Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Why oh why



Do I let certain rooms of my house get overrun with clutter?



I had today off work - AWESOME. A day to play with the kids, sew, hang out.....



Oh No. I had to start cleaning out rooms.



Tyler's room looked like a bomb had gone off in it (and still does, really):


Then I got to the computer/sewing room. Pretty bad when I cannot get inside the door:




But....I cleaned out my roll top desk and moved it out into the family room. I'm thinking I can store IMPORTANT mail in here (like bills and such) and then we can pay them on a regular basis. No more hunting and searching for that elusive paper that got laid on the table 2 weeks ago. Do I need this roll top desk? Probably not....but.....Todd got it for me for a Christmas present the first Christmas we lived in this house....so I cannot bear to part with it.




Pretty bad when I have around the desk cleaned up, and I have 2 bags of trash to show for my efforts.


I'm working tomorrow til noon, so hopefully I can squeeze in some blog reading after work. I miss catching up with everyone terribly bad, but....duty is calling.


Hope everyone has a great evening!
Kris

18 comments:

Kristie said...

Save some energy and come clean my house! My boys rooms look worse than that!! I threatened to open the window and throw it all out! :) They only want to pick up enough to make a path to the bed! :(
Kristie

GARI said...

Oh, your house sounds (looks)like mine, but I found ways to avoid the cleaning part. LOL

Patty said...

Housework never seems to end; it reminds me of the saying "a man works from sun to sun but a woman’s work is never done”.

APA said...

I admit to going a little bonkers when I let things accumulate in the house, but I like nothing better then getting in some space and throwing things away. It's like a fresh start in an ordinary day! :)

Enjoy your day!

Ana :)

Valerie said...

It is amazing how it piles up if we aren't there. Just roll up your sleeves and get ur done! Then you can read blogs or sew. Sounds easier than it is. That is for sure.

scrappy quilter said...

Were you visiting my house? Don't beat yourself up. Sooner or later it gets done and if it doesn't that's okay too. Hugs..

Winifred said...

Oh I'm so messy nowadays. I never used to be but no matter how much I decide to tidy up I ge't sidetracked. I suppose a psychologist would say I don't really want to do it. Maybe
I don't.

warren said...

Our house seems to be in a constant state of "bombed out". We haul loads of trash out constantly but i think it must surely multiply!

craftycherry said...

clutter and mess ARE my life..and I hate it!! School holidays arrive this easter and althought I am behind I intend to not quilt or craft but just keep on topof things. When I need inspoiration I normally find some good housewife blogs when the blogger is right into organisation cleanliness and they usually have at least seven kids and homeschool and bake from scratch..that normally gets me into gear!!
Love Cherry

Miriam said...

I am right there with you on the accumulating stuff! Especially not being able to get into my "office" -- better known as the craft/sewing/school/computer/store everything when someone comes to the front door room. I hope you had some fun on your time off too!

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
Seems aWomans work is never done huh?
Have a great day!
Blessins',Lib

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
Seems aWomans work is never done huh?
Have a great day!
Blessins',Lib

audreypawdrey said...

You should see my sewing area. It is horrible! Good luck getting everything straightened up.:)

Gill - That British Woman said...

it could be worse you know, you could be living in our house, with boxes everywhere!!!

You're right when they say there is always tomorrow.

Gill in Canada

Philigry said...

i know. i have been trying to get things done outside like raking and stuff. i have no energy for crafting now! i bet you can get more things crossed off your list tomorrow!

Granny Lyn said...

I would trade your clutter for my dust anyday!!! Have a wonderful day of catching up on the blogs,,,and leave the clutter for another day,,,it will wait for you,,believe me!

jacquie said...

as i was packing this morning. i was asking myself..why do we have all the STUFF. books especially...it is so hard to move books..
good for you getting some cleaning done...i'm hoping to have some time for that this weekend.

Nancy M. said...

My house usually looks like a bomb went off too! It's so hard to keep it neat with two wild boys.