The Lost Meaning and Value of Housekeeping.

by | Mar 25, 2021 | Blog | 8 comments

The subject of this video is housekeeping.

Why is this topic important?  Why must you keep this topic in your mind always?  How is it that we can want something so badly and just can’t seem to make it happen?

I believe it is Imperative to know how important house keeping is, and what it actually means to maintain success.

When we google “Housekeeper” we see women in uniform, the kind like they wear when clean hotels.

But it didn’t start with that kind of description, it’s actuallly a really important profession.

How Important is “housekeeping”? How important is “keeping House”?

Keepers at home is a phrase used in The Bible, int he book of Titus verse 2 Paul instructs elder women to teach young women to be “Keepers at home”

This is where we got the word Housekeeper. It is such a shame that it has become known as “subservient.” It is anything but that.

The quote below is from What Women don’t know (and men don’t tell you) by Michelle McKinney Hammond & Joel A. Brooks Jr.

“Whether you have chosen to anchor your faith in God or not, the Scriptures are still universal law. Whether you believe them or not, they still work.”
The reason I have quoted that book is because I am using biblical scripture to explain my point, and they said it so well, I thought I would just use their words.
The word Keep: Oikouros from oikos – house, household, family and ouros – guard, guardian, watcher, warden The“keep” commission of God Genesis 2:15 and also in Titus 2:5 both are about protecting, watching, guarding.
The job to “Keep House” is a serious one.  We need to watch what comes in our houses?
Here, daily planning becomes important . What do you allow in your house? Until now, did you even think about it?
What are you spending time on? What are you talking about?
We need to make, taking care of our houses seriously.

It is a worthy profession and one to be proud of. Even our behavior is part of housekeeping, we shoujld stop gossiping and think about what energy we’re adding to our home.

Everything gives off something… Don’t you have a different feeling when you opened a closet that is a wreck after it has been cleaned up?

There was a time when ‘homemaking’ was an important job… What happened to that? That is a sociological discussion. But around 1980 you were either lazy if you stayed home, or you were a bad mother if you went to work.

Let’s talk about World War II and Rosie The Riveter. During World War II, the Kaiser Company built shipyard child care centers for working mothers.
“The Springfield Armory in Massachusetts depended on women workers during World War II and they took care of them, and valued their work at home.
The day care center which was located across the street from the Armory, indeed proved to be a huge benefit for both the women workers and the factory owners.”
“Day care became a site of patriotism for many Americans. Such centers provided working mothers with the security that their children would be safe while they worked in factories across the country.”
You gotta, Dress for it too!  The work should be delegated, it’s important to get help. Whoever is responsible for the home doesn’t have to do all the work, we do however have to manage it.
Have a meeting with lives in your household if you don’t live there alone.
When someone wins the lottery… they never say we are going to quit our home! Home is what we work for. Yet we give work the most attention because we have forgotten how important home is, we have taken it for granted.
We get dressed up and look good for strangers outside the house that we don’t love, and we don’t care what we look like at home with people that we do love. That is backwards, and it doesn’t make for a successful home life.

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Thanks for reading and being part of my world.

Love,
Kathy
The Tidy Tutor

8 Comments

  1. Jeannine

    Your great Kathy. Many blessings your way. Jeannine from Brooklyn.

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    • Kathy Roberts

      Ah! Too kind!

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  2. Harriet

    Perfect & so incredibly truthful!!! We need more people in this world like you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    • Kathy Roberts

      AH! you are too darling. Thanks xxoo

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    • Kathy Roberts

      Thank you so much Harriet!

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  3. Harriet

    This is what you need to reiterate NOW! 7/1/2021!!

    The world needs to hear this!!!!!!

    Much love & many blessings!!!

    Harriet Robbins ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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    • Kathy Roberts

      Thanks Harriet for the coment!

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    • Kathy Roberts

      Thank you Harriet (So sorry for the late reply. I did’t realize your comment was there)

      Reply

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