Whether you are just starting out or you are a seasoned homemaker these seven homemaking skills are essential for every homemaker.
What exactly is homemaking? Homemaking is in essence effectively managing your home so that all of the moving parts work together smoothly and successfully. Learning a few of these essential homemaking skills will not only make your homemaking journey easier, these skills will also enrich your life and help your family to thrive.
Learn how to create routines that work for your Family
Creating routines is the basis of my homemaking success. Without routines I'm basically a lost puppy. I have routines that are flexible but consistent that keep my family and home operating efficiently and free of chaos...for the most part.
More on Routine Building for Homemakers:
- How to build a homemaking routine that works for you and your family
- How to create a cleaning routine-for homemakers
LEarn How to Cook From Scratch
Cooking from scratch has a wide variety of benefits including saving money, insuring that your family is eating healthy well balanced meals and improving relationships.
Where to start when you want to cook from scratch:
- How to start cooking from scratch
- Essentials for the home cook
LEarn how to grow your own food
Gardening has many rewards. It can be a great and inexpensive way to get your family to eat more fruit and veggies. It is also therapeutic for many. Gardening also encourages you and your family to spend more time outside and take an active role in growing the food you eat. If you have the space adding backyard chickens to the mix is a great way to have fresh eggs on hand all the time. Chickens also have lots of other benefits that can take your garden to the next level.
More On gardening:
- How to start a garden from scratch
- Seed starting 101
- How to start a garden for free
- How to get started with chickens
- How to grow tomatoes
- How to grow delicata squash
Learn How to Preserve food and Stock your pantry
Even if you aren't a gardener you can preserve food and have a well stocked pantry. This might mean buying something in bulk when in season and canning it for winter, or simply freezing, dehydrating bulk quantities of food for use in the future. Having a stocked pantry is so helpful when you cook at home often. Having basic ingredients on hand will allow you to create a variety of meals from scratch with ease and for cheap! Having a stocked pantry can also be a great tool if you like to meal plan.
For more tips on stocking your pantry and meal planning:
- How to stock your pantry on a budget
- Tips for meal planning
- Canning 101
Learn how to clean and organize your home Efficiently
Cleaning the home can feel overwhelming, but it is one skill that will prove invaluable in your homemaking journey. Figuring out ways to streamline your home cleaning and making the job more fun is so important to enjoying this task and actually doing it. Having a great cleaning routine will definitely help you stay on top of your cleaning. I have also found that having some fun supplies makes the job a little easier and more fun!
More tips on keeping a clean home:
Learn How to budget
Budgeting is essential for most families. For years I thought that if my family just lived frugally we didn't need to be diligent about budgeting. We would just live on a little bit of money and save the rest and everything would be great! Nope, while living frugally is great, not knowing where our money went each month eventually wrecked havoc on my families finances. I learned the hard way that having a budget is essential. Having a budget lets you know exactly where your money is going each month, and helps you plan for future expenses. Learning how to budget will give your family freedom to spend on things that are important. It will also take some of the fear out of the unknown and help you plan for the future.
Tips for Budgeting:
- Learn to budget
- How to live on one income
Learn how to maintain your home
Basic home maintenance can be really beneficial for most homemakers and it can save you a ton of money. Some things should absolutely be sourced out to the experts but if you can learn some basic home maintenance skills you will keep your home in better condition for the long run.
Basic home maintenance skills to learn
- How to change HVAC filters
- How to clean gutters
- How to touch up paint and caulk
- How to snake a bathroom drain
- How to pressure wash the exterior of your home
- How to treat pests and rodent problems naturally
- How to treat your septic system (if you have one)