Monday’s Question today is a multi-part question. Hope to get lots of comments on this one! Let me know your thoughts.
How do you feel about housework? What motivates you to do housework when you’re not feeling in the mood to do it? What’s your least favorite household chore?
I loathe cleaning house. Hate it. Despise it. Dread it. Procrastinate about it. Hate that it is never finished… that it is always unraveling. My mother was the same way and she was the first to admit it. I guess I inherited her housekeeping genes. Both my sisters have very clean houses. Unfortunately, the only thing that motivates me to do housework is when I know someone is coming over. Yeah, I know, that’s pretty bad. But it’s the truth! My least favorite household chore is cleaning mini blinds. Dusting is a close second. I can’t think of anything I despise worse than cleaning mini blinds.
I wish I wasn’t like this. I desperately want a clean organized house. I wish I liked housework. I wish I could put the energy I spend agonizing over cleaning my house into actually cleaning it. Sometimes I just feel that life is too short to clean all the time and I think that is what I would be doing in order to get this house the way I want it. I love the quote I read once that said, “Housework, if done right, will kill you.” That’s the truth! I’ve always wondered why it is actually fun to clean someone elses house but not your own? At least it is for me. Housework/cleaning is a source of much angst in my life. I have every book known to man on decluttering, organizing and cleaning. And I have read them all. I visit Flylady.net frequently. Subscribed to her site once but quickly unsubscribed due to the number of e-mails I was getting. That in itself was overwhelming. I could have easily spent hours a day just reading her e-mails. Every year I think this is going to be the year I get this house decluttered, organized and clean, but it never happens. As 2010 comes to a close, it saddens me that another year has gone by and I haven’t accomplished my goals on getting this house whipped into shape. Most of the time when I try to get started, I get overwhelmed with it all pretty quickly and end up never finishing. I stand back and look around and wonder, where in the world do I start?
Well, that’s my confession. Whew! It’s not always easy talking about our faults is it?