Friday, March 25, 2011

Pre-Party Cleaning..

So everyone cleans before having guests over. Tonight we are having a poker night, and even though I am sure my friends will just mess the place up, we were going to do some pre-party cleaning. I figured four hours before the party would be plenty... wrong. Here I am 2 and a half hours in, I'm exhausted, AND even though my house is cleaner than it has been in a long time... I"M STILL NOT HAPPY.
I think I get this from my mom... She was a clean freak! Every day we had a list a mile long of things she needed clean.
I think it also has something to do with the fact that this is the first time I have had people over since getting my dog, I'm nervous about the dog smell that I have been tirelessly working on getting rid of, or that he will misbehave, or pee on the carpet while people are here! and I'm just nervous my friends will think my house is gross and not want to come back...
I'm the first of them to move out on my own, so none of them really understand just yet the effort that really goes into keeping a clean home. It's hard! (As I am sure all of you are aware) Especially when you are working full time.

I guess we'll see!
Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Jessica07 said...

I have a Great Dane puppy and two cats. Luckily, none of them have a peeing problem, but to help get the pet odor out of the room, I usually sprinkle down "OUT! Rug and Room Deodorizer." You can get it over by the pet supplies at Wal-Mart. I just sprinkle, leave, and then vacuum about 10 minutes before my guests are supposed to arrive. That stuff works better than anything I have ever found in eliminating pet odors for extended periods of time.

Then, just spray some pet odor eliminator Febreeze on your couches, and voile! Happy guests.

I'm one of those people with really sensitive noses, too. I'm the friend all of my friends call to come do a sniff check before in-laws are coming over. LOL