At my Lost 5th Season finale party, a first-time guest was complimenting my little abode and said "It must be easy to keep it clean since you're single and don't have kids." See, Chris. That's where you'd be wrong. I pride myself in being organized at work (although the chaos can overwhelm at times.) The inside of my car is clutter-free and ready for passengers. And my schedule works like clockwork - rarely late, rarely selfish.
However, my home can pile up at times. There are some snazzy benefits of living alone. But there are some costs as well. No one to share the bills with. No one to kill the bugs. And no one to cut their eyes at you when you take off your stilettos in the dining room and leave them there until you wear that wrap dress again. Some might view that as a positive, but when you are hosting a get-together, you need some temporary holding areas for the things you've left to linger throughout the house.
My primary drop-off spot is my bedroom. This is how it looked Wednesday night:
Notice the canvas totes holding groceries and other canvas totes. Note my "cleaning" iPod radio for when the inspiring move-your-booty-music needs to travel from room to room. At the back of the line are five of the 721 handbags that require a daily swap-out. And finally my most private confession: I cannot seem to open the hamper, so the clothes rest wearily on top.
No worries, the door stayed tightly shut and none of my guests were the wiser.
P.S. If my future husband is reading this, please go back and read blog posts about how fun I am and how I care about orphans and the hungry.
Any tips for the cluttered home? Confessions?