Maybe I’m a Messie

I’ve been thinking lately that maybe I’m a messie!

Yes, I love neatness, organization, order and simplicity. And I did organize my closet and drawers for fun as a child.

But, lately keeping our home neat and orderly has not been easy. I’ve been allowing piles to accumulate: junk mail in the kitchen, bills on my desk, laundry to iron in our bedroom. Add to my messiness, a 7-month-old who loves playing with toys and makes huge messes wherever he is and you get a home that feels really cluttered.

Allowing papers to begin piling up in the kitchen is a recipe for disaster! The cluttered spot becomes a magnet for more stuff and then you start saying, “I’ll get to that later.”

We’ve somehow become content with allowing our garage to be cluttered! We’ve been here 2 months and have neglected taking recycling off and getting rid of things! Now that it is 20 degrees, I really want a warm car to put my baby in!

The master bedroom is still not put together at all! Plus I am letting laundry pile up instead of promptly putting it away (there is a huge pile waiting to be ironed in the corner!) And the bed hasn’t been made in nearly a week!

Am I a messie? I hope not! Right now I’m arguing that adjusting to an active child, recovering from sickness and deadline week and maybe just a bit of laziness is the reason my house is messy.

I still love clutter free spaces. In fact, after I snapped these pictures I took 10 minutes in the kitchen, living room and master and put things back in their proper places and tossed some things. It made the spaces look so much better!

Right now, I’m planning a decluttering day next week in preparation for Christmas (see, that is the real me, the one who loves neatness, order andย minimalism!)

I am not a messie, I am not a messie, I am not a messie!


21 Replies to “Maybe I’m a Messie”

  1. I really don't think you are a messie….I think you are a busy mommy! From the pictures things looked like a normal house….nobody with children can keep a perfectly neat home all the time. Life happens! As long as you are all fed, clean, and cared for…you are doing OK :0)

  2. Welcome to the real world. Never apologize for making
    memories. They will last a lifetime. we love you

    1. Thank you Grandma! I know he'll be grown up before I know it and I won't regret neglecting the little things!! I'm excited about visiting soon, I just hope you feel good so you can love on Paxton!

  3. Haha, your house looks like mine!! I totally feel you – nursing a baby throws everything out the window. But ti does drive me nuts! And that is so true about letting things pile up, "I get to that later" turns into everything! ah!

    1. It's nice to know other mama's deal with the same issues. And I sometimes remind myself that I spend around 4 hours a day (sometimes more) just nursing/soothing my baby…that's a LOT of time!!

    1. I just like to share the reality of my life! I think it's important for mom's to share their imperfections instead of making others feel like they don't measure up! (It makes me feel better to realize that I'm not the only one who doesn't have it together!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Good luck with that. I used to not be a messie, but now I don't care. HA HA!! As soon as I clean up it is messy again. Anyways it only gets harder with 2 kids.

    1. I honestly can't imagine having 2 at this point and Paxton can make big toy messes already, I know that is just going to get worse!! I'm just trying to stay caught up with laundry/ironing and the dishes and the rest gets done when I have a little bit of time!

  5. You will have plenty of time to clean and organize when your baby boy is grown and left the house. Right now, enjoy what God has given you.

  6. Oh, hang in there! I know it won't help but you're not alone! I have found myself somewhere between the neatnick I used to be (pre-baby) and a messie (post-baby.) Since we are living with family, the messie in me comes through too much…something I am hoping leaves me when we have our own space again!

    Hang in there! Now that you are feeling better hopefully your home gets back to how it usually is! Happy de-cluttering next week! It is such a great feeling to de-clutter and rid yourself of stuff!

  7. I'm a messie!
    Housekeeping is SO HARD for me. Always has been. When I was living at my parents, I could empty my closet to reorganize. I have to have a completely clean slate before I can start working…
    Now? There's me, 2 littles, and my husband…. It's so hard to keep things organized, and the thought of emptying our closets terrifies me! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    We have a counter in our kitchen that collects clutter, and it drives me crazy!

    I hope I can find time to declutter this week too! Good luck!!

    1. I love a clean home and want a clean home, I just can't quite master a clean home!! I have big plans to declutter but I'm sure life will get in the way…maybe not! (And I cleaned off that clutter spot on my kitchen counter…so far we've managed to keep it clean 3 days, not sure how long that will last though!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. You are not a messie! You are just a great mommy who has her priorities in the right order! Really, your house is not bad at all. No worries. Your Paxton is loved, fed, clothed, cuddled, and warm! He always looks happy!

  9. I think we all have those.. "messie days"..or weeks..;) even if we don't want to. I am a super clean freak, but sometimes life just gets in the way and I have to focus on what is more important = family.
    Thank you for doing your blog, I so enjoy getting to read your posts etc.
    I know I don't comment, but I really do read everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a blessed day! Enjoy some fun with your little sweet boy.

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