Why I hate Martha Stewart

Martha, Good Housekeeping and all you women out there who keep spotless homes,

I think I hate you. You make keeping a home look easy, but it isn’t, and thus you make me look bad. There is nothing easy about spending five hours cleaning your home spotless only to have your husband and kids trample around and make things a mess again. There is nothing easy about using a toothbrush to scrub the little plastic thingies that go over the screws that hold the toilet bowl in place.

No one will ever accuse me of keeping a house that looks like a model home. I’m lucky to get the dishes put into the dishwasher each night. Spring cleaning? Please! I’ve been trying to finish my spring cleaning since 1990 and have yet to get enough done.

However, I have made a commitment that for one year I am going to try different ways to make my home run more efficiently. I plan to put all the Martha Stewarts out there to shame. (Okay, not likely, but it’s best to reach high isn’t it?) Every day I am going to try a different housecleaning or organization or home keeping technique with the overall goal of not being such a loser as a housewife.

I’m open to suggestions on how to keep a better home. I know my husband is going to love this experiment.

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Crabby Housewife

Crabby Housewife

Lori is a full-time housewife and writer, living in the Midwest with her husband of 27 years - they have two daughters. They have a house full of pets and her house is never quite perfect.