Real Help for Messy Moms (and non-Moms too)

Clutter Mess Organization

Eek!

What a mess!  This is what can happen when you spend a lot of time:

  • living with boys
  • homeschooling
  • managing special diets
  • spending too much time on the internet writing a blog :-).

Ahem.

But really.  Messes happen.  For you too?  I sure hope so.

If you find yourself in a real mess sometimes, then help is on the way.

Read the rest of my post over at The Better Mom to see exactly what I have in store for you.

(Hint:  It might not be what you expect!)

And you can also find out the answer to the most pressing question of the day:  “Is that picture really of your home, Adrienne?”

To find out the answer to that, and more life changing questions, click here…..

Photo Source: Flickr Photo stream of Puuikibeach

 

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  1. Hey Adrienne, I love your blog!! I relate in so many ways, and want to say thanks for all of the recipes. Send over the names of the messy moms and let us be happy as we are. Creative minds are seldomly tidy :). Rock on sista!!

    • You’re too kind. My hubby is super creative…..and well, tidy does not describe him at all. Maybe I just need to deal with it and accept it. But coming out of chronic fatigue sure doesn’t help things :-). Take care and hope to see you around again!!!

  2. Wonderful help, Adrienne. Featured on Domestically Divine. Thanks, again, for some good reading.

  3. Oh my house definitely looks like that at times – although I’m 2 weeks into a 21 days to form a habit challenge to become a tidy person just now! and so far it’s working!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

    • Dear Jill, I doing a little personal research and am curious as to why you’ve decided to become a “tidy person.” Is there anything wrong with not being a tidy person?

  4. I really say LOL, but I really did when I saw “writing a blog” as a reason for having a messy house. I’ve only been blogging for a short time, it is time consuming, but has been very rewarding.

  5. Great post! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  6. I just spent a whole 2 days cleaning & reorganizing my living room and dining room, but those were already the nicest rooms. I was preparing myself for the harder tasks like our bedroom & the attic, which I have been avoiding for a long time. I’m visiting from the Teach Me Tuesday hop & followed you on Twitter & Networked Blogs & liked your FB page. Please come and visit me! http://hearttoheartathome.blogspot.com/

  7. My mom had a plaque hanging in our kitchen that said “Our house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy”, I’ve tried to live that way. When our 6 kids (5 boys, 1 girl) were small we would clean the public spaces together and leave the private ones as is when it was our turn for weekly play group or if people were coming over for dinner. We would pick up daily so we weren’t stepping on legos in the middle of the night. Our house was the neighborhood boy magnet and the other moms were always stopping by looking for their sons so they knew what my house looked like. They didn’t seem to care. Cherish the mess- they grow so fast- our oldest 2 just got married and he others are in college, high school and Jr high No more lego messes, just tons of dirty dishes!

    • So nice, Diane. I would like things more neat here, but for me I need to remember that stressed is not healthy. Neither is yelling. Thanks for reminding me to cherish the mess!

  8. Just stopping by from Tatertots, then going to read your post.

  9. I definitely have areas in my home that look like that! Heading on over to see your post now… 🙂

  10. Lordy Lordy that first pic looks like my craft room before I started reorganizing it! Things will get better for you, promise. When a mess makes me mentally “itchy” I tackle it a bit at a time and always feel so much better. When my 4 kids were little I found that having LOTS of storage helped, even if it was just coffee cans for Legos. Now I just try to have the living room presentable and call it good.

    • Thanks Ann. That’s not my home, but where we have our “donation” pile that had to get relocated in an emergency looks frighteningly like that. (I have a little one who decided to reorganize it…..uh…dig through it to see what he wanted to keep….:-(. It will be cleared out this spring… :-).

  11. hey there, just discovered you this eve. I love that you are all on the same page…
    I’m not a mom of littles but a grammy of 8 next month… One of the things I used to do at the end of the day cause I was too worn out to do anything else ( now don’t laugh) I took a new plastic snow shovel and shoveled it all into the playroom and then firs thing in the am the kids had to have an organizing session…. was I nuts? probably but I could not deal with all of that visual clutter and didn’t want to be yelling at them all of the time so it just became routine…. we were all fresh in the am and not snapping at each other….
    I always wanted to have an open door policy but in reality we spent a lot of time on the patio instead of in the house. We had no A/C so that was my excuse. I loved to cook but had always had it by the time cleanup time came… I just did it in the morning… poor husband put up with a lot, but then he wasn’t interested in helping any so….
    I was always interested in and sometimes leader in Scout and Guide units so that brought with it its own brand of clutter ( camping gear and craft materials etc)
    Now no family left at home so I’m going thru and sorting out the mess a bit at a time… you can see the floors now and the occasional counter top… working on the cupboards and closets as we speak using the Flylady system… Just wanted you to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and I’m there with you .

    • Thanks, Heather, for sharing. I think so much of this has to do with perspective and being loving while dealing with the mess.

      Thanks and bless you! Life is messy!

  12. I wasn’t able to comment on the other site, but I just had a question: so if you can’t clean before guests come over, when do you clean? Is the point of the Club to clean daily, so that you’re not in a frenzy when guests come over?

    • Pamela. Sorry about the comment thing. Disqus (the comment format that they are using) can be a bit tricky. The club is sort of a funny idea….but in reality I have toyed w/ having it in reality. I think it’s a great idea. The point is to not run around like a frenzy. Obviously we can’t let our homes be completely a disaster all the time. I just mean that we need to be real and have people over w/o torturing ourselves and/or our families to do it. If we can’t just be who we are – what’s the point? We are trying to manage things daily here but it is a work in progress – and the accelerated stress we always had when we had people come over makes it really hard on me physically now.

  13. Oh yes I do end up with huge messes, and no kids to blame!
    Off to read your post…

  14. Hope you are well, Adrienne. Let’s talk soon…