What is interesting about cleaning?
June 20, 2010 8:12 PM Subscribe
Calling everyone who gets easily bored. How do you clean your house? How do you cook?
posted by salvia to Home & Garden (52 answers total) 75 users marked this as a favorite
I think this is a fairly simple question. Those of you who have trouble dealing with too much unstructured time especially alone, those of you who get easily bored and tend to fill time by jumping on the internet -- how do you clean your house? how do you cook?
I pay my bills. I go jogging. I hang out alone with myself on long car drives. I analyze long detailed documents at work. I just cannot bring myself to spend time alone cleaning or cooking. Almost immediately, I feel bored and lonely. About the only thing that works is cleaning while I'm on the phone, but if nobody's home on the other end, I'm out of luck. My place is almost always kind of a mess.
Today, my only goal was to clean up my house, but what actually happened was that I'd spend ten minutes cleaning and then find myself back on Metafilter. I need to spend a few days really getting this place in shape, so I really need to somehow clean for longer stretches.
Do you have any strategies to suggest? Have you overcome this?