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a hairy issue

August 18, 2011

You know what? I hate cleaning.

Hate it.

You do too? Awesome. We should never be roommates.

Cleaning just seems like this incredibly daunting task. I feel like my house is mocking me.

All. The. Time.

So imagine my (and Keith’s) surprise yesterday when I cleaned. Not only did I scrub, mop, and polish but I did it to the one room that mocks me the loudest. Any guesses?

The Bathroom. OUR MASTER bathroom to be exact.

I hear your groans. I know. The worst room ever! Why is it that a bathroom, the one room, that has more soap per square inch of any other room is always the dirtiest? I swear grime just collects around facets, soap scum sticks to the shower and water droplets seek our the mirror. I swear it.

But the real problem is the hair. Oh my hair. I am not sure how I am not bald. The amount of dark brown hair that falls from my head every single day would be enough to make small rugs. You think I am exaggerating? Me? Never.

I know. I know. Every so often I can inflate the truth.

Not this time. Ask Keith. It is a problem. A big hairy problem. A problem that Keith feels is not his since he is not responsible. A problem that I am supposed to clean up. And let’s be honest…that doesn’t happen very often.

Until yesterday.

I am such a good wife.

Now excuse me while I go shower in the guest bathroom. What? I am not messing up my hard work. Just be sure to call ahead before you come stay with me.

Please tell me I am not the only one with this problem!

33 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephanie permalink
    August 18, 2011 6:51 am

    You are definitely not alone in either the cleaning or shedding. I only gave one bathroom so it stresses me out when I clean it & it’s about 2 minutes before it’s dirty again wahhhhh!!

    On a different topic, remember your ghost post. Well yesterday the bf & I were having a heated discussion & we may have gotten a little loud which isn’t good for the baby. All of a sudden out of nowhere the car seat starts rocking like crazy!! All our animals were in the living room & I was holding Randy. Weird. I’m a tad freaked out now haha!!

  2. August 18, 2011 7:03 am

    We could definitely be roommates because I hate cleaning too. It just never ends. I clean one room and the next day, it’s messy again.

  3. Kim permalink
    August 18, 2011 7:30 am

    I LOVE cleaning. It is my stress reliever. If I start cleaning like a crazy person, my family knows to “back off”. I dunno Kelly, sounds like you are nesting…..just sayin πŸ˜‰

  4. August 18, 2011 7:53 am

    I hate hate hate cleaning. Some people say cleaning can take your mind off things and relieve stress, but it stresses me out because I’m rushing to finish it as fast as possible. Nope – guess we couldn’t be roomies.

    • August 18, 2011 8:02 am

      Cleaning is no way in hell a stress reliever for me. It is a stress inducer!

  5. August 18, 2011 8:08 am

    oh i have dark long hair too and thank goodness we don’t have a dog because dealing with my hair is enough shedding for our little home!! it grosses me out so much since it’s everywhere, i dont kno how my bf deals with it so patiently. I have to clean gobs of hair off the bathroom floor and tub daily. not fun.

  6. August 18, 2011 8:13 am

    Hahahahahaha I am the SAME way about cleaning, and then I will go through a rampage (of sorts…it makes me feel better but I’m still not sure I do a very good job). This usually happens in the kitchen, which is where I feel most responsible for the mess.

    Since I live with roommates, however, I often don’t care enough because I know it will just get messy again. When I FINALLY move into my own place, I have a feeling I’ll go through clean sweeps more often!

    • August 18, 2011 8:45 am

      And YES! I am in Austin!!

    • August 18, 2011 9:28 am

      It’s funny because when I had roommates they were ALWAYS messy and I was the clean one. I think seeing how messy they were inspired me to be clean. When Keith and I moved into our house I swore to keep it clean. I did…for about a year. Four years later the novelty has soooooo worn off! ha! πŸ™‚

  7. August 18, 2011 8:14 am

    Just this past week, I had to use Drano because our drain was completely clogged with my hair. I’m with you…I have NO idea how I’m not bald because the amount of hair that ends up in the bathroom after I shower and dry it is ridiculous!

  8. August 18, 2011 8:49 am

    Omg, my hair falls out in clumps. Especially if I’ve worn it curly for a few days. The mess that is my bathroom after straightening it is awful. It’s awfuL!

  9. August 18, 2011 8:57 am

    Kelly this is awesome — I shed like CRAZY!!! My sink gets clogged all the time — Jason has to clean out the shower drain all the time too.

    My sisters are all that way too, I remember growing up listening to my dad whine about all the hair all over the bathroom!

