Friday, September 27, 2013

The Intentional Home, Week Six: Friday

For an Introduction and Table of Contents for The Intentional Home, click Here.

Week Six: Friday

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.
Dueteronomy 29:29

You’ve done such a great job of getting rid of the clutter over the last six weeks. As you evaluate your home, is there still an area that seems hard to contain the clutter? Maybe it’s by the door where shoes and bags get tossed? I’m not sure what your area might be, but today is your day to think of a solution to that area.

Do you need a large basket by the door for everyone to throw their shoes? Maybe you need more hooks for bags or purses. Perhaps it’s the pile of schoolwork that comes in from school or all the books and supplies if you’re a homeschooler. 

You can buy inexpensive hooks at home improvement stores, but I’ve found many of my storage solutions at garage sales or thrift stores. Of course, any big box retailer will probably have something to fit your needs, it all just depends on your budget and time constraints.

I’ve actually found a small area in our hallway to be the perfect spot for pool supplies in the summer, coats in the winter and backpacks during the school year. Even a garage sale find small bookcase is tucked into our hallway to hold games.

Look around your house for things that you already own to help keep things organized. If you still need storage solutions, make a list of the things that you could use to help in areas that seem hard to contain. That way if you’re out shopping and run across something, you will know this is what you need.

Daily Chores: 
One load of laundry from start to finish
Make your bed
Unload the dishwasher in the morning, load and run it at night
Wipe down the kitchen counters and sink 
Wipe down the bathroom counters and sinks 

Straighten the house up in the evening 

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