Friday, January 24, 2014

Cleaning At The Worst Possible Time, Sidetracked Blogger #3

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.

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  1. This happens to me all the time. I hate it, and it contributes to my desire to look the other way when I see a mess. Thank heaven for my one chore a day list. At least everything gets done once per year. (Don't look too closely in the corners at my house you might find something you don't want to see.) :)

    1. Love your comment about wanting to look the other way, lol! I can relate! And don't look to closely at my corners either, haha. I have two dogs! ;)

  2. Ouch... This happens to me sometimes...
    I try to prevent it though!

    1. Let me know your secrets of prevention, lol! I could use some new tricks! :)


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