  10. August 18, 2011 9:03 am

    I am a HUGE shedder, my husband and I argue over who sheds more! But unlike you… the bathrooms are my favorite rooms to clean. I see the biggest difference when I clean them, and I have my formula down for what order I do things in, and I’m pretty speedy at it. I get in there and attack them.

    Laundry on the other hand…

    • August 18, 2011 9:27 am

      Oh don’t get me started on laundry…ha…my husband finally gave up and now just does his own. Smart man! πŸ™‚

  11. August 18, 2011 9:18 am

    So one area of my body that I lucked out in was the hair shedding. I don’t shed much at all. And if I do, you cannot see it because my hair is so light (& so thin!).
    As for the cleaning, honestly I don’t mind it. Craig is like you though with the bathrooms. He HATES cleaning the bathrooms. Needless to say, that’s become one of my ‘duties.’ πŸ™‚
    I cannot stand ironing though…I would much rather clean the entire house before I iron one shirt.

    • August 18, 2011 9:29 am

      I am not a good ironer either. In fact today my skirt is so wrinkled it is borderline embarrasing but that still didn’t motivate me enough to get our the ironing board. I feel ya!

  12. lowandbhold permalink
    August 18, 2011 9:39 am

    My shedding hair is the bane of my existence. It’s everywhere. All the time! It breaks vacuum, it ends up in the fridge, it’s crazy. I consider shaving my head at least once a week.

  13. August 18, 2011 9:52 am

    I shed MASSIVE amounts of hair. I completely understand! It actually pisses my husband off. He cleans it up though, but bitches! I’m like ugh… would you rather me shave my head? It is what it is!

  14. August 18, 2011 10:24 am

    Brent is always commenting on my hair – it’s on the floor, in the shower, in his underwear (ha) – everywhere! I clean my brush before I use it and after I blow dry it, plus grab it off the floor – every day – and somehow it’s still everywhere! It’s SICK! HA!

  15. August 18, 2011 10:25 am

    I dont mind cleaning the kitchen, but everything else I like to avoid until I cant anymore. Yesterday, I think I pulled 5 pounds of hair out of my sink drain. It was disgusting, and I still cant figure out how Im not completely bald. I also found a spider that built a web in between a pile of my hair and the bath tub. That was upsetting.

  16. August 18, 2011 10:32 am

    Gag! Cleaning up my hair off the bathroom floor, from drains, and my brush makes me gag every stinking time. Blaah.

  17. August 18, 2011 11:16 am

    Kelly you are definitely not the only one with this problem I HATE cleaning. Simply hate it. My husband would love if I did it more (as he’s a bit of a neat freak) but he married me as I am.

    Sometimes I do get motivated to do a big clean but only once every couple months πŸ˜›

  18. August 18, 2011 12:29 pm

    oooo my hair is EVERYWHERE around my apt but the bathtub drain!? The worst! Thank goodness my hubby will clean it out bc I won’t touch it! I HATE cleaning the bathroom! Give me any other room and I”m fine but the bathroom!? No thank you!

  19. August 18, 2011 12:31 pm

    I hate cleaning the baseboards or the floor around the toilet. Other than that I don’t mind cleaning the bathroom. I love a fresh clean no-smelly-boy-smelling bathroom.

    I’ll be your room mate πŸ™‚

  20. Krissie J permalink
    August 18, 2011 1:16 pm

    I HATE cleaning the bathroom. HATE HATE H-A-T-E H8 it! I don’t know how I can wipe everything down and still have stuff to clean off. On top of that, after everything is scrubbed I have to dry it all off or its a wet mess for hours. UGH!

  21. Jesika Kerby Jewell permalink
    August 18, 2011 2:57 pm

    I love your blog Kelly! I stay home with my kids and I try to keep the house pretty clean but the bathrooms maybe get cleaned once a month! I hate cleaning bathrooms with everything in me! I totally understand!

  22. August 19, 2011 6:11 am

    I have the SAME problem! I swear it’s worse because my hair is long right now. I hate it and it seems like it’s everywhere!

  23. August 19, 2011 5:12 pm

    I so with you. I hate cleaning. I would rather do just about anything else besides clean. It totally overwhelms me and I just get caught up with all the cleaning I need to do. I do however feel like I am on top of the world when I pull it off and do clean something, anything within my home.

  24. August 20, 2011 12:26 am

    With the amount of hair I lose each day I’m also amazed I’m not bald. Sometimes it scares me!

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