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    Senior Member theoldgraymare's Avatar
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    Just had a little hypoglycemic spell and am feeling kinda wobbly yet. Good excuse to sit back with laptop and check out the posts this pm, instead of cleaning the kitchen. Is anyone else a clutterbug? It is almost as if I can't stand to see a flat surface empty. I keep trying to put things away, but I just can't keep it up. Sooner or later, usually sooner if I am honest, stuff piles up again.

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    me :oops:

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    I am going to work on this when it cools down a little. I can definitely relate. Not enough storage area doesn't help at all!

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    I'm with Sadiemae!

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    Too little storage here too, especially in the kitchen and bathroom :roll:

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    I know what you mean. I have those sometimes too and it takes me several hours to recover. I am glad you are resting. Take care and enjoy the board.

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    OMGOSH~~~I keep looking at knowing I just cleaned it and how did it all get back there !!

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    I am definitively a clutterbug and I see no signs of it getting better.

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    Cleaning means moving it from one spot to anouther.

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    My husband has it down to an art form. I swear he can't stand to see a clear surface. If I didn't keep putting things away (or throwing away) you wouldn't be able to see any surface in the house!!! It drives me nuts. I have learned to relax about it some, but every day or two I clear things off! :roll:

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    Hello, fellow sufferers. My name is...and I admit to being a clutterbug.

    There, I said it. And I'm glad!!

    I am fighting myself to get rid of masses of clutter after DH passed away, since we had spent so many fun years buying "stuff". We were both good carpenters so put in closets and cabinets and drawers in the wall and shelves, then had fun stuffing them full of "stuff". Kids won't take any more, in fact I strongly suspect one comes to visit in a tiny, one seated car because of fears he'll be loaded up with "stuff."

    GoodWill has been my best friend for some time now..but I'm still fighting myself. After all, I just "might need" it one of these days. Haven't needed it for quite a few years, but one never knows.

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    My hubby can't stand things laying around( except himself,LOL) and I"m just the opposite. It doesn"T bother me in the least. When I was young I cleaned and kept everything spotless, cooked good meals and kept them all in clean and ironed clothes. And I was a nervous wreck! When I had a nervous breakdown at the age of 40, my doctor said it was time I did what I wanted to do, for me. Just what I wanted to do. Boy, that was really hardd! But now I look at the dust and figure, what does it really matter , I can do it later. And it never looks too bad, just the counter in the kitchen. THat is where my PC is and that counter is a catch all. If I clean it in the morning, by suppertime it is full again. Relax!! Life is too short to sweat the little stuff.

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    Guilty. Not enough storage, not enough house. Only have small two bedroom house, husband has one I have the other.
    We do own it though.

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    Ladies-------we are not clutterbugs. We are dedicated collecters.

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    I am worried I am raising my kids to be clutterbugs too. My house is not dirty... just full of stuff. I find that I usually only have one clean room at a time... because as soon as I start cleaning another one, the first one starts getting cluttered. I have great plans to get things organized, but then I get too busy doing something else I would rather do. I also have too small a kitchen... since I hate to grocery shop I do HUGE shopping trips and then have limited cupboard space to put the food. It takes a few weeks to use up just the stuff on the counters. I only run to the grocery store for milk and bread and do a large grocery trip about once a month. So, when the counters get clean, I know it is getting time to do another big grocery trip.

    I do have to say that my fabric is the most organized part of my house. I think that is because it is in our guestroom and nobody but me goes in there, unless we have a guest.

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    my husband is and lately i've caught it from him. why fight it?

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    I do have alot of clutter. I try to keep things nice looking, but I'm horrible at organizing unless I empty out the room and start from scratch(who wants to do that??). Alot of my clutter is hobby realted though. I hope that after I get my garage turned into a real room, that my problem will be solved.

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    I've always said I inherited my mother's piles. It must be genetic.

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    Raising my guilty hand here.

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