This is the way that I normally keep my cabin on ship –
and this is the contrast.
Dr Holly and Ms Chaos?
I started cleaning with really great intentions right before taking off for the NCL Jade last month. All my closets are cleaned and organized but I kind of got in a hurry with the packing and just didn’t finish.
For those of you who have seen my cabin on various ships secondary to cabin crawls or parties, I know that you are reeling in shock. But I think I have finally figured out why.
On a ship, if I don’t keep everything policed up and put away, then someone else comes in and neatens the place. Now when it comes to beds, towels and rugs I don’t care. But I really don’t want someone else messing around with my clothes, yarn, computers, cameras or knitting. The only way to make sure that stuff is safe is to keep it all tucked away. At home, if it is chaos, it is just going to take me longer to find it. But there is absolutely no chance of anyone else straightening or cleaning. So things will be where I left them – hours, days, months or years later. When it comes to dust bunnies now as large as elephants this could be frightening but I don’t have to worry about finding neatly folded pjs under my pillow (something I find also completely scary).
There is also the point where the chaos takes over ones life. I could do something about my side of the room given the desire, a few hours and laundry detergent. But since we are out – I have a lovely excuse to crawl back in bed with a book……