Which one are you, the one who clean up or make the mess?

@katkat (2379)
Philippines
September 15, 2007 9:22am CST
Their is always somebody in the family who loves to keep things organized and their are those who live with the mess. Those who doesn't find time or like to clean still manage to find things in a heap of a trash. While the organized one can't work when they were surrounded with rubbish. Which one are you then? Well me I am nuts to keep things in order.
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@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
16 Sep 07
I was told that people who are organized have disorganized mind, and people that are messy have a very organized mind. And when you think of it it makes sence. I am a messy person but I can find anything in a second. My husband is very organized and it takes him ages to find something, like few days ago (he always puts he tools in place) he was making something and could not find the tipe measure for 2 days he went and got a new one and 1 hour later he opened one box and there it was where he last used it.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Maybe your husband is getting forgetful. As with the people who are organized have disorganized mind well I think it doesn't apply to all. I love to joke around but not to the point of ending up in a mental asylum.
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• Australia
16 Sep 07
That is not what I ment. The idea is that an organized mind can remember everything that is not in order and can deal with mess because it recals where something is. Disorganized mind needs order. Its nothing to do with your mental state its just how the brain works.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Thanks for explaining, I understand it now. Thahks for sharing your thought.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
15 Sep 07
LOL! Well I'm the manically tidy one! Like you - I can't stand mess, untidiness and disorder! My desk at work is super tidy - I can't work otherwise. My partner is exactly the opposite - so it is me that does all that kind of work at home, - though over the years I've "trained" him to keep his mess to his office/study and the garage! LOL! At least that way I don't really have to see it! But I still know it's there...........! And it still manages to annoy me!!
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Then we're in the same boat. Just wondering why the like of us get attracted with people who are not fund of cleaning. I guess this would be another topic to discuss. How's the training going? I've try the "ignoring method" to teach my sister but she barely change. Well just have to keep on teaching.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
16 Sep 07
Well we've been together over 20 years now, so I guess the training has gone as far as it ever will! Good luck with your sister.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Thanks
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@diillu (5128)
15 Sep 07
Well, in my case I'm the both. I make mess and then clean up myself. Sometimes, I really like the clean and organized room but sometimes I really like to mess things up. And to talk about really really mess maker than I wouldn't miss out my youngest sister. She is the smallest in the family, seven years youger then me. Everyone loves her and covers her. Like I always clean up her messed up room because I didn't like her getting scolding from mom. But she wouldn't learn. As now I don't live with my family, she must be really in great trouble.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Its a good thing that you can clean up your own mess. Its really hard to have a younger sister, you ended up cleaning their mess. Now that you've move out, its about time for your sister to keep things in order. At least it will teach her to become responsible.
@diillu (5128)
19 Sep 07
I hope so. I think she is learning her lessons and cleaning her room. Whenever mom calls she just complains about how she have to make my sister clean her room. Otherwise she wouldn't do it for a week. She just says that I was the one to spoil her. LOL
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Hello katkat, I am usually the one who clean up. I like things to be organized for I find things much easier and it doesn't take a lot of time to do so. I don't like mess and usually I clean up after one. I fell much better seeing things in order and it good to look at when it is. :-)
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
Its great to see things organized and clean.
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
15 Sep 07
hello katkat, i am the cleaner because i am the only girl in the house, i have 3 brothers and you usually boys hate to clean the house so i do the cleaning, i ask them to help me sometimes and they would. Now that i'm married, i am still the one who cleans the house and all the mess inside it but my husbands helps me too if he's not busy at work. I just usually do the cleaning and maintaining cleanliness inside and out the house. :) I like to keep things in order too.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Atleast your lucky, you have the help from your brothers and husband. My brother doesn't help at all and the one who always make the mess. I got a sister that helps me sometimes.
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• United States
15 Sep 07
I'm the one who cleans up. I can't stand a mess. It drives me nuts. I try to pick up each day during the week and then on the weekends I do a whole house cleaning. I like to keep things organized.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Like you, I' also the one who always clean up the mess of other people. I can't stand to see those mess. Sometimes I'm getting tired of cleaning the mess of others,so I will just ignore it and pretend not I didn't see a single mess. How about you aren't you getting tired of all the cleaning?
