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To think that moving stuff is not the same as tidying stuff?

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Sleepglorioussleep Sat 03-Sep-11 10:45:38

Because the rest of my family do and it's driving me mad!

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Sat 03-Sep-11 10:49:57

Depends if the place you move it to is the place where it should live! If it is, then ergo it should be tidy.

However if you mean "Tidy up the lounge!" and all the toot from the lounge gets dumped on the stairs ready to go up then no, it's just displacement.

Sleepglorioussleep Sat 03-Sep-11 10:51:59

Well, the post was prompted by the pile of stuff being moved from stairs to our bed. So cruel-thought it was tidy then got to bedroom and realised it wasn't.

RealityVonCrapp Sat 03-Sep-11 10:53:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

babycham42 Sat 03-Sep-11 10:55:45

YANBU. Drives me mad. Just makes life harder.
It"s easier to do it yourself,properly

blackeyedsusan Sat 03-Sep-11 10:59:27

ahhh, h proudly announced thaat he had tidied the dumping ground work surface in the kitchen.... went to to find previously cluttered worksurface lovely and clear.... and 2 prerviously clearish worksurfaces, totally cluttered. confused why?

Iggly Sat 03-Sep-11 10:59:56


This is why I don't tidy often because it it requires effort. Instead I move stuff about wink

blackeyedsusan Sat 03-Sep-11 11:03:33

having said that, I am currently making space for the plumber to work in the bathroom, which was rather full... half the stuff has been put away, and half just moved blush but i am not clainming the just moved half has been tidied... and at least i know what is in each pile, roughly.

tallulah Sat 03-Sep-11 11:37:03

My DH does this. It drives me mad. I spent a whole afternoon tidying the little bedroom so DD had space to play, then the next day he moved all the crap from the middle bedroom into the space I'd made.

Similarly he 'tidied' the hall, which was lovely until I discovered he had just dumped everything that was in the hall into the dining room and shut the door. angry

TrillianAstra Sat 03-Sep-11 12:03:41


What is tidying if not moving stuff?

You're just disagreeing on where it should be moved to.

aliceliddell Sat 03-Sep-11 12:19:45

Even better - move it from where you can see it and at least know where it is, then form a heap, then put other, unrelated stuff on top. Now it's untidy somewhere else, and lost. This is genius if you are disabled, have 2 assistants who never see each other and a dp. <screams silently>

Sleepglorioussleep Sat 03-Sep-11 14:19:12

I think I am somewhere in the middle of the tidying spectrum because whilst I don't see moving stuff from one visible place to another I can occasionally be persuaded that out of sight is the same as tidy blush

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