By Kyrie Luke
63 of the most charming, encouraging, practical, and biblical homemaking quotes to brighten your day of homemaking.
Read these homemaking quotes as a perfect start to your day of building your joyful home and inspiring you to love the role you’ve been blessed with as homemaker.
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Charming Homemaking Quotes
These charming homemaking quotes will paint a visual of how beautiful homemaking can be. These quotes will transport you to your own home, when it’s in its most pleasant state, clean, smelling good, fresh cookies made, family laughing, and whatever else is delightful in your home.
“I have found that there is romance in housework: and charm in it; and whimsy and humor without end. I have found that the housewife works hard, of course–but likes it. Most people who amount to anything do work hard, at whatever their job happens to be. The housewife’s job is home-making, and she is, in fact, ‘making the best of it’; making the best of it by bringing patience and loving care to her work; sympathy and understanding to her family; making the best of it by seeing all the fun in the day’s incidents and human relationships. The housewife realizes that home-making is an investment in happiness. It pays everyone enormous dividends. There are huge compensations for the actual labor involved…There are unhappy housewives, of course. But there are unhappy stenographers and editresses and concert singers. The housewife whose songs I sing as I go about my work, is the one who likes her job”MAJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS
“Rain is in the forecast. A pot of coffee is brewing on the counter, and the kitchen is fragrant with apples and cinnamon. Eleanor Tomlinson’s album is playing on repeat; I could listen for the rest of my days and never tire of it. Autumn is in full swing here in Maine and it makes the rhythms of homemaking all the more joyous.”SAMANTHA LINDSEY
“A true home is one of the most sacred of places. It is a sanctuary into which men flee from the world’s perils and alarms. It is a resting-place to which at close of day the weary retire to gather new strength for the battle and toils of tomorrow. It is the place where love learns its lessons, where life is schooled into discipline and strength, where character is molded. Few things we can do in this world are so well worth doing as the making of a beautiful and happy home. He who does this builds a sanctuary for God and opens a fountain of blessing for men. Far more than we know, do the strength and beauty of our lives depend upon the home in which we dwell. He who goes forth in the morning from a happy, loving, prayerful home, into the world’s strife, temptation, struggle, and duty, is strong–inspired for noble and victorious living.”J.R. MILLER
“The best things in life are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.”ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
“Ma liked everything on her table to be pretty.”LAURA INGALLS WILDER, LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS
“The attic and the cellar were full of good things once more, and Laura and Mary had started to make patchwork quilts. Everything was beginning to be snug and cosy again.”LAURA INGALLS WILDER, LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS
“It’s sad if people think that’s (homemaking) a dull existence, [but] you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it?”AUDREY HEPBURN
“Home is to be a safe place, a refuge for all who enter, a protection from the harm and storms of the world. Yet often or even daily we open our doors — usually via television or the internet — to ideas and images that can damage our faith, abuse our hearts and minds, sear our psyches, and tear apart our peace. Home should be a place where, behind its doors, one should expect to find protection and safety from all the harms of life, including voices that do not speak truth or wisdom. Only the foolish would invite just anyone to enter the door of their home.”Sally Clarkson, The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming
“But my parents understood that the world that they made within the walls of our house was what constituted home. So I grew up in spaces framed by art and color, filled with candlelight, marked by beauty. I grew up within a rhythm of time made sacred by family devotions in the morning and long conversations in the evening. I grew up with the sense of our daily life as a feast and delight; a soup-and-bread dinner by the fire, Celtic music lilting in the shadows, and the laughter of my siblings gave me a sense of the blessedness of love, of God’s life made tangible in the food and touch and air of our home.Sally Clarkson, The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming
It was a fight for my parents, I know. Every day was a battle to bring order to mess, peace to stressful situations, beauty to the chaos wrought by four young children. But that’s the reality of incarnation as it invades a fallen world….What my parents-bless them-knew…is that to make a home right in the midst of the fallen world is to craft out a space of human flesh and existence in which eternity rises up in time, in which the kingdom comes, in which we may taste and see the goodness of God.”
“Home is the nicest word there is.”Laura Ingalls Wilder
“A happy little working kitchen. Where little hands fold dough and laughter carry’s out the windows and through the fields of tall waving grass. Where the smell of bubbly yeast fills your nose and makes your heart jump at the thought of warm bread fresh from the oven. That oven that houses toys in its bottom drawer for little helpers that can’t stand to be anywhere else but in the presence of the baker. Where the sink baths dishes and babies a like and a word to the Lord is no strange thing. A happy little kitchen. The heart of the home.”Hannah @springhillhomestead
Observe a little girl playing house. She doesn’t hurry to get her work done. She puts her doll in a crib, folds the little blankets, tucks them in carefully, and when she is finished, takes them off and does it all over again. She does the same with a little tea set, setting and unsetting the table, over and over again. She enjoys her work because she is unaware of time. I doubt if she would enjoy it if she were to watch a clock. I believe our natural instinct is to enjoy domestic work, as little girls do, and being crowded for time robs us of enjoyment.Helen Andelin
Christian Homemaking quotes
These Christian homemaking quotes will reinvigorate your desire to serve the Lord through your homemaking; you’ll remember the calling God has for you as a homemaker.
