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View Poll Results: What level is your clutter?
Cleaner than Level 1 52 14.25%
Level 1 165 45.21%
Level 2 98 26.85%
Level 3 25 6.85%
Level 4 6 1.64%
Level 5 1 0.27%
Level 6 3 0.82%
Level 7 2 0.55%
Level 8 1 0.27%
Level 9 1 0.27%
Higher than Level 9 2 0.55%
Other 9 2.47%
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#151 of 177 Old 08-23-2008, 04:46 AM
 
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less than 1. we are minimalists and frankly, I need order outside cuz my inside a bit, uh, cluttered.

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I voted 1, but my bedroom is a 2 right now, as soon as I get my butt off this computer and go fold the 2 baskets of laundry that will also be a 1 or better and then I'll go to sleep.
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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.
Yeah. Um. I think you get a free pass.
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Mostly a 1, but occasionally strays into 2 territory. Probably on the whole between the two.

Anyone thing there's a big gap between 1 and 2?
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Mostly a 1, but occasionally strays into 2 territory. Probably on the whole between the two.

Anyone thing there's a big gap between 1 and 2?
I think that was brought up early in the thread. And yes. There is. You can do a 1.5 or something, when talking to us, to fill that in.
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Hmmmm. I voted 1 because there is no way I am a 2, but I might be like a 1.5 when my house is really messy. I never get to 2.
Yeah, that's us, too. I voted 1, but usually there are a few things out of place. RARELY, we'll get to a 2 but I can't take it for more than a day or so and have to clean it up.

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Hmmmm. I voted 1 because there is no way I am a 2, but I might be like a 1.5 when my house is really messy. I never get to 2.
Yep, same here. I'm probably consistently at 1.5.
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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?
I grew up in a house with boxes, not tons, but never quite enough room to unpack, so I have more stuff than room. I'm a packrat. My mom would nag me to clean. By myself, I get distracted and end up reading. I do much better with someone talking to me. So I have a friend and we go to each other's houses and clean.
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.

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Hmmmm. I voted 1 because there is no way I am a 2, but I might be like a 1.5 when my house is really messy. I never get to 2.
This is me also. I also thought there was a HUGE difference between level 1 and level 2 in the pics? I would pass out from anxiety if my house resembled #2. But it isn't always #1. And I can function fine with it not being perfect. Definitely #1.5 for me!
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I voted 1. But I'm probably more like a 1.5. I mean the bedroom pictures. A 1 is nothing on the floor (like say a laundry basket) and yet, a 2 looks cluttered to me. The kitchen and living rooms I'm a 1 for sure, or cleaner than a 1.
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I voted 1, but I'm either a 1.25 or a 1.5 depending on the day.
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Less clutter than #1. I'm a neat freak and dh and I are minimalists.
Same here. Level 9, are you kidding me?!? I was disgusted by level 3.
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We're no higher than a 2 by these charts at the end of most days.

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.

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We're a 1. If I left DH to his own devices (as I have in the garage) we'd probably be a 3+, perhaps much worse.

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.
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Most rooms in my home are 1 or less than 1. There are some small spaces (like the office) that is probably more of a 2 -- that i just need to do a thorough decluttering of.
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I'm somewhere between a 3 and 4 right now due to the fact we are switching around rooms and all the toys are in the living room right now--and the kiddos have dug through the boxes and thrown them everywhere. Should be back to a normal 1-2 in a week or so, since we are having company...(light the fire under our butts to get this project done)
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I would say a 2 without the trash. We have toys and clothes about throughout the day, that gets picked up usually in the evening. Sofa is clear.

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.
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Mostly a 0 or 1. If it gets past a one it's certainly not trash. My office sometimes gets to a 2 with paperwork for my business.
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kitchen--1.5 during the day, closer to a 1 evening/morning
living room--less than 1 unless kids are playing
bedroom--1.5

But there's only trash on the ground if the boys have torn up paper to use as garbage for trucks!
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Definetly more than 1, but not yet 2!

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My room is probably around a 3. : Same with the kids' room.

The rest of my house is between 1-2. Uh...except some closets. And my laundry pile feels like a 7 right now.
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Anywhere between a 1 and a 2 depending on how I'm doing LOL

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I'm between 1 and 2...not QUITE as perfect as 1, but not as much laying around as 2.

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Very interesting...

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.

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i voted other. the pictures are flawed there is a huge difference between clutter and garbage all over the place.
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Right now I'm a 2 and I'm about dying. We just got back from vacation and I'm not unpacked yet though. Most of the time, I'd like to be a 1 but I'm usually a 1.25-1.5.

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I am between a 1 and a 2, I think. But we don't really have clutter, though. It's more like random stuff that we use and the kid's toys that make for a delightful smattering in our common rooms. What's underneath is clean though. I try to keep up on dishes and laundry and things are relatively organized.
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