When I first started homemaking, I was soooo into writing a meal plan. I even made a competition with myself to see how little money we could spend while still eating delicious food every day.
Over time, though, and especially after I had my son, I kind of got lazy. Life got harder, I got more tired, and making everything from scratch seemed impossible to do while balancing being a mom and running my online businesses.
Because of that, my grocery bill ballooned until we really needed to look at it and stop with all the frivolous and unnecessary purchases.
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Being a good homemaker is all about finding small, novel homemaking tips that will help you solve the problems you’re facing in your own home. If you’re dealing with an annoyance, chances are another homemaker has dealt with the same thing and came up with a solution for it.
These 8 tips are small, but they can pack a big punch in making your home more pleasant without adding too much extra work. They’re perfect for the lazy homemaker that doesn’t want to do more around the house, but wants her house to look better anyway.
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FRESH fish should frequently be substituted for meat. For those who live in seaboard towns there is no trouble in obtaining a variety. Every inland place has its own peculiar species, which should have precedence over other kinds; for the first thing to be taken into account is freshness. Fish brought from a distance deteriorates with the handling it receives and the time it is out of the water.
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Toddlers are many wonderful things. Clean and orderly generally isn’t one of them!
While you could run around cleaning up after them, that would be a huge waste of energy that is better spent cooking yummy food and actually playing with your toddler!
So what is a tired mom to do? You teach your toddler to clean up after themselves!
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I love homemade bread! These recipes cover rolls, bread, and even waffles. While these recipes are old, they still make delicious food that will please your whole family.
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When it comes to keeping your home in the best shape possible, it’s usually the small homemaking tips that have the biggest impact. Small things like having a place for everything seems like a no brainer, until you realize you’re not following that advice at all!
Below are 8 small homemaking tips that can make a HUGE difference in your homemaking routine. If you’re looking for the secret to a happy, harmonious home, you might just find it in this post!
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When you think of a traditional housewife or an old-fashioned homemaker, you are probably thinking of a woman that stays home with the kids. She cooks delicious, homemade food every day, and cleans her house on a schedule that always leaves it looking comfortable and fresh. She might even homeschool her children and volunteer at her church.
Chances are, you probably don’t think she’s an entrepreneur. To most people, the housewife stays home, while the husband goes to work. That’s obviously the traditional way of being a homemaker, in our minds.
But what if I told you that just isn’t true? What if I could prove to you that homemakers and good wives have always had entrepreneurial spirits, and have done more than spent money… they’ve made money?
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One may buy food with good judgment, and yet fail to be an economical provider because she does not take proper care of it. Perfect cleanliness is essential for the best preservation of food. The cellar, pantries, storerooms, refrigerators, and all the receptacles in which food is kept, should be frequently inspected and thoroughly cleaned.
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One’s dining-room should be large enough to enable a person to pass food around the table comfortably when the family or guests are all seated. It should also be light and sunny, and easily heated and ventilated.
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