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Old 01-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Anyone obsessively nesting?

Tell me I'm not the only one. I am driving myself bonkers, so I know my poor love is dying on the inside trying to understand why and what I'm doing.

I have gotten a lot done, but I've also spent a chunk of money organizing, rearranging, and replacing some things around the house. It feels great that these things are getting done and we are fortunate to have the money to do it, but seriously, some of it is just an obsessive, seemingly uncontrollable desire to make everything perfectly beautiful.

I am actually looking for things to organize and clean in the house. Now, I am an organized person in general, but seriously, who looks for things to organize in their spare time?

In the interest of sharing (or maybe I'm just looking for ideas), what have you gotten done and/or what are you planning to do?

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Old 01-14-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Besides the usual maniacal cleaning, Ive got a whole honey-do list for DH for this weekend.
I'm also an obsessive list maker. My box of 5x7 index cards is kind of embarrassing, but it's what keeps me sane.
This weekend DH is:
Finally adding the toe-kicks to the kitchen cabinets
Finishing the backsplash
Replacing the brake pads on my car
Picking up and assembling a dresser for the new baby
Adding shelves to an extra closet

I've been keeping myself busy today by gutting and organizing all the closets in the house.

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Old 01-14-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone obsessively nesting?

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Besides the usual maniacal cleaning, Ive got a whole honey-do list for DH for this weekend.
I'm also an obsessive list maker. My box of 5x7 index cards is kind of embarrassing, but it's what keeps me sane.
This weekend DH is:
Finally adding the toe-kicks to the kitchen cabinets
Finishing the backsplash
Replacing the brake pads on my car
Picking up and assembling a dresser for the new baby
Adding shelves to an extra closet

I've been keeping myself busy today by gutting and organizing all the closets in the house.

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Kindred spirits.

Absolutely jealous of the backsplash. It's on our list for next year!
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:45 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone obsessively nesting?

Yes...I am!!!!!!! I NEVER nested with my girls & with him I am obsessive!!!!! Here is what I have done:

All bathrooms:
scrubbed top to bottom
cabinets cleaned out & organized
Anything on the counter got scrubbed (toothbrush holders, etc)

Kitchen:
Pantry emptied & organized
All cabinets emptied & organized
Refrigerator taken completely apart & scrubbed & organized
Cabinets cleaned
Everything on the counters washed
Bought new cleaning supplies & organized
Dishwasher cleaned

Playroom:
Everything taken out & cleaned (hand washed, washer/dryer, dishwasher)
Everything organized & labeled

Nursery:
Bedding made
Curtains made
Painting decor (still working on all of that now)
Clothing washed, folded, or hung in closet

General home cleaning:
crown molding
baseboards
light fixtures
floors scrubbed

Girls' closet:
shelves moved
clothing combined (we put them in one room)
Bed painted
Drawers organized & clothing cleaned out & stored or passed down

I still feel like I have so much to do...but all the little things I have been putting off are now getting done.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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Yes...I am!!!!!!! I NEVER nested with my girls & with him I am obsessive!!!!!
Is there something wrong with me that I enjoyed reading your list?
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:11 PM   #6
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I'm craving clean!!! Our apartment is full of stuff (mostly clothes, but some other stuff too) that just gets in the way and not used, so I've been trying to have a major clear out of the extra stuff, then clean EVERYTHING!! I REALLY want to rent a carpet cleaner!!!!

Problem is I'm just exhausted all the time, so I'm getting frustrated with this urge to clean and the lack of energy to get it done!
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I would say yes but we just moved & it is my first day unpacking so I think it is normal. I cannot wait to get the regular stuff done so I can start going through diapers & newborn stuff. So excited dp left our change table in the living room though I don't think he was expecting me to fill it so soon.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #8
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Re: Anyone obsessively nesting?

Absolutely yes. And driving DH mad with it

And I get to drive him mad with the obsessive nesting until April.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #9
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I'm craving clean!!! Our apartment is full of stuff (mostly clothes, but some other stuff too) that just gets in the way and not used, so I've been trying to have a major clear out of the extra stuff, then clean EVERYTHING!! I REALLY want to rent a carpet cleaner!!!!

Problem is I'm just exhausted all the time, so I'm getting frustrated with this urge to clean and the lack of energy to get it done!
I'm nesting in my brain at least.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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Re: Anyone obsessively nesting?

My nesting instinct is being kept in check with all the renos. I'm helping paint the kitchen and thats exhausting! My list is thankfully getting shorter and its getting harder to find stuff to do, which I'm sure SO appreciates.
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