Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Dirty Little Secret

“If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door, greet her with, ‘Who could have done this? We have no enemies.’”

-----Phyllis Diller

Today’s topic is cleanliness. . . Talk amongst yourselves.

I’ll kick you off with a few little secrets about my house. . .

· We’re “Only When Company is Coming” cleaners. The house only really gets cleaned—especially the bathroom—when someone is coming to visit over-night.

· We barely ever clean our bedroom, and we never make our bed. It’s revenge against my parents for all those times they forced me to clean my childhood bedroom.

· The bathroom is my least favorite part of the house to clean.

· We are notorious non-dish do-ers. Fortunately, we are expert rinsers. The dishes get rinsed really well and then sit on the counter-top until we feel like washing them.

· I never dust. I always just vacuum. The attachment works really well for sucking the dust off things.


shelley said...

i cannot TELL you how much this resonates with my beliefs and feelings about cleaning. and i thought i was a filthy pig. nope. guess i'm just like the masses! :O)

Liz said...

I have a small house so picking up is a necessity. i make my bed everyday because it gives me a sense of control in my chaotic world, but everything else gets wiped down with those pre-moistened wipes and that's it.

B said...

I hate when things in my space are TOO messy because I get easily frustrated and can't find anything. But let's just say it takes a long time to get to TOO messy! I am not a fan of dirty homes, but messy I can stand. Does that make sense?

Barb said...

Makes total sense, Beth.
There's a big different between dirty and messy.

I'm definitely just messy.

No filth. Just clutter.

scrapgeek said...

LOL - I will have to remember that quote. It is unfortunately always appropriate in our house!

CoCo said...

I laughed aloud when I read that quote - fantastic. I need an excuse. My excuse has always been that our house is too small. We are planning to build a big one with lots of storage some day, so that's when I'll really change and become clean and tidy....I hope!
I am so with you on bathrooms, bed making and dusting. Funnily, we are good dish washers in our house...mainly because DH does it. I cook, he cleans up afterwards. The perfect relationship.

Katrina said...

I hired someone to clean!

I don't make my bed, and don't require my children to make their's. I'm rebelling against an ex-husband who got nasty if I didn't make the bed. Take THAT!