Spring Cleaning

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So fun to hear about your race experiences!  :)  I really believe racing is a great way to find out what you’re really made of and how much you’re capable of achieving.  All the links were so inspiring!


Lunch was one of my favorite recipes.  My Baked Polenta Pie tastes so creamy and cheesy, but it’s actually vegan.  Brought my iPhone into the kitchen so I could follow the recipe!


The finished product:


Baked Polenta Pie is packed with protein, thanks to the sneaky serving of tofu!  It’s also a little spicy when you douse the pie in hot sauce… Mmm!


Plus, arugula salad.  I am obsessed with arugula.  So much better for salads than spinach.  Spinach is meant for smoothies.  🙂


Spring Cleaning


My latest excuse for not cleaning our apartment is that we’re moving soon, so why bother?  However, we’re not moving for another 2.5 months, and I’ve been using this excuse since February.  As a result, our place is disgusting.


I’m in total spring cleaning mode today.  Cleaning is actually serving as a nice break from some writing work that I’m on deadline for.   And now half of the house doesn’t look like a bomb went off.


Laura from On The Threshold of Greatness is a representative for the Shaklee brand and sent me some of their products to try out a few weeks ago.  It’s an organic, Earth-friendly cleaner and I really like it!  No chemical stank.


I’m using the Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, which you can use for windows, countertops, and stovetops.  Clean on!


Wanna win a trial packet of the Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate + spray bottles?  It’s a great product (I only do giveaways for stuff I actually like and use!).


To win, simply leave a comment describing your BEST and WORST cleaning habits.  I’ll pick a winner tomorrow AM.  You must be a US resident!


My best habit:  Wiping down the floors every other day.  My worst:  Vacuuming.  I really hate it!



  • Jenny April 19, 2010, 1:25 pm

    I detest(!!!) cleaning my shower- I leave the curtain shut after and pretend like I’m not going to pay for that mess later!! I love love love vaccuuming – seeing the fresh lines in the carpet makes my OCD tendencies happy:)

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story April 19, 2010, 1:26 pm

    Best: I always wash the dishes as soon as I finish cooking, even before eating! I can’t relax with dishes in the sink.

    Worst: Other than that…I HATE to clean. 🙂

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 19, 2010, 1:26 pm

    Hmm..my best habit cleaning wise…uh…I clean myself reguarly!!?? My worst habit is NOT cleaning the house, ie EVERYTHING!! (Haha, that sounds terrible and I’m not that bad, I just hate cleaning :p)

  • sara April 19, 2010, 1:27 pm

    My best cleaning habit is cleaning while I cook, I put away each ingredient after I use it, less clean up at the end. My worst cleaning job is the bathroom, GROSS!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 19, 2010, 1:27 pm

    what an awesome giveaway! i would say my best habit is cleaning the kitchen! that’s my domain, so i always keep it clean 🙂 the worst is cleaning the bathroom though…it’s not gross, but it’s definitely my least favorite!

  • Lauren April 19, 2010, 1:27 pm

    I love scrubbing the toilet. Weird, I know, but deeply satisfying! I hate cleaning the shower and scrubbing the grime out of the grout. Blech!

  • Evan Thomas April 19, 2010, 1:27 pm

    Best: I will happily spend hours organizing the fridge and pantry
    Worst: I’m awful about cleaning my knife; I usually just wipe it off

  • Rys April 19, 2010, 1:29 pm

    I cannot wake up in the morning and look at dished in the sink. It ruins my day and I’m grumpy immediatly. I always try my hardest to make sure they are taken care of the night before, no matter how tired I am. My worst cleaning habit is that I somehow end up with my entire closet on my bathroom floor and leave it that way for a week. I love having my clean, extra-large (I can seriously do a cartwheel) bathroom (usually only happens Monday and Tuesday) but I’m so busy with college and work that I can’t find time to pick up clothes of the floor… yet I can do dished and bleach up my kitchen. Bleach is the only chemical I like to use because I know it kills 99.9% of germs but the smell is stank! I’d love to try these products. Maybe they’d inspire me to focus on the bathroom, too.

  • Eunice April 19, 2010, 1:29 pm

    Best habit: washing dishes. We have a dishwasher, but I like doing it myself!

    Worst habit: everything else haha…but especially cleaning the shower. Yuck.

  • Stephanie April 19, 2010, 1:29 pm

    My best cleaning habit would have to be dusting. I hate seeing too much dust so I usually keep on top of that! I haaate cleaning the bathroom ICK.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 19, 2010, 1:29 pm

    Best: I always wash the dishes. Always. I will not go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink.
    Worst: I hate hate hate cleaning the bathroom. I’ll let it go forever and ever 🙂 Ew just thinking about it.

  • Christy April 19, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Hello! 🙂
    I am in the market for an new organic cleaning product, so this is exciting! 🙂
    Best: I love laundry, it is warm and smells good! 🙂
    Worst: …pretty much everything else, I like a clean house, so I do it, but I really don’t enjoy the process of getting the house clean! lol….

  • Melanie April 19, 2010, 1:30 pm

    I love SHAKLEE products! I have all three of those as well as the “G”. I use it for EVERYTHING! 🙂 I agree, it doesn’t have a harsh smell at all. Actually no smell.

    My worst cleaning habit is leaving clothes and shoes everywhere…and I hate cleaning it up at the end of the week because I know it will be right there again soon.

    My best is keeping my kitchen counters clean. I don’t like having keys, papers, junk on my counters so I always keep it clean and tidy. 🙂

  • Skinny Sushi April 19, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Best: I do dishes and baby laundry every day.

    Worst: My own laundry… it gets washed and dried, then thrown in a pile on the floor next to the bed until I wear it again…

  • Jessica @ How Sweet April 19, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Best: cleaning the kitchen counters. Worst: laundry, dusting, vacuuming – you name it.

  • Sarah April 19, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Best: Doing the laundry

    Worst: Cleaning the bathroom. Ewww!

  • Danielle April 19, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Best: Getting my bf to wash the dishes/clean the counters(I cook!)

    Worst: We he goes out of town I just let them pile up!

  • Cara April 19, 2010, 1:32 pm

    My best: keeping the kitchen spotless. My worst: THE BATHROOM. I don’t know when I cleaned the shower last…gross. Just realized I have the same answer as Allie! And probably a lot of people…

  • Sarah April 19, 2010, 1:33 pm

    Best habit- washing the dishes
    Worst- cleaning the toilet!

  • eliza April 19, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Ahh those cleaning products look so fresh and amazing! I cleaned the other day with some NASTY chemical laden crap and had a headache for the rest of the day :X

    I actually enjoy doing the dishes and cleaning the bathroom/kitchen but hate taking out the trash and vaccuming, yuck!

  • Julie @savvyeats April 19, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Best: I like wiping down my counters and tables, because it makes them so pretty & clean.

