Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Dirty Little Secret or a Beautiful Mess.

On Monday when I posted the picture of my nightstand, I figured one of two things would happen.  (1) Either you would think I was a total slob and threaten to call Hoarders on me, or (2) You would tell me you could totally relate to that mess.  So, which one was it?  Well, long story short…I’ll tell you later.

The good news is I actually cleaned off the night stand.  Go me!  The bad news is, there’s an even bigger mess behind door #2.  And with that, I give you:

My Closet!

This is looking in the closet, which is basically about all you can do…don’t even think about walking in there!


A view of the left side:


One of the shelves:


Another view of the floor:



So, why am I showing you this?  Well, I really want to get on that show Hoarders and I’m hoping someone will nominate me.  I kid, I kid.  You didn’t really think I was serious, did you?  Don’t answer that.

Last weekend I was staring into the abyss that is my closet, when I (jokingly) said to Shawn “What if this closet was a metaphor for my life?”  To which he replied “Cluttered, with a lot of pieces that don’t fit?”  Um, no.  That wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.

What does this mess say about me?  Quite frankly, all it says is “I am a busy wife and mother, who is lucky enough to have a cleaning lady, but when the cleaning lady comes we shove shit in every nook and cranny, so that she can…well, clean.”

Back to the original question, what happened when I posted the picture of my nightstand?  Some of you were shocked, some of you laughed, a lot of you loved it, and nobody called Hoarders.  And to my surprise (and delight) some of you said your nightstand looked a lot like mine!  Which leads me to this question, can anyone compete with my closet?  Is anyone brave enough to post a picture?

Stay tuned Friday for the best mess yet!  What do you suppose is behind door #3?


Christa said...

My closet is a mess too!! I posted a pic a few months back of my closet before I cleaned it and after I cleaned it! I was kinda embarrassed I posted the before pic, ha!

Kelsey Claire said...

I have a closet that I think could rival that one, but it might just look worse because it is alot smaller. I don't know if I am brave enough to show it though! I am glad I am not the only one without a pristine house!

{Kimber} said...

this was my closet up until a few days is now clean {er}


Melissa said...

I don't even have a closet! I have a modern-looking hanging rod in our bedroom that is my closet. In our bedroom we only have one small closet and my husband uses it - so I get this clothes-rod.

It would probably feel good if you were to clean out your closet and de-clutter.

I know I always feel good after a good de-cluttering!

Sparkling said...

dont' you know that to make it onto hoarders, you would have had to climb up onto the floor in your closet because there would have to be so much piled on the floor that you can't even get into the closet? and the fact that you have shoes in a shoe holder completely disqualifies you. you can't have any sense of where things go to be a hoarder. you just have to pile and pile and pile and make no sense of your files.

Charbelle said...

You're so fabulous!!! My closet isn't walk in, so I can't really compete but there is a pic on my blog of the pile of clothing that covers 1/2 my bed most of the time :)

Kristen @ said...

I missed your nightstand post but I went back and looked and it didn't look bad at all! haha. And your closet looks like mine! I need to clean it up :)

Hillary said...

Okay so I feel like I know you better than most, and I have to admit I'm in complete shock!

I remember you missing the bus because your hair wasn't quite right when there were probably days that I actually forgot to brush my hair all together. And now, 20 years later my closet is the way cleaner than yours! I think my mom would be proud...of me.

Can't wait to see what's behind door number 3!

Ange said...

I am TOTALLY emailing you a picture of my closet... which you can choose to post if you wish.

~Bekah said...

ok so i've been MIA from ur blog for some reason and missed a lot but i'm catchin up and here's what i think, we should do a "how messy is your nest" post/linky day and compare disaster-areas! LOL.. mine would DEFINITELY be the playroom! closet is a lot better than it was but it was like yours and oh, btw, i have that same jewelry case/stand! :) missed readin ur blog!

Just Add Walter said...

oh lordy.. my closet is a mess but mainly because my husband and I SHARE. I hate sharing... I keep hoping if I keep it messy enough that one day he'll move his stuff out into another bedroom!

Ange said...

I took the liberty to post my dirty closet pics on my page so that you were not going through this alone.

Jen said...

Uhm can I please come clean your closet for you?? I have real bad OCD when it comes to closets, cupboards, and pantries. I actually got anxiety while looking at the pictures. ;) I'm messed up in the head what can I say?

By the way LOVE the white purse you had hanging up!

Lindsey said...

My closet is a mess and so unorganized too!! I always tell myself I'm going to get busy in there and do something about it, but it never happens! {sigh} . . . maybe one day!! Thanks so much for sharing - I think most of us can relate!!

Mrs S said...

Perhaps your closet is just crying out for Goodwill? Or Ebay? Just think, then you'll have room to put more new stuff! hehe!

Amanda M. said...

I would like to let you know that I didn't see a mess at all. Instead I saw an awesome pair of red shoes. But like only the back half of them and I want to see the rest! I have shoe ADD, I think.

Jess said...

My husband's side of the closet looks like that.

Mine, well, doesn't. I'm a little psychotic about closets. Everything, really, except the basement. Even my fridge is ridiculous.

I can't help it. It keeps me sane. Well, sort of.

Amy said...

I totally relate to the closet mess! I have built in cubbies/ shelves...which in theory sounds great, but NO, it is not!

I don't have any drawers, so I have to fold everything and put it in the cubbies. And nothing is EVER folded perfect, so even at it's makes me stabby.

Solution: We are having the builder come back and build 2 chest of drawers in the closet.

(as soon as we find the $..which could be years)

AtYourCervix said...

I must respectfully disagree with you! That closet is clean and well organized, in my opinion. Purses hung up on the walls? Check. Clothes on hangers? Check. Clothes folded on the shelf? Check.

You simply must come fix my closets up!

Corrie and Phil said...

Door #3...the garage? Attic? BASEMENT???

Yankee Girl said...

I can totally relate, but Leland won't let it happen. He is a neat freak. However, when we moved into our house, we had an "overflow" room that housed everything we had no idea what to do with. It was a mess for a year. I think I might have to do a post on it....stay tuned for the pic!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

If I posted a picture of my closet, it would make you feel so much better, but Hoarders would definity be called.

Lil' Woman said...

I don't have that big of a closet but mine is pretty shitastic itself.