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It just makes me think about if someone came into my house
Old 10-26-2020, 11:24 AM
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My friendís amazing MIL unexpectedly passed away and I went with her to get some things done at her MILís condo. Her place was immaculate; not a speck of dirt and everything in its place.

I looked around and thought about what would happen if I died unexpectedly and people had to come into my house. Iím currently curled up in the fetal position crying at the thought.

Clearly I can never die.


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Old 10-26-2020, 11:30 AM
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Please donít feel bad about it! Obviously she was an anomaly. On the surface my house might look organized but Lordy! Please donít go in my basement

I hope you are feeling better. Remember that comparison is the thief of joy
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:32 AM
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I think we may be kindred spirits. When I was waiting for my Covid test results, all I could think about was how I needed to clean before I got too sick to do it. There is no way I will call anyone for help or call 911 with my apartment looking like this!
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:42 AM
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My adult daughter mentioned a scenario like this about her own home (lives alone); she said someone unexpectedly checking in at her house for some reason might call the police because they would think it is a crime scene.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:00 PM
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Now I'm going to worry I need to clean every time I get sick! I know I have to clean before vacations in case I die while I'm gone.


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Old 10-26-2020, 12:28 PM
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That's me during tornado weather. I feel the need to clean. It makes no sense, because if I were hit by a tornado my house would be mess of things blown around anyway, but somehow it feels like if everything is where it should be the tornado will miss me or things won't blow around as much. Makes absolutely no sense, but hey, it gets me to clean.


Greyhound Girl, aren't you going to be moving soon for your new job? Look at it as your chance to throw stuff out and declutter.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:38 PM
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I have this same phobia, so I clean like a madwoman before every trip we take 'just in case' and I also clean when there is bad weather. The visible areas of my house are clean, but don't open any closed doors!!!!
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:40 PM
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GGóI love your sense of humor! Itís also nice to know others think like me
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Blame the dog!
Old 10-26-2020, 12:44 PM
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Write a note and label it ďto be read upon your deathĒ and blame the mess on Aikman. Problem solved!

Iíd throw DS and Swift under the bus in a second (not just because at least half is their fault...mostly).
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I like hOkie's idea
Old 10-26-2020, 12:54 PM
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It makes the most sense and doesn't require you to bust your rear.

I swear, I worry about this all the time. My house is pretty clean. It's not immaculate, but it's clean.

I'm about to clean out drawers and closets so people don't think I was a pack rat if I should get Covid and die.


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Old 10-26-2020, 01:18 PM
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My worry isn't necessarily about the mess....DH's family (his sister, anyway) would know which mess belongs to him and not me. However, I worry about my skills at organizing important (and not so important) paperwork. More than once over the past few months I've thought about (but done nothing about) the need to get that organized just in case. This is also the case in my classroom! I worry what they'll think of me, but I guess at that point it doesn't really matter, does it!

I would love to be a fly on the wall when they realize the full extent of my yarn, fabric, and craft stash.
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Old 10-26-2020, 01:24 PM
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Oh no, GG. Now I have something else to worry about.
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:05 PM
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You are much younger than me and I worry about this. Not enough to do anything about it though!

We had a couple over on Saturday. There was a possibility they were going to stay. Being very safe, so we felt safe. Their dog sitter wasn't available. I don't know that so I cleaned like a crazy woman. Main part of house, two upstairs bedrooms, & the bath are sparkling clean.

The master bedroom and other 2 bedrooms are not anywhere near sparkling. Going to tackle master bedroom this week! DH could handle the other 2 bedrooms if I should die soon!
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:00 PM
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People have different circumstances to face in life that affect the condition of their home. That said, I wish I could say my house is immaculate, but I can't. Maybe some day.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:13 PM
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I went into labor with my daughter 3 weeks early. Those 3 weeks were going to be spent making our house livable for humans--especially a brand new one. And guest worthy since all my family was going to parading through to ogle the baby. So my mom took my dad to our house while I was in the hospital and cleaned everything for us. I was horribly embarrassed, but so grateful.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:24 PM
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My mom had me clean up her house when she first came home from the cancer care center because she didnít want people coming in and seeing a dirty house. Her house has never been dirty. Now, she is a pile maker. I had all of her clutter cleared up in a couple of days.

I donít have clutter at my house, but itís not spotless. Itís usually not even clean.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:52 PM
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I stopped worrying about my clutter after a few trips to the hospital. I guess I just think that I won't be here to know what anyone says and they will miss me too much to care about my messes. Be sides I feel sorry for the person who has to go up and clean out the attic.

I like h0kie's idea
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:45 PM
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I love your sense of humor! It has taken going to many estate sales with my mom over the years to make me not want to have dirt or clutter. I can't imagine someone having to go through my collections of crap after I die. I've edited down the amount of 'stuff' I have, but there is definitely still more work to do.
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