Why wear an apron in your home? Here are my Top 3 reasons to wear an apron.
If the thought of aprons conjures up dowdy, old-fashioned stereotypes, it’s time to reconsider your notions. 21st Century homemakers do choose to wear aprons. And while I can’t speak for every apron-wearing homemaker, here are my personal Top 3 reasons to wear an apron:
1. Aprons protect my clothing.
After staining my clothes with grease and food stains while cooking without aprons, I am thankful aprons protect my clothing. When I wear my apron, I can avoid stubborn stains when I’m preparing meals … or sudsy water while I’m washing dishes.
Protecting my clothing means that I have less laundry to do, plus I end up saving money by saving my clothing from stains.
2. Aprons keep me focused on my housework.
I’ll admit it … when I’m working around my house without an apron on, I’m very likely to get distracted. My multi-tasking brain takes over, and before I know it I’m forgetting about culling my paper piles and switching to returning phone calls or taking mail to the mailbox or jumping ahead on my to-do list.
Yet when I’m wearing an apron, I’m focused on the tasks at hand. I get dishes washed quicker. I stick to cleaning the bathroom. I hurry and vacuum the floor. It’s like I know I’m wearing a homemaking uniform of sorts.
It may be a figment of my imagination, but I bet that I actually spend less time cleaning when I’m wearing an apron, just because I stay on task and get my work done quickly. Before I know it, I’m hanging up my apron and moving on to something else in my day.
3. Aprons let other people know I’m working – and that I embrace homemaking.
Wearing an apron has become a no-brainer to me. And as long as I’m working in my kitchen, my apron’s usually on. I forget about this when company comes over and I’m working on last minute food prep … on a couple of occasions, male guests have been surprised to see me wearing an apron.
When they’ve commented about the surprise of seeing a woman wearing an apron, I smile to think of how an apron is a small way to show that I appreciate homemaking.
Wearing an apron doesn’t just send a message that I embrace homemaking, but that I’m busy at work. Whether it’s my children, a neighbor, or a delivery driver, it’s obvious that I’m in the middle of doing housework – and I will have more time to chat once I take my apron off.
Bonus Reason: Aprons are cute.
I know some aprons can be boring … but unless you prefer plain aprons, why would you choose one? I love the selection of aprons homemakers can choose from today. From sassy to sweet, there’s an apron to fit your style.
You can find aprons at local shops, by doing a quick search on Etsy or Amazon, but my favorite place to buy aprons is Flirty Aprons. I love the selection and colors, and really LOVE to take advantage of their daily deals.
I’ve started a collection of my own aprons – some have been handmade for me, others have been given as gifts, and still others I’ve chosen for myself – and I love to switch my aprons depending on the season.
Do you wear aprons in your home? What are your top reasons to wear an apron?
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