    Worst: I hate mopping the floor because I feel like I can never get it quite clean enough!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 19, 2010, 1:34 pm

    My best cleaning habit is keeping the kitchen tidy and putting things away when I’m done with them. My worst is cleaning the floors and vacuuming.

  • Kelly April 19, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Ummm my best would be keeping the kitchen clean, the worst is cleaning the litter box, haha!

  • Amanda April 19, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Best habit: vacuuming
    Worst: dishes …. I really hate them

  • jen trinque April 19, 2010, 1:35 pm

    Funny that you’re reading your own website for a recipe!

    My worst cleaning habit…well, I refuse to mop the floors. The boyfriend does it, thank goodness. Best habit…um, I’m good at tidying up regularly so things don’t ever get too crazy, but I’m really not great at deep cleaning. I’d say my best habit is actually cooking dinner, which has nothing to do with cleaning 🙂

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) April 19, 2010, 1:36 pm

    The worst is definitely doing laundry. I just let it pile up!

    The best? I would say vacuuming, I actually like doing it!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) April 19, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Best habit: the laundry! I have no trouble throwing a load in the washer.

    Worst habit: Folding the laundry. I always convince my husband to do it!

  • emptynutjar April 19, 2010, 1:37 pm

    You are certainly crafty in the kitchen. (and thanks for the suggest for counselling, etc…but I need a home, money, and job…people don’t give you those things—too bad 🙂

  • Shannon April 19, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Best: Cleaning the kitchen sink every night as I “shut down” the kitchen.
    Worst: Cleaning the bathroom. It grosses me out, so I put it off for far too long 🙁

  • Julia April 19, 2010, 1:37 pm

    My best cleaning habit is that I’m really good about loading and unloading the dishwasher.
    Worst…pretty much everything else right now. Studying and such takes precedent over everything else.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 19, 2010, 1:37 pm

    I use the same Shaklee stuff. I ordered the concentrate plus the three bottles (for all purpose, grease, and window cleaning) and it’s the best deal. I bought mine over a year ago and I’ve only used about an inch and a half of the concentrate. And I clean all the time. For windows, you only need two drops. For all-purpose cleaning, a teaspoon. And more for de-greasing, but I use that the least. I’ll never go back to buying expensive bottles of regular cleaner.

  • elliebelle April 19, 2010, 1:38 pm

    My mom has been using Shaklee laundry detergent for as long as I can remember!
    My Best Cleaning Habit: I make the bed everyday, does that count?
    My Worst: Everything else…haha. No, actually my worst is laundry because I am such a clotheshorse that I really don’t have to do it that often – yet that means a MOUNTAIN of laundry when I finally get to it.

  • s. April 19, 2010, 1:38 pm

    Best: making my bed and putting the dishes in the dishwasher every day.
    Worst: cleaning the bathroom. it’s just so EW. and i share a bathroom with a boy so i make him do it.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 19, 2010, 1:38 pm

    Best habit: making the bed. Worst: letting dishes pile up!!

  • Anne April 19, 2010, 1:39 pm

    best: my obsession with cooking keeps my counters spotless
    worst: the stove top

  • maren April 19, 2010, 1:39 pm

    best- washing the dishes as soon as im done using them
    worst- cleaning the floors

  • Matt April 19, 2010, 1:39 pm

    Best habit: keeping the kitchen cleaning.

    Worst habit: keeping the bathroom clean.

  • Katey April 19, 2010, 1:40 pm

    hmmm, i would say my best habit is making the bed (i.e.-pulling the sheets up) and going through my drawers to get rid of old clothes periodically…

    and my worst habit would def be dusting. I never dust…and i have a lot of picture frames, etc. ugh.

  • Melissa April 19, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Best: Picking up/straightening the entire apartment every morning.

    Worst: Over-cleaning. I’m actually recovering from OCD. It was the worst when I was in high school, but thanks to Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (e.g. forcing myself to leave messes), it’s so much more manageable now.

  • Meg @ Be Fit Be Full April 19, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Um, I don’t know if I have any “best” cleaning habits?!Let’s see… I always put my hairdryer, brush and make up away after I use it so that it doesn’t crowd our bathroom sink area! That counts, right? And “worst” would be dusting, vacuuming, cleaning dishes, and cleaning the toilets.

  • Jen C. April 19, 2010, 1:41 pm

    My best habit is picking up before bed-of course, if I always put stuff away immediately, I wouldn’t have to pick up all the time.
    My worst is mopping the kitchen floor. Rarely does any food fall to the floor, but I have two dogs who track stuff in daily. I sweep a lot, I just don’t like mopping.

  • Christina April 19, 2010, 1:41 pm

    My best cleaning habit is doing the dishes. I always get them done right after I eat! My worst is dusting. I never do it!

  • Anna @ Oats N Boats April 19, 2010, 1:42 pm

    Best: Laundry & vacuuming (and with four pets vacuuming is necessary!)
    Worst: Cleaning the shower – takes so long for such little result.

  • Kim @ LEO the lion says GER April 19, 2010, 1:42 pm

    My best: Picking everything up in a fit of horror and whipping the room into shape.

    My worst: Dishes. I friggin hate doing them.

  • Sara April 19, 2010, 1:43 pm

    My best cleaning habit is washing the dishes as I go while cooking. I hate washing a huge pile at the end, and I’ll never leave dishes in the sink overnight (I hate that!). I’m definitely the worst at cleaning my room. It needs to be dusted and tidied up way more often than it gets done.

  • Theresa April 19, 2010, 1:43 pm

    My best cleaning habit is vacuuming and tidying up, but I am horrible when it comes to dusting because it is my least favorite chore. I would rather clean toilets!

  • Jess April 19, 2010, 1:43 pm

    Shaklee’s has some great stuff! I have their recovery drink mix and it’s really good in green monsters (I have the banana flavor). I’d be really interested to try out the cleaning supplies.

    I’m awesome at cleaning up dishes and the kitchen, but pretty much everything else would be on the bad habit list. The bathroom is the worst! I really hate cleaning toilets and bathtubs.

  • Ambre - The 3-Day Walker April 19, 2010, 1:44 pm

    My best cleaning habit: Cleaning up the kitchen after each time I dirty it up.

    Worst: I pile up things – like papers, mail, etc. And also I pile up the dishes in the sink.. so the kitchen isn’t all the way cleaned, most of the time. 🙂

  • Erin April 19, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Hmmm…my best habit is definitely making sure all the dishes are washed before I got to bed. Unless the dishwasher is physically running, there is no reason in my mind to put dishes in the sink and not wash them.
    Worst is definitely my shower – I have an old claw foot bathroom right now and I don’t think I’ve cleaned it since I moved into this house 2 months ago.

  • Lauren April 19, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Best: Washing dishes
    Worst: Cleaning the litterbox

  • PippaPatchwork April 19, 2010, 1:44 pm

    My best: I’m obsessive about doing laundry. I always have a load going. My worst: anything to do with the bathroom. Cleaning the toilet, the sink, etc.–that’s a man’s job. I don’t go there!

