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post #41 of 121
I belong here. I sometimes forget what color my kitchen counters are because there is so much stuff covering them. I get around to vacuuming about once a month or less, because I start to clean up a room and get sidetracked by needing to feed my kids or nurse the baby, and when i get back to the room I was working on one of the kids has repulled out a bunch of toys or has ripped all the junk mail into small pieces, but never small enough to just vacuum up.
I hate having a messy house, but it is one anyways. Cluttered, messy and at times gross.
post #42 of 121
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Originally Posted by ancoda View Post
I belong here. I sometimes forget what color my kitchen counters are because there is so much stuff covering them. I get around to vacuuming about once a month or less, because I start to clean up a room and get sidetracked by needing to feed my kids or nurse the baby, and when i get back to the room I was working on one of the kids has repulled out a bunch of toys or has ripped all the junk mail into small pieces, but never small enough to just vacuum up.
I hate having a messy house, but it is one anyways. Cluttered, messy and at times gross.
Fairview is where Target is right? We are within 20 miles or so of each other. heheh
post #43 of 121
Sadly, I totally belong here. My house is cluttered and messy. I really do try to keep it clean, but I just can't. Currently, I'm working on one room at a time.
post #44 of 121
Subbing. I, too, belong here. My house has definitely gotten worse, though, since I had my ds almost 6 weeks ago. I want to have someone come out and clean but I have to get through all the clutter, first. It's embarrassing. It's to the point where I don't even try to tidy up before anyone comes over. Between the clutter, 4 kitties, the kiddo and the husband, my house is a disaster.

And of course none of the clutter is my fault.
post #45 of 121
Wouldn't y'all just love one of those teams of 30 people come into your home and take everything out in like 30 minutes .. help you sort through it and only put back what you love -- :
post #46 of 121
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Wouldn't y'all just love one of those teams of 30 people come into your home and take everything out in like 30 minutes .. help you sort through it and only put back what you love -- :
Haha I'd love that one!
post #47 of 121
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Originally Posted by Peppermint Leaf View Post
Wouldn't y'all just love one of those teams of 30 people come into your home and take everything out in like 30 minutes .. help you sort through it and only put back what you love -- :
I need them in a big bad way.
post #48 of 121
I'm in. I've never been a great housekeeper, but since my twins were born, it's been a disaster around here. And they're 3 years old now.
post #49 of 121
Add me too. It's so sad. I try. I really do. This time of year the disastrous state of my home really starts to get to me.
post #50 of 121
Me too. See my member title? That's my positive affirmation. I did a huge decluttering of our laundry room last week. It was a major achievment. I am now tackling our master bedroom closets.

One bright note -- I am going to have weekly maid service for nine weeks during my dh's busy season. She starts Monday, just four hours a week for nine weeks. It's kind of pitiful, I really need someone here on a live in basis.

BTW, dh has some hoarding issues. So his busy season is my fabulous opportunity to dejunk without interference. He hates Clean House -- he feels it is worse than Old Yeller in terms of its emotional impact on him. He always feels for the person who doesn't want to have the garage sale.
post #51 of 121
Where have you all been hiding? I've been feeling like I was the only one. We live in a little 2 bedroom apartment & we just don't have enough room for all our stuff (mostly my book collection, h's disk collections & the kids toys). Add to that I can always find ways to put off cleaning & it's a disaster a lot of the time. It's actually much, much better the last few months, since we started getting rid of some stuff.

Wouldn't know it if you hadn't seen it before, though. And we've gotten rid of about 20 big garbage bags of stuff, either to donate or toss. And yet...I still can't get in to parts of 2 dressers or 2 of my bookshelves. We can however occasionally see our dining room table & were actually able to eat there at Christmas :
post #52 of 121
Yay more messy mamas (really we should have a better title for us, any suggestions?) and I did not get my laundry done yesterday. Instead we went grocery shopping, and played. We did need food, and it's always fun to play!
post #53 of 121
I don't see any Flicker pix, people. Get on that, ok?

(I'd post some, but I can't find my camera).

