In a perfect world, we would all wake up to magically clean homes and dishes that have already been done. But in reality, most of us barely have the time to meet our friends for dinner—let alone deep clean our entire apartment. But even with all of the chaos that comes along with a hectic work schedule and well, you know, life, we somehow manage to keep our heads on straight and our abodes clean—or at least clean enough to make it through another day.
If you can’t seem to shake the fear that you don’t have your sh*t together, fret not. Chances are your priorities are in much better order than you assume; sometimes it just takes a little help to remember. Here are twelve things that people with a good mindset will tell you are true.
1. Folded laundry must rest on the sofa for a minimum of 3 days.
And should only be moved to make room for binge watching Netflix.
2. Spot cleaning is still considered “cleaning.”
At least right before you’re about to have people over.
3. Don’t run the dishwasher until you’ve run out of drinking glasses.
Coffee mugs and wine glasses included.
4. Some of the food in the back of your freezer has been there for more than a year.
And it’s not because you ever plan on eating it.
5. Running your ceiling fan on the highest setting counts as dusting.
For at least all of the furnishings in the immediate vicinity.
6. You’ve never buffed or waxed a bathtub in your life.
(Or honestly even heard of it for that matter.)
7. You technically don’t have to own a mop.
As long as you always have a fresh pack of wet floor wipes handy!
8. Handheld vacuuming still counts as vacuuming.
As long as you remember to shake out the rugs first.
9. You haven’t swept under your bed in months.
But that’s okay because you’ve got a ton of stuff stashed under there anyway.
10. A trashcan is only full when the lid can’t be closed.
Or once you’ve run out of scented candles to burn.
11. Sometimes it’s just easier to buy new socks than to actually do your laundry.
The same can be said for dish rags and underwear, too.
12. You have to create reminders on your phone to remember to water your plants.
Or you bought a futuristic vase that does it for you.