I am a Slob with a capital 'S'

My sewing machine is under this.
Sounds pretty harsh. Or you're grossed out. But it's nothing but the truth. I am a slob. And I'm finally coming to terms with my truth so I can change it. I was doing pretty good, but I'm still learning how to live life. I'm a solo human being. I don't speak to parents who I didn't grow up with. and the ones who raised me passed away years ago. No one was here to teach me how to adult so I'm still trying to figure it out. I'm extremely stubborn and way too smart for my own good. This isn't ego this is me acknowledging that I can talk my way out of doing anything because I'm smart enough to figure out rational reasons why.

I'm in love with minimalism but I struggle to wash my dishes on a regular basis. I've read a dozen books on letting go of possessions, learning how to feel if things give me joy, and simplifying everything. But what good is that when I wade through clothing on floors and step over the garbage bag at the front door four days in a row. 

Then I found this book. How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White. I read the introduction and cried. Because it's me. And not just a little me, like 5000% me. And the author speaks about her blog and how she wrote her blog, A Slob Comes Clean, and owned being a slob. And then how many people come out of the woodwork being the same. This book has changed my life. I want to buy a copy - but my finances are pretty strict right now. So I checked it out of the library again today to finish reading it. And I decided to blog my journey from slob to well, a managed slob. .

I did my dishes even when I didn't want to.
So here's phase one: admission. I am a slob. I don't want to be a slob any more. Author's book has a 30 day plan at the end which I am starting as soon as I buy some dish soap (see: I have reasons/excuses, but literally I have had none for days) because every day. All you do is your dishes. And if you try and skip ahead, Dana knows you will, and sneaks it in there to do your dishes. 

So here I go, to get some dish soap to do my dishes. 

Edit: At the posting of this blog I have been doing my dishes for 7 days (I'm ready for the next step!). However I've done a lot more in my home because I feel like I can. I have the energy to because it's not being drained out of me by stacks of unwashed dishes in my kitchen or piles of mugs on my bedside table. I'm starting to feel capable. And that my friends is worth a million bucks, or the price of this book. 

You can get a copy yourself through the authors book page here.

(Note: I am not affiliated with the author in any way, this book is just seriously changing my life.)


  1. I LOVE THIS POST!! I can feel you, I too am a slob! My husband travels, A LOT so most of the time it's just me and the dog and I hate doing dishes, and laundry, don't even get me started! I refuse to open the door to our spare bedroom out of fear of what might come out! Love this post and I look forward to future reads!

    1. I'm so glad you liked it! Half of me writing this series is for self-accountability and the other half is to help and share with others in the same position. I'm working on the second installment tonight!