Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Daily Tasks

Did you know that doing a few tasks daily will keep your spirits high, your home looking tidier and actually motivate you to do *more*? It's true! 

A few things to do *every* day...

* Clear and wipe down kitchen counters.
* Clear and wipe down bathroom counter.
* Make your bed. 
* Wash/Dry, Fold/Put away at least *one* load of laundry.
* Sweep floors (this is necessary for us to do daily...but may not be for you!)

You don't have to have the newest and fanciest counters. You don't have to have the nicest or fanciest house. Keep what you matter what the age/style of your home (even if it is not to your liking)...tidy and clean and you can enjoy your surroundings!

If you do nothing least make your bed in the morning. That is *the* way to start the day off correctly! I am always up before my husband in the after he has left for work, I go back upstairs and make the bed. I've tried to make it with him in it..but that doesn't work out so well! ;)

When you keep the counters of the kitchen and bathroom clear and wiped up, they just look when they look neat, you won't want stray dishes or spills on them to make them look dirty...this motivates you to keep them looking nice throughout the day. And hey, while you are wiping down that bathroom counter, maybe you want to refill the soap dispenser? Maybe you could give the toilet a swish as well?

I'm telling you...these few simple chores, done daily, can really help you in your home-keeping duties! Adding in a few extra chores from time to time such as dusting, washing windows/mirrors, washing bed linens, scrubbing down toilets and bathtubs etc....and you will find that keeping the home doesn't have to be so overwhelming!
Keeping up with things is *key*!



  1. I totally agree! I work outside of the home and I do these things as well. It truly only takes a few minutes of your day but makes a huge difference in keeping your house clean. My motto is, "a place for everything and everything in its place". :)



    There are times when men pray and their prayers are not granted; why not? Because prayer is conditional.

    1 John 5:14 This is confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

    Our petitions to God must be according to His will. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.

    John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My word abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

    Jesus said staying faithful to Him is a factor in having prayers granted. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.

    Mark 11:25-26 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. 26 [But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."]

    Failing to forgive others can be an impediment to having your prayer requests granted. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.

    Proverbs 15:29 The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayers of the righteous.

    Clothing yourself with the righteousness of Jesus and living a Christians lifestyle is necessary for God to acknowledge your prayers. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.

    James 4:3 You ask and do not receive , because you ask with the wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

    God did not promise Christians that they would have unlimited wealth to spend on their pleasures. Praying for wealth, having the wrong motives, might be why your prayers are not answered. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.

    1 Peter 3:7 You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

    Men's prayers being answered are contingent upon the attitude and treatment of their wives. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.

    James 1:5-7 But if any man lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,

    Answered prayers are contingent on our faith. PRAYERS ARE CONDITIONAL.

    (All Scripture quotes are from:NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


  3. Great reminder . I needed it just the now ! Thanks . BTW , I love your Bed! We just went from a king size bed to a brand new queen bed this past weekend and that is the style I am looking for ! :-) Thanks for posting a glimpse into your day.

  4. Hi Katy,
    Great post. You are right, doing a few small things around one's home on a daily basis really does help keep the housework from becoming overwhelming.