Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October's Homekeeping Task


We continue our monthly guide on keeping our homes clean, clutter-free, and in good order!

Clean windows, walls, floors

Launder curtains

Dust furniture

Clean out and re-organize china cabinet/hutch/cupboard

And while you're pulling out everything from that china cabinet, it might be time to consider passing down some heirlooms. Or getting rid of stuff that you don't particularly care for. Or use. This is the opportunity to bless someone - and rid yourself of some of that excess accumulation of stuff that so often can weigh us down.

1. When was the last time I used this?

2. How many sets of china, glassware, and utensils do I really need?

3. Who would be blessed to receive this item from me?

4. If I sell this unused/seldom used item (ebay, Craigs List), could I take care of some bills that are adding up ... or have some extra money to put toward Christmas gifts ... or invest in a worthwhile ministry like Operation Christmas Child or Angel Tree or Love INC?

Possessions. We all own some things that we love, use, and have special meaning to us. As you can see in the picture, my cupboard is filled with them. Keep those items. Enjoy them!

And then there's all that other stuff. I've yet to see a hearse pulling a U-Haul trailer. We can't take it with us. Right now you have the power to decide what to do with your possessions. What better day than today to make some choices that will leave you clutter-free and at peace, with greater time and energy to invest in relationships and ministry.

 These are the things that "moth and rust" won't destroy. These things, not our accumulations and collections, are what really matter.

Hold it all loosely ... it's not ours anyway, is it ...

"Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed;a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions"
- Luke 12:15.

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  1. This is a great post. I'm going to have to go check out the others...sure could use some motivation.
    Unfortunately we have no dining room, just an eat in kitchen. Considering we only bought the house in March the cabinets were filled up fast when we moved in.

  2. Motivation is a good thing {I need it often!} ... I hope you've found plenty of that, along with some encouraging words, as you've clicked on some of the blog's links.

    Thanks for stopping by, Marsha!


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