Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Intentional Home, Week Six: Wednesday

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Week Six: Wednesday

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17

I’ve decided to give you one more day to tackle the kids rooms or any other space we’ve missed. But now that your home is pretty much clutter free, it’s time to add our final daily chore. Yes, there’s one more, I’m sorry!

In the evenings before everyone goes to bed you are going to straighten up the house. This shouldn’t take long at all you will straighten pillows on the couch and generally put things back in their place.

If you have kids and a lot of stuff strewn about, then I have a suggestion that’s helping me. I've devoted an old laundry basket to nightly pick up which has certainly sped up that process. Everything that is out of place goes into the basket and the kids help get it back to its rightful home. This has stopped the 18 trips back and forth through the house getting things back to their home. Of course, this is also a great job for the kids to do on their own. One of my kids' chores is to put everything back in their room and pick up their room before going to bed. 

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

Wednesday's chore of scrubbing toilettes, tubs and showers

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