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Daily Prompt: Odd Couple

Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?

I make no secret of it, I am a hopeless housekeeper. The creative part of keeping a home, I can do standing on my head. I love to cook.  I dislike the clearing up but tolerate it as a necessary evil. The routine nature of housework otherwise makes me wish to weep. I find it soul-destroying. Back in the days when my mother was still speaking to me I had at least to keep things in reasonable condition, or I’d have been given what-for. Since I was liberated from her control, well… things have just gone to pot, and especially so since I began to live the life of a hermit in rural Scotland. Visitors just don’t happen these days, so I have no incentive to hire a JCB and move the muck.

Even if I could afford a housekeeper (which would be nice) I would not wish my home in tip-top order. A tidy house makes me feel very ill at ease. I like things comfortably shabby and nicely disordered. Books should be arrayed about me and not lined up neatly, and unread, upon a shelf… you know?

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  6. Daily Prompt: Odd Couple | The Gozum Show
  7. Squeaky Clean? | Stuphblog
  8. Display Duality | Daily Prompt: Odd Couple | likereadingontrains
  9. What Would You Do If Lucifer Visited Your Home? | The Jittery Goat
  10. All Things | paul scribbles
  11. Daily Prompt: Odd Couple | szantoanna76
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  13. Cleaning and Company | The Nameless One
  14. DP – Odd Couple | Life With Pink Princesses
  15. Albert is on my Side « Fly for Icarus
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  17. Daily Prompt: Odd Couple | Basically Beyond Basic
  18. Daily Prompt: Odd Couple | The Blogging Path
  19. Daily Prompt: Chaos Theory | One Starving Activist
  20. Hoarding gives me the Heebie-jeebies | polysyllabic profundities
  21. Itchy fingers | Head full of Fluff
  22. Artistically Messy vs. Squeaky Clean | Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness
  23. Spring Cleaning! | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  24. Daily Prompt: Odd Couple: Do my dishes, Oh! | Reviewer Rose
  25. Daily Prompt: Odd Couple | My Atheist Blog
  26. Messy? | jaycee68
  27. A solution to the Mess | Whisks & Chopsticks
  28. Daily Prompt: Odd Couple | General Brain Dump
  29. The Odd Couple | A Sign Of Life
  30. Daily Prompt: Odd Couple | Amanda’s Blog
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  32. Odd couple | Taking time, making time
  33. A little dust never hurt anybody | Chasing Rabbit Holes
  34. Oddly | Tommia’s Tablet
  35. Daily Prompt: Odd Couple: Clean | This and That
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  37. Daily Prompt: a messy place | Lynne McAennyl
  38. Clean or Messy? | shatteringlove
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