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BDSM (Baby-Directed Scrubbing and Mopping)

My precious little moppet is turning my house into a pigsty, and I'm getting very frustrated with playing maid. Can I contain the mess a little? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jun 15, 2014 - 25 answers

Teach my husband to declutter

Is there a website that explains the concept of throwing things out? I'm looking for a "for dummies" overview that he can skim, not a whole overwhelming system of obligation like FlyLady. [more inside]
posted by heatherfl on Jan 13, 2014 - 62 answers

I'm slow, lethargic, unproductive, dirty, messy - but it's just me

I'm generally a very, very messy girl. It's really cramping on my style and how I feel about myself. I feel pretty close to the people on Hoarders when I really let myself go (which happens when my mother doesn't get on my case every week)... I just simply have no energy or motivation to cleaning my room. My poor mother has no idea why I am the way I am. I also do NOTHING over the weekend. If I'm at home for a break, I have an insanely hard time getting anything done, doing ANYTHING productive. I do EVERYTHING last minute. It's insane, stressful, horrid. I have a hard time following through on anything important, any big projects on a long-term basis. While I have some successes (doing decently at school, have cultivated some cool hobbies, have had some great experiences, have learned a lot, etc) I think I'm reaching about 30% of my potential. I have some sneaking suspicions why I'm this way, but how do I change this? [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Nov 17, 2013 - 48 answers

Exterminating in one's car

Quickest way to get rid of tiny black ants in your car? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Aug 23, 2012 - 10 answers

I hate to clean

I am a messy person who doesn't like to clean. Should I put more effort in being cleaner, or just accept this part of myself and get over the guilt? How? Or is this a psychological problem? Or maybe it's normal. [more inside]
posted by lacedcoffee on Jul 8, 2012 - 58 answers

A bit down in the dumps...

[Messy-housemates-filter] You won't tidy up, but I'm not allowed to either?! [more inside]
posted by fix on Sep 7, 2011 - 22 answers

Clean my bedroom!

After misplacing something important, I've decided I've had rather enough of my messy-ass bedroom... [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Apr 14, 2011 - 38 answers

Cleanliness is next to Rentedness

Advice on how to gently encourage my soon-to-be former tenant to clean her very messy apartment, so that it will be attractive to prospective renters? [more inside]
posted by CheeseLouise on Sep 14, 2010 - 25 answers

Sadie the tidying lady?

I know how to--and rather enjoy--housecleaning. But I suck at tidying. my brain just doesn't work that way. As a consequence, I'm clean but quite messy. How do I look at a room & figure out the most efficient way to make it look neat? Share with me all your approaches and strategies.
posted by mjao on Oct 3, 2009 - 21 answers

Tips on dealing with dirty and careless people at the office ?

How do I get my 'professional' co-workers to stop leaving food in the refrigerator for months? And how, in general, prevent them from being so careless? [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Oct 20, 2008 - 46 answers

Two Cats are Better than One?

I want two kittens. My husband wants one. Help me win this argument. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Feb 17, 2008 - 52 answers

How can my current hair become David Tennant's hair?

So I always have boring haircuts. Standard businessman cut type. Cause I'm lazy and hate having to do anything with it in the morning. And this morning I realized it is now at the point where it needs to be cut as it's looking, well, like it needs to be cut. (How it looks right now: me1, me2, me3, though for some reason in the pics it looks a lot less in need of cleanup than it does in real life.) So I'd like to do something a bit more interesting, a bit more daring. Not much, but a little. I'm kind of in a turning myself around mentally state, and it's passing over into things like this. And you know what style (roughly) I like? David Tennant-ish messy. Seen here and here.... [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Feb 9, 2008 - 20 answers

Big dust bunnies in Toronto

Can anyone recommend a a good non-agency house cleaner in Toronto? (Also bonus points: out of curiousity, does anyone know the maid service that Globe and Mail reporter Jan Wong worked for in her series, "Maid for a Month"? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Jul 26, 2006 - 6 answers

How can I get my roommates to clean up after themselves?

How can I get my roommates to clean up after themselves? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Oct 25, 2005 - 48 answers

Looking for links to the story/photos of the incredibly messy, disgusting house.

LostLink: Looking for links to the story/photos of the incredibly messy, disgusting house. I believe it was a metafilter link, but I've had zero luck finding it here or googling it... [more inside]
posted by daver on Oct 20, 2004 - 7 answers

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