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shannon_from_ct
August 3rd, 2004, 08:51 PM
Ok, sailing on my first cruise 8/7 on the GLORY. Anyway, I am like SPRING CLEANING my house and have absolutely no control over myself! I haven't felt like this since I was "nesting" a week before I had my son. Anyway, has anyone else had this issue of perfecting their home before leaving? (I am serious, I have been through every cabinet, closet, and drawer!) Am I insane??

--Shannon

anniecat
August 3rd, 2004, 09:18 PM
I've no idea why the 'nesting'...but a solution...come to my house...lot's of need for you :)....happy sailing...I'm on the Amsterdam on the 8th!!!! :)
anniecat from Alameda, CA

cubiclegirl
August 4th, 2004, 05:27 AM
Its normal. I do it before every trip too. I think it has something to do with not wanting to come back to a messy house.

JanetMarie
August 4th, 2004, 06:29 AM
Shannon - I live in CT - make your way over to my home and help me clean!!!!!

Grayce
August 4th, 2004, 01:28 PM
I can only hope I get this "side effect" before I cruise. :rolleyes:

shannon_from_ct
August 4th, 2004, 01:37 PM
I've decided I must make cruising a regular occurrence!! I'm just hoping I can still walk by the time I get on the ship! All this cleaning & organizing is much more physical labor than I am used to!!! LOL --Shannon

shannon_from_ct
August 4th, 2004, 01:38 PM
Hi Janet!! Have you sailed Carnival before? Where in CT are you from?? --Shannon

jcanino
August 4th, 2004, 03:22 PM
Shannon - I live in CT - make your way over to my home and help me clean!!!!!
Heck, I live in CT as well and will be on the Triumph on 8/7 so she can clean my house for me as well.

ccjb
August 4th, 2004, 10:03 PM
Join the group! I go crazy cleaning before every cruise/trip. It is so nice to return home to a clean house when you have all that laundry to do but I'm not sure that's what drives me to do it! My husband thinks I'm a little nuts but he has learned that it's just part of going on vacation. Happy cleaning and have a great cruise!!!

JanetMarie
August 5th, 2004, 06:22 AM
Shannon and Joe ~ I live in Granby. In the boonies...can you still come and clean for me????

Yes, I have been on that Carnival ship. Princess ;) is my fav line. Hal is too stuffy, IMO, Carnival is a party ship, IMO, Celebrity is nice ;) and Princess, well, afterall, it's the "love boat." ;)

lmondrop
August 19th, 2004, 09:53 AM
I also have an insatiable desire to make sure my house and room are impeccable. I belive that you are already returning from a week long vacation feeling bad...last thing you want to do is walk in to a house that's messy and needs cleaning.
If you take care of it before, all you have to do is unpack when you get home and relax!

ZSandy25
August 19th, 2004, 09:05 PM
Actually I think it has something to do with someone else coming in your home while you are gone and looking around....like your mother-in-law with her white gloves etc. As a kid we had to sit on the front porch and wait for my mother to put the vacum in the front closet before she shut the front door so the pattern the vacum made would greet her on her ruturn!!! Me, I hire Molly Maid and let her do the work....unless your willing to travel to Mich before your cruise....leaving 9/20 on the Prinsendam Lisbon, to Piraeus and can't wait

PescadoAmarillo
August 22nd, 2004, 07:57 PM
Actually I think it has something to do with someone else coming in your home while you are gone and looking around...
That is exactly it for me...there is usually someone coming in to check on things while we are gone, and I can't stand the thought of letting them see my dust bunnies and clutter. Plus, the nice side benefit is that we come home to a clean house (into which we immediately dump luggage, piles of dirty laundry, beach sand, salty scuba gear, etc.)

ozcaz
August 23rd, 2004, 03:35 PM
I am glad I am not the only one. Everytime I go away everything has to be done. The family thinks I turn into the house ****. I growl and snarl if anything gets taken out. Hubbie always says, why wash the windows when we arent even here. Next trip is a biggie for 6 weeks with someone moving into our house to look after the animals. I cant talk anymore better get started! LOL

Hey Shannon, do you go as far as Perth Australia for cleaning. Everyone else wants to help you get over this cleaning thing. Your welcome to come to my house! LOL


Caz

daboo
August 23rd, 2004, 09:24 PM
Hi Shannon,
I don't think that there's anything wrong with you at all. I do the same thing before I go away. I like to be sure that when I get from from a vacation I don't have to unwind by doing laundry, washing floors etc. Come home, unwind and just reminisce (sp?) about the time away. :)
My DF now gets it too (he didn't understand at first), now he helps without complaint because not only am I happy when I leave, we are both happy when we return. :)
Cheers
Tanya

shannon_from_ct
August 23rd, 2004, 09:32 PM
Well, now that I am back and depressed because I'd rather be on a cruise ship (!!!) I am glad I don't have to worry so much about the cleaning! Now all I want to do is spend my time researching where I will take the next one and on what line!! Thanks everyone for letting me know it is NOT an uncommon affliction!! --Shannon

Coolbreeze20716
August 27th, 2004, 04:41 PM
I think that it is perfectly normal for women to clean before going on vacation........Or before someone comes over. I not only cleaned, but I scraped and recaulked the shower. I was hoping it would give my husband some incentive. Sigh..........

