I find it interesting that when I am cleaning the house to have company over I notice things that are in my “blind spots” the rest of the time. For example, I have white baseboards which of course have the tendency to show dirt. Most of the time I don’t even notice the slight darker color on the top of them.
I had company over for the Superbowl yesterday and while vacuuming all of the sudden the dirt on the baseboards seemed to have a spotlight shining on all their dirtiness. Would my company notice my lack of housecleaning skills? I couldn’t take a chance. So I got a damp rag and wiped the baseboards clean.
This happens anytime I have company over. The problem is I don’t have company all that often so those “blind spots” have a tendency to be neglected for too long.
Of course if I followed Flylady’s zone cleaning each month the baseboards wouldn’t get so bad. Unfortunately, after 8 years I still have a problem following some of her routines. I’m good with most of them but I’m not perfect nor do I expect to be. I’ve learned what works for me and believe everyone needs to figure out what works best for them. That’s why there are so many different ways to declutter and organize your home. Sometimes you can read a suggestion and know it will work for you. Sometimes it’s a matter of trial and error. The key is to never give up.
Yes, I beat myself up a little for not having the house perfectly clean. Did my friends notice? They never said a word and I wasn’t going to bring it up. After all, they are my friends. They weren’t about to pull out white gloves and check for dirt on the baseboards.
Maybe I should just plan on having company at least once a month. That would help me keep those “blind spots” clean.
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