Do you ever find yourself motivated to clean at the worst possible time? But because you're motivated you decide to do it anyway? Even if you don't have time?
Earlier tonight I was thinking that I had some "free" time as I didn't have to make dinner due to leftovers (go me!). I was thinking how lovely it would be to sit down and read a chapter or two of my book.
So I walked into the living room to sit down and happened to look down at the hardwood floors. I started thinking "When's the last time I mopped those floors?" and honestly, it had been awhile.
The next thing I knew I had whipped out the vacuum and was vacuuming madly away, causing my beagle to nearly have a heart attack as he sought to get away from the vacuum-monster.
Our main floor is ALL hardwoods (except for the kitchen, bathroom and sunroom) so I had lots of vacuuming and mopping to do.
The thing I didn't tell you is that I had to leave the house this evening. I was sure I would have plenty of time to finish beforehand. I was wrong.
Regardless, I am vacuuming and mopping and then it dawns on me that I forgot to eat dinner.
Suddenly I have a choice. Finish or Eat.
Also, the job is taking longer than I thought it would. Plus, I am sweaty. Do I have time for a shower?
So now my "clean" house has turned into a mess because I started something at the worst possible time and couldn't finish and have to deal with it when I get home.
I dragged all the thrift store donation stuff off the hardwoods and tossed them onto the rug in the sunroom. I also picked a couple of baskets and things off of the hardwoods and set them on the coffee table so they wouldn't get wet.
So in order to clean my hardwoods, I have temporarily messed up two rooms. The living room by moving some of the furniture and decor, and the sunroom by using it as a dumping ground.
Also, by the time I get home, I have lost the desire to clean but now I am stuck. I have to finish, whether I feel like it or not.
I just wonder if anyone else cleans this way? And I never DID get to that book. At least the hardwood floors looked good......
........for about two seconds before the dogs trashed them again.