So Today I thought I would talk a little about preparing to be a Homemaker while you are still a teenager, kid or living at home. I know that I look forward to doing my own homemaking someday (Lord willing), and here are a few ways we can be preparing for that task now!
Help with the cooking.
So I know you most likely already do this ( I know I do), but it really is a very important skill. Cooking saves the money and health of your family. And honestly, its’s kind of fun seeing what meats and proteins you can get cheap, and then creating a meal around it!
Start developing good habits now.
Ok, so I know stuff like remembering to make out bed and go to bed early and drink enough water are things that our mom nags us about, but if we are going to be a productive adult someday (or even *gasp* a productive teen now), we will need to take good care of ourselves, and good care of the things we have… but let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that those things will come automatically when we *Poof!* become and adult. I struggle with this one A LOT.
Ok, guys, I’m stingy. Like, REALLY stingy. I will buy things, but there is always that surge of guilt when I hand of a twenty dollar bill and get back $3.82. I don’t need yet ANOTHER cute wall hanging in my room. And yet I like shopping.
So something that I have started to do is stockpile for my future home. I know what kind of dish towels I want that they had at Walmart, and I really like the Pioneer woman’s butter dish. So why not spend money on things you are actually going to use, rather than more clothes you don’t need?
Now, you don’t have to have an actual hope chest to do this (unless you want one, which many people do. It is handy). You can just as easily find a box or five that these things can go in, or a closet, or do like me and try and find a really cool looking old fashioned trunk.
Develop useful skills.
Just like cooking, acquiring other skills you think you will want later can be a good thing to do while you still have time to do it! Try your hand at doing and making things you might want to try when you have your own home someday… it may come in handy.
I hope this was helpful, and if you have any other ways to start preparing for future homemaking, I would love to hear them!