Corners of My Home

I have been so inspired by my success during the 30 Organizational Challenge! However, I look around my home and I am discouraged by the chaos in the other rooms. I’m wasn’t Born Organized like my mother, and having to make an emergency move right after a vacation and right before the holidays, in the middle of the school year and scouts and…well my house is way too cluttered, even for me.

I could give you a list of all the reasons why I can’t seem to get a handle on my house. But really, are they reasons or excuses? I’m not inherently lazy, though I could list a million other things I’d rather be doing than cleaning. Like blogging. I can’t just abandon it in lieu of decluttering my house! All 20 of my faithful readers would miss me too much! Not to mention that back when my internet access was gone for eleven painful days, I wasn’t exactly doing housework with all the extra time.

No, you know what the problem is? (Ok, all of you who just said “too much stuff” may stop reading this post and go watch Dr. Phil) It’s overwhelming! I look around me and I’m just at a loss. Where to start? What to do? How am I ever going to get it done?

The 30 Day Challenge wasn’t just for rooms. There was a separate challenge for small spaces. It dawned on me that I wasn’t surrounded by one gi-normous cluttered house, but just a whole lot of little cluttered corners.

Which got me thinking about some of the blogs I read and how when I first started reading them, they were posting pictures of all the wonderfully cozy corners of their home. For the life of me, I can’t remember which blogs those were (speak up if it was you!), but in trying to find them, I found SouleMama’s blog, specifically her “in my home” category.

Cozy corners…cluttered corners…

Hey, I may be a math turkey, but I can put 2 and 2 together and get 22.

So I thought that I’d start sharing the corners of my home, in all their cluttered glory. I’ll take a picture of one small space in my home which desperately needs work. I’ll set a deadline for myself to have it organized, then post the results. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

I’m a little hesitant about it. I mean, do I really want the whole internet world to see how I live? I’ve even got some friends who think I’m so organized and together (Hi Carol! Hi Jen! Hi Heidis! Hi Cheryl!). Boy, are they going to be disappointed. Hopefully, though, this will give me some accountability, and give all ya’ll some laughs and maybe even some encouragement.

Now, which corner of my home to start with?

More Mac and Cheese, please!


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  • That’s the way I clean on the weekends or when I’ve got people coming over – one little bit at a time. The coffee table, the laundry, the kitchen, a bathroom…one little bit at a time. And I reward myself when that little bit is over. First thing in the morning the reward is a cup of tea or a chapter of a book, maybe ten minutes on the computer. That way it breaks things up a bit and I still get a lot done. I find the little rewards way better than slaving for hours over something and then crashing at the end of the day…the evening isn’t enjoyable if you’re exhausted.

  • HI!! :::waving::: I love to read your blog. I swear we are long lost sisters. Does cramming the clutter into the dryer when people are coming over a form of decluttering? Do you think it counts? Can’t wait to see the pictures. You’re still one of my favorite people, even if you are as messy as me. : )

  • I still think you’re super organized!! You live in a small do I ! I feel your pain. I need more shelves in my life. Shelves..ahhh shelves…they would be a Godsend!

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