Adam@Home by Rob Harrell for February 27, 2024

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    seanfear  3 months ago

    well … they have a point!

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    SHIVA  3 months ago

    We used to do the same thing when our family doctor was going to make a house visit!!!

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    snsurone76  3 months ago

    Not an unreasonable request. Who can dust or vacuum with people’s junk scattered all over the place?

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    snsurone76  3 months ago

    There was a funny article in MAD Magazine—an advertisement for someone to straighten up one’s home before the cleaning woman arrived!! LOL

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    Enter.Name.Here  3 months ago

    She is a CLEANER, not a picker-upper. She removes dirt and grunge, not socks and Legos.

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    diazch408  3 months ago

    Laura, that is a strong point against your move.

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    montymiff  3 months ago

    When they charge by the hour, you clear the decks so they can get right to the tough jobs you don’t feel like doing…like floors, sinks, whatever. Saves money and the place looks great when you get home.

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    Eric Thom Premium Member 3 months ago

    My mother always said the same thing. We tried to explain to her but it never worked.

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    nosirrom  3 months ago

    If you’re tidying up how much longer does it take to clean?

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    markkahler52  3 months ago

    The point is moot…

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    j_m_kuehl  3 months ago

    If you don’t want it, leave it out, won’t be a problem next week.

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    Just-me  3 months ago

    She’s hiring someone to clean, not a servant.

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    Doug K  3 months ago

    You don’t want someone else to see how bad it really is.

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    Steverino Premium Member 3 months ago

    You want to clean up before the cleaner comes so you don’t get embarrased by the cleaner because the house is too dirty.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Adam is a child!

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    ladykat  3 months ago

    The child does.

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    jconnors3954  3 months ago

    That was my wife!

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    Lennia Machen Premium Member 3 months ago

    Ha… just tell the kids that the cleaner will put everyone’s stuff that is left out into this one big trash can, and if you want anything that is in it, you will find the can in the garage. That would be enough to say.

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    cuzinron47  3 months ago

    You don’t want to get a bad Yelp review by the cleaning lady.

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    cuzinron47  3 months ago

    Actually I’m the same way, that’s why I haven’t hired a cleaning service.

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    She’s paid by the hour. If she has to stay longer because she cannot get to the floor to clean it, it will cost money. If she moves the kid’s stuff, he’ll complain when he cannot find it. It makes PERFECT sense.

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    1JennyJenkins  3 months ago

    There is a big difference between what a cleaner does and what a servant does, that’s for sure. Adam is mistaking the person who would come in once a week or twice a month for a daily servant or two…With him around they’ve probably needed a live-in staff, since Laura was up 24/7 picking up after all of them…

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    sallyseckman  3 months ago

    Yeah if you hire a cleaner what’s the point of cleaning before hand?

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    crazeekatlady  3 months ago

    My mon told us to clean up once. If we didn’t then the “Kangaroo” would clean, and we had to pay to get our not put away things back. School books cost 10 cents, library books 10 cents, toys 5 cents. Our allowances were 25 cents a week, and 15 had to go to savings. We learned very quickly to put things away when asked.

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    h.v.greenman  3 months ago

    There is a difference between “tidy” and “clean”

    For example: I keep my apartment tidy, as in everything where it belongs, laundry etc. HOWEVER due to mobility issues I have problems with dusting, and mopping, so once a month I have the apartment complex’s cleaning service come in to do those.

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    jbruins84341  3 months ago

    You wouldn’t want the housekeeper to think you lived in a dirty house.

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    Cactus-Pete  3 months ago

    No, she did not say to clean so she can clean. Pay attention next time.

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    raybarb44  3 months ago

    The room has to be organized as to where items are to go. Cleaning the room would be her job…..

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    brick10  3 months ago

    Or “Linda the Cleaner” can put things away where SHE thinks they should go.

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    Old Time Tales Premium Member 3 months ago

    “I charge $20 an hour. $25 if the place is dirty. $30 if the place is dirty and you don’t want me to talk about you to the other clients.

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    fej  3 months ago

    There’s a difference between a cleaner and a maid.

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    Ukko wilko  3 months ago

    One of my daughters has maid service. She always gives her house “a little touch up” before they arrive to clean.

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    Nicole ♫ ⊱✿ ◕‿◕✿⊰♫ Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s like brushing your teeth before going to the dentist for your cleaning.

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    love2cook  3 months ago

    I’m not cleaning before the cleaning!

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