July 4th I’m declaring my independence from being messy

So I have no plans on July 4th. My gf Mona is on vacation auth her kids, my uncle isn’t having a bbq here in Brooklyn. And honestly, asking to join someone else’s plans sounds exhausting. So I’m going to do something I REALLY need to do…


It is NOT in company mode and hasn’t been ever since Mona’s ex moved out of the house and I started going over there. Why would she ever come here when ahe has a full house, property, a garden, a deck, bbq, etc? 

I’m not saying she wouldn’t come over my place but honestly there’s no reason to.

Speaking of reasons, I need a reason to clean. As I live life,  I just don’t clean for me. I know that sounds irresponsible and immature, but it’s the truth. 
Well, not entirely. But with the weekend job dominating my time and energy one day a weekend and Mona dominating my other weekend time,  that’s out. And I’ve really not developed the muscle of cleaning after work on the weekdays. I have zero energy after working. 

Or maybe I’m just making excuses for being lazy. 

Now, ok.  I admit. My paradigm for cleaning my apt is that cleaning is done one time and it’s a comprehensive activity. But i think I really should always be cleaning a little so it never amounts to anything disastrous like it is now. 

Ugh. Change… even for the better and most logical… is tough. 

One comment

  1. Would it be worth it for you if you did a comprehensive de-clutter and quick wipe-around, and then paid a professional cleaner to come in and give the place a once-off ‘proper’ clean? Obviously this will cost some money, but Mona doesn’t have to know you’ve paid someone to do it, if you’re concerned about that. Once the place is properly clean, you can make a schedule that works for you on how to keep on top of the basic jobs.


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