Today I’m trying something different with a bunch of other awesome bloggers. Thanks to Amanda at Amanda Katherine, we are all opening our doors to a ” Real Life Home Tour”.
I’m sharing some of my daily struggles with you today and what my house looks like frequently. I can’t say it always looks like this because I do keep it pretty decluttered and cleaned in the downstairs areas. Just ask my neighbors and friends.
I think it has to do with the fact that I have no control over so many aspects of my life and I like having control over something which happens to be my home.
So here is what our house looks like right after we get up. And I’m saying that because I’m one of the people who makes the beds every day. I learned that from my mom who did the same thing. And she didn’t make us do our beds and I don’t make my kids do it. That might be bad parenting but it didn’t have any affect on me that my mom didn’t make me do it. I learned liking it all on my own.
I almost feel like if I force my kids to do it they might hating it so much that they will never do it again when they live on their own. And that has actually happened to me. Like when my parents forced me to play tennis or the flute. The minute I turned 18 I said “oh hell no, I hate this and I’m not doing it anymore…ever” and I didn’t.
Again, here are the bedrooms after we get up.
My son was just complaining how I never take photos of his room. Well here you go my dear son, I know that’s not how you wanted it though. You are 13 now though and can clean yourself so I can take better photos.
His closet annoys me the most because apparently it’s really difficult to put drawers in the right was, to put hangers in the right way and closing the doors so nobody can see the mess is definitely too much to ask. It’s my number one pet-peeve…”just close the darn closet doors” but he never does, it’s just too difficult.
When the kids go to school, I do make my tour and make the beds. It’s so much nicer in the evening to get into a bed that was made. I just like it better that way.
The cats are messy eaters and spread their food, bowls and toys everywhere:
And the kitties have a blanket mess by the fireplace most of the time because they just love it:
In the morning after breakfast my kiddos leave me with a scene like this but it does get cleaned up.
And my living room really does look like this on a daily basis and that’s the truth:
Upstairs isn’t so pretty since I’m working on the bathroom and there are boxes and paint supplies scattered everywhere:
Since my son got his braces I’m really struggling to keep their bathroom walls and mirror clean because the water pick is such a mess. It looks awful. Before this I prided myself in keeping immaculate counters in the bathroom, total truth!
My daughter has crafting supplies and projects everywhere:
I really can’t stand having stuff hang on my fridge but it somehow always ends up full anyways and I’m battling keeping it clean:
For the most part I keep my kitchen counters clean and I rarely have dirty dishes in the sink.
That’s not a joke. I really do clean it up.
I spy another paint brush by the sink
The basement is a total disaster now because the hubby started to paint it and it’s not done yet:
See the above paint line? Half the room is still not painted.
There is one room besides the living room that I keep clean at all times because it’s one of the first rooms you walk into at our house and that’s the dining room. People who know me can be my witnesses:
And you have to check out the rest of the blogger’s who are participating today:
Thanks Amanda for having me share my dirty laundry