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Our 'Tidy Cat' is not so tidy.

One of my kittens has taken to kicking *alot* of clay litter out of the litter box when she does her business. Why? Can I alter her behavior? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 20, 2015 - 20 answers

Can an inveterate slob change? Can an obsessive compulsive relax?

My boyfriend doesn't want to move in with me because of my woeful housekeeping. Some things seem totally reasonable (I definitely shouldn't leave shoes on the stairs so he can trip over them), others I find baffling (a necklace left on the kitchen counter, putting my coat over a chair). We have horrible fights about it- and I'm not sure what to do next. [more inside]
posted by Dwardles on Aug 4, 2015 - 76 answers

Organizing Undergrad 101?

I need a class on how to be organized before I start my degree this Fall! Sadly, no one actually teaches organizing undergrad 101 so I'm relying on Metafilter for all your best tips and tricks! [more inside]
posted by Liger on Jun 14, 2015 - 15 answers

How do we get on top/stay on top of being clean and organized?

OK...really I want to be somewhat clean and somewhat organized. Can anyone point to a method of organizing and cleaning a household in addition to a methodical way of purging things? My goal is to get to a point of being able to maintain a certain level of organization/cleanliness. It is to the point where I am embarrassed to have anyone over. [more inside]
posted by retrofitted on Oct 12, 2014 - 19 answers

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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