Monday, October 15, 2012
In hospitals, "housekeeping" comes in each morning and cleans the rooms. Trash is removed, the floor is swept, the room is disinfected and everything is put back to "rights." These same tasks are duties that must be done in the home. However, sadly, housework today is often neglected because our mentality of "freedom," catering to our moods, and the idea that chores are to be done on a flexible schedule (in other words: when one feels like it).
Honestly, I fight with this attitude myself. It is a daily battle. But we must do our sweeping and our washing and our cleaning and our cooking, all at routine, expected times. This brings order in the home. It brings stability, and it keeps things pleasant and clean.
The best way to do this, is to make it a habit. There should be morning duties. There should be afternoon tasks, and evening work. This is a highly valuable job and it should be done with pride, despite our lazy moods. I am as much to blame as anyone else! Underneath it all, I have the mindset of an entitled, pampered, slacker. (gentle smiles) This is why I often have to set a "mood" to clean and keep house.
I have to turn on a sermon, or old gospel music, on my kitchen radio. I have to light candles, fluff pillows, and straighten the drapes before I can start anything. Once I commence my work, I love it! I love to vacuum carpets, polish furniture, shine mirrors and do dishes by the back window. The hard part, for most of us, is just putting down the cup of tea, setting aside a good book, and getting out of a comfortable parlour chair to do the chores.
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