"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-21-2008, 12:15 AM   #21
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Des Moines Iowa
Posts: 1,214
When I started my cooking career My Chef made me keep my station spotless and it carried over in my life. Now I have kitchen that is very small and difficult to keep spotless. I have way to many pots and pans about six different skillets one huge cast iron wok and 5 drawers full of kitchen tools. My phyciatrist said I have OCD I do not know what that means but every thing I have is in place or I go nuts just my 2 cents
__________________

__________________
Cook with passion or don't cook at all
Dave Hutchins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 01:27 AM   #22
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: N.E. Ohio
Posts: 836
We need a dumpster.
__________________

__________________
Wart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 05:32 AM   #23
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,764
Send a message via MSN to urmaniac13 Send a message via Skype™ to urmaniac13
That sounds like a very interesting book Barb, both I and my partner are quintessential messies. We are very active in the house and do all sorts of activities every day, and I tend to think when I use something, well I am using this again very soon, what's the point of putting it away in somewhere inconvenient? So I just leave them around, well, as out of the way as possible but easily visible and accessible. I need to be warned at least a few hours, ideally half a day in advance if someone is coming to our house to do the mad dash of tidying up, but some people know us and our way well enough that they may ring my partner and say "hey I am just around the corner can I stop by?" and step into the madness of our house, and not at all shocked.

I always in absolute awe, when we show up at someone's house unannounced, they would tell us "oh, come on in, excuse the mess" and I would find the whole place in total order, absolutely nothing hanging about on the counter, floor, desk or anywhere, and wonder "what do they do in this place, do they just sit still, not touching, using or moving anything at all? Do they actually LIVE here?"

To be honest I really wouldn't have any idea, if you actually "do things" and stay active in your home how you can keep the place in perfect, or even decent order... I would love to read this book and see what the author says about someone like me
__________________
urmaniac13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 09:15 AM   #24
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 503
It does sound like an interesting book.

My kitchen gets messy. So does my office. The rest is decluttered.

My description of messiness is "visual noise". It stresses me.

The thing about books like this is, that I can sit and read them, discover my flaws, then never do a thing about it.
__________________
simplicity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 11:08 AM   #25
Master Chef
 
jabbur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,481
I tend to be a messie right now just because of school work. I've always disliked housework (my dearly departed mother could attest to that fact as she was always on me as child to pick up after myself.) so that tends to get put off in favor of more interesting things. However, there comes a point about every 2-3 weeks where it gets to me and I can't stand it anymore and in a whirlwind I'll clean up. My kitchen tends to stay the neatest and I am particular about where things go there but otherwise things just go where ever. My hubby has been diagnosed as OCD but unfortunately Mr. Monk he is not. If you don't know, OCD can have a packrat side the opposite of Monk. That's my hubby. He even brings home things other people have thrown out and it ends up in my house somewhere. I think if he lived alone, it would be one of those houses with only a small path through the junk!
__________________
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 01:23 PM   #26
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wart View Post
We need a dumpster.
OMG, Wart! I have always wanted a dumpster! For real! I'm fairly messy and my family is very messy. The kitchen is usually neat and clean because I make that a priority and I try to keep the public rooms presentable. But the upstairs is chaos most of the time. My sons are packrats and are always dragging home broken things to take apart- especially computers and peripherals. They are loathe to hang up or put away clean clothes. And like Jabbur, I will always choose something interesting over housework. I'm secretly convinced that a dumpster would solve everything!
__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 01:32 PM   #27
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dansville NY
Posts: 859
Wart and Fisher's Mom, The dumpster WILL NOT solve the problem, I repeat it WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM!!! My mom and I cleaned my aunt's house for her when she had surgery 2 years ago - 2 dumpsters full! This past March same aunt was diagnosed with dementia and again we cleaned. We are on the 5th dumpster, but the end is in sight!! Talk about the ultimate MESSIE. She has everyone beat, hands tied behind her back(so to speak). I think the dumpster would just have to keep getting bigger and bigger each time in order to work. ;>)
__________________
DawnT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 04:01 PM   #28
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: E. Pa.
Posts: 8,281
I think my deceased brother in law would qualify for that. He lived in a 23 room house with his mother who is also deceased, every single room on each floor was crammed floor to ceiling, wall to wall with stuff !! It took hubby and me months to empty out that house so hubby could sell it.
__________________
LadyCook61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 04:32 PM   #29
Head Chef
 
Zereh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,548
I'm definitely not a messie, but I can't stand to reach for something only to find that someone hasn't put it back in its proper spot! My house is clean but it looks lived in and real. A pair of shoes near the front door and a book left on the table doesn't send me over the edge. But for the most part everything has a place to go and it gets put there. I would go insane if there were piles of crap on every surface. Or even if I opened a door to a room that was that way. *shivers* My life (and mind haha) is chaotic enough ~ I like serenity in my surroundings.


Z
__________________
Zereh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 04:50 PM   #30
Chef Extraordinaire
 
babetoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,349
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zereh View Post
I'm definitely not a messie, but I can't stand to reach for something only to find that someone hasn't put it back in its proper spot! My house is clean but it looks lived in and real. A pair of shoes near the front door and a book left on the table doesn't send me over the edge. But for the most part everything has a place to go and it gets put there. I would go insane if there were piles of crap on every surface. Or even if I opened a door to a room that was that way. *shivers* My life (and mind haha) is chaotic enough ~ I like serenity in my surroundings




Z

i am with you, don't like to hunt for stuff, it wastes time. many things i have duplicates for, in different rooms, ie sissors, ink pens and pencils.

i don't mind a small mess if i am doing a project.

babe
__________________

__________________
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.