Originally Posted by LilleKat
I'm not really either. Things are where they belong, but I'm not a clean-freak!
it's hard to be clean all the time when you've got two cats who get into everything and wreck the place before you get home from work again!
I've lived in this apartment for almost 32 years. It's a studio in NYC. Not as small as some studios, but after all those years, one accumulates alot of "stuff". But I always tried to keep a clean place, maybe "super-cleaning" when someone came over. But there was certainly alot of stuff.
That was taken care of for me last April when I came home from work to find my apartment destroyed by fire. It was shocking, to say the least.
With the help of some great friends, we spent two weeks throwing things that weren't destroyed. I think I was in shock, because now I'm thinking, "Where is the blah-blah-blah? Oh. I threw it out." I didn't want to keep anything that had that horrible smoke smell.
People donated basic things, like a sofa bed, a rug, I bought a new bed with donations from people in my building (
) and by the beginning of July I was all moved back in to my old apartment, but totally renovated, fresh, & newly painted ......new kitchen (where the fire had started - it wasn't my fault....an old can of Easy-Off under the sink had corroded and the fumes had been ignited by the pilot light of the old stove).
Since then, (trying to shorten this story...
), I've been really good about not accumulating extra clutter, and it's making me even more aware of trying to keep everything neat and tidy. I sort of had
turned into a neat-freak.......until I got the kitties.
I just don't feel like wearing myself out by vacuuming everyday......and besides....they've relaxed me.
Sorry this was so long.