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Chutz
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   Posted 2/2/2010 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
When's the last time you cleaned your room? You know...not the bedroom but like where you are not at the computer. Maybe it's in a corner of the dining room or you have an office all to yourself, but when did you last really clean it??

Personally I tend to have papers and notes piled up a bit too deep. Never used to be that way but somehow we always seem to have someone 'extra' living with us so 'MY' room is most often occupied. Right now I'm sharing hubby's room so I don't touch his stuff. I'm sort of afraid to put my hand into some of those boxes in the closet. He hasn't been able to close the closet door for several years now!! And I thought I was bad. But this desk was already in here and not being used except to collect dust and junk. But I do need to clean and organize it desperately. So my answer would be "Not Enough"!

And you??? How often do you clean your room???
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   Posted 2/3/2010 12:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Deborah, and I live in the basement of our home, and it has a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and a personal comfort area. I clean this almost every weekend so that we have a nice place to retire to in the evenings. I like for things to be in there place so that I can find them easily when needed. It always makes me feel good when its done, and I enjoy the fact that she doesn't have to do it.

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   Posted 2/3/2010 1:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie

I am not exactly sure what you mean, but I have to keep my place in pretty clean and neat shape, as I don't know when the realtor will call and want to show the place to somebody. So I try to have the whole place pretty presentable most all the time. But I do give it a good going over every week or two depending on how I am feeling.

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   Posted 2/3/2010 1:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie,
I am ROFL at the question, especially as I look around me. "Not enough" wouldn't even touch an adequate response!

Stacks, stacks, stacks and more stacks. Heaven knows what I'll do if I have to move and sell this place! Teaching is one occupation that got me into a bad habit of saving things "just in case" I "might" need it for a class. Bad, bad thinking for the long run!

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   Posted 2/3/2010 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
Other people are up this time in the morning?? Wow, I believe I'm on the right site. As far as cleaning?? I still haven't gotten my Christmas tree put away! All the decorations are down, but they sit around and drive me nuts. My personal space is my bedroom where I normally live. My 12 year old daughter got in loads of trouble recently and she owed me $13 so, in order to pay it back in part I made her clean the side of my bed! I was able to lay here and supervise and reduced her figure from $13 down to $5! As far as cleaning myself?? Not enough is putting it mildly!
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MsBunky
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   Posted 2/3/2010 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
To be honest, I rarely do the cleaning at home. Ray (my adored hubby) takes care of most of the cleaning and cooking around here. It's just the two of us plus our cat Dorie, so it doesn't get too messy.

My craft room on the other hand is all mine and depending on what I'm working on at any given time, can be quite neat or more like a tornado went thru. I like that I can just close the door though and leave it, but I do try to keep it somewhat neat. I used to have my computer up there (an iMac desktop), but I recently got a new MacBook Pro laptop and use it predominantly in the living room - so I don't have to climb the stairs so much.

Hope everyone has a good day today. I'm actually going "out" today for something other than doctor appointments....lunch with some co-workers and then some shopping with my mother in law - I rested all day for this yesterday (and I have nothing planned for tomorrow, to recuperate).

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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't really have a space to call my own. My husband & I share everything but we are both very tidy people. It's just the two of us and everything has it's place so keeping things clean is pretty simple. I am very much a minimalist and don't like alot of clutter, no nicky nacky stuff for me sitting around.
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   Posted 2/3/2010 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Catz4

I have a big artificial christmas tree, it is normally up stairs with a cover on it, Since I am in the process of getting a divorce and I am the only one living in our house which is up for sale, I had the christmas tree decorated for christmas, well I took all the docorations off of it, and put them away. but I saw no reason to try and bring the thing back up stairs, because when the house sells it will have to come back down anyway. So I still have the undecorated christmas tree standing in the corner of the living room, one place is as good as another I suppose. I could always put hearts on it for Valentines day and hang easter eggs on it for Easter!


