You Know Your House Is Dirty When.....

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I am normally a clean freak. Used to be you could literally eat off my floors.

    Notice I said "used to be" lol. School, and 3 grown up difficult children, a toddler, 3 dogs, and 2 cats have done alot to completely kill my desire to clean.

    Picking up is the best I've managed for several months. This is just due to time constraints. I mean, yeah I go to school during the day but there is also homework and studying to do once I get home. Same for Nichole.

    I'm spending my week off for Spring break "catching up cleaning" and Spring cleaning. OMG! You wouldn't BELIEVE what just "picking up" for 3months can do to a house!!!


    Thanks to Nichole, husband, Darrin, and myself the livingroom is clean. It only took 3 hrs. It is NOT spring cleaned. Only clean.

    I spent 6 hrs in the kitchen. It also is not yet spring cleaned. Just clean. Ready to be spring cleaned.

    We are now tackling a mountain of laundry that got piled up while Nichoe and I were studying for finals.

    I am so glad I have a whole week for this cleaning. I'm gonna need it.


    You know your house is dirty when.....

    It takes 6 hours to clean up the kitchen.:sweating:
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    You know your house is dirty when your 7 year old difficult child asks to clean, lol!
  3. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    You know your house, or at least the bathroom, is dirty when you have little mushrooms growing out of the baseboards! Happened to me!

    It was in the house we lived in when my daughter was a baby. Ex would never pull the shower curtain completely closed and he was too lazy to mop up the puddle it made in one corner of the bathroom, so the wooden baseboards would get wet. One day, right after my mother in law had left after a visit, I went in there and there were three little brown mushrooms sprouting from the white baseboard! Tidy housekeepers DO NOT have little mushrooms growing in their bathrooms!
  4. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat


    Did you use butter or olive oil to sautee' them?

  5. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    BBK, had I thought about it I would have slipped them in to ex's dinner ... just to see if they were the edible kind or the "other kind" ... all in the interest of science of course!
  6. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    I would be scared to even reply to this post. Someone would probably call social services on me!
    Seriously, house cleaning, sigh...........All I can say is that on any given day, if my mom walked in to my house...........she would die!:sheepish:
  7. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Um, my mom keeps saying she will pay for her housekeeper to come over (she comes one morning every 2 weeks to my moms) and "help" me. NO WAY!!! I woudl be SO embarrased to have her come over here!!!

    My Christmas tree is too big for me to move. LAst year husband left it in the living room - would NOT move the box for me. So it was still sitting under the bar when this year came around. I had dusted and vacuumed the box, many times.

    Right now the dang box is in front of the COFFEE TABLE! I am SOOO frustrated!!! I think we are getting a shed in a few weeks. Cause I am demanding it!!


    I have a friend who refused to buy cleaning products for the first 10 years of hermarriage. Every time the house got too dirty they MOVED! Then they actually bought a house. Planted trees, gardened, etc.... Then they got a horrible neighbor. Took 4 visits from her mother in law to get the house CLEAN enough to show! Her mother in law is not a nice person, by any means, but boy can she CLEAN!!!

    I remember when we moved from our townhouse in OH. The last week we were there everytime we finished eating I threw the plates/bowls away. They were NOT paper. I HATED the Corelle pattern (husband had some before we met, LOVED it, and we got more as a wedding gift - I just refused to eat off it after 11 years!). This stuff was so dang UGLY I couldn't even give it away - so we treated it like paper plates.

    Sigh. Please don't come to my house. It is TOOOO messy!!!

  8. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    You know your house is dirty when the DOG won't even eat the crumbs you accidentally drop on the floor!
  9. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    Well, you guys make me feel better.

    I've decided the people I live with are disgusting.:sheepish::dead:
  10. dreamer

    dreamer New Member

    Awww how bad can it really be if you could SEE those mushrooms? easy child has been dateing a boy 2+ years..this fall when I decorated our living room he said "I did not know you had carpet in the living room"

    I think I passed embarrrassed a couple years ago.

