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Time to tidy (213.2) - Mark's Journal
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Time to tidy (213.2)
Those of you who've seen my home or office know that I am, to be blunt, a cluttered person. I accumulate stuff. So, you'll be as amused as I was that a friend came to hang out in our hotel room the other night and exclaimed, "Wow, you guys keep your room so clean! Ours is a mess."

It helped that there were just two of us in the room for the weekend, a nice treat at a con where people talk about needing one or two more floor-dwellers to fill up their room that just has six people in it. I still do four to a room sometimes, though that's easier in rooms with two queen beds than the two double beds that are more common in the Marriotts we stay in. I can only assume their older building has rooms that are just a bit too small to have replaced the doubles with queens in their last round of renovations. Everyone else has been doing so.

While I'm working on rebuilding my basement, which I suspect is going to require a dumpster to dispose of lots of contaminated wallboard, carpet, and assorted ruined belongings, I should also work on getting rid of a lot of the stuff I have upstairs that I just don't need.
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jccohen From: jccohen Date: September 7th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Moving astonished me in just how much we had to throw out... and just how much we kept, too.
mama0807 From: mama0807 Date: September 7th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've given up on trying to keep my house immaculate. It's clean and we do keep it somewhat tidy, but there will always be some clutter. Life with a small child and all that.
ubiquitous_a From: ubiquitous_a Date: September 7th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's interesting you mention that. I'm a total clutterbug at home, but when I travel or am a guest in someone else's home, I'm a pretty big neat freak overall. We had four people in our room at D*C, and I think my stuff really took up the least amount of real estate in the room.
queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: September 7th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've gotten rid of about 1/5 of what I had and I need to get rid of a lot more. It's amazing how much stuff there is.
belindashort From: belindashort Date: September 8th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I keep my hotel room clean as well.
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