A couple of weeks ago when I was working on my editorial calendar, I couldn’t find one last post to complete this week. I do not like to post just for the sake of posting, so it had to meet certain criteria.
I decided I was just going to leave it at that and not post as much this week. Then, I walked into my playroom/office and looked at the huge pile of clothes that needed to be folded. When I say pile, I mean three large laundry baskets full of laundry sitting side-by-side. Honestly, you couldn’t even tell it was three laundry baskets because it was all jumbled together.
It doesn’t matter if I do laundry every day or once a week, I still have an ongoing pile of laundry. It never fails! Then I had the lightbulb moment. That is my last blog post topic for the week… My struggles!
Pictures sometimes tell a story that isn’t completely accurate. When taking pictures, sometimes us bloggers like to stage the area in front of the camera to make it look more appealing. But, if we turned the camera to face behind us, the story is completely different.
Well, today is proof that I am human and not always organized, even though it is a daily goal.
1. My Kids & Their Toys
Kids are kids… I get it, but man, they sure can make a mess. Excuse me, they sure can make several messes all over the house and claim they are still playing with all of them. Can you relate?
Every time I spend a considerable amount of time putting back their toys, I step away, and they are right back out. It blows my mind how it takes little ones about 5 seconds to completely make a mess. Yeah! Yeah! I know the saying, “they are only little once.” Which is very true, but it still gets really frustrating.
Let me just say that my kiddos have WAY too many toys. They have so many that we have asked family members not to get them toys for their birthdays and holidays. That may sound mean, but they don’t even play with 1/3 of them.
This summer, we will be having a complete toy clean-out and I will share the whole process with you guys. Enough is enough!
2. The Laundry
Where do I even start? I gave you a little bit of laundry complaining above, so beware, I am about to spill even more.
I will be honest… I do not mind the washer and dryer part of doing the laundry. I hate the folding and putting away process. It take SO MUCH TIME! Time that I just don’t feel I have most days. Who wants to come home from work, cook, straighten up, get the kiddos ready for bed and for the next day, and then fold and put away laundry?
And, I can get completely caught up, turn around, and it has grown again. It is a never ending battle and one I will NEVER win! So for everyone out there that feels the same way, you are definitely not alone.
And, it wouldn’t be so bad if the piles of laundry didn’t make my house look like a complete mess 24/7. If I had a huge room that I could devote to the mountains of clean and dirty clothes, it wouldn’t bother me nearly as bad. But, it is definitely not out of my sight or mind in my house!
3. My Car
I tend to keep my car pretty well organized. But, throw in two little kiddos and that whole idea gets thrown out the door. It is almost like they think my backseat is an extra closet that they get to use on the go. Crayons, stickers, extra clothes, school papers, cups, etc. all end up in my backseat (or floorboard) at some point during the week. Then, don’t even ask me about what I might find under their carseats.
I am sure all of the mothers out there can feel my pain. I want my car to look nice and clean like my husband’s vehicle, but I just can’t make it happen.
4. The Garage
Most of you know that we purchased a house in January. Well, we are pretty much moved in… until, you look at the garage. This is the beast that we will be tackling this summer. And, the sad part is that our garage will still be a cluttered mess because we need a shed to store the lawn mower and kids’ outside toys. But, those things cost money… a lot of money! And, a shed isn’t on the top of our budget or priority list.
I will do a garage clean-up post and video this summer. Have I mentioned this blog keeps me on top of my organizing projects?
I hope this post proves that even organizing lovers still have problem areas. Some are out of our control, but they still count.