  • Heather ODonnell April 19, 2010, 1:44 pm

    My worst habit is easy: I fold the laundry and then leave it sit on top of the dryer for days. It is really bad. I finally have to put them away when I can’t get to the washer to do another load of laundry. My best habit: loading the dishwasher right away. I never let dishes pile up in the sink. Why have to deal with the dishes twice? Just put them in the dishwasher right away.

  • Christine April 19, 2010, 1:45 pm

    My Best: Washing dishes (I cannot leave the house with a dish in the sink) and doing laundry
    Worst: Cleaning the shower (HATE this job) and changing the sheets on the bed (just so much effort!)

  • Courtney April 19, 2010, 1:45 pm

    My best cleaning habit is starting the dishwasher every night before I go to bed and emptying it while my oatmeal is cooking in the morning. My worst habit is leaving the clothes in the dryer and not folding them and putting them up right away.

  • Rose April 19, 2010, 1:45 pm

    Best: vacuuming up all the fur our little kitty sheds
    Worst: not folding any of our clean laundry and having it sit in the dryer for a week. i hate folding clothes….

  • Dawn April 19, 2010, 1:46 pm

    best… doing little tasks instead of letting them pile up–it’s so much easier to wash a single plate than a sink full of dishes

    worst… mopping the kitchen floors–it’s just such a big room and takes soooo long!

  • Alexis April 19, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Best: The kitchen is always spotless before I go to bed at night. I am terrified of cockroaches, and I always sleep better if the dishes are done and put away, and everything’s been wiped down with 409.

    Worst: I HATE HATE HATE to dust and mop. HATE. Four “hate”s is probably adequate, but seriously … those are my least favorite chores.

  • Kim April 19, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Best habit: wiping down the bathroom sink every morning and evening with a towel, just to keep off water, etc.

    Also my worst habit: actually then cleaning the sink….

  • Paige April 19, 2010, 1:46 pm

    My husband would probably keel over if he knew I was entering a giveaway for cleaning supplies…Yes, I hate to clean! Even though I do hate it, I love a clean house! We keep everything tidy throughout the week and then do a BIG clean every Saturday morning.

    Best: Run first! I like to have my workout done, or I don’t want to clean…all I can think about is getting my run in. I also like to clean while listening to my Ipod. It’s fun to sing, and makes the time go by faster.

    Worst: I hate dusting. Hate it!

  • Kim April 19, 2010, 1:47 pm

    My best cleaning habit is the clean as you go approach in the kitchen. I don’t want to ruin a perfectly good meal by having a giant pile of dirty pots and pans staring at me afterward. That after dinner cocktail is a much better option! So, I make sure to put ingredients away, wash pans, put things into the dishwasher, wipe down counter tops as I go.

    My worst habit is my avoidance of folding laundry. I don’t machine dry anything where wrinkles would be a problem (i.e. work pants, dress shirts), but for everything else like t-shirts and yoga pants I will dry them and then pile them into the clean basket until I can no longer pile anymore on there. We’re talking weeks, people. When I finally give in (which I’ll need to do this week before the pile falls on me and kills me and I become a feature on Dateline) it takes me hours to fold it all. I just park in front of the TV and get caught up on my DVR’d shows while attacking the seemingly never ending pile of laundry.

    Okay, so I’m wordy. There you go!

  • healthy ashley April 19, 2010, 1:47 pm

    I love organic household products!

    Kitchen always has to be clean!

  • Nicole April 19, 2010, 1:48 pm

    Best-Wiping the bathroom sink and kitchen tops on a daily basis
    Worst-Throwing away junk mail…I tend to let it pile up into a huge pile.

  • Coco April 19, 2010, 1:48 pm

    BEST cleaning habit: i stay on top of the dishes, and i actually enjoy vacuuming!

    WORST cleaning habit: i let the junk mail pile up, and i also HATE dusting!

  • Heather (runningwithsass.com) April 19, 2010, 1:49 pm

    best habit-dishes and laundry
    worst habit-I HATE cleaning the tubs/showers!

  • megan April 19, 2010, 1:49 pm

    I like cleaning the kitchen. I try to clean all the dishes and wipe the counters before going to bed.

    I don’t like any other sort of cleaning! vaccuuming and dusting will be put off for weeks! it’s bad

  • Holly B April 19, 2010, 1:49 pm
    • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 5:40 pm

      i like it!

  • kat April 19, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Best- wiping down the bathroom sink every night. Worst- dusting and taking out the trash!

  • Kate April 19, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Best habit = dishes and kitchen
    Worst = bathroom. nasty.

  • td April 19, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Best – doing dishes/emptying dishwasher every day.
    Worst – cleaning the toilet

  • Corie B April 19, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Best habit: straightening up, i.e. putting everything back in its correct spot (not necessarily cleaning now that I think of it!)
    Worst habit: folding laundry in a timely fashion (I leave it in the machine for a few days!!!) and vacuuming – I totally hate to vacuum.

  • Kristin April 19, 2010, 1:51 pm

    Wow! You wipe the floors every other day? You’re my hero! My best cleaning habit is laundry. I sort, wash, dry, fold, put away all at once. I hate dragging it out. My worst as I am recently discovering, is showving stuff in closets! I’ve slowing been cleaning out all the closets in our house and it ain’t pretty! It sure is nice when it’s done though!

    • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 5:41 pm

      james sheds like a mofo. LOL

  • Rachel April 19, 2010, 1:51 pm

    Best: My apartment looks extremely neat 99% of the time

    Worst: It may look neat, but it isn’t always clean! I don’t vacuum or mop the floors very often.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 19, 2010, 1:51 pm

    Best: cleaning up the kitchen. It’s actually really soothing, especially because I like spending time in that room.

    Worst: I am TERRIBLE about cleaning the bathroom. It should be the most frequently cleaned but it just grosses me out getting too close to the toilet. 😉

  • Kelly April 19, 2010, 1:51 pm

    I’m going to combine all my comments into one (I jsut read your last 3 posts).

    WOOHOOO on your race! You are AMAZING!

    Best – cleaning the kitchen. It has to be spotless when I go to bed.

    Worst – dusting. I just don’t do it. My dad bought me something at Cracker Barrel that said Dust is a Country Accent. LOL

  • Sarah for Real April 19, 2010, 1:52 pm

    I’m definitely the best at getting the laundry done, every Sunday, all of it, folded and away!

    I’m worst at… um… everything else!

  • Norah April 19, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Hi Caitlin, I’ve been reading your blog for a while, but this is the first time I’ve gotten up the guts to comment 😀

    I have ulterior motives, though: I LOVE your iPhone case! Where did you get it?

