Post by buttercup78 on Jun 17, 2012 16:47:59 GMT -5
Just want to say "WELCOME"! There are plenty of tips on emergency cleaning - I would go to the search and type in crisis cleaning. There is much help and support here from people who totally understand and are in the same situation!
OH, and there are people here from all over the world!
As you see I too am in your time zone. This is a great place, with lots of advice!
"Step by step", not really, but much encouragement as you take each step! Most of us would say just start somewhere, others might say, start on the room or area that is likely to show the most improvement the fastest so that you get a feeling of success right away.
Others would say, start with the room you rest/ sleep in so that at least that room is your place to "recuperate" from the rest of the house as you work on it.
In any case: Willkommen!!!
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 16:52:33 GMT -5 by ramatama
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Post by TheCatsMother on Jun 17, 2012 17:24:37 GMT -5
Welcome to the SOOS forum, I'm not in your exact time zone but just an hour behind! There's lots of encouragement and support here and plenty of ideas to get you motivated.
I joined about a month ago and my house still has a fair way to go before it is really presentable, but I've been making definite and sustained progress, which is something that I never achieved before, when I was still struggling on my own. I'm sure you'll find the support you need too.
Welcome to our little corner of the internet. We are glad to have you on board. There are as many ways to clean as there are people in the world. Just START! We'll cheer you on, offer you tips, sometimes flood you with advise, etc. You are welcome to take it or ignore it. The only important thing is that you are enabled to do whatever it is you need to do. YOU CAN DO IT!! We're here to help and cheer you on!!
Anyone who wishes to improve their home and learn how to not live such a messy life is welcome, from anywhere.
One reason we do not really have too many step by step instruction threads is that for each of us, the journey is different.
You might want to tidy one small area, and practice keeping it clean, then spread it out to another area. You might want to go through the whole house and get trash, then go through again and gather clothes, then again for books, or something like that. You might want to go room by room, or 15 minutes at a time, or do 3 things in a row then rest. Each journey out of the mess is different.
Jump in, read, ask questions, get cheers when you succeed, sympathy when it's hard, and work along side us.
It's good to have you here.
NOTE: Before you ask me, know that my answer is "No!" and my reason is, "It's for your own good!" Printed on mommy's coffee cup.
I really love hearing from people from different parts of the world. And finding out that we are not really that different. We all have to work on our problems, and we all do better with the help of this forum.