Saturday, May 19, 2012

Deslobification

Hello. My name is Pary, and I have a problem. I am a closet slob.



There. I said it. Please don't judge too harshly.

I don't mean I am just a closeted slob, I mean I am Queen of Slobovia and my realm exists beyond the closed doors of my closets.



I recognized that I had a problem long ago but thought it wasn't a priority since nobody (including me) saw the mess - out of sight, out of mind.

But then the day of reckoning came in the form of the pest control guys doing a routine preventative treatment...indoors...in all of the rooms...including >GULP< the closets.

Total panic ensued.

Yes, that is a wedding dress, two pots, a box of yarn, and a Celtic drum in my closet.  Dear, oh dear...


Could I make up excuses for the state of our closets?

Could I say that we are keeping bees in the closets so we wouldn't need pest control in there?

Could I distract the pest control guys with coffee and cake so they would forget about the closets?

Could I say that the clutter is a figment of their imagination?

No.

I just hung my head in shame and let them get on with their job.

This was a definite low point in my life.

What does all of this have to do with the beautiful, witty, and not at all slobby in person Nony at A Slob Comes Clean?

She has written an e-book called 28 Days to Hope for Your Home giving you a step-by-step guide to beginning the deslobification process.   She claims it is not for the mildly disorganized.

I didn't think I needed this book since I am generally 15 minutes from company ready at any given point. But that's because I throw everything in a laundry basket and shove it in a closet...where it stays until I can't shove anymore into that closet and move to the next one.

Dana (a.k.a. Nony) is such a genuine and funny writer and her e-book is an easy and enjoyable read. Deslobification is less about the condition of your house, and more about conditioning yourself with little habits to keep your house tidier.

Dana is so relatable and realistic when it comes to developing habits. At no point does she threaten the reader with a holier than thou tone; instead it's one of been there, done that, and still working through it.

I'm going to be really honest since we are all friends here right?

I didn't think I would learn anything from this book because like I said, my house is generally tidy. I read her posts on her blog and think, "Oh Nony, Nony, Nony...I am not at all like you. I don't have piles of laundry on my couch and my bedroom is always tidy." But the more I thought about it, the principles she outlines are still the same for me and my closet slob self.

She begins the process in the kitchen and that is even the best place for a closet slob like me to start since the biggest contributor to my unruly closets is the spot on my kitchen countertop space that is almost always covered in paper clutter: coupons, mail, notes from school and whathaveyou. The main focus of the book is to develop good habits. Taking small steps to tackle little issues before they become major projects.

Let me bottom line it for you: no matter what stage of slobdom you are in, her e-book is a great place to begin your deslobification process.

Here's the best part, Dana has graciously offered Pary Moppins' readers a discount on her e-book. If you order through the affiliate link and use the code MOPPINS through May 25th you can buy her e-book for $4.  expired

I am an affiliate for Dana's book (because I liked it that much.) Nony provided me with a copy of her e-book to review. All opinions and overwhelming closet photos are my own.  Thanks Ms. Dana!

2 comments:

  1. I may need to provide a copy of this for each teenager in my house. I swear they are going to leave home and drown in the chaos of their dorm rooms.

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