The Crazy Suburban Mom: Pavlov's Cleaning Lady - Day 2, Hidden Dirt Spot

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pavlov's Cleaning Lady - Day 2, Hidden Dirt Spot

I've heard a lot of people say, I know my house looks a mess; but it's clean.  Granted anyone saying that has a house that looks a fright.

I've always taken that at face value and I got the point because I've wanted to say that myself;  okay, have said that.  It's damage control.  When the doorbell rings there's just so much time you have before the unannounced guest sees your life laid out before them in no particular order.

A couple o' few years back I went into a full body clench at doorbells.

My a-ha moment was at a movie ( I think it was Notting Hill ).   When a doorbell rang (in the movie). I jumped about ten feet, popcorn flying in all directions, because OMGuests!  Clean The....  Living Room?

I saw the movie again because realizing I was Pavlov's Cleaning Lady was a lot to take in.   Slowly I've been working on the house, oh and me.

In my continuing effort I'm working on the little unseen things this week...

I was looking at my desk this morning...

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And wondered what was behind the blinds, I never open them.

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Ah!  The Wii-motes were under the blinds behind the desk hidden by the monitor.  Of course.  

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And dirt.

Lots of dirt and a button.  And two odd silicon rubbery things that I'm picking up with a tissue.

Got any hidden dirt spots you want to check in on?  You never know...  The Wii-motes could turn up.

3 Comments:

Tara Beaulieu 6/16/11, 9:03 PM  

I never clean my light fixtures. I stare at the bugs in them and think "gee, I really should get that" and then just as swiftly as the thought entered, it leaves. We're all secretly messy, even those who appear tidy.

Ever read Catcher in the Rye? Remember that Ackley-kid? The one with the disgusting shaving kit and horrible habits who always looked spiffy once he was through?

Lin 6/16/11, 10:13 PM  

I'm pretty anal about the house--we scrub it (walls, floors, bedding, curtains,etc) every spring. It's madness. Most folks comment about my house being "too clean". Whatever. We've got all of our dirty spots just really well hidden. :)

Lynette 6/19/11, 6:50 AM  

I use to OCD on cleaning....scrubbing base boards and mopping the ceiling. Honestly I did.
Divorced
Re-Married (different man)
Became a much happier woman.

Now have dirty baseboards and the ceiling is just a horror. Dang...it.
Well guess there is a trade off. I will take the happy dirt.

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