Sunday, August 12, 2007


For the past few weeks I've been on this clean streak.
The problem that I have, which it seems my husabnd and son both have, is that I'm not a naturally neat person.
I have this issue where I'd love a clean house, but I have a hard time achieving it. Mike swears he doesn't see it, and Matthew takes great joy in creating messes all around him.
I'm fine with a house not being perfect. I like people, and myself of course, to feel welcome and comfortable to put their feet up and relax.
But, lately, it's been a lot less comfortable and a lot more messy.
The problem is that we aren't that organized, and so it's really hard to put stuff away somewhere where there is no place to put it. It's making me CRAZY.
So, I'm starting a rather aggressive plan to get this place in shape. I'm sorting, organizing and throwing out.
In fairness, we have lived in this house 8 months, and we have been in transition for the past few years, so we have lived out of boxes a lot. We've accumulated lots of junk.
Lst week I re-did the kitchen and put in a nice new cupboard. Our big plans for re-doing our kitchen are on hold for a bit, so I thought I could at least make some small changes.
Next step - basement.
While Mike took Matt to his parents' place for the day I cleaned, sorted and organized ALL of Matthew's toys. I threw out several bags of broken toys. I spent literally hours. And today I'm tired! But, I'm off to do laundry. FUN times!


AndreAnna said...

I know it feels sucky while you're doing it, but once done, feeling organized is THE BEST feeling - like it unclutters you brain. I always tell my husband that if the house is messy, I feel nervous. And it's true. I am way more relaxed when things are neat.

Teena said...

I'm not a slob but I'm not a neat freak. Most people would probably find our place not clean enough but we stay on top of the important things.

Anonymous said...

i like things clean as well, although there are many times that I don't have the energy to tackle such projects.

Are you pregnant?


MandyPoo said...

Hey - I'm new to your blog. I think I traveled here from

Anyway, I have the same problem at my house. I really want to clean things up, but then I just end up re-stacking everything that doesn't have a place in the house. It is VERY annoying!