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Poll Results: What level is your clutter?

 
  • 14% (52)
    Cleaner than Level 1
  • 45% (165)
    Level 1
  • 26% (98)
    Level 2
  • 6% (25)
    Level 3
  • 1% (6)
    Level 4
  • 0% (1)
    Level 5
  • 0% (3)
    Level 6
  • 0% (2)
    Level 7
  • 0% (1)
    Level 8
  • 0% (1)
    Level 9
  • 0% (2)
    Higher than Level 9
  • 2% (9)
    Other
365 Total Votes  
post #21 of 177
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Originally Posted by kirstenb View Post
Don't worry, I'm not a one!

And if I had to judge my hall closet... well, it's hard to open the door sometimes. All the junk gets tossed in there. I try not to think about it much!
The closet in our bedroom is almost like that (was like that not too long ago, have no fear). I took about 4 laundry baskets of stuff to the Goodwill.

We're moving once dh get off disability, so as i'm packing, i'm purging, or will be.
post #22 of 177
My house feels very messy to me, but I am only a #2, my laundry storage room that only has clothes and storage is the only one where things are actually often heaped on floor.

The higher #'d pictures seem so unrealistic to me. Then again my own mother's house is probably a #5-6 or higher. Though existing in her space is also pretty unrealistic for me.
post #23 of 177
I voted 2, as an average.
My bedroom and dining room are spotless, but the living room and ds's room? Not so much, that's where the toys collect.
My kitchen is clean but I end up with piles of mail and yet more toys on the table and countertops.
post #24 of 177
We're between 1 and 2. The kids and I are home all day and there's always books lying about and something getting dropped. My spare room/office is pretty bad right now, but I'm sorting baby clothes in there right now.
post #25 of 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by AutumnBreeze View Post
We're moving once dh get off disability, so as i'm packing, i'm purging, or will be.
This will be us in a few months. I am dreading having to wade through it. Part of me wants to just toss everything in the garbage without looking at it.
post #26 of 177
Oh I should have opened the pics before voting I thought you meant on a guessing level, like a pain scale or something

So I voted 6...but it's NOT like the pic at all...I'd say more like level 1.
post #27 of 177
We are a level 1, sometimes cleaner than 1.
post #28 of 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirstenb View Post
This will be us in a few months. I am dreading having to wade through it. Part of me wants to just toss everything in the garbage without looking at it.
if I had it my way I'd only pack, dishes/cook ware, clothes, some toys, the dvd's and vhs, computers (only what we've used in the last 3 months so not all the extra crap) and a few other things. Everything else would stay, including all furniture, woujld be replaced.
post #29 of 177
the main part of the house is like a 1.75. my area where the comp, tv, and bedroom is, is more like a 2.25. kitchen, almost constantly 2.
we like to watch "How Clean is Your House?" on BBC. and some of those houses ARE 9's its really sad.
when i met DH, he was staying with his brother, and his mom who his brother was primary caregiver for (like 23hours a day 6.75 days a week) when she was bedridden with huntingtons. their place was like a 4. almost constantly. i went in there and decluttered and scrubbed and scoured and got it down to a 1. and a month later, it was back to a 3.5 almost 4.
its really really heartbreaking.
post #30 of 177
The house is about a 2, but the kids room is a 3. Even though I go through and clean it to less than 1 about every 2-3 mos. In DAYS it's back to a 3. I want to cry.
post #31 of 177
I said 3.

My downstairs is currently at about a 2, same with my kids' room. Bathroom and kitchen are at 1. My bedroom is at 4, although all that crap they show on the bed is in the floor and spilling out of the closet - I don't understand why anything would be on the bed if there's room on the floor. (I can Tetris crap in a closet like no one's business. And yes, I verbed "Tetris." If you saw my closet, you'd know why!)

We are decluttering now, and the difference already has been amazing. Getting there. :
post #32 of 177
1 to maybe 1.25. I would rate our garage a 3 or 4.

I don't see how you could live in anything higher than 3 for very long...7-9 are ridiculous!

My MIL's house is probably a 5 or 6. I get panicky feelings after a day or two there...
post #33 of 177
Living room is much neater than level 1. My bedrooms and kitchen are a bit messier than level 1's, but no where near as bad as level 2's. I am a neat freak, dh is a hoarder. I am always very busy. It is a huge stress in my life.

I can't tell you what the garage and storage shed are, but I imagine VERY bad since I do not go in them.
post #34 of 177
There is a huge sifference between 1 and 2. I am somewhere inbetween. closer to 1 I think because if we had trash on the floor I would hold a come to Jesus meeting for the slobs in my house. Nasty. Our house is definitely lived in though. But not dirty. I can't see how people can live in the 5 and higher homes. How do you walk through or use the furniture or know where anything is?
post #35 of 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Collinsky View Post
(I can Tetris crap in a closet like no one's business. And yes, I verbed "Tetris." If you saw my closet, you'd know why!)


I'm going to have to borrow that phrase!
post #36 of 177
i am a 1.5 and there have been really bad times when I got to a 2. But then i would have to do something, and it is only about 3 times in 6 years. Now the room I am in now. The someday master bedroom right now computer/indoor shed room, is between a 6 and a 7. Once we have a shed though... it will be my master bedroom, ah a 1 with a 1.5 on bad days, I am so looking forward to it.
post #37 of 177
we just recently trimmed down our possessions and got our apt set up so it takes 20 minutes tops to clean up for guests. So we are currently at a "less than 1" on that scale.
post #38 of 177
Wow...makes me feel better about my messy house right now.

I think that at the moment we're between a 1 and a 2 - trying to unpack after a month of cross country travel, camping, etc. Usually we're cleaner than a 1.

No trash on the floor in our house, although there are usually some clothes laying on the floor in the bedroom, and dishes on the counter.
post #39 of 177
I voted 2 but that's not entirely accurate. I think there's too much of a difference between 1 and 2. Maybe I'm a 1.5, but definitely not a 1, so I voted 2.

Also, I'm not sure why 1 in the bedroom and kitchen are nice and neat while 1 in the living room has stacked papers and litter on the floor. So maybe I'd say I'm a 1 per the living room picture and more of a 1.5 in the others.
post #40 of 177
My room was at a 5 or 6 for a while ... we were having guests and to make the rest of my house all at level 1, I tossed EVERYTHING into my not-that-big bedroom. And one of my friends opened the door and saw it! I was mortified. It's at 4 right now... with any illness or trouble, I could easily see it growing into a bigger problem. Fortunately I'm healthy and happy... but not everyone is. Adding any illness (mental or physical) to an existing clutter issue is just a recipe for this sort of living situation.

For people who are used to living with clutter... it's different than if you just walk in someone's house and their place is a wreck. Because it's YOUR clutter. It's your mess. It grew gradually, and you just get used to each subsequent level. You get used to not using furniture - or that chair's job becomes to hold stuff. You get used to pushing stuff over, moving piles around, or sitting on the pile. You get used to stepping over or walking on things, and knowing the best path through/over the stuff. When I was a teen, my bed was often unusable due to the clothes on it (I was probably at 4-5 all the time then) and I would sleep in a pile on the floor. It wasn't a big deal to me. The stuff stops registering after a while. Which doesn't mean there isn't an underlying and all-pervasive sense of guilt, dread, and shame... just that if you're used to a pile of clothes being in that chair, you don't notice it anymore - unless someone from the outside (friends, neighbors, anyone) might see it.
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