Is Your Home a Well-Oiled Machine?
A well-managed home is like a well-oiled machine. All parts move together in unison and working together for the greater whole.
As the manager of your home, you are the not the only ‘worker’ of the house. What is the manager of the home? Read more here.
But as the manager it is your responsibility to ensure the cohesiveness of all of the parts.
This cannot be done without prayer, a routine or schedule, and enlisting the help of your spouse at times and your children.
Children are great helpers no matter what the ages, and given age-appropriate chores will help you in managing your home.
If you are running ragged on both ends and not allowing your children to do tasks and take responsibility, chances are you will face burnout.
If you have ever seen a well-oiled machine, it is quite beautiful to watch because all of the parts are coordinated to work together to perform the function of the machine.
Each part has its own function that works in conjunction with the others.
Your home is similar in the sense that you are one part of a greater ‘machine’ and the other members of your house has functions to perform as well.
Working together in a family alleviates stress and promotes bonding.
And, like any well-oiled machine that needs regular maintenance, so does our home management.
Take the time to work out problems that may occur. Invest the time now to maintain your home management and keep on top of things.
*Perhaps, your schedule is no longer working and needs an adjustment. No schedule has to be permanent. Flexibility is good for the entire family.
*If clutter is taking over your home, take the time to declutter or reorganize. Set the goal of decluttering or organizing 15-20 minutes daily. Each member of the family can work in zones, too.
*Feel free to say no to activities or commitments that are not conducive to your family or their needs. There is such a thing as being too busy.
What is not working in your home management?
What needs to change in order for you to manage your home more effectively?
Stephanie Malcolm, Training Keepers of the Home