Here's a question for you to answer. Ready? Gonna tell the truth?
What's the one spot in your home that would embarrass you terribly if an acquaintance saw it?
I'll be the first to be brave and answer my own question.
Under the bathroom sink.
Okay, you wouldn't find any skeletons or shameful secret things there. Just the usual. You know, toilet bowl brush and cleaner, plunger, sponge for cleaning the sink, bottle of Windex, roll of paper towels, shower stall cleaner spray bottle, small bottle of Ivory liquid soap used for washing out my unmentionables in the sink, etc.
But how often do I pull everything out and clean the floor?
The answer is not nearly often enough. As I happened to (really) look under there this morning I thought, yep, that would be my most embarrassing spot.
But wait. Nope. Maybe there is somewhere else that is . . . dum-da-dum-dum . . . worse.
Ooooh, ya. Under. our. king-size. bed.
What could be there that would be embarrassing, you ask?
Eight boxes of flooring that we purchased and planned on installing on the bedroom floor. Maybe six years ago? Okay, eight. Two big rolls of the foam underlayment for same floor installation.
A box of candles of all assorted shapes and sizes. A box of packages of assorted construction paper. A box of tissue paper. What? You don't store these things under your bed?
A box of my mother's cookbooks I brought home with me when we cleared out her apartment after her death. In 1997.
A scale. Which I have not stepped foot on for somewhere around ten years. Why? I'm petrified thinking of what I would be forced to face if I did.
Two storage tote boxes of my husband's shoes which will be in very good condition for the rest of his life. Because I think there are only two pairs that I've seen him pull out and wear on rare occasions since he retired eleven years ago.
But the really embarrassing thing that is under the bed is the herd of rapidly multiplying dust bunnies. I obviously clean under there less frequently than I do under the bathroom sink.
Now it's your turn. What is the spot in your home you would least want a (snoopy) guest to see? Tell the truth. I'll keep it as our little secret and won't share it with anyone else. (Hee-hee.)
10 hours ago