Do you know how to make a vintage homekeeping schedule? It's actually pretty easy and you can use my FREE A Mother's Homekeeping Time Cards (print below) to make one in a jiffy. Here's how.
I started by making A Mother's Homekeeping Time Cards Printable which shows me what homekeeping tasks need done daily and weekly, plus it shows me how long each task takes.
These cards are based on a vintage homekeeping schedule from one of my favorite vintage books, Making Homekeeping Easy. Using these time cards, you can make a schedule.
First, you will want to plan your meal times. This should be set time everyday such as:
8:00 - Breakfast, 12:00 - Luncheon, 5:00 - Dinner . . . or somewhere around there.
Next, you will want to add in the daily tasks between meal times such as:
8:00 - Breakfast (Prepare, Eat, Dishes)
9:00 - Bedroom Basics (Air, Tidy, Make Bed)
9:15 - Meal Prep Basics (Defrost. Prep for the day. Crock pot?)
9:30 - Foyer/Living Room Basics (Tidy, Dust, Vacuum)
9:45 - Kitchen Basics (Tidy, Dust, Vacuum, Shine)
10:00 - Bathroom Basics (Tidy, Dust, Vacuum, Shine)
10:15 - Laundry Care (Wash, Dry, Fold, or Put-Away as needed)
10:30 - Trash Basics (Empty, Clean, and Reline)
10:40 - Plants & Pets (Feed, Water, etc.)
10:45 - 12:00 - Monday is Laundry (Wash Bedding and Towels)
12:00 - Luncheon
1:00 - 4:00 - Time out for anything you want.
4:00 - 5:00 - Make Dinner
5:00 - Dinner (Eat, Chat, Do Dishes)
As you can see, in the last time slot before Luncheon, I add in one weekly task each day. Each day has its own chore. It could be in any order, but I like to follow this vintage one.
Monday - Washing
Tuesday - Ironing
Wednesday - Cleaning Upstairs (Bedroom & Bathroom)
Thursday - Cleaning Downstairs (Foyer & Living Room)
Friday - Cleaning Kitchen (Fridge, Pantry, Breadbox, Silver)
Saturday - Meal Plan & Marketing
That's it. For those who homeschool, you may want to break your homekeeping up into two or three sessions. You could homekeep a little before breakfast and a little after lunch or you could homekeep a little around each meal time. You can make your own plan in our free Mom Planner.
If you have a great way of fitting in homekeeping around your homeschool schedule, be sure to share how with the rest of us below.
Renee Metzler holds a degree in Secondary Ed, English from Bloomsburg University of PA. She is a homeschool mom of 4 children and is loves to share her joy of lesson planning and curriculum.
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