Confession

As the title suggests, I have a confession to make.

It is embarrassing how messy my home is most of the time.

It completely stresses me out alot of the time.

I hate looking around at the piles of paper and the gift bags from a birthday party 2 weeks prior. Dirty dishes on the counter drive me insane.

The logical response to this would be, “well then clean your house, Brandi.”

I agree. 100%. And I try. But sometimes I don’t know where those items should go. And sometimes the sheer magnitude of the number of possessions surrounding me is overwhelming.

And when I do clean it to my liking, it always seems to end up back in its original messy state. I know my young kids play apart in this, but I assure you that my apartment was not spotless prior to children. My childhood bedroom was a wreck, despite my tidy mother’s attempts to teach me her ways.

I feel like I’m rambling, so let me be blunt. I’m not good at being a housewife most days. My house gets messy. We lose things. It’s pretty stressful.

But just recently, I found a decluttering podcast that has been quite helpful. It’s called “A Slob Comes Clean.” The name kinda hurts my heart, but I identify with her in some ways.

Feeling like a failure for not having that tidy home you dream of? Yep. šŸ™‹šŸ¼ā€ā™€ļø

Thinking that at some point it would just click and I’d figure this out? šŸ™‹šŸ¼ā€ā™€ļøšŸ™ˆ

Yesterday she said something that really helped me while trying to clean/declutter.

**When you see an item ask yourself this question: If I were looking for this, where would I look? The follow-up: go put it there. Now.**

Sounds simple. And obvious. But I kind of love it. And there is currently not a thing on my island and it makes me want to do a happy dance.*šŸ’ƒšŸ’ƒšŸ’ƒ

If you’re messy by nature and need some comradery, I’m here for you. If you’re neat by nature, I’m jealous. Teach us your ways!

Hopefully this little tidbit can help when you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.

What are your favorite tidying/decluttering tidbits? I’m trying to get better and need all the help I can get. šŸ¤“

Thanks for reading,

Brandi

*if you drop by, don’t look at my kitchen table. It is not picture worthy. šŸ™ˆšŸ¤·šŸ¼ā€ā™€ļø #workinprogress #tryingtoimprove

5 thoughts on “Confession

  1. Hi Brandi!!! I feel your pain, several years ago I started following Flylady and it has helped me wonders because like you I am messy by nature and my husband is not so I was forced to learn his ways and she helped A TON!!! You can follow her on Facebook or by emails!!!! šŸ˜Š

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  2. Sometimes I think you are me!!! I would never want people to come over to my house and see the ‘real life’ we live in. I just had to get over it and realize that people are here to see me or my kids, not my house. And if they want to judge, let them judge — it’s not going to change! But oh how I dream of being that tidy, organized person.

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