Victoria Moran believes that housekeeping is actually a form of affection for your home. All caregiving (for people or things) should lead one to gradually love what one cares for. Thomas More says in the introduction to Shelter for the Spirit, “Ordinary chores satisfy primal longings.”
This book is not about practical tips and tricks, or full of lists of the many tasks you need to do, year-round. It’s more about changing your attitude and savoring everyday acts. This is an inspiring work for those of us stressed and depressed about how much endless, repetitive work is involved in taking care of a house.
The author says, “Human beings need a place to foster an inner life….It is about reclaiming home as the primary center for our spirituality, our resourcefulness, and the best moments of our lives.”
Besides the high-flown spirtual benefits of creating your own personal haven, you, as Moran says, “feel more in control of your life when your house is in order.”