I saw the following question posed on an internet forum the other day.
“What room do you always like to keep tidy?”
The answers were as wide-ranging as there are people. My favourite was probably, “The guest toilet – the family are banned from using it”.
Of course then there is the small matter of interpretation. What do you regard as a tidy room? Pristine? Basically clean? No clutter?
A tidy room in a home with a number of children might be vastly different from a single or two adult household.
The 2 rooms that are always clean and tidy at our place are the bathroom and the guest bedroom. As one clever person observed, no-one actually ‘lives’ in a bathroom, therefore, therefore it is easier to keep tidy. After having lived with 2 teenage daughters I would dispute that assertion in some instances. Our bathroom now is small and sparsely furnished and requires only a quick wipe to look fresh and sparkling.
I find it interesting to note that the 2 rooms that are the most difficult to keep tidy are the study and the sewing room. I don’t think that it is any coincidence that these are the areas that still require more decluttering.
Tables should be clear surfaces ready to be used.
What rooms do you always like to be tidy? What are the challenges you face? Are there rooms that defy even the best of intentions?
I would love to hear what you think and perhaps we can work together to make some progress.