Looking for a really simple schedule that you can keep in your home to get things done? Use the old fashioned Homemaker’s Creed to come up with a new plan that you and your family can stick to until you are ready for something more!
The Homemaker’s Creed
I don’t know about you but I like to have a schedule.
I like to know what my day is going to look like, that way I can handle most any surprises and still get everything done that I need to get done! (Of course, that’s not always the case but it’s a good theory to try and practice!)
One thing that always stuck in my mind from the book, Little House in the Big Woods was this little motto:
Wash on Monday,
Iron on Tuesday,
Mend on Wednesday,
Churn on Thursday,
Clean on Friday,
Bake on Saturday,
Rest on Sunday.”
I love that. How much more of a simplified weekly chores list can you get? One major chore to do each day. No stressing about the other chores because they will have their time and place. One thing to focus on at a time.
There can be so many things in a simple life to deal with (just like any lifestyle) which is one of the reasons that I wrote my workbook, 31 Days to Simpler Living.
So anyway, I was thinking about this little saying the other day and thinking about how it might be a good way to try and get organized this year. But really, I iron sometimes but it doesn’t need a whole day. And I sure don’t spend a whole day churning.
So I decided to come up with my own little modern version of this little saying. It applies a little better to our current way of living while still keeping the original guidelines of the old saying intact.
I even made it into a cute little printable page so you can print it off and put it up on the front of your fridge, or maybe on the first page in your home management binder is a good reminder of how simple it can be to stay on top of the tasks.
This may just be the simplest schedule or weekly plan out there, but if you need something basic to help get you motivated, even if it seems to be in the smallest way, I hope that this will help!
If you are looking for even more detailed ways to plan your week, you might want to check out my post on our Weekly Planner and To-Do Templates.
Trying to get organized? Here are more articles for you to check out!
Having an Organized Planner
Daily To Do Lists
Fall Cleaning Tips
Controlling Gift Clutter
Hanger Scarf Organizer
Organizing Your Home Canned Goods
Getting Organized on a Budget
Pantry Organization Ideas
Ways to Get Organized
Make a Toddlers Room
Organizing Essential Oils
Organizing the Farmhouse Pantry
Maintaining a Minimalistic Wardrobe
Simple Ways to Declutter and Organize the Bathroom
Minimalizing Children’s Clothing
10 Minute Organizing Tricks
Do you have a good place in your home to put this printable?
This post about The Homemaker’s Creed was originally published on Little House Living in January 2013. It has been updated as of January 2020.