You know how when you have people over, you speed clean your whole house? Its like you had a maid come in and everything (on the surface at least) looks clean?
Yeah, I need someone to come over. Please? Because then I might get off my butt and clean my whole house (especially the bathrooms, ugh they are in need to cleaning).
I am having a hard time getting more than one space picked up at a time. Once that space is sort of clean I sit down to take a break. Then by the time I get my butt in gear to clean the next space, the first space is dirty again. It is a never ending process. And I totally do NOT want to bring more things into the mess for Christmas. But there will be more stuff brought in. More toys and clothes and junk.
Last night and this morning I made myself clean the toy room. It is also where my sewing machine resides, but I was unable to even reach it because of the mess. I moved things around, it is a sure fire way to make the room feel cleaner and also to make sure that the mess under the couch is vacuumed up.
But I stopped there. I haven't even finished the job. The piles of trash and recycling are still at the top of the stairs waiting to be taken down. The vacuum cleaner is still in the middle of the room. I just don't want to finish.
When Will is home, I don't let it get this bad. I guess having him come home in the evenings makes me at least pick up more regularly. I don't think he needs to see how messy it gets, and I want him to feel calm when he gets home (1950s housewife I am not, though). Now, I want to state that my idea of messy is not that bad. I have been in messy houses where people leave food out on the table for weeks. I clean my kitchen every day, at least the counters. (Don't look at the floor, please.) I take out the trash every few days. Its not as bad as all that. But it is not the clean and organized that makes me feel good and relaxed.
My mess is making me tense and anxious. So I guess that should be my motivation. I told Rhayn her motivation to help me clean is earning money for Winter Faire tomorrow. Sigh. Its friday, my house is a mess, and I just want to lay on the couch in front of the television, because at least the entertainment center is cleaned off.