I’m Done Apologizing For My Messy House

The dreaded messy house. Does it bug you?

Recently one of my son’s classmates and their mom had to come over to our house to work on a school project.

Normally this wouldn’t be a problem but it sent me into a mini panic. Thanks to COVID, I haven’t had people {other than my mom and in-laws} over to our house in almost two years.

Needless to say with two kids and multiple quarantines, our house is well-loved and lived in. It’s MESSY!

messy house

I thought about moving the project to the garage. They could work on it out there and not have to visit the messy inside. However, our crazy weather in Michigan made that choice almost unbearable.

So I decided to clean – and by clean I mean power clean. You know that crazy clean up we used to do before guests would arrive? Yes after two years, I had to do that kind of cleaning. But then I stopped and realized that I didn’t care.

I didn’t care my house was messy. It shows my kids are having fun and are well-loved.

I don’t care if there are dirty dishes in the sink. It shows they are well fed.

I don’t care if there is a pile of laundry that needs to be folded. It shows they are warm and cared for.

So I’ve come to the realization that I’m done apologizing for my messy house to guests.

Am I going to continue to power clean before any more visitors arrive? Of course, but I will no longer feel guilty if everything is not impeccable.

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Sarah was born and raised in the Motor City but has called Mid-Michigan home now for over a decade. She worked as a television news reporter covering everything from breaking news, investigative stories, sports, and lifestyle but has stepped back from the industry to be a stay-at-home mom for her two kids. In between swim classes and t-ball practice, Sarah enjoys running and bowling (she is a former state champion). She also has her own blog, The TV Mommy - @SarahJaegerTV or @TheTVMommy - and owns her own video production business, April Lane Productions.