Housekeeping

Homesteading articles about Housekeeping as it pertains to homesteaders, family, farming, animal husbandry, history, and myriad other topics discussed at Homestead.org, collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Home Winterization Anyone Can Tackle

There's something romantic or heartwarming about seeing a home in a clearing in the woods or down a lane with…

1 month ago

Winter Preparedness

Begin You Winter Preparedness Routine So You Can Enjoy the Fun Winter Offers “Walking in a Winter Wonderland...”  What images…

2 months ago

Beat the Vacuum Tyranny

My sister gave me a beautiful Turkish carpet.  It was as big as my living room.  It was high quality,…

4 months ago

Cooking on a Wood Cookstove

  Although my husband and I are not off the grid, we don't want to rely on public utilities if…

1 year ago

A Natural, Non-toxic Clean for Your Whole Homestead

  When guests begin making their way to my humble home, I start getting serious about cleaning.  I look at…

2 years ago

De-clutterization: Save Time. Save Space. Save Money.

  "Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire." ~Wendell Berry We…

2 years ago

Natural Alternatives to Costly, Chemical, Household Products

I have personally tried all the natural alternatives in this article, and I have replaced the costly chemical products with…

2 years ago

Manage Your Minutes — How to get more done and make more time for yourself

  In the book On Life as a Pioneer Woman, Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, "What becomes of the time we…

2 years ago

Humidifying Your Homestead for a Healthier Winter

  The subtitle of this article could be “Don’t Do What I Did.”  Well, don’t do what I did wrong,…

2 years ago

Cast Iron: The Last Set of Cookware You Will Ever Need

  When I got married, like many young women, I was "showered" with many gifts to help with setting up…

2 years ago

Fall Chores on the Homestead: Autumn is Among Us

After a busy and productive spring and summer growing season, it is tempting to plant fall crops and consider resting…

2 years ago