Monday, January 16, 2012

No Hoarders for Me!

I'm not exactly sure where on the internet I found this, but it's basically a how-to for those of us who have rooms that look something like this:

uh...gross, right? Yeah, that's my actual room. I am actually that messy. I have always been this way. Ask my college roommates, family, or basically anyone I've let into my house. The thing is, I feel like I'm getting uncomfortably close to being featured on an episode of Hoarders and I can not let the above turn into this:
(oh hey, now my room doesn't look quite so bad, now does it? Oh, no, wait....still bad.) Well, her post inspired me, giving me the step-by-step guide for how to get stuff done. Now my room looks like this!

One of the supplies she has listed is an egg timer, which I think is the most important supply for any task you have to do but really don't want to. I mean, I used my iPhone because I live in the future and have you seen my room? Does it look like I need any more things? And she said to do an hour and then take a 30 minute break but today was a snow day, so I did 15 minutes at a time with 10 minute breaks. I know me, and if I take a break longer than ten minutes, there's less and less of a chance that I'm ever going to get back to work. I get all comfy and lose all the resolve I had once had to be a productive human being. I don't really have an excuse for how short of a work time I gave myself except that I am really lazy and at least I cleaned at all. I guess I could try and make up an excuse was a short enough time that I didn't get too overwhelmed. Because that was an out-of-this world mess and I just had to know that it was going to end quickly and I could go back to playing The Sims soon.

So clearly, this method took awhile but now my room looks a little more like a human being, not a feral creature, lives in it. 

And I didn't spend all of my time on my room, by the way. I also had a party to clean up after. Which is mostly done. Just need to scrub out the punch cauldron. 
Next step: make my room look more like this: 

1 comment:

  1. Good lord girl, I hope you room never looks like an episode of hoarders! LoL