Thursday, March 13, 2014


I just read a survey in the USA Today on clutter:

Q. How long does it take you to clean up the clutter in your house?

A. a) 20 minutes
    b) 40 minutes

    c) 60 minutes

After I'd wiped the tears of laughter from my eyes, I wondered where the (single) author of that survey lives.  A studio apartment?  A monastery?  His parents' basement?  Clearly the originator was a male.  Most females would take over an hour just picking up the make-up in their bathrooms.   

Where could I, personally, live to achieve clutter-free nirvana in under an hour?  A pup tent?  My car?  One of those IKEA apartments that are 200 square feet? 

For me, changing the survey was easier than pondering viable possibilities. 
Decluttering is agonizingly slow and just
bringing in the mail destroys everything. 

More realistic choices would have been:

     a) a month

     b) a year

     c) a decade

     d) all of the above, squared


Anonymous said...

I just figure that the kids will have to rent four dump trucks and a back hoe to clean out the house when we die.

Your Aunt Shirley (posting as Anonymous because that's the only catagory that seemed to work!)

Nastase Nutiness said...

No kidding! I could become a monk and live in a cell with only a cot, table, cup and one change of clothes (a robe and rope) and I'd still manage to clutter it. I choose to see it as a gift.