There are so many demands on moms/wives these days. Learn how to set up your own homemaker schedule. If you want to learn how to be a homemaker, getting organized is first. Learn how to create, set up, and follow through with a modern homemaker schedule in just a few simple steps.
Being a mom and/or a wife is such a rewarding job however there are so many demands put on us. If you are struggling to stay afloat with everything that is on your daily list, you’re in the right place.
I’m going to share how to plan your day, become more productive, what to include in your homemaker schedule and so much more.
Let’s start off with the most obvious, your schedule. Every homemaker needs a schedule in order to stay organized. I’ve created a free download that you can use to help you create a homemaker schedule.
Why you need to create a homemaker schedule.
Having a schedule will keep you organized. You’ll have each day mapped out so you aren’t forgetting appointments, school functions, sports practice, and everything else you need to keep track of.
What to include in your homemaking schedule
Let’s be clear, your homemaking schedule isn’t just when you’re going to bake cookies or when you need to vacuum the floors. Your homemaking schedule is going to be your blueprint for an organized life.
You’ll want to include the following things in your schedule:
- Appointments and commitments for you, your kids, and spouse.
- Cleaning schedule
- Morning and Evening Routines
- Weekly or monthly menu
- Shopping list
- Pets appointments and schedule
- Birthday’s, anniversaries, and other important dates
- Important tasks to complete
- Delegate list
In the video below I walk you through the entire process of creating a homemaker schedule.
Simple tips to make your homemaker schedule easier to follow
It can be overwhelming having everything in one place but it will also save you time and help you become a productive housewife. Here are some tips you can use to help you follow your new homemaker schedule.
- Color code your schedule by person and category
- Use a monthly, weekly, and daily schedules
- Use a family command center
Using separate colors for each person and category will allow you to easily know what’s next without looking too hard.
Following a monthly, weekly, and daily schedule might seem a little overwhelming but if you set up your monthly calendar with more broad tasks and then narrow the focus on your weekly schedule, and become really detailed on your daily schedule you’ll have an easier time staying on track.
A family command center is a perfect way to have a “central hub” for everyone to keep bills, schedules, homework, and other things organized.
How do housewives plan their day?
In order to get everything done, it’s important to keep a schedule. Throughout the day they usually do the following tasks:
Prepare breakfast for everyone before work/school, pack lunches, prepare snacks for after school and then cook a healthy dinner for the entire family to enjoy.
Keep up with the cleaning.
This can be a never-ending task. However, if you have a solid cleaning schedule already set you can stick to your schedule and pick up throughout the day.
Do the laundry
Doing a load or two of laundry each day will help you stay on top of the laundry. Make sure you fold and put away the clothes too. If you need help putting together a laundry schedule I’ve written a post on that.
Keep and have a schedule
We’ve been talking about this topic in this post. Make sure to download the free homemaker schedule pdf. It’s got everything you need to set up a schedule.
How can I be a productive housewife?
To be more productive there are a few things you can do to save time. Here are my top 7 tips:
- Make the bed as soon as you get up.
- Eat a healthy breakfast
- Make a to-do list the night before
- Prioritize your tasks by importance
- Step away from your phone when you need to complete something
- Say no if you don’t have time
What does a housewife’s weekly schedule look like?
Typically a housewife’s weekly schedule has the following tasks:
- Making breakfast for the family
- Getting kids up and ready for school
- Taking kids to school
- Mealtime for those not in school
- Running errands like grocery shopping
- Picking up
- Dishes, dishes, and more dishes
- Cleaning the house
- Picking up the kids from school
- Snack time and homework time
- Making dinner
- Cleaning up after dinner
- Bath time
- Getting kids ready for bed
- Putting kids to bed
- Cleaning up
- Catching up on other odds and ends
This is a small list of what housewives do in a day. This list could go on because it’s endless. The value you bring to your family is tremendous.
Here are a few other FAQ’s:
Becoming a successful homemaker is simple. If you and your family are happy then that is a success. Don’t stress too much if the dishes aren’t always done or if there’s clothes on the floor. If your family is happy and safe you’re doing a great job.
A housewife is a woman that main work is running and managing her family home. She’ll care for children, do the shopping, cooking, inventory, housekeeping, cleaning, and maintaining the home.
To become an organized homemaker you’ll want to download the free modern homemaker schedule below. I really hope this helps you become more organized!