Of course, what you don’t see is what’s on the other side of the camera.
My daughter asked me yesterday when I was going to clean up the dining room, which was holding all the laundry room re-do stuff:
I said that it would be all cleaned up when I finished the laundry room. She said, “That’s ok, Mom, our house is always a mess. It’s because you’re a DIYer.”
To some extent, she’s right. I’m usually doing some project, which means that supplies and mess are out. I am always considering better ways to organize, rearrange, or paint a room. And, with that, comes a mess.
I just didn’t realize she thought we were always living in a mess.
Any home is going to have some degree of mess. We can’t have clean, pristine homes all the time. In fact, my daughter is one of the messiest people I know, ironically enough.
But I’m going to try to be better about containing and cleaning up my mess when I DIY. To that end, I’m setting some goals:
- Keep the mess contained during the project (i.e., try to only mess up one room at a time!).
- Clean up right after the project is done.
- Reorganize the basement to create more storage for project materials there.
- Do one project at a time.
Hopefully then my family won’t feel like they’re constantly living in a work zone.
What about you? Do you create a mess when doing home projects? How do you stay neat and organized? Share in the comments!