Simplicity by Choice

Off-Grid Living & Self-Reliance

Routines & Simplicity April 25, 2012

Filed under: homesteading,old fashioned,simplicity — ourprairiehome @ 5:03 pm

Back in the old days, women had certain chores that they would do on specific days of the week.  The common verse is as follows:

Monday: Wash Day

Tuesday: Ironing Day

Wednesday: Sewing Day

Thursday: Market Day

Friday: Cleaning Day

Saturday: Baking Day

Sunday: Day of Rest

When I take a look at our rural lifestyle, I see so much wisdom in that little verse.  Back in the old days, families didn’t have the conveniences that we have today.  No washing machines, dryers, or other appliances to make their work easier.  They grew nearly all the foods that they ate.  What they didn’t grow or raise themselves they go by way of hunting or the rare trip to a general store.

It was a wise woman who managed her home on a routine such as the poem suggests.  Having a specific day to do each major chore was vital in keeping te household running smoothly.

I look at that routine and have adopted a similar one for myself.  I am making adjustments as I go along to find the routine that best works for my family.  So far, it is helping quite a lot.  Once I get the routie set, I will post it.



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