by Teal Graham
Home is a special place. It is a place of solitude. A place that allows families the freedom to be themselves. We love to personalize our homes with items that are significant to ourselves and family. We take great care picking out things that commiserate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Some items are solely valued for their heritage as an item to be passed down from generations to generation. Caring for our home and all their precious valuables usually falls on designated caretakers like the mother and father.
One of the genuine obligations of a caretaker is to take care of the things in and around the home. It is important to find homes for all of the beloved cherished items to prevent them from becoming damaged. It is also important to find new homes for items that have lived out their purpose. Some of us spend many hours decluttering, cleaning, and doing maintenance. It's all part of caring for our homes.
However cleaning, is a job that requires a lot of attention. There is so much to do in making our homes presentable with just the daily chores that there is hardly any time for a day off. It is easy for the dishes to pile up, the counters to become cluttered, toys in the living room, and a huge pile of laundry to all happen in just over a weekend of family bonding. It can be a bit daunting to any caretaker to have to deal with all of these tasks once everyone is back at their regular schedules of work and school.
Now that cleaning is the trending thing over the internet due to the pandemic, more people spend time learning how to clean their homes even better than they did before. Many people found out that having things placed out of sight does not mean that your home was clean. Thanks to social media people learned a new definition to the term clean spaces.
People discovered that a messy house was not the problem but how they chose to clean. Some people discovered that some of those cleaners with “harsh chemicals” were not able to actually sanitize your home. Vacuuming and dusting were not enough to make your home safe but disinfecting surfaces that are commonly used could help with prevention of infections in a messy home.
Even though people have this life giving information, some have started to harass others for not having a meticulously clean, organized, and orderly home all the time. It seems some people are missing the point that it is okay that your home is not spotless, because life happens.
People go through life and life is not always a bed of sweet smelling roses. Some things are very difficult and everybody goes through hardship so instead of offering negative criticisms try to be more understanding. By doing so we offer up the positive energy that is needed towards each other.
Everyone could use some positive feedback that is filled with understanding and encouragement. We all could use it while we work on ourselves because no one person is without flaws. Yet it is important to acknowledge our shortcomings while trying to better ourselves. Understanding the suffrage of others is the first step towards becoming better people.
Our homes and how we care for them are just a small example of how life and our many plans can get a little crazy and chaotic. It takes great courage to become an entity on social media for everyone to see in order to inspire others. Let’s all try to remember during a time when people are still skeptical about vaccines and mental health that the people we see on social media are just people. You probably won’t die if your house is messy for a couple of days but you may be a lot more relaxed and happy if it is. That may be just the break and recharge your body and soul need.
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