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 anyways, 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 in tact.
I even made it into a cute little printable page so you can print it off and put it up on the front on your fridge, or maybe on the first page in your home management binder as a good reminder of how simple it can be to stay on top of the tasks.