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Are You Neat or Messy?

I feel for Lindsay Lohan. A tripped alarm sent the popo over to her LA home and it was so messy they thought her apartment had been "ransacked." Turns out, this is what it always looks like, and now the whole world knows!

I won't lie: my default mode is messy. I fight the good fight, but sometimes the mess wins. Books where they shouldn't be, clothes thrown hither and thither, the previous night's dinner party dishes sitting in the sink. A busy girl has better things to do than clean the apartment, I rationalize. And then I start cleaning again. . .reluctantly.

Are you neat or messy? If you're messy, do you fight it, or accept it?


emax3 emax3 8 years
i cant stand when things are super messy so i almost always have everything in my house clean lol
Leanne1078 Leanne1078 8 years
I'm messy and so is my boyfriend.Even when we try to get neater, it fails almost instantly. We always have a pile of clothes on the bedroom floor, and we have an extra room that we just throw all of our junk in. We destroy the kitchen everyday, but we do also clean it everyday. I also vacuum several times a week, and he does too, so I wouldn't say we're dirty. I have a phobia about dirty showers so the bathroom, while messy, is actually usually quite clean. I think we could improve a little if we had more space and more storage areas, but I know that pile of clothes will probably always be there!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I am an absolute messpot. Every surface in my room is covered in hair ties, jewlelery, cds and bits of paper. My floor is usually got at least a pair of pants on it and shoes all over the joint. Its just clutter that I can easily clear up when it gets a bit much. I'm clean when it comes to my bathroom though, I'm pretty anal about hair in the sink.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Where's the inbetween option? I'm neither neat nor messy ... somewhere in between.
alba1 alba1 8 years
very messy....but when i do clean im a perfectionist; however, this neatness never last.
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
when I say "live-in", I am referring to a domestic helper or an disinfectant officer. Thanks.
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
I would like to have a sparkly clean residency. (That would be achieved only when I have a live-in who cleans 8/7). Now, I am okay (not exactly thrill) with my messy surrounding. I know where to find everything and important papers are kept in good order. But I definitely prefer a super clean dwelling if I don't have do any bit of the organizing and cleaning. I don't particular enjoy the cleaning process.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
Somewhere in between! 70% neat, 30% messy. The important areas like kitchen & bath are always clean. I am getting better organized every day!
karlorene karlorene 8 years
messy... very messy. although i keep the bathroom clean because that grosses me out if it isn't
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 8 years
If I am too busy to keep it up, my room can get very messy, but I can also keep a room clean like it's nobody's business. I am very organized despite this.
ForeverMeg ForeverMeg 8 years
I am a big fat slob, but only in my areas (my bedroom, my bathroom, my car). But in the general areas I'm pretty good at staying clean.
merie33 merie33 8 years
yes margo and pistil!!! I am extremely organized/messy. If you walked into my room, it looks like a disaster zone. But I'm completely aware of where everything is located. I'm not dirty either. I hate dirt. I'm just messy
nikecold nikecold 8 years
Ugh I'm a complete mess, I don't actually mean to be its just little things out of place really don't bother me and i always put them off for later, after a while it all adds up into this big mess of clothes, pillows, dirt, hair, etc. By the time it gets bad I'm way too overwhelmed to get anything done...I usually work my way trough it, I'll clean the bathroom one week and the desk the next week. My sister in law is a complete neat freak, the kind that can't have a couple ppl over because she cleans up everything like crazy. It bothers me to no end, its great that she's tidy I wish I was, but she needs to relax. She too is worse than Monica Geller Pensa. :P
GKitty GKitty 8 years
My dressing room and den need to be on Clean House!
Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 8 years
I wish I was a Neat Nazi. I'm messy, but not dirty - and it seems whenever my flat is as neat as a pin, I can never find anything! I guess it's not so much that I'm messy, it's just that I need to see everything I have all at once so I don't have to look for it!
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
My house is untidy, but never dirty. I'm a freak about not leaving food out, and I vacuum all the time, but with two messy people in the house in the process of combining their stuff, it's not realistic to have a place for everything and everything in its place.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Super super neat. I can't get things done if I feel like my house is messy. Like, if I have to do work or something, I have to clean up first. I hate clutter.
Pistil Pistil 8 years
Yes, margo! My mess is organized. I pretty much know where I need to dig to find anything. It's when I clean up that I can never find what I'm looking for!
sparklepants sparklepants 8 years
i try to keep everything neat and always clean, otherwise i feel like it's contaminated.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
By WHAT definition are we going by for "messy"? I can understand in LiLo's case, where it looks like the apt. had been ransacked, or if there's food left out/under things and it's generally uninhabitable. But there are some people whose default organization style is to put things in piles or in what would be considered by most people to be "disorganized". I'm one of those people. My room looks messy to an outsider. But if you don't go in and do what YOU think is "tidying it up" [i.e. move things out of the places that I have them, try to "sort" my piles, etc], then you will see that I know where everything is. There are still some times when I "lose" things in my room - mostly because somebody has told me to put the lost item in a "sensible" place. I like to think I'm somewhat organized, but of course it could use a little work - I like having LOTS of clear surfaces.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
I'm messy...but I DO try to keep the public spaces as neat as possible. My room...well, I do a major clean up every once in a while, but it gets a bit messy most of the time.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Me too, Party ! I am a neat freak.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
yes, telane! i also can't relax in a messy space tidiness is key and i can't handle sitting around trying to relax in someone elses messy house
partysugar partysugar 8 years
My desire to keep things clean has earned me this fun nickname from my family: The Neat Nazi.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
yah i'm not a big fan of other people's dirt
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