Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sorry about the mess.

How many times have you said those words when someone came to your home? I have to admit, I say those words far too many times. Why do we always apologize for our homes not looking "magazine clean"?! Homes are meant to be lived in, and while I'm sure we all desire to keep our homes clean and tidy, don't we all realize that life is messy? We should give ourselves (and others) a bit of a break.

How many times have you not invited people over because your home was messy? It's something I have been tempted to do, but I always remember to shake myself out of it. Why would I allow myself to miss out on great company just because my home isn't as tidy as I hope for? That's just plain lame in my book. And when you live in a house that is always full of projects, always being improved, mess is just part of the game.

What do you say? Let's all relax a bit and give ourselves, and everyone else, a break. Let's remember what home is really all about (hint, it's not about looking like a magazine photo, as pretty as those may be).


  1. The 'Fly Lady' calls this C.H.A.O.S. or Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome! Sort of sad.....

    Great post on a great topic!

  2. Lol! Love this post! My guy scratches his head wondering why I frantically tidy things up before people come over, he's convinced they wouldn't care and I am inclined to agree but I just can't help myself!

  3. Meghan I tidy up tons too, even though I know that it really doesn't matter. Seems to be something we all do. :) I'm trying to be better about it though.


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