I’m a complete slob. Everyone who has ever met me has come to accept this simple fact about me. Just like they accept the fact that I love Dr. Who and that I have a bunch of wonderful doggies. A few that know me revile me for it, but most people just accept it. I have always been a slob, and now that I live with two other slobs, it has become a fact that has been pretty much cemented in my life.
I personally don’t mind dirt. If there is dirt on my floor that means that there is life in this house. There’s a child that went outside instead of letting his brain rot in front of a nice, tidy, TV. There is a man who loves me and comes home every night, even if he drops his dirty underwear right next to the basket.
That being said, I don’t like being embarrassed, and there isn’t much more embarrassing than having to invite a stranger into your home when it is particularly awful, or having that family member over for Christmas. You know, the one who totally will pop their extra long nose into every corner to gasp at the cobwebs there, if you’ve managed to clean the areas appropriate for a non-immediate member of the family to be in.
My hope is that in conducting this experiment, I’ll find a way to keep the entire house clean without:
A. Feeling like a kitchen slave, washing the dishes while the fam belches in the living room, watching TV.
B. Giving up my entire life
C. Feeling like that member of the family has somehow gotten their way.
As you can probably tell from my tone, I already feel somewhat resentful at the people in my life who are definitely not helping with the sloppiness of the house, but for the purpose of this experiment I am not going to be bullying everyone else into cleaning up too, even if it is partially (lets face it, 2/3rds) their fault the house is this messy.
If you guys are already bored, don’t worry. I won’t give you guys blow by blow accounts of every disinfecting wipe I use. There won’t be another update on this project until it is either completed or at least to a milestone. (50 hours maybe?)
In the mean time, what is your hypothesis for the completion of this project? Will I finish it? Give up? Turn into a clean freak? Learn anything at all? You tell me in the comment section below!