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Do you clean your house before a party?

Like really clean. I make sure the bathroom is clean, no toys or junk laying around, sweep the kitchen floor. I don't mop before the party and if I don't vacuum before, then I don't. I do a pretty heavy cleaning after the party. Waht about you?


Asked by JenE1098 at 8:45 PM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Ummm... of course. I am not a neat freak by any means, and I hate housecleaning in general, but I ALWAYS clean before having people over!
    One thing though, I have tried to cut back on stressing over the state of the house, I think was was an Erma Bombeck quote that taught me that, it was something about wishing she had worried less about having a clean house and invited more people over. So I try to let it go if I can't get to it without stressing a lot. That way I can be rested and enjoy my event, and also put more energy into the food etc.

    Answer by FelipesMom at 8:51 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • i clean everything extra good before and after the party. i don't like people coming over if the house doesn't look great (especially people i don't see very often).

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:46 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Yes, I all out clean my house before having a bunch of people over.

    Answer by missanc at 8:46 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I clean, clean and clean some more. I can't help myself but do that before anyone come over. Then I clean a ton after people leace. I am just a cleaner.

    Answer by Melbornj at 8:47 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Yes, I heavy clean before and after the party.

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 8:48 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Yep, full clean before and as necessary after.

    Answer by onethentwins at 8:50 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Its so absurd, but yes, I clean like a maniac before a party. The house looks pristine when they walk in, only to be trashed in a flash, lol. FWIW, my house NEVER looks as good as those 10 minutes just before a party =) But I will say, that at least having the clean slate makes the clean up after easier. Did I mention that my house is trashed right now and we are having people over on Saturday? Let the fun begin....vacume, mop, dust, straighten, organize, cook, yardwork, blah blah blah....

    Answer by gramsmom at 8:51 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Yes, I clean the house unless it's just my parents coming over. Other than that, yes, I am pretty anal about having ppl over and my house is a mess.

    Answer by Sue41 at 8:53 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • YES! I'm a Freak when people are coming over- LOL

    Answer by daisyb at 9:00 PM on Aug. 5, 2010