Some women worry about being judged for their messy houses. We get judged for keeping clean houses. Seriously, it’s a thing. Listen in on our discussion about the why and how of keeping a clean house, why we don’t care what your house looks like, underjams, and tips for keeping kids art messes to a minimum.
1:26 Aurie reveals her startling secret
5:09 The point where Marci wonders if she and Aurie can still be friends
7:01 Aurie makes people feel bad
11:56 What are underjams?
12:34 You shouldn’t have to mop for good friends
17:25 A great tip for containing art messes
21:30 Toy clutter tips
Is your house messy or immaculate or somewhere in between? Do you feel your house gets judged by other women?
I loved this podcast so much! I am clinically diagnosed with OCD, my compulsions are my routine and cleaning. I relate so much to you with the feeling of anxiety when things are out of place or not clean. I have had plenty of people who have said things that made me feel bad because my house is so clean, or assumed that I have too much time on my hands…umm no 5 kids, 3 dogs, this is just how I’m wired. Great podcast, I can’t wait to hear the next one!
Everyone is wired differently, aren’t they? I’m so happy you liked the podcast! Thanks for listening. – Marci
I so get this. I feel like I almost get judged more for having a clean house than f it were messy. People feel like I’m going to judge them for having a dirty house, but I dont. It’s not my mess so it doesn’t bother me but when it’s my house it makes me crazy. Or people think I spend too much time cleaning and therefore must neglect my children. We make memories and do art and fun messy stuff, we just clean it up when we’re done.
We knew people like us were out there!
This made me feel comforted that I’m not alone. I honestly have to force myself to leave a few key things messy if I know that I’m going to have company so they will feel more comfortable. I started listening to your podcast specifically because of the title of this episode. Thank you