How To Keep House
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Detroit, MI 48244
How To Keep House
A THIRTY DAY PROGRAM THAT WILL TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO A MUSLIM HOME
Welcome to the “How To Keep House” area of our Muslim Girls Training and
General Civilization Class. How should a Muslim home be kept? A Muslim
home should be kept Clean, Peaceful, and well-repaired. We have learned
from the Program designed by our Leader and Teacher, Messenger Elijah
Muhammad, How to Keep House in this manner.
The Muslim home is an example, to all, of the highest form of
cleanliness. Thirty days after you receive the following instructions on
how to achieve your goal (a clean, peaceful and well-repaired home), as a
Muslim Sister in the Nation of Islam, expect to have your home inspected
by designated Sisters within your Class. These Sisters will come
unannouced with checklists in hand to note how you have applied what you
have been taught in this class.
GET RID OF CLUTTER
1. A good house keeper knows when it is time to throw a thing out.
* Keeping unnecessary items (old papers and magazines, clothes no one
wears, old letters, cards, bottles, bills, toys, dishes, shoes etc.)
* If items must be kept, they should be kept neatly in a clearly
* Each thing should have a specific practical place.For example, toys
can be kept in a toybox in the play area.
* Some things may need several homes: pencil holders should be placed
in the kitchen, at the main telephones and throughout the house where
* Wicker baskets are great “homes” for things. They can hold pencils in
a recreation room or study, hair accessories in the bedroom, or combs
and brushes in the bathroom. They are also decorative, look good in
almost any home decor, and keep things very close to where they will be
* The more convienient it is to put something away, the less likely it
is to end up as clutter.
* Teaching children (or other family members) to put things away can be
accomplished by consistent modelling and insistence. Often
organizational skills can also be taught in stages.
* Getting rid of clutter and learning new habits doesn’t happen over
night. Start now by not allowing new items clutter items to come into
your home. Flyers, newspapers, bulletins, school newsletters, letters
and bills are good examples. Though not all incoming clutter is
paper-based, probably over half of it is. Once read or dealt with,
anything of simple paper origin can go in the garbage can.
* A lot of incoming clutter hangs around the house simply because it
was not dealt with when it arrived.
* One piece of invaluable advice is to make it a rule to never pick up
a piece of paper twice. As much as possible, paper should only end up
in your hands once. Often we read things and then put them away to do
later. Later, of course, the entire thing must be sorted out of a pile
of other junk, and reread. If things are dealt with immediately (or, in
the case of bills, put away immediately) then they don’t become
clutter. Another thing that adds to disorganization and clutter in the
home is that many people hang onto paper clutter (and other kinds of
clutter as well) because they think they may need it down the road.
Most clutter, as long as it has been dealt with, or has served its
purpose, can be thrown out.
Arm yourself with garbage bags take a deep breath and throw away all of
the unnessary items. ANYTHING that is NOT ABSOLUTELY NESSARY for your
family’s well-being should be thrown out. This is an all day task. The
larger the home or family, the more time it will take you to complete
this task. You are well on your way to having a clutter-free home.