Tidying Up

Many of you all reading this right now have watch at least bits of the show “Tidying Up”. I have to admit, I am not a fan. After I watched it for the first time, I promised myself I would never watch another cleaning show in my life.

I never was one of those people who enjoys keeping things neat and tidy. It has always been a huge thing for me to wake up on a Saturday morning and devote myself to spend the day “tidying up”. Even living in the same room with two neat freaks for most of my life, I still just can’t keep things clean! 

You probably wonder why I’m telling you this. Like, “what’s the big deal? If you can live in a messy house than just do it,” or “cleaning isn’t really that hard!” Well, for all of the horrified neat freaks out there, just to let you know, my cleaning journey has begun. 

My Goal: in doing this I hope to achieve one thing: order. That is the one thing that my living space does not have. I want to be able to walk into the room, and not see a dresser with 3/5 drawers still in place, clothes all over the floor, and my random stuff in ever corner and spot. I want to be able to see the floor without stuffing everything in a closet.

My Strategy: 1) separate all of my stuff into categories (clothes, shoes, random, art, toiletries, etc.) and then out of those categories decide what I do and don’t want/need 2) then come up with a regular place to put all of the categories, and discard/donate the things I don’t want. 3) when I am using something, make sure to put it back and take the few extra minutes to put it back in the right place.

My Result: after working on this for the past few weeks, I now can see my floor! I hope to keep it this way and I’m sure that my sisters will help 🙂


Braids are something that, when done right, can be beautiful.

There are whole books about braiding.

I am a braider. I braid. And I braid. And braid.

Thank goodness that I have two beautiful sisters with very different but equally beautiful hair.

Ones is down past her waist, and is thick and straight. The others is a bit longer than her shoulders, and is light and naturally curly.

One beautiful day, my sister with the long hair didn’t know what to do. I asked her if I could braid her hair. She said…yes! I did a French braid around her head, but her hair was so long and thick that I ended up needing to do a circular braid bun on one side of her head.

I thought it was gorgeous.

So, if you are having trouble mastering the French braid, the Dutch French braid, or event the regular braid, don’t give up! Keep on trying, and one day, you may be able to do something jaw-dropping in someone else’s hair.