Sunday, April 27, 2014

Recovering My House...Confession Time

You may have figured this one out by now, but I'm going to make it official.  If I had been better at housekeeping before I got sick, my house would not have been nearly as bad.  But, I didn't.  In fact, housekeeping is something I have struggled with since the dawn of my existence.  

Even though I wasn't very good at maintaining my home, I could always garner the energy (maybe more like panic) to get the house in reasonable shape if someone was coming over (which was-purposely-rare).  But, getting sick pushed the house over the edge.  It was to the point that I could NOT get it clean in a day.  NOT.AT.ALL.

Getting sick was the final straw for both my house and my housekeeping.  I needed a system.  I don't want to end up with my house in such disarray ever again!  

Once I started with my recover the house plan, I started to realize it was not only working to recover the house, but maybe *just maybe* it was something I could maintain for forever!  I realized that with each room I tackled and with each day that the previous rooms stayed in reasonable shape, that I had slowly, but surely, made a sort of plan.  A housekeeping plan.  

Believe me when I say that I never dreamed of having, let alone blogging about, a housekeeping plan.  I was born a messy and thought I would die a messy.  Okay, you know what that's true.  I probably will stay a messy (can they change to cleanies?).  But, I will be a messy with a semi clean and organized house.  Who knows, at some point, maybe it will actually be CLEAN and organized.  Maybe someday I will actually be able to take photos of my kids and not have to crop out a mess (and them not be 30 or outside).  

There are a couple reasons I decided to start adding my cleaning efforts to my blog.

First off, it's what's going on in my life right now.  It is front and center of my daily efforts.  And, since my blog is really about our life, it is super hard to not tell you about it.  

The other reason?  Well, maybe I'm not alone?  Maybe I'm not the only one who has a difficult time keeping a house?  Maybe my new found methods would help more moms then just me? I thought, why not at least give it a try. 

I have been VERY nervous to add these posts, though.  I began my recovery efforts in December and waited until March to even start typing them up.  I wanted to wait and see if I could stick with the plan before I started telling everyone anyone else.  

Once I began typing them, I didn't post them right away, I have still been too nervous.  In fact, as I type this, not one single post has gone live (though I did post them since I wrote this).   I almost started a whole separate blog, but that would really end up adding more work to my already crazy schedule.  So, I'm going to post them here.  

Hopefully, I have burst the previous image you had of me (I say hopefully because I hope you thought I was clean and organized before this), and that you will continue to stop by for at least my homeschool posts :).  Off to post the first one...

Thanks for reading!

God Bless,


Tina Fussell said...

Whenever I read a confession post like this, I always think: this person can't possibly have a house as messy as mine!
I admire you for putting yourself out there. I readily admit that I am a horrific housekeeper. But I don't think I could ever do a series of posts on it.

Stef Layton said...

I am finding myself craving REAL LIFE blog posts than the ones that pander for pageviews and "hot topics"!

Thanks for being real and sharing "real life" of what's going on with you!

Phyllis said...

I agree with Tina...your house can't possibly be as messy as mine. LOL I have really found your posts to be very helpful.