Am I the only one who goes to extra effort to straighten up the house when
someone who is not family or close friends are stopping by?
Left to my own devices, other than keeping things straightened around the house I do as little domestic science as possible. However, when I find out an acquaintance will be visiting I go all out to give the impression of a clean house.
We will be having one of those visits Tuesday. In anticipation, I've:
Cleaned the bathroom as normal, but also pulled back the shower
curtain on the bathtub we never use and gave it a good wipe down to get
rid of the dust.
- Swept and washed the kitchen floor, then pulled out the drawer underneath the stove and dusted that part of the floor. (Why I thought anyone would look there I don't know, but I found out it really needed to be done).
- Removed Jackson the Cat's hair from his favorite couch cushions, bent down and cleaned the sides of the upholstered furniture that he rubs on, and wiped off the dirty patches he rubbed on the corners of the walls.
Scrubbed the grime off the kitchen cabinets, then opened each door and
removed the grime from the inside, too.
- Wiped down the outside of the microwave, then took the turntable out and washed it and the rest of the inside.
- Dusted the furniture in every room, then went back and wiped off the windowsills and baseboards