Confessions From a Lazy Hoarder

I have a confession to make – I HATE CLEANING!

I am one of the messiest people I know. I absolutely despise housework. It’s not that I am incapable… I simply just cannot stand it!

Contrary to popular belief, not all women, or mothers’ specifically are wired with that special cleanliness gene that keeps the house spotless, the kitchen sparkling and beds made.

Nope. Instead I am here leaving my dirty plate in the sink. The dishwasher needs emptying. I think to myself ‘I will do it later… tomorrow…on the weekend’. Or hoarding random crap on my kitchen bench, as it is a convenient dumping ground. Or simply being too lazy to put my clean laundry away in the closet after it’s dried.

Following on from that clean laundry one, here’s a really bad example: In our bedroom we still have our daughter’s bassinette set up, which she outgrew at around 5 months. It stayed there mostly out of convenience of not knowing where to store it after it wasn’t needed. But in more recent months, it’s been re-purposed. You guessed it… my clean laundry now ends up in the bassinette.

Totally convenient place to find my favourite, most worn clothes. Not so great on avoiding wrinkles though!

Sure I wish I was neater. Of course. Who doesn’t?

I wish I could abandon my hoarding ways. I’ve wished this for a couple of years now. But like any habit I suppose, it takes time to correct these bad habits.


I’m aiming towards minimalist style, like my mum. And wouldn’t mind adopting a few clean freak habits like my bestie Kelly. But that’s not me. Not yet anyway!

It’s not all bad though. It can be said that mess is a sign ofย a creative mind.

Creativity is something I certainly have. Every day of my life involves something creative. Whether it be scrapbooking in my overfilled, cluttered and disorganised scrapbooking room, sewing something new on my kitchen table (and taking over the dining area too), or writing here on this blog, creativity is such a vital part of my life and who I am.

There are simply not enough hours in the day to do all of that plus be neat and tidy too…

But I hate started my journey towards a cleaner routine, a less cluttered home and better habits. The journey is one I’ve had in the works for years, but I am happy to say this week I took some big steps towards making big change. Here’s step one. Actually make that step two… step one is admitting I have a problem ๐Ÿ™‚

Are you messy like me? Or a total clean freak? Minimalist or Hoarder?

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7 thoughts on “Confessions From a Lazy Hoarder

  1. Holly, you are my favorite mom now!! I am exactly like you, I despise cleaning! There are so many other wonderful and exciting things to do each day, who wants to waste their life away pushing a mop around, right??

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  2. Hand up as a messy mum here too! I would rather do pretty much anything else than clean and tidy. I was actually a neat freak for a long time when on my own but dealing with the mess of a husband and 3 kids has cured me of that. There are SO many better things to do than cleaning and tidying! Thanks so much for linking up Holly – lovely to have found your blog x

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  3. I’m messy over there too. It’s been a busy work week for both my husband and me and neither of us have cleaned all week. So…. guess what my Friday night plan is at the moment?

    That’s right! Finishing Season 2 of Heroes on DVD! I may do some cleaning first while I give my kids a bath. We’ll see where my day takes me…

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    • Sounds just like my week… yet again. Hubby just cleaned the kitchen though and I put the robo vacuum on. That’s sort of like me doing something useful. Hope you enjoyed your DVD time!

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