10 replies to “#trashouttuesday / where to start when you feel like giving up on your cluttered messy home

  1. Starr, don’t be so hard on yourself. A perfect house doesn’t mean the person has a perfect life. Embrace the clutter and enjoy your children. The time will come too soon when the chatter is gone, no one is there to make a mess and you will wish you could turn back the clock. We all have regrets. Just keep trying, giving it your best and it will all work out. We Love you and yours, even with all the imperfections that make us who we are. If you spent all your time cleaning in order to have the perfect house, you would not have time for all the fun you create for those dearest to your heart. Take a deep breath, get a little extra sleep and things will be brighter tomorrow. I promise.

    1. Mom, the tears started flowing as I read your comments last night. Thank you for reminding me of what matters on days when I crumble over all the pressures. Thank you for being such an example for me and our kids. We love you!

  2. You are definitely not alone! I think most women feel like that on a daily basis! I always go to God to give me strength!
    Philippians 4:13
    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
    Love you my beautiful friend and see you soon!

  3. Starr, thanks for being so real. I have been working 45-50 hours a week , as soon as I get home it straight to my college books. I watched no TV and only see my family at dinner. Dishes need to be washed, laundry is piled high and the bathrooms are dirty. I am so very stressed because I to would like to have that clean uncluttered home. It’s not working in my life right know. God help me put this all in perspective yesterday when found out on of my patient had passed away due to suicide. Life is tough but impossible without Jesus. The house can be messy and school can take awhile but I have learn to run to the open arms of Jesus to help me keep from the stress away. I have gone back to spending time with Lord daily it makes all the difference.

    1. Thanks for your words, Karen! I know this season is trying on you. You’re so right. If we remember our foundation is spending time with Him first, all the other details will work themselves out and He will surely give us exactly what we need. Miss your family so much!

  4. When I want to give up and think why bother, I try to imagine what it would be like if I didn’t try at all! When I see clutter in the same spot I cleaned yesterday (or this morning), I think at least there isn’t clutter on top of clutter. And I always consider it a victory when I find something where it is supposed to be! Haha Thank you for keeping it real!

    1. You’re so welcome, Carrie! This is so true. If we don’t begin then how much worse would it be!! Let’s continue to celebrate those small victories 🙂

  5. What great wisdom has been already offered! Sweet Starr, when you go to someone’s home and see no clutter and think you wish you had their life, you don’t know the back end of their story! You are so blessed with a man that adores you and children that are cuter than a button. You have just returned from a super vacation that your children will call up from their memories for many years to come. You create such fun on Fridays, you are teaching your children the most important things that will equip them for life. You are sharing that God and family are the most important things. Girls will disagree, normal! Houses will get cluttered, also normal. Like was mentioned above please don’t be so hard on yourself. God loves you, your husband loves you, your children love you, what is there to fret over. Take a deep breath and start a new day with joy and peace that only comes from God. Glad you chose to write today.

    1. Thank you so much, Maggie! I appreciate your words of encouragement. Yesterday was rough, but the sun came up shining this morning and God has been faithful to restore the hope of my salvation!! All He wants us to do is draw closer to Him. I’m trying to remember that even in the midst of it all. Thankful for you!

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