Dirty dishes in the oven. 

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It’s not so much that I don’t know how to clean as it is that I have always been a chronic slob. I tried to find a more flattering word. But slob might be the most flattering word to describe my house keeping.

I see those memes about husbands who leave their dirty clothes RIGHT NEXT TO the dirty clothes hamper….and in my marriage, that is ALL me. It is me driving him absolutely bonkers.

When we first started dating, he called and was going to come over to my apartment to watch a movie. My place was a disaster. So I threw everything I could into my closet. The dirty dishes were hidden away in the oven.

After a whirlwind romance, we were expecting a baby and living together. My cover was blown. I couldn’t hide everything in the closet anymore.

For a man who was very tidy, put away, organized, and an extreme creature of habit, this was not what he had in mind!

We’ve been together for about 9 years now. We did eventually get married and popped out another kid. But that’s another night. My slob habits a constant trigger for some pretty gnarly “conversations” and “disagreements.” 😂😂😂

I have constantly tried to work and improve, but becoming a tidy person seemed unattainable. Until I picked up a random book in Costco.

Ok. So the title says “life-changing,” which seemed quite a bit far fetched but I knew it couldn’t hurt!

After the first day of reading I was hooked! It was as if a huge lightbulb had been turned on. For the first time, my habits and an actual method to put them in check was presented to me.

I don’t want to give too much away. But if you struggle at all with a feeling that if you aren’t cleaning 24/7, your home will never be picked up, read this book. If you suffer from anxiety, check out this book. If you find it hard to sleep or relax at home, read this book.

It can be a bit hokey in parts, but stick with it!

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