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@RJV784 (5)
• India
15 Sep 07
I try my best to clean up but ultimately all going in vain. I m a very busy person & not able to give time & not able to give time for such things.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Time management is the key my friend or better yet don't make a mess.
@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
15 Sep 07
i am certainly the one who makes the mess a lot of mess if possible.me and my little girl are making a lot of mess and daddy has to clean most of times all that mess.sometimes i have to clean by myself but i don't like at all doing this.if i put the things in perefect order i hardly find what i am looking for cause i forget where i put it and if is something small really hard to find.but i found what i need so quiclkly in all that mess.there are also times when i am tired of the mess and start to put things in order,not a perfect one but still an order.
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
Your lucky with your husband. Most men doesn't clean their own mess much more the mess of others.
• United States
15 Sep 07
I like to keep things organized. Not that it happens too much anymore because I have an eight month old and a messy husband. So I am always the one cleaning up.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
You have my sympahty. Having an eight month old is really tiring but rewarding as to your husband you should really as for help.
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@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
15 Sep 07
I live alone so I guess I am both! I lean toward the cleaner though as I hate clutter and mess. I work very hard to keep my condo neat sometimes I think I am cazy! But we are all our Moms!
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
Your lucky you dont have to clean the mess of others. Thanks for stopping by in my discussion.
• China
16 Sep 07
i used to be the mess ,i think now i'm home ,i can do whatever i wnat to. but you know i love my family,and i don't want them feel being surrounded with dirty things so now , i clean up
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
16 Sep 07
I am the one that is constantly cleaning up after everyone..Its annoying at times but I cant stand to have a mess around..
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@Nivek13 (124)
16 Sep 07
well for me i say both also... but i say that iam more on the clean side.. iam always the one who cleans up the mess made by my brothers... you know like some junk foods mess up anywhere iam always the one cleaning it up hehe...
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
16 Sep 07
Sometimes I am the messy one, but I am ALWAYS the one to clean up the mess no matter who makes it! My husband is messy, my kds are messy... My husband says he will clean but I don't like waiting that long!
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@k1tten (2320)
• United States
16 Sep 07
Sadly, I do both. But when I get in the mood I actually do a lot of cleaning. In those moods it's best to stay out of my way.
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• United Arab Emirates
21 Sep 07
I am the one who likes to keep the house clean all the time. I try to maintain the house clean. Some I feel so lazy and wait for the house to fully mess up and then clean it. I like to see the house organised and well set up. I like the kitchen always clean and neat. I cannot tolerate a place full of rubbish. I want the house clean and fresh and tidy.
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Its good to have a clean house but it is tiring to clean up all the mess especially if you do it everyday.
@subathra (3519)
• India
20 Sep 07
Iam the one who arranges all the mess done by my family members.I dont like to see a messy home and most weekends i clean up the house, arrange all book shelves, clean up the dust, floor, mattress,wash up all glass materials, artificial flowers and lots.. I cannot tolerate people who disarrange things and never expect someone to coordinate me while cleaning but defintely dont want someone to mess up even at that time.If someone does..i will shout at them and hence my home crowd never visit the place while am into my cleaning job.
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
I can relate to the part that you don't expect them to coordinate, I guess if they do they won't make those mess at the first place. But I don't yell at them because its just a waste of time and voice. Why not try the silent treatment. Sometimes it works for me. They seem to be guilty making those mess or seeing me cleaning up their mess. While we may hate them, one thing is for sure we love to see things in order. Its like a momentary bliss. I gues if I'm on your house, I would often see my reflections on the windows or mirror or anything with reflections. Just keep on tidying up.
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 07
Hello katkat, I think I am the one who love to clean up. I am lucky too that my husband is a clean and neat person. He helps me to clean up and seldom make a mess at home. I have a one year old baby son who just loves to scatter every thing on the floor *smiles*
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Your lucky you find a husband that likes cleaning. It is hard to find a guy thats not messy and helps in cleaning. Mostly men is the mess maker.
@hassanah (387)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 07
i like to clean my house.
• China
21 Sep 07
i am lazy so i always make the mess,the one who cannot suffer from the mess will clean them at last.