10/22/12

Goodbye Mr. Clean! Household hints for the modern woman!

Dust Storm in Rolla, Kansas 05/06/35
Dust Storm in Rolla, Kansas 05/06/35 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)
Tired of the daily grind of cleaning? Frustrated by those annoying housemates who mess up what you have just straightened? Say goodbye to the vexing problem "high personal standards." Embrace the new normal: All natural filth!

These handy hints will keep you happy and, if not actually clean, well, like I said, happy.

1. Turn off that light! Tubs are only dirty if you can see the mildew. Plus, dim lights hide wrinkles--so bonus!

2.  Vacuums are for suckers! Crunchy carpets keep you on your toes.

3.  Dust bunnies are the pets you never have to feed. What are you?  Some kind of bunny hater?

4.  Don't mop. Get a dog! Mop water and dog drool are scientifically identical.

5.  Dust is history, man. You'd wipe away the earth walked on by your ancestors? First bunnies, now this? What is wrong with you?

Join me. Embrace the chaos. Step into the light...or the dark...or the sort of gray, dusty haze...

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14 comments:

Daisy said...

One of the things I like about rainy, dismal days ... you can't see how dirty my windows are!

Petrea Burchard said...

I got down on my knees and scrubbed muddy dog prints off the tile today. What was I thinking?

Ms M said...

Hahaha! Just what I needed!

Margaret said...

Also, if you just eat over the sink you won't have dishes to wash.

Shell Sherree said...

I have a friend who swears by never dusting, on the basis that once you have an all-over layer going, no-one can see it's there.

Olga said...

I am near sighted (very) so taking off my glasses has always been instant house cleaning. Also, vacuuming may be for suckers, but if you leave the thing in the middle of the living room you can always tell unexpected guests, "I was just starting to clean up, but of course I have time to stop and visit with you."

Bec said...

The eating leftovers over the sink routine is common in our house . . .

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Margaret ~ Thanks for your sweet comments over on my blog. xo

This post reminds me of a girlfriend of mine - when her car makes a strange noise she just turns up her radio. You would love her! ;o)

Alison said...

Great tips Margaret!
Alison xx

Jean Spitzer said...

I am leaning toward the theory that dusting just redistributes the dust to a new location, like redecorating: an acceptable pursuit but not a necessary one.

Susan Campisi said...

I sense a new book coming on. The title alone should make it a bestseller.

Adele said...

Wise, practical advice. Martha Stewart, step aside!

altadenahiker said...

Brilliant photo choice.

TheChieftess said...

Soooo...you've been to my house???