    As for my best and worst cleaning habits:
    Best – Mopping. I can’t stand having sticky linoleum.
    Worst – Dishes. I feel like I wouldn’t be so bad about doing dishes if I didn’t always come home to my boyfriend’s dirty dishes clogging the sink… excuses excuses.

    • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 5:41 pm

      its the otter box! its expensive ($50) but you can run over it with a car and your iphone wont break!

  • Kara April 19, 2010, 1:53 pm

    I despise cleaning our hardwood floors because I feel like they’ll never be clean! They’re 110 years old and beautiful, but with all the cracks and aging they’ve gone through, they’re just so hard to clean.

    I love cleaning the kitchen. A clean kitchen is a happy one!

  • don April 19, 2010, 1:54 pm

    I make my wife clean dishes

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! April 19, 2010, 1:54 pm

    I am going to comment on my husbands BEST & WORST cleaning habits as he has huge OCD’s about cleaning! He is obsessive about the carpet & floors in fact, cleans them daily and removes any stains immediately by getting down on his hands and knees to clean it by hand as we do not own a carpet cleaner because honestly we have never needed him one with him around. I can’t say he has a Worst habit exactly when it comes to cleaning as he is very clean and is never dirty…..what is bad is that sometimes he just gets annoying about being Too Clean so that can be the worst! =O

    • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 5:42 pm

      can i have your husband?

  • Anna April 19, 2010, 1:54 pm

    I have a rare love for cleaning bathrooms (it makes me feel accomplished), but I absolutly hate doing dishes and sometimes I let them stack up until I’m in the mood!

  • dani April 19, 2010, 1:55 pm

    My best cleaning habit is stuffing the dishwasher. My worst is doing the bathrooms.

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward April 19, 2010, 1:56 pm

    My best cleaning habit is keeping up with the kitchen – washing and putting away dishes, cleaning countertops and stove, etc.

    My worst by far is ironing! I have clothes on a drying rack right now from over a week ago!

  • Laura April 19, 2010, 1:56 pm

    my best: keeping the kitchen spotlessly clean, including washing dishes as soon as they hit the sink! i live in paranoid fear of cockroaches (gotta love NYC living) which inspired my awesome kitchen-cleaning habit. my worst: letting laundry pile up forever because i hate the laundromat! (again, gotta love NYC living!)

  • Isha April 19, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Best cleaning habit: sweeping, I suppose. I have to, with cat hair everywhere!

    Worst cleaning habit: The kitchen. All of it.

  • Sara April 19, 2010, 1:57 pm

    My best cleaning habit is vacuuming. My worst is that we recently replaced our laminate kitchen counters with awesome quartz, however the pattern of the quartz now hides all the mess, and we forget to wipe it sometimes.

  • Carol April 19, 2010, 1:57 pm

    I refuse to clean the bathroom

  • Lisa April 19, 2010, 1:58 pm

    I HATE laundry….I’d scrub 10 toilets before having to wash & fold a load!
    as a result my husband and I hired a laundry service! We dropp off clothes off and we get them back within the day washed and perfectly folded.

  • Kristina April 19, 2010, 1:59 pm

    My best cleaning habit is gradually cleaning up throughout the cooking process. My worst would be floors….hate sweeping and scrubbing them!

  • Leah @ L4L April 19, 2010, 1:59 pm

    I don’t think I have any good cleaning habits. I’m such a slob. My fiance beats me to any cleaning endeavors. I think my worst cleaning habit is the shower. It has to be completely unbearable before I’ll even think about touching it.

  • Lisa April 19, 2010, 1:59 pm

    I love cleaning but I’m pretty OCD! 🙂 My best habit is cleaning the kitchen. And I don’t mind vacuuming. My worst habit is cleaning out the litterbox (not scooping, I do that every day but actually scrubbing it out periodically).

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' April 19, 2010, 2:00 pm

    Best habit: I never go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink! In fact, I pretty much LOVE cleaning my kitchen!

    Worst habit: I hate dusting!! I only do it before company comes over. 😉

  • MB April 19, 2010, 2:00 pm

    I love to vacuum, I know it’s weird

  • JL April 19, 2010, 2:01 pm

    Would love to win this, i hate the smell of cleaning products

  • jaime April 19, 2010, 2:01 pm

    Best: doing dishes! Worst: cleaning out the fridge!

  • Rose April 19, 2010, 2:01 pm

    Your lunch is super trippy today. Not the food, but the placemat and the plates. 🙂

    • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 5:46 pm

      hahah ooo wee oo!

  • Allison April 19, 2010, 2:02 pm

    I could really use some earth-friendly products! My best habit is cleaning the kitchen and doing dishes… that never seems like work to me, for some reason! My worst is laundry, I always leave it to the last possible day!

  • Erin April 19, 2010, 2:02 pm

    My best habit is always wiping down the kitchen counter tops. My worst is vacuuming! I just hate doing it for some reason!

  • Jessie April 19, 2010, 2:02 pm

    Best Habit: I work for a theatre in the props department and we have a ton of stuff in stock that usually ends up getting pulled for me to wash them, and no matter how dirty it is I love cleaning them, because I love seeing the end result, it completely transforms the prop!

    Worst Habit: I hate cleaning when it deals with my stuff. My car is a mess and I hate, hate, hate doing the dishes!

  • Jenn April 19, 2010, 2:03 pm

    Best: Dishes and vacuuming (we have white carpet and a black dog, so if this isn’t done regularly it’s so gross). Worst: Mopping. I hate it!

  • Marcie April 19, 2010, 2:04 pm

    My best habit is I change the bedsheets frequently and love doing laundry

  • Amanda April 19, 2010, 2:05 pm

    My best cleaning habit is washing the dishes habitually and not letting them pile up or sit overnight.

    My worst habit is definitely washing and drying my clothes and then not folding them and putting them away. I usually end up with 4 or 5 baskets full by the time I actually fold them and then I’m thoroughly pissed off because it takes me an hour to do it.

  • Sarah R April 19, 2010, 2:05 pm

    Best: keeping the kitchen clean. I hate having dirty dishes lying around.
    Worst: mopping. I loathe it.

  • Jennifer @ knackfornutrition April 19, 2010, 2:06 pm

    My best cleaning habit is doing laundry once a week, without fail. My worst is vacumning, I hate hate hate it. But I always feel so much better when it is done!

  • Maura April 19, 2010, 2:07 pm

    Best habit: I love vacuuming. I even vacuum in heels because I heard some where it helps tone up legs. Even if it doesn’t I’d probably keep doing it because it makes it a little more fun. Worst: Dusting. I HATE dusting, and cleaning the toilet.

