Traditional Living | A Homemaker’s Journal

Hi dear friends. I hope you are enjoying winter. We had our first snow day, although it wasn’t a lot. I was excited to share the experience with my little one. If you have followed my blogging journey for quite a while, you may have noticed my interest in simple living. I want to share some ways our family lives a more traditional life. Traditional living doesn’t have to mean going back to the 1800s. And it certainly doesn’t mean we have to live off-grid (although it is one of my aspirations for the future), and we don’t need to burn firewood to cook food. There are ways to utilize some of the past traditions with modern technology. Most of these habits can be created no matter where or how you live.

Living traditionally will look different for everyone. The version of traditional living is going to look different for each person. You may feel a pull towards specific areas and feel indifferent about others. It will depend on the needs of the home and family. And everyone must work together. Dive into the areas that interest you, but don’t burden yourself by making drastic changes all at once. Now, keep in mind, my friends, this is not a checklist, but some things to consider. Here are some ways you can live traditionally in all areas of life.

WELLBEING

Attend a Bible-base community church

Join a Bible Study Group

Practice hospitality and acts of service

Cultivate a gentle spirit

Listen to instrumental music

Read the Bible (12 mins a day)

Go for walks or ride a bike

Spend time in nature

Volunteer for community outreach

HOUSEHOLD

Use nontoxic/DIY cleaning alternatives

Diffuse essential oils/soy candles

Post a cleaning schedule

Bring plants indoors

Dust and tidy rooms

Decorate with softer colors or tones

Declutter often (Less is comfortable)

HANDMADE

Keep a first-aid kit

Use medicinal herbs to boost your immune system naturally

Learn a new craft

Repurpose and recycle

Mend (sew) your clothing

Use nontoxic hair and skin care alternatives

Make your own body butter

Grow and maintain a herb or vegetable garden

Thrift secondhand clothing

KITCHEN

Limit prepackaged (processed) foods

Cook from scratch

Keep a stocked pantry

Go to a farmers’ market

Cook frugal and easy meals

Brew coffee at home

Bake your own bread

Make your own broth

Try to meal prep

FINANCES

Live within your means

Create and maintain a budget

Learn financial literacy to earn passive income

Use your craft to start a business

Sell or donate items that someone else can use

Maintain a savings account

There is something beautiful when we learn to steward the gifts and talents God has given us to nurture our homes. I hope this list helps you and your family to discover ways to live simply and traditionally. Feel free to browse our entire journal archive for more inspiration. What are some ways you cultivate a traditional lifestyle? I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!

With love,

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Hi, I’m Tiffany! My hope is to encourage and equip others to cultivate a life rooted Christ alone and create a simple lifestyle.

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