Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I'm no Alice Nelson*

Alternately titled: As long as you eat it over the trash.

I hate to clean. I do it, but only because it has to be done. The dishes, the laundry, the floors, the bathroom…it never ends. And by no means am I the only one around here who cleans the house. As a matter of fact, one might argue that JQ does the majority of it. That one would be JQ but still, it's a fair arguement. But oh man, if I'm the one doing the cleaning? Watch out. The minute the rags and cleaners get put away I'll be on you about NOT MESSING IT UP. OMG!! I JUST CLEANED THAT! ACKK! DON'T BREATHE ON IT THAT WAY!

What I'm saying is…I may be a little dramatic and obsessive about freshly cleaned surfaces.

Maybe what I really need are some good tools and great tips for expediting my housekeeping. What do you use to keep the snap in your sheets and the sparkle in your windows. Do you have an old family secret for making hardwood floors shine?

Come on, we're all friends. I'd even invite you over for a cocktail or two. Just make sure you drink it over the sink.

*You do know who Alice Nelson is, don't you?


Fantastagirl said...

It's amazing how the work keeps multiplying!

I'm all about don't go in that room - I just cleaned it, or - I just cleaned the kitchen, what do you think you are doing in there?

Cindy said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. When I used to clean you would ask, are we having company.

Naynayfazz said...

I didn't know Alice's last name was Nelson. Go figure. I don't clean either. I am such a slob so I don't have any cleaning tips. Sorry!

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I am sorry my post posted so many times. My computer timed out and I got a little overzealous in trying to save my comment.

❉ pixie ❉ said...

fantastagirl—Especially laundry and dishes. They are the perpetual chores.

cindy mom—After the dirty shoe print fiasco of 2000 we're going to start asking you that again. :)

naynay—I didn't know that either. I just always called her Alice. She also has another name from when she married Sam the butcher. Alice Nelson-Franklin. What a forward thinking gal to hyphenate her name.

Kelwhy said...

we share the cleaning - but i don't do bathrooms, i just cannot bring myself to clean that toilet EVER... ick - gives me shivers just thinking about it.

Vegas Princess said...

I am the same way. I hate to clean but when I do I don't want anyone to mess it up. No special tricks here, except I usually always clean the shower last, naked so when I get wet I don't care and then I just shower my cleaning sweat away in the freshly cleaned shower...that I immediately wipe down after I am done.