A to Z Challenge: Visitors

This post is part of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year my theme is simply, "things I know." Some posts will be informational, some about life lessons, some about things I've learned as an author/blogger.

The purpose of having visitors is to get the house clean.
This is what mom used to tell us about having friends come to stay. We'd whine about the cleaning necessary to prepare the house for their arrival, and she'd say, "My mom always told us that the purpose of having visitors is to get the house clean!" And we'd whine and whine, but we'd do it. I think we were afraid that if we didn't get it clean enough we wouldn't get to have the visitors. 

Now, as a home owner (and an adult?) I have come to pretty thoroughly appreciate this sentiment. Having the house clean is soothing to me, and when we make sure to clean top to bottom before having people over the cleanliness of the house is one less thing to worry about. It lets me enjoy our visitors without fretting about the house. 

My whole family is coming to visit next week, so guess what we're doing this weekend? Yuuup... Cleaning ALL the things!

What are y'all doing this weekend?


  1. The only thing that motivates me to clean the house thoroughly is having visitors, too.

    I always panic when an unexpected guest suddenly shows up...

    This weekend, I am enjoying taking a walk, working on a new sewing project, and creating new blog posts.

    Have a great weekend.


  2. That is the truth! The best inspiration for cleaning my house comes from impending visitors.
    This summer I am going to clean up my website. Hopefully visitors will come.

  3. One thing I'm not doing is turning on my computer. It's going to get a nice long Sunday rest. My mom always said, "We either have to have a party or burn the house down." We chose party and the work to put things right. Arrrg. Hate cleaning.

  4. So true. When company comes calling, the house gets cleaned. Then I am too tired to clean afterward. Its all a big circle effect. LOL.
    Katy Did

    Life's Ride In Between

  5. I used to be a complete neat freak. Now, not so much. I'd rather write than clean. However, I still have a clean house. It's just not white glove clean anymore.
    Precious Monsters

  6. When I was younger my parents used to tell me the house needed to be clean if we were having visitorsand I always said that they were coming to see us, not the house so they wouldn't care

    Now I'm grown up and have a place of my own, everything has to been clean and tidy if someone's coming round.


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