True confessions of…

Friday, March 15, 2013 Permalink

True confessions of a crap housekeeper:

  1. I vacuumed last week – for the first time in weeks and my place already needs another vaccum.
  2. I desperately need to mop (after the vaccum – obviously) and haven’t done so for at least a month (since I had visitors coming!).
  3. I’ve used the cyclone and bad weather as an excuse to leave my dirty glass sea-front windows and balustrades. (Which would be fine, ‘cept two months have now passed.)
  4. I have no routine for washing sheets and towels in my new life. Sometimes it’s weekly, other times three weeks could go by (well, for the sheets, not the towels – even I’m not that grotty)!
  5. There are most certainly bits of food down the side of my favourite armchair (aka: place I dine every night). Note to self: do something about that.
  6. I can’t remember the last time I watered my plants.
  7. I haven’t shopped in over a week and have nothing in my fridge.

There’s probably more but I’m bored now.

In all honesty the only thing I miss about not having a job is not having the income that goes along with it. Which I suspect is the only reason most people work.

And sure, I miss being able to spend money frivolously on facials or eyebrow waxes or… you know, physio appointments, but do you know what I miss the most?!


That is all.

You don’t need to confirm my housekeeping crapness, but feel free to share confessions of your own! 

  • Mel
    March 15, 2013

    Oh we are soooooo different! I LOVE CLEANING!!!!
    My place gets twice weekly vacuums and balcony scrubs, then on Friday afternoon I clean the house top to toe so it’s sparkling for the weekend!
    A messy house or something out of place drives me insane, I just can’t handle it!!!
    Maybe it’s time to hire a new cleaning lady Deb!!!

    • Debbish
      March 15, 2013

      You are insane and I mean that in the nicest possibly way *said in condescending tone talking to some WHO LIKES TO CLEAN!!!!*

      You are right about the cleaner though. We have cleaners in my block of apartments and I’m often tempted to ask how much they charge/hr but as I’m not working (well, as I’m not earning an income) I can’t justify the cost.

      You probably like grocery shopping too, don’t you?!

      PS. Should mention I am mostly tidy though! I’m anal about my living space being clear though usually my bedroom is a tip!

  • Jill
    March 15, 2013

    I hate housework, but I like a clean house, so…. for the few months I work (seasonal) I get a housekeeper & it’s SO good to come home to a clean house. The rest of the year I vacuum about once a week (only the rooms you see) & wash the floors monthly. The bathroom needs a good go over weekly ’cause my husband gets dirty working in his shed or in the paddock.

    • Debbish
      March 15, 2013

      Hmm…. that sounds doable. I must admit I vacuum the floors whenever I can’t bear to look at them anymore and have one of those upright dustbuster things that stays plugged in. (Saves me dragging a vacuum cleaner out. I’ve even converted my mother in that respect!)

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