    Ah yes, I remember those days when you could eat off my floor, my cabinets were alphabetized (seriously, really) ---Now I tell the kids not to take off their shoes cuz we may not ever see them again.

    I keep looking at my husband trying to figure out if maybe I only thought he was human, and maybe he's not......maybe he is a piggie or something and I just forgot to wear my glasses when we met. Nah, the piggies I have seen were much neater and cleaner. :-(

    Gosh, I wonder if we are growing mushrooms?
  11. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    OH my, you know your house is dirty when your parents come to town and stay in a motel and you don't invite them in any of the times they stop to pick you up.

    That was yesterday. I normally go on a cleaning rampage when my mother comes and make everyone in the house crazy. Guess what I didn't this time. Cuz for some reason I am the only one that can see the ugh in this house. So I take care of my area and just do my best to ignore the rest. However I do keep the new bathroom relatively well. (It would be better if the gloor ever got put it). But everything else stays pretty tidy in there.

  12. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    You could eat off the floor at our house. See? There's a sandwich just over there under the wardrobe...

    Seriously, our house is untidy but food is kept carefully in the right places and NOT in the wrong places. The kids (older ones) had the house to themselves tonight, and have left the kitchen in a mess. husband & I are NOT washing up - the kids have been told it's their mess, their job.

    We use a brand of paper towels which you can wash out and re-use. Then when it gets too contaminated, you can throw them away. For example, I wiped down the stove after a messy cooking session. Then I decided to take the electric elements out of the stove and wash it all much more thoroughly. A lot of grease, grime and grit which usually tears my wash cloths to pieces. But the paper towel was still in one piece, so I took it to the bathroom and cleaned the mirrors, the benchtops, the shower walls, the bathtub. STILL in one piece, so I went to the toilet and cleaned it thoroughly, inside and out. After that, even though the paper towel was STILL in one piece, I wasn't going to be washing any more benchtops with it, so out it went.

    One day the older kids will move out and I can begin to throw stuff out.

  13. babybear

    babybear New Member

    You know your house is dirty when you have to use a shop vac before you can use the vacuum!
  14. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    I want those paper towels!!! Do you know if they sell them in the states??

    I've told husband I'm not buying anything really nice til our kids move out. This year I'm watching freecycle and our garage sales for a couch and chair in good condition.
  15. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    My LIFE revolves around my shop vac. It died yesterday. I'm devastated.

  16. daralex

    daralex Clinging onto my sanity

    We are moving out of state in 5 days - this post is so amusing to me right now I could burst out laughing. I haven't seen the floor in 2 weeks!!!! Even if I had a shop vac I still couldn't find outlet to plug it into. I HATE moving!
  17. Star*

    Star* call 911

    You know your house is dirty - when your friend says "Sorry about the mess." and you say 'MY GOSH WHAT HAPPENED IN HERE ARE YOU SICK?" instead of "Well I didn't come to see your house I came to see you."

    I did that to my friend - I think now former friend. lol
  18. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    You know your house is dirty when the professional cleaning lady you've brought in to help you stands stock still in the front entrance with a look of horror on her face, and then crosses herself.

    When husband and his ex-W separated he bought their house, but she refused to leave. She occupied it like an armed camp. husband and I lived in my house while the legal wrangling went on and on. Finally, under police escort, she left.

    Well, the cleaner and I walked in the house, mops and buckets in hand...and she stopped short in the doorway, muttered a prayer and crossed herself. There were food stains On The Ceiling. Chicken bones piled in corners all over the floors. I will stop there because the rest was too disgusting to mention.

    We've been living here for over 2 years now and we still haven't finished cleaning everything.
  19. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    You know that you need to clean when you take off your shoes but your socks stick to the kitchen floor.
  20. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    :rofl:Fran...............Hilarious - and yet embarrassingly - so true!