Thursday, January 24, 2013

This Is Real Life.

Hello Well and Cleanly readers! It's Thursday evening and I thought I would give you a true status report on the state of my apartment as the working week is thankfully coming to a close. Although I'm still going to have to deal with yet another day of sub zero weather tomorrow!  (I know that has nothing to do with anything, but seriously, it's hard not to talk about this weather.)

Anyway, remember the cleaning schedule idea? I TOTALLY ignored it! Like I wrote that post, was all, "I'm going to try this for the sake of my blog," and now it's Thursday and this is my house:


Yes, I know I have beautiful high ceilings and windows.  But let's look a little closer, shall we? That would be a pair of boot warmers and various other wollen delights on my kitchen table.  Along with mail and a bottle of wine.


Here we have a blender that I put on the dresser because I ran out of room while making dinner on Tuesday.  It's still there.  Along with various piles forming.


Yes those are my pajamas on the bathroom floor.  They've been there since this morning, thank you very much.


Um...yeah.  At least all of those dishes are clean.


Desk situation, actually pretty much always looks like this no matter what.


And the bedroom.  Note the made bed though!  Mainly the issue here is clothes.  I've been avoiding putting my heavy sweater bin back on the top shelf of my closet. Can you blame me?




So to reiterate, Well and Cleanly:



Well and Ugly:















Did anyone of you try and succeed? Please tell me in the comments!  Also, if you tried and failed like me, or more like barely even/didn't even try and failed, tell me in the comments too!

This week has been good, if not chilled to the bone, and I feel like I've been inspired and productive in all areas of my writing (blog, novel, class that I'm taking) which is such a great feeling, and one that I know doesn't last forever.  I'm trying to appreciate it and use it to stay motivated, hence no cleaning.  You know how the saying goes, "a clean house is a sign of a wasted life." Which I obviously don't agree with (duh!) but totally get.  And let's face it, my apartment pretty much always looks like this on a Thursday, if I'm really being honest here.


Welcome to my real life.  Okay, now I have to go and pick up all that shit.

16 comments:

  1. My boyfriend and I made a chore chart as part of our New Year's resolutions...I am the messy one he is the neat freak. It was great for the first week but I have totally slacked off!

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    1. Ah yes, the "chore chart" I've never actually done one of those!

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  2. What an amazing, honest post. I love this!

    Your house is still gorgeous- What an amazing high ceiling and so light too! You're very lucky!

    Becky
    xx

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    1. Thanks Becky! I know, the light in the apartment is really special. :)

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  3. I love this post because I hate feeling like my little weekly messes are totally unique to me and no one else has that problem, because whenever I go over to someone's place, they have cleaned up before I arrive! Why is it so hard to pick up pajamas off the bathroom floor!? I leave mine there all the time! It drives me insane but I still do it.

    I have been following your cleaning series and getting inspired to clean my place though! My apartment is a townhouse kind of layout and yesterday I cleaned the entire downstairs and even mopped! Today I hope to tackle the upstairs. I've been working from home more than usual lately and I feel very unproductive when things are messy, which a lot of times sadly, they are. Thanks for inspiring me!

    Totally going to try your oven cleaning tip this weekend too. :)

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    1. Thanks Kristen! So glad you're feeling inspired! I also feel like I can't be productive when my apartment is a mess. Unless it inspires me to write a blog post about it lol.

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  4. Gosh, if this is untidy, then I live in a hot, hot mess! Your apartment still looks so clean and organized! And I also think I'm a little bit in love with it. What a cozy place!

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    1. Haha! Thanks Annika, I try to make it cozy and homey :)

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  5. Um... that doesn't seem that bad to me! And no, no I didn't even attempt the schedule; I had this idea you only posted it a few hours ago and I might get round to it... later?

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    1. LOL, I know, and now it's Friday. Thanks Sarah!

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  6. Your place is so cute! It doesn't seem that bad--at least all the dishes are clean, which is the most one can hope for:) Thanks for being real with us. Now it doesn't make me feel so bad that I didn't clean anything this week. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Your home is so beautiful! And I love the picture of Great Britain above your bed haha (I live on the left, at the bit where it goes skinny, second bump down in case you were wondering). I'd love to have a super clean house all of the time but there's always washing up to do, or clothes on the floor. There are too many more fun things to do than clean up. I start (and fail) a schedule every week!

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    1. Thanks Suzy! You know how I can be a bit of an Anglophile :) THe poster is actually a collage of British author's names. I got it here! http://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/literary-map-of-britain-and-n-ireland-2678-p.asp

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  8. I love your honesty, and your apartment! I'm the same way when it comes to cleaning; I do have a bit of a routine, but sometimes real life (or laziness) gets in the way of adhering to it. :)

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  9. Uhm.....I'm in love with you place. And your decor!

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