|View Poll Results: What level is your clutter?|
|Cleaner than Level 1||52||14.25%|
|Higher than Level 9||2||0.55%|
|Voters: 365. You may not vote on this poll|
I can't believe how clean most of ya'll keep your houses.
I suppose my problem is that I have so many children living here. No matter how clean we get it, all it takes is one or two things each out of place for it to look cluttered again.
I voted 2 but it could be 2.5 at times.
I almost had a nervous breakdown when I had my first child that I wouldn't have time or energy to put everything in its place (my mother was OCD clean) but when your breast feeding every two hours and it takes over an hour to complete, you learn to prioritize.
Do messy parents make messy kids? and in turn neat ones beget little neatfreaks?
Is it worth all the stress of hounding your children incessantly to clean up?
Do you see kids who carelessly trash the house as not caring or just kids who are too busy being kids to worry about big people stuff like cleaning and organizing?
Today, my husband was groaning about doing the dishes, I hadn't done them in a month, my mom and he have been since I broke my arm. But it's hard to keep up. So I said I'd do them if he'd fix lunch. And supper. so I made room on the counter for my laptop so I'm reading and working.
That all said my place is 3-4 overall.
But these don't capture our clutter precisely, because they're of "hoarders." The clutter in the pictures is mostly newspaper saved by a hoarder for some reason. I get rid of stuff like that immediately (well, every 2 weeks when the recycling gets picked up). Our stuff is more varied, and thus harder to rate. Still, I think we average below a 2, and I get crazy and turn into Pyscho Mommy if we cross past 2 - and make everyone pick up.
savithny, 42 year old moderate mom to DS Primo (age 12) and DD Secunda (age 9).
I grew up in a cluttered and truly dirty home. My room as a kid was just as bad as the rest of the house. It wasn't until I moved out that I realized that there were other ways I could choose to live.
When I live alone I'm well below 1, uncluttered to the point of almost spartan.
I usually have dishes in and next to my sink(no mechanical dish washer)
Bedroom has 1/2 clean clothes and dirty clothes that pile up sometimes.
Striving to be below a 1, but DH and kids are a 2, so we are getting to the 1 stage.
living room--less than 1 unless kids are playing
But there's only trash on the ground if the boys have torn up paper to use as garbage for trucks!
Three big girls (10) + (almost 9!);
One little boy (6) and a full on toddler (8/12) born with TAPVR (repaired at 6 days old).
= Pariah, Super Mom + The Amazing Wiggy (1/06) + (6/08) 52 Projects: 0/52 Decluttering Challenge: 37/2013
We are about a 3-4 right now, but I swear most of it is moving boxes, and I'm sorting! I'd be completely embarrassed if someone came in right now. Even though the dishes are all over the kitchen counter, they are clean. All the piles of stuff are being sorted.
Usually, it's about a 1-2. Functional, but lived in.
"Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai découvert en moi un invincible été."