Well it's nice to see that this board it active. I've been looking at different ones, and some haven't been posted in for months.
I know this forum isn't just for complaining, (although I'm certain to do my share of that,) so are there any on-going projects by which we help each other to be productive in our own capacity?
I've tried to join in on housekeeping type forums, but they are not for CFS people, and they are WAY above my abilities. When reading those posts, I feel hopeless since most of them are holding full-time jobs, raising kids, AND getting organized!
They "talk" about baby steps, but they must be taking about 100 baby steps at a time! LOL!
Thanks for the welcome!
Ooh, let's see now chilln, are you any good at dusting ? (I've already "hoovered" beg pardon vacuumed, three times this year, so you're safe there - wouldn't want to wear the carpet out !) Do you know of any good tips on how to overcome the "I had it in my hand five minutes ago" syndrome ?
Don't suggest handcuffs, I lose the key.... (My Dad was a bobbie. There's another "pond-er point" for you Brynn ! LOL )
Sadly, Attention Deficit Disorder runs in my family, and I'm the lucky chap who gets to pass on the torch, so I can't answer your question about what happens to ex-neat-nicks. Not to mention guilty slobs. Oh, if only !! But I can tell you how not to end up with every flat surface cluttered with bric-a-brac...can't do it myself, but I can advise you...
As far as housekeeping goes, I'll have to see if I can't borrow a book of my sister's that she once loaned me. It was written by a student who became an office cleaner in his spare time to pay for his beer, found he was a natural time-and-motion man, and became such a huge success at cleaning that he made millions with his cleaning company. (Wiped the floor with the competition I expect - I'll bet there was a fair old dust-up.)
Anyway, his book was full of clever little tips - like, putting a good thick door mat just inside your door cuts down on hoovering (that d**n word again, we're jinxed now) because it traps all the dirt that comes in from outdoors; and, if cleaning, put the stuffie on, then go read a newspaper - let Father Time do the work.
But are you serious - are there really such rare and exotic creatures as housekeeping forums ? Wow ! How do I get to one ? (There's a Christmas card from my landlord in it for you if you tell. He's afraid my fluff bunnies are not just breeding, but mutating into monsters...)
Oh, that's interesting...if I understand what you mean! Is it something like--someone will say, OK let's all clean out and organize our pantries this week--and then members will support and encourage each other throughout the week, as their individual work progresses? Or, as you mentioned the sites are run by professionals, does the moderator kind of give instructions--like ok, on Monday, go through and throw out everything that's past the expiration date or gone bad--on Tuesday, go through and move everything off one shelf, wipe down the shelf and replace everything--.... Something like that?
It's interesting, but we've never done anything like that. I suppose we could, if there was enough interest. Unfortunately, this board may not be busy enough to support it. The Fibromyalgia board is busy enough to support something like that, but I'm not sure if anyone would be interested. I guess it wouldn't hurt to post a message to that affect, just to find out how much interest there might be. So please feel free to introduce yourself on the FMS board, and just ask if anyone is interested. I post on that board a lot, as a regular member, I don't moderate there. So I'll see you there, if you decide to try it.