Sunday, November 8, 2015

What's Behind that Door?


I have little envy of the Real Housewives of any where. Their lives seem chaotic and filled with ridiculous drama that if not scripted,which I highly think it is, you couldn't make up. The weekend get aways at 5 star hotels and personal chefs-who care! I can meet up with a friend, a real friend, any weekend for a walk around a neighborhood and a stop at a coffee house, and sit down to a homemade pasta dinner. No, if there is anything I envy is the always immaculate and spotlessly clean homes. Of course these homes are camera ready at all times, and come with cleaning personell. I would love to live in a house in which I do not feel the need to keep certain doors closed at all times. 

While I know most people have a room of doom, the clutter room, the space with a head case, I seem to have many of them.  Closed doors are my friends. I can spend a whirlwind fifteen minutes and get my immediate walk in space tidy enough that I don't want to crawl in a drawer if my mother in law shows up, but if she opened those doors, I might burst into tears. Those doors are meant to stay shut, unless I or a family member open them. These are basic house grade doors-nothing unique.  But when they help hide my clutter, or my unmade bed and dirty laundry strewn shamelessly about the room, they became my ally.

A note about this post.
This post was originally one of my exercises from Sam and Writing. While Natalia Lialina from In the Writers Closet, has decided to end her blogs, I am eternally grateful to her. Her support, feedback, and push to write every day, sometimes about seemingly mundane things, has helped me uncover memories and invoked thoughts and ideas I didn't know I had.  I may be pulling a few others over to meet my Blog Every Day November goal.  #BEDN

6 comments:

  1. Living in Connecticut, there are lots of Colonial style houses (living area on main floor, bedrooms upstairs). I have a friend who always says, "if you go upstairs, I'm going to have to kill you". I can never seem to have both floors clean at the same time...

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    1. That style would have been so much better than my somewhat open floor plan. Bedroom and closets, if doors not shut are in full view.

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  2. One of the best remedies for clutter is living in a tiny city apartment. It gets to the stage where it's either the clutter or you.

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    1. I have been purging, but I am at the stage where I do long for smaller living space-not more storage.

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  3. Now imagine a mother in law who is incapable of not opening EVERY door, and drawer, and cupboard, and... oh, the torture! I think she has issues that only specialists could help. For real, we all have those doors closed for a reason, right? Like you said most people have a room of doom and a good many of us have an unmade bed and clothes strewn all over the bedroom, right? I'm with you on this one, once again.

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    1. At the last family gathering I held, DH's sister and nephew decided to check out all my rooms. In my head I was , "WTH!!" She claimed she wanted to see if we had done anything different since the older ids moved out. I said, "Yeah-I'm storing more clutter." Her eyes said it all what she thought of my housekeeping skills. This is why that was the last family gathering, at least for a while.

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