I have been kind-of dreading writing this post for a long time. Here’s why:
1. It’s hard to for me to show my faults to others
2. My mom always taught me to not show a mess to company
3. Once I put something out there in this big ‘ol internet I can’t take it back
4. It’s going to mean that I have to change
Of course I’m talking about my problem with disorganization.
Now I know that I’m not alone out there with this problem. I know that there are others who will sigh an “amen” when they hear of my struggles. But, it’s still a little hard to admit that I stink at being organized and clutter-free.
I am a closet “disorganist” (I’m pretty sure I made that word up). Meaning, if you were to come to my home it would look spic and span to the untrained eye, but open up a cabinet (or a strategically shut guest bedroom door) and you will find a frightful sight!
This problem is deep-rooted, unfortunately. When I was a kid instead of actually putting my clothes away I would just stick them right back into the dirty clothes hamper. My mom hated when I did this! She’d run up to me with a still-folded sweater yelling “You didn’t wear this!”. Still to this day I hate putting away clothes.
I don’t know why I can’t keep something neat and organized for more than a week. It’s just not my nature…
…but that’s why I’m here putting the smack down on myself.
Oh my. This is quite the picture.
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be *gulp* opening up those cabinets and conveniently shut bedroom doors and I’m going to let the truth OUT! You’ll get to see all the messy, disorganized, cluttered “before” pictures. No editing, I promise!
Then, I’m going to try my darndest to find a solution to the mess. A solution that isn’t a “quick fix” but something that I will actually be able to stick with. For more than a
day week. Then, you’ll get to see the (hopefully) glorious “after” shots.
So, will you guys help me? Give me advice/tips/support/virtual hugs? Cause I’m going to need them!
Tomorrow I’ll begin with the dreaded kitchen pantry. Here’s a sneak peek at the horror: