Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The House is to Blame

It's the house's fault it's such a mess all the time, not mine. Seriously. I'm not trying to blame my lack of housekeeping skills on the house...okay, maybe I am... Let me explain.

Super Hubby and I bought this old farmhouse a little over three years ago. The place was in shambles when we bought it (which is why it was so cheap!). We were looking for a fixer-upper and boy did we get what we asked for! Before we could move in Super Hubby had to completely gut and rebuild the bathroom. While he was working on that, I painted darn near every other room in the house. We ripped out carpet and filled multiple dumpsters full of crap.

When we finally moved in, we were so overwhelmed with all the work that still needed to be done that we just shoved boxes full of stuff in places that made no sense. Three years later and I'm still unorganized. Now this disorganization has become a monster that is eating my house room by room. Because we live in an old farmhouse we have no closet space. And I don't mean "Oh, I have closets, but I could use a few more." I mean seriously NO CLOSETS. I guess back in the late 1800's the builders didn't foresee how much useless crap the people of the next century would accumulate.

And don't even get me started on the kitchen. I do not have a pantry. At all. I have to store my boxed and canned goods on the spare kitchen sink counter. Yes, I have two sinks in my kitchen. WTF? They could build two sinks a hundred years ago, but not closets?!

So basically I have this huge old house full of crap that has nowhere to go. I need a serious organization intervention. I watch HGTV all the time and drool over the beautiful closets and storage units other lucky homeowners get all day every day. And yet, I have none. And don't even give me that "do more with less" line. I love my useless crap dearly!

Horrible Housewife Confession: I pile clean clothes on top of my dresser (and other places in my bedroom and laundry room) when my dresser drawers are full. This irritates Super Hubby beyond belief, but I can't stop!


  1. I feel your pain of No closets. Our house was built in 1890 and we have 1 closet downstairs and zero upstairs. So I AGREE! :)

  2. harm, oh how i love u :) i feel your pain on a messy house, but we all know how u love to do dishes :)but hang in there it will be your dream home some day and remember a home is where your family is :)

  3. Heather, I think you've just inspired a new post. Something along the lines of my love/hate relationship with dishes!

  4. This makes perfect sense to me. My husband and I bought a fixer-upper a few years ago and it was impossible to keep that place clean! It was so old no matter how much I organized and scrubbed there were always messy spots. So. . . relax, take a deep breath, and go fix the last thing that broke!

    - Lauren

  5. PS I tagged you in my game of tag! No pressure but it'll be fun so you should play!


  6. OMG!!! Youre sooooo funny, and I think we may have been seperated at birth!!! I have a funny story about laundry and a remodelled house with no excuse to be messy that still is.. lol!! Im following you now to keep up with your funny stories :)

    nice to "meet" you...