To the Mom with a Clean House

I don’t know about you, but I’ve read and seen so many blog posts and Instagram pictures about women encouraging others that “it’s okay to not have a clean house.” Which they are right and I’m so glad that these women are encouraging others when they “let their house go.” I mean I get it, kids take up a lot of time and they do make messes. But I’m here to encourage the women, the mothers, who actually keep a clean house.

I’m one of them. Sure some days the dishes pile up, there a toys from one end of the house to other and I didn’t get around to tackling the mountain of laundry. But. Most of the day, I have a clean house. There may be toys on the floor, but the house is clean. I for one feel like a much better wife, mother and all around person when my house is clean and organized. I’m one who tends to get in a bad mood, cranky, my anxiety kicks in and I’m very impatient when things around the house pile up. I like having clean floors, counters cleared and laundry washed, dried and put away. I’m not perfect, trust me. There are days when my house is a disaster, but I can’t stand it. On those days, I have to give myself a pep talk.

A clean house with toys all over the floor is how I roll. It’s how I like it. I don’t spend every second of every day cleaning my house. I actually spend the majority of the day with my kid playing or off on an adventure. So you’re probably wondering if I spend so much time being a mom how I keep my house clean. Well, I pick up the mess I make before I make another one. I take a few minutes throughout the day to tidy up and let me son be independent.

So whether you keep a clean house or let your house go, it doesn’t matter and we shouldn’t judge or compare our life to one another. Some of us need a clean house and some of us don’t. There’s nothing wrong with either lifestyle (as long as you’re not actually living in filth). The moral of this post is, if you’re a mom who likes a clean house, you’re not alone. I’m right there with you. I’m sure there are plenty of us in this world who are like this. I grew up with a mom who ran a clean house, maybe that’s where I get it from. But I like having a clean house. It makes me feel good knowing that I have a clean house for my son to play in and a clean house for my husband to come too. Sure, some days the house is a mess and I just roll with it but most of the time you feel find my house tidied up, with some toys on the floor and a candle going because that’s just how I roll.