Thursday, November 19, 2009

Clean House...

I retain an inherent distrust for people whose houses are so clean, they could go on the market at any time. 

You know what I'm talking about.  No fingerprints on the walls.  Nothing personal out ANYWHERE.  Glossy floors, eerily perfect furniture.  Yes.  THOSE people.

What have they done that is so bad that they are constantly worried they'll have to sell their house and get out of town without having time to clean?  No thank you.  I can't settle in with people who can't settle in.  Give me this, any day.

Well, okay...maybe that's a bit extreme.  How about...this?

Coffee stains?  Yes, please.  Dirty dishes?  Even better.  Rumpled blankets on furniture?  A lack of throw pillows?  All fine with me!  These are my people.  They will not be skipping town any time soon.  I would be completely comfortable around them. 

But that scary, guest-bathroom-no-one-uses, Realtor-ready stuff creeps me right-the-heck out!  Am I the only one? I'm just procrastinating the inevitable writing session for the day...DON'T WANNA!



A human kind of human said...

Hi, I am one of the guilty ones. My house is definitely not spotless, but I again neat "organised" to be happy. A place for everything and everything in its place (lol). Stacked dirty dishes, stains and sticky patches on tables and counters make me feel uncomfortable, etc. However, I do not think there is a right or wrong involved here, whatever makes one feel happy in one's home, is what is right.

Argent said...

We have NO throw pillows, nor are ever likely to acquire them! My hourse is scruffy and muckier than I want it to be but I couldn't live in a show-home either. Keep up the writing, you'll be there before you know it!

Adorably Dead said...

Extremely clean is just as bad as the alternative, which I happen to be living as we speak *cries*. Lived in is always a nice medium.

Matthew said...

i am very much one of those clean people. almost always have every pillow in place... the bed made... and only a meal's worth of dishes in the sink. i'm a freak.