I had just started the Big Clean up Project..........house trashed after being in school for 4 yrs...last year nursing school was the worst cuz god forbid husband lift a finger to do anything except trash the place........when Katie and family showed up. That totally interrupted things for a month and I had all I could do to keep the place picked up....cuz now I had her junk added to the mix. Started again once she left for the dayton shelter. The xmas season kicked in........and there were a ton of family activities to do, on top of the fact I was making a lot of the gifts which takes time. Still managed to get a little done and keep what I HAD done from turning back into a disaster. Then I got sick and it all went to heck and back. Within 3 wks it was back to the way it was while I was in school. In other words trashed. I am just now healthy (relative term here) enough to start in again. Only once again the job seems overwhelming and I just want to hide instead of tackling it. Mostly cuz I know I'll be doing most of the work. Hoarders is the best show in the world to motivate a person to CLEAN. lol I am NOT a hoarder in any sense. But husband is a major packrat..........and will stack stuff up instead of actually throwing it in the trash. And he has this lovely habit of if the trashcan is full......he'll put it everywhere......but god forbid the man tie up the full bag and walk 10 steps out the back door, toss it in the garbage can, come back in and start with a new bag. Nope. Instead it starts gathering on the counters, kitchen table........and any other available surface. When I'm sick like I have been.......even the floor will do after other surfaces can't hold anymore. Top that off with 3 months of NO trash service. Now that I'm properly motivated............as I clean I get madder and madder until the point where I'm livid. This is ridiculous. It simply is NOT that hard to throw trash away or take it outside. husband is the worst culprit. Travis will follow suit, although there are times when unasked he'll empty the can and put in a new bag. You wouldn't believe the amount of soda cartons alone in my kitchen.......empty, that I made husband crush just now and take out. I told him soda is about to be banned from the house. I'm sick of dealing with the darn cartons. Not a happy camper. Which means of course they're not going to be happy campers either. This place will be cleaned up again so I can start the bigger cleaning again.........and I may commit murder if they start to undo what I do. The weekend of the 12th the girls are coming over to help me wash walls and with whatever big cleaning I haven't managed to finish by then. Gonna be interesting with 3 lil boys in my house most of the time. Although Darrin is one heckova lil cleaner when he sets his mind to helping nana. lol Ugh. Don't have the umph to clean? Watch 1 episode of hoarders.......seriously.