As a wife and mother my “job” is to be a keeper of my home. There are many areas that I have to look after and care for. Not all of them are listed in this list. These are just 5 home goals to accomplish everyday but really there are more goals than this. I didn’t list all the daily task of raising children, cooking meals, and being a wife. Some of the things I do to keep my home tidy and cared for are list. Here are 5 goals that I try to accomplish everyday in my home but really there are many more!
5 Home Goals to Accomplish Everyday
10 Minutes Tidy Up x2
Clutter can get out of hand really quickly if I don’t stay on top of it. So two times a day I do a 10 minute tidy. I set a timer and I pick up and clean up the clutter. I start in one room and put away and tidy the room and then move onto the next room taking everything with me that belong in another room. I do this until my 10 minutes is over. THIS IS NOT A DEEP CLEAN! This is QUICK and just to take care of the clutter. Usually toys I just place in the play room and then at the end of the day of providing daycare in my home we clean up the play room. I have the children clean up toys before going outside, before nap, and before they go home for the day. By doing this twice a day my home stays pretty clutter free.
Out Side Care
OK I am not a gardener but I sure do try to be! I’m so thankful that we have had a rainy summer though 🙂 I water my plants and flowers and my vegetable garden everyday…well every other day! My plants are probably glad when it rains too! Also once a week I use bug repellent and plant food. We have someone come and mow the lawn so before he comes every other week I make sure the outside is picked and ready to go.
I have a cleaning schedule that I follow. This one is what I do daily throughout the week and my home stays clean when I follow this. Having a routine you follow helps stay on top and not get behind. It becomes second nature. Finding a routine that works for you is the key!
Set the Tone for my Home
It is important to remember that I set the tone for my home. If I want a happy joyful home then I need to be a happy joyful person. If I want my kids to be thankful than I need to be thankful. I set the example for my children. The tone that I set will affect my hubby and is mood. This is one area that I have to work on consistently. My emotions can get the best of me if I am not careful. It is my goal to keep the tone of my home happy, joyful, thankful, productive, educational and most importantly Christlike.
I want my home to be a refuge for my family. A place of rest from the world. A place for us to gather together to share our hopes and dreams. A place for us to bond, make memories, and play together. A place for growth. I want it to be a place my family always enjoys to be.
What are your goals for your home? Do you take time daily to make your home a place where you and your family want to be?
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