/**/ The Purposeful Wife: My Home is Buried Under Piles {Of Laundry, Dishes, Clutter}

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Home is Buried Under Piles {Of Laundry, Dishes, Clutter}

After two fun-filled weeks with my in-laws, this is what I am facing today:

They've been gone since Monday, and every day I've thought "TODAY will be the day that I get my house back in order." Yet every day there have been errands to run, people to see, places to go... and at the end of the day I'm still staring at the same discouraging old pile of dishes. And laundry. And clutter. 

These piles can really get a girl down. But today I am no longer making excuses, or putting things off, or hiding under my covers...

I'm going to take womanly dominion and tackle it, one piece at a time. Because each little step I take is one step closer....

Closer to the finish line of an orderly domain. And an orderly domain brings peace to my heart (and my husband's too).

Each little step of progress leaves me with a wholesome feeling of satisfaction, the knowledge that victory is drawing nigh. I can almost taste it!

Today I'll be rolling up my sleeves, turning up Pandora, and taking my home by storm. No more living by feelings, its time to live by faith!

(After pictures to come! Knowing that I have to post them will be extra motivation to just GET IT DONE!)

How long does it take you to get back in your groove after company? What do you do to inspire yourself when you feel weighed down under a messy home? 


  1. You know it is really encouraging when you see "Real" women's houses! Thank you for sharing it with 3 kids and a 4th on the way... it is good to know you are not the only wife out there who doesn't keep a perfect house!!
    I am rolling up my sleeves and joining you! <3

    1. Wow, #4 on the way! Congratulations :). You have a way better excuse for a messy house than I do, with only one, lol!Good luck tackling your home :).

  2. Amen to this! Mine looks the same! Great post!!

  3. Fortunately, company doesn't stay at our house anymore (no room). My house looks like this on a regular basis and it drives me nutso! Usually I'll put a movie on (folding laundry) or music while I get stuff done.

    1. Again, you have a way better excuse than me Jess!!! Triplets! Yikes. With all of the things you do do, you amaze me! I like watching movies and listening to music while folding and ironing also :).

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  5. Very encouraging to know that I am not the only one here! I struggle with piles often enough as it is, and just when I think I am finally starting to figure out how to handle it all, I got sick on Monday. And I'm still sick....and the 2 children are coming down with it as well...I am still in my nightgown, the sink and counter is full of dishes, I have unfolded laundry, my bedroom is a disaster, and I have no dinner plans (yet). I look forward to when I can tackle my house and get it back under control!


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