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Chutz
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   Posted 2/3/2010 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that's a great idea, WB. Then when prospective buyers come through they'll be so impressed with how creative you are. There's something about a house that looks decorated and homey that helps it sell.

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   Posted 2/3/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Cool idea WhiteBeard! I was unable to get out after Christmas due to this pneumonia and well was unable to get a crate for my artifical Christmas tree so for now it's in three pieces on my living room floor. and I have no clue as to where to put it and I had hubby go get a big container from wal-mart and it did not fit into it, so I could use ideas on how to store my Christmas tree, Please..
as for my train, I'm going to tack the track in place on the plywood board place a tarp over it and put it against the wall and put my train up. The track was hard to put together, Lionel tracks are horrible, not the typical slot and groove like Bachman tracks.
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golitho
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   Posted 2/3/2010 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
The lounge, dining room , kitchen and bathroom are clean but my bedroom is a disaster area, we live in a house that is too small so everything is hidden in my bedroom which makes it impossible to clean, piles of stuff everwhere, growing dust by the minute.

I like the idea of using the christmas tree for other events, shamrocks for St patricks day in March, you could do photos hanging from it at other times. Use it like a fridge magnet extension, hang notes from it. I like it. golitho

Chutz
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   Posted 2/3/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
whoa golitho...great idea with the photos on the tree!! I wish I still had mine up except the puppy might decide to shred or climb it...lol

Char...one thing my mom did with her artificial tree was to use a 'tree bag'. Her was purchased and was a lightweight plastic with a full length zipper and handles. Most any size could fit in. But you could probably find other types of bags that would work, like a huge lawn/trash bag, or if you sew you can take an old sheet and sew a bag. I'd rip off the finished edges of the sheet first since they are the strongest and sew them back on has handles. You could use a zipper (hardest), velcro (hard) or large safety pins (EASY)...lol and how many times to the rest of you type olo instead of lol I have to keep correcting that one...hahahaaa

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privey
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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I try to keep things picked up all the time but fall short most times. I was in the hospital so much last summer and fall our house was so cluttery when I got home and I still haven't gotten it back to normal. I call it deKennying the house. He clutters about as fast as I can pick it up. I stay away from the basement family room because it is such a mess and I refuse to let myself get upset about something I can't do anything about but it seems as though slow but surely he's creeping upstairs with all his stuff and that isn't gonna happen so there is usually a stack to go back down that doesn't belong up here anyway. It's kind of like he's cluttered up the garage the basement family room and the lower stair steps but if it doens't belong up here it is going to the trash or back down. Man I'm a cranky old girl.

Chutz
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   Posted 2/3/2010 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Privey,

I'm mighty proud and in awe of you! We have an 18 year old grandson living with us so I totally understand. He's respectful and does pick up 'outside' of his room whenever I ask. But inside his room, which used to be MY room, looks like 3 dressers, a desk and a 55 gallon trash can all threw up in there. And he's still in those teen years where the guys stink! It doesn't' matter how many shower he takes, deodorant he uses, you name it...I have to put something over my face to go in there. But having a huge cage with 5 white doves in there doesn't help the odor either.

Keep pushing that stuff right back down the stairs. There's no reason to clutter up your area at all. I finally took 3 inexpensive, plain gift bags and put each of our names on them. Then I hung them in the laundry tom because it's convenient. I took a big marker and decorated the outsides of the bags a bit too. But a shoe box, plastic tub or whatever you have around will work.

Then, if I find something that belongs to either of my 2 guys, or me for that matter, in it goes. The location needs to be handy for YOU which is why I chose the laundry room. If they can't find something then they best look in their bag,....and do it fast. Cause I reserve the right to toss things that have been in there too long.

Now if I could just keep my clutter from flowing out of it's boundary. Without a room of my own all of my sewing and quilting stuff is a mess...lol Oh well, it won't last forever...I don think.

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