Ok, I’m bringing you all right into my world on this one.
The other day I tweeted this. I was trying to motivate myself to fight my inner slob. But you? You all responded in agreement. Apparently many of you have the same bad housekeeper battle too.
Unfortunately, my inner slob has turned into an outer slob. Work is piling up, and my house is disintegrating to the point that I no longer recognize it. Who lives like this?
Clearly, I do.
And my excuse, “it is only because I have kids – their toys and papers are everywhere!” no longer makes sense – even to me.
In an attempt to kick myself into gear, I am going to show you just how bad I am now.
One of three things will happen:
1) You will be mortified and provide me with sage advice that will get me going and help me to stay tidy.
2) You will smile and pat yourself on the back for managing to be even moderately tidier than I am (but still offer wisdom)
3) You will sympathize. You will tell me you understand the chaos.
Either way I will feel better. I will smile.
And when I am happy, I am motivated.
Not always to clean – but today?? I will figure it out.
Baby steps, right?
So, here goes:
This is my ‘catch- all’ kitchen counter. Yes, clearly I am in need of a better filing system.
And finally? This top shelf in the pantry USED to be organized – until Delaney started Kindergarten and Coop started preschool and they began to come home with a bizillion papers a day. Feel free to yell ‘Pack Rat!’ at your computer. I deserve it.
P.S. I didn’t show you the laundry room or my office….but simply imagine.