When someone mentions cleaning up the garden you run off to look for your best gardening gloves so you don’t miss out on all the fun, but if someone mentions cleaning the house, you run off to hide wherever it is that you last left those gloves.
You don’t see dust on the end tables for weeks on end until a mischievous garden fairy can write “clean me” in it, but when you see dust on a house plant, you immediately find a damp cloth to clean the plant. Bonus points if it is a really big plant and you lug it to the shower to hose it off occasionally.
You wouldn’t dream of only mowing half the lawn and then leaving the mower out for several days right where you left off, but you
You have a sign somewhere in your house that says something like “Sorry about the house, I garden” to explain why there are always little bits of leaves on the floor that you bring in from the garden on your shoes but can never find time to sweep up.
You have to get a rake out to clean up the leaves that fall off some of the houseplants onto the carpet. Bonus points if you blogged about indoor raking. Oops, did I really do that?
You are tempted to hire someone to clean for you but would rather just live with a slightly unkempt house so you can use that money to buy plants.
The only time you seem to get around to mopping the floors is when you get distracted while watering house plants and end up accidently watering the floor.
Thirty minutes of cleaning seems like an eternity but thirty minutes in the garden seems like a good start to a great day.
You think nothing of working in the garden all day to the point of sheer exhaustion with sweat streaming down your face but when you are inside cleaning you convince yourself that you deserve a break when the first bead of sweat shows up on your brow.
And finally, you might be a gardening geek when it comes to cleaning if…
You have more hoes than brooms, vacuum cleaners, and sweepers combined. Bonus points if you have ever taken your vacuum cleaner outside to take a picture of it to post on your blog.
Management here at May Dreams Gardens has asked me to issue the following disclaimer:
Based on the above list, it would seem that Carol’s house is not a very clean place. Actually, by adopting a clean as you go approach, the inside of the house never gets all that dirty that a few minutes of cleaning doesn’t get it back in pretty good shape. Thank you.
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