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To wonder why people can't keep their houses in a basic state of cleanliness?

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HarderToKidnap Mon 16-Sep-13 12:26:39

Disabilities aside, why can't people keep their homes basically clean?

I work part time, have a messy dog, a demanding toddler, am extremely lazy but my house always looks OK. You couldn't eat your tea off the top of the door frames but the kitchen surfaces are clean, floors hoovered, sofas plumped and inviting, toilet free of poo crumbs. It's easy and doesn't take long. So WHY do I go round to so many of my friend's houses and see they live in complete pits? Gritty nasty sofas that are horrible to sit on, filthy kitchens, poo smears and crumbs all over toilet, minging hand towels, floors covered in bits. IT IS NOT HARD to do the basics. I've just done a house once over and it's taken 45 minutes.

I understand not wanting to spend all day dusting your books or whatever but when people are coming over why wouldn't you want them to feel clean and comfy in your house? I'm not talking about people that physically can't do it because of illness or disability, but the rest of you? WHY??!!!

YoureBeingADick Fri 20-Sep-13 19:28:16


Frau the soap and nail brush are for washing your hands!

Apologies if you were joking- i am on iphone and cant see emoticons

FavoriteThings Fri 20-Sep-13 19:41:07

I dont expect you are still around op. But I think you ahve got your post of Mon 12.32pm the wrong way round. Your friends may well be skanky, or whatever else word you used, because their state of mind is not helping their house, not the house is not helping their state of mind.

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