I actually have a few questions that I would love to hear your thoughts on if you have the desire to share. I'll post them over the next few days and answer them myself in my post. Today's question:
What is your cleaning MUST? In other words, what are you good at keeping clean or tidy because it's almost a pet peeve for it to be dirty or unorganized?
I'm asking this question because once when I was visiting my sister, while she cooked dinner and we chatted I took a cloth and started wiping down the cupboard doors. I think I asked if I could first. She thought I was weird, but I was just standing there talking to her, doing nothing, so why not wipe down the doors? I don't think I offended her (a la "I can't stand to look at these doors for another second!" which is not what I was thinking at all). I hope not, because I regularly wipe mine down, so I was just doing what I would have done at home. She thought it might be one of my MUSTS, but it's not. She then told me about a friend of hers who can't stand to have the splashboard behind the sink dirty. This is why I started thinking about this and wonder what your "issues" are with cleaning.
I like my car to be tidy. No wrappers, toys or random items of clothing. Everything is taken out after every weekend trip and it is maintained during the week. I also care more than Greg about it being washed (exterior) so I've made it my job.
In the house Greg dislikes dust so I (or Greg) vacuum regularly and the kids dust mop all floors every evening. We also like clean walls so our kids are discouraged from touching the walls (punishable by a beating) (just kidding), and I do spot-wiping regularly.
One thing I wish I was better at is keeping up with clutter, especially in the kitchen and on the stairs.
Now, please tell me yours, if you have one!