The Lost Meaning and Value of Housekeeping.

by | Mar 25, 2021 | Blog | 9 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

9 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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      • Monica

        Great message to share!
        Definitely needs to become the ‘new buzz’ on internet
        I love that it’s credit is from the bible.. can’t argue that one?
        I also love your soft voice in this video that speaks a calm but truthful tone as you try to get out the message (from the bible)

        As for uniform.. I also think it’s important that when wearing our outfits for the house that we carefully choose what we call it… I used to call my sweats n old t-shirts my grudge type clothes or my cleaning clothed (with the thought of getting dirty from deep cleaning). Some call them lazy wear… But I have been trying to mindfully change it… I don’t want to feel grudgy or lazy or dirty, so I started calling them my comfy clothes, which made me feel perky n relaxed n ready to freely move about the day.
        I also started to wear my exercise clothes on days I needed to speed through the house to either get alot of basic tasks done or alot of hosue cleaning done… And cuz I really wanted to go out for walks n exercise but wasn’t quite able to, so I decided to put the clothes to use instead of letting them go.. and it worked.
        Now instead of sweats n old t-shirts–which I trashed or donated, I choose to wear my jeans or knit pants so that I am always ‘dressed for the day’s..and when I wear those to start my day, it’s already in head that I AM ready to go and get things done in this house.
        At night I also have a cpl pairs of super soft lounge pants and those I Do call my comfy pants, when I really need to take some down town in the evening–like cuddling up with some hot chocolate near fireplace type of vibe.
        I also have a shirt that I seem to pick when I’m either to mentally drained or too stressed, that I wear… But when I wear it, it just helps me mentally aknowledge I’m having a blah day, but GTA keep going. It’s super comfy but it’s a very nice casual top that says ” I can’t adult today”
        Usually on Sunday’s or in evening, or when I really need a Me day, I pull out my clearance Halloween top that says “My lazy crazy costume”… It makes me laugh when I read it, but at same time, giving myself a positive permission to take some time out for Me. To do nothing, and that it’s ok -see I have my shirt on..and then I smile at myself.

        Sorry this got so long but it’s true..we really need to take homemaker as a serious job. It’s one of the toughest jobs that goes unnoticed and such a variety of levels of difficulty and easy ‘job titles’, or as you like to call ‘different hats’ that the keeper of the home has to do. When being the CEO of that home, we should be able to feel proud of our title, our job or home (place of business), and not feel bad if we have to hire (ask for help) more help to keep it afloat.

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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)

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