Controlled Chaos

I can handle a mess. I don’t like it but I can handle it, and I can walk by it for days without putting any real effort to absolving it. You know, there pictures to hang and walls to paint. I can’t be bothered by something so mundane as dishes! This sink is actually tame compared to what it normally looks like…

messy sink

But if THIS drawer is not properly organized, I will UN-cork!

organized drawer

It’s nice to know I have little spaces of this house that remain clean no matter what. Certain drawers MUST maintain order, my cleaning closet has to stay tidy. The truth is my house is rarely clean all at the same time and it can be so frustrating. The dogs bring in more dirt, hair and trash than I can keep up with.  I already need to sweep before I even finish sweeping. Such is life. Its better when I face it head on and be realistic with myself. My house is NOT perfect, probably never going to be.

It’s so easy to clean one specific space and take a pretty picture, but 80% of the time it doesn’t look ANYTHING like that picture. I’m being honest. It’s so hard to keep up being a working girl with three messy creatures in the house. I know I’m not the only one who struggles with keeping up with the house. It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s just another full time job on top of the one I already have. Rest assured that if you’re feeling like you’re fighting an uphill cleaning battle, you’re not alone.  Can you tell I had a breakdown about it recently? Cause I totally did. Well onward and upward!


Filed under House, My Life, Organization

3 responses to “Controlled Chaos

  1. Kristin @ No Ordinary Cole

    First off, I love your red sink! Second, I know exactly what you mean, especially about sweeping. Some days I think, “what’s the use?” I have one black and one white dog so either way, you will see hair!

  2. I totally agree with you! I can put off sweeping day after day until I am knee deep in dog hair because the moment I put the broom away another little puff of dog hair floats by and it makes me want to pull my hair out in frustration! But under my kitchen sink? HAS TO BE CLEAN. Yeah. I feel ya.

  3. I stare at my wood floors for a good 5 minutes after I clean them just so I can witness them clean. And then the dog splashes in his water dish and makes cute little foot prints all over. I can’t imagine what it’s like to add human children to the mix!!

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