“It’s good to be home.” A warm inner feeling arises as you associate the words with safety, comfort, relaxation, even control. This is your place, your piece of the world and yes, it is good to be home.
“Home Sweet Home” is another favoured phrase. It’s an interesting concept as you’re not going to eat your home, so why do we say it’s sweet? In these times of multi-cultural cuisine and international television chefs, should we be thinking wider? Somehow “Home Savoury Home” doesn’t do it and “Home Spicy Home” sets the imagination alight. Given the glorious diversity of homes, you might wonder why sweet is the preferred option?
How do all those homes get to be that sweet? They’re incredible places with love, jealousy, dirt, sparkling cleanliness, fun, despair, job sharing (sometimes), aspirations, education, sport, eating, dieting (sometimes), humans, pets and the list goes on. Who coordinates all that?
The “Homemaker”. Now there’s a lovely term. Did you ever meet a word that encompasses so much selfless caring compassion? And did you ever see a profession that receives so little outward recognition? A huge number of people say “it’s good to be home” without paying much regard to why it’s such a good home, regardless of whether it’s sweet, savoury or spicy. It’s just a good place to be.
I have professional experience in generating a quality management system for my factory and office with numerous documented operating procedures. Everything that happens there is completely regulated with sufficient freedom for the incredible team members to suggest ways of improving what is already fantastic. I’m very glad no one has asked me to do the same for a “sweet” home. Where would you start? Luckily, you don’t have to. It’s working fine so leave it alone.
Fortunately, there is one thing Homemakers tend to really appreciate; some help. Given the diversity of their homes, could we help them all? Yes. Those with pets can be helped with hygienic cleaning products that are safe and effective for the whole species spectrum, from newborns to the elderly. Our wet wipes are used to clean premature human babies in hospitals, the elderly in care homes and numerous species of pets of all ages, shapes and sizes in veterinary surgeries, animal rescue centres, and of course, sweet homes.
Personal hygiene can be a tricky topic so it helps to have skincare products which leave the skin feeling good. Why eczema should disappear within weeks of using our products is discussed elsewhere, as is the way infection cycles are broken. It also helps if one cleaning product takes care of all the hard surfaces from floors to work surfaces, tiles, windows and mirrors.
The Homemaker can then contemplate relaxing in the comfort they have so selflessly generated for others. Or they may prefer to continue being the invisible whirlwind – it’s their home after all.
Dr Harley Farmer PhD BVSc(hons) BVBiol(path) MRCVS
NewGenn CEO, published author, choice generator, organic gardener, public speaker.