Stupid question for the masses…
Awhile back I called my mother-in-law looking for one of my kids blankets. You know…the got-to-have-or-my-life-can’t-function security blanket. “BB is lost without me; he’ll be scared all alone.”
Well, they had just come from spending the day at her house so I thought I would start there. We went through the usual pleasantries of saying hello and such, but then I got right down to the question: had she seen the blanket.
“No, ” she replied before she went on a search of the premises.
She came back to the phone empty handed. She then asked me if i had searched certain places in my house, one being the sofa. I replied that I had just cleaned the house and didn’t find it.
“Did you look under it?”
Well, I found this question to be a very absurd and stupid one. You see when I vacuum, I move all the furniture so that I can get the trash and crumbs underneath or behind it. This includes the refrigerator, washer and dryer, dinner table, and sofas ( I even do the cushions).
I do this each and every time I clean. I sometimes move the beds but not always and the TV cabinet is too heavy. When you have a large brood, dirt gets everywhere. Throw in animals, a hubby, and it’s complete chaos!
My mother-in-law found this to be very odd, bordering on men in white suits and pink padded rooms. “Who does that?” Obviously she doesn’t partake in this practice.
So my question for the masses is this: When cleaning, do you just clean around areas/furniture or do you move stuff around and get the ‘underneaths and in betweens’? If so, how often?