Thursday, November 4, 2010

In which I roll my eyes

What I have done:



What I have not done:





Why does my house get messier the deeper I clean it?!

20 comments:

Megan said...

It's not messier. It's lived in. It's home. And now it's organized.

Courtney Wilson said...

Uh... doesn't it always happen that way?

LisAway said...

Looking AWESOME, those cupboards and stuff!! My in-laws are coming tomorrow to stay with the kids for a week while we go to the temple and my kitchen (and bathroom) cupboards have been in desperate need of an overhaul (since waaaay before Spencer was born!) so I've been doing the same yesterday and today.

charrette said...

Your deep-cleaning looks awesome! I'm convinced it's not possible to have the whole house clean at the same time. There's always some destruction going on while the good is happening.

The Jensen Family said...

I say, if you have a perfect clean home, you aren't spending enough time with the kids. If your home is a complete mess, you are not spending enough time on your home. A little here and a little there is just right! Good Job!

Just SO said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one this happens to! But the deep cleaning looks fabulous!!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I have totally been doing that same thing this last couple of weeks...with the same exact result!!

Anne said...

This happens to me too- it works better when you "lay the foundation" before deep cleaning, but doesn't always happen that way : )
Your pantry looks amazing!

Kimberly said...

Oh wow...that is my life, my house. Well, except mine isn't half so pretty. I've been focusing on organizing things so they won't GET so messy in the first place, but the rest of the house falls apart whenever I tackle a big project. Drives me MENTAL.

Mrs. M said...

What is it about us that makes us do things this way? My husband is really good at cleaning fast and making the public areas look better; he says he learned it as a teenager in those minutes between when he heard the garage door and his parents walk in.

Stepper the Mighty said...

Uhm...you have a great house. And those bats on the wall still make me smile.

just put pilgrim hats on 'em! Then Christmas hats! Leave 'em up 'til January!

Right now I can manage about 2.5 chores per day. So my house hasn't been completely clean for a while. If I have a Saturday where I'm not home all day cleaning? Things pile up and It's hopeless until the next full Saturday devoted to cleaning.

And I just live in a basement!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

When I saw that picture of your kitchen, I wanted to hug you. Seriously, it almost made me cry because I've been quite angry at myself today for things I've neglected and it felt so nice to not be alone in that.

Kristi said...

THANK YOUfor posting that!!!! Your home always looks so perfect adn clean - I am glad that you have days like that too!

Rachel Sue said...

I love you for posting those pics. Seriously love you. Because it gives me hope that if an incredible mom like you could let that happen, then there is still hope for me!

Tobi said...

Most days I feel like even though I'm cleaning and organizing...the house will just never be 'DONE'. There is always some project waiting to be tackled. Your pictures are refreshing. And my house currently looks exactly like yours. I'm not even cleaning it. Instead I'm commenting your blog. Much better use of my time. =)

Rae said...

I know I don't "know" you, and we've only even exchanged a couple of emails--but this post and the one before it make me feel as though we are kindred spirits. I love these posts.

Shellie said...

Because you have "help". Look at the glass is half full and focus on what you have done :).

Amy said...

I struggle to keep the house clean even now, and it's just Dave and I! Don't worry about it too much, it will get cleaned eventually. It will drive you nuts until it does ;)

Bethany said...

Eh, can't do everything, right? The organization looks great!! :)

Tessa Nelson said...

ohmygosh, I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL! I'm so glad my kitchen isn't the only one that look like that sometimes!