Where Crap tends to Congregate

There are two designated crap traps in Chateau De Woog. These are the places where like attracts like in the attempt to clutter the fuck out of the joint.

The first dumping ground is at the back door. It is this entrance that everyone uses when they come in from their daily activities. Here you will find shoes, keys, bags, lunch boxes, bits of paper that need my signature, abandoned fruit, the odd box, a stuffed toy or two, questionable fluff and dead pens that the dog has half eaten. On occasion I will crack the shits and put things away, only to turn around and find that it is a complete shambles again.

The other of course is the WASHING COUCH. This is a lovely couch, but is superfluous to our needs. When I suggested we get rid of it Mr. Woog was horrified.

“Where will we put the clean washing?”

The WASHING COUCH is often visited by the kids in the morning as they rummage through trying to kind a clean school shirt. Or socks. Or jocks. It really is a most useful thing. When it is empty, it feels a little strange to be honest. Like something is not quite right…

Now having a dumping ground in your house is very common. Very few people actually escape it. Some of the WoogsWorld readers shared their own dumping grounds.


I like to think that posts like these perform some sort of public service. That despite us being bombarded with things that we SHOULD be doing, such as keeping your joint as neat as a pin, is not only impractical but near impossible. But there are some great organised dumping places on Pinterest…

Could you even imagine how joyful life would be, being this organised? But would I miss those anxiety ridden moments trying to find the piece of paper that is needed like yesterday?

Where does the crap tend to cumulate at your place?

Whats your second draw down in the kitchen look like?


  • Heidi D

    I live with a neat freak so nothing entering this house ever sits on a surface long enough to collect a mountain of crap. Even things you need are put away if you let go of it for too long. The only exception to this is my daughters bedroom, it is a total crap trap. She has every pair of socks she owns buried in the crap on her floor, clean or dirty. In the morning she just grabs whatever 2 socks she can find. I close the door & ignore it only opening it to occasionally spray glen 20 at it when the smell starts to creep out under the door.

    • tcormack

      Oh my ;O I could not cope knowing what was behind the closed door. What do her friends say when they visit? My daughter runs around cleaning her room if friends are coming over. Clothes on the floor drive me crazy. Have you tired a washing basket in your daughters bedroom? I am guessing you have tried everything. Hopefully the situation improves as your daughter matures. I am guilty of re making my daughters bed and general tidy up whenever I can get in there. My pet hate is leaving drink bottles everywhere.

    • katerina

      i could open a recycling plant with the empty liptons tea peach drink bottles….ah glen 20 is always on hand in this joint…

    • I have completely given up on my oldest sons room. Sick of nagging him to clean it out.

  • Haha trust me – even when you try to organise your crap traps, they still get messy AF. Key issue is getting the whole family on board…I still haven’t figured out how the hell to do that! We have a crap trap at the front door where hubby dumps his work stuff, keys and biking gear. So. Annoying.

  • Unfortunately the dumping here is bloody paper work and it just piles up on the dining room table and then we push the shit out of it to set for dinner. Sometimes the mess is overwhelming and that’s when I just crack the shits and chuck it all. Yeh I have lived to regret that.

  • Kitchen bench, dining table and my desk are all dumping grounds. ALL THE THINGS that have no home….

    • We just had a skip in the backyard over the weekend. It was glorious!

  • Lisa Grenfell

    Oh I love that first row of ‘cubbies’ .actually a friend of mine could do with that, a whole room of them. She’d be able to organise her fashionista collection ( all the clothes. all the shoes omg so. many. everythings) into outfits / like items.

    I just like the cubbie. Your stuff goes in this space. All yours! Where’s my? You say?
    In your cubbie!
    Found someones such n such? Throw it in their cubbie!
    Rest of house much roomier now ?

  • Cate Lawrence

    ha, will take some pics when I get home