“When someone once asked me just what it was that my parents did that made me believe in God, without even thinking I said, “I think it was French toast on Saturday mornings and coffee and Celtic music and discussions and candlelight in the evenings . . .” Because in those moments I tasted and saw the goodness of God in a way I couldn’t ignore.”Sally Clarkson, The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming
“I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.”JANI ORTLUND
“…make myself available in the routine tasks and myriad interruptions of daily life b/c I believe it is God’s will for me to serve my family through them.”Sally Clarkson, The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child’s Heart for Eternity
“The most important gift you can give your child is to help them begin a walk of faith with the God of the universe. From the moment your children arrive in your home, you are teaching them how to see the world, what to consider important, what to seek, what to love. As a mother, you have the opportunity to form your home and family life in such a way that God’s reality comes alive to your children each day.”Sally Clarkson, 10 Gifts of Wisdom: What Every Child Must Know Before They Leave Home
“Every day in each inch of space, each rhythm of time, each practice of love, we have the chance to join God in coming home, in living so that we make a home of this broken and beautiful world all over again. Love is enfleshed in the meals we make, the rooms we fill, the spaces in which we live and breathe and have our being.”Sally Clarkson, The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming
“The home is not just a place to change clothes between activities and then crash at night; rather it should be a vibrant center of education, industry, service, and worship. God created the home to be a place bursting with activity and conversation, while simultaneously providing peace and refuge.”Zan Tyler
“This job has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is a privilege. Therefore, it is an offering I may make to God. Therefore, it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him. Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God’s way. In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness.”Elisabeth Elliot
“If you have been afraid that your love of beautiful flowers and the flickering flame of the candle is somehow less spiritual than living in starkness and ugliness, remember that He who created you to be creative gave you the things with which to make beauty and the sensitivity to appreciate and respond to His creation.”Edith Schaeffer
“What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow.”Martin Luther
“You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.”Charles Spurgeon
The Word of God is the same yesterday, and today, and forever, and speaks the same truth for all families today. A young mother’s place is in the home, keeping it, guarding it, watching over those entrusted to her. To do otherwise will surely cause the Word of God to be blasphemed.Debi Pearl
Encouraging Homemaking Quotes
These encouraging homemaking quotes will inspire you to be the best homemaker you can be. They will get you excited for your duty and calling as a homemaker – serving your family with joy.
“Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world”C.S. LEWIS
“Today when you nurture, love and meet the needs of your beloveds with beauty, it will make a difference in how they face their whole day.”Sally Clarkson
“It’s okay to live a simple life if that is what brings you joy and peace. We are not all called to be ball-busting CEO’s, “Boss Babes,” or superstars. It’s okay to have a day that is simply filled with rhythmic chores, hobbies, hushed conversations, and peace.”MRS. MIDWEST
“The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.”J.R. Miller
“Homemaking is a passion you can pass on from generation to generation.”ELIZABETH GEORGE
“How we need more “homemakers” so that all who live in this transient, contemporary world might have a place to belong, to feel loved and valued, to serve and be served, to give and receive and celebrate all that is good.”Sally Clarkson, The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming
“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.”THOMAS WOLFE
“The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, LITTLE WOMEN
“The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.”LAURA INGALLS WILDER
“I am sure that there is no place in the world where your message would not be enhanced by your making the place (whether tiny or large, a hut or a palace) orderly, artistic and beautiful with some form of creativity, some form of ‘art.’”EDITY SCHAEFFER, THE HIDDEN ART OF HOMEMAKING
“The housewife’s job is home-making, and she is, in fact, ‘making the best of it’; making the best of it by bringing patience and loving care to her work; sympathy and understanding to her family; making the best of it by seeing all the fun in the day’s incidents and human relationships.”MAJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS
“I beg of you, you who could and should be bearing and rearing a family: Wives, come home from the typewriter, the laundry, the nursing, come home from the factory, the cafe. No career approaches in importance that of wife, homemaker, mother — cooking meals, washing dishes, making beds for one’s precious husband and children. Come home, wives, to your husbands. Make home a heaven for them. Come home, wives, to your children, born and unborn. Wrap the motherly cloak about you and, unembarrassed, help in a major role to create the bodies for the immortal souls who anxiously await.”SPENCER W. KIMBALL
“Housekeeping creates cleanliness, order, regularity, beauty, the conditions for health and safety, and a good place to do and feel all the things you wish and need to do and feel in your home. Whether you live alone or with a spouse, parents, and ten children, it is your housekeeping that makes your home alive, that turns it into a small society in its own right, a vital place with its own ways and rhythms, the place where you can be more yourself than you can be anywhere else.”CHERYL MENDELSON
“Time is never wasted when you use it to create a better environment for your family and for others. Home is a place where busyness is proper, called for, and desperately needed. Don’t neglect to busy yourself with your homemaking.”Elizabeth George
Whether we do a lot of housework or a little of it, whether we keep house only for ourselves or for other people as well, housework forms part of the basic patterning of our lives, a pattern that we might identify as a kind of ‘litany of everyday life.’Margaret Kim Peterson
The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile.Julia Child
I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It’s an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren’t stupid because you’re a housewife. When you’re stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare.Tasha Tudor
Purpose is found in those quiet moments when no one but God sees the work of your hands.Darlene Schacht
Biblical Homemaking Quotes
These are quotes from verses in the bible that homemakers can find inspiring and edifying.
