Hello, and welcome to Neat House. Sweet Home®. I am delighted to have you over.
This blog was born one afternoon when cleaning a dingy and bent cookie sheet, and I realized that my belongings needed to be organized to enjoy life more.
Why was I wasting my time scrubbing an old cookie sheet when I had purchased new ones a few months back? I didn’t know where I placed them… and I never took the time to sort through the old ones and toss them.
At the same moment, I glanced at my kitchen counter cluttered with my son’s pre-school paperwork accumulated that week. I knew I had to do something.
But life works in mysterious ways, and if it wasn’t for that simple moment by the kitchen sink, I don’t think I would have thought about starting this blog.
Or at least to start a blog in the homemaking niche.
The ‘Neat House’ Part
I get it; we are always on the run. How can we possibly keep up with the house and keep it neat when we have to comply with work schedules, take the kids to and from school, sports, and everything in between? We have to plan and prepare nutritious and healthy meals for our family, run household errands, and be kind to friends and family by helping out in any possible way. Been there, done that.
- I want you to know that I believe that homemaking is not a race that you must win. To me, homemaking is a journey that you should enjoy.
- I want you to know that my house is not ‘that’ neat by any means. I pick up messes every single day, my kitchen counter will always hold papers and toys, and my sink will always have some dirty dishes waiting to be cleaned. Not to mention, my ‘creative room’ always looks like a glitter bomb went off.
This blog holds me accountable for working on it daily while enjoying the journey. And I do that by designing printable files, developing easy and inexpensive organization systems, and sharing them all with you.
The ‘Sweet Home’ Part
Like me, if you are reading this, you strive for an organized home. You want to come home and say: ‘ahh! home, sweet home.’ There is something about our lifestyles that cause us to be surrounded by clutter. And physical clutter translates into mental clutter.
The more you have, the more you are occupied. But the less you have the more free you are.~Mother Theresa
By decluttering our lives and finding a place for everything we own, we spend less time searching, sorting, and cleaning and more time doing what we are supposed to do: enjoy life.
So, Start Here
Wondering where to start? Easy. Here are my 10 reasons why you should be organized.
At Neat House. Sweet Home®, I believe that scattered toys, dirty dishes, and sticky floors are part of life. So, don’t think that I aim for perfection. I don’t; I am human… the DIYer kind of human 😉
At Neat House. Sweet Home®, I aim for a happy state of mind by developing simple systems that help me run my days smoother, so those toys can be picked up quickly, the dishes cleaned on time, and the floors cleaned regularly. No stress, no rush.
And if you are still looking for more inspiration or answers, you can always contact me; I personally read and reply to all emails from my readers!