Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar has a great idea for dealing with housework. When you get behind on your dusting he suggests you buy some get well cards and spread them around your living room. When company comes, they’ll see the cards and figure you’ve been sick.
Zig’s strategy might work, but here’s another idea for dealing with dusting. Ask yourself which items you dust around are really useful or meaningful to you. Items that remind you of a Godly heritage or honor your parent’s memory for example should be displayed as inspirational reminders. But too many of our shelves are simply covered with meaningless little trinkets.
If you have clutter that falls into that category, start purging away those dust magnets and spend time with God instead. Once you’ve gotten rid of the little breakables, assign dusting to the children. With a little training, even a five year old can learn to dust shelves. And delegating dusting to them will be a great way for you to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.