|Our family away from the untidy house.|
So there it is. I suppose untidy is just a nice way to say that our house is truly a pig sty. Maybe you think I am exaggerating but trust me, I'm not. My husband, children and I have accumulated nearly 20 years of stuff. We have all sorts of belongings from toys, clothes, books, camping equipment to kitchen gadgets, and the list goes on and on. We have a large home - 2100 square feet, not including a full attic and basement. There are piles of stuff everywhere! Let me give you two examples. To eat dinner every night, we have to move stuff to find the table. To get to the toys and art materials, we have to move shoes and bags. Our stuff has come to us in all the usual ways: gifts, things we bought that we had to have, hand-me-downs from family members that have moved, things that belong to organizations that we volunteer for and offered to store, and other stuff has just magically found its way here.
|Morning view from the dining room table. Coffee Anyone?|
Looking at our home in its current state of disarray is very discouraging! (sigh) So much so that I have been searching real estate websites for a better house. But it dawned on me, we have a nice home, in a great neighborhood and a mortgage we can afford. Why would we move? Maybe its not the house that is the problem, but the stuff in the house? Light bulb moment here! So I have decided that for my 39th Birthday gift to myself and my family will be to truly create a home we love coming home to. Now I just have to figure out how to do that!