Need help with your homemaking? Feeling overwhelmed by it all? These top homemaking bloggers share their best tips for helping you to keep your home clean, organized, on a budget, and your family fed.
We’ve all been there, our homes are messy, cabinets are anything but organized, our budget is not going well, and we are just simply overwhelmed by it all.
With so much on our plates, this is such an easy feeling to fall prey to. It doesn’t have to be that way though. We are lucky because we have so much great information at our fingertips these days. We don’t have to count on magazines and word-of-mouth, now we have Pinterest and lots of bloggers sharing wonderful information.
I reached out to some of the top homemaking bloggers for their best cleaning, organization, frugal living, and food tips. They sent me some really great posts and I’m sure you are going to love them.
The Best Homemaking Tips from Top Bloggers
Create a Home Management Binder
I’ve had a home management binder for years. It is a great way to stay organized and keep all of the information you need for the running of your home in one place.
Alli at Scattered Squirrel always has the best printables and she also has some great information on starting a home management binder.
Have a Plan for When Things Get Crazy
We all go through crazy times and our homes often suffer because of it. Our to-do lists can seem endless and it can be difficult to stay on top of the simplest tasks.
Katie at Embracing a Simpler Life understands this and shares how she has been able to keep her home tidier even though things have been crazy for her.
Keep Your Purse Organized
Our purses can become quite a disaster. I’m always amazed by what I find when I clean mine out. How does change never seem to end up where it should go and instead ends up everywhere?
Katie at Organizing Moms understands this issue and has some great advice for keeping your purse organized with pouches. This method is also great if you have multiple purses, it makes it easy to switch back and forth.
Clean Your Window Tracks Without Scrubbing
When is the last time you cleaned your window tracks? It’s not likely something you think much about until you go to open one of them. I know it’s not something I make time for often.
It doesn’t have to be as bad of a task though. Emily at Morning Motivated Mom has found a great method for cleaning window tracks without having to scrub. Now you don’t have to dread that task as much.
How to be More Effective at Homemaking
We all want to be more effective homemakers. Our time is limited and we want it to be used well. There are so many things that seem to get in the way of this goal at times.
Joy at Artful Homemaking understands this and shared the 7 habits of highly effective homemakers. This tips will have you using your time wisely in no time.
Use the One Minute Rule
Little things seem to slowly pile up around our homes. Cups end up throughout the house, junk mail piles up on the counter, shoes are piled by the door. It’s amazing how quickly it seems our homes can get messy when it’s just one thing piling up at a time.
Katie of My Sweet Home Life understands this common problem and has a solution. Her cleaning solution takes just one minute. We can all find one minute in our day.
Have a Cleaning Schedule
Having a good cleaning schedule can make life a lot easier. I find it also keeps me from forgetting tasks that are easily forgotten. It can be a pain to create one though.
Hilary at Pulling Curls makes creating a cleaning schedule much easier though with a free printable and tips for creating your cleaning schedule.
Be Mindful While Cleaning
Mindfulness is something I think a lot of us are trying to bring to our lives. It can help reduce stress and anxiety and let us live more in the moment.
Deanna at Life with Dee has some great tips for practicing mindfulness while cleaning. That may not be the first place we think about mindfulness but since it’s a big part of a homemaker’s life it can be very useful to our overall life.
Clean Your House in 10 Minutes
Time and not having enough of it seems to be a common issue homemakers face. We have so many things on our plates. It can be so stressful to try and get it all done.
Victoria at A Modern Homestead understands this issue. She has a young child, runs a homestead, runs her amazing blog, and so many other things. I’m always amazed at everything she gets done and she has shared one of her secrets with just 10 minutes to a spotless house.
Keep Your Dishwasher Clean
Dishwashers are wonderful things! I’ve spent extended amounts of time without them and it quickly reminded me how much I love them. I have to say a dishwasher was a must on my house shopping list.
We often forget to clean them though. Bren at Bren Did shows you how to clean your dishwasher and why it’s important, trust me you want to add this to your to-do list.
Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh
No one wants a smelly home. I know I always worry that I’ve gotten used to the smell but people coming over notice something smelly, especially since I have a dog.
Many of the ways to make your home smell better involve toxic ingredients, we don’t want that. Karissa at Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen agrees and has 8 simple ways to freshen your home naturally.
Use Cookbooks to Help You Save Money
Food is such a big part of homemaking. There is grocery shopping plus all the many meals we make for our families. It’s also a big part of our family budget.
Melissa at Malissa Voigt understands this and shared some of her favorite cookbooks that help you save money. As someone that loves cookbooks and saving money, I really love this post.
Keep Your Closet Decluttered
Is your closet overwhelming you? Mine often is. Makes me dread putting away clothes on laundry day. I’ll be honest this is one of the reasons clean clothes often sit in laundry baskets for far too long.
Laura at Pockets Full of Wonder gets the closet stress. She has a whole series on decluttering your closet.
Conquer Your CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome)
We all know that feeling of panic when there is a knock on the door or a friend calls and says they are stopping by. Our homes are a mess and we are still in the clothes we slept in. Be honest, you’ve hidden from the UPS man before!
Alyssa at Good + Simple has been there as well. She’s feeling that feeling less now though and she shared her system for conquering your chaos (can’t have anyone over syndrome). This is top on my list of things to conquer this year!
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