The 3-bin laundry hamper in my bedroom is almost empty. There are only a few items in one bin of it, but even that bin was empty yesterday. Though I noticed some clothes on my boys' floor that will likely be dragged to the hamper later today.
I decided that I needed to celebrate this laundry accomplishment! So I decided to post a silly blog post about catching up on the mountain of laundry. But as I started to write, I realized that it's not really funny. It's not funny that I have been continually behind on laundry for the past ... who knows how long?
I've fallen out of my laundry routine somehow. I am not sure what happened, but I'm trying to re-establish that routine. Actually, I am trying to make my entire home a priority again.
My role as a home-maker is to make my family's life beautiful and comfortable, even though the process of doing so is often mundane and repetitive. So keeping up with the laundry is important. Fixing those irritating organizational problems is important. Planning meals (rather than scouring the kitchen at the last minute for ideas) is important. Cleaning house is important.
Should I admit that there is one room we still haven't unpacked since we moved here? And that it became the catch-all for junk over the past three years? Worse yet, it's the back-entry room, so we occasionally have to lead people through it, into the kitchen. It's been ages since I even tried to organize that room or clean it up, and I need to make it a priority. I need to find homes for the clutter we've tossed in there, and make it look decent. I'm tired of trying to catch guests in the driveway and lead them to the other door. I'm tired of apologizing for the mess. I'm ashamed that I've failed in my role as home-maker, as far as that room goes.
If I intend to open my home to others, and I do, then I also need to be re-inspired to make my home-making a priority. I need to do my housework well, not quickly and half-heartedly. I need to set a better example for my children. I may not like certain aspects of my home, but I can still make it beautiful and organized.
Trying to regain my focus,