Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Midweek Confessions, Cleaning Edition


I am a bad cleaner.

There, it's out there in the blogosphere. I sometimes try to play games with myself like, "pretend this

isn't your house and you're really just cleaning someone else's home" or ,"pretend you're on Devious

 Maids and this is your job" but it never works. Probably because I eventually remember that this is

my job and I hate cleaning. I'm always tempted to call in a cleaning service and then sit back and

take credit for how great the house looks. Well,  how gorgeous it looks for all of ten minutes, I should

say. But, in those blissful ten minutes before a diet coke can or stray sock is thrown into the

middle  of it and finger prints are all over my table the house looks heavenly. Then the clutter unveils

 itself. I can never wrap my head around all of the clutter. How does it never wind up where it is

supposed to go and how do we own so many socks?!

 I get so distracted when cleaning, I start one thing and wind up doing another, It takes me HOURS

to finish.  So I guess it's not that I'm a bad cleaner, I'm just an unmotivated ADHD cleaner. I know

it's all going to come tumbling back down on me in a matter of minutes and I'm the only one who

keeps it up. It's a 24/7 job and it's a pain. And once I get going I want it to be perfect. I want the base

 boards clean in between the faucet crevices to sparkle. Last night while cleaning I noticed the front

door had a little something on it, then I noticed the backdoor "track" was dirty while letting the dog

out. I hadn't even made it to the upstairs or completed the downstairs and I was worried about that?!

Don't worry I stopped in the middle of all it to make some cole slaw, no jk, and chicken salad at

10pm.

Oh and the cats, the cats are against me. The minute I clean their litter box, they jump in and toss

litter out onto the floor. I literally can't keep up with the cats. I have swept the outside "welcome

mat" area of the litter box up to 4x in one day once and every time I walked in...messy. It's a no win

situation with them, I'm outnumbered and I give up.

Please send help in the form of  someone to corral my cleaning skills, a cat whisperer or a fork to

come help me eat this yummy coke slaw!


oh and head on over to E's blog to read more confessions!

18 comments:

  1. LMBO! So funny and a neat post...Devious Maids! I LOVE that show...but Hubby thinks is nonsense so I have to watch it all by my lonesome...Yay! :)

    I can't believe you stopped to make coleslaw...HAHA!

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    1. Oh I know, John thinks the acting is awful. I must say, Susan lucci is a little over the top. Um the cole slaw was amazing! And I cut chicken, celery, and decorated a little more :p

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  2. Love this! Your post described my cleaning routine exactly. I hate it and I always get distracted and do something else!! I hate the clutter and the toys but I hate cleaning it all even more!

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    1. I think we need to start a support group Karen!

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  3. I've given up on the cats and the litter box! I scoop it but don't bother with the litter they kick outside of the box except maybe once a month!

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    1. If I wait a day it looks like I waited a month lol!!!

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  4. Love it! I'm the opposite though - love cleaning, but only when I can really get into it. It's like therapy for me. So I have been known to spend half a day cleaning the house and my kids will be asking me to make them lunch, or the husband is wondering if I'm doing anything else for the day, and I completely forget everything else in my life that needs to get done! :)

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    1. Cleaning makes me hungry and thirsty, I want to stop multiple times: )

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  5. LOL. ADHD cleaner here too. I feel like Im always walking around picking things up and putting them down, cleaning as I go. And the cats!!!! Argh!! Don't even get me started...

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    1. I can only clean for so long before I need to do something else, and I find some many distractions along the way!

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  6. Don't feel bad! You are not alone! I love homemaking and the idea of it, but there are some aspects of it that can just be annoying at times. I have moments where I don't mind cleaning, but they don't happen as often as I'd like :) I just clean a little day by day. I'm thankful for a husband who isn't a neat freak and doesn't really say much when things aren't spotless! :) Thanks for linking this up to What's Your Style Blog Hop! I love it!

    XoXo,
    Brittnei
    http:/homemakingwithstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Def understand!!! Cleaning is my least fav aspect

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  7. I love, love, love a clean house and yet it constantly eludes me. I would like spic and span floors, clean baseboards, clear windows and floors and tables free from clutter! Yet for some reason I never get there either!!

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    1. It's so nice, but there is just always something!

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  8. You will never have a clean house - trust me - NEVER - it's an impossibly elusive dream!!!
    You can fake it of course - which is what we all do - because in reality you'd have to live in a bubble lol
    I went through the entire house - staging it for sell - thought I got everywhere - and then when the real estate agent walked in I saw a cobweb hanging precariously over his head!!!
    Possibly the ONLY little corner I had ignored
    XOXO

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    1. Haha I can just see the cobweb too funny! ESP trying to craft it's sooo hard! Xo

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  9. I could probably get some stuff cleaned if my computer died.

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