Most people are fascinated by the Amish! And we, the editors of Flower Patch Cottage are too. So we have started a new series (column) called ‘The Amish Journal’, which will delve into the lifestyle of this interesting group. We will be covering various topics that can teach or inspire you. Like money saving hacks, frugal living tips and much more. Tune in every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday for a new article in this series. If you have a topic that you would like us to cover, let us know by emailing us.
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Most Amish homes seem to always be spotless. Amish women run the household. And are usually excellent homemakers. But the Amish do have some practices that contribute to their homes being so clean and spotless. It is certainly not an easy task to have eight or more children running around, and still have everything in order and clean. But that is usually the case in Amish homes. How do they do it?
Minimal Decor Pieces To Clean And Dust
Amish folks do not decorate their homes with many things that you would find in a traditional English home. They do have home decor. But way less, and their home decor are usually functionally. Without a lot of decor pieces to sort through, keep in place, dust regularly and keep sparkly, cleaning is a lot less hectic. And their homes are easier to stay in good shape.
Create A Routine And Make It A Priority
The Amish are a very organized group. And their activities surrounding their homes are patterned into routines and schedules. The women take their housekeeping duties seriously and normally have a schedule. For example, in most Amish communities, you will find that laundry day is normally on a Monday. Setting a cleaning schedule helps Amish women to keep on track and get their chores done in a timely manner.
Make Your Own Cleaning Products
There are many Amish families today that buy most or all of their cleaning products from a vendor. But there are still those as well, who make their own cleaning products. It cost them less to make their own household cleaners. And they can always use as much as their hearts desire to get the job done properly, as they did not have to spend a fortune on cleaning products.
Keep It Plain
Plain curtains are used in Amish homes. They are plain with attire, and they have the same approach with curtains. No frills and complications to deal with. This makes washing easier and ironing too.
Opt For Flooring That Is Easy To Maintain And Clean
Floors are normally finished with hardwood or linoleum. Wood is long lasting, doesn’t show dirt easily and very much easy to clean. Linoleum is even easier to clean than hardwood. Although it may show dirt more easily depending on the colour, a quick sweep with the broom, or a little mopping will take care of the dirt. A lot of Old Order Amish families opt for wood or linoleum flooring.
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