Today’s guest blogger is a new friend of mine, Denise. She writes at According to Denise, a fantastic blog about life! When you get done reading her post here be sure to head over and check out her blog! You can also find her as @acctodenise on Twitter and show her some “like” love on Facebook. Please welcome my bloggy friend, Denise!
I am so honored to be here on Adrienne’s blog today. We have gotten to know each other pretty well
working as Community Leads at The SITS Girls. She is a fabulous person and kick booty blogger so when
she asked me to write for her, I couldn’t say yes fast enough!
I decided to write about a very literal mess I am dealing with. My daughter’s room. I get antsy when
there is a lot of clutter around though you wouldn’t necessarily know that by looking at any flat surfaces
in my house. But my daughter raises the stakes like no other.
She will spend hours putting away her clothes and organizing her closet. She’s quite the fashionista so
that is important to her. But when it comes to her toys or books or other non-clothing items, she really
doesn’t care much. She will take out something to play with or read and not put it back. So eventually
every item in her room ends up on the floor. I can’t tell you how often I refuse to go in there because I
fear I will trip and break my neck.
She’s OK with no one coming into her room. She’s OK with a layer of books, toys and junk between her
feet and the floor. I wonder if she will be a hoarder when she grows up.
Here is a photo of her room after she and a friend were done playing. She didn’t see any reason to clean
On one hand I don’t know that cleaning her room is a battle worth fighting. It is her space and I want
to resist being too controlling. On the other hand, I CAN’T STAND IT! She has toys from when she was
a baby in there (which I guess is mostly my fault for not getting rid of them) so they are just a waste of
I am very curious to hear from other folks what they do when it comes to the cleanliness of their
children’s rooms. What do you do?
Denise is a wife, mom, step-mom, software engineer and sarcastic goofball with her heart on her sleeve.
Be sure to go show Denise some love at her place!