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Old October 27 2009, 05:46 PM   #1
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I shouldn't be this lazy.

I'm generally not a lazy person, but there are some [very easy] things that I am just too lazy to do.

1) I have 4 laundry baskets, yet all my dirty clothes end up scattered around on the floor.

2) When I do laundry, it takes me several days to put my clean clothes away.

3) I leave my dirty dishes sitting all over the apartment.

Frankly, I'm getting annoyed with myself.
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Old October 27 2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

Just smoke a joint instead. It does qualify as an activity so it's not like you'll be sitting there idle. If your still not stimulated to do anything after you've ingested said substance than I would recommend stimulating yourself and then I'm sure you can take a lil nappy poo. By the time you wake up it'll be din din and you've still managed to keep yourself "busy" yet you've still done nothing. Have at it man.
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Old October 29 2009, 05:21 PM   #3
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

Oh my! Glad to know i'm not the only lazy ass person around. This reminds me-I seriously need to clean my pigsty of a room and clean those cat boxes!!!!
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Old October 29 2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

Jesus, and I thought *I* was lazy!


I take it you're a single guy, then?
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Old October 29 2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

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Jesus, and I thought *I* was lazy!


I take it you're a single guy, then?
You are correct.
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Old October 29 2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

Yea, my laundry is in the same state of affairs. My dishes though, I made a little rule for. Before I use a dish/utensil/whatever I have to clean the same amount. That way the dish pile never grows.

It helps me get over the hard part which is starting to do the dishes. Once i have started I end up with "well, since I'm already doing some" attitude. So I usually end up with a net amount of clean dishes if not all of them.

My next place is gonna have a dishwasher dammit. Then I will be lazy about filling and emptying it.
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Old October 29 2009, 06:20 PM   #7
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

I gave up having a laundry basket (for clean laundry, that is - I still have a hamper for dirty clothes, of course). The reason is that back when I had a laundry basket, I'd let the clean laundry heap up higher in the basket...and higher...and higher and higher and higher...until I had this mountain of clean clothes, all wrinkled and misshapen. Not good.

Now that I don't have a basket for clean laundry, the laundry still stacks up, of course, but good old gravity prevents me from letting it stack up too long. I need to put them away or else all those clean clothes start falling on the floor and becoming dirty clothes.

As for why you'd leave dirty clothes around, euw. I don't know. I am not, obviously, the tidiest person around, but I simply couldn't bear that. I also cannot bear dirty dishes anywhere except in the kitchen. I wish I was a "Get the kitchen spick and span every single night" kind of person because I do like a clean kitchen, particularly to cook in and I love to cook, but sadly, I am not. But I draw the line at allowing the kitchen mess to spread elsewhere.

You didn't ask for advice, but I think you might want to start drawing some lines, too, RoJo. Where those lines should be, I don't know - it's your home, after all. But I think you need to stop "annoying yourself." Your home, be it a house or an apartment or whatever, should be a place you enjoy being, a place of retreat, and you won't find it much of a retreat if you look around and see stuff that ticks you off.
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Old October 29 2009, 06:20 PM   #8
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

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Yea, my laundry is in the same state of affairs. My dishes though, I made a little rule for. Before I use a dish/utensil/whatever I have to clean the same amount. That way the dish pile never grows.

It helps me get over the hard part which is starting to do the dishes. Once i have started I end up with "well, since I'm already doing some" attitude. So I usually end up with a net amount of clean dishes if not all of them.

My next place is gonna have a dishwasher dammit. Then I will be lazy about filling and emptying it.
I have a dishwasher.
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Old October 29 2009, 06:22 PM   #9
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

Ten years ago I was exactly like you. I have improved since then, but am still too lazy.

Lazy then = Messy apartment.
Lazy now = Apartment is clean, but I don't exercise enough and spend too much time playing videogames instead of doing productive things like working on my novel
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Old October 29 2009, 06:24 PM   #10
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Now that I don't have a basket for clean laundry, the laundry still stacks up, of course, but good old gravity prevents me from letting it stack up too long. I need to put them away or else all those clean clothes start falling on the floor and becoming dirty clothes.
So how do you get your clothes from the dryer to your dresser/closet/whatever without a laundry basket? I mean, I use the same laundry baskets for clean and dirty clothes. It's just that when I put the clean clothes in the basket and bring it back to my room, I tend not to take them out.
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Old October 29 2009, 06:37 PM   #11
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

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So how do you get your clothes from the dryer to your dresser/closet/whatever without a laundry basket? I mean, I use the same laundry baskets for clean and dirty clothes. It's just that when I put the clean clothes in the basket and bring it back to my room, I tend not to take them out.
Sometimes (if it's a small load, for example), I'll fold them right in the laundry room. But usually I just pull them out of the dryer, wrap them into a big ol' bundle (using something large and flatish right out of the same load of laundry - a towel works really well - to wrap the bundle in, if such a thing is available) and carry them upstairs. Then I dump them on the bed. Then, in theory, I fold them. Then, in theory, I put them away. If I don't put them away right then, I have a little bit of space where they can be stacked...but not very much space. Because if I can let clean clothes stack up, I will. This is something I know about myself. And I don't want to.

This forces me to do what I apparently wouldn't do otherwise - at least I seldom did it back when I had laundry baskets. I don't know if it'll work for everybody, but it seemed to do the trick for me.

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Old October 29 2009, 06:42 PM   #12
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

If and when I live in a place where the washer and dryer exist in my home and not in another part of the building, I will be better about laundry. Right now, the effort of taking my laundry to the dirty, gross laundry room of my apartment building and then carrying it all back up to my place is annoying enough for me to not want to do the rest of the steps.

I was really good about doing laundry when I was in high school and still living with my parents and I could leave my clothes sitting in the washer and dryer for a while without fear of my neighbors flipping out because they need to use the machine next.
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Old October 29 2009, 08:32 PM   #13
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Then, in theory, I fold them. Then, in theory, I put them away. If I don't put them away right then, I have a little bit of space where they can be stacked...but not very much space.
I think you're the only person I know who can make dealing with clean clothes sound like a treatise on quantum mechanics and the space-time continuum.
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Old October 29 2009, 08:35 PM   #14
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Re: I shouldn't be this lazy.

Thanks! I think!

You make me sound so deep and rarified, and I don't often get that kind of reinforcement from a laundry discussion.
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Old October 29 2009, 08:44 PM   #15
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Thanks! I think!

You make me sound so deep and rarified, and I don't often get that kind of reinforcement from a laundry discussion.
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