Friday, August 23, 2013

365 Inspirations—235: A Clean House

"My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?"—Erma Bombeck

A clean house is my inspiration today. Truth be told, I don't clean house as much as I'd like to. It's low on my priority list. However, if guests come for dinner or a barbecue, I do a thorough clean.

I love having guests over not only for their company, but also because I know I'll clean house and it makes me feel good to clean. I am able to focus better when things are clean and organized in my home, but they only seem to be really organized when people are coming over. Isn't that funny?

I also love dreaming up menus for guests. My favorite one this summer has been to prepare Korean Kalbi on the grill. I like it because not many people make Korean ribs for guests and they are absolutely delicious.

Besides cooking, I washed the bed sheets and all the linens, cleaned the bathroom, mopped, swept, organized. I see that there is still so much to do, but it's a step in the right direction. Now that the house is clean, I'm inspired to dig deeper into the closets, etc. and clean more. We'll see how long that motivation lasts.

Do you clean your house frequently or only when guests come for dinner? ^_^


  1. Very good question, Katherine...

    You know what: getting visitors makes the best out of my cleaning skills/and the best to get everything in good order....

    Thanks for the inspiration and have a good day....

  2. I love the doormat! I like the feeling of accomplishment after I clean, but the process of cleaning...not so much. I pretty much only do it when we have people over. Except for our master bathroom. I try to clean that every week.

  3. I love to organize!!!

  4. If only you could see my place now- HAH! I do keep in clean most of the time, but clothes on the floor is ALWAYS a problem. When I find time, I'd love to sort, hang, fold, donate, and otherwise remove them from my line of sight. :) Happy cleaning!