Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Clean House

Does anyone else watch this show?

Where do people get so much stuff? How do they afford it? How do they navigate their lives in such a mess?

I am a reformed neat freak, reformed not so much by a change of heart as by the fact that my life will no longer accommodate the amount of time needed to maintain a sterile house. I LOVE clean. I LOVE order. I feel physically ill when my house is messy. So I just don't get it.

I grew up in a messy house and one day I just snapped. No more. Not ever. So I have a hard time understanding how people live in clutter and why dispersing the clutter would not be #1 on the list of things to do.

I mainly watch the show to assure myself that, messy kids rooms and piles of clean laundry aside, my house is actually quite clean. You couldn't eat off the inside of my toilet bowl, but would you really want to?