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The Messy Person’s Guide to a Tidy House – part 9

One of the biggest misunderstandings about being a parent is that there is a point in time when things will be done. Finished. Complete. Full stop. Nowhere on the domestic […]

The Messy Person’s Guide to a Tidy House – 8 Quick Fixes.

The world is divided – left handed people and right handed people, dog people and cat people, there are those who believe that purple and green should only be seen […]

The Messy Person’s Guide to a Tidy House: Part 7

From the moment that children realise that they can smear both you and the walls with their first purees, children are obsessed with literally making their mark on the world.  […]

The Messy Person’s Guide to a Tidy House: Part 6

Your kitchen is hidden under a pile of unwashed pots and pans. There is an Everest of unfolded washing in the spare room, and the dinning table looks like an […]

The Messy Person’s Guide to a Tidy House: Part 5

There are times when you realise that the tide of mess is actually beyond the ability of any one person. It is possibly beyond the ability of two people. It […]

The Messy Person’s Guide to a Tidy House: Part 4

Your pantry is like the loading dock of an international sea-port. Vast quantities of items are shipped in at regular intervals and then re-distributed over time to various (usually dissatisfied) […]

The Messy Person’s Guide to a Tidy House: Part 3

As you battle the rising levels of mess in your house, you may, at some point – given a small miracle and some unexpected childminding – be able to give […]

The Messy Person’s Guide to a Tidy House. Part 2

Mess does not increase in an orderly manner with every child you add to your Family Beast. Mess adheres to the kind of equation that very intelligent people studying things […]