Do you remember the saying I shared in the first “king” post? “A man’s home is his castle”? Well today we are going to tackle the topic of caring for our “king’s” castle.
This is an area of both great importance and often a cause of feeling a failure for many women. I pray that you will find a balance and sense of peace in this particular calling.
Our husbands work hard to provide for our families and when a long day is done, they head home to see their loved ones, rest and reboot. After a day’s work they do not want to come to a home filled with clutter or find dirtiness abounding.
As women we must be diligent with our time to ensure we are balancing all of our to do’s properly. This will allow for our days to be more productive and peaceful.
There is a picture with a statement that makes it’s way throughout Facebook every once and a while. The statement is something to the effect of “I get more cleaning done in the 10 minutes before someone arrives than I do all day.” While I do tend to stop and put away all the baby toys and any last minute clutter before my husband arrives home, I don’t typically wait until then to tidy up the house.
I’m going to take a moment to share a few tips that I find helpful in caring for my “king’s” castle.
Tips for Caring for Your “king’s” Castle
- Find out what your husband’s #1 “annoyance” is and strive to stay on top of it.
(My hubby hates clutter and I have to daily stay on top of piles to keep it from happening.)
- Sweep or vacuum the floors 1-2 times a week.
(This will decreasing the cleaning time on your deep cleaning days.)
- Tidy your kitchen a couple times a day.
(You’ll spend much of your days in this room, and you won’t want to be in a messy room.)
- Stay on top of the laundry.
(Buy 3+ baskets and teach your family to sort things as they remove them. We have 3 and they are divided for dark, white and reds. This will save you time in sorting and you can just dump a basket in with soap and walk away. You’ll be more likely to stay on top of the growing piles this way.)
- Choose one day a week to do deep cleaning.
(From dusting and mopping, to clutter tackling and window cleaning.)
- On the weekend get outside and keep up with your home’s outside appearance.
(Weed flower bed, sweep the porch, rake leaves, etc.)
While these are my tips, please know that I do not follow them perfectly, my kiddos and husband can attest to that. I do my best daily to keep my “king’s” castle as clean and tidy as I am able.
There are times when doing all these things will be difficult such as; having an infant or when you’re sick. During these times we must remember to give ourselves grace, do what we are able to do diligently or even take a day off when needed.
When we are persevering to care for our “king” and his castle, then our husband will see our efforts. These efforts will not be in vain.