To keep myself from feeling overwhelmed as a homemaker and part-time work from home designer I had to put myself on a schedule.
There is a lot to be said for simply enjoying keeping house. From sweeping floors to making beds I really take comfort in knowing my home is happy. My daily routine rarely varies and I came to the conclusion that it’s what keeps me enjoying being at home so much. As long as I keep my routine neat and tidy I can keep my home neat and tidy.
To me, keeping a home is my job I take pride in it and as long as I treat it like a 9-5 job my days go smoother. When I left my full-time job I knew I wanted to work smarter, not harder and in order to work from home and be the homemaker I longed for I needed to keep my priorities in order. The first thing I did was create a flexible schedule and after 2 months it’s still working very well.
Here is a re-cap of my daily routine and I hope by seeing mine will give you ideas on how you can keep your home running more smoothly.
- 5:00 Rise and shine-__-
- 5:15 Hubby & Libby’s breakfast and coffee for me.
- 6:00 Quiet time to reflect, read, or crochet and plan my day and plan supper.
- 7:00 Daily housecleaning which includes, beds, dishes, sweeping, bathroom, laundry and feed animals.
- 8:30 Weekly projects which include; mopping, dusting, windows, mowing grass and weeding.
- 9:30 Morning break and shower.
- 10:00 Office time which includes emails, web updates and phone appointments.
- 12:30 Lunch and 20 minute walk.
- 1:00 Web or design project
- 2:30 – 5:00 – Grandkids time…which includes popsicle picnics, sprinkler showers, puzzle marathons and tea parties.
- 5:00 Email check and close up office.
- 6:00 Supper
- 7:00 Hubby time…my favorite time of the day!
I know my schedule won’t work for everyone, especially those with small children at home but I do know if you at least stop and think about how you spend each day you might find you work better from a schedule.
I really do feel like I am working smarter not harder and am enjoying both my homemaker job and my design job.