What Personal Finance Taught Me about Housework

I am subscribed to the RSS feed of a couple personal finance blogs. I subscribed to them originally because I know that if I choose media that supports my goals, I will be more successful in achieving those goals. It does help!

What I did not intend, was for me to learn about housework from those blogs. However, I have! One of the most common sense principles of personal finance is to spend less than you earn. This is the principle that I’m finding applies to housework. You see, I only have so many hours in a day, I only have so much energy and I only have a limited number of resources for organization/cleaning. What I need to do in my day to day living is make less mess than I can handle cleaning up. If I make less mess than I can clean up, I will have a clean and orderly house PLUS extra time.

My housework goal for the forseeable future is to learn and live by this principle. If I can’t take care of something then “it” has to go. The item can either go into storage in case I find time to take care of/use it in the future, or it can be given away for someone else to make better use of.

I’m tired of being in debt to my house. I’m tired of my housework looming over me and saying in an ominous voice “You are failing!” So, I’m going to get out of my housework debt and learn to live debt free!

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About Melanie

My Being Purpose Statement: As a part of Christ's Bride and as one of His precious treasures whom He redeemed with His precious blood, I purpose in my heart to love and adore Him with all of my heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37). I want to be beautiful in the sight of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I will therefore pursue holiness (1 Peter 1:16) that I might worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (1 Chronicles 16:29, Psalms 96:9) and go and proclaim His love, sacrifice and salvation to others who have not heard that I may have the beautiful feet of them that bring glad tidings of good things (Isaiah 52:7, Romans 10:15). My Life Purpose Statement: I desire to serve my Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ throughout my entire life by ministering to girls and women. I pray that I will be able to bring many girls and women to the Cross of Christ that they may find salvation from a loving and gracious Savior. It is my heart’s desire to encourage girls and women who know the Savior to deepen their relationship with Him and to fall more and more in love with Him. I also want to serve women by assisting them in their everyday lives whether I am rolling up my sleeves to work alongside them or am connecting them with people, ministries, and or resources that will be helpful and beneficial to them. By God’s grace and power, through His Spirit, and for His glory will I endeavor to fulfill this purpose
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