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how to clean the house

(From the Maxine collection by John Wagner. Found on the Facebook page of Your Reason to Laugh.)

What would YOU like to delete today?

Have a good weekend!

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  2. Casey Kay says:

    I would definitely delete the pile of unfolded laundry growing larger by the week in my bedroom. I just can’t seem to get motivated to clean it up when there are a million other things I could be doing with that time.

  3. Works for me, too!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Since one of the subheadings on my blog is “Confessions of a Horrible Housekeeper,” this is absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing, Rachelle.

  5. Emily Sargent says:

    I just want to delete my Writer’s Block. Thoush I did find this delightful bag on Writer’s Digest that says,

    “Writer’s Block: When the little people in your head stop talking.”

  6. Janet says:

    You can’t imagine how much I wish it were that simple. In addition to housework, I would delete preparing tax returns, doing laundry, grocery shopping…and maybe even my day job.

    “Empty Recycle Bin”

  7. Pine pollen! I’m horribly allergic to the stuff, and I live in the southern pine belt. My cat takes great delight in rolling around in the stuff and then rubbing on my face.

    Also, tornadoes. It’s tornado season too and the sirens have already gone off twice this year. Hopefully they will not go off again today.

  8. Peter DeHaan says:

    Today, was a pretty good day. I can’t think of anything that I would have deleted. Thank you, God!

  9. nuku says:

    Racists and people that think their better than the disabled.
    Stalkers…Well, let’s just say all the bad things in life.
    It would be great if it were as simple as pushing delete, wouldn’t it! Bye-bye crud!
    Sorry, anyway, that little picture gave me a laugh. Thanks. If only things were as simple as that.

  10. I would delete leftovers that turn into science projects.

  11. Right click.
    New folder name…”Pimples”.

    Just saved thirty bucks on Proactive.

  12. Sarah Thomas says:

    My first thought was to delete waiting, but the little voice in my head that alternates between my mother and the Holy Spirit says waiting is good for me. So how about we delete all restaurant birthday songs–especially the ones that include hats, bongos and/or loud clapping.

  13. Tiffany says:

    Today I’d like to delete tornadoes.

  14. For all who want to delete housework, I would offer the wisdom I learned from my mother’s example: “If your floor’s not clean enough to eat off, don’t eat off it.”

    (remember to credit, because you WILL pass that on!)

    • Rachelle Gardner says:

      My girlfriend and I used to always say, “The floor isn’t dirty till your feet stick.” Then one day I had to send her a text saying “My feet are sticking!” She told me to clean my floor. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sue Harrison says:

        Oh-oh, Rachelle, My floors are sticky all the time – at all 4 houses. So I’d be happy to delete housework. OH YES! At my house, the guest house, my Dad’s house and my Dad-in-law’s house. AND the laundry!!

  15. I’d like to delete the 40+ mph sustained winds we’re having around here. What they’ve done to my hair makes me look like a badly surprised cat!

  16. Stephanie says:

    Can I delete stupid questions? I’d like that.

  17. Lori says:

    I wish there was a delete button to delete a few pounds. I swear everytime I look at food (mostly chocolate) I put on a few.

  18. WORK!! Then I might have time for housework and writing…ha ha!

    Great post. Made me chuckle.

  19. tedra says:

    That was a good one. I wish i’d read it before I cleaned my house today.

  20. Um, this is what I am doing RIGHT NOW.

  21. Bret Draven says:

    I would like to delete the “delete” button all together, and rename it appropriately; the sh*t-can button!

  22. jeffo says:

    If only it was that easy!

  23. Lori says:

    I love this cartoon. I would like to delete housework too!

  24. Reba says:

    I would love to delete my housework. :0/

    Have a good weekend Rachelle.

  25. I would like to delete all the query declinations I have saved. sigh…

  26. Rachel says:

    Monday in Chardon, Ohio. Pray for our kids, please.

  27. Nancy Petralia says:

    Love it.

    What would I like to delete? Going to the gym. Are arm muscles REALLY as important as brain muscles?

    Happy weekend everyone.

  28. Bo says:

    Currently staring at a 14-page editorial review for my mss. I don’t want to delete it because it’s really quite brilliant – but the thought of making all those changes in six weeks makes gives me hives. Is there such a thing as Editing Deadlines Disorder? I would delete that.

  29. Jeanne T says:

    Like someone above said, I’d love to delete self-doubt. Oh, and food allergies. Oh, to eat cheese again.

  30. Oh, Lord, Please delete all my failures.
    Actually, I am pretty successful at housework and frugality, but I wouldn’t mind letting go of those, also.

  31. I thought I was the only one who did that. Go figure.

  32. Iโ€™m at the far end of blank today.

    They said it all, it went away.

    Just like a broken glass on the floor.

    Itโ€™s gone. Wont hold water any more.

    Give it up, let it have a rest.

    Close it down. Turn it off. Itโ€™s what is best.

    All the ones and zeros will bounce around all night.

    The ghost in the machine says itโ€™s all right.

    Make that pledge about tomorrows plan

    Let my dreams point the way and

    when I open up my little MacBook

    I donโ€™t just fart around on Facebook.

    “Far End of Blank”
    by Joan Crow Cimyotte

  33. Josh C. says:


  34. Ann Bracken says:

    I want to delete my gray hair. Well, not the hair, that would be bad, just its color choice.

  35. 1985. My hair and fashion options..eeek!

  36. Sandie Bricker says:

    MY TAX BILL!!! Oh, that I could delete my tax bill. ๐Ÿ™

  37. No name credit for the illustrator’s artwork used in this post?
    what’s up with that?
    This is why there are copyright laws.
    They apply to all mediums not just writing.

