I'm not disgusting or dirty, or a hoarder,, but im definitely not organized and tidy.
I dream of one day being someone who has a clean and tidy house all the time, I just can't seem to consistently make it happen?
I've (23M) have been living with my current housemates for around a year now in a student property. I moved into the house after one of the them (my best friend) mentioned they had a vacancy and that they would be more than happy to let me stay for this academic year.
I'll make the point now that none of us are clean freaks, we're pretty neat and tidy overall, but definitely no one has OCD about how clean the house needs to be. As always there have been issues where people have left things soaking in the sink for a little bit too long when someone else needed to use it but hey ho, it was easily solved with a "my mistake, I'll clean it now" and everyone went on about their day.
This was the case until I was asked to self-isolate in the house after being in contact with a positive covid case around January time, because my PhD holidays are different to student holidays, they weren't in the property when I was asked to isolate, so they didn't come up for this period of time of course.
They then also proceeded to just not come back up at all. I asked them if they were planning to come back at all because I was pretty lonely to say the least, but I didnt get much of a concrete answer from anyone.
So I'm now living alone in this house, sometimes the others come and go but its infrequent and without warning, so its more or less just myself in the house.
Fast forward to last week, I had a big push on for one of my deadlines and was working quite late, and I ended up falling asleep at my desk in my room. I had a few dishes in the sink but nothing that wasn't anything more than usual for our house, but I wake up the next morning to see a LONG message from one of the house mates (23F) detailing how the house was in a total state and she wasn't best pleased about this, and how she had spoken to another one of my housemates (23F) who totally agreed with her and that something needed done.
I tried to think nothing of it but it definitely annoyed me, they all knew that I was living essentially by myself so the blame was entirely on me. They put up signs saying that every area must be left spotless all of a sudden but never said a word about it to me otherwise.
The original house mate who made her feelings known has currently just come into the house there, and I can hear her on the phone telling the others how "It's their house too, they can't let me bully them with my dirty habits". I dont exactly know what she's talking about as an actual reason to complain, bu... keep reading on reddit ➡
Whenever people think about how they plan on surviving in the end of the world they usually bring up staples for stuff like how they’ll eat, what gun they’ll use, how they plan on getting power, but I haven’t seen many posts on how exactly they plan on keeping up with their hygiene.
Bathing and cleaning your body is a great way of keeping yourself from getting infections and diseases. Wallowing in your own filth can lead to an increase in skin diseases and higher risk of infections as well as insects like bed bugs and lice
Hygiene also includes keeping your teeth clean. This is pretty obvious but you need to brush your teeth, at least every day. Keeping your teeth clean does more than prevent tooth decay and other dental issues but it can also stop dangerous illnesses that can come from those dental issues such as gingivitis, bleeding gums, even cancer.
Toilet paper and wipes are more than vital. Pretty obvious one but we all have to go, along with making sure you’re loo is far away from any source of water and any area you’ll normally be around, wiping is crucial in preventing infections and constipation. Also, you’ll feel much better when walking.
Shaving and upkeep. Keeping a clean head and face is important because hair can attract bugs and carry dirt, while also causing itching and irritation. Make sure you always have a good razor and don’t shave against the grain. Razor burn and cuts can be a death sentence if they get infected.
Hygiene’s effect on mood. Probably the most important reason to keep yourself clean has to do with mood. A warm shower, fresh face, and clean behind can greatly improve your morale as well as morale of those around you, and mood is one of the most important things in survival as no amount of food, medicine, or electricity is gonna make up for a lack of self esteem.
This is my first ever post on reddit so I hope it does well.
We've got months or years of food, water, medical supplies, tooth paste and TP, and a generator+fuel for the refrigerator, etc (and some have enough guns+ammo to supply a small South American country).
But what about bathing and washing clothes? I don't see that mentioned often.
EDIT: buying soap is obvious. What I don't see mentioned is sourcing enough water to bathe and wash clothes. And if sewerage+water isn't flowing because of "SHTF", drains will eventually be useless because drainage pipes will fill up.
Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers! I've said it before and I'll say it again. People who don't pull their weight cleaning, do better. Me particularly, seem like I'm the only one cleaning the store, bathroom, warehouse etc and taking all the trash out. Everyone one is responsible for cleaning or at least some basics. No one is above cleaning, we all use the same space. One person should not have to do all the cleaning. I am no longer cleaning or removing trash. Please share your ideas or experiences in the comment section below.
since the long range mineral scanner is tied to research speed I was wondering if the rate of progress on it is tied to room cleanliness. the rate of progress for the research table is tied to cleanliness so I was wondering if it was the same deal.
I’ve recently relocated from the US Northeast to the Southwest in large part to be closer to my parents, who are in their 80s. In my recent visit, something that I’ve always found unpleasant has gotten worse (or maybe I’m sensitive to it and seeing it more often on my more frequent visits). My Mom has always been a great cook and can make a routine weekend dinner feel gourmet. But watching her food prep technique is nauseating. She’ll reuse utensils cross-contaminating between raw meat. She’ll constantly taste things or test temperatures with her fingers. She’ll leave a wet paper towel in the sink all morning that she’ll repeatedly wipe things off with. Some of it is their increasing frugality (without cause, they are in good shape financially), but reusing used plastic wrap? Leftovers are placed in just random containers not properly washed. Every cabinet pull has smudges of something, the fridge door handle is sticky, the faucet too. Yesterday she cut up some melon and put it out, a piece had some butter on it because she used a knife she had made her toast with. I try to go through and wipe things down as I’m here. I spent two days trying to find a mystery smell in the kitchen. Sometimes I call her out while I see an infraction happening and she’ll just say “oh”. The thing is their house is always tidy and looks good, until you look closer. And there is a difference between uncluttered and clean/sterile. Maybe it’s their eyesight too that they just don’t notice the messes as much? But it’s gotten unpleasant at best and unsafe at worst. My last visit I’m convinced that I had food poisoning from something unsanitary that she did.
I recently came to the decision to buy a new office chair as mine is ruining my back/neck posture and I definitely need something different.
However, the consensus seems to be "buy a used nice chair and not a new inexpensive one". I was planning on spending a couple hundred dollars on a new chair, but it seems that's definitely not nearly enough to get any sort of quality?
Anyways, a big reason for me buying a new chair was also that it wasn't gonna be another "used" one. Don't get me wrong, I see the point of using quality products, but I'm also not sure if I should be worried about chair cleanliness. After seeing some people in my corporate office I definitely struggle with the idea of buying a chair used. Am I overthinking things?
This is just something that I have been thinking about lately. I know that there is a time cost and some cheap supplies to purchase, but staying clean and organized is essentially free but HUGELY valuable. Just sitting in a clean room can really feel powerful and calming, especially if you are used to a dirty, unorganized space. This is something you can do even when poor. Life is difficult when money is low, but this is one thing that you can control that can improve your situation -- even if you don't have much money.
I'll be moving from SF to the east bay thus may need to take BART to SF. Years back we saw quite a few robberies on the trains and we all know how the situation had been escalating in terms of crime, cleanliness, needles on trains, among other things.
This gained traction because our local news were really beginning to cover it, but I'm curious what you all think of BART now. Yes, we look to have a lot of brand new trains (not sure if they are all replaced), and they were always talking about making the fair gates more secure, but BART police coverage was always a problem and I don't anticipate that has gotten any better, but likely far worse in 2021.
Does anyone take BART and see any improvements/feel any better or safer?
What's your outlook? Are you confident BART can make it better?
This is a small example of the wonderful sprinkles of aggression Drama Llama regularly sent out into the universe when living with me (and two other roommates). It's her whining about the cleanliness of the kitchen, which is funny because she didn't cook, literally ever. Not once while we lived together. Her groceries consisted primarily of cheese, hummus, and rice cakes. Oh, and lots of wine. I'm serious, we all had our own shelf in the kitchen so I couldn't help but notice. I had brunch with her ONCE just prior to our move in date and, despite having run 10 miles that morning, she only ordered wine, cheese and coffee. I felt awkward as HELL ordering actual food in comparison.
And just as an aside from the texts, I was the only person to ever clean our apartment except for the times we hired help. I don't mean that an an exaggeration. While Drama Llama would never admit it, our other two roommates shamefacedly acknowledged that the ~year we lived together, I was the only one to take out the trash, recycle the piles of junk mail, sweep, mop, wipe down counters, wash windows, clean the fridge, scrub the toilet/shower... All while having two jobs (until COVID, when I lost one). So her upset texts felt bizarre both times.
