Years ago when I was cleaning houses, it dawned on me that a clean house can only last so long. I know you're nodding your head in agreement with me right now. I came across plenty of houses that I knew were fully lived in. Meaning, that family was super busy and used every inch of their home, every single week. I also came across plenty of homes where everything was always picked up and put away and all I needed to do was clean it.
No matter the style of the home or the shape it was in, I loved leaving that family with a clean living space to come home to. Some called me the cleaning fairy, like I just waved a magic wand and poof it was clean. I giggled every time I heard this and took it as a huge compliment. All in all the families I cleaned for were so thankful and I felt accomplished. However, there was always a feeling of more. I felt like I could offer more. Anyone who knows what my business offers nowadays can pretty much figure out why I chose to do in home organizing for a living and get to the root of a clean home.
I had a friend tell me that I am the last finishing touches on a home. I have been puzzled with this comment for awhile now trying to figure out if there is some truth to what she said. Here's the thing, I don't feel like i'm the last and it's not a bad thing to be the last either. I am the cream filling to your oreo. Here me out.
One side of the cookie is cleaning. When you have a clean home, you feel like you have a fresh start, a clean slate, right? The other side of the cookie is home decorating, because well your home is a reflection of you and let's be honest, blank walls are mundane and not very cozy. Organizing (this is where I come in), is the cream filling. The stuff that holds those two cookies together and creates a beautiful tasteful cookie. Your home can only be so clean and so well decorated but if you open those doors, drawers and closets, you will soon find out if you have an oreo house or if you're missing your cream filling.
All pieces to the cookie serve an important role, without one, the other wouldn't make sense. But with all three components you have your oreo. My goal is for everyone to have an oreo home. When you have that, you will absolutely love coming home, cooking, putting things away, and be able to relax and create memories with your loved ones without the feeling of all the "to do's" hitting you once you sit down.
So tell me, send me a reply, seriously. I want to know which piece of the cookie are you at right now. I would love to help you when you are ready for the cream filling. The most important piece to your oreo cookie.