  • Emily Simpson April 19, 2010, 2:07 pm

    My best cleaning habits are in the kitchen. I always clean up after myself (i live with roommates so that’s pretty important!) and i pretty much always do my dishes right after I eat, too.
    My worst is making my bed- I hate doing it! The worst part is every time I wash my sheets, I don’t remember to put them back on until I am about to crash and I realize my mattress is bare! Unfortunately, nothing can really help this except me being more motivated 🙂

  • Sarah April 19, 2010, 2:07 pm

    Best habit – doing laundry. I love doing laundry because all you have to do is put it in the machine and turn it on.

    Worst habit – putting laundry away. Especially when it needs to be hung. Ugh.

  • Amy Lynn April 19, 2010, 2:08 pm

    Good Afternoon! My best cleaning habit is that I am super good at dusting! I hate dust, it drives me insane. so I dust frequently to keep on top of it… however my worst cleaning habit is the evil dishwasher.. i can’t find the logic in cleaning the dishes BEFORE you put them in a dishWASHER! (So i am banned from doing it!)

  • Amelia April 19, 2010, 2:08 pm

    My best cleaning habit: Washing dishes/ cleaning up kitchen while making dinner so that we can sit down and enjoy our meal without thinking about the dishes haunting us in the kitchen after.
    Worst cleaning habit: Rather than being the “worst” it is simply one I hate and that is wiping down our window sills in the house! With it being pollen season it seems like I have to wipe them down everyday! Ugh!

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run April 19, 2010, 2:08 pm

    I would love to win these products! My best cleaning habit is that I am crazy about keeping the kitchen counter and cabinet handles clean, worst, the bathroom (but my husband is FANTASTIC at that, so it’s all good!).

  • Stephanie April 19, 2010, 2:09 pm

    Love the natural cleaning products, I’ve been using less chemicals and more vinegar in my household chores lately (the stuff works wonders, you can even put it in your white laundry!) I think my worst would be folding laundry (does that count?) and my best vacuuming and keeping the house straight & tidy… I get all ocd if things are out of order haha.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 19, 2010, 2:09 pm

    My best? Nothing. My worst? Everything. Haha.

    I guess I’m the best in the kitchen since that’s where I cook, but I really do get things pretty messy…

  • Lauren (Health on the Run) April 19, 2010, 2:10 pm

    Best Habit: doing the dishes and wiping down the kitchen at night. I hate the thought of dirty dishes sitting in the sink and crap getting all encrusted on the counters overnight!!
    Worst: folding my laundry. I don’t mind actually DOING the laundry, but when it comes time to fold the clothes and put them away…I’d rather leave the pile until the next week when I do laundry again… 😉

  • Lauren April 19, 2010, 2:11 pm

    My best cleaning habit is mowing the lawn and laundry. Yes, mowing the lawn isn’t really “cleaning,” but I still consider it because it makes the outside of the house look presentable. My worst habit is the bathrooms. I hate getting in the shower and having to scrub it. Reminds me of when I was a kid and “bathrooms” was somehow always my chore on the list.

  • DeAnna April 19, 2010, 2:11 pm

    I’m not sure I have a best habit! Yikes! How about cleaning my veggies? Does that count? 🙂 Ok, actually it would be laundry. My worst habit is the bathrooms, I clean them a lot less often than I should.

  • Sara April 19, 2010, 2:13 pm

    My best: Vacuuming. My worst: bathrooms

  • Allie April 19, 2010, 2:13 pm

    Best – the kitchen. I even hate leaving clean dishes in the dishwasher. They have to be put away so dirty dishes can go straight into there!

    Worst – vacuuming. I probably vacuum as often as a pet-free household, but I should do it way more often than that thanks to the shedding doggy.

  • Alexis April 19, 2010, 2:13 pm

    Best: organizing! I love to organize everything!
    Worst: vacuuming. Which is really bad because I have a sheltie with a lot of fur!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 19, 2010, 2:15 pm

    Best cleaning habit is making my bed everyday before I do anything else.
    Worst is that I never use the dishwasher because I hate to empty it. I would rather wash a million dishes by hand, let them dry in the strainer in the sink, and then put them away. i realize this is exactly the same thing, but there’s just something about the dishwasher that pisses me off.

  • Shellybean April 19, 2010, 2:15 pm

    My best cleaning habit is one I’ve developed since I moved in with my fiance- I do the dishes every night. (I used to let them pile up for days, if not weeks.)
    My worst is that I tend to just shove everything into closets and cabinets. My lack of organization really bites me in the butt.

  • Mellissa April 19, 2010, 2:16 pm

    Reading all these are hilarious! it seems like laundry is a love/hate kind of thing.

    Best- Keeping the kitchen clean

    Worst- Cleaning bathrooms and folding laundry. I hate folding socks!

  • Katie April 19, 2010, 2:17 pm

    Best cleaning is doing a 10 minute pick up each day. Worst is not cleaning the toilet bowls near enough and letting them get a gross ring around them. Shaklee is great!

  • kelli April 19, 2010, 2:17 pm

    best cleaning….I am obsessed about vacuuming, mopping, wiping down counters and cabinets…not the best duster…but I have a few little helpers that like that part!

  • Ginger April 19, 2010, 2:18 pm

    Best: Vacuuming I almost do it everyday (i have white carpet) i think my dream job is professional testing vacuum cleaners I wonder if there such a job… Worst: Picking up fabric softener sheets off the ground in the laundry room…

  • Alex April 19, 2010, 2:18 pm

    Best: Keeping common surfaces disinfected so my little petrie dishes (kids) don’t keep getting sick!
    Worst: Everything else! I’m no domestic goddess…

  • Vicki April 19, 2010, 2:18 pm

    Best: Dishes! I’m always on top of them.
    Worst: Laundry. I can get it washed, but then it sits in baskets for days waiting to be folded.

  • Suzanne April 19, 2010, 2:19 pm

    My best habit is wiping down the kitchen counters after I cook (I make a mess!). My worst habit is starting to do laundry, forgetting about it, and then leaving a load in the washing machine or dryer for days at a time.

  • Ashley April 19, 2010, 2:19 pm

    My worst cleaning habits are: Doing the laundry but storing it all on our spare bed instead of putting it away. Our spare bed is like our closet 😉
    Best cleaning habits: I definitely keep the kitchen as clean as possible and just made my own homemade green cleaning products. Super easy + extremely cheap! Would love to give these a try though!

  • Chrissy April 19, 2010, 2:19 pm

    My best habit is staying on top of the dishes. I do 90% of my eating at home, so they can pile up fast. My worst habit is the bathrooms. My boyfriends is the official toilet cleaner in our house!

  • Krysta April 19, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Best: Doing my dishes right after I use them
    Worst: Mopping… I hate it!

  • Erin April 19, 2010, 2:20 pm

    Best: Changing my sheets weekly
    Worst: Cleaning the shower- Yuk!

  • Carrie @ I See Monsters April 19, 2010, 2:20 pm

    Best: Keeping my bedrooom tidy (making bed every day, putting laundry in laundry basket instead of floor, putting away clean clothes, etc.)

