The Act Of Cleaning Is Therapeutic

Unnoticed And Forgotten

To get down and dirty

Scrubbing away those pots and pans to bring back that old shine

Sweeping the floor finding the dust bunnies that are hidden

Washing the windows so we can see for miles

Letting in enormous amounts of light

Organizing a draw that was once messy

Folding clothes that were scattered

Washing the dishes and putting them away in their prospective places

Making sure the kitchen table is neat and pristine

Feeling good even though are muscles ache and we are now physically tired

Looking at the stove and giving it another wipe

Another peek in the refridgerator to make sure everything is in order

Throwing out anything old or cleaning any spills that have been made

Now heading for the showers

Like playing baseball in the big leagues after a winning game

The satisfaction of a job well done


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Lee Tea 3 years ago from Erie, PA

I definitely rest my head better at night when my housework is done for the day - dishes are done, laundry's put away, and the coffee pot's set for the next day. Each night when I finish cleaning up after dinner, I light a candle in the kitchen window - reminds me I've put my hours in, my work here's done, and I can rest cozy now. When I'm really upset about something, to the point that I can't or don't want to talk about it, I clean and clean. I appreciate this - thanks for writing :)


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Lee Tea I love the idea of lighting a candle. To enjoy all the good times after all the work is done. Thanx so much for reading and sharing your day.


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

You are so right. There is this feeling of having won the big game after doing house cleaning. Loved this poem. V+++

Happy Friday!

Kim


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annart 3 years ago from SW England

Yes, how good it feels when you've made everything look clean and tidy and you know you've got more room for it all, in my case more room in the wardrobe! Lately we've been sorting and minimalising our possessions and that's really therapeutic. You also find things you'd forgotten you had and you can spend hours going through old photos instead of carrying on with the housework! Great hub! Ann


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

ocfireflies Now keeping the house clean is a lot easier since all the hard work is all done.annart More time for relaxing in a nice clean room enjoying pictures and the fresh air through out the house.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.


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Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

Oh, this is SO, SO excellent! I've been so disgusted with the clutter in my writing room - the paper trail throughout the home of a writer, not to mention the famous dust bunnies that I think have feet! You are SO right...there is nothing like clarity in our home to turn it into a palace.

Voted up, useful and awesome! Blessings, Sparklea ;)


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Sparklea I know it won't be long before you have a writing room neat and clean again. A place to relax and let your thoughts fly.Thanx for reading and sharing. We all go through messy times but soon we come to our senses and back to the home that we love.Have a beautiful weekend.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Hi DREAM ON what a wonderful read and oh yes how right you are cleaning is indeed so very therapeutic. Voted up and wishing you a great weekend.

Eddy.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Eiddwen I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest.Looking around and seeing a clean room.Thanx for reading and sharing.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

So very true. With all of my work on the Internet some things have been neglected. Thank you you have inspired an energetic cleaning which will soon be coming up.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee All things in moderation. I love technology but it still can't replace a good old fashion house cleaning. Keeping the things we love neat and clean and giving away things we no longer need to someone else who might enjoy them as much as us. Moving on to a brighter and bigger future. Thanx for the lovely read and comment.


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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Hi dream-on

Quite frequently not much is needed to make oneself satisfied and happy. You've made quite a list opportunity to it.

Voted interesting


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Michael-Milec Taking care of the things I have and finding new ways to make my life more enjoyable. Bringing out the pleasure that is hidden in all my sweet memories. Making life less crazy and more refined. Thank you for your support and help. Have a great day.


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Awesome! That's exactly what I was doing this morning. I washed the house and the dogs! LOL


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Craftytothecore It feels so good when we open the windows and smell the fresh air throughout our clean home. Now we can relax and enjoy. Thank you so much for reading.


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

Acknowledging cleaning in a poetic way is awesome. I hate doing it but this motivates me to focus on the cathartic nature of it. I always feel better when I clean up, my head feels clearer. Thanks for reminding me of the basics, DREAM ON. Voted up and awesome.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Janshares The whole feeling of things organized and in order helps me think clearer.I am able to tackle other projects with the same efficiency. Thank you for your insight.

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