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Old 01-23-2018, 06:23 PM   #11
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LadyShadow, excellent thread! Iíll be a ďregularĒ posting my progress. My dad died two months ago and I inherited his house (which I really am grateful for). He was not a pack rat or unclean....but it is a big house and he never sorted through my momís things when she died. I need to go through thirty years of house things and ... well, Iím overwhelmed.

Showered (does that count?) and put fresh sheets on the bed last night. Cleaned the kitchen and my bathroom, too. Iíve been sick with the flu and Iím sooo behind in laundry.

I slept well so I will have the energy to tackle it today.
Thank you! Once I cleaned everything up, and got organized, I realized that it really isn't about being lazy, it was mostly about being symptomatic and unmotivated, and just.....overwhelming, especially if you are bipolar.

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing, and having to go through your mother's stuff too. It must be overwhelming! My advice is try not look at it as a HUGE mountain you can't overcome, but take it piece by piece, a little every day, you know to put you mind at ease a bit.

Showering and changing sheets is an accomplishment too! (In fact there is a "I Took A Shower Today" thread here just for that. It seems everyone is down with the flu these days, be really careful, and if it gets worse PLEASE go see a doctor.

As for me, my place is a bit messy, but I plan on tackling everything this weekend, laundry included.
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Hey everyone!

Even though it's something that we all must do, it's a big success for me every time I am able to clean up my living space. I live in such crap and I just let things like laundry, housework etc., just pile up.

But not today! Today I cleaned! Everything is so shiny and new and I feel so much better!

Anybody else?
Yep, know exactly how that goes. Cleaned a few days ago myself. It does feel good to accomplish that. Good job.
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It was my goal to clean this weekend. My son came over to help me break down boxes. It is work getting them to the garbage on the apartment complex. Now that the boxes are gone the room feels better. The bathroom kitchen and laundry are all on tomorrow's list of things to do. I've been eating out so there aren't many dishes in the sink. It's things like getting rid of mail and wiping down counters and unloading the dishwasher that make me want to go back to bed.
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I'm glad you had the energy and motivation to clean. It definitely feels good to get that stuff done, doesn't it?!

I am currently trying to do a little each day both with outdoor house maintenance as well as indoor clutter that's built up over the last few months and gotten really bad. It's a little overwhelming but I'm just taking it slowly and I'm at least glad that I have the energy to do more than I did before.
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