I am not shy about saying that I love, Love, LOVE that we have so much space in our house. I love it to the moon and back. Square footage wise it’s more than three times the size of my glorified studio that I had before Frank moved here and about twice the size of our apartment in Troy.
I love it, I do. But all that space means more space to be cluttered and have to keep up with straightening and cleaning it up. (I’m super glad we didn’t end up with the old Victorian we thought about…)
Frank and I aren’t dirty people, cluttered and messy sometimes? Sure. Junk mail piles up and stuff doesn’t get filed right away. I’m not too big a person to say that a lot of it is on me because my crafting stuff doesn’t always get put away like it should, sometimes the dishes don’t get done every day, and laundry stays out longer than it should.
If I’m being totally honest with you, I’ve NEVER been very good at staying on top of clutter. I sometimes wonder if it’s because I’m just lazy about it (maybe) or if it’s because I do my best work with what I need at my fingertips (true) and things being too neat stall out my thought process. I’m guessing it’s a combination of the two.
Life happens. Sleep sometimes wins. Sometimes I just can’t deal with it right away and then I get distracted. I guess those are excuses but who’s perfect? Not this girl. I’d rather attempt to relax than worry if every dish is put away, but maybe I can split the difference?
I was feeling a little overwhelmed last week with some of it and I stumbled upon a Tumblr called “Unf*ck Your Habitat” (lots of cursing but also lots of inspiration – you’ve been warned) It is what it sounds like; helpful hints and reminders to keep your living space not a big hot mess.
Each week they post a challenge and this week’s speaks to me directly! This week the challenge is to deal with the “Invisible Corners” or Piles of Stuff to Put Away Later as some people call them. I can think of 4 or 5 that need to be taken care of and there are
probably likely more. I just thought of a sixth.
I have to teach tonight so I’ll probably only get one or two 20/10s in, but it’ll be a start. If for some reason I don’t have to teach, I’ll maybe get a few more in. I’ll be using my #makeaugust to be #neater tonight.
Are you one who has to have it clean or prefer a little/lot of clutter? Does your habitat need some unf*cking?