Monday, October 5, 2009

And I Thought I Hated Housecleaning

My girlfriends and I often joke about favorite shortcuts we’ve learned to keeping a clean house. Here's the top three:

1) Win the lottery and hire a cleaning team.
2) Win the lottery and just move, leaving everything behind.
3) 10 gallons gasoline, 1 match, and you're good to go.

Then this story was on the news last month about a woman who was charged with arson after her mansion burned down. According to reports, she actually admitted to firefighters and a policeman that she had set the fire because she was "sick of the house" and "wanted to let it burn". The officer noted there was jewelry, keepsakes, and children’s photos in her car on the scene when they arrived.

I think she was just tired of being the only one trying to keep up with the cleaning.  Or she was really into decluttering - just take whatever fits in the car.


Shelli said...

lol. Now THIS made me giggle. Housecleaning is a constant toture around here. Being sick for the last 5 days hasn't helped.

D. said to me yesterday, "mom, this house looks like crap." From the mouth of a six year old. My response? "Yep. you're right!"

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

LOL...I have had these thoughts many times. OK OK maybe not burn the whole house down but definitely our den carpet.

Right now I'm looking at three loads of laundry that need to be folded and put away but it's almost time to leave for school and work

Yeah I'm on the computer. ;)

Just A Normal Mom said...

I keep trying the lotto thing, but it's just not working out. The burn the house down thing? I could see that. Only women responsible for cleaning the house all the time can appreciate it...

Tricia said...

Anyone seen the show Hoarders???
THAT makes me want to clean my house!

Tricia said...

Anyone seen the show Hoarders???
THAT makes me want to clean my house!