To start out, let's look at this question;
What makes a house a home?
1. Family. You can't call a house a home without your family being there.
2. Familiarity. Things the you know and love are in your home.
3. Comforts. The comforts of home can simply be the smell of gingerbread or gentle music playing. It can also be a clean, organized environment with a relaxed air.
Being the oldest daughter in my family, it is my responsibility to help my mother make our home inviting. When mom is busy or extra tired, she finds it hard to keep up with the house. Especially when it comes to things other than the bare necessities.
In my home, the first 2 things on the list are already there. But sometimes I fall behind when it comes to making things comfortable. This is such an important part, but it often gets pushed back. Even keeping organized can be hard when it starts to build up.
I have made the decision to get up a little earlier, work a little harder, and smile a little more.
For the next few weeks, I'm going to be getting the house back in order. Everything from organizing the draws to scrubbing the grout, and washing the windows.
By doing this, I will be a blessing to my parents and siblings. I will be making my life a little easier, as well as everyone else's.
Would you like to join me?
Every week I will post about a different room I'm cleaning, organizing and cozying, as well as what methods work for me. I would love it if you did the same. I think that all of us girls could be a wonderful encouragement to each other, and being a blessing to our families is so important.
If you would like to join me, please go ahead and do so. I would love it if you posted about it, as well. Simply come back here and leave a comment on the next Making A House A Home post, linking to your post.
I'm already working on the kitchen, so I hope to be posting about it soon!