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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cleaning...



Let's face it, I'm not the world's best housekeeper...by any means. I grew up in a clean house, but I never really partook in the cleaning of such house. I probably should have, but I didn't...bratty teenager! Now that I have my own house, I really want it to be clean, but I'm just not that good at it. Oh yeah...and I have no time with two babies all over the place. So, we broke down and hired a cleaning service.

Now, do we have the money for this? Not really...we're going to see how it goes this month and if we think it's worth it and make our final decision from there. Secretly, I hope it goes well and we can swing it. They're just about done and my house looks freaking good! Plus, if we only do it once a month, we're still responsible for the in-between cleaning and I think we can handle that. (I had to go back and delete "I" from that last sentence because I am not the only one in this house that takes care of cleaning...thank God!)

I really want to be a cleaner person. I want to look at the baseboards and be motivated to clean them. I want to wipe down the top of doors. I want to get on a step ladder and tackle the top of the refrigerator. I want to see the spots on the mirrors (usually caused my kids spitting because they're so happy to see themselves). I want to have the time to wipe down the blinds. I want to move all of the stuff off my dresser and dust the whole thing (rather than just dusting around everything). I want to wipe down the windows as soon as Brie barks at another dog (there are people who actually do this). I want to be motivated enough to clean out the refrigerator every month (I did it last month...first time since we moved in!). All of this crosses my mind at one time or another, but then it's gone as quickly as it came.

Do I have a cleaning blockage? I don't know. I spent a lot of time "tidying" for them to get here today...they won't pick up after us...can you imagine that? I'm just not into that "get on my knees and clean the floors until they sparkle" mindset. Again, wish I was, but I had to face reality. What chores do you think about doing, but never really get around to? I need to know that I'm not the only one. Oh, and if you're amazing at keeping your house clean and you can find the time to tackle all of the chores that I mentioned in the last paragraph, keep it to yourself. I need to know I'm not the only one!