I’m running a bit short on time today, which actually ties in well for this topic; inviting people into your home.
Last week we discussed the importance of hospitality. I want to encourage you to not make entertaining such a big deal.
Getting prepared is a HUGE deterrent when we consider having company. I believe that if we have a home, we need to invite people into them. But we are often short on time, aren’t we? I used to believe the whole house had to be spotless to have people over.
Tidy? Sure. Sterile? Not necessary.
Do the basics. Grab a multi purpose cleaner and a few rags:
- Wipe counters and sinks
- Wipe down bathroom
- Sweep and vacuum the areas people will be in
- If you have pets, take a piece of tape or lint roller and run over furniture
I realized that I was dog tired before people came, and then had to always clean thoroughly after people left. So, simplify before (we do want people to be comfortable) and clean when they leave (we want to be comfortable too). After all, the joy of people over in reality often means spilled items, tracked in foot debris, etc. That is life. Enjoy the people and keep it simple.