Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Along The Way

Please scroll down for today's Heads Or Tails post.

I've posted a few times about how obsessive I am about having my house.. um.. tidy. It hasn't always been that way, I can assure you. Along the way I picked up a few tips.

I'll share them with you..
  • Pine Sol. The number one essential. Even if your house is a mess, people (husbands included) will always think you've been busy cleaning all day. Just pour some down the drain of your kitchen sink.
  • Vacuum cleaner. One of the best appliances you can own. Besides using it for vacuuming lampshades (*snicker*) it can also be used another way. Leave it sitting out so when someone drops by unexpectedly you can say, "Excuse the mess. You caught me in the middle of housecleaning."
  • Easy dusting. Dust your furniture with dirty clothes as you take them to the washer.
  • Mopping. Pour a small amount of Pine Sol on a wet cleaning rag. Drop it to the floor, step on it and "mop" by moving your foot aound.
  • Dishes. If you don't feel like washing them right away at least rinse and stack them in the sink in an organized way. Go ahead and pour some Pine Sol down the drain. Just cuz you can.
  • Laundry. At least once a week check the washing machine to see if you threw that last load of laundry into the dryer. If it's still there, you should check for mold or mildew. Wash it again. Check next week..
  • Lawn care. Never EVER let your husband know you can start the mower. If you do, it will be your job forever after.
Bonus Tip!

Leave your coat on a chair near your front door. If someone stops by that you don't want to see you can say, "I'd love to visit with you, but I was just on my way out the door to an appointment. I really can't be late."

You may have to put your coat on over your robe and walk to your car for this to be believable.

Do you have any housecleaning tips?


Erika Jean said...

hahaha now his is my style!!

I actually have gotten reese withersoon b4! weird!

Misty DawnS said...

Bwaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha This is one of my favorite posts you have ever done!
LOVE it! LOVE it!

I gotta print this one out so I don't forget any of these.

OH WAIT!!! You forgot to "sweep first"

Mom Knows Everything said...

LOVE IT!!!! I spray cleaner around so that it smells like I cleaned even if I haven't. hehe

Jean at Penny Lane said...

Very good. Thanks for the laugh.

One gal I knew would throw everything in laundry baskets and then hide them in a closet or cellar, garage, anywhere the guests would not go and find her mess filed away.

Akelamalu said...

My tip is encourage your hubby to retire and let him do everything! LOL

Coffee Slut said...

Great post ...I'm still laughing!

Thank you for the comment ....I'll try to post before work tomorrow, I'm a little "blogstipated" today!

Happy Tuesday!

Lucy said...

I've been a cleaning this Freaking house for 29 years ALL Wrong!! where have u been all my life?? hahahahahahahah
LOVE your suggestions!
(the coat! I actually did that when I taught religion each week.) the same mom would come pick up her pain in the ass kid and NEVER leave! I always greeted her with my coat on! hahaha)

Paul said...

Good tips, but i don't thing i will let my wife see this!