The Clutter Monkey

20 Jan


I’m sure there is a monkey in my hovel cluttering the place, I’m chasing him from room to room. 

Before Christmas certain ornaments are put away to make room for the festive adornment, after Chtistmas the decorations are repacked and the ornaments put back (not necessarily in the same place, it’s a Big Sis thing), and there are the Christmas gifts to be homed and nibbles to be nibbled.  This year I have new furniture coming, a desk and chair, so the old one had to be emptied, items sorted and graded as kept, to charity or ditched. Chaos ensued as the area was kept free to allow installation room, then things needed putting away.  Not straightforward as the draws are of a different dimensions.  

Finally the work station area is just about sorted, but now the ‘items’ in the bathroom seem to be growing, it’s another area that needs de-cluttering…… It should only take half an hour to resort and tidy the items (she says hopefully).

My bedside draws seem to have accumulated various items of clothing, books, bits and care (slight boo boo sustained across Christmas) on top of them, one of my wool bags got utilised and the wool needs putting in another bag. Things like that.  But I feel hemmed in by the items awaiting attention.

As soon as I get one area straight, the clutter monkey seems to have found new stuff to leave else where. He’s a little devil!


Posted by on January 20, 2018 in General, Life, people


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9 responses to “The Clutter Monkey

  1. deacongill

    January 21, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    He most certainly is. Every time you sort out one area, he moves on … I wonder if I’ve got one? I was sorting out our bed yesterday – we have an ottoman, the kind that lifts up and has storage space. I bought some plastic boxes to put the unused curtains away, ones I don’t want to give away just yet, in order to create more space for duvets, pillows etc. How come that created so much more mess, and so much more tidying up???

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    • AnneMarie

      January 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      I think ‘tidying up’ defies the laws of physics. My Mum had a fab ottoman box, wish I’d had the room for it, when she packed it half the house fitted! My Big Sis is a Tetris expert level packer.

      ‘One day’ I might get caught up (she joked, knowing it will never happen).

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      • deacongill

        January 21, 2018 at 7:34 pm

        Just had a very similar blog post from Menhir!

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  2. menhir1

    January 21, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I share your niggle. Some cards were first, then I seems to have spent hours sorting our a small area of desk, not even a section of a room, not like you have done. ….sigh. xxx

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    • AnneMarie

      January 21, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      If the Clutter Monkey joins forces with the Dust Bunnies, I am done for!


  3. menhir1

    January 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Who or what come after the Dust Bunnies?

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    • AnneMarie

      January 21, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      I dread to imagine!


      • menhir1

        January 21, 2018 at 10:17 pm

        Oh. In that case so do I…you and me both in dread…. c’est la vie. xxx

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      • AnneMarie

        January 22, 2018 at 4:51 pm

        I forgot about the Laundry Llama! I’ve fixed him re the odd sock syndrome as me small go into a laundry net, but he still seems to add things to the basket without me noticing.



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