I am not a Type A personality.
I am not super organized.
I do not have a special place in the cupboard for each grocery item.
I do not have a special place in my closet for every piece of clothing.
Let's not even talk about the shoes...suffice to say they "live" in the closet...but that's not where they spend the majority of their time.
My refrigerator is incredibly hard to find anything.
I do not load the dishwasher in a certain way.
It does not bother me that the bed is rarely made.
It takes a week for a mess to really bother me (exactly 3 days longer than it takes for it to bother my husband...or so he tells me)
I am not anal about any of these things.
And I'm just wondering, how the hell is everyone else so neat and tidy all the time?
I stop by people's houses unexpectedly and things are always put away, there are never messes lying all over the place.
THIS IS NOT THE CASE AT MY HOUSE.
If you popped by unexpectedly you would most surely find:
Breakfast dishes on the counter or the very least the pan I made breakfast in still sitting on the stove.
Coffee grounds on the coffee maker counter.
Various jackets and sweaters draped over various surfaces, chairs, tables, couches.
The couch blanket in disarray.
An unmade bed.
Clothes lying on top of the dresser.
And clothes all over the bathroom floor.
I find the repetition of tidying these things up EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. just beyond me, so once every 2 weeks the night before the cleaning lady arrives everything gets put away, whole house, top to bottom.
And for me, this is enough. BUT, I wish it wasn't. I want a neat and tidy house ALL THE TIME.
So, neat freaks of the world, what's your secret? Do you pick up the house every day? Do you just tidy as you go, ie. never leave the clothes on the bathroom floor so there's never clothes to pick up?
And PS my husband is just as "untidy" as I am, so not only do I have my own messes to deal with but his as well. And I can't stand the thought of picking up after him more than once every 2 weeks and the rest of the time IT'S REALLY JUST NAGGING.
And no one really wants to be a nagging wife.