A highlight from 363: Six Ways I Still Struggle in My Home

A Slob Comes Clean


Welcome to a slab chems clean the podcast, I am Dana K white. I share my personal D slob education process. As I figure out ways to keep my own home under control, I share the truth about cleaning and organizing strategies that actually work in real life for real people, people who don't love, cleaning and organizing. Thanks for joining me today. This is podcast number 360 three. And I think I'm going to call it 6 ways I still struggle in my home. I hear from a lot of people to tell me that strangely. I mean, not strangely, I get it, but they feel like this is weird that this is the thing that actually is most helpful to me, but I also understand feeling that it's weird, but also that it actually is helpful. They will tell me one of the things that helps me the most is finding out that this is a lifelong struggle. It feels like that shouldn't be encouraging, right? The reason why it's encouraging to discover or learn or accept that this is a lifelong struggle is that it doesn't mean when I struggle again that it didn't work. That I'm not better than I was before. I'm not cured, okay? It's kind of the difference between, I don't know, I don't know if I want to compare it to this because I'm not in any way saying that this compares. I'm just saying versus a sickness that you get over versus a chronic condition that you deal with for the rest of your life. You know what I mean? It's realizing, oh, okay, this is something that will always be a challenge for me, okay? Knowing that it's a struggle, the reason people say that it's encouraging for them is that they realize, okay, then there's no failure. There's no moment of, well, that didn't work. Either there's no hope for me or I just have to come up with a whole new way to do this, which is the way I used to think too, right? Like I would start to do okay for a while. I would see some improvement in my home. Life would happen. It would go back to being a disaster and I would be like, well, oh well, that didn't work. I'm going to come up with a whole new plan while I would spend a lot of time working on those plans. And not actually working on my house. And anyway, knowing it's a struggle is encouraging. So the goal of this is this podcast today is not for you to be like, oh, that's bad news. So it's never going to be completely cured and going away. I mean, even though it feels like that's what you want, I want this to be encouraging. Because with all of these struggles, I'm going to say, and this is how I deal with it. But I do want you to know, I still struggle. With a lot of the same things that I struggled with in the beginning. And now I know what to do. But that doesn't mean it's not a struggle anymore. Okay?

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