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5 Ways to Become a Better Homemaker

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Are you looking for ways to become a better homemaker? If you are anything like me, you are continuously looking to revamp and revitalize your home for efficiency in every area. In my eyes, every woman can be considered a homemaker. I don’t consider the term to be exclusive to those who stay at home full time, nor to just mothers. I see this as a term that is universal for those who make their house a home. So this post will be approached from that mindset, but will be specifically speaking to moms.

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5 Ways to Become a Better Homemaker

1. Relax More.

I think that many women I know work too hard and do not relax enough. Be sure to take the necessary time out for yourself and relax. You know yourself best – so do what works for you. When the lady of the house is relaxed, it creates such a cozy and warm atmosphere that no amount of cleaning nor decorating can duplicate.

2. Give Yourself Grace. 

Stop being so hard on yourself. Allow yourself room to grow gracefully in every area of your life. Did you decide not to make your bed before you left for work today (again)? That’s ok; it’s not the end of the world – I promise. Did you eat one too many cookies that you made? Oh well. Do better next time. Did you forget to give your child lunch money before school? Guess what, it happens, and your baby will still get fed. Whatever it is that you are beating yourself up for, try giving yourself grace and see how much easier it makes room for change.

3. Be Home.

What do I mean? Slow down. If you find that you are never home, you are doing too much. I realize that many of us have outside obligations to family, friends, church, work, volunteering, and (insert your time thief here).  While all of those things are very important, you still need to rest. How can you make your house a home if you are never there to enjoy it? Slow down, dear one, and allow your house to be made into a haven where you find refuge and peace from this chaotic world. Perhaps making over your morning routine might be a good place to start.

4. Set Realistic Goals.

Goal setting is certainly a major part of making your home into a peaceful and relaxing environment. But the key to good goal setting is making sure that your goals are achievable. I used to set like 50 (slightly exaggerated) goals per day and beat myself up when they were not all perfectly done. It is super important that you work with the 24 hours you have each day to maximize them for your good. It doesn’t help if you are wandering around wasting time being upset about what you didn’t do – it makes more sense to accomplish a few things each day instead.

5. Walk in Love.

You know the saying: Save the best for last. To me, walking in love is the single most important thing you can do to become a better maker of your home. Whether this means walking in love with yourself (yes, this is important), your spouse, your children, or other family members; the important thing is to do it. Walk in love as often as you can. Show your family and yourself the love of Christ in all that you do and watch the atmosphere of your home change (for the better). Watch the unresponsive teen who doesn’t do his chores begin to help without complaining. Watch the husband who typically doesn’t like to do the dishes start doing them because you love him and he wants to show his thanks. Literally watch your home fall into place when you put the love of Christ at the helm of all you do.

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. {John 13:34 NLT}

I am rooting for you, dear sister! I am praying that as you continue to walk in love, relax, give more grace, be at home, and set realistic goals that you will become an even better homemaker than you already are! You CAN do this!!

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  1. Hey Carlie,

    Thanks for these tips. I’m a stay-at-home mom with twins but I also work as a freelance writer. Every day I’m always struggling to get my daily chores done, and you’re right, I need to give myself a break. Things will get done! My kids will be fed! 🙂


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