Balance Starts at Home

“A balanced home,” these are threes word that I put on my inspiration board; I no longer remember what they are from. To me, it means a home that is free of chaos, mainly clutter, and where you go to rejuvenate for the next day. Our homes should be places we take care of, where we can relax and enjoy being a family.

I’ve seen tons of those shows where people have junk everywhere. You know what I’m talking about. HGTV, TLC and even Oprah, features these people. But, isn’t there a little of them in all of us?

The worse episode I ever saw was one featured on Oprah. There was a woman, I think in her 50s, living alone with dogs. Her apartment was filthy. Poop everywhere. Rotten food everywhere. It was disgusting. I don’t know how she lived that way. Truly, you could smell the stench through the TV. Appalling.

Luckily, most of us aren’t to the point where we have poop all over our house, but they do get messy. It’s hard when we’re all so busy. And, how do you clean your house when the kids are pulling at your shirt asking for something. Asking to be read a book. When you have to wipe your son’s nose for the 20th time today, when you have to wash his clothes because he tossed the cat’s water bowl over his head.

For me, I know I need to get more organized. I think a balanced home will mean:

  • Quite family time every night
  • A place for everything, and I mean everything
  • Time to relax and be by myself (we all deserve alone time)
  • Creating an environment that I want to come home to after a long day at work and be proud of where I live
  • A house full of love

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Alicia Lewis Murray BioABOUT ALICIA: Alicia is the founder of Balancing Last year, she managed to stay sane while completing an MBA, working full-time, blogging, and still baking amazing birthday cakes ā€” all while raising a young family at home.

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