Okay, this is totally not related to creativeness. Or maybe it is. But I have a question that drives me crazy every day and I'm wondering if you have an answer to it: How on earth do people keep their houses in order 24/7?
I only have 2 kids and this is how my house looks 95% of the time and it makes my skin crawl. I can't stand it! I want to light a match and blow it up sometimes:
Before kids? Organized. After kids? Hoarders.
I'm constantly picking up the house, doing laundry, cleaning the kitchen, driving to and from school, running errands, making food, feeding and dressing little people, etc. I can barely squeeze in 2 showers a week (eh, TMI?) and some sewing. I can barely answer an email or even a text... or even write a blog post... or keep the house picked up in between it all!
So how on earth do you keep the house always tidy? Do you stay up till midnight every night organizing? I'm embarrassed to have people over because it's just a bomb all the time. Do you never sit down and constantly run around putting things where they belong?
I know we've outgrown our house - I've run out of creative places to stash toys (under the ottoman, in baskets everywhere, behind chairs, in the basement), the kitchen table is covered in stuff, I can barely close some of our kitchen cupboards because they're so full, there's barely enough room for the clothes to be put away in dressers, we don't have a linen closet - so all of the towels sit in stacks. Coat closet? overflowing. Bins for shoes? overflowing. basement stairs? stacks of stuff. It's horrible, horrible, horrible. But guess what? My sewing space? Organized. Honestly. It really is.
I either have too much stuff or not enough space, or maybe a combo of both. But I have to make it work somehow!
Most of my friend's houses? Tidy. HOW? Mine? Not Tidy. What am I doing wrong?
It baffles me. I just. Can't. Figure. It. Out!!!!
Help! Any tips or tricks or ideas? ... and thanks in advance for any advice you have ;o)