thegeminisage replied to your post: Did you realize how many people you are helping with varying levels of depression? I know that my habitat starts to fall apart, I feel worse, I don’t want to clean, the habitat gets worse, I feel worse… But in a clean space, I’m more likely to keep it clean, more likely to keep moving and stay motivated. I’ve heard a lot of similar things from other commenters.This is me too. I suffer from depression and social anxiety that leaves me housebound 24/7, and my house is a wreck! I haven’t motivated myself to clean yet, but the more I read this, the more I want to.
Don’t wait to get motivated, just go! Now! Get up, and spend, let’s say, five minutes just throwing away some trash or bringing the dishes to the sink or clearing off one surface. That’s it. No overthinking, no commitment, just five minutes!
I just wanted to echo the above commenters. Even though I’ve only unfucked a couple of things so far each time it’s made things just that little bit easier. (We won’t mention the damp laundry that’s been in the washing machine for three days. It’s made it’s home now, it’s happiest there.)
Wash it again with a cup of
and throw it in the dryer. AND THEN PUT IT AWAY. Come on. It will take three minutes, three times. (Start wash, put in dryer, put away.)
(Fabulous gif courtesy of the talented and generous @asskaban)
I did the vinegar thing the first night after they got left, but I figured after three days I should probably just wash them again. The machine is on now, no dryer to speak of so they need hanging up on a rack but it WILL BE DONE I promise. I may even take photographic evidence to prove it.
Oh, yeah, I should have clarified that I meant detergent as well as vinegar. But high five for doing it! And you’ll get an extra high five when everything is dry and put away!