Friday, September 5, 2008

Having similar cleaning habits is important to a relationship

I used to drive my ex-boyfriend nuts, absolutely bonkers.

"Kristin, why are your shoes in the living room? They've been there for three days now and I find it offensive." (ummm how can SHOES be offensive?)

"Kristin, just use a paper towel to dry the counter when you wash your face."


I've never been a spick and span neat and clean type person. In college, my dorm room looked like a tornado had blown through it. The entire floor was covered with books, loose papers, clothes and food. One time, I woke up in the morning to find I'd slept on a pack of pens and a pair of scizzors. At the end of the school year, I found a petrified, black banana under my bed.

My car in high school was equally as bad. The entire back seat and floor would be in a constant state of dissaray....full of empty and half-full Taco Bell bags. Sometimes my friends would refuse to get in my garbage dump car, or would say something along the lines of, " Do you LIVE in here?"

I've gotten better over the years; and I think living in a nice house helps. I think the house normally looks pretty orderly and clean. But I was abruptly notified that I'm still messy when David's sister spent the weekend with us, and immediately went into a cleaning frenzy in the kitchen, my kitchen. I wish she was here more often.

David is just as messy as I am. We share a car, which is now full of both of our clothes, both of our papers, books, tennis balls and rackets. There water bottles and envelopes covering the floors.

I spent a couple hours cleaning for my visitors this weekend, and I love the fresh smell, the way the counters and wood tables sparkle. I'm also so happy to have a boyfriend who doesn't care if I leave shoes in the middle of the floor, since his are there too, like two peas in a pod.


McJumpguez said...

That is really important. I am that neat freak and it drives me crazy to have things out of place. I'm trying to be better. If there is a pile, just make it a *neat* bile. My only complaint right now (other than the fact that my apartment is tiny and always looks cluttered) is that Isaiah leaves little balls of his socks, like a snake sheds skin, all over the house!

McJumpguez said...

*pile, not bile =)

Sherry said...

I will testify that you are messy! Remember our appartment in college? It smelled like a garbage can! But, I'm definitley not the cleanest person. I'd say I'm average.

Lisa said...

The best thing about being a grown-up? Hiring someone to clean my house every 2 weeks!!! I agree about similar cleaning styles. And there's no shame in that. But I love my home a day after Simiona cleans the floors, dusts and tidys in her own special way. I don't think I'm a huge slob, but it's nice not to have to do all the work myself after working all day.