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View Poll Results: How clean and organized is your house?
You are lucky if you can open the front door! And where the heck is that broom? 27 100.00%
Clean, yes; but my idea of organized is slamming the closet door before anything falls on me! 22 100.00%
I HAVE to clean before anyone comes over; I've also got shelves know how to use them. 77 100.00%
Martha Stewart here... bring on the white glove honey!!! (okay, if anyone chooses this... snort!) 6 100.00%
other: please explain. 14 100.00%
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#31 of 35 Old 07-30-2006, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by captain crunchy
I would rather have my daughter (when she gets older) remember how much fun I was and how involved I was with her rather than, oh we had a super clean house yk?
My point exactly!

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My husband and I recently went through the entire house, top to bottom, every nook and cranny and cleaned it then either put it back, rearranged it, recycled it, threw it out, or put it in the garage sale pile. We have an enormous garage sale pile and a very clean and organized house. I'm so thrilled with this. Everything was so hectic when we moved in a few years ago that we're just now finally settling in.
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I have the problem that I am an incredibly compulsive Virgo...I love it when everything is not just put away, but spotless. My house was always like this growing up. As a WOHM with a 3 yo and a 5 mo, I am losing my mind. I just can't relax when the house is a mess. I can't ignore it!

Dh is home with the kids and he is NOT a good cleaner, nor does he care if the house is clean. I come home from work and there is stuff absolutely everywhere. Even with spending 2 hrs every night after the kids go to bed ironing, washing, folding, scrubbing, dusting and putting stuff away, I can't even begin to keep up with the mess. Aaaarrrgggh!
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my husband and i (no children yet) are 'in transition.'

three months ago, we were 'lucky to open the front door.'

Now, we're clean but be careful when you open closets. Part of there reason for this was we purged for weeks--getting rid of stuff, particularly clutter--and then we had rennovations done to our house (new floors and walls painted/repaired).

Then, we went on a month-long research/vacation trip in europe.

Now we're back.

Over the next few weeks, we're going to reorganize our closets. I have shelves--newly found because of the purge--and i'm making them less cluttered and more organized. Our closets are full of empty storage solutions, which were emptied in the process, but the stuff that still needs to be organized--things we wanted to keep, etc--was mostly stacked up in the center of rooms while things were painted and floors were laid.

so, the process now is re-purging the closets and organizing them so that they can hold all that we need them to hold.

Also, we have to take the books to the used book seller--which will free up a number of storage bins (that's how we're transporting them).

That should take us to both clean and organized.

but, i'm not a martha-stewart styled cleaner. I actually like to have the house 'in process' and i don't mind a dust bunny or a sticky kitchen floor. Everything gets washed, swpt, or dusted at least once a week. laundry is managed every day, as are dishes and cooking.

it's not 'white glove' spotless all the time--and i rarely have to do any 'extra' cleaning when company comes over--but i'm happy with the level of cleanliness and now, i'm much happier with far less clutter.
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