Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Daily Cleaning

When a possible daycare client came to meet me and see my house she asked me,   "How do you keep your house so clean?"

I said, "Well, I like it clean."

She said, "Yeah, I like mine clean too, but I can't keep it like this."

I guess what I should have said was, "I spend a lot of time cleaning."  She's right.  Most people do like their house to be clean, but not everyone likes to spend their time cleaning.

I don't necessarily like cleaning itself, but I can't stand when the house is dirty, so I clean to get to the end result:  a clean house.  I clean often, so the job doesn't get overwhelming either.  It's certainly not spotless, but rarely is it in a condition where would I be embarrassed for someone to walk in unannounced.

That little experience led to this:

I was texting with a friend the other day about our cleaning experiences of the current day.  I was telling Devin and I suggested that I do an experiment of not doing a single dish or picking up a single thing for a whole day and see what the house looks like.  He responded like this, "Ew.  Yuck.  You know how bad that would be."

He's right.  It would be scary.  I don't think I'll try it.  I guess I'll keep spending a lot of time cleaning.

4 comments:

The Stevens Family said...

I agree with you, you HAVE to spend the time cleaning whether you like it or not. I am a freak and love to clean. It's a good destresser, and I get stressed very easily/a lot. Which led to love to clean. lol!

vegan minus the flannel said...

You know I BE loving me a clean house! That is no secret!- Reins

Royalbird said...

I am the same way. Cleaning is a way to de-stress for me, since it's usually the mess that causes my stress in the first place. If I am walking from one room to another and see something on the floor that shouldn't be there, I pick it up. I do actually like to clean though.

Candice said...

Yeah, I used to be the same way, but now that I'm finishing my degree our house has eaten the dust! On top of that my health hasn't been good, so I don't even have energy for both kids, school AND cleaning.

I have to keep telling myself, "This is only TEMPORARY," so I don't lose it everyday!!

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