Hi everyone, I'm a GC + architect working out of India who's firm has taken up projects from excavation to 100% finishing in the past.
My question is, what are the norms for maintaining cleanliness on site? Are the subs expected to clean up their own mess ? Is there some sort of penalty if they don't comply ?
At our sites, the general level of education and basic civic sense of sub contractors is not exactly top notch, so the norm is that they expect unskilled labourers do the the cleaning for them.
For example the electrician will carelessly leave the packaging material and bits of copper wire after he's done fitting the switch boards in a room.
I want to know how things are done in countries with a more sophisticated, educated workforce in the industry. (Like Canada, Australia?) Thanks!
Anybody else in their first trimester (I am 10 weeks) finding that their motivation/ability to clean/cook/do laundry has entirely evaporated due to nausea/exhaustion? I guess I'm looking to see if others are also living in a world of toys littered everywhere, laundry piles and dirty dishes. I try to prioritize getting my toddler outside to play for a few hours, and by the time he goes down for his nap, I end up napping, too, although I really should clean, so the mess just keeps accumulating. I am feeling a bit emotionally exhausted by the pandemic, having insomnia (a friend died by suicide shortly after I got pregnant, and I am very worried about a sibling with mental health conditions) and although the mess is probably making my life harder, I can't seem to find motivation to clean/organize. Ugh.
The policewoman is part of a team of investigators who try to solve murder cases.
While she is in captivity her kidnapper draws a lot of blood from her via needles and tubes in a professional manner.
The blond woman (the kidnapper) might have been a psychiatrist or just somebody who knows how to read and manipulate others very well.
She keeps everything in her place in a certain perfect order.
The policewoman manages to escape somehow.
Her kidnapper shows up at the police station claiming that the policewoman has attacked her.
Due to get my uniform soon. Just wondering where it’s usually stored and how it’s washed? Are we allowed to take it home to clean it? Believe it or not, no one has told me. Last thing I want is a stain on the stabbie that I can’t get out
Also any top tips for keeping the uniform fresh. I hear the vests particularly can get rather bad regardless of how many times it’s cleaned
My roommate and I are both pretty young and in college and we live in an apartment. I did not know them previously to moving in. I understand people were raised differently and levels of cleanliness (I’ve lived in this situation before but with a different roommate).
I feel like I have to constantly ask my roommate to clean up after themselves when they use the common area like the kitchen and living room. There will be crumbs and stuff stuck to the stove and counters after they clean. Sometimes they’ll feed their dog left overs or dog food and put it on the ground, but not check to see if their dog has eaten it all. I’ve found crust from bread all over the kitchen, doggy treats and have walked through crumbs of dog food.
I try to give them a few of days or even a full week to see if they clean it up before I ask, but they rarely do. It is almost a biweekly thing that I text them and ask them to clean up their mess from the prior week.
So I have to ask for them to clean it up. I leave clean towels out for anyone to use to wipe up spills. I usually clean those towels at the end of the week after they have been put in a dirty pile. But they rarely use it and it’s not because they have other cleaning supplies (trust me I’ve checked).
Last two times I’ve asked her to clean up she said that she is busy and only gets one day off. I just feel like the stuff I’m asking her to clean up like wiping the counter after she’s done or picking up crumbs off the floor or left over food only takes a few seconds. I’m not asking her to clean the entire kitchen (which I’m the only one that does that anyways I don’t mind because I don’t have a job).
The reason I’m worried about being the asshole is because I’m also not the cleanest. Sometimes I leave dirty dishes (not shared items) out for days and I also forget to clean up. I’m just worried I’m pushing a double standard. IMO I’m a little more considerate because I try cleaning up within the week so it doesn’t get bad where as to they often don’t clean up until asked.
I’m also worried that I’m pestering them too much. Because asking after every time they don’t clean feels like too much.
I can tell they get mad when I ask. I’m just tired of asking for the common area to be clean.
Please tell me if I’m being too picky. If I’m NTA if you can please offer advice idk what else to do.
What has your experience been in Aman Hills and One City malls?
For me, they've been disgusting, as relatively new malls, the standard went down so quickly.