The whole house doesn’t have to be clean

I learned a long time ago in my marriage that there are certain spots in the house that trigger my husband’s clean or dirty off-on switch. Meaning that the whole house doesn’t have to be clean, but if these key areas are clean he believes somehow that the rest of the house is clean.

Cleaning is not my strongest skill. I can do it, I’ve got the to do list to prove it, but I’m not naturally drawn to be a cleaner.

Do you have spots like this in the house that trigger you to think the house is dirty or clean?

For me it’s my bedroom floor. If the floor is clear of clothes and “stuff” I feel like the house is clean.

Another one is the kitchen sink. If I wake up in the morning and the sink is empty and nothing sitting in it I always feel a sense of relief. I learned that from

It’s funny how we trick ourselves with things like this.

What’s your clean trigger spot in the house?


Published by Patty Gordon

I’m Patty Gordon, a 40+ year old school lunch lady married to a crane mechanic. Our days are anything but normal as he works “construction worker hours” and I take care of our two elementary school aged kids, Chihuahua Mr Biggs, Pitbull Cali, and French Bulldog MooMoo. I blogged a few years ago under different names but have landed with the name this time around. The term 365MomMe comes from the idea that I’m a mom and I’m me 365 days a year. Kids call me Mommy but I see myself as MomMe.

6 thoughts on “The whole house doesn’t have to be clean

  1. This is interesting… I thought it was just me! My things are the bed (it has to be made), the bathroom and kitchen. All minus the floors 😅 I can’t find the energy to clean floors!


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