Clump #91: Clean floors in preparation for holidays.
Thank you to the brilliant cartoonist Stephan Pastis for this Pearls Before Swine comic strip.
I agree cleanliness is often overrated, but there comes a time when you’ve got to take a stand against the dust bunnies. The balance of power must be realigned. We have an orange cat, Pumpkin, whose light fur adds heft to our dust bunny monster.
I won’t post the before photo, but the legs of this table and chairs looked like they were knitting angora sweaters before I undertook the bunny hunt:
Getting ready for visitors staying in our house for the holidays has heightened my awareness of blemishes I often disregard, like the ominous looking, mushroom-cloud-shaped spot below:
Much worse was this awful one on the floor between the kitchen cabinet and refrigerator. I’d always thought it was a wood stain spill left by a careless worker who thought it would be hidden. But in cleaning a spot on the bottom of the stain, I realized the whole thing was coming off!
Woo-hoo! I swiped it with a paper towel sprayed with floor cleaner on a piece of wood, and …
Voila! How long have I lived with this ugly thing? And it was so easily and quickly removed.
This might be a good lesson for other problems in life.
Beware of making assumptions about intransigence.