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Self-worth

We are too good to live in squalor.

It's that simple. We deserve to live in clean, safe, healthy homes.

People of our quality do not live in clutter

Would we object if we saw dirty, cluttered conditions while visiting someone we care about in hospital? Yes! Yet we allow ourselves to live in exactly those conditions.

We don't like it, but we allow it. We need to value ourselves as much as we value others.

You have value whether you believe it or not. Your worth does not change from the moment you are born until the moment you die. Only your feeling of it changes.

Our houses reflect our own personal attitudes about ourselves. The change in your house will be permanent only when you feel your own worth.

You are a deserving and worthwhile person. Create the environment to match. If you don't quite believe it yet, FAKE IT! Act as if it were already true and it will become true.

(I pretend I'm Queen Pigpen. Queens do not hurt or embarrass themselves by living in pigsties. Sadly, I also have to play Maid Pigpen, but there you go.)

There will come a time when you will look back and be amazed at conditions you accepted. Soon you will shout, "Off with your head!" at anyone silly enough to suggest:

  • You sleep on the sofa because the primo spot of the bed is reserved for clutter.
  • You struggle with an inferior second-hand vacuum-cleaner that can only suck wind, because spending one dollar more than the absolute minimum on yourself is selfish.
  • You keep running outside to turn the water supply on and off when you want to take a shower. Because turning it off at the source is the only way to stop the leaks you daren't call a plumber to fix.
  • You do all your laundry by hand, because you also can't let the washer-repair-person see the mess.
  • You keep buying new socks and towels because no one could keep up with all their laundry when they have to do it by hand, especially in winter.

Don't let anyone else put you down because of the clutter in your house. Don't you do it either. You know you can't measure your self-worth by your clutter. Otherwise, how would non-messy people measure their self-worth?

Any time you think to yourself that you don't deserve to live any better than this... you are 100% wrong. Your thoughts are not automatically true just because they popped into your head, and I can prove it. Sit there and think really hard that there is an extra $10,000.00 in your wallet. Now go check your wallet.

I am one of that special group of people known as Humanus Wonderfulus subspecies Messie. Sandra Felton, Messies 2
[The Queen of Hearts, not taking any ****]

The Queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. `Off with his head!' she said, without even looking around. - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll