One of the curses of working from home is that people assume that you have all the time in the world because you are At Home.
As an example, I have the absolute nicest landlord in the world.
But, he is also the most persnikity about cleanliness.
Generally, my house is somewhat, er, untidy.
Especially now as I have been spending 12 – 16 hour days working on my blogs.
Don’t get me wrong, my house is not nasty.
Dishes are not allowed to pile up all over the house.
All laundry must be contained in one designated area.
The kids have their assigned chores that must be done prior to logging on to the internet.
However, clean clothes may sit on the bed for a day or two after being washed.
I may have pulled back from mopping the floor everyday to just once per week.
I’m thinking he may be more lenient if he thought that I left the house to work 12 – 16 hours per day.
The work at home curse is that every one assumes that you are at home.
Ie…At home to take their call.
…At home to tidy up.
….At home for a pop in visit.
The reality is that I work more than someone who works for The Man.
Other than other wahers, the only ones who could feel my pain are those who are starting a brick and mortar business.
But, at least then you would get some sympathy for the hours that you put in.
Or, at the very least, they would know that you are not At Home.
By the way, after waking up at 5 am and doing what I felt was a somewhat thorough cleaning job…
After bleaching the kitchen down so strongly that I had to not only leave the room, but the house entirely…
The landlord simply remarked that my home was “ok but cluttered”.
Will the ladies of How Clean Is Your House be shuttering in absolute horror if they walked through your door?