Real Life House Tour

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  January 31, 2014 — 10 Comments

I’ve had better months. Listing all the little things that have gone awry would be an exercise in first world problems so I’ll spare you the details, but I think it’s important for folks to be honest about this sort of thing on social media instead of being so OMGperfect all the time. And in the spirit of honesty I felt compelled to show you these photos of my home in disarray. You know, to remind you that I’m not perfect. Please don’t judge me for what you’re about to see. It’s not THAT bad, but it’s a far cry from what most people put on the internet.

Let’s start with the office. This is where Jack and I spent most of our time during the day.

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In the evenings we migrate into the living room. Jack is really into opening and exploring the drawer in the side table (which still contains some items dating back to when my grandparents had it in their house more than a decade ago).

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I broke one of the glass panes on our front door when I was carrying a bunch of our things out to the car on Christmas Eve. The folding table I was bringing to help seat everybody for dinner at my mom’s house swung right into it somehow. Fixing it is on the to do list but for now it’s covered in cardboard.

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The far end of the dining table is always a magnet for clutter.

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This area in the laundry room has become a staging area for all the tools and supplies we need for the projects we’re working on in the kitchen.

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The guest room. It’s where we put all our crap.

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It’s normal for kids’ rooms to be messy, right?

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What’s not so normal? A bedroom shared by two adults that looks like this. It’s hard motivating myself to keep it clean when we really only use it for sleeping and dressing.

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So I think that 30% of you are probably rolling your eyes because you don’t think it’s that messy at all, 15% of you are horrified that I’m such a slob, and the rest of you are somewhere in the middle. Where do you fall on the spectrum of home tidiness? This is messy for me now but you should’ve seen my college apartment. I’ve come a long way!

Ps you can see some prettier photos on our House Tour page.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


10 responses to Real Life House Tour

  1. I didn’t roll my eyes, but I don’t think it’s that bad at all. It’s REAL and HONEST. My house is about the same, but unfortunately I don’t have any one else in the house to blame for helping me create the mess. And my bed is ridiculous with clothes… I call it my second dresser lol. I always say I’d hate to see how bad my house would get if I had a baby and toys to put up all the time. But maybe that would be motivation to clean more?????
    Kudos to you for being a real person and not hiding behind a mask of perfection!

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap February 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

      I actually think my house might be worse if it was just me. I’d have no motivation to clean up after myself unless someone was coming over!

  2. Definitely rolling my eyes ;) I was a total neat freak pre-baby. Now my human tornado makes sure it’s a mess 24/7. I feel your pain. It’s stressful.

  3. My only thought? “I want your house!”

  4. I really don’t think it’s that bad. I’ve seen far worse. Toddlers and young kids just make it challenging to keep thinks neat, especially when your at home. Something like that quote, “Cleaning when the kids are around is like shoveling snow in a snowstorm.” And I know how quickly a room can go from tidy, to not-so-tidy…

  5. Mine is the same most of the time. And I don’t have anyone to blame it on!

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap February 4, 2014 at 10:48 am

      If I were single my place would still probably be a mess. It is nice to have a scapegoat though.

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