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post #21 of 36

I'm a major deferrer. My husband is a perfectionist. It's a bad scene.

post #22 of 36

Definitely a deferrer...and that's why I'm posting here instead of getting anything useful accomplished.

post #23 of 36
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LOL! I'm mostly a deferrer with a little bit of perfectionist. DH is a hoarder with a rebel streak. Yep, definitely a problem in the making


 I have the same mix  in my household. Should we start a support group? I've just decided to lead by example with DH. I'm not even going to deal with his stuff until I've dealt with my own. It's working a little bit but I really have to hold my tongue about ANYTHING of  his, lest I activate the rebel!


We should totally start a support group! thumb.giforngbiggrin.gif
Unfortunately leading by example works with limited success. And asking to "please put away a screw driver" or "can we get rid of this box you never open with the stuff from 15 years ago" totally activates the rebel. lol.gif
post #24 of 36

I SO get you about activating the rebel. That whole - you have 3 days to open this box or I'm getting rid of it? OMG the drama! My husband is actually a better organizer than me - he would have to be with that amount of stuff - but he keeps so much!

post #25 of 36

I'd have to say the perfectionist. I don;t wanna even try to organize something if I can't get it just right.

post #26 of 36

Deferrer with plenty of excuses, including being a perfectionist....no wonder nothing gets done until I have all the things I need to do it with.eyesroll.gif

post #27 of 36

Perfectionist deferrer here...married to slight hoarding deferrer.  Ugh!


 

post #28 of 36

Another perfectionist-deferrer! My problems  with clutter started after moving in with DH, as I wasn't in control of our stuff and surroundings like I was on my own (I was minimalist even then). So it was like, it's never going to be perfect, so why try.. I totally procrastinated cleaning because it wasn't going to be good enough. And DH hated cleaning because it always made me mad. Getting DH into decluttering and minimalism a few years ago  ( we both read Karen Kingston's Clear your clutter with Feng shui, and it was really great though I'm in no way into feng shui!!!) was the turning point, but there were some serious lapses of judgement along the way too. We are now finally at a point where I'm confident that this is solid!

post #29 of 36
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Deferrer here and a bit of a perfectionist.



Me too. DH is both of those and horder too.

 

post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by Ellien C View Post

Deferrer-perfectionist married to hoarder-rebel.

 

Do you see the problem, here?



Me too!

post #31 of 36

Deferrer, perfectionist and a dash of hoarder all rolled into one. I'm definitely not a rebel though. I think my DH is though, esp when we are on vacation. He likes to just leave things where he left them, i.e. shower towels, clothes, etc.  - I think b/c he can since we're not at home. 

post #32 of 36

My spin on the 80-20 rule: I'm a deferrer 80% of the time and a perfectionist the other 20%. lol.gif

post #33 of 36

Im a hoarder and I so do need to change this I have been trying to declutter my house for a month the junk is stressing me out bad

post #34 of 36

deferrer and perfectionist !

post #35 of 36

Major deferrer with a little perfectionist married to a rebel.  I totally agree with "opening the beast" when asking them to put stuff away.  

post #36 of 36

Deferrer/Perfectionist married to a hoarder/rebel.  interesting....

 

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