“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”Proverbs 31:27
“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”Proverbs 14:1
“She . . . worketh willingly with her hands.”Proverbs 31:13
“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”Titus 2: 3-5
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.James 1:5
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”Ecclesiastes 9:10
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”Colossians 3:23-24
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.Galatians 6:9
Practical Homemaking Quotes
These practical homemaking quotes will teach you actionable tips for being the best homemaker possible.
“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.”LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”LUDY MAUD MONTGOMERY, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
“I can use the house to create a home. I can offer my family, my friends, myself, and even strangers the gift of love by making them feel special when they are in my home.”SARAH MAE, 31 DAYS TO CLEAN – HAVING A MARTHA HOUSE THE MARY WAY
“There needs to be a homemaker exercising some measure of skill, imagination, creativity, desire to fulfill needs and give pleasure to others in the family. How precious a thing is the human family. Is it not worth some sacrifice in time, energy, safety, discomfort, work? Does anything come forth without work?”EDITH SCHAEFFER
“What must be done is best done cheerfully.”LAURA INGALLS WILDER, ON THE BANKS OF PLUM CREEK
“Let’s be cheerful! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant and happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture and the furniture comfortable and beautiful.”Laura Ingalls Wilder
“The way you keep your house, the way you organize your time, the care you take in your personal appearance, the things you spend your money on, all speak loudly about what you believe. The beauty of thy peace shines forth in an ordered life. A disordered life speaks loudly of disorder in the soul.”Elisabeth Elliot
“A pleasant atmosphere in the home creates a beautiful background for happy memories. Because I want the warm atmosphere and the good memories it fosters, I plan for it. I plan the meals, including how I set the dinner table and make it beautiful. I plan for order in the home, for the housework, for the laundry, and for the upkeep of our clothing so that life is calmer. I plan surprises, too, so that life at home is fun. If all the planning sounds like a lot of effort, remember that no work of art is slapdashed together. Artistry calls for planning and design, and so does the work of art called ‘Home.’”Elizabeth George
There is always another thing that could be done, always something left undone at the end of the day.
I don’t care if you’re a homemaker or work 9 to 5 in an office, there will always be unfinished work. Hard work is good. But so is the resting well part. The times where we choose to enjoy the life we’re building.Sonya @downpeachtreelane
And then she realized she was replaceable in every area of her life except her home. So she invested her time, her energy, and her heart wisely.Jillian Benfield
The most cost-effective way to create a beautiful home is to clean it. I know it’s not “fun” but it’s true. Your home instantly feels better and looks more beautiful when the dust and dirt have been wiped away.
I clean every Friday and it has become something I look forward to. It gives me time to think about things swirling in my head.
This week, I thought about how thankful I am for truth. Truth that is built on a firm foundation. Truth that leads to consistency in all circumstances. It’s one of those things that keeps me from being tossed about by all of the narratives going around. Do you feel tossed?
Clean your home and look for truth. The consistency will instantly calm your sails.Liz @thequickjourney
“A wise woman doesn’t take anything for granted. She is thankful to be loved and seeks to make herself more lovely.”Debi Pearl
“Joy begins with thankfulness. Quite often our attitudes hang in the balance; by making a conscious choice, we can tip our souls into dark moods of complaining, or into thankfulness and praise. It is amazing how much your mouth controls your soul. You.”Debi Pearl
A good help meet makes valuable use of her time at home, creating a clean and pleasant home.Debi Pearl