2004-05-03 03:33 am (UTC)
Not odd at all
I'm just the same, I hate routine mainteneance and regular housework, and work mostly by great blitzes, where you can really *see* the difference. It's a great relief to live in one's own place, sans inspections, but inspections, visitors and, in my case, cleaning ladies' imminence do act as an incentive!
This is a *major* blitz...haven't had one like this since last October!!
Yes, after the inspection I shall finally be able to admit visitors...but I SO wish there was a cleaning lady imminent!!!
Then I could put my feet up, watch telly and see her pained expression on first viewing of my abode lolol!!
(and get to crack the whip a bit)
2004-05-03 04:33 am (UTC)
Re: Not odd at all
Ah, well that's a difference in temperament, I absolutely hated having to have cleaning people when I was totally helpless, and felt in a false position generally, and a complete loser. I hate giving instructions, and feel obliged to explain my failings, while secretly fretting at the invasion of my privacy.It's a bit better now when I can run round tidying before they come to do the heavy stuff, and create an impresion of cleanliness throughout those rooms they do all in one go, which I lack stamina for- I had to give in in the end and reinstate them after a gap; and I'm glad I can financially.
But they don't/can't clear up, as opposed to put stuff in orderly piles, or do the insides of things, or under the stuff that is left out on kitchen tops etc.
And because it *looks* OK, it saps my will, or just lets me forget the rest of the stuff I should do!
I can see how it would be in that sort of situation, I expect I'd be the same...but when you can do, but simply can't be arsed...that's another matter entirely *grin*
I too feel obliged to explain my failings - always self-deprecating lol!!
I know what you mean about the 'looks ok' sapping your will - does that to me...lots of stacked boxes...although they may look organised - make me itch to dig into them and have a serious rummaging sort-through!!
2004-05-03 05:01 am (UTC)
Re: Not odd at all
My latest triumph is I've lost a frying pan. How can you lose a frying pan? - a garment a CD, a book.... but a *frying* pan!!
I'll bet you anything it's under the sink - that's where things 'go to die' in my kitchen lol!!
Easy enough to do!!
I'm terrible when it comes to routine maintenance -- and my apartment's so small, I really should be cleaning it every other day, particularly now that it's practically summer, and my cat's shedding her fur at an alarming rate. It's impossible to move without sending up clouds of fluff! My poor respiratory system!
It's sad considering how happy a clean apartment makes me. Why not make myself happy more often?
I'm so messy I should be cleaning up after myself at least every other day lol!!
A tidy house makes me very happy too, and I utterly agree with you - perhaps I should make Monday my housework day, or have a regular 'Tuesday Tidy' if I decide to put off the Monday...
...mind you, I'm all for the big ideas and planning, but useless at sticking to it!!
2004-05-03 09:57 am (UTC)
You are getting older when
Cleaning the house is about my least favorite thing to do. I mean seriously who enjoys mopping, dusting or windexing anything. I remember I started to think about cleaning on a regualr basis; several years when an ex came over one day he could barely contain himself, actually he didn't, he admonished me for being so messy then he sneezed. Since then i have become a much cleaner person. Got keep the boys around. Now I even feel embarassed when the place is messy.
2004-05-04 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: You are getting older when
I don't enjoy it per se, but I do enjoy the fruits of my labour...All done now, and I'm very very proud of myself;)
*puffs out chest*
I seem to get into the habit of singing as I read my friends' entries, and the song for this one is "Grimly Fiendish."
I hate the middle part of the cleaning-up process myself, though the aftermath, as temporary as it may be, leaves me feeling waffy (warm and fuzzy, natch).
Question: flat inspection?!
LOL!! I was singing that when I had my middle-part half-hour break in fact...well, twas on the cd player!!
Flat Inspection = rented accommodation...It's for the landlord to check that we haven't wrecked the place or painted the walls black...
Hmmm...one of the advantages of owning your own place...though you do need to keep it semi-tidy...
*wishes she could afford that!*
sorry to say we are maximalising stuffists :)