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    Don't worry about it. People will always find something that makes them feel inadequate - I'm certain they're just a little envious that you can do something that they find difficult. I am one of those who find it difficult, but if I was a friend of yours and knew how well your house was kept, I'd be thinking "good for you".

    In saying that, I don't think people with a messy home are necessarily more lazy. It may be just that they don't have as much time, or as much control over others in the house as they would like. There are different situations that can dictate how messy or tidy your home can be.

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    Stop trying to justify your neat freakness by saying things like "I don't like to live in filth", "we're never sick" etc etc. You sound just as bad as whoever has been putting your neat house down.



    Quote Originally Posted by MummaHan View Post
    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!

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    I think it's great you keep your house lovely and clean.

    I also think it's great if you let things go a little.

    Meh.

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    This made me laugh. Maybe we could all let each other be, without all the name calling and mud slinging.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/21/ga...pagewanted=all

    "But contrarian voices can be heard in the wilderness. An anti-anticlutter movement is afoot, one that says yes to mess and urges you to embrace your disorder. Studies are piling up that show that messy desks are the vivid signatures of people with creative, limber minds (who reap higher salaries than those with neat “office landscapes”) and that messy closet owners are probably better parents and nicer and cooler than their tidier counterparts. It’s a movement that confirms what you have known, deep down, all along: really neat people are not avatars of the good life; they are humorless and inflexible prigs, and have way too much time on their hands."

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    Default RANT! Clean house?

    Haha. This is funny. I am a very tidy person usually but I am exhausted and haven't cleaned the house since last week. And it's not filthy, and it's not sparkling, and there is dried banana on the floor under the high chair and there are mountains of clean clothes to be folded. My baby has not been sick once yet.
    I usually get a lot of comments about how clean my house is considering I don't get any sleep and have 2 kids and 1 on the way.

    I think a happy medium is best. I would rather spend time with my kids than clean something that will be there for me to clean tomorrow.

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    Default RANT! Clean house?

    Congratulations.

    My house is constantly in varying states of messy (semi organized chaos) and I can count the number of times we've been sick on one hand.

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    Default RANT! Clean house?

    You can still have a neat/tidy/clean home and spend time with your kids.

    I get them involved. I give them a chux with a bit of warm water an they wipe things.
    They help clean their room and pass me linen to make the beds, I also get them to come and play outside and pass me washing to be hung out. When I do the floors (daily) they have their own dust pan and brush sets and run around helping.
    Housework is done and we're doing something together win win.

    I do agree though that having a clean home doesn't have anything to do with sickness.

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    I agree I don't think it's that hard to keep a clean house.

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    Default Re: RANT! Clean house?

    I don't have to worry about these kinds of remarks Casue my house is hardly ever really clean lol

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    Default RANT! Clean house?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChickyBee View Post
    Congratulations.

    My house is constantly in varying states of messy (semi organized chaos) and I can count the number of times we've been sick on one hand.
    Me too, lol
    But then I have 5 kids in my house plus a dairy farmer husband making mess in my house, sometimes it IS hard to keep a clean house


 

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