Tidy the House

“Tidy the house” is one of the last things I do before bed everyday.  I don’t always have time to clean as much as I would like to, but I always take time to tidy.  Why?  A tidy house gives the illusion of a clean house. It helps combat feeling overwhelmed by mess. A tidy house is much easier to clean and it just looks good!

“Tidy the house” for me means going through each room and putting it in order.  For  example, I usually start with the living room.  I fold up the quilts, put the couch pillows in place, straighten the magazines, remove any dishes – whatever else needs done to make the room look orderly.  Then I move to the next room and do the same thing.  It’s really just a matter of putting things away.

It sounds like a big undertaking. It isn’t. If you do it regularly throughout the day – or delegate it to your minions, it doesn’t take very long and your house is always a few minutes away from being company ready.

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Born in Kentucky, I am a wife and mom to 1 son and 2 daughters . I have an ink pen obsession, as well as a love for all things planner. I have been married for 10 years to my high school crush. I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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7 thoughts on “Tidy the House

  1. We are so alike. I an a cleaner, always cleaning and picking. I hate clutter and I resonate so much with what you said about the house being better when it is picked up and “just looks good”.

  2. I don’t like clutter and used to be so good at keeping my spaces neat growing up. Now with a family, I’ve had to re-learn, and it took me a long time to realize it was because now we have too much stuff! We spend a lot of time making fun messes and cleaning up, and happily slowly get our clutter level lower and lower even as more toys come in. Thank you, your writing encourages me to keep doing it! 🙂

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