I have a love-hate relationship where cleaning is concerned. I hate the thought of doing it, but once I do it, I love the result. And then I go back to hate when the result is inevitably ruined. While I don’t enjoy cleaning, I would probably not do it more often if things would just stay clean. When I start cleaning something, I like to do it really well, not half-assed. I’ll scrub from top to bottom and when I’m finished, I’ll look down in pride at my beautiful masterpiece. Then my boyfriend comes home and decides to fry something, so there goes all my hard work cleaning the stove. Or he decides to shave, leaving a million little hairs all over the sink I just cleaned. I know it’s not his fault, but it’s just so discouraging, isn’t it?
I haven’t cleaned the refrigerator since we moved in a while. I don’t understand how refrigerators get dirty. No splashing should be going on in there. Yesterday, I was desperate bored so I decided to REALLY clean it. Did you know that sponges SUCK ASS at cleaning? Who invented sponges anyway? You should never use sponges on any sticky areas, because little sponge bits will rub off onto the sticky bits and spread around lots of spongy sticky bits, which is fantastic. When I start cleaning one area, I’m terribly unfocused I can’t help but look at another area. Bad idea since this other area will also be dirty, and I’ll want to stop what I’m doing and clean it, but if I do, I’ll only keep noticing more dirty areas. Then I’ll be so overwhelmed by the amount of GROSSNESS that I’ll just say, screw you! Stay dirty, you flipping dirty piece of shit!
You may be surprised or you don’t give a rat’s ass, but I did a great job cleaning the refrigerator. I only cursed a few times during the process. Like when I was cleaning the sides and then looked up and realized that the fridge has a “roof.” Son of a bitch, how the hell did the top get dirty?! I got angry again when I finished washing my hands for the 20th time, and realized that I didn’t even touch the freezer. OMG, there’s a freezer too?! WTF! I’ll admit that I didn’t give 100% on the freezer, but it looks good enough. I know I said I like to clean things well and not half-assed, but OH WELL, I lied. I’ll get to the rest of the cleaning later or tomorrow or whenever I’m bored or when I’m really desperate or whatever. Rome wasn’t built in a day. I can’t believe I just spent a whole post talking about cleaning. In my defense, the landscaping/maintenance people are here, and I can’t concentrate with the loud lawn mowers, trimmers and what-not. I am SO sorry and I love you. Don’t leave me.