Hebrews 4:1-4 NIV
“Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed. Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, “So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ” And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world. For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.”
God tells us to enter into His rest. Now when most people read Hebrews 4:1-4 they will think about entering God’s rest from worries and doubt or maybe unbelief. However when I read those verses I believe God is also talking about a day where you rest from doing house work, running errands, work, school work and etc. During this time I believe He would like for us to spend time with our families.
As I was reading those verses I began to think, God show me and new way of doing things as my family schedule is beginning to change. We now have church on Saturday’s and my husband work schedule is different. The boys like to go a little longer in school. Then we have Sunday’s where we don’t have no errands to run or plans so I find myself doing laundry. Something that I don’t won’t to do! Therefore I bt bwanted to change somethings so my family can have more family time, relax more together (♥more cuddle time with the hubby♥) but I didn’t know where to start.
Then I came across this great post by Karla Harmer that give 10 daily tips to getting organized. I do some of her tips already but the most helpful one is:
“Don’t Do Laundry on the Weekends – This is a sure way to kill family time. When I first got married I always did laundry on Saturday or Sunday. Well after kids I quickly found out that 6 extra loads turned into 30 loads very quickly. Yes! 30 large loads. I had to come up with a different plan. I bought a wall calendar and I started scheduling my laundry. 30 Loads divided by 5 days (Monday-Friday Only) means 6 loads per day. That meant I had free time on the weekend. Now not every week was a full 30 loads which of course made it much easier to get the laundry done. As the kids came out of diapers and stopped spitting up on clothes our loads of laundry went down to about 10 loads per week. I still keep my laundry task on Monday – Friday so that Saturday and Sunday remain Free for FUN stuff!” ~ Karla Harmer
10 Daily Habits For A Busy Mom – Success Tips For An Organized Home – http://pinterest.com/pin/313000242824808935/
Hopefully this is helpful to you!