Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party! Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one).
My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing? It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping and if you want, link up!
What is one thing that you could do, in five minutes or less, in EACH room of your home to improve that room today?
Pause a moment and look around the room that you are currently in. Is there something that you could do, right now, to make an instant improvement in there?
For example, I am in the kitchen as I write this. On the breakfast bar there is a container of vitamins, a cordless phone, yesterday's mail, an empty bowl from last night's popcorn, a camera, a folded up t-shirt, a magazine and a box of medicine, not to mention my laptop.
I peered BEHIND my laptop and there is a set of hand weights, our church's phone directory, our address Rolodex (my son and his fiance are working on their wedding list), a greeting card and license tags for our dogs' collars. If I walked through my home I know that I would see other little things here and there that need to be put away.
Maybe you're in the family room and as you look around you, you see that there are several dvd's stacked on top of the t.v. cabinet, a bag of chips, empty pop cans, somebody's shoes and socks, the pillows from the couch are on the floor, remotes are everywhere, and several newspapers are lying around. Did I mention that the newspapers are from last MONTH?
Perhaps you're in the kitchen and see that there are dirty dishes in the sink, clean dishes piled high in the drying rack, open jars of peanut butter and jelly and a knife sitting on the counter, yesterday's groceries still mostly unpacked on the counter, some mail and papers scattered all around and the garbage can is overflowing.
Just a few things on this table, hardly worth wasting your time, right? You can do it tomorrow.
Or you can do it TODAY and make a major impact in a small corner with just a minor change.
Maybe you just walked by the bathroom and noticed that there are towels on the floor, your shampoo, deodorant, perfume, makeup, hair dryer, hubby's shaving cream and the earrings you wore yesterday are all over the counter, a big glob of toothpaste is in the sink and the dog got into the garbage.
Perhaps you are in your bedroom and you see that your bed is unmade, you did not put away your clothes last night after you got ready for bed, your shoes are lying on the floor right where you kicked them off, your sock drawer is overflowing, and some dirty dishes are on the nightstand.
Maybe you're in the living room and you are admiring the piles of clean laundry on the couch waiting to be folded, a wadded up tissue that you're NOT admiring, several library books, more newspapers, an empty milk glass, and your coat and purse are tossed over the back of the couch.
For some people, the problem is time. We think that we don't have enough of it. We wait for big blocks of time to come, hours even, so that we can get our home "ALL CLEAN" at once.
If we can't get it ALL clean at once, then we don't want to clean it at all. So it just sits there, getting messier by the minute while we wait for the huge blocks of time that never come.
You don't have time to worry about time. You don't have the time. A journey is taken one step at a time, a pound is lost one ounce at a time.
Let's say you put away the dvds in the family room. Sure the pop cans, shoes and socks are still there and the pillows are still on the floor. But the dvd's are put away and so that area is neat.
The next time you're in there you can put away a few more things. Soon your whole family room will be neat, and it all only took minutes, and you can do the same throughout your home.
Make good use of small changes this week and you'll see a BIG change in making your home sing! When we bless our home in a small way we bless our family in an even bigger way. A calm, orderly, peaceful home can make for a peaceful mom! ;)
What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today! Please do not put your own "Making Your Home Sing Monday" Linky on your blog. As always, please don't forget to link to this post so that others can join the fun!
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