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Cleaning & Maintenance: The Intro/Scope

Updated: Feb 16, 2022

The nitty-gritty of life at our home. Who our emergency vet is. Where our tax returns are. Passwords, streaming subscriptions, increasingly more and more digital. This shall be interesting for Harald (aka the MA - Mad Austrian). A test in usability and information access - cool.


Not to turn this into a rant against men, or negligent partners/roommates/adult children. HOWEVER. We are lucky enough to have a great cleaning lady, who comes in weekly and focuses on kitchen surfaces, all floors, and bathrooms.

The MA believes that this covers our entire week of cleaning. Yes, really. So, here's some topics for prescribed list for him. Ahem.

  • wipe counters after making food, or loading the dishwasher - a dirty counter does not count as a clean kitchen

  • laundry: it's not just a once a week thing!

  • dogs: we have floors. they have paws. you do the math

  • dishwasher: don't let the dishes build up to where it makes you depressed (or looks like Withnail & I). It will make you sad and you'll eat something from a box or a bag for dinner.


“The fridge has 3 dimensions. Check them out sometime! "
  • dirty clothes have a place, a home if you will. It is not the It is not the back of your work truck. Jus' sayin'

  • be an explorer! go one step further....and explore cycles quick wash and permanent press. Normal! Whites! Think about the possibilities!

  • dirty clothes have a place, a home if you will. It is not the back of your work truck. Jus' sayin'






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