Growing up, we had a pretty clean house. My mom was very diligent at keeping everything neat and in order. We accused her being a neat-freak, but she wasn't OCD or anything about it. We had to do our chores every week. She taught us how to clean everything properly. But I think she skipped the whole daily picking up lesson. Either that or my teenage brain forgot to record it. I would rather deep clean that just surface clean any day. I'm terrible about just picking up as I go.
Now that I am grown up (I'm still in denial about this particular issue), my house just isn't as clean. I keep wishing that somehow the house will just be clean. That magically I will wake up and it will all be picked up. No such luck. Did someone forget to hire me a magical cleaning fairy? I thought they just showed up. Well, I need one desperately! So if you know any fairies (I'll even take elves at this point) that are looking for employment, send them my way. I don't pay well, and there is a lot of work to be done, so I'm hoping a job well done will be reward enough. Let me know if you know anyone.