3 Tips on How To Be A Good Homemaker

Deep in the heart of every woman is the longing to become a great homemaker.

I believe this desire has been given to us by God. When we are fulfilling the role that God has given us, we are more content and happy. 

When I was young, I had little desire to be a homemaker and mother. To me, it looked like a very boring role to have.

There were many more exciting things to pursue. I was not even sure that I wanted to have any children.

When my husband and I got married, I was fine with waiting a while before starting a family. 

Homemaking with no children was a breeze. After all, cooking and cleaning for two adults is fairly simple. 

15 months after our wedding our first son was born. A baby made being a great homemaker a bit harder, but he was such a content child that it was feasible. 

Five children later, I often struggle with keeping everything in order in our home.This blog was actually inspired by 1 Timothy 5:14.

“Therefore I desire that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.”

Paul was writing to young widows, but this speaks to us too.

Bearing children and managing our homes is a good thing.

If we desire to learn how to be better homemakers, we are seeking a good thing. 

A well-managed home is a blessing to her family and will make friends and family alike feel at peace when they come over. 

I am far from the perfect homemaker, but perfection is not what we are aiming for. Rather, let’s remember to have an eternal vision in everything we do. A perfect home is not for the glory of God, but neither is a chaotic one. 

Colossians 3:17 NKJV

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”    

How to be a Good Homemaker

The role of a homemaker will not look the same in every household. Some wives work outside the home and might need more help managing everything.

Hiring help is also sometimes needed. I feel that there is often shame attached to getting help, but the truth is we can’t do it all.

Asking for help takes humility, but it can be such a blessing. We are often too self-sufficient (often it’s a matter of pride), and it causes unnecessary stress. 

A homemaker is just that; a person, especially a housewife, who manages a home.

And a home does need management. Just ask my family when things are in chaos around here. I sometimes need a manager too!

But I try. I am far from perfect. After we started homeschooling, I realized that my time management was not where it ought to be.

A good homemaker will not look the same in every household, but here are three ways that you can seek to be a great homemaker.

Create A Haven For Your Family

Your home should be a place of rest. In Ruth 1:9, we read how Ruth blessed her daughters-in-laws with “The Lord grant you that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband.” 

Our homes should be a place of rest. Not a place of chaos and clutter.

My home is often very cluttered and disorderly.

We could improve on that. My biggest bad habit is not putting things away as I am done using them.

This habit I have also taught our children (or maybe I should say I’ve not taught them a better way.) 

Your home will not always be neat and clean.

After all, you live there too.

Finding the balance between being obsessive about cleaning, and yet not letting everything get out of control, is crucial. 

Another way to make your home a haven is to make it look cozy.

I am not good at interior design, but with Pinterest, even the most decor deficient person can glean ideas to make a place look cozier. 

This doesn’t mean getting more stuff.

Often it means getting rid of stuff. Lighting a candle, and baking some fresh cookies on a cool fall day can help to make your home a place your children and friends will want to be.

Practice Hospitality

I am always convicted when I read how we should be given to hospitality (Romans 12:13, 1 Timothy 3:2).

How many times do I struggle against opening up my home to others because I know of the mental stress that I will face.

I want everything to be perfect, but then forget that what makes a great hostess is one who has a willing smile and a cheerful heart.

I’d rather visit a messy house with cheerful inhabitants than a clean home with sour faces.

 

Practice Time Management

The more children we have, the more I realize that practicing good time management is crucial to a well-oiled machine of managing a home.

I have always been someone that has a wide assortment of interests, and sometimes I bite off too much.

It was a real eye-opener for me when I realized that sleeping in two hours every morning cost me a month of time in a year.

Small increments add up. To be better homemakers, we have to evaluate where we are wasting our time, and what we have to say no to.

Everyone gets the same 24 hours in a day. A homemaker that uses her time wisely will be more rested and unstressed.

Creating a Value statement for your family will also help you make decisions when opportunities arise. 

The role of a homemaker is a woman that manages her home. Investing your time in learning to become a better homemaker will bless your life and your family. 

Deep in the heart of every woman is the longing to become a great homemaker.

You obviously want to become better at managing your home or you wouldn’t be reading this!

When you are seeking to guide your home for the glory of God, everything will fall into place. Learning to reduce clutter, stop wasting your time, and prioritize what’s important will help you make your home a place of rest.

Learning to be a good homemaker will also mean simplifying your routines, not making them more stressful. 

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