I’m experiencing a bit of an identity crisis here.
I’m not a clean person. I’m messy. I struggle with keeping things clean. I’m a person who WANTS to be clean, and then does marathon cleaning to get there, but my house is never kept clean for very long.
THEN HOW IN THE HECK AM I SUDDENLY KEEPING THIS HOUSE SO STINKIN’ CLEAN!?
If I keep this up I won’t be able to hold onto my identity anymore of a struggling housekeeper. I’ll be like one of those clean friends that has a clean house. The clean friend that makes other friends worry that their homes are too messy. Part of me prefers to be the “my house looks worse than yours” friend. But if I hang on to that identity, then I can’t move forward into this new one and enjoy the peace of a consistently clean home.
Here I am decluttering again. Today I decided to do the silverware drawer and the cabinet up above it. These two areas have been annoying me for months.
So if you’re that friend that struggles with housekeeping, just know that I’ve been there! I think the key is to just keep at it. Keep working on decluttering and routines and setting your timer and just doing your best. Read lots of books on the topic for tips and motivation. Over time things get better. By now, I’m usually back to things being a little unmanageable. This is the longest clean streak I’ve ever had. But I really pray I can keep it up because it feels so so good to have a clean house!
Have a wonderful day!
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