Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What Does Your Home Say About You?

Do you know that your home speaks much about you?  Not the dark secrets of our lives we joke about 'if the walls could talk', but our homes are a projection of who we are, what we like and what we hold close.
Let's walk through our homes and pay attention to what our homes are saying:

Walls:  What we display on the walls is what we like to look at but also where our heart is.  Family, art etc.  Scripture displayed on the walls of a Christian home shows the priority we place on God's Word in our lives and home.
Displays:  Are there bookcases or shelves for nick naks?  These things are often things of value we like to keep in our view.
Furniture:  How are seating is reflects our style - welcoming, cozy, formal etc. 
Kitchen:  What's out on the counter?  It is usually what we use daily.  Is our kitchen 'busy' or stagnant (hardly used)?
Bathroom:  Again, what is on the counter?  Is it visitor friendly?  Soap, towels etc. in sight and ready for use?
Bedrooms:  In our private rooms, are we deliberately making it full of atmosphere or is it a room where we put forth little effort and let it all fall where it may?  A clean bedroom promotes peace and calmness.  Special touches make it our own space where it is a pleasure to come to.
Clutter?:  Most homes have a 'hot spot', where piles seem to  naturally gather.  Clutter can also get out of control in a hurry!  Periodically sorting through these hot spots keep clutter down and give a more peaceful and orderly home.
Here is a fun quiz to see what your home says?  Visit  What Does Your Home Say About You Quiz. to see what your home is saying!  Here is my results:

"You come across as very intellectual. People take your wisdom seriously.
Your hygiene is passable, but you may be hiding some dirty secrets.
You are a very domestic person. You enjoy decorating, cooking, and making things homey.
You are a very nurturing person. You find meaning in taking care of others.
You feel settled in your life. You have enough time to focus on little details.
You are a very self sufficient person. You can get along well without much help.
Your friends see you as courageous, dynamic, and bright."
Although our home styles, decor and routines are different, our priorities should be alike as we aspire to make it a place where our families find refuge and peace and visitors are made welcome.  Home is where our heart is!


1 comment:

  1. Interesting quiz. However, they don't allow for the kid factor - I may clean the bathroom, but it doesn't mean it is going to stay that way! :) I buy a lot of groceries, but the kids eat start munching as I unpack...I had 11 people living in my home last year. NO WAY I could keep the fridge full. OK, I'm just making sure y'all know I'm not a complete loser, 'cuz I feel like I just flunked that quiz.

    Seriously, though, it was fun to mentally go through my home and think about what it's saying to others. What message do I want it to be giving? It was a fun exercise. Thanks!


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