Thursday, January 13, 2011

Question..

These clean modern rooms really appeal to me.
Especially after being snowed in with my children for the past 3 days (scary).

I wish my house was as clean as these homes look.

I used to think my house was messy/dirty because I lived with the 3 little pigs.


Now I think my home may have been built on top of an ancient Indian dust bowl. I was a History major in college. I know about these things.



Is it just me or do you constantly fight with dust?
Do you have to dust,sweep or vacuum everyday?
Or are we an unusually dusty family?

Pictures from: Decorpad

30 comments:

  1. Everyday. We have 3 adults, a dog and 1 cat in a very small house.

    Perhaps there are 3 little pigs up in the attic. I'm off to check.

    jane

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  2. Um, I only have one baby and a dog and my house at the end of the day looks like a fraternity party went on all day. My poor baby is crawling and his outfits are always blck and gray at the end of the day because my floors are so dirty! Ugh I want to go live in those clean houses!

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  3. I could dust 8 times a day and never be dust free.

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  4. I have given up the fight. You should too. I think it was Erma Bombeck who said on your death bed you will never wish you had cleaned your house more.

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  5. I just don't know where it all comes from. In the morning when I walked downstairs and the sun is shining in every single surface is covered in dust and lets not even talk about all the dust I can see in that stream of sunlight just by walking. I wonder if we can only see our own dust because I never see this much in anybody else's house.

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  6. I'm right there with you. I always think maybe I need to change my air filters, but can that possibly be the problem? I like your dust bowl theory - maybe I'll try to float that theory. My two kids, two dogs, and cat (and husband) probably contribute too. Especially my dirty dogs!

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  7. We have the 2 story foyer and great room and all that light pours in-and tons of dust! And if you run a cloth along the baseboards, there's so much cat here, I could make a little kitten-one of my pet peeves!!

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  8. YES! i just got new hardwoods and thought it would be easier to maintain but sadly, its worse! and its just me living there will a little doggie - sooo frustrating!

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  9. yes, constantly. i have black floors and 2 kids, and one dog....constant dust! but I love them and my floors, and yes, i have white furniture,too! (they have slips that are washable! thank god!

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  10. We have 2 adults, 3 dogs and a cat and I could dust and vacuum twice a day and there would still be more fur balls and dust to clean up. I do, however, believe that Wilmington is the dustiest place I have ever lived and that contributes to it!! Karin

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  11. I'm with Appletree and Erma. I mean, yes, I am constantly fighting dust, and I always will be. And so are those houses in the pictures!! xo

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  12. Beautiful picks. yes we could have our homes look this neat.

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  13. We have dust, more so in the winter when the forced air heat is on. We try to keep the furnace filter clean, had the ducts cleaned and it's better. Swiffer dusters definitely help! And those inspiration shots are probably just as dusty, they just dusted before the pics were taken!! :)

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  14. ha ha ha sissy. i think the same thing every time i look at magazines. particularly when the photos are of a home where young kiddos live! how DO they make it so clean and pretty? same way they make all those women so shiny and pretty in fashion magazines. makeup magic and photoshop! people have told me if we took our shoes off at the door and didn't wear them in the house, that'd cut dirt and dust A LOT. but geez, i can't fathom walking around shoe-less on my dirty, dusty, dog-hairy floors!
    Cheers,
    Beth

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  15. So glad to know I'm not the only one. WHERE does all the dust come from??? I'll be dreaming about these clean rooms too!

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  16. I just clean the entire house once a week (it's just me and my husband), and that's that! We have lots of low sunlight coming in... which makes dust soooo visible, but I stopped seeing it, hahaha. Also..., did you know that lots of dust in a home is from skin we shed, oh my!!!

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  17. I spend all my time worrying about the dog hair in my house, so I probably barely notice the dust.
    Hmmm, that's bad.

    Thanks so much for your comments on my DD post, I'm still excited even today!

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  18. It is a battle that I can never win. I have to look past the dust sometimes to keep my sanity. Everything gets a once a week wipe-down and I try to not cry when it looks like I haven't touch anything a half a day after I have just cleaned!

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  19. yes, I have to sweep everyday.my post for tomorrow lines up with this, ha!

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  20. Trust me its not just you...its everyone who really LIVES in a house. Its a full time job in every respect and when you have kids then add the pets..bingo! Recipe for lots of dust. My mom used to say that dust is a sign of a happy home because it means we are all too busy in our lives to take care of it...I loved her positive spin on everything just to make me feel better when I was busy raising three little boys, one big boy (my husband) and a dog who behaved like he was a 6 week old puppy!
    Very cute blog..please visit mine if you can, its new and about the bulding of our new home and my love for decor and lifes beautiful things. Thanks!
    www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

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  21. Dust...dog hair....a kitchen counter that will not stay clutter free! Rats.

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  22. It is just one constant cycle of cleaning! The dirt bothers me, but the clutter drives me crazy!

    Lori
    Lorimayinteriors.com

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  23. Dust yup! I just dust once a week or if someone happens to be coming over. I could do it everyday but what's the point. It's a battle I know I'm not going to win.
    Sometimes I think I plan events just so I can get motivated to do a "super clean".

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  24. Hahaha! After having earned my own history degree in college too, I appreciate this post ;-)

    Much love,
    Future Mama
    http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

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  25. I think of myself as a crazy clean person when it comes to my house, but I swear even with one dusting/vacuuming of our apartment a week there are STILL dust balls the size of small children that end up in the corners and under the bed. Like where does all this come from??

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  26. Sissy- Do you have to dust,sweep or vacuum everyday?

    I'm told dirt and dust doesn't show up well in photographs. That's what I remember a photographer telling a friend who was having her studio photographed for a mag article.

    So, there you have it! Believe it or not, those homes COULD be very dirty!

    Loretta

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  27. I feel better now. When I was single, and had no dogs, my apartment was perfect. It was! I'm a kind of clean freak.
    But with a husband (who is really just like a 200 lb baby) and four dogs, I could clean every day. But I don't. I think I just overlook it a little more. Call me lazy.

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  28. No, I have dust and constantly pick up crumbs from my little ones "snacks". It's insane.

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  29. I saw this post and it reminded me that I needed to dust. I did, yesterday. Today, I swear, you would have never known and I used Pledge and everything.

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  30. we don't even have kids yet and i feel like the dust is taking over our lives! the worst part is when i finish sweeping (one of my least favorite chores to begin with...) and immediately spot a dust bunny. bummer! i'm glad i'm not the only dust bowl resident though!

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