Friday Wisdom – Murphy’s Law of Cleaning

It’s impossible to get one thing clean without getting something else dirty.

More observations next week,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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29 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Murphy’s Law of Cleaning

  1. inesephoto says:

    Unless it was said about clean conscience 😉

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  2. Between 2004 and 2012 we moved every 2 to 3 years, and I became an expert at “instant” cleaning when we were selling a home. Just, for heavens sake, don’t look under the rugt or the couch cushions (if you get my drift…)

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  3. CJ Hartwell says:

    Oh, so you’ve seen how I clean. Dang, is there nothing hidden from you? 😉

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  4. George says:

    I’ll have to pass along that wisdom to my wife…:)

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  5. mitchteemley says:

    In attempting to refute your logic, I find a parallel: It is impossible to exercise one part of my brain without straining another.

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  6. Debra says:

    So true that sometimes I’m tempted to just give up!

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  7. Ha! Reminds me of the Dilbert cartoon where Wally wondered why he should ever have to wash his towels, since when he comes out of the shower he’s theoretically the cleanest thing in the house. So the towels should get cleaner all the time…

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  8. That’s totally true. However, the clothes washer gets those rags clean without getting dirty. A-ha! So there!

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  9. And the corollary to that, Does it really matter?

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  10. Thanks, Andrew. It’s no wonder why I have so many towels to clean…

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  11. lorieb says:

    or seeing something else that needs cleaning, I get so distracted

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  12. Pied Type says:

    Rubanowicz’s Law is my defense for being the slob that I am. Thanks, Ray.

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  13. Ray V. says:

    And then there is always “Rubanowicz’s Law” which states that Murphy was an optimist” Why clean when it will only get dirty again?

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  14. dorannrule says:

    This is unfortunately so true!

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