I don’t know what your home is like, maybe it is perfectly ordered and something akin with a glossy interiors magazine or maybe it’s like a toy shop threw up in it, as much as I wish it was the former mine is usually the latter. Yet, it’s not just toys it’s all sorts of random cr*p, from tools, to bikes, to bits of paper and pens, oh and clothes, everywhere. I feel like I spend my whole life trying to tidy it, I say trying as it never seems to reach that state of actual tidiness. It’s like shovelling snow while it’s still snowing.
I try and keep this ever present state of mess away from Instagram, not because I want to project an image of perfection (cough) but because who really wants to be faced with photo after photo of untidiness? I certainly don’t go on Instagram for that, well unless it’s artistic untidiness obvs! Now you certainly will not find this photo in my Instagram feed…
(this is what my office looked like on the first day back at work earlier this month! Their aren’t enough ‘scream’ emoticons in the world to accompany that photo)
I’ve come to terms with the fact that the girls rooms will always be messy. I swear it takes less than a minute to go from tidy to looking like a hurricane has hit it, if the hurricane was a small child that has to get everything she owns out at once and leave it strewn all over her floor. I am now banned from entering the eldest’s room without permission. It’s already got boyband posters on the wall and bottles of nail varnish everywhere, she’s only 7 for goodness sake, I thought I had a few more years before that happened!
If only it stayed like this!
It’s not just the kids though, my husband will openly admit to not being the tidiest person in the world. He tells me that he doesn’t even register the mess, he could sit in a room full of mess and clutter and be non the wiser. I on the other hand get twitchy and then go on a rampage threatening everyone with THE BINBAG you know that one that EVERYTHING left lying around will go in and then never be seen again. I think they’ve all become wise to this threat now as it has little effect anymore, maybe I’ll actually have to follow through with it one time!
It’s as if as soon as I’ve finished off tidying a room and move onto another the previous room just untidies itself, so that when I’ve gone through each room and think it’s all done it really isn’t, it’s actually back to the way it was before, or is even worse! Honestly I despair of the whole thing.
I would love to have a house that pulls off a minimalist look and I’d love a family that would enable this to happen.