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so my nesting instinct has finally kicked into high gear, but is completely misdirected. when I walk into other people's offices or homes, I have the overwhelming urge to rearrange, organize and purge THEIR stuff! my own home and office are a disaster, but since it is so overwhelming to tackle my own crap I'm projecting all my mental energy on other places.<br><br>
I even had the urge to rearrange the messy shampoo shelf at the health food store this morning. it took a lot of effort to restrain myself. ridiculous!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Hey, ever thought of taking a little vacation to Seattle? You can come clean MY house!
 

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Any time you want to come visit Maine, I can get you a $15/night room at the Senator Inn and Spa (usually rooms are around $199/night). And I have a REALLY small apartment that needs cleaning<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">....
 

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You guys are cracking me up.<br><br>
LCaitlin...just take it a shelf at a time at home, too. That's what I've been trying to do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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omg i went on a rant this weekend....it was crazy! im not supposed to be picking up boxes and i was moving furniture.<br><br>
i feel like if my baby were due 3 YEARS from now i still wouldnt have everything organized. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> and im a very organized person w/ OCD but i am consolidating 2 houses and having to paint the old house and rooms in teh new house.<br><br>
i could sure use your help! lol!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Any time you want to come visit Maine, I can get you a $15/night room at the Senator Inn and Spa (usually rooms are around $199/night). And I have a REALLY small apartment that needs cleaning<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">....</div>
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man, i would be willing to help clean for rates like that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> plus im not that far from you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow 15 bucks a night? That would be awesome. Too bad I don't have plans to come to Maine. LOL!</div>
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You're welcome anytime, and I promise not to make you clean my place...too much<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">man, i would be willing to help clean for rates like that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> plus im not that far from you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Come on over - DH will even cook for you!! And he's the reason I'm not so skinny anymore, so you know his food is good<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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Ok i admit i have the same problemo...i'm in MX right now and i have completely re-aranged my MIL's kitchen and clenaed it from top to bottom. I even changed out her table cloth and dared anyone to mess it up. Did i mention she's not even here...she been visiting her daughter in another state for the past few months. I hope she doesnt get to mad i moved everything around. DP didnt tell me to stop so i figured it was ok. I have pulled out my sewing machine and made 20 cloth baby wipes and a Maya wrap sling over the past 2 days. So looks like my nesting is turning away from others at the moment. Just letting ya know your not alone.
 

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I'm normally pretty OCD so this is a struggle even when I'm not pregnant. And I actually have rearranged messy shelves in stores before. One time we were at a restaurant with our family and they had the menus in this tray thing so you could look while you waited. I started organizing them and making them all line up perfectly and face the same direction. I was still doing it when they called our party to be seated. I still wasn't done and my sister had to break into my zoned out organization world and say, "Lisa! Stop being OCD! We're going to our table." before I finally realized what I was doing.<br><br>
But it is good in a lot of other ways. Like how I'm helping our church's worship team get all the music organized. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> This was a task that NO ONE wanted to do, but I get a sick kind of pleasure out of whittling down the stacks of music and filing it away all nice and neatly.
 
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