Yes. That's a good things to have happen occasionally, but will you be able to find everything you stuffed into drawers, closets and under the beds later? ;D
I used to play a game with my mind when my older three children were little (in diapers). I'd plan to clean and tell myself a "dignitary-type person" would be dropping by in two hours. Then I would triage and get the most noticeable stuff cleaned first.
By the time the fourth child came along, I was working/back in school, and the others were pre-teens I had given up this nonsense.
Now that my husband's cat Grazie is blind, for the first time in 13 or so years, I don't have to dread the carnage of various creatures, rodents, birds etc. awaiting us upon our return home. It was almost as if he was saying, "maybe if I bring in a couple more things, they will get back soon."
The tree is gone, 2/3 of the decorations have been packed up and, best of all, the pantry and frig have been cleaned out and all the trash is now in the dumpster. I'm looking forward to getting everything back in order before I have to return to work because I know I'll have limited housework time at that point. It will be nice to have a house that no longer fits in this thread!
I'm working on my 2014 spring cleaning effort.....slowly...very slowly. I've done the study but not attacked the chest of drawers or my bookcase lately. My house is cleaned every day because I am extremely lucky to have a housekeeper/maid and gardener. If I had to do it I don't think we would live in any but two rooms - the kitchen and the bedroom If I put too many magazines or other items on my dining table or sideboard my maid tells me off and makes me tidy up - atta girl! My big weakness is stuffing things into cupboards and drawers to make everything look shipshape - just like the video clip!!
Then you need some important piece of paper, forget that you crammed it along with a bunch of other stuff into some obscure corner, & have a panicky meltdown. After that, you're too emotionally exhausted to do any cleaning.
I have two sets of house company due to arrive next month and am having to conquer some areas that have gone neglected. Gratefully, neither set of people are OCD clean freaks, and, my bathrooms and kitchen, eating areas are almost always very clean. I was kind of dreading that another set was coming, one of them a major OCD clean freak who wouldn't have lasted one day, let alone one night in our house, she is that particular. Gratefully, they are staying at a Guest House so one less stressor....PHEW!!!!
My place was messier than I would have liked when I had to have to locksmith open my door a few weeks ago. I'm one of those people who will not actually clean house if a plumber or the meter reader is coming, but I will at least pick up stray clothing or discarded newspapers. However, a locksmith is one of the rare people for whom you can't prepare ahead of time (along with police and firemen, I suppose). I was just happy that my computer screen was displaying Any Port in a Storm when we entered the apartment and not a page of porn or something.
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That would be so much better if it showed the people who went with each house. I didn't get very far in because of my impatience with clicking instead of scrolling, but deeply admired the first one with the antlers.
It is just as I imagined you, Bixa, maybe a little blood still on your spear and your antlers screwed in evenly...Have you been a...er...buxom lass all your adult life? there is surgery nowadays, I am told.
I have started cleaning my upstairs room. If you hear of my demise soon, it will not be due to coronavirus but because of the ingestion of hidden filth in all of the inaccessible areas. The areas have become accessible because I am also moving the furniture around. In any case, I cannot go out today due to dust coughing, which would almost certainly be misinterpreted by the masked hordes.
Around these parts aggressive cleaning of garages, attics, and sheds is complicated by the fact that deer mice (not house mice) carry Hantavirus, a respiratory disease that can kill you. It is spread by stirring up their urine and feces in their nesting places. Masks are in short supply, so that’s my excuse...