What a Depressing Thought…

I’ve been being a bit lazy with the housework lately.

It needs doing, and I will do it (I’ve actually written a list of things now to do by the end of the weekend), but… it just needs doing again doesn’t it?

Over. And over. Again.

Then this evening I had a thought. I wonder how many times in my life I’ll have to do laundry, and dishes, and clean out the damn rabbit cage.

Quite a depressing thought isn’t it?

Thing is, the more I think about it like that, the less likely I am to do what needs to be done.

I’m more likely to see dishes and then think, oh well… I’ll wait till we’ve none left, or not do laundry till we’re running out of clean underwear.

Really, that’s not the way to go about it, is it?

The longer I leave it, the more overwhelming the whole idea of it is.

So really, I’m letting myself get down in the dumps by not doing the housework, not to mention wearing my Ugly Underwear.

Normally, I’m a glass half full kind of girl. I always have been.

I try to look for silver linings in every situation, and I have been in some icky situations in the past.

Every one of them has had a silver lining.

It occurred to me, I don’t do this when it comes to tidying up.

And I should.

When I do the laundry, we all have clean clothes, and get to choose our favourite outfits to wear!

When I do the dishes and tidy the kitchen, I feel much happier as the place looks nice and clean, ready for cooking in!

When the animals are cleaned out, they don’t smell!

When the boys’ room is tidied up and hoovered, I don’t feel embarrassed when their friends come over to play!

I think it’s time I used my sunny side up attitude on my housework…

Starting tomorrow.


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  1. November 25, 2010 / 11:38 pm

    I love having a clean and tidy house. It just depresses me that when I do get the house looking all perfect it’s literally an hour before the place is a mess again!

  2. November 25, 2010 / 11:53 pm

    Oh I *so* know what you mean there! I much prefer my house to be clean and tidy (it is always clean, just sometimes, ok, most of the time, much more messy than it should be! >_<

  3. November 26, 2010 / 12:15 am

    I’m tempted to see how much a cleaner would cost to be honest… maybe that could be a Christmas present for myself. 😉

  4. November 26, 2010 / 12:16 am

    I’m seriously considering this to be honest!

  5. November 26, 2010 / 12:32 am

    hehehe, I totally agree, it will only have to be done AGAIN! Jen

  6. November 26, 2010 / 12:33 am

    I don’t blame you, I like a clean house but HATE housework. I mean, UGH.

  7. November 26, 2010 / 12:39 am

    I’m the same! I let it build up and get overwhelmed. Must make an effort to keep on top of it!

  8. Laura
    November 26, 2010 / 8:07 am

    I’m the same, its an overwhelming thought and it never stays tidy that long but the feeling i get when i get to sit down in the evenings without clutter and ive nothing stressing me, is a great feeling. even hoovering the carpet gives me a buzz haha xx

  9. November 26, 2010 / 9:31 am

    I do the housework through gritted teeth and am trying to get started right now 🙁 Someone give me a paying job and the first luxury I’ll pay for is a cleaner…

  10. November 26, 2010 / 11:17 am

    Oooh, I hate it! I don’t go out much so I decided about six months ago, to hire a cleaner and she does it for me!! She’s fantastic, too.

    CJ xx

  11. November 26, 2010 / 11:41 am

    UGH indeed! Though it only took me 30 min to tidy up downstairs… now I just need to clean out the animals and do the hoovering. Upstairs isn’t even going to be attempted till monday (other than laundry stuff) as there’s just no point with the littlies around then. >_<

  12. November 26, 2010 / 11:41 am

    Indeed! Really, it doesn’t take as long as we think it will either! I’ve tidied all of downstairs in just 30 min… *why* did I keep putting it off?? >_<

  13. November 26, 2010 / 11:43 am

    Oh I *totally* know what you mean. I do try to tidy up as soon as the kids are in bed so I can just relax, the last few days I’ve just been being lazy I think! Bad Marylin! lol

  14. November 26, 2010 / 1:21 pm

    Indeed… mind you, when we take a breath, we just need to take yet another one… just we don’t notice we’re doing it! Same idea I guess!

  15. November 27, 2010 / 6:11 am

    I love housework and I actually get anxious when I can’t do it, or my ‘routine’ gets interrupted I will leave cooking dinner to get the laundry on. I have to make sure it’s done or I feel my whole world will collapse. It stems from when I was a teenager and had a violent controlling mother and the only thing I could control was eating and keeping my room clean. So it’s like left over anxiety. drives me mad but at least the house if fairly clean LOL

  16. November 27, 2010 / 10:12 pm

    I wish I was more like you! *sigh* 🙂 x

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