Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wanna Know a Secret?

If you spend much time on the computer cruising the internet...it's an actual addiction...you have no doubt noticed all kinds of tempting promises.  The secret to younger looking, skin, the secret to a flat stomach, the secret to getting out of debt.

I see a lot of "the secrets to a clean house" and "the secret habits of those who always have a tidy home."

The big secrets for a clean home include making the bed each morning, hanging up clothes and putting away shoes, always putting things right back where they belong, cleaning the kitchen each night, dealing with mail/paper each day, and wiping up even the smallest little mess immediately.

Big secrets, huh.  Wish I was the genius who wrote all that.

If you want a clean house, clean every day.  Real Simple (which is where these tips came from).

18 comments:

  1. I guess I don't really want a clean house. :-)

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  2. I just want to be able to make it through the hallway and find my car keys when I need them...so far, so good.

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  3. We do most of those things. Paperwork doesn't always get organized immediately, and there are some shoes lying around.

    The missing part is what to do when new stuff enters the premises.

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  4. Most of us know "the secret"... just slack off on occasion. Picking up the den and doing the dishes before going to bed is an easy thing. But there are some days that after cooking supper in the evening, I just want to leave the clean-up until morning.

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  5. Mine is the best rule of a clean house...hire a housekeeper:-)

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  6. Another secret....don't live with my daughter. We don't call her Hurricane D for nothing.

    Lately she's been spending a lot of time at her b/f's house so mine looks reasonably tidy. :)

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    1. Living alone (or with another neatnik) does make it easier.

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  7. I have been spending way too much time on the internet reading about politics. Look what I was missing! But then I already do all that stuff, or Tom does. We are neat freaks.

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    1. I watched Obama's farewell speech and Michelle Obama's guest stint on Jimmy Fallon and have now stopped watching news in preparation for a full day of mourning on 1/20.

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  8. Too many secrets lol.
    I have to keep order in our house but I do get a bit of help from others like Buddy and my bi monthly cleabing aids who make what I no longer see more spotless

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  9. I do all those things and still don't have a technically clean house. It is that dratted vacuuming, mopping, and dusting that I only do once a week or so to get the pet hair that keeps me out of the clean house club. Sigh. Love the housekeeper idea. Come on lotto.

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  10. I always fall back to the inscription on one of B's pillows: "Yes, the house is clean. I swept it with a glance."

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  11. Hi! I think they have to teach the younger generations some common sense. That seems to be lacking in their thinking these days, where we all learned it growing up! Came over from Tabors blog.

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  12. Yes, I read all to many of those. Like there is some magic solution out there I don't know about to keep my kitchen and my teeth sparkling clean.

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  13. I love the idea of spotless house.just not enough to expend the effort.

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  14. Yes, these are all called "click-bait" and they make money from the number of clicks. I do not click on anything that says "secret"

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  15. I really like the idea of hiring someone!

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