My brother came to visit during Christmas week. He is not the cleanest person. Which is fine, I accept him as he is. However, he slept in my home office/guest room, which is the one that I just organized.
This room is where I enjoy my “me” time. This is where I read, watch Netflix, learn to blog, write and have some private time. Over the past few weeks, I spent time decluttering and I made the space peaceful and relaxing. It’s a room that I can escape in.
I didn’t mind handing it over to my brother. He is family and I want my guests to feel comfortable. I moved my computer into the living room and all was good. Since it was Christmas week, I figured that I would take a week off from decluttering. Well, I ended up decluttering part of my clothes closet and a kitchen shelf, but other than that, I didn’t declutter.
Anyway, this is what the room turned into with my brother here:
Believe it or not, the loss of floor space and the extra garbage didn’t bother me. I knew it was only temporary. It was more important to make my brother feel comfortable. I didn’t want him to feel like he had keep all of his belongs contained in one spot. Plus, it really wasn’t his fault. I didn’t exactly have an empty dresser for him to put his stuff in.
Go With the Flow
I have learned that sometimes it’s better to just go with the flow. It’s not worth getting worked up about the small things. Does it really matter if the room was a disaster area for seven days? No, it doesn’t. I survived it and the room will be back to normal soon.
My advice for when visitors arrive? Just go with the flow and enjoy your time with them.
Photo Credits: Diana Poisson