I am so sick of people always saying 'a messy house is a happy house', 'a clean house isn't lived in', 'clean houses make for bad immune systems' or something along those lines.
I've had people whine about how clean my house is. I'm sorry that I don't like to live in filth and that I know how to tidy up one thing before moving on to the next activity... It's not that hard! I'm not one of those people that walk around disinfecting everything you touch, but I will almost always have a very clean house. I pay for the house, aswell as all of the belongings in it, so why shouldn't I take pride in it? I'm happy, my DF if happy and my DD is happy and we're never sick, so obviously I'm doing something right.
Stop trying to justify your messy house by putting my house down!