Saturday is a day that seems to have a mind of its own. It’s kinda a day thrown in there that no one knows how it’s going to go. What?! Daddy is home?! Breakfast is later?! No school!!!!
The routine of Saturday is a little bit different for us than on other days. It’s a day I’ve chosen to use to get ahead for the upcoming week and also to make up for anything I might have missed during the previous week.
A lot of homemakers choose to make Saturday their Cleaning Day because everyone is home and able to help. Just use discernment for your family to know which day you need to schedule what on.
What my Saturday USUALLY looks like
Because of our family dynamic and my desire to grocery shop by myself, Saturday is the only day I can make solo grocery shopping work. I get up at 5am and get to the grocery store by 6am (our Kroger is open 24 hours). I’m able to get my shopping done easily – I can park anywhere I want and don’t have to wait to check out! It’s amazing! Try it some time.
- Get up and get ready
- Grocery shop
- Unpack groceries
- Needed chores (anything left over from the week + trash)
- Baking for the week + Sunday meals
- Lunch, clean up
- Quiet Time/Nap Time
- Family time
- Make dinner, eat, tidy kitchen
- Baths/hair cuts/nail trims
- Prep for church and after church
- Kids to bed
You won’t find a post here about what to do on Sunday. And that’s because, Sunday is my DAY OFF. I prepare for it on Saturday. I bake our breakfast. I cook anything we need to take to lunches or potlucks. I get everything ready for church and afterwards.
This way, when I wake up Sunday morning, I am able to leisurely get ready while listening to podcasts or worship music. Breakfast is reheated and cleaned up.
Sundays are usually known to be cray-cray. The rushing around – the church preparations – the “I need to use the bathroom!” call from the back seat of the van in the driveway. However, by preparing for this day in advance, you’ll keep yourself from going insane in the membrane.
Try your best to rest on the Sabbath (your Sabbath might be a different day).
Yes, you read that right. Two baking days for me. You might not require that – but I prepare our breakfasts for the following week on Saturday. This has been a GAME CHANGER for us. It keeps my morning running smoothly and it’s a lot less hectic for our family.
This is the day I also prep food for Sunday, because remember…day off. Sabbath. REST. You need REST, mama.
A skipped day
If something happened during the week that made you skip something important, like washing a nasty load of laundry, then Saturday is a good day to make it up. If it can wait, let it wait. Most things in your house won’t go to pot if you leave them till the next week because you missed it.
Saturday is still a “work day” for us – mostly around the house. But, we use it as family time. The kids are almost always with us. If Barry is working on a project, the kids usually spend time with him. If I’m cooking a long time, Annie might come alongside me and help me shape bagels. It’s not about WHAT you do, it’s about being TOGETHER.
How can you plan your Saturday to the best of its ability?
See other posts in this series:
- Wash on Monday
- Clean on Tuesday
- Bake on Wednesday
- Town on Thursday
- Office Day on Friday
- Chores to do Daily
- Chore FAQ
- Each Day Has Its Own Proper Chores
- What Would Ma Ingalls Do?
- Embracing Your Inner June Clever