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.
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).
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.
The far end of the dining table is always a magnet for clutter.
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.
The guest room. It’s where we put all our crap.
It’s normal for kids’ rooms to be messy, right?
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.
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.