I’m joining in the Ultimate Blog Party over at 5 Minutes for Mom. Here’s a basic summary of what A Slob Comes Clean is all about:
I started my blog on the first day of school, in August ’09, because:
I’m a slob.
I was sick of being a slob, and tired of feeling helpless to change.
I had STUFF, way too much, and needed something to keep me focused on getting rid of it.
I knew how to clean, but was so random about it that I never had a clean house unless I knew the specific hour when the doorbell was supposed to ring.
I desperately wanted to start blogging, but could not justify letting one more thing take my focus away from my home.
Now, it’s a year and a half later, and:
I’m still a slob. I’ve learned that my brain is not like that of “normal” people, and I’ll always and forever have to make adjustments for my special-ness if I want to keep my home in order.
My house is generally livable now.
I have a lot less stuff, but a lot more stuff left to purge.
I know what needs to be done to have a clean house. There are days when I still don’t do those things, but now I get it.
What would you gain by joining me on my journey?
Honesty. Complete and total honesty. One of my main purposes in this blog was to make myself stop making excuses.
Reality. Other cleaning blogs have fabulous lists and ideas and charts for you to follow. I share my reality. I do have lists and charts and ideas, but my main purpose in sharing them is to show how they really work, for a real-life slob. Are they realistic? Do they solve my unique slob-problems? Are they sustainable?
Hope. By being consistent, staying focused, and sharing my deslobification process with others who have the same struggles, I have gained hope. Change is possible. It isn’t easy by any means, and it is far from instant . . . but it is definitely possible.
A Community. Believe me, when I started this blog, I was petrified that I would only receive mean and critical comments and that everyone who stumbled upon it would be horrified by the slob-thoughts I was admitting to. I am continually surprised and heartened to learn that I am far from alone. This blog is a positive place where it’s okay to be yourself. I hope you’ll stick around.