I spent quite a bit of time straightening up the master bedroom today, and I found there were dangers involved. Let me share them with you.
Thankfully, I am not allergic to dust. However, if you are, beware when cleaning those long neglected corners of your home.
Plans for the evening might go out the window. When all the dirty clothes are transferred to the laundry room – and you have to wait until after 7:00 p.m. because of a smart metre – plans change dramatically.
If your immune system is weak (thankfully, mine isn’t), disposing of all those dirty tissues might be problematic.
It’s good to make sure your tetanus shots are up-to-date before gathering all those screws, nails, paperclips, etc. a certain maintenance man empties from his pockets each night.
And, of course, we all know what a threat stress is to our emotional and physical well-being. Trust me when I say it can be very stressful putting things away in other rooms – and realizing there is a lot to do there as well.
Most importantly, housework can jeopardize relationships. When you start to resent the one who leaves dirty clothes on the floor, saves reams of unneeded papers, empties his pocket’s contents on the bookshelf instead of into the garbage pail a few feet away…
The solution? Never do housework? That’s not the answer, not even for a horrible housekeeper.
The real solution is to 1) give thanks for the precious one who loves you and does so very much for you – even if he doesn’t pick up his socks and 2) write a blog post to remind you it’s more about a positive attitude than a clean bedroom.
My hubby never complains about my lack of housekeeping prowess. I guess I should do the same for him.