I think some of you may have gotten the wrong idea about me.
I keep getting emails and comments from people about how super organized I am.
Yeah... not always so much.
I do love to organize. I love to be organized. I love when things are clean and clutter free and look organized.
But that's not really how my life looks.
Do you have one of those friends that always has a clean and organized house?
She has children. Even small children.
But for some reason, her house doesn't look like she has children.
You go to her house and end up just feeling bad about yourself and your messy house??
I'm not that friend. I promise.
I took some pictures on our snow day to prove it...
(The egg carton is empty. I get freaked out when people leave things that should be refrigerated just sitting out.)
The toy room, across from the table/drop zone. It tends to spread.
The Hoosier cabinet in the dining room. (Most of this is Corey's cattle stuff. I've gotten in trouble for moving his stuff.)
We eat at the other end of the table, so this end tends to get a bit cluttered.
3 laundry baskets. Clean, waiting to be folded.
More clean laundry, mine, mostly folded, just needing to be put away. (Actually, Corey was just telling me the other day how much he loves it when I do this. Or not.)
I wish I had a picture of my desk at school. You generally can't see the top of it. The kind of place where I know exactly where things are (Most of the time. Still can't find my fall DRA's...) but no one else wants to even attempt to look for things. ("Um... where is your conference schedule??")
Yes, I love to organize.
Yes, I love to be organized.
But generally, my life looks pretty unorganized.
There is some organization underneath all the chaos, but sometimes you have to look pretty hard.
Would I love to have a clean, clutter-free, always organized house? Yes.
But we have 3 small kids and I work full time. And I would rather be lazy and watch TV and relax in the evenings after the kids go to bed.
So my house looks like this a lot of the time.
A sweet friend used to share this quote:
If you're coming to see me, come anytime.
If you're coming to see my house, call first.
I promise you won't feel bad about yourself. :)