Every homemaker should have a homemakers schedule and it will look a bit different from others, but sometimes it helps to see someone else’s schedule of their day. I thought I would share mine with you now.
When people find out that I work from home and am a homemaker, they often want to know what my day looks like. I think sometimes they’re wondering how I get it all done or cover everything each day.
One thing that I had to learn is that having my home in order doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of planning and then doing it. A well-planned homemakers schedule helps me with that.
My Daily Schedule As A Homemaker
For me, I had to learn that it helps to have a daily homemakers schedule to follow. It helps me with my days rather than just drifting through the day. And I also had to give myself grace and know that just because I use a schedule or routine, that doesn’t mean that I have to follow it perfectly. It never happens that way. Things come up, I might get sick, or life just happens. But it is good for me to have a basic framework starting off my days to help me remember my goals and tasks that I want to get done. If I have a basic plan for the day, I don’t tend to start my day late and put off getting certain chores started because I have my schedule/list in front of me that I had already planned out.
My Current Daily/Monthly Homemakers Schedule
I haven’t really changed my schedule for this year. And I hope to be as productive as possible and finish some personal projects for myself and keep the home in order for everyone. And did I mention that I work from home also…..
I learned a few years ago about “color-blocking” in my planner. It has been a game-changer for me. It helped me to see that I do have the time to do work, keep the home, and work on my hobbies/projects every week. I also have time to spend here on my blog site and not take away from homemaking duties.
Here’s an outline of my daily schedule during the week-days:
- 6:00-8:00 Wake up & Me time
- 8:00-1:00 Working from home
- 1:00-1:30 Lunch
- 1:30-2:00 Zone cleaning (I pick one room a day to handle floors, dusting and putting things in its place)
- 2:00-5:00 Project Time or Me time. (I either work on my blog, sew/quilt, go shopping)
- 5:00 Start Dinner
- 6:00 Dinner
- 7:00 Family time or Church if it is Wednesday. (If my family has their own plans, I can spend time on my projects again for the day)
- 11:00 In Bed
About the Schedule
This is how I color block my time during the weekdays. Nothing is set in stone and I change it up at any point. But this does give me a “framework” to go through my day. It helps me to see that I do have time to work, to clean, to do my own thing and no one gets left out. The house is taken care of, the supper was ready on time and I still go to bed at a good time for me.
So take some time for yourself and “block out” your day. Look at what you are actually doing all day and see if you can plan or schedule the “must-be-done” items and some “me-time” all on the same day. I understand if you still have younger kids around, you will have to change things up, but you should be able to still find some “me-time” somewhere in your day. And if you can’t at this time in your life, just know that your time is coming. Do not wish the time away that your children are still small. They will grow up and one day you will be like me and have all day to yourself.