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11 Aug 2015, 12:50 am

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Oscar Madison from The Odd Couple here


Walter Matthau or Jack Klugman?



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11 Aug 2015, 1:49 am

I am Oscar Madison personified.



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11 Aug 2015, 2:06 am

scatterbrain and ditto house.

it's clean enough; dishes go in the dishwasher, trash gets taken out, that sort of thing, but the clean dishes are just stacked on the table or what have you, the 'to wash' clothing is in a pile...

i just can't focus when everything is too tidy, i'd be afraid to make a mess. if it is a mess already, there's less of a stress ;)
also, being able to just pull a pencil and paper from within reach wherever you are has its advantages



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11 Aug 2015, 2:11 am

it takes so GD long to tidy up and it is so GD hard to keep on top of it always.



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11 Aug 2015, 3:51 am

I go between the two extremes. When I'm tidy, I'm so tidy that other people feel uncomfortable. I may not even let other people in the house. When I'm messy, you can't even see the carpet because rubbish covers all the surface. You can't even walk without stepping on rubbish. I'm in the latter state for the last five years. It's very stressful to live in that mess.



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11 Aug 2015, 3:58 am

at my worst it was like an episode of "hoarders" - I had "goat trails" running through my tin can where I had to get to places inside, such as the bathroom or such. fires started, luckily I caught them in time. when I met somebody here on WP I was inspired to tidy up and something clicked and in a fury lasting about a month I substantially tidied up the place, but for the last few months have been backsliding because it is just so hard to keep on top of it.



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11 Aug 2015, 5:14 am

What about important things? I constantly put things somewhere safe then have to pull the house apart to find them



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11 Aug 2015, 5:23 am

Another Oscar Madison here (without the leftover food, of course).
I feel life is way too short to worry about bullsh!t like "neatness".
I do suspect that if I were to outlive my spouse, I would likely become a "hoarder" (again, without the traces of food).
I've shown those tendencies in the past during times I lived alone with "clean" items stacked to the ceilings.
My eyes simply don't recognise "clutter", possibly as a result of my SPD?


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11 Aug 2015, 5:54 am

That's one thing that really infuriates me:

Tearing the house apart to find an important something!

I would advocate buying a safe as a place to keep important documents.



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11 Aug 2015, 9:02 am

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I'm Oscar, too---except I don't leave old food and banana peels around.


Me too, at least, I try to dispose the banana peels on the same day that I ate the banana...



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11 Aug 2015, 10:16 am

i strive for perfection when it comes to tidiness, except when i dont, normally when im feeling too down to care about stuff, then i let my room get messy as it can get. but when im feeling alright i love cleaning and i love clean spaces.



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11 Aug 2015, 10:28 am

I think the next time get the urge to clean house, I'll burn it down instead. Enough said?


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11 Aug 2015, 11:24 am

I'm messy, I'm fine with that. I know where everything is. It's when people try cleaning up and move things so that I can't find things and have a meltdown. Don't they realise that things are in that particular place for a reason?



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11 Aug 2015, 1:44 pm

I hoard baby clothes... it's ridiculous.. Also childrens drawings. I'm a fire hazard



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11 Aug 2015, 2:07 pm

Yazz wrote:
I hoard baby clothes... it's ridiculous.. Also childrens drawings. I'm a fire hazard

Not if they are from your children, grandchildren, or other children with close emotional ties to you. I keep some things that belonged to my late wife that have no real value except as mementos. This isn't hoarding.


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11 Aug 2015, 5:28 pm

Adamantium wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
I'm Oscar, too---except I don't leave old food and banana peels around.


Me too, at least, I try to dispose the banana peels on the same day that I ate the banana...

I useta dispose of my peels by chucking 'em out the window, until the GD 'coons came and I had to stop.