Amish women are known to be good housekeepers and homemakers. But their simple and homemade lifestyle could be what influences that. Here are some housekeeping tips that can be learnt from the Amish way of life.
In Amish culture, housekeeping is an important part of their daily activities. Time is scheduled for it. So tasks don’t get piled up onto each other until they finally get around to doing something. Organize your time for housekeeping, just like you would for any other duties. Set a schedule, and organize your housekeeping by the day, week, or month.
Let The Kids Help
Amish women don’t do the housekeeping all by themselves. They assign duties around the home to the kids too. The boys are usually helping the father, and the girls helping the mother.
It is important that kids are assigned tasks, so they develop a sense of responsibility. When they know the challenge of cleaning or maintaining something, they will be more likely to respect another person’s efforts.
Also, they do develop a sense of involvement, feeling like they are an important part of a team.
Keep Up Instead Of Catch Up
While preparing a meal or a treat in the kitchen, clear your sink and counters. It is better to do this before serving the meal. So at the ending of dinner, you won’t have all the things that got dirty before and during preparation, plus what was used during dining to take care of. If a wall gets dirty, clean it as soon as possible. And use this strategy in as many areas of daily activities as possible. Don’t wait until you need to catch up. So clean as you go.
Take Your Time
Hurrying can create misery. Although you need to complete things in a timely manner, take your time. Always being in a rush can get you tired all by itself. So focus your energy in the right place, and do not focus too much on hurrying. Haste can make real waste.
If you have the mindset that you hate housekeeping, then it will be a really dreadful experience for you. Embrace taking care of your home, understand and appreciate the fact that it is your haven. So be grateful that you are able to and that you do have a home to care for. Enjoy the sauce made with those juicy tomatoes from your garden, the scent of your freshly done laundry, a delicious slice of that apple pie you baked last night, the wonderful fragrance of those flowers you picked in the morning, and clean sheets when you retire to your bed at nights.
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