Monday, 12 June 2017

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Today has been dry but windy and I've managed to get 3 loads of washing on the line. No idea where it's all come from as the basket was empty on Friday but I suspect Amy cleaning her room has something to do with it. 

Her floor was ankle deep in clothes and I told her that in future there'll be a weekly room inspection every Sunday. If I can put one foot in front of the other without standing on anything she passes and gets her allowance. If not she can kiss goodbye to it.

I can't possibly show you a photo of what it was like before I read her the riot act and to be honest apart from the floor being cleared it's not really that much better even now, but I managed to find a couple of nice little corners in there.

She always been a cuddly toy girl and likes to light a candle every now and then so I've focused on these better aspects of her pig sty! 

I am not past naming and shaming though so next week there might be some less savoury photos on here!

 
xxx



12 comments:

  1. Both our girls were untidy in their rooms, I just used to avoid going in, but now with homes and children of their own they've found out they need to be a bit more organised! Son was never as bad so there is hope

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    1. I wouldn't mind if she closed the door but she doesn't so every time I go upstairs all I can see is her dump of a bedroom. It looks lovely when she's done it but it doesn't stay tidy for very long. I don't know how she sleeps in there, it wouldn't do for my aura lol, but she does, in fact she's never awake so it mustn't bother her at all. xx

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  2. I don't believe for a minute Amy's room is worse than I have experienced. If the floor is only ankle deep then you are lucky. I always thought it was boys that were the messy ones. X

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    1. I don't get clothes on the floor at all Jules. Why not just put them in the wash basket which must be all of 6 steps away in the bathroom. I quite often put clean clothes in her room and they're still there a week later, only all crumpled and unwearable because they're under a load of other stuff. Thomas' room is spotless but only because he has the Xbox room to make his mess in. Kids! xx

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  3. Similar happenings here. When the boy cleans his bedroom, there are always several bin bags filled to the absolute limit (what's even in there? I daren't look!) outside his door afterwards. And at least seven bath towels for the wash (why can't he use one more than once?). Then there's all the mess left in the kitchen after his marathon baking sessions (the floor was actually crunchy yesterday when doughnuts were being produced). Kids and even bigger kids!

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    1. Oh don't say that Liz, I'm hoping she gets better as she gets older! She gave me a bag for charity the other week and I thought I'd better just check what was inside. It was hardly fit for the tip. Used notebooks, old pens, a couple of tops scrunched up (I always wash and iron mine before they get passed on). I fished out what I could and dumped the rest.

      Have to say if they ask to bake my heart sinks. Amy is pretty good at clearing up but it's never exactly how I left it. At least I can eat it though - that's like rubbing salt into the wound for you - a messy kitchen and nothing you can eat. xx

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  4. I remember when my sister still lived at home with my parents. Her room looked exactly like Amy's sounds. I said the usual to my mum, don't look at it, close the door etc. She said she couldn't do it. So I said stop washing and ironing her clothes then, aren't I a nice sister!!!lol Tell her if she doesn't hang up the ironed stuff or put it in her drawers then you're not going to iron them, she'll have to do it herself!! It actually worked, there was no way she wanted to do her own laundry. I like the no allowance idea too!!! Good luck!

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    1. I know how your Mum felt Janice - her room makes the whole house feel a mess. The ironing drives me mad, it gets put on her desk all neat and tidy, all she has to do is hang it up, but no, there it stays all week until I think she gets fed up of looking at it and puts it back in the wash again! I'm quite shocked at how bad her room gets because it's not how she's been brought up. The allowance idea is here to stay. We don't ask her to do much of anything as I'm here all day so the least she can do is keep her room tidy. xx

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  5. I swear the only words I spoke to Miss 22 for seven whole years was ' Get that room sorted' it was disgusting and exactly as you describe Amy's!

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    1. It was a pigsty Rachel no other word to describe it. Dirty washing mixed in with clean clothes, paper, money, shoes, books, wires for this that and the other all dumped as well. Every cup in the house on her windowsill - that one drives Mark mad "there's never a bloody cup when I want a brew" - actually I have loads they're all in Amy's room.

      It took her all day Sunday to tidy it, not because she spent hours on it, she just kept doing a bit here and there inbetween watching TV, having a shower, going to the shop, meeting her friend and having a nap! xx

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  6. I am a bit on the messy side, myself, so I didn't get on my daughter's case about her room. Eventually, it would get bad enough that she'd tidy it because she couldn't stand it! The one rule was, no dirty dishes left in there and she was good about putting all the dishes in the kitchen at night. She was a good girl and straight A student; I didn't mind the messy part.

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    1. To be fair a lot of mess during her mocks was paperwork - it was everywhere but I don't mind that, it's a means to an end. I can even let a few clothes and cups go but last week it looked a complete tip and I'd had enough of looking at it.

      My corner is always untidy with wool and fabric etc. but it gets cleared away every night for a fresh start the day after. Just wish she'd do a bit of clearing every day, but her way of working seems to be letting it build up and then having one big tidy up. xx

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