Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cleanliness

I am aching today. Decorating seems to have found muscles that I didn’t even know existed. I still haven’t quite finished painting but I should have done all the walls my about lunch time today and then I just need to paint the woodwork and it will be done.

I’m waiting for the chap to come round and service my boiler and he is due at some point this morning. I cleaned for a while before going to bed last night because when the chap came round to install my fireplace I made him a cup of tea and he said it was the first of the day because he had been to someone else’s house and it had been so filthy that he decided it was best to avoid drinking their tea. It’s just made me feel slightly paranoid that somehow where I live might not pass muster – and who wants to be the person in the next story of someone’s house who was so disgusting. I do actually have a copy of “How Clean is Your House?” and I am going to try and pick up some tips from that. Not that my house is dirty, I might add, I just really dislike cleaning and would like to find ways to make it less of a chore.

Anyway, time to get on with some painting. I’ll try and upload some photos tomorrow, when I have worked out how to get the photos of my new phone.

3 comments:

titration said...

I was just emailed an article about how the cleaner your house the more unhealthy it is due to all kinds of chemicals in cleaning products and how it takes some good stuff out the of the environment that are needed. Now if ever my house is dirty I'm going to say "Well it's healthier that way." :)

Debs said...

Isn't it strange how much dustier a house looks when there are people coming to visit?

Random Reflections said...

titration - I shall keep that in mind! I was actually thinking of going back to more traditional cleaning products to get away from using too many chemicals.

debs. Indeed! It was meant to be a quick clean and tidy but it was like opening a can of worms and one job led to another. Dusting, sweeping, mopping... I need a cleaner.