    Worst: Cleaning the bathrom. ‘Tis gross right now. I just hate doing it so much!!!

  • Krystle April 19, 2010, 2:21 pm

    My best habit would be cleaning the kitchen counters and stove every time I cook.
    My worst habit would be the floors and the bathtub which tend to require guests for me to do anything about.

  • Abby Dyar April 19, 2010, 2:21 pm

    My best habit: Washing my bed sheets weekly.

    My worst: I absolutely HATE dusting!

  • Dynamics April 19, 2010, 2:22 pm

    I have a habit of tossing everything into my office as I clean. By the time the house is clean I run out of energy and never get to the office so it is horrible. I always start in the front room so this is ongoing. My poor office.

  • Renee April 19, 2010, 2:22 pm

    Best cleaning habit: vacumming- loove it!
    worst habit: mopping…uggh the worst!

  • Katie April 19, 2010, 2:23 pm

    I’m great about unloading the dishes… but not so good about sweeping when I eat in my bedroom!

  • marjan April 19, 2010, 2:24 pm

    best habit: i love cleaning, i clean anything and everything, and i stay up late some nights just to clean. clears my mind and lessens my anxiety!

    worst habit: i ask my friends if i can clean their houses/apartments. sometimes i actually clean them, which is nice YET invasive/offensive on my behalf. i just love cleaning. it’s an addiction.

  • Heather April 19, 2010, 2:24 pm

    Best: cleaning the kitchen & bathrooms
    Worst: Dusting!!

  • Lara (Thinspired) April 19, 2010, 2:24 pm

    My best habit is wiping down the kitchen and bathroom sinks nightly. My worst is probably all things floor-related. I just hate dealing with them!

  • Astrid April 19, 2010, 2:25 pm

    Best: Cleaning up the kitchen counter.
    Worst: Cleaning up the bathroom counter.

  • Erin April 19, 2010, 2:26 pm

    My best: I can’t sleep at night unless I know the kitchen is clean & all of the dishes are put away.
    My worst: I hate folding and putting away laundry! I always have stacks of folded laundry all over my bedroom, and my clothes get wrinkly because I leave them in the dryer for so long.

  • Erica April 19, 2010, 2:26 pm

    My best habit would be vacuuming thanks to our hairy dogs. My worst is laundry! It will sit forever!

  • Sarah April 19, 2010, 2:27 pm

    Best would be probably cleaning up my kitchen – I like the feeling of having clean counters. Worst – where to begin? 🙂 I would say bathrooms (yuck) or leaving my laundry in the dryer for days because I don’t feel like folding it!

  • Robyn April 19, 2010, 2:27 pm

    I’ve made your polenta pie recipe and love it!

    • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 5:47 pm

      thank you!!!

  • Megan April 19, 2010, 2:27 pm

    Best cleaning habit: I put my plastic dishdrain through the dishwasher every couple weeks to get out the gunk and goo that builds up in the corners.
    Worst cleaning habit: Dusting blinds. I only do this at Spring Cleaning for sure 🙁 Good thing it’s an apartment…and I’m moving to a new one with clean blinds!

  • Caitlin in MD April 19, 2010, 2:27 pm

    Best habit: When I clean, I am extremely thorough. Worst habit: For some reason I can only tackle cleaning in terms of the whole house at once. I wish I could break it up and do a little at a time!

  • Emily April 19, 2010, 2:29 pm

    I tried the tubed polenta once and wasn’t a fan, but yours looks pretty good! What app do you have on your phone for the recipes? Or is that your website??

    My best cleaning habit is cleaning up dog poop when he has an accident in the house!

    My worst? Everything else. I really hate cleaning. There are so much other more productive things I could be doing (i.e. catching up on the DVR, blog reading, etc!).

    • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 5:47 pm

      that’s my website 🙂

  • Amy @ Second City Randomness April 19, 2010, 2:30 pm

    I am crazy about cleaning my glass coffee table- it bugs me when people sit and can see any little streak or water stain.

    My worst is the bathroom… I do not scrub my shower nearly as often as I should- especially considering it’s a place where I’m supposed to be getting clean…

  • elaine April 19, 2010, 2:33 pm

    my best habit is washing the dishes immediately after using them and my worst is mopping. i hate mopping the floors! i’ve even tried doing it to fun music and using the mop as a microphone. i think that only works in the movies! 🙂

  • Kate April 19, 2010, 2:33 pm

    My best habit is probably cleaning up my dishes nightly so they don’t pile up too bad.

    My worst is definitely anything having to do with the bathroom – beyond wiping down counters and scrubbing the toilet, I’m terrible, until it gets noticeably bad!

    I’m moving in a month and I have started to use moving as an excuse not to clean too!

  • Anne P April 19, 2010, 2:33 pm

    My best: keeping things tidy and in their correct places.

    My worst: DUSTING!!! I loathe dusting. Also, scrubbing the floors.

  • Hannah Hawley April 19, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Best – Keeping the bathroom and living room clean, picking up daily.

    Worst – Kitchen and dishes, love a clean kitchen, HATE doing the dishes.

  • Erin April 19, 2010, 2:35 pm

    Best- I can clean dishes and the kitchen with the best of them!

    Worst- I hate dusting. I’m horrible at it too.

  • Kari April 19, 2010, 2:36 pm

    best – laundry! even though i do it probably too infrequently, i’m awesome at it.

    worst – kitchen. i hate doing dishes, although i do love cooking in a clean environment.

  • holly April 19, 2010, 2:41 pm

    Best — vacuuming, I hardcore vacuum every Saturday and dust buster vacuum every day. I have a 14month old little girl that likes to eat things off the floor (eww gross) so I have to spot vacuum after every meal and snack.

    Worst — bathroom, I HATE CLEANING THE BATHROOMS!! Especially my husbands sink with all the beard hair. so gross!!!

  • Krista April 19, 2010, 2:42 pm

    My BEST and WORST cleaning habit are the same, actually – I have a lady clean my house every 3 weeks for my sanity! Some people find it smart since I work full time and have a toddler, and others find it lazy. Works for us though. =)

  • Michele April 19, 2010, 2:42 pm

    Best: Kitchen… the only thing that is ever clean in my apartment!

    Worst: Even though my best is the kitchen, my worst is the microwave! Ugh, I can’t stand all the crusted, gross, impossible to scrub off food that gets stuck everywhere. Okay, this is probably my fault, but hey I’m always in a hurry!

  • Amanda April 19, 2010, 2:44 pm

    BEST – kitchen, especially dishes and the kids toys…always cleaned up
    WORST – sweeping and vacuuming.

  • Emily April 19, 2010, 2:46 pm

    I keep kitchen counters spic-n-span. But I HATE vacuuming with a passion…I think it’s the noise that gets to me. Oh and window cleaning.

  • Sabrina April 19, 2010, 2:49 pm

    My best cleaning habit is I clean the toilet every time the toilet paper roll runs out. I use the cardboard roll to scrub the inside of my toilet (strange but it works!) and my toilet stays spic and span. My worst cleaning habit is that I hate hate hate to vacuum. For some reason I will put it off forever, but then when I pull it out to use it I realize that it wasn’t really that hard, and it makes such an impact!

  • kristin April 19, 2010, 2:50 pm

    my best – kitchen counters. my worst – ALL MY FLOORS ARE HARDWOOD! Its impossible to keep clean!

  • Wendy G April 19, 2010, 2:52 pm

    Best cleaning habit – I thoroughly clean the kitchen after dinner. I had roommates who would let the dishes sit for days – gross! My husband and I have a “never go to bed with a dirty kitchen” policy. Worst – cleaning windows. It’s so hard to get them streak free! I always get frustrated and give up.

  • Sarah April 19, 2010, 2:52 pm

    BEST: I’m really good about cleaning out the fridge (probably because I want to know what’s in it). WORST: Um, I often ignore cleaning so that I can do fun things instead ie. exercising, reading. I HATE cleaning because it just gets messy again. It seems like wasted energy ; )

  • Heather @ (The Single Dish) April 19, 2010, 2:52 pm

    Best- I always do my dishes after I eat that day, I never let them sit in the sink. I also make my bed every morning as soon as I get up.
    Worst- I always throw my clothes on the chair and don’t hang them up!!! Bad.

  • Stephanie April 19, 2010, 2:52 pm

    Best habit – cleaning counter tops daily, they must be clean and organized. Worst habit-cleaning the bathroom counter tops…for some reason it’s acceptable for long brown hairs to be everywhere. Ick!

  • Rachel S April 19, 2010, 2:53 pm

    I really hate dusting!! It’s just such a hassle to take everything off shelves, desks, etc and have to put it all back. On the other hand, I love wiping down any glass surface!

  • Erin April 19, 2010, 2:53 pm

    I love polenta! I’ll definitely have to add this recipe to my binder of ones to try.

    My worst habit is letting my husband be in charge of his own bathroom. That place is a sty!

    My best is actually vacuuming all the corners and underneath the furniture in the living room.

  • Melissa April 19, 2010, 2:53 pm

    Best: Cleaning the Kitchen
    Worst: Bathrooms, especially the showers, ugh.

  • Jessica April 19, 2010, 2:56 pm

    Worst – Dishes. I hate doing dishes.

    Best: Vacuuming. I like to try and see the lines. I’m looking forward to the days when we don’t have carpet!

  • Theorist April 19, 2010, 2:56 pm

    Best: Cleaning the bathroom regularly.
    Worst: Dishes. I sooo wish I had a dishwasher. Le sigh.

  • Jamie @ EcoStella April 19, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I actually like doing the laundry, but I detest doing the dishes. Which is really bad since I love to cook and hate cleaning up afterwards.

  • Randi April 19, 2010, 3:01 pm

    Best cleaning habit would be the dishes, can’t let them pile up. Worst would be the bathroom… it’s hard when you live alone!

  • Lauren April 19, 2010, 3:03 pm

    My best habits I only do rarely, haha! I think my best habit is that when I actually do clean I do it thoroughly (unlike a certain male that lives in my house). My worst habit is cleaning the floors, I hate mopping!

  • emily April 19, 2010, 3:03 pm

    Best – I always clean as I cook.
    Worst – when I get home from school I pile all my crap up on the table and now our eat space is basically my desk.

  • Tina April 19, 2010, 3:05 pm

    Best: Cleaning the kitchen (this is because the dishwasher does most of the work)

    Worst: Laundry ~ YUK!

  • Rebecca Edgeworth April 19, 2010, 3:06 pm

    my best cleaning habit is that once the house is clean I am very good about staying on top of everything. my worst habit is that once i lose that momentum it takes a long time to get it back! So i have stretches of very clean and stretches of not so clean.

  • Samantha April 19, 2010, 3:08 pm

    Best: doing laundry actually, I like the fresh smell & warmth of the newly washed clothes

    Worst: DISHES! I wish they would just do themselves. Haha!

  • Carrie H April 19, 2010, 3:10 pm

    I always clean the bathroom, wash the towels and change our sheets once a week, however, I hate mopping and almost never do it. With agolden retriever that goes running in mud, swims in the river and plays in the snow in winter, my floor gets DISGUSTING. Oh well!

  • Tracey @ TropicalHappiness April 19, 2010, 3:10 pm

    My best habit: Swiffering regularly, and scrubbing down the bathrooms. Worst habit: letting laundry pile up too long.

  • Sara April 19, 2010, 3:11 pm

    Those cleaning products look great! I’m always on the lookout for one’s that don’t have a nasty small.
    Best: Vaccuming the house every weekend.
    Worst: Dishes! I never seem to be able to get ahead!

  • Beki April 19, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Best cleaning habbit: I always clean as I cook, so there is not a huge messs when I’m done.

    Worst cleaning habbit: I will not dust!!! I absolutley hate it and refuse to do it. ( im not sure why, because it can’t take that long to do lol)

  • Christine April 19, 2010, 3:13 pm

    I’m pretty good at keeping out kitchen clean since we’re in there so much and it’s open to the rest of the house. But my worst habit is definitely the master shower – it’s a tiled stand up and is IMPOSSIBLE to keep clean!!

  • JT (The Faux Foodie Girl) April 19, 2010, 3:13 pm

    Best: clean kitchen and bathroom every day
    Worst: leaving clean laundry in the baskets waiting to be folded for weeks on. Sometimes the laundry doesn’t even make it to the closet or drawers, especially the running clothes.

  • Brooke April 19, 2010, 3:13 pm

    Best- Dishes hands down, I hate when they pile up or when food is left on the plate to dry! Mmm yes left over food from a week ago! YUMMY!
    Worst- Dusting, oh my gosh I’d rather let it pile up an inch thick before I even look at touching it {is’t that SO NASTY}! I just loathe dusting!

  • Effie April 19, 2010, 3:15 pm

    Best habit: cleaning the entire kitchen immediately after cooking and many times during cooking. Also vaccuming, with three pets you have to.

    Worst habit: cleaning the bathrooms, between my hair and my hubbie’s beard hair we could make a whole new person. 😉

  • Gina G April 19, 2010, 3:17 pm

    best: cleaning the kitchen
    worst: most likely the bathroom!

  • Anisha April 19, 2010, 3:17 pm

    best habit: dishes! there is never a pileup in my sink!
    worst habit: probably the bathroom. it’s clean but i don’t give it the good scrubbing down it deserves often enough!

  • Denise April 19, 2010, 3:19 pm

    Best Habit: Keeping up with the laundry…. I do one load every single day then it NEVER piles up! ( Now if I could only get my family to help put the folded clothes away, I’d really be in business!)

    Worst Habit: Cleaning the toilets…What a DISGUSTING job!!!!

