There is a funny sign that keeps getting passed around Facebook again and again that says, "A clean house is the sign of a wasted life." Every time I see it, I laugh. Of course, it's funny because it's real. Cleaning a house really is a tremendous waste of time.
Whenever I start to clean my house, I always think of the other things I could be doing -- writing, reading, playing with my kids -- and I get resentful. With only 24 hours in the day and at least seven of those taken by sleep, the last thing I want to do with my few hours of time is clean a house.
You know those people with those picture perfect homes that are always spotlessly clean without a speck of dirt on the ground? Yeah. Those people. I hate them. I know I am not alone. There have been essays written "in praise of filth." I wouldn't go that far. But I will say viva la clutter!