I am,very messy in my basic arty nature!! However I have certain parts of my life which tend toward ultra tidiness!!! I have found that others tell me my home is just that,a home rather than a house;and kids adore coming her as I am not on their backs to be tidy all the time!!! They can paint and draw,or anything else they wish to do!! They anxd most folk say I have a comfortable hhom,even with its mess!! When I was working,I was so almost obsessively tidy with my job,that it is rather hilarious,the difference between home and work!!!
Having had to move from my beautiful, very large home of 29squares up AND down, high set, into a lowset approx FIVE times less area, am now messy. This house only has kitchen cupboards, two small ones. No cupboards anywhere else! In former home, had cupboards galore! 99% of my beautiful furniture is in storage. Many moving boxes not unpacked as nowhere to put items. Have literally got basics in all things to live on.
But I manage, just, to keep kitchen, bathroom & toilet clean & tidy.
I hate the way I've been forced to live, but had no other choice! I literally live one day at a time. I literally live fortnight to fortnight with pension.
Was given a beautiful, foster homed cat, & he's really been a godsend to me! He provides companionship & routine for me.
But, have good health for which I'm very grateful, as there're many, many people worse off than me.........
Tidy house, but messy bedroom - though not 'dirty'. For some reason I do not like my room to look like a display home. I 'need' to have things laying around i.e. a small pile of clothes or 2 or 3 pairs of shoes and a few books I'm getting ready to read. Strange, I know!
A bit messy but I don't think I'm so bad, however the young 20 somethings from the estate agent think otherwise at the 6 monthly inspections. Just because there are things on the floor, they deem that untidy and request I tidy it up.
But this is how I 'sort' things, by having things around, I know what's where and am not a hoarder in that sense, nor are there half eaten meals under the mess, attracting pests.
Generally tidy. Although I occasionally things get messy and then after a day or so I HAVE to tidy up. I like to know where things are. (Truth be known, I sometimes don't know where things are even if tidy!!!)
farley, I'm messy, & a hoarder & I don't throw things out, well not as much as I should! Any (other) husband would have left me, years ago. I don't think it's ALL my stuff though. My husband keeps buying our granddaughters books & toys every time we go out!. The girls live in Melbourne, so we have to keep taking our heavy suitcases down there when we visit!
Tidy . . . . before and after the hoarder! I could write a book . . ."Ten Years With a Hoarder and How I Saved My Sanity" . . . . Step one . . . SELL large home, Step two . . . buy TINY one . . . Step three . . . make sure it is nearly 200K away. Oh, and step four . . . . do not hand over any keys!! ^_^