Monday, November 12, 2012
Waste of time
I LOVE a clean tidy house. I like everything in it's place.
i do NOT like doing the work to create this space I adore.... but I do it.
i really had no intentions of cleaning house this weekend - just a quick spit and polish - nothing more.
Then I got an email from my real estate agent - someone wanted to view the house Sunday afternoon. (yeah remember her - the real estate agent?? Remember my initial excitement over selling this place??? Well let me tell you - that enthusiasm has quickly dulled to a pain in the ass and a knot in my stomach)
So Sunday morning - instead of curling up on the couch in my pjs to watch all the taped shows I missed last week - as well as our (W's and mine) Sunday morning news show......... I dragged out the vacuum and the dirty laundry and got cracking.
While I was vacuuming up the damn cat hair in the living room - I wondered to myself - if keeping the house spotless really has any effect on the people that traipse through here.
I will admit when W and I were house hunting this summer - the cleaniness and smelliness of homes did add or subtract from their appeal. But as I cleaned on Sunday I wondered how many other folk even notice the things that were important to me.
Every cupboard is organised and neat and tidy - hell even my clothes cupboard is organised from long to short. My tupperware cupboard has NEVER been so organised. (and it has nothing to do with my OCD!! I read somewhere that tidy organised cupboards impressed potential buyers)
And these strangers come - walk through - smile and nod and leave. It takes 15 minutes for a visit - and all day to get it ready.
Yeah somedays it does seem as though " a clean house is a sign of a wasted life"