Friday, September 23, 2011

Monica Closets

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When visitors enter my Trenches, they frequently exclaim, "But your house is so clean!  How do you do it with three boys AND working full-time??"

Confession (said in a *whisper*):  My house is not CLEAN.  My house is SURFACE CLEAN.

Let's just be clear--there is a huDge difference.


I hate clutter.  I hate piles.  I hate things being out of place.

But?

I don't really mind dust.  Or cobwebs.  Or how if you swiped a wet paper towel on my kitchen floor, it would come up grayish black...

Please don't be deceived.  Yes, my Trenches are orderly.  Picked up.  Clutter-free.

SURFACE CLEAN.

But for the love of God, please don't look behind that door.  I'm sure the dustballs would choke you.  And while you're not looking behind the door, please also ignore the handprints and streaks on every single window in the place.  And oh, could you please try not to notice the cobwebs and dust on all the light fixtures? 

Deep Cleaning.  A phrase I abhor.

This then begs the question, "So where do you put everything?"

Yup.

I have closets.  Plenty of 'em.



8 comments:

Jen said...

When we had our yard sale a couple weeks ago, I was tempted to get. rid. of. everything. Because my thought was that if I don't have anything to move, I would actually dust. Ha.

bethismyname said...

I'm the same way, except I sweep my carpets weekly. The dog and cat hair would overrun us if I didn't!

Paula said...

I am a surface cleaner as well, my closets are stuffed full of junk!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Hahahaha! That is sooooo me. My house is surface clean (or, well, that's what I aim for anyway). But my closets? Are a DI-SAS-TER. Like, an avalanche waiting to happen. Yep.

Heather said...

So I can totally blame it all on not having enough closets?

Amy said...

I have three kids, a job and a NEAT (not clean!!) house too!!!! A type A personality will do that to you....

Adrienne said...

ah, Monica! miss her...love her quirks and her crazy closet! We downsized when my last was done with high school...gave up a few too many closets....lesson learned!

Missy said...

I have a closet like that. I actually have to push on the door to get it closed! Craziness.

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