It is Friday and I am leaving on Sunday for Bahamas - hurricane or not.

sealgs2000
September 28th, 2004, 08:28 PM
I always do this. My mother inlaw comes to stay with my kids and the thought of her looking in my closets and cupboards looking for things she needs drives me nuts. I have already started cleaning the closets and my trip is not for two months.

Bzygirl66
November 1st, 2004, 09:58 AM
I'm sailing on the Elation next week and am trying my best to clean my house. I'm a complete neat freak. My daughter on the other hand is a mess. Every time I clean something I turn around and it's messed up. I too feel like a house ****. In all honesty, my house isn't that bad it's just that I want it to be "perfect" when I return. I have a feeling it's not going to be. (sigh)
Hopefully this won't ruin my cruise it's getting me really down at the moment. Ugh....

nkpeeps
August 21st, 2005, 10:24 PM
Hi Shannon, my wife does the same thing. doesnt want to come home to anything that needs to be done. Unpacking is more than enough to do when you get home.


Have a great trip

Eric

kenandlaura06
August 22nd, 2005, 05:57 PM
There is nothing like coming home to a clean home after a trip!

Cruzin!!!!!
August 24th, 2005, 12:06 AM
Hi Shannon,

I am anxiously awaiting our first cruise September 11th on the Miracle. I have already warned my husband that this house has to be spotless before we leave!!! When cubiclegirl said she thinks it has something to do with not coming home to a mess house, she hit it right on the nose!!! I'm just as crazy. Keep cleanin girl:)

Shauna Petersen
Carnival Miracle 9/11/05

MadScientist Eric
August 24th, 2005, 11:35 AM
Hi Shauna-

Noticed you're on the same cruise as me. Have you checked out the roll call for Sept. 11?:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=153945&highlight=MIRACLE+SEPT
There's quite a few of us going on this cruise!

Back to the topic at hand. I wish I had this obsession! My place is a mess when I return from vacation.

celbercrz333
October 2nd, 2005, 07:09 PM
Shannon,
Do you think this was just a pre-trip thing to occupy your mind and body and make the time go faster before you left to cruise? I have my suitcase out and keep going over what I have inside it before I cruise (or do land vacations). I keep wondering what's missing. Maybe cleaning helps you to think of what needs to be taken with you.

caprcorn28
October 5th, 2005, 11:41 AM
I hear ya, CLEANING before leaving is completely NORMAL ;) I do everything from drawers/cupboards to scrubbing the floors to cleaning the laundry room!! I scrub the floors before I walk out to the airport, that way, there is no chance of any little smudges ;) Then, if we have someone drive us to the airport (in our car)...gotta clean that too!!!!
But it sure is a wonderful thing to come home to that fresh, clean smell with no clutter!!

bbnbama
October 7th, 2005, 05:38 AM
I do the same thing before I travel but I actually have other "thoughts" in my head rather than wanting to come home to a clean house (tho that is true). I'm a "morbid" type of person sometimes and I'm always cleaning my house before my trip so that if something happens to me while I'm gone....(killed in a planecrash, go down like the Titantic, eaten by a shark while snorkeling, etc), my house won't be a disaster.....yeah, I know...morbid and weird.........but that's me sometimes.........:confused:

SugarFreeSheila
October 7th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Oh goodness, I start and finish packing the night the cruise is booked - even if it's two months ahead. :D

celbercrz333
October 8th, 2005, 09:15 AM
Hey, all the cleaning reminds me of what I did just before I delivered both of my girls. Maybe we clean before a major event????!!!!!!!!

sweetbusdriver
October 14th, 2005, 01:01 PM
:) I am cleaning everything,and making lists for my 17yr old son who will be home for 10 days ,feeding the animals,watching the place.im glad my parents are not going with us,so he can have thanksgiving with them.I just pray that my horses get fed twice a day,and the three days we has to wake up for school he doesent miss the bus.:rolleyes: With him here i know it wont be clean when we return,but i still am cleaning;) Because its my first cruise too ,the DAWN princess,Nov.20th.....still waiting(dreaming)of our cruise..CANDY

cruisinpaige
October 17th, 2005, 11:33 AM
Ok, sailing on my first cruise 8/7 on the GLORY. Anyway, I am like SPRING CLEANING my house and have absolutely no control over myself! I haven't felt like this since I was "nesting" a week before I had my son. Anyway, has anyone else had this issue of perfecting their home before leaving? (I am serious, I have been through every cabinet, closet, and drawer!) Am I insane??

--Shannon

Im leaving in 4 days and this weekend I was bleaching the floors and cleaning the house like its never been cleaned. I've got whatever fever it is you have!:D Enjoy your cruise!