Tuesday, January 24, 2012

66 Confessions of an Around-The-Corner Hoarder

Today I am coming out of the closet as an Around-The-Corner Hoarder.   

Let me explain myself:  When people visit, they see a nice, clean, normal looking home.  BUT I have a dirty little secret . . . around every corner is a secret hoard of clutter!  As a matter of fact, I spent the weekend counting and there are exactly 66 such areas in my home.   

Here are a few examples:

I get up and make my bed every morning . . . 

. . . But right around the corner, the nightstand is a nightmare.  

I hand wash dishes several times daily . . . 

. . . But right around the corner, this counter is a disaster.    

I keep the table where we eat virtually spotless . . . 

. . . But around the corner, the top of the dresser is catastrophe.  

I can only brush my teeth in a sparkling clean sink . . . 

. . . But around the corner, the vanity area is begging for a shine. 

I wash all of my family's laundry and hang it neatly weekly . . .

. . . But around the corner, or rather immediately below, the closet floor is fighting WW III.

So . . . I've made a very detailed and thorough list of all 66 problem areas, and I'm going to tackle one every day for the next 66 days.  Hopefully I'll post periodic updates, but you know how I am with blogging, LOL.

Honestly, I LOVE to clean, but I HATE to de-clutter.

Whew!  Confession really is good for the soul!

Wish me luck!
 
Until next time . . .

8 comments:

:)De said...

We share some of the same problem areas. Ha Ha Ha...but my areas seem to spread out more than yours. :)

Wendy L. Callahan said...

LOL - never move to England. Clutter is inevitable here, because the houses are so darn small. ;)

But, seriously, I think everybody has at least a few areas of clutter - areas that always end up that way, no matter how much we try to tame it. You are not alone.

kitten said...

Looks like my house. I try and declutter all the time just to turn around and looks like it more there than before.

Mel R said...

We'd make a great pair because I HATE to clean (and mostly don't) but LOVE to pick up clutter! LOL Good luck!

Hula Hank said...

It is not really decluttering so much as it is organising... aka getting nice neat clean boxes which hide the mess inside

Jennifer, in Vancouver said...

Very funny post! I can definitely relate. Yes, organization is a great goal, but it's difficult to be organized in every area! Take it slow - after all, you're a busy student!

michelle said...

LOVE it!

I am a lot like that too...except you have far more clutter free areas....Yeah, come to think of it. I am nothing like that....I'm a slob. :-P

Holmes Family said...

Don't feel too bad my whole house is clutter. The downside to a having a home in Japan (no space!) lol. I'll declutter when we move. :) Make sure to share all the after photos too! Oh and I came out with it...so you have to read the really long blog post to find out what "it" is. ;)

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