    • Rachelle Gardner says:

      I included two places where it says, “Found on the website of Your Reason to Laugh” and there are two places to click through to that website where I found it. There’s no name on the artwork itself but I should have found it an included it. I updated the post to include it.

  38. Artemis Grey says:

    Hmm, I’m one of those realistic optimists who finds good results even in things I don’t like, but I’d say that I would like to delete Celiacs disease.

    This is a very selfish choice. I’m facing a diagnosis of Celiacs and for the love of God I’m Irish/Italian and MY WORLD REVOLVES AROUND BREAD!!! Seriously (no need to reassure me, I *know* people survive without bread and that there are lots of yummy recipes) if I never get to eat pie dough, or bread dough again my life will be lessened by the lack of it.

    So delete Celiacs. Heck, delete all malabsorption diseases. That is all *opens new browser to stare at pictures of bread*

    • Rachelle Gardner says:

      Oh, that’s awful! Let’s delete celiacs’ for sure. If it doesn’t work, maybe we could delete your love of bread?

      • Artemis Grey says:

        I’d take that, if I can’t get rid of the Celiacs itself.

        I’ve always sworn that I could live solely off of bread and cheese. I mean, it can still be bread and cheese, I’ll just have to make the bread myself (or move to a large city where bakeries might carry gluten free breads)

        *fumbles with oven mitts and tries to figure out which button turns the stove on* I mean, miners used to cook biscuits in wood cook stoves… while they were out doing other stuff… right? ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Artemis: I’m not sure if you have a Trader Joe’s Market in your neck of the woods, but they have some fabulous gluten free options – especially breads! (And no, I don’t work for them – just know several friends in the same boat!) I’ll link the gluten free page. (Fingers crossed – I’m a little tech impaired.)

          • Artemis Grey says:

            Oh SNAP I love Trader Joe’s!!! There’s one roughly a half hour from me, and a Whole Foods about a half hour in the opposite direction, so it’s safe to say that I will survive, despite myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jennifer Major says:

      I am aware that you know about the endless recipes out there, but if you like chocolate (I can quit whenever I want!) there are all kinds of flourless cakes that are quite good and won’t knock you for a loop. Google “chocolate pate”. Uh huh.

    • Jeanne T says:

      Artemis, I’ve walked this road (gluten sednsitivity, not celiac). I promise, there is hope on the other end of the shock of the diagnosis. And there’s even good food. I’m with you though, let’s delete celiac!

      • Artemis Grey says:

        Thanks Jean! It’s great to hear someone say that. I’m crossing my fingers for wheat sensitivity rather than celiacs. The final blood work/tests will come back in the next couple of weeks. Thankfully, I’ve got a couple of friends with Crones (never thought I’d be thankful that they had it) and so I’ve already got support and people I can turn to regardless of whether it’s celiacs or sensitivity, since either involve nearly the exact same treatment.

  39. That might just work for me, lol. Thanks! Have a great weekend, Rachelle!

  40. Jennifer Major says:

    I’d delete the negative press and that is heaped upon the humble cocoa bean! Okay, it’s a BEAN people! That means it’s a vegetable, right? If you can mush up carrots and call that ‘baby food’ why can’t you mush up cocoa beans (and sugar and butter) and yell “yeah baby!” and eat it? So what if you have to hide the wrappers in the glove box of your minivan! And after you might eat some carefully wrapped vegetable by-product, you can take the advice from Mr Buss and hit the # key!

    • Janet says:

      Hallelujah, Jennifer! If coffee beans don’t fit into the vegetable category, then they should have a food group all their own. I suggest calling it “necessities.” We might throw chocolate in that category, too. After all, cocoa (aka cacao)is a bean.

  41. For starters I’d like to delete the tick that bit my child (before the bite, but now I’m messing with time and sort of breaking the rules of the question). And cleaning the fridge. And people who spout off cruel things. Okay, I won’t delete the people, just the words.

    Ah, I’m feeling better already.
    Happy Friday!
    ~ Wendy

  42. I would like to delete seasonal allergies!!

  43. Gwen Stewart says:

    Robo-calls from politicans.

    Thankfully, last Tuesday’s primary took care of the problem temporarily–until the November election ramps up, anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Rachelle Gardner says:

      Oh, me too! I hate those calls, I never listen to any of them. I always wonder – do they really work? Who sits there and listens to a recorded message?

  44. Otin says:

    I want to delete being up at five thirty in the morning! Sleep is a wonderful thing.

  45. K W Freeman says:

    I’d like to delete all the mosquitoes and ants that have invaded my house.

    The joys of living abroad!

  46. I would like to delete every vampire book that has the word “sparkle” in it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Megan Sayer says:

    Oh, YES and AMEN!
    I’ve been looking forward to finishing off my WIP so I can then get productive around the house in the mornings instead of locking myself away and writing. I’ve realised though that I’m grumpy when I don’t write in the mornings. Writing keeps me sane.
    I’m just gonna have to start another one.
    Stuff the housework. It can go in the recycle bin!

  48. Malin says:

    I’m so going to do this with my self doubt and spend the rest of the friday editing away. WOOT. ๐Ÿ˜€

  49. John Buss says:

    Let’s see… Hit “Pound (#)” repeatedly for as many pounds as to be removed. Highlight. Hit “Delete.” Wow, it worked, even without having to “Cut and Paste.”

  50. Beth K. Vogt says:

    Love this! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I would like to delete all the emails that piled up in my inbox while I was in FL for the My Book Therapy Deep Thinkers Retreat for writers. (Of course, first I would like someone to answer all the emails for me!)

  51. Jillian Kent says:

    Now that’s just the greatest way to clean house I’ve ever seen. Delete that bedroom that looks like something out of a Stephen King novel. Ahh, that feels better.

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