When I first met my husband he was living by himself on an island in a pretty small house. When I first stepped inside his house, I realized that the amount of stuff in it could have filled a house 3 times the size!! There were piles of papers EVERYWHERE! Dishes all over the counters, newspapers from months ago still on the table, clothes all over the floor...I guess I should have stopped right there and ran out screaming :LOL
I, on the other hand, am more "zen" like. I like simplicity. I like tables to be clear, the floor to be void of objects, the counters to be sparkly, etc. Did I mention I also have a touch of obsessive comulsive disorder?? (Okay, maybe more than just a touch...)
So we have been living together for 2 years now. We currently are living in a house that has 12 rooms and I swear EACH room is filled with junk. He will not let me throw anything away. I can't even touch an unread newspaper from months ago without him yelling at me!
I am a full time student and teach piano lessons in my spare time. I clean everyday for what seems like hours, only to come home the next day to find it worse than the day before. I get so exhausted and fed up! I just want to cry sometimes
I just feel like I get nowhere. I've talked to him about it and tell him that I can't keep cleaning and cleaning. I just don't have the energy or the time. But clutter is a part of his life. It goes where he goes.
Do any of you have this problem?? Have you found anything that helps. I did make an agreement that when we moved he could have one room to keep as messy as he wanted, but the rest of the house would have to stay clean. That one room is quite the mess, but so isn't the rest of the house.
We're moving soon and I would hate to see our new house filled with all this junk.