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Who likes to leave a house neat and tidy before they leave for vacation? Laundry done, house vacuumed, floors mopped etc.. I personally get a little crazy about it.”

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  • I generally have my chores done like laundry, dusting, dishes cleaned and put away before I leave on vacation but that simply for MY sanity. Generally I'm coming in the night before I have to go back to work and I'm draggin home a suitcase full of laundry most of the time come home to some order helps me.

    Don't get me wrong somebody offers to pay for me to go on vacation what time do I need to be at the airport?

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mary Jane on 4th March 2008

  • I get really crazy about it, everything has to be neat and tidy before we head out of town because there is nothing I hate more than coming back from vacation, totally jet lagged and exhausted, to a dirty house.

    I'd rather run myself ragged beforehand and have time to recover than have to move an inch after a long trip.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Robin on 4th March 2008

  • I'm not so concerned about the floors being mopped and everything being spotless, but I do like to have the laundry done and make sure all beds are made and there isn't anything just laying around.

    A story about why I insist the beds are made while out of town: When I was in high school, my mom had a co-worker whose house caught fire (electrical) in the middle of the night while his family was on vacation. And according to my mom (who heard it from him) the fire fighters said something to him about the fact that all the beds were made because since it was the middle of the night, they checked the rooms but since they beds were made they knew no one had been sleeping there.

    Or something like that - or that could've just been my mom's way of making us make our beds!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Jenni on 3rd March 2008

  • ooh i LOVE that but it has only happened once - when a neighbor was going to cat sit and i was paranoid that she would judge! lol it was SO NICE to actually come home to a very clean house - even if i did take an extra day off of work to stay home and get it all done before we left!!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kate on 3rd March 2008

  • I very much like coming home to a clean house but usually the act of getting out of dodge is enough work all by itself. I try to hire someone to come clean while I'm away. Especially if I am going to be gone for more than a couple of days.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by KathyHowe on 3rd March 2008

  • OK..I am not feeling so bad anymore. I am trying to let it go as we have to be out of the house tomorrow by 6:30 am. I did a little vacuuming and one load of laundry...I am work in progress.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 3rd March 2008

  • I used to be that way....before I had children. It'd be nice and I'd LOVE to go back to that. However, theory and reality are very often 2 entirely different things. Maybe in my next life...or when daughter goes off to college in 2 years, I can get back to doing that. Right now, as wonderful as it would truly be, it's low on the priorty totem pole. Frankly, I'm just lucky to get everybody out of the house on time to start on vacation. The rest of it...that's not in the same ballpark.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by JKLD on 3rd March 2008