When You Leave the House in the Morning......

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    Jul 25, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    Is your bed fixed? And the place is straightened out? No dished in the sink?

    Have you ever met someone and NOT taken them home because your place was a mess and you didn't want the guy to think you are a slob?

    Have you ever gone to someone's house and were turned off because it was messy and unkempt?
  • rnch

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    Jul 25, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    i TRY to keep the dishwasher loaded/sink empty, bedroom picked up, bathroom clean...'cause you just never know when you might "get lucky"!

    as or other guy's houses/apts....when he brings me thru the door, the only thing i am interested in is if his bed sheets are reasonably clean and un-crunchy.

    after we are done i may notice the condition of the rest of his house/apt... icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 25, 2009 3:26 PM GMT


    I usually always make my bed before I leave to wrk. The dishes is another story. The kitchen is the hub of the hose when entertaining 5 or more so if I offer a beer or a drink I'll direct him to the livingrm 1st. As far as me entering someones mess, YES! I met this guy last yr who was Hot, stacked w/ muscle and way too Coney Island but he invited and I accepted. When I got to his pad I could not believe all the shit he acquired.. EVERYWHERE! There was little to no walking space. After chatting w/ him for awhile it became apparent that his brain was as cluttered as his apt, but we still hooked up! Did I mention he was hot....LOL
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 25, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    I've been making my bed in the morning (without fail) since I was 8 years old.
    The only time it isn't made is if I'm too sick to do it.. (which isn't often).
    The house is always picked up, sink clean (maybe a glass left). Its an
    reasonably clean establishment at all times. My bf is much the same (more anal in some ways, less in others). No issues there.

    I can say this. I've been in houses of friends and acquaintances. If things are a little out of order... big deal! Get over it.. they may have other priorities.

    If its a dump, thats different. My view of them changes. Part of maintaining a home or apartment tells me something about the person. It doesn't have to be perfect.. but it indicates how they live. Would you like to live with them?
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    Jul 25, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    I never make my bed unless I expect visitors. They say you're supposed to wait a bit to do it so that your body sweat can evaporate. icon_lol.gif Still I never make it.
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    Jul 25, 2009 3:51 PM GMT
    Chaos rules my house and I have kids at home that are not as diligent about keeping things as I left them....IF I get lucky...I have credit cards and motels/hotels in the area for such pleasures!icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 25, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    I usually get a kick out of browsing profile pics. Because often times, you'll see a guy striking a pose in the mirror. But in the background, you see a total pigsty. Like boxes of stuff, piles of laundry on the bed and on the floor, dirty mirror, etc. icon_lol.gif

    But personally, I don't care. A little clutter is fine. I don't expect a guy to make his home look like a centerfold for Dwell. The only turn off would be if the clutter creates odors or creepy crawly critters. icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 25, 2009 9:54 PM GMT
    My bed is made, shoes lined up in the closet, towels hung straight in the bathroom, dishes clean and put away and everything else all tidy. Yeah, I have a bit of OCD. But, I can either attribute those traits to being an Architect, or attribute being an Architect to having those traits. ha ha!!

    The inside of my car is the same way though. No garbage laying around and it always looks like I just drove home from the dealership.
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    Jul 26, 2009 3:12 AM GMT
    No, I live in a cave with a pack of wolves and an internet connection.
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    Jul 26, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    Everything in my home has a place. Bed is Always made unless Im in it, house gets cleaned twice a week, as does all laundry, all dishes washed and put away, garbage out, clothes clean and put away...etc.....
    I guess you can say I am the Maid! Ha..Ha.. I do need to learn how to cook though. Kitchens and I really don't get along too well.

    Guests can visit my home at any time and it is ready to receive them - especially during the holidays. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 26, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    I am not good at keeping a house. I try to keep up with dishes but with a busy schedule they may have to wait a day. Laundry is an ongoing process and I would be a shock that stuff is in the dryer for 2 days.

    Sucky part is my hubby pays bills, grocery shops, and cooks. The rest is me and it can be draining after a full day. Also, I hate doing housework with him home. It is made difficult since he is on summer break (he is a teacher).
  • kinetic

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    Jul 26, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    To me there is a huge difference between messy and dirty. Messy I can live with.
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    Jul 26, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Yes, but if its always messy you can never get to clean really well so it will get dirty.
  • kinetic

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    Jul 26, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    If its always messy that could get annoying. I know during my work week my place gets messy, but i don't mind because I'll pick up when i have the time.
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    Jul 26, 2009 4:27 AM GMT
    Is your bed fixed? And the place is straightened out? No dished in the sink?

    The bed, usually no, I fix it when I come back. The place, usually is clean enough (is it a Wednesday or a Saturday morning?) and I rarely leave something in the sink: if I use it I wash it.

    Have you ever met someone and NOT taken them home because your place was a mess and you didn't want the guy to think you are a slob?


    Yes icon_redface.gif But just happened once!

    Have you ever gone to someone's house and were turned off because it was messy and unkempt?


    No.
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    Jul 26, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    I live alone, so I try and clean up as I go and keep the place in a nice state. Nothing worse than coming home after work and training to a pig sty.

    My bedroom is relatively clean anyway......and I try and get out of bed in the mornings without making too much of a mess (mostly so I can just crash into it that night with minimal fuss).



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    Jul 26, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    My house is always clean, now yard work is something I have to get better at!