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A Simple Weekend Routine for a Stress-Free Week

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One thing I am learning in my minimalist journey is how vital a routine is. They keep you focused, less stressed, and more productive. Being a Type A personality and a bit of an introvert, a routine is necessary for me to function.

During the week, I have a list of things I need to accomplish in order to enjoy the weekends a bit more. I also have a weekend routine to make my work week less stressful, and today, I am going to share it with you!

Hopefully this will inspire you to create a weekend routine for your home. I have heard to many times that people are so overrun or stressed out in their homes.

Most of the time it is due to:
  1. clutter
  2. lack of a routine

Trust me, when you remove the clutter and create a routine for your work week and weekend, your world will change.

A simple weekend routine can remove crazy amounts of stress from your work week. It's time to develop and implement this simple routine to simplify your life just a little bit more!

My Weekend Routine

For my work week, I have a set routine for the things I do. From laundry to cooking, I know what has to be done each day. My weekend is a bit different.

The things listed below are to be accomplished on either Saturday or Sunday, so long as they are done. As you know, weekends can vary in term of how busy you are, so this routine is just an overall weekend routine.

If I get them all done on Saturday, that is amazing, but I never make that my absolute intention.

1 // Meal Plan

I like to plan my meals and grocery list over the weekend, so that when Monday comes, I can grocery shop for the week. Meal planning is not something that comes easy for me for a few reasons, so it is nice to have a couple of days to prepare.

2// Plan my budget for the week

If you read my post from Friday, you know that I have finally found a budget plan that is going to help me reach my financial freedom goals!

By investing a few minutes over the weekend, I can make sure to not overspend on groceries and keep me from eating out more than I can afford.

3// Wash bed sheets, shower curtain, and curtains

One thing I cannot stand is dirty bed sheets. The comfort clean, soft bed sheets provide help increase the quality of sleep my hubby and I get.

Our shower curtain is something that I try to wash weekly as well. The bottom of the curtain gets so gross, but by popping it into the washing machine, it is as good as new!

The last “non-laundry” things I like to wash are my curtains. These things build up dust like no one has ever witnessed. Clean curtains just make a space feel much cleaner.

4// Wash all laundry

My work week routine includes washing one load of laundry a day. However, if we go out to celebrate someone’s birthday or life gets in the way, one load of laundry may not make it through the washer and dryer.

So I like to use the weekend as my catch up time for laundry. It also provides me with a laundry-free day for Mondays, which is perfect since I like to do my grocery shopping on Mondays after work.

5// Tidy my home

If you are following my Instagram stories, you have seen me talk about tidying quite a bit lately. A tidy home is easier to manage. It allows you to know exactly where your problem areas are and what you need to tend to once you finish.

I tidy my home at least every other day, but especially stress it on the weekends. It gives the start of the work week a better feeling.

6// Deep clean my home

Once I have a tidy home, I can clean everything. I start with putting any dirty dishes in the dishwasher.

From there I like to wipe and dust everything in my home, clean my bathroom, sweep, mop, and vacuum. If I stayed on top of tidying throughout the week, deep cleaning only takes a hour or so.

One of the many benefits to living in a small space.

7// Water my plants

You cannot forget to water the plants. I am terrible at trying to over water my plants that I have to add it into my routine. My aloe vera almost died to me over watering it. Sad, I know…


By creating a weekend routine, you set yourself up for success. Knowing what needs to be done to keep your home running smoothly is important to your health and well being.

However, I encourage you to not overload yourself with a routine you have no shot at getting done. Give yourself grace if you have a busy weekend.

I do not always accomplish these each weekend, but I set the best intentions to do them.


So I want to know if you have a weekend routine or if you feel inspired to create one! Let me know below in the comments.

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11 Comments

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    cara
    September 25, 2017 at 7:57 am

    This is a great routine! I’m like you I can’t stand dirty sheets lol and I prefer getting all my chores done BEFORE the week starts that way I don’t have a bunch of stuff to dread come Monday.

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      Erin | A Welder's Wife
      September 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      I agree with you, Cara! Dirty sheets are the worst! haha! I agree with you. The less I have to do after work on Monday the better! I like for it to be my one night off for the week, besides cooking of course. I just don’t want the additional chores such as laundry to do on Monday.

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    Natalie
    September 25, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Ah I love reading other people’s routines to get ideas what I could implement in mine. I also plan my meals and my budget during the weekend. Like you too, I do laundry. The last thing I like to do over the weekend is to have a physical self care: nails, plucking, and a DIY facial.

    Natalie | http://nataliesalchemy.wordpress.com

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      Erin | A Welder's Wife
      September 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      I love that you are purposeful about including self-care into your weekend routine, Natalie. I am more of an intuitive person when it comes to self-care. Planning it can be so hard for me personally. But I say all of that after a weekend of nurturing my skin. I did a few different masks and scrubs. My skin loves me now! haha!

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    Marette
    September 25, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    I’m kinda weird and do laundry throughout the week vs. on one day. Not sure why! I like that you meal prep. That is something I have not kept up at all.

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      Erin | A Welder's Wife
      September 27, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      I completely understand, Marette. I try to do a load of laundry a day during the week, and catch up on the weekends. However, my schedule is not allowing that as much right now, so I have to be purposeful about planning it into my weekend. Meal prep and planning have helped my week so much! I encourage you to give it a try!

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    Evelyn
    September 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I do believe that you’ve got to have a routine when cleaning the house. I can’t seem to concentrate on my work when I see a clutter. It really distracts me, so, what I do is that I clean the house every three days. The laundry I could save for the weekend.

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      Erin | A Welder's Wife
      October 4, 2017 at 8:17 am

      I agree with you 100%! The state of my home is usually the state of my mind. The less clutter there is in my home the happier I am.

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        Evelyn
        October 10, 2017 at 10:24 am

        So very true! Thank goodness I found someone who understands my cleaning habits. 🙂

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    Ally
    November 6, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Enjoyed this post! Weekend routines are so useful to stay on track with an organised week

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      Erin | A Welder's Wife
      November 9, 2017 at 9:08 am

      I am so glad you enjoyed it, Ally! They are super helpful for staying on track with you goals, for sure!

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