the bottom of the laundry basket, there will just be new clothes to take its place. Even when you get through all the dishes, new ones will take their place. As it starts to feel like you can never cross everything off your to-do list, finding the joy in homemaking starts to get a little more difficult. Here is how to find the joy in your homemaking.

Make time for yourself

When there is an evergrowing list of things to do, it can feel like we are cleaning and keeping our home the entire day. Make time every day to do something for yourself. Whether it’s reading a chapter in your favorite book, or just stepping outside for a few hours, find something that makes your heart full and reenergizes your soul.


Make a daily to do list

It’s no secret that homemakers typically spend many of their days indoors, this means that we see our home completely different from everyone else. All the imperfections stick out to us and we can’t help but feel like we “missed a spot.” To keep yourself on track, make a daily to-do list. Include not just your household tasks, but also things you need to do for yourself too. This will help you stay on track and make sure you get all of the major tasks done.


Lower your standards to raise your contentment

If you are feeling overwhelmed or let down by the status of your home, it may be time to consider where your standards lie. If you have a newborn in the house or a toddler at home, it may not be realistic to expect your home to be spotless every minute of every day. If you are only focusing on your to-do list or your home, you’ll miss out on the people who live within it. Lower your standards just a tad if you are feeling overwhelmed to help you accomplish more, and enjoy your homemaking more.


Prioritize and focus on the big three

There isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. We have off days sometimes and we can’t always get it all done. This is where you need to prioritize what is really important. If you aren’t sure, focus on the big three. The big three are food, clothing, and dishes. If all of these are taken care of each day, your family will survive. You may not have the best looking home for a few days, but this is going to help you get through tough periods and days. Food should focus on cooking, and buying food for your family. We all need to eat, so this makes the top priority. Second, is clothes so make sure you are doing at least one load of laundry a day. Even if it’s not folded and put away it will get the job done. Lastly, is dishes. If you don’t have time to wash your dishes, go for paper plates for some days. If you are on top of all three, your home will never be so far out of order that you become overwhelmed.


Homemaking doesn’t have to be a mundane task. If you follow these tips, you’ll learn to love homemaking again instead of dreading it.

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