Clutter, Clutter, Everywhere

posted by Momo Fali on December 11, 2011

The other day, me, my friend Bean and our two families were talking about getting together. We were going to go to Bean’s house.

She said, “If you come over, you need to know that my house is a mess. There is clutter everywhere.”

I assured her, that I completely understood, but I don’t think she believed me. I’m here to tell her that she’s not alone. Here’s why…

This is my dining room table. Also, you should know that we recently ATE at this table while this massive pile sat with us. I had to do a two-armed swoop to push everything to one side, because the only other place to sit is our breakfast nook and that space doesn’t look any better.

Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

1. Lots of socks, because my husband has started doing the laundry and he won’t cart them around like I do. Now, they include one baseball and one softball sock from the games that were played IN JULY.

2. Two first aid kits.

3. Golf balls in a Santa bag.

4. Two mini water bottles.

5. Last week’s clean laundry; some thrown over chairs, some folded, but for goodness sake, NOT PUT AWAY.

6. A coverless book called Magic Eye II.

7. Buried under the book is a stuffed reindeer named Comet.

8. Buried under all of it is a homework assignment. Lucky, for us, it was from three weeks ago.

9. And, the white thing that looks like a tablecloth, is actually the table pad from Thanksgiving dinner.

Stay tuned for next time, when I make Bean feel even better about her house when I post a picture of my kitchen counter!

    Comments

  • meleah rebeccah


    that looks just like OUR kitchen table.

  • Goddess in Progress


    What is it about the dining room table that attracts SO MUCH CRAP? Of course, sitting here at my desk… well, that’s an unbelievable disaster, too. Ugh.

  • Kristin


    My boys just referred to the dining room as the “Lego Room”…. Don’t know how we are going to eat christmas dinner.

  • Christina


    That looks like pretty much every horizontal surface in my house.

    Just earlier today, I had to convince Mira that we really did have a 4th bed in our house. She had no idea the guest bed was actually a bed – she thought that was just the surface where I sort all the clean laundry. (And then leave it there for days.)

  • Junk Drawer Kathy


    Oh, yeah. Been there. Am there. I have a clown wig on my kitchen table. Baseball cap. Bills. Physical therapy exercise instructions. And a cat. There’s always a cat here.

    You’re so silly. Everyone knows that laundry goes on the kitchen island. Where ours is. Geesh.

  • UP


    I just keep waiting for the folks from Hoarders to show UP!

    UP

  • Sarah


    Ah kindred spirits! I am routinely horrified by my kitchen counters. No freakin’ wonder I don’t cook. Thank you for this Monday spirit-lifter – it’s always good to know I’m not alone.

  • Amie


    I cannot relate to this in any way whatsoever, as my house is spotless. NOT!

    (but it will be by Friday night, when my mom arrives to spend the weekend)

  • Misty


    Here’s what i’ve learned recently… Life is rude. That’s it. Life is rude, does not observe boundaries and is COMPLETELY disrespectful of our need for things like clear tables, counters, empty sinks, folded laundry and the cleanliness of our cars. it just jumps in and messes it all up…

  • Tara R.


    My home has that ‘comfortable lived-in’ decor. Sounds so much more homey than ‘cluttered.’ Clutter Mavens unite!

  • The Crafty Wify


    Both our dining table and coffee table are a mess! LOL In fact, we don’t eat the dining table anymore. I know “de” cluttering both won’t kill me, but why take the chance when I can be busy making jewelries.
    (Ssshhhh, don’t let my husband read this. LOL)

  • AlisonH


    Oh good we’re not the only ones!

  • K A B L O O E Y


    How did you get in my house?

    Thank you so much for this post; it was like a public service announcement, it made me feel so much better. Because the only way I know I have a dining room table is that I know gravity exists. Because if there wasn’t a table under all that crap, it would be hovering three feet off the floor.

  • MommyTime


    I know this post is old, but I’m catching up in my reader because I’m tired from all the cleaning and present wrapping — and I just had to tell you THANK YOU. This makes me feel so much better. My dining room table looks much the same, and it’s been getting me really down. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who makes piles, leaves table clothes on for a long time, and generally needs more help than she has to get it all put away. This post was like an early Christmas present.

    May your home be shiny and bright. (And may the door to that one room, where you shove all the stuff so the rest of the place looks good, stay firmly shut. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  • lindajones


    I see a spot where once could eat, so it isn’t really cluttered. sorry.

  • lindajones


    ONE could eat– I hit send way too fast.

  • Mrs4444


    Looks very familiar, sadly. I clean it at least once a week, but it never lasts….why bother?

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