Originally Posted by maisiedotes
DH's solution to the house being messy is to invite people over. But instead of cleaning we frantically shove everything into the closets and then we can't find anything!
That's usually our solution too! Our house is never as clean as when we're having company come over.
I think I need to find a friend that would just 'drop by' now and then. That would motivate me to keep my house up daily if I though someone might be stopping by to visit!
I've gotten a LOT better in the last year or so. I used to be *really* terrible. Both Dh and I are RELLY messy, him way more than me now.
At least now I normally keep the kitchen relatively clean, don't let myself get over run with dishes and a nasty floor.
This week I took on a HUGE project...our 'junk' room. Its where I tossed all the misc crap that I didn't have any other place for. I also went through ALL of my baby clothes, got rid of the stuff I knew my youngest won't be wearing, washed it all, and seperated it into various sizes. That was a big job. I also cleaned out a TON of empty cardboard boxes that had ended up in there, empty things of cat litter...I could go on and on. I'm pretty proud of myself for getting that done! There's still more to do, but we're working on it. Well, I'm working on it anyway.
I have a long way to go to get rid of the mess and clutter, but I'm slowly getting there. "One room at a time" is my motto. Otherwise I pick up toys in the living room, bring them to the toys room, see the toy room is messy and start picking that up. I go to get the vacuum to vac out the toy room and see dirty clothes on the floor. I pick up the clothes and bring them to the laundry room, toss them in the washer, then the baby cries. I go nurse the baby and get sucked into 1/2 hour of computer time (or 1 hour, or 2
. By the end of the day NOTHING looks clean even though it feels like I've been cleaning all day long.
I can't wait until the day when I wouldn't be totally embarrassed if a friend just popped in to say hello. That'll be GREAT!