The Shame of Dirty Dishes

After coming home to discover that I had not a single clean plate left in my apartment, and convincing myself that the spoon actually did move under the control of the creeping mold that had grown to encase it, I could only do the one thing that I could think of: call for help! For weeks now I was aware that I was going to have to do something so when I contacted a friend to put me in touch with someone he knew who does apartment cleaning in Westchester County NY, I was a little embarrassed that I had allowed it to become so gross.

When they showed up I could not stop myself from apologizing profusely for the state of things. I used to keep a tidy and orderly apartment, truly. Ever since I started back in school I have hardly found the time or the motivation to clean much of anything – I do manage to clean my shower and toilet, two things that I refuse to let become disgusting. But the rest of the apartment was quickly becoming overrun with dust bunnies, dirt and just general human ick that needs to be swept away or sucked into oblivion!

The woman cleaning my apartment was more than generous enough to appear nonplussed regarding the mess despite the obvious state of things. It could have used a deep cleaning weeks ago and in my constant procrastination I had somehow convinced myself that ‘tomorrow’ would be the day that clean. Every day was tomorrow for me! Now I have her coming in once a week to ensure that I don’t do that again. It’s not very expensive but I think having a clean apartment to come back to every day is totally worth any kind of price she might have set.

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