Saturday, August 1, 2015

There Are Two Kinds Of People In The World...

...those who feel compelled to clean house before going on vacation and those (fortunate, blessed souls) who don't.

Must be along the same lines as being told to wear clean underwear when you go out in case you get in an accident, I'm thinking. If there's some sort of issue while we're away (fire, flood, act of God) I don't want the firemen etc walking into a disaster area.  One not relating to the disaster they're there to  help with, anyway.

So, tell me: how many of you are like me and prefer to leave a tidy house, and how many don't worry about what things look like when you walk out the door??  Just curious.


  1. It stresses me out to come home to a dirty house.

    But, when I lived in Russia, it was forced into me that it's very bad luck to clean up before you leave - it means something will happen and you won't be able to come back.

    So, I always fight the two impulses within me - the superstition and the refusal to leave dirty dishes.

  2. Interesting. I'd never heard of that superstition...for all our travels, Europe has been underrepresented and I've never been to Russia. I also am stressed by walking into a dirty house. Maybe clean but untidy is a safe compromise?? :)

    1. Actually I go in the other direction - tidy but clean. I know that unpacking usually lends itself to making a mess (all the sand and such falling out of suitcases) and I usually just fall into my bed exhausted without a shower and know the next day I'll include the sheets with all the laundry I'll need to do. But coming home to an untidy house makes me crazy since I need space to unpack properly.

    2. I just made myself crazy leaving my house both clean and tidy, so I'm with you. ;)


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