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The posts for sharing your “Slob Club Experiences” have been coming out two per day. If you are receiving these via email, you may have missed the extra posts. The most recent one was Help! Tell Me About Your Experience With Weekly Cleaning Tasks. We don’t want you to miss the chance to share your story!

T.P.A.D. ~ Time Passage Awareness Disorder ~ a totally-made-up-by-Dana label for a condition those of us in her “Slob Club” totally understand! Just knowing you have it can change the way you tackle your household tasks. That’s what A Slob Comes Clean is all about!

Please share with Dana how knowing you have T.P.A.D. has helped you and what you’ve done to combat it. She’s looking for personal testimony from you, her loyal followers and readers. Fill out the form below (or click here to go straight to it)

Want to enter your name as anonymous? That’s fine.  “Nony” understands completely!

If you do not suffer from T.P.A.D. that’s terrific! No need to fill out the form, then. If you’d like to read a little about what it’s like living with T.P.A.D., the posts below are a good place to start.




Weekly Cleaning Tasks Podcast

The draft for Dana’s brand-spankin’-new book is almost finished! If you have other experiences to share with her you think would encourage and inspire her, click here for more questions in this “Share Your Experience” series.


Help! We Need Your Idealism vs. Reality Testimonials!

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Linda here, Dana’s assistant, stepping in so she can stay remain in her “zone” as much as possible while she finishes her book. Anyone else out there as excited about her book as I am?!  For Dana, writing a book is a long-time goal and dream that will soon be a reality.

Reality. That’s what it all boils down to, right? Has A Slob Comes Clean helped make it easier to give up on ideals and face reality in your own home? We need to hear about it! Dana will be including quotes from people like you who have accepted their ideals don’t always work in real life and have faced the reality of it all. Do you have an experience to share?

Fill out the form below and it may end up in one of “Nony’s” projects!

If you can’t see the form below, click here.

Feel free to state your name as anonymous. As “Nony” I totally understand.

Don’t know what I mean by Idealism vs. Reality? You can learn more by visiting these posts:

All Housekeeping Points Expire at Midnight

Defining Normal

Reality Check

Defining Normal – Battling Slob Vision Podcast

Accountability that Actually Counts

The Real Reason I Have to Sweep Everyday

How to Open Your Home to Unexpected Guests

I Can’t Afford Library Books

Did you have other experiences about gaining control over your home you’d like to share? It’s not too late! Go here to see all Dana’s “Share Your Experience” forms.

Pretty Much Done Isn’t Done

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I’m not naming names. I’m not doing a Mom Vent.

I’m just using this example to make a point.

A point I need made in my own life.

A certain person living in my home was desperate for a black binder. Embarrassed that he/she (see how I’m not giving a single clue) didn’t have a black binder yet, more than a week into school.

Every other (in the whole wide world) student who needed a black binder for this particular purpose had one already.

So mama searched for one. She removed her own two-year-old Bible study notes (that she surely would go back over at some point, right?) and selflessly gave her own black binder to this person.

And told him/her to go put it in his/her backpack immediately. And declared (as she tends to do because of her love of all things dramatic) that she would no longer be held responsible for this person’s lack of a black binder. That her hands were washed of this particular parenting failure.

She imparted her Hard Earned Mom Wisdom and instructed the Black Binder Needer to place the desperately needed black binder in his backpack immediately so he wouldn’t forget it.

Oops. I mean, his/her backpack.

And guess what Mama found the next morning.

The black binder. Right next to the place where the backpack had been before the backpack and the person in desperate need of a black binder left the house.

Directions were pretty much followed, but not completely followed.

Which meant that when life happened, and the need to leave the house was immediate, like RIGHT NOW, the backpack was grabbed, but not the binder that was basically in the backpack, but not in the backpack.

Almost done wasn’t done at all after all.

Lest you think this is just a mama complaint session, I can make way too many parallels in my own life.

Like when I don’t go ahead and put dishes in the dishwasher instead of in the sink eighteen inches away.

Or when I throw ALL of the mail (which I’ve already looked through while walking back to the house) on the table instead of walking three more feet to discard the pieces I already know are junk.

Or when I pile up the barely worn clothes on the chair beside my bed (the chair that just needs to go away), thinking I’ll wear them again, even though I know (from way too much experience) they’ll morph into a wrinkly pile. Instead of walking to the closet and hanging them up.

And then life happens.

I’m exhausted at the end of the day and wish I could just start the dishwasher instead of also loading it with now-slimy dirty dishes from the sink. Or someone rings the doorbell and I’m embarrassed that the first thing they’ll see (if I let them in) is my messy dining room table. Or I need that blue blouse I know isn’t dirty, but might as well be dirty by the time I dig it out from the bottom of the pile.

So “thankful” for the three mirrors that live in my home. I call them my children.

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