So, come on, inspire me... Before pix are fine. They are better than Afters, in fact.
post #54 of 121
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Yay more messy mamas (really we should have a better title for us, any suggestions?) ...

Well my parents either use "slobnik" "slobovnik" or "sloppy joe" to describe people like me. Maybe Sloppy Janes? Ha. Ha. (my smilies don't work)

I just had to clear a spot on my desk to put my teacup down. I have to do that everytime I'm on the computer. My cereal bowl is on top of some papers.

We have a lack of horizontal surfaces in our home. It's either the floor, the desk or the dining room table for piling things up. Stuff that has a home gets put away. Unfortunately that only covers about 30% of items we own.

My neighbor is queen of tidy. Makes it worse for me! To see her place on a regular basis is just depressing. But she is ruthless about throwing stuff out, and says she is too obsessive about it.
post #55 of 121
The person who was supposed to come help me clean today just emailed she is sick. Considering I found her on Craigslist I don't know if I should think "flake" or really sick. On her side however is she is working in trade and Dh has her laptop.

However either way I am disappointed cause I was looking forward to making dinner in a clean kitchen today. I could clean it myself... but I figured.. other than dishes.. I would work on the giant mounds of laundry today.
post #56 of 121
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Originally Posted by aniT View Post
Fairview is where Target is right? We are within 20 miles or so of each other. heheh
yes, we are right off of sandy and 201st.
post #57 of 121
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Originally Posted by heather+mike2005 View Post

And of course none of the clutter is my fault.
absolutely my feelings here too i'm trying to work on not leaving my children with a severe hang up from the way i speak to them about the mess

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Originally Posted by OGirlieMama View Post
I'm in. I've never been a great housekeeper, but since my twins were born, it's been a disaster around here. And they're 3 years old now.
no, give me *hope* ogirliemama

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It's actually much, much better the last few months, since we started getting rid of some stuff.

Wouldn't know it if you hadn't seen it before, though.
this bothers me too - like if people see the after effort it still looks like their version of messy.

Ok - excuses I've made since I had children (before children I was an 'everything out' kind of girl (in the house and of course i'm referring to paperwork/books etc. giggle) so i've always had trouble finding places for things to belong in, but also i like to see things or i forget them and get duplicates but after children excuses include:

1. now little people move stuff around
2. there is more stuff to move as more people
3. we are always living in less than optimal space
4. i b'feed a lot and have other stuff to do (feeble )
5. ummmmmm, i'm sure there's another good one somewhere in my mind..........


i'm also realising that even when thongs are actually ok i still see them as messy because my self talk is 'messy, filthy, gros, work to do' etc....so i try to rechannel that occasionally to allow myself 'reasonable, peaceful' etc.....but the negative talk has been going on so long it's hard to break and i can get caught up in trying to work out exactly how bad is it really through other people's eyes. hope that makes sense.

we could call ourselves 'mamas in clutter crisis' - i feel like it is somehow reflective of inner state, so finding that 'kink' in my thought process/ attitude will unlock something maybe.........not that i'm obsessed about the state of my home or anything
post #58 of 121
post #59 of 121
me! super messy here.

It was starting to get clean, i had picked up the living room some....but it now has a half dozen Oreos smashed all over the place. Thanks dd.

i unloaded the dishwasher...bnut haven't loaded it back up yet, so about 2 loads of dirty dioshes are on my counters.

I have done like 5 loads of laundry over the last 2 days....they are washed and dried and sitting right here in baskets....

I just HATE it. ihate household chores, I hate cleaning.
it seems like for every 1 thing I do there are 10 more that still need to be done and all I ever do is clean, yet the house is ALWAYS filthy.
post #60 of 121
[QUOTE=Devaskyla;13104440]Ok, I'll be brave. Sorry they aren't on flikr. And they're all 'before' pictures.

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Where does not matter. FlikR or or whatever. lol

Those are great, thank you. My kitchen is a mess...I would post, but I have nto seen my carmera for at least two weeks. It's not in my kitchen....lol That I know.

We went to my sister's today for a party and her house was so tidy.
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