It Depends On You

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Philippines
June 9, 2016 11:07pm CST
It doesn't matter if you have a complete set of cleaning tools and supplies and put it in the kitchen and toilet where everyone can see it and use it, it doesn't matter if you have trash cans visible and labeled, when someone's mindset is, one, it's not their personal space and, two, it's not their job. There are people who are messy and disorganized at home, but would never litter or use and break things when they're outside. There are people who take pride in their house and yard, but don't care about leaving a mess in public places. Is one better than the other?
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
It's our responsibility to do both. We eant our own place to be clean so we should also apply it even if ee are in public places.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jun 16
I agree with you. If you are used in cleaning your own house and place, then you can do the same outside.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
@ida123 yeah, exactly.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
22 Jun 16
I think people who take pride in their house and yard but don't care about leaving a mess in public places are selfish ones . They only want to clean just for themselves , but not for the benefit of others .
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• Philippines
25 Jun 16
because they feel it's not their responsibility
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
@hereandthere Yes , they feel that way , but somehow it is not a good trait .
@Hannihar (29824)
13 Dec
rebel_woman, I agree. If someone wants their house to be neat and clean then they should think when out in public to throw garbage in the bin and not on the ground and should treat others with respect.
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@much2say (38752)
• United States
16 Jun 16
Outside, we take great care in never leaving a mess. At home, we do tend to be messy on the whole but are actually organized in certain areas. The kitchen is always organized for some reason - maybe because I know we have to use it everyday and efficiency must be there?
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• Philippines
17 Jun 16
yeah, the common areas like kitchen and bathroom (also for health and safety reasons) and the living room here where guests are received (gotta be decent/presentable). the personal areas like bedrooms come last.
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@much2say (38752)
• United States
17 Jun 16
@hereandthere That's exactly how it is here! Yes, anywhere where guests will potentially go is usually tidied up. The bedrooms are storage areas with doors closed when they come !
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• Philippines
17 Jun 16
@much2say i never understood those with plates under the bed, though. i mean why would you do that? wouldn't it smell, attract mice, ants, cockroaches?
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@thelme55 (14010)
• Germany
10 Jun 16
I don't think so. Some people who are very well organised at work but at home a messy one. We can really not judge the book by its cover alone.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
@thelme55 some employees bring their messy habits to work
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@thelme55 (14010)
• Germany
11 Jun 16
@hereandthere that is too bad for my taste.
@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jun 16
my space to mess up I guess, but I would never leave a mess elsewhere! lol
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• Philippines
13 Jun 16
yup, because once you're outside, you're in "shared" (public) spaces. but some people think someone else will clean it up.
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Jun 16
@hereandthere my dad was a park ranger, so often "someone else" was us. He'd teleport TO me to slap the back of my head if I littered.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jun 16
@hereandthere yep, and half of the time we had to help clean anyways, so we got very anti letting others get away it it to begin with, even as kids we'd tell people, dont forget to pick that up!
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@ridingbet (47275)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
some are clean outside but not in their homes.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jun 16
@ridingbet, how can they do that? they are clean outside but not in their own homes?
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@ridingbet (47275)
• Philippines
12 Jun 16
@ida123 it is possible. it is a manifestation of being proud of the cleanliness that others may see, but not when you enter their homes and find the messy house they live.
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@allen0187 (32591)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
Both are no good in my opinion. If you can't be clean in all aspects, you still creating a mess for others.
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• Philippines
10 Jun 16
but personal spaces are smaller.
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@allen0187 (32591)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
@hereandthere yeah, but one needs to look after not just one's self. also need to look after others and the environment.
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@jaboUK (53402)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun 16
I may be disorganised at home , but I would never drop litter etc in public.
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• Philippines
13 Jun 16
exactly! but some are the opposite. they only care about their own private/personal space.
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@salonga (27995)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
Neither of the two. I always believe that you have to organized and tidy in your home and wherever you go.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
some (or most?) people seem to have split personalities
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@koopharper (6289)
• Canada
10 Jun 16
Neat clean and organized is best everywhere. I try not to bellyache as long as they are trying.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
@koopharper i appreciate effort, at home and outside
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@LilyBeBack (2010)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec
I'd say it's more important to respect shared areas than your own home, but obviously it's better if you can respect both. I'm not a litterer and never have been, and my house is always clean and occasionally I even have the time to make it tidy
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@Hannihar (29824)
13 Dec
I cannot speak for someone else, but, I have places where I put my laundry stuff and where I put my garbage bags.
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@Shiva49 (12093)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
I have made it a habit to take care more outside than at home to keep things in order and clean. We need to have a conscience that we are accountable for our actions and even inaction - siva
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
18 Jun 16
Cleanliness is next to godliness, and being orderly also reflects our level of thinking
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• Philippines
13 Jun 16
This is true. I know a lot of people like this.
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@sishy7 (27666)
• Australia
10 Jun 16
My husband probably belongs to the first set there... He's not always organized at home and tends to be messy but he also cleans really well when he does at home. Outside in public places, he's always very cautious and would never do anything that is dangerous, harmful or simply an inconvenience to anyone...
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@epiffanie (9892)
• Australia
2 Jul 16
I think what we do in public shows what we are like in our homes..
@DianneN (74479)
• United States
17 Jun 16
I prefer neatness and orderliness in my surroundings. I can't see how people can let things go and live in a mess or leave a mess. It's not my style.
@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
I try to be organized at home, but I made sure the cleaning materials are put away from the kitchen, have my trash segregated in separate trash bags, and do not leave mess even when in public places. It is true some people do not mind about cleanliness and order when in public places.
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
I can be messy at my room, most of the time. But when it comes to throwing trash, separate the plastics bottles from the rest is something i am strict to. wow if cleaning materials are complete maybe my bathroom is clean all the time.