Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 42

Thread: Clutter

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1,852

    Clutter

    I'm pretty sure that apart from OCD sufferers, many people here will have issues with clutter taking over during times of low mental energy. I just wondered, does anybody else have a problem with one particular room? I was a terrible hoarder but I can give almost anything away now - wedding dress went to charity, even some of my more ancient writing scraps have gone, I must have taken hundreds of bags to charity over the years. But my bedroom remains a tip.

    I have decluttered it thoroughly several times and always think, "All I need to do now is keep it this way!" But it always reverts... I have a small house and can still get rid of a bit more, but... this has to be psychological I think. Any ideas, anybody? I'm planning to tackle it tomorrow (have put it off four times so far) and feel a literal physical lethargy come over me at the mere thought, although I can wash, polish, sweep for hours everywhere else. It is like a paralysis of the soul. Surely it can't just be me!
    __________________
    All manner of thing shall be well... (Julian of Norwich)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    94

    Re: Clutter

    i am clutter queen!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    2,002

    Re: Clutter

    I am the opposite and cannot cope with clutter, eveything has to be in it's place and if it does not appear to being used - it's out. I look for things when I need them and guess what, I chucked 'em out! I am trying to think very long and hard now before I get rid of something.
    __________________
    Every blessed day we wake up to the fullness of pristine purity and innocense free from the pain of the past and fear of the future. 'Carlos Santana'

    BobbyDog

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,130

    Re: Clutter

    I am awful with clutter. I have my laptop on an old dressing table it is littered with papers with little notes on. I make notes in no particular place, any scrap of paper
    will do.Then I cannot find the notes I made. I iron in small bedroom. that is littered with clothes, ironing, hangers everywhere .Me and clothes hangers do not mix
    No matter how I try I cannot get organised.
    I put it down to the job I had. Clothes and drapery. Jumpers etc had to be folded
    up and put into plastic bags with tissue paper. Garments would have to be folded in a certain way. My boss shouted to me to watch him how to pack a bespoke suit in a
    box and then wrapped with brown paper and string before taking it to the post office. So I know how to do all that........But not now-- I can do what I like with my own stuff. I shove things anywhere. that is why I am so untidy.
    Chistmas presents I will not wrap because I know I can. I don't. if that makes sense.
    I try my best to be tidy upstairs, but I never get to sorting it. I NEED HELP.
    I am ok downstairs with clean and tidy except for the bureau, open that and everything falls out including about thirty lightbulbs.
    Sorry to go on and on
    __________________
    Magic

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    13,424

    Re: Clutter

    I am the same as Bobby dog

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    196

    Re: Clutter

    Speranza, I am exactly the same as you. No problem with cleaning up but trying to tackle the clutter in my bedroom and spare room is something I never get round to. Each weekend I tell myself that this is it but I will always find a hundred and one other things to do!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,146

    Re: Clutter

    I used to have a lot of clutter, its help when keeping to living in a 3 bed flat/house. this time I have less clutter, it takes time to get rid of all the clutter. now that I have it in a manageable state, I can keep the flat tidier. as for my bedroom got to be really tidy, I don't like it when its messed up. I get annoyed when my son goes into my room as he leaves a mess behind him.

    these days I like my flat to be clean and tidy. drives me up the wall when its messy.
    __________________
    All things are possible.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    1,852

    Re: Clutter

    AARGH! COAT HANGERS!!!!! I get hanger rage in shops (AND when I clear my wradrobe) - I couldn't possibly work in a clothes shop!!

    Well this is reassuring, I thought perhaps it was some deep psychological problem - but at least if it is I share it with you guys...

    I moved from quite a large house (a modern vicarage) to a tiny ex-Council semi, with three quarters of the family and both cats. I have got rid of SO MUCH stuff! But when we split up we hired a huge skip and filled it twice! It makes me ashamed when I think most of the world can literally carry their possessions in a bundle. I would really love to work out how to get and keep my room clean - maybe we should have a tidying buddy thread?

    Oh - I should add, my one elderly cat sheds so much hair that every time I sweep I get almost enough for another cat. My daughter's friend came round once and said excitedly, "I LOVE your house, Gill, you have Tumblehair!"

    ---------- Post added at 22:27 ---------- Previous post was at 22:23 ----------

    btw I hardly need say, I didn't tackle it today. A friend had a Man Crisis and I had about 2 hours' sleep, so I have felt like a zombie all day. I forced myself to get the bus into town for lunch so that I could walk the two and half miles back, so at least I got out and had some exercise. But I couldn't face tidying my room. Help!!!
    __________________
    All manner of thing shall be well... (Julian of Norwich)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,146

    Re: Clutter

    Speranza,

    there is ways to keep your room tidy, doing a little every day. easier says than done, got to push ourselves or we wont get it done.

    when I started (I used to live in a 5 bedroom house, had to move due to harrassment. move from 5 bedroom house to 3 bed flat. what a clutter that was.)

    I started off with getting lovely boxes that I could make up and put my papers in. I eventually got myself and address book. my that made a difference. no more writting things down on peices of paper and losing them. all in one place.

    now I have two filing cabinets in my bedroom. I have all my papers in there. writting paper, my bills. my journals, etc... helps to keep my room tidy. also have shelves in my room, so I can put my books, tolilteris on it. I play ds games, I've got my game cases on the top shelf. I have all my teddies on my top shelf in the wardrope, I have long top shelf. even they have a place in my room.

    it has taken me a lot of time to get a lovely tidy room. I keep it tidy. stay on top of it, I do get low energy, not able to keep it tidy. cause I stay on top of it, when I do get low energy, I can still keep it tidy. plus I now have a bed side table.

    tackle one room at a time, it takes time, you will get there, just takes time.
    __________________
    All things are possible.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    757

    Re: Clutter

    I absolutely hate clutter and it really strtesses me out, yet I cohabit with rather a lot of the stuff. I try to get rid of things, but I can't keep up with the rate I accumulate it - yet I have no idea where it all comes from, it's not like I go shopping much. I seem to get piles and piles of stuff I'm going to sort, but the piles just get higher instead of sorted. I have a teenyweeny spare bedroom and I just hide it all in there and plan to sort it before a guest comes. When a guest comes I just move it into another room, and move it back once they're gone.

    I did finally file away all my assignments that have been in a growing pile since September, 6 weeks after the end of term. I cleaned up the whole room where my computer is and also hoovered the floor, now that I can see it. That was a week ago and of course, you can hardly see the floor any more. It seems to be a never ending battle

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •