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December 22nd, 2006

Cleaning Day

We’ve got family coming in for the holidays and, of course, that means our place needs to be even more spotless than it usually is. (cough!) This has also meant that Thursday night, a night ordinarily reserved for doing much of nothing, is cleaning night.

It got me to wondering what day (or days, I suppose, if you’re like that) Pingers devote to cleaning.

Ordinarily Sunday is the big cleaning day around these parts with little touch-ups now and then during the week. It just feels like a good, natural time to take care of it. I’d guess that Friday night is the worst possible cleaning day but, I can’t say I’ve pulled one of those in a long while.

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Dave Walls December 22, 2006, 12:00 pm

We’re spending the weekend at my fiancee’s house for Christmas (you read that right! 🙂 ). Since it really isn’t that far of a drive, we’ve been enrolled in what her mom likes to call “Cleaning Fest ’06”. Since she is making dinner singlehandedly (including tons of meatballs, homemade soups, and everything else in a traditional Italian Christmas), we’ve all agreed to do the cleaning on Saturday night, when the others won’t show till Monday afternoon.

Turkey, meatballs, and the Eagles game. Merry Christmas, indeed.

COD December 22, 2006, 1:53 pm

When you have kids you can’t set aside one day a week for cleaning. It’s more of a constant every day process.

Terry M. December 22, 2006, 8:40 pm

“Ordinarily Sunday is the big cleaning day”

This is, of course, correct. My parents usually call me on Sundays, and when they ask me what I’ve been up to, I have very little to say except “cleaning”. They must think I keep a really clean house.

How about laundry? When I first started living on my own, I always thought Saturday morning was “the” day to do laundry, and woke up at the crack of dawn so I could be the first to the shared apartment laundry facilities. It ended up I could have woken up at 3PM and still had first crack, as it seems other people have better things to do on Saturday. You better not have a load to do on Thursday night though, or you’ll be up all night waiting for a washer to free up. Weird-o-rama.

Steve A December 23, 2006, 12:17 pm

I’m quite fond of mañana, myself… as in, “If I ever get around to it.”

When I live by myself I’m a VERY clean individual. The occasional dusting and I’m good to go. With others is an ENTIRELY different situation.

Ciao and happy holidays to all,

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