Homemaking Marriage

12 Tips for New Homemakers

12 Tips for New Homemakers | Aiane Karla

If you’re a new homemaker, hooray! You have officially begun an incredibly rewarding, memorable, inspiring, and positively challenging journey. You vowed to love your spouse for the rest of your life. Your wedding is now behind you. What now? How do you manage your home as a new homemaker? In this blog post, I’m sharing tips for new homemakers like you.

Here are just a few of my personal favorites:

1. Use the Bible as your homemaking manual

  • Teaches you to keep your eyes on God’s standard of womanhood
  • Gives you inspiration from the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31
  • Teaches you how to love, honor, and respect your spouse
  • Challenges you to maintain a prayerful attitude

You're officially married. How do you manage your home and life as a new homemaker? In this blog post, I’m sharing tips for new homemakers.

2. Recognize that homemaking is a ministry

  • Keeps you mindful of your witness as a home missionary
  • Reminds you to partner with God in all you do
  • Encourages you to be grateful and humble
  • Teaches you to delight in accomplishing every chore

3. Commune with God first thing in the morning

  • Enables you to surrender your day to God
  • Gives you peace and strength for the challenges ahead
  • Teaches you to stop worrying
  • Allows you to declutter your thoughts
  • Helps you start each morning with a new slate

4. Pray with your spouse daily

  • Teaches you the habit of keeping God first
  • Prevents you from idolizing your spouse and your marriage
  • Strengthens your intimacy
  • Helps you resolve conflicts
  • Repels Satan from attacking your marriage

5. Establish a regular routine

  • Helps you avoid scheduling conflicts
  • Allows you to plan with confidence
  • Creates an atmosphere of stability
  • Enables you to find a rhythm that works for you and your spouse
  • Gives you room to be spontaneous

6. Coordinate your schedules

  • Protects the sanctity of your transition period as newlyweds
  • Helps you keep each other accountable
  • Helps you gain clarity on what and how to prioritize your day
  • Helps you keep your priorities and commitments

12 Tips for New Homemakers | Aiane Karla

7. Create a meal schedule

  • Makes grocery shopping stress-free
  • Saves you time and money
  • Helps you stick to your schedule and routine
  • Gives you the confidence to master your favorite go-to recipes

8. Batch tasks and chores

  • Helps you save time, energy and resources
  • Helps you stick to a routine
  • Helps you become more efficient at multitasking

12 Tips for New Homemakers | Aiane Karla

9. Recycle, repurpose, reuse

  • Teaches you to be resourceful and frugal
  • Prevents unnecessary purchases
  • Frees you from consumerism
  • Encourages you to be creative

10. Shop with purpose and intention

  • Exercises your discipline and self-control
  • Keeps you from overspending
  • Prevents impulse buys
  • Keeps you from being a slave of deceptive marketing

11. Stick to the budget for maximum savings

  • Allows you to give to bless others
  • Helps you avoid and eliminate debt
  • Gives you financial independence
  • Lessens stress on your new marriage
  • Allows you to set aside money for emergencies and savings
  • Enables you to make informed money-related decisions

12 Tips for New Homemakers | Aiane Karla

12. Decide on a few chores to do together

  • Gets you in the habit of working together as a team
  • Gives you more quality time with your spouse
  • Encourages you to keep each other accountable

I have found these tips helpful in my married life. Marriage is an incredible blessing and takes dedication in order for it to be successful. God blesses those who help themselves.

Question. What are your favorite homemaking tips? How have they been helpful to you? Please leave a comment by clicking here.

  • Reply
    Cecile Roberson
    April 29, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Favorite tip: start and finish your day with God. Have a thankful heart towards the Creator for every little thing. Embrace daily challenges now that your whole armor is on!
    When you get flustered with your spouse, immediately say a prayer in your head. Our God can rescue you anytime and anywhere!

    • Aiane Karla
      May 2, 2016 at 6:01 PM

      Those are wonderful tips, Cecile! It’s so wonderfully encouraging and comforting to know we can always turn to God and surrender everything to Him. God is good! 🙂

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    April 24, 2016 at 11:45 PM

    I think the best part and one of the most challenging parts of being a new home maker is designing my new space with the realization that expensive items are not necessary for us to make it a warm and inviting place. It is so much fun to discuss with my husband how much money we have allotted for certain things and getting creative with thrift store shopping and refurbishing to make our home unique to us. I love designing and decorating and feel God’s blessings through having the opportunity to express my creativity in the home he has given us. Thanks for sharing these tips, Karla! They are such a wonderful guide to keeping our home God centered.

    • Aiane Karla
      May 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM

      Thank you for your comment, Sarah! I’ve found that discussing money matters openly and with transparency helps couples make informed decisions. I grew up thrift store shopping with my mom and still love doing it to this day. Happy home decorating! I’m thankful you’re in my life, sweet friend! 🙂

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    April 23, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    It gives me a special kind of excitement and contentment now that, by His grace, I can call myself a home missionary. What a privilege!

    Thanks for sharing with us these tips, sister! They are indeed helpful! Your #3 is absolutely necessary. Homemakers sometimes tend to get overwhelmed by their tasks, but we are grateful that our first love has set the best example for us: “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” He was committed to the Father despite being the busiest person ever to walk on this earth (John 21:25).

    I am looking forward to learn more from your stories, Karla, and also to meet other home missionaries here!

    • Aiane Karla
      May 2, 2016 at 5:57 PM

      Kym, I’m excited for you and this new chapter of your life. May you continue to keep God first in all you do. Thank you for the ministry of your friendship and prayers!

  • Reply
    April 21, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    These tips are great! I love how you affirm the importance of God in the marriage. I think that married couples who incorporate routine early in the marriage will find it easier to be on the same page and to transition into living with children. The first few months with a baby are especially tough because of the sleeplessness involved. The lack of sleep interferes with clear communication. Setting a routine will help each spouse know what to do even when clear communication becomes inadequate, and ultimately prevent and reduce disputes.
    One thing to add is recognizing that although marriage makes two people one, each person is a unique individual. In marriage, we may want to do everything together all the time and may want to desire the same things, but this is not always the case. It is important to note that our spouse may also want some alone time and may want things differently than us. It doesn’t mean there is less love. It is good to embrace the individuality each spouse brings to the marriage.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 10:45 PM

      Ate Kristi, I couldn’t have said it better myself. You are so right! It’s important to be intentional about celebrating one another’s individuality. I appreciate your words on the transition phase shortly after welcoming a baby into the family. Such wonderful insights from an amazing mama! Thanks for reading!

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    April 21, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Love these tips. Even though i’m not married yet, I know that even some of these are helpful for anyone’s sanity. thanks for the share and incorporating a Christian walk with it.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 25, 2016 at 9:18 PM

      Kaye, I’m so glad you stopped by. Thanks for reading!

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