~ The peace it brings knowing that I don’t have to clean
~ The peace it brings knowing I won’t be embarrassed by visitors
~ How much brighter it makes the home look
~ How much bigger our apartment looks
~ I can actually light a candle and enjoy it
~ We have clean dishes that can be used
~ I can sprawl on the floor
~ It doesn’t look so much like a college apartment
~ I know what clean clothes there are
~ I don’t feel I’m suffocating because of the amount of dust
~ There’s an unexplainable relaxing feeling
Justin likes clean houses because:
“Open houses=open minds”
“If the house is cluttered, you’re mind feels cluttered”
As a full-time working wife with a full-time student with a part-time working husband, we are hardly ever home. When we do get home, it is dinner time. We are hungry and tired. We relax as best as we can before hitting the books again. There is hardly anytime to put away clothes or wash dishes. It adds to the stress of our week. And it continues until the weekend when we do marathon cleanings.
But, doing that and finishing all lesson plans, and grading (or homework for Justin) is a lot to do on a weekend. Weekends are supposed to be relaxing!
Which is why, now, our goal for the week is to not have anymore than a 2-day mess. We are starting slowly and will work our way up to being clean all day every day.
Wish us luck! I really like our small apartment when it is clean!