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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Come Out Of The Closet...

When my "friend", Julie outed me I shared that I am a neat freak, I received a mixed reaction.
Some of you were all "A messy home is a happy home!" 
Others of you were all "A tidy house keeps Mama happy- and we all know that if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!"
But, mostly...I got the stink-eye. Can't trust a neat freak. Next thing you know, she'll try to make you a neat freak! Coming over to your house, with her Windex all up in your face. 
Let me be clear. I am a neat freak. Love me some tidy cupboards! Loud and proud about it. 
BUT! Even though I loooove my house to be tidy and everything in it's place, it doesn't always show it. 
I haven't seen the floor in my son's bedroom since 2009.
My laundry pile is reaching epic heights.
The canned goods in my cupboard are not in alphabetical order anymore. (Just shut up right now) 
Sometimes, just sometimes, I leave dirty dishes in the sink until morning. 
I am what I am. 
Here are some images that make the heart of a neat freak skip a beat!



                                                             Source: closetcouture.com via Kerry on Pinterest










                                                                         Source: tatertotsandjello.com via Kerry on Pinterest


                                 I have 4 kiddos so these "homework bins" appealed to me!


                                                                            Source: the36thavenue.com via Kerry on Pinterest

                 I love the idea of being able to close the door!

Source: houzz.com via Kerry on Pinterest



Don't even get me started on the injustice of how the media treats neat freaks. I mean, HELLO! Have you ever seen "Sleeping With The Enemy"?
There is room for all of us! Slobs, neat freaks and everyone in between. I won't judge your dishes on the counter if you don't judge my color coded closet!


Link Par-taaay at:
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/
http://tatertotsandjello.com/
http://whipperberry.com/
http://www.serenitynowblog.com/
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/

15 comments:

  1. To be clear, I WANT to be a neat freak, just like you. But I just don't have it in me. :)

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  2. I found you on A Beach Cottage's linky page. You're a hoot! This particular post actually made me LOL (alphabetized canned goods, can I ever relate.) Think I'm gonna hafta follow you, just so I can see how much trouble you get into. LOL! Come see me at readyhome.blogspot.com when you get a chance.

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  3. I'm drooling. I am a neat freak and this makes my morning!

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  4. I'm a total slob, and these images totally appeal to me. If my house looked like that, I'd be super happy. Love the glass cupboard for the shoes.

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  5. Right there with you Julie! Plus, any time I try, the other people in this house come home and in 2 minutes it's all over!

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  6. Yes, I wish I was that neat too, but it just isn't happenin'. What I really want to know, though, from that top photo, is: Who on earth has that many sweaters?! And in nearly identical colors!

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  7. I'm a neat freak too, most of the time...and yes my closet is also color coordinated LOL. Popping in from At the Picket Fence. Great post. : )

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  8. I'd say I'm not a total neat freak (the top drawer in my dresser, for example, is kind of a catch-all), but I admit it--I DO LIKE NEAT AND TIDY! It's very calming to me. And I like your 'tude--I won't judge you if you don't judge me. Good for you!! :)

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  9. Neat freaks unite!! :-)I am a modified neat freak in that I love to have things tidy but when you have little kiddos there is only so much you can do without driving them all crazy and making them feel like they can't just relax, you know? There are spots in my son's room that I'm pretty sure haven't been vacuumed since we moved in (3 years ago) as they are covered in Legos. But, I'm with you on feeling like I get judged for having a tidy, organized home so this post was right up my alley...plus you are hysterical! :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  10. I hopped on over from Serenity Now to check out all this neat freak inspiration! I especially love the clear jars as I have a whole lot of crafting materials that could use some organization! Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!

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  11. I am a failed neat freak. I really want to be, but I'm just to lazy to care about it most days! Actually, the cans in my pantry are organized, but don't even think about looking in my fridge:) Stopping by from Serenity Now.

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  12. I love neat freaks!!! I can't stand leaving dirty dishes in my sink overnight. Even if I try to it just eats away at me and I have to get up and do the dishes no matter how late it is!

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  13. I suppose it is all relative, but like you I love things neat and tidy. I live in an old cottage, so that closet is a dream for me!

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  14. you are so funny! I'm an aspiring neat freak. Two rooms are a bit out of sorts just now, so I keep the door closed. You know what they say--out of sight and all. I've so got to find out if Checkered Moon is an online merchant. Love your photos of their products! Great to meet you, xo, Diane

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  15. This is so neat!
    Please come and share at:
    www.mychristian-life.blogpsot.com

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