Monday, August 2, 2010

Making Your Home Sing Monday - Togetherness!

It's time for another edition of Making Your Home Sing Monday! 
Making your home sing Mondays
Go visit Nan at MomsTheWord to join the fun!

First, here's this weeks menu!
Don't forget that planning your meals is a GREAT way to make your home sing!

Now, let's talk about one thing that many families have issues with -


I'm not just talking about sitting on the couch together watching movies or playing video games, I'm talking about togetherness when it comes to "making the home".

In our family, we each have our "domains". My husband's domain is to go to work each day, take care of the finances, do all the lawn and yard work, and take out the garbage. My domain is the kitchen, the living room, the hallway, and the bathroom. My kids' domains are their rooms and to pick up after themselves throughout the day. My husband and I share responsibility for our bedroom.

Until this weekend, our bedroom was not the sanctuary or haven that Hubby and I had wished it to be. It was filled with trash, kids toys, laundry, CLUTTER.

It looked like this:

And This:
And These:

Needless to day, organization was not our strong suit.

But I think that we both realized something. Something important.
All the times we had tried to clean our room up before never worked. Why? Because we were trying to do it on our own. I would clean, and have a pile of things that I didn't know what to do with because they were Ronnie's. Ronnie would clean and have the same problem. So between the two of us, there was a whole lot of nothing getting done.

Until this weekend.
We finally got together and worked on our domain as a team. Asking as we went, tossing, sorting, finding and getting rid of tons of things, together.

Separate, we couldn't do it. Together, we got it done.

It is important for the home and the family for everyone to have a part in the home - decision making, cleaning, even meal planning and cooking. Without that togetherness, a household just will not run smoothly. 

By the way, THIS is what our room looks like NOW:                                        

Yes, we still have a way to go, but the fact is, this is a HUGE step in the right direction!
This is what a little bit of togetherness can accomplish in a disorganized bedroom, imagine what it can do for your life!


Amy said...

Wow!! That is inspiring!! Organization isn't my thing, either, but I'm trying.

Laura The Great said...

Great Job Jen and Ronnie!

momstheword said...

Doesn't it feel nice to work together and get it all done? I have the hardest time keeping our bedroom neat.

Hubby sometimes uses it as an office away from his office. Of course, it's not just his fault, I have my own messes in there, lol!

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Love the new look of the bedroom, great job. Found you at Christian Moms