room clean

my room is never clean, except during exam times. Just before the exams, I have this urge to clean my room. In my mind, I have a unique place assigned to each and every item that I own in my room. But, almost all the time, none of these items are there where they are supposed to be, and for this, i have my own version of Murphys law: “If I want some item badly, I will never get it. It will show up sometime when I absolutely do not need it, or when I have forgotten that I need that item!”.

But, come exam time, I like my room, as clean as a clean room in a fabrication company :-D. I just cannot start studying, if there are clothes lying on my chair or the bed, my locker is a mess, and my table has books/notes/note-books/photocopies/loose papers on just about all the courses I have taken in the semester. Just so that, I study and pass the exams, I have to start a clean-up drive everytime, just 2 days before the exam.

I am posting a few pics of my room before the cleaning drive!

On saturday, when I finally started cleaning my room, I called the “room-clean guys to work on my room. When that guy entered the room, his first comment (translated into english by me) was “How do you even manage to spend a minute in this room!”. I was pretty angry at him. Agreed, my room was a mess, but who was he to comment, and that too comment so sarcastically. So with a superior air, I told him (again translated to english):“Quietly do your job”. Well, he found a couple of spiders in my room!
After the room clean guy went, I got to my job. Stacked up the clothes in the laundry bag, cleaned the mess on my table, put new pillow covers and bed-spreads, and finally, this is how my room looked:

  1. #1 by RR on February 19, 2006 - 3:07 pm

    Hmmmm…Just a thought IIT’s need to provide better rooms.
    and was that PC from Zenith?

  2. #2 by Hiren on February 19, 2006 - 3:26 pm

    I have twenty years of management experience and one of the best things that I have heard a management expert say is that success in life depends on the KASH princinple-Knowledge, Application, Skills and Habits. A place for everything and everything in place -one of the best habits but the real importance only realized in practical life.

  3. #3 by kaushik on February 19, 2006 - 5:26 pm

    u c, the hostel that i live in was built in 1960/70….so chalta hai…
    and the pc is frm pcs and it says pcs orion. is zenith a product of pcs, or is it a company? forgive my innocence.

  4. #4 by Demonic Dude on February 20, 2006 - 4:05 pm

    Chal yaar, your room reminded me a lot of mine before you cleaned it.. i guess the last time mine was clean was when my mom dropped in and freaked out :D.. anyways after she cleaned it, i felt kinda like exploring some unknown territory for my things as i could always find my stuff in the mess 😉

  5. #5 by kaushik on February 20, 2006 - 6:52 pm

    hiren: lovely principle KASH…guess, u pointing to my messy room in normal days…i have to improve on trying to keep my thingd in order.

    DD: guess, living in a dirty room is in the blood of hostelites…..

  6. #6 by Akanksha on February 21, 2006 - 4:37 am

    nice eco cleaning drive.. if i get a new room today even i’ll clean it up.. mayb i’ll try to upload a few pics too!

  7. #7 by kaushik on February 21, 2006 - 9:32 am

    akanksha: thnx for visiting…generally females keep their rooms a lot more cleanser….anyways waiting for the pics

  8. #8 by Yadhvi on February 21, 2006 - 5:54 pm

    that reminds me of my room!! It was a 2-in-one-room…and at exam times, we’ll have one bed full of books/clothes that one of us have to lie on the floor!

  9. #9 by kaushik on February 21, 2006 - 8:14 pm

    yadhvi: he he he….

  10. #10 by anshupratik on February 22, 2006 - 6:22 am

    well…. i remember your old room mate and certainly ur guru who taught you how to survive in a clumsy place…. good to see that you still remember that… he he he!!!!

    anyways i remembered Chamundi E-17 (or whatever was the room number) after seeing your room….

  11. #11 by kaushik on February 22, 2006 - 8:11 am

    hey anshu bro:
    those were amazing days, were it not…chamundi 212,
    it is not the same man, living without a room-mate:-(

  12. #12 by Anna on February 25, 2006 - 8:27 am

    oh god !!!
    a kindred soul!!!
    i also have this cleaning urge only before exams. its weird and most of the time, i am content to leave stuff where they fall but the day before the exams(is when i start studying)i absolutely cannot concentrate unless my books are neatly arranged and stray clothes are put away…

    nice blog by the way…

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