On being clean
First, I'm dishing out advice with Kathryn again on First Date DC so be sure to check it out.
In other news, I am the most organized I've ever been in my entire life. Yeah, I'm not kidding. This past weekend as I nursed a summer cold, I cleaned my apartment, which led to donating four bags of clothes (some of them from when I was a freshman in high school) and doing all, ALL my laundry. And, while this wasn't exactly my ideal "wild weekend," it does feel nice to have my shit together.
Not to get to pedestrian on you, but I often wonder what it is that makes people like me as messy as we are. I justify it by saying that I only have so much time in a day, and I'd rather not spend any of it cleaning, ever. I am always amazed at people who enjoy cleaning and being organized. In fact, I actually pay someone to come clean my apartment every two weeks. Most of her time is spent hanging up my clothes, if that gives you an indication of how little I pick up.
And, while I have a really nice "my life is together" feeling, I am skeptical that it will really change my behavior that much.