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I have such poor time management skills. I had days and days off… - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
I have such poor time management skills. I had days and days off (kept putting off my vacation days to try and not be inconvenient to anyone, which meant they were all backed up), and each day, I said, "I'm going to catch up on the housework, or at least get things in order." And every day, I ended up doing other stuff... or doing nothing whatsoever.

So I went back to work. And came home and cleaned.

I couldn't have cleaned when it wasn't taking up my spare time?

Sigh. At least I am now surrounded by a sort of grown-up person's environment, instead of a re-creation of my teenage bedroom. Tomorrow after work, the kitchen. And somewhere between work and the holiday, I'll probably hit the dining room. Because really, that's the most logical way to allot my housekeeping time.

I envy people who have their housekeeping act together. I can make all the schedules I want, but it just never seems to work. I just need to become extremely wealthy and hire someone to do it, I think.
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story645 From: story645 Date: November 22nd, 2005 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm envious of anything at the moment. My room is a disaster area, books and notebooks and bags and papers strewn all over the fleur and desk. It's a bit unlivible honestly
marycontraria From: marycontraria Date: November 22nd, 2005 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Mine too... my bedroom is in a fairly constant state of bearpit, but the house is piling up too and my housemates and I have all got assignments, essays, tests, and stress like you wouldn't believe up to our eyeballs for the next two weeks.

I'm considering ordering pizza - and then I have a presentation to write. :\
harriet_wimsey From: harriet_wimsey Date: November 22nd, 2005 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Ditto to all of that, basically. My family is coming to visit me for Thanksgiving, and I keep avoiding both the housework, which is completely out of control, and the grocery shopping--I don't know that the turkey will have time to defrost completely, so I may need to spend some quality time with warm water carefully preparing it for the oven.
From: almostsophie Date: November 22nd, 2005 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I am one of the worst housekeepers of all time. Only my dad is worse. I clean things so I can use them. Cleaning or tidying for the satisfaction of living in a clean and tidy home is not on my radar. A few times a year I do a thorough tidy, but otherwise things kind of get out of control.

People who have their housekeeping act together are weird. Couldn't they think of something better to do with their time? I hope that someday I can hire someone to clean for me, so people will no longer be tempted to comment on my homemaking skills all the time. (I'm sort of joking. Now and then the mess does bother me and I tidy up. But I am really bad at it.)
soonest_mended From: soonest_mended Date: November 22nd, 2005 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Independant wealth is ALWAYS the way to go, baby. *snrk*

No, seriously, my room would make a pig uncomfortable sometimes. I have too many good things to do with my life to spend it cleaning, I think. So long as you're producing quality things like good grades, fanfiction and cookies... you have nothing to be ashamed about. ;)
hughroe From: hughroe Date: November 22nd, 2005 05:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Housekeeping, housekeeping, I used to know what that word meant.
murasaki99 From: murasaki99 Date: November 22nd, 2005 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)
it's much more important to enjoy your vacation than to clean house, I can relate. I'm taking some vacation this week over the Thanksgiving holiday and while I certainly ought to be doing a lot of housework, I'm not. I'm blaming it on NaNoWriMo. :-)
rabidsamfan From: rabidsamfan Date: November 22nd, 2005 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
When you really need the vacation time, the only thing your brain will do is vacate.

My only cure for the house is to invite people over once in a while. That'll get me cleaning, when nothing else will.
gryffin23 From: gryffin23 Date: November 22nd, 2005 10:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Exactly. I am on here right now looking up how to shampoo carpets and clean windows properly because of a party on Friday. I'm not much of a fan of housecleaning though I do it as regularly as I can. I suppose the tip I would give is to vary the order in which you do things each week.
sreya From: sreya Date: November 22nd, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Housekeeping? That's what I do when I'm supposed to be working on a big assignment for school. Preferably those big scary papers that consist of 75% of my final grade. :~p

The ONLY person I've ever know who always had her housekeeping perfect was a woman with an abusively controlling husband, and she had practically no life outside of cleaning and cooking for that man. Personally, I'm willing to put up with a little clutter if it means life is a little more interesting.
maple_clef From: maple_clef Date: November 22nd, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can only manage to be conscientious about housework when I'm horribly busy with work! Schedules don't seem to work for me, either.
From: arclevel Date: November 22nd, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
each day, I said, "I'm going to catch up on the housework, or at least get things in order." And every day, I ended up doing other stuff... or doing nothing whatsoever.

So I went back to work. And came home and cleaned.

Ah, see, I am with you *completely* on the first half. Sadly, it's the second half where you're way, way ahead of me by actually cleaning eventually. I have lofty cleaning goals (tonight, I will clean the living room), and I don't meet them, so I make myself little cleaning goals (tonight, I will take care of the pile of mail, both important and junk, that's piled on the dining room table). And then I don't meet those, either.
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