I go to a lot of people’s houses. A lot. A solid 95% of these clients apologize for how their houses look. They might still have unwashed dishes from that night’s dinner, or the kid toys are strewn all over the floor, or there are literal piles of shoes at the door. It’s time to realize that we are all in the same boat. We all have lives that don’t revolve around cleaning. Most of the time there are more pressing issues to deal with on a day-to-day basis than whether your house is spotless for guests.
I’m no different. Every surface of my house is covered in dog hair. They are like tiny little porcupine spikes that stab into the carpet and never want to release, even with the violent coaxing of the vacuum.
So let’s all stop apologizing for the status of our home. Honestly, I don’t even notice the little things that you point out as your embarrassment.