Why Us Mums Are Obsessed With Organising Our Homes

Who else’s Netflix recommendations give away the fact that you’re a little bit obsessed with making your home great again?

'The Home Edit' is back for a second season on Netflix and if you’re confused about which show this is (I’ve lost count of the different home programmes on my watchlist) these are the ladies who like to do it rainbow style.

Each family chooses a different room to focus on, whether it’s the pantry or the playroom (clearly the latter is more relevant for most of us regular folk), and the duo then get to work organising the hell out of it, so it’s left looking much "Rainbow Brite-r". Still never got over the fact I never owned one of those dolls…

The only problem is that they make it look easy and because they have a team of helpers, they do it very quickly. We all know that when you try and do a clear out yourself, things always get worse before they get better and the "get worse" stage can last a while. Inevitably, mid-sort-out you’ll have to cook a fry up, ferry kids off for football training, or fix someone’s Lego model so there’s no chance of having an uninterrupted day of organising.

But, as the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race (to be honest we’ve no other option anyway) so as long as you get off the start line and keep plodding away, you will get there eventually. The 'Home Edit' ladies are on the right track because they only tackle one room at a time; but if we’re being really realistic, one cupboard or drawer at a time is a good strategy. By doing it this way it doesn’t take so long to feel proud of what you’ve achieved either. I have to say, once I cleared out and colour coded my Tupperware drawer, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.

Staying on a positive note, it’s great that all the high street shops are full of bits and bobs that will make your journey to minimalism much more fun. Who knew that cereal and pasta could look so pretty once it was emptied into a glass jar with a typed label stuck to the front? The fact that all the jars are GLASS and you can see exactly what they contain doesn’t seem to matter in the slightest… As Beyonce sang: "If you liked it then you shoulda put a label on it." Oh sorry, I switched a word there...

Well, she’s a mum of three now so no doubt that is what she sings in the shower nowadays.

Jennie Dennehy

Jennie Dennehy is Mama to two gorgeous boys and is a Writer and Blogger. Her life is full of laughs and Lego and she’s always longing for a hot, frothy coffee.

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