Organizing bloggers are lying liars.
Oh, sure, I read everything about organizing that I can. I hoard their tips (and my own). I love the blogs. Organization porn is only surpassed by planner porn. I love it!
But, seriously, unless the bloggers are home full-time with NO kids, surely their kitchens sometimes look like mine?
You need to understand how this disaster happened. (You probably also need to know that it stayed this way for a couple of days. Oops.)
In my house, we erase the evidence of whatever we do (like cooking supper) and we do a load of dishes daily. So I was innocently cooking dinner, thinking I'd clean up right away. I had complete confidence that I had this.
But I forgot to check my planner, so as I served and ate dinner, I realized too late that it was time to bring my kid to his new black belt karate practice. We gathered up the belt and the bag and drove away.
Karate times had changed, but my husband didn't understand that, so he didn't tell me. We spent an extra half hour at karate.
When we returned home, it was late. Too late - and too aggravatingly unexpected - for me to focus on anything but going to bed.
That's how real life happens, right? Things happen, and our houses and systems and planners get out of control.
I figure that most organizing bloggers (at least, the human ones) must stage their photos.
Not me! Here, you get reality - the cold, ugly, harsh reality.
Welcome to Giftie Etcetera, where I show it like it is.
Keep erasing the evidence and doing daily chores. Don't stop checking your planner. But understand that things won't be perfect.
Perfect is not the goal. Aim for happy imperfection instead.
(Organizing bloggers are free to post links to their rebuttals in the comments. At least one of you must be super-human and really that organized, right? :) )