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|View Poll Results: What embarrasses you when you have a visitor?|
|More than one or two toys out of place||3||20.00%|
|A few papers or books on surfaces||14||93.33%|
|Piles of paper or books on surfaces||148||100.00%|
|More than one dirty coffee cup||49||100.00%|
|More than one meal of dirty dishes||155||100.00%|
|More than one day of dirty dishes||159||100.00%|
|Clean, cluttered benches||44||100.00%|
|Benches with dried on old food||170||100.00%|
|Dirty clothes scattered||195||100.00%|
|Clean clothes (in baskets or wherever)||56||100.00%|
|Slightly dirty bathroom||154||100.00%|
|Really dirty bathroom||174||100.00%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll|
it seems I am embarrassed by most of this and it can take less than a day for my house to end up pretty messy/dirty. So if it's on the messy side my one minute scramble is to hide any clothes, stacks of papers and dirty dishes, clear and wipe the counters, sweep the kitchen floor (no guarantee it makes it into the garbage) and wipe bathroom surfaces. Whew!
ETA cool question inspired by Limabean - you have one minute warning, what do you do?
Mom of Many
Three big girls (10) + (almost 9!);
One little boy (6) and a full on toddler (8/12) born with TAPVR (repaired at 6 days old).
Having lots of dirty dishes. My kitchen is small with almost no counterspace, so if it's covered over in dishes . . . ugh. With a 1 minute warning I would condense them as best I could, put big items in the oven and make sure at least one half of the sink was clear because it looks better that way.
Spray pledge (furniture polish) in the air, put the hoover in the middle of the floor, the plug in the sink, add some washing up liquid and start the tap running. Then boil the kettle and greet them with the apology that you're in the middle of cleaning up from the weekend but it's lovely to see them anyway. Tea?
If possible, try and get the bathroom done quickly, and if not, take a quick toilet break.
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