I admit it. I SUCK at housekeeping. I was pretty good at it when I first got married. I really don't know what happened, I have lost those mad skills, or have realized that there are only so many hours in the day. We spent the past few days dealing with this, so that we could have room for our new couch (that they wanted to deliver on Thursday!). So this is our general living room clutter, we can't control it, throw it away, or it is just multiplying like really happy bunnies! There is beading stuff (which is a good amount of the mess) because I enjoy beading in front of the tv, video game consoles, tax work, and A LOT OF DUST. We have a very small house, and our living room was not designed for modern furniture (our house was built in 1910) and it makes fitting things into it very complicated. Last year our tv died (we had a console style in a cabinet), and it took us until today to buy a stand for the flat screen tv we bought last year. Until today, the new one sat on top of the old one. Anyway, I wanted to show the before pics so when we are finished, I can post the after pics.
This is the main source of my losing the housekeeping skills, the time to clean house, and the additional source of clutter! Just kidding, I would not trade her smile for a clean house!