  • Jessica April 19, 2010, 3:19 pm

    Best: Keeping up with the clutter! No piles at our house.
    Worst: Cleaning the shower. I HATE, HATE, HATE it!

  • ashleigh April 19, 2010, 3:20 pm

    my best habit is doing the dishes every night. worst is everything else. i hate cleaning and i live alone so i have to do it all!!

  • Erica Rose April 19, 2010, 3:21 pm

    My best habit is disinfecting my kitchen sponges (get them wet, pop em in the microwave for 2 minutes, voila! Careful, they’re super HOT!!). Worst, probably dishes. I can let them sit there for a really loooooong time.

  • Katheryn April 19, 2010, 3:21 pm

    best habit: I clean everything every week. I have a day for doing most everything and I stick with it every week.

    worst habit: Cleaning the shower and ironing. We have glass doors in our shower that I hate scrubbing. As for ironing, I find it so boring that I wait until I have a couple hours of it to do and then pop in a movie while I do it.

  • Amanda April 19, 2010, 3:24 pm

    Best Habit: I’m very organized in every aspect and every room of the house except for…
    Worst Habit: my room! I’m not in it much besides when I sleep, so I always have folded piles of clothes sitting on the floor that I swear I’ll get to putting away, then I end up wearing them, then more piles come, haha!

  • Christy April 19, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Best habit – cleaning the kitchen after every meal.
    Worst habit – bathroom and shower! I leave that for the husband. 😉

  • Erica April 19, 2010, 3:26 pm

    I just discovered your blog through No Meat Athlete and I just had to comment, contest or no contest, because I’m doing almost the exact same thing! I haven’t really cleaned for months because I’m moving at the end of June/beginning of July too! I guess I should go into spring cleaning mode, but haven’t yet.

    My worst habit is probably letting the clean laundry pile up on top of the dresser rather than putting it in the closet or dresser and justifying it by saying I’m just going to wear it all again soon anyway and it’s just going to get dirty again.

    • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 5:48 pm

      welcome to HTP! No Meat Athlete is such a great blog!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 19, 2010, 3:27 pm

    I am a complete clean freak, so cleaning isn’t a problem for me…but I’d have to say cleaning the shower and toilet would be my least favorite chore. Yay for GREEN products!

  • Elise April 19, 2010, 3:27 pm

    Best Habit: washing the dishes and cleaning up after I cook.
    Worst Habit: hanging my clothes up. By the end of every week (sometimes multiple weeks) there is a pile of clothes I have tried on and decided not to wear in front of my closet. This happens without fail, and thus its become a part of my routine.

  • Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful April 19, 2010, 3:28 pm

    I’m a pretty clean person so I have to say this is a great giveaway for me. My best cleaning habit is that I basically keep the apt spick and span, but my least favorite has to be the bathroom. It just gets so dirty so fast!

  • Therese Dansby April 19, 2010, 3:33 pm

    Best: Cloroxing the sink every few days… a dirty sink really grosses me out!

    Worst: Avoiding cleaning the toilet. Cleaning the bathrooms was always “my” weekend chore growing up (I don’t know how the cards fell that way, come to think of it). Anyway, my parents have 6 BATHROOMS and I have 3 brothers!!! I never want to clean another toilet as long as I live.

  • Suzanne April 19, 2010, 3:35 pm

    Best: washing dishes and wiping down stove top and counters every day.

    Worst: dusting and putting away clean laundry.

    I would love to win these products!!

  • Kendel April 19, 2010, 3:38 pm

    Good luck with your spring cleaning! This week I’m sharing Homemade Remedies for Green Spring cleaning. It must be in the air. Not really a habit, but a good trick to remove pet hair from furniture is to put on a rubber glove and just wiping the fur away. It starts to ball up and is so simple to then remove. Best of all, no vacuuming required!

  • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 3:39 pm

    Haha I have a whole gray area of cleaning habits!

    Best: keeping the fridge spotless! No old food or mystery stickiness!

    Worst: putting clean clothes on the floor. After they come out of the dryer, they usually get dumped on the floor in front of my dresser. About a week later, I’ll get fed up and fold them!

  • NC April 19, 2010, 3:40 pm

    My best cleaning habit has to cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom .. the two places that gets used the most … 🙂 . I hate vaccuming… I usually blast the music when I am cleaning the kitchen so dancing is involved while I am cleaning .. sounds weird , it makes the process of cleaning a little bit enjoyable I guess .. I would love to try shaklee products , thanks for the giveaway ..

  • Laura April 19, 2010, 3:45 pm

    Best: I clean the majority of my house 1-2 times a week
    Worst: The part that I don’t clean 1-2 times a week would be mopping the floors and vacuuming. I hate having to move everything! Oh, and I am absolutely terrible about washing dishes. Hate it!

  • Sarah @ Long Legs Healthy Life April 19, 2010, 3:48 pm

    Holy iPhone case Caitlin! Is it an Otterbox? I have one for my work blackberry, and it makes my phone look like a brick!

  • Jenny April 19, 2010, 3:58 pm

    My best – recycling.
    My worst – vacuuming…uhg!

  • Jessie April 19, 2010, 3:59 pm

    Worst: I’m a stressed med student, and definitely let that impact my cleaning habits in pretty much every way.
    Bets: But at least I do my laundry so that I don’t stink up my classrooms?

  • Robin April 19, 2010, 4:01 pm

    I’d have to say my best cleaning habit is the kitchen counters. My worst would definitely be sweeping/mopping. I’m lucky if I get that done once a month! I do, however vacuum regularly because I love doing it! 🙂

  • Amanda April 19, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Best: washing dishes/keeping the kitchen clean
    worst: cleaning the toilets and vacuuming.

  • Emily Eats and Exercises April 19, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Best: My boyfriend and I couldn’t come up with one! I’m a complete slob!!

    Worst: There are many to choose from but I’d say my worst is leaving dirty dishes in our upstairs living room without even getting them into the kitchen sink…

  • Natalie (The Sweets Life) April 19, 2010, 4:05 pm

    best: i pick up clutter every night so these are never out of control
    worst: our kitchen floors–i’m so messy when i cook!

  • Erin April 19, 2010, 4:07 pm

    BEST: Actually vacuuming…I HATE walking around on a dirty floor, it makes me cringe!!
    WORST: After I wear something that doesn’t need to be washed, I have a horrible habit of not hanging it back up. Eventually I have a pile accumulated of clothes…not pretty!!!!!

  • Crystal April 19, 2010, 4:10 pm

    My best habit is I sweep every day.

    The worst is I typically don’t wash dishes unless we’ve run out of something (the dishwasher has been broken for a month and I hate hand washing).

  • Ellen April 19, 2010, 4:11 pm

    my best habit: cleaning out the fridge. i hate having too much stuff in there and not knowing what it all is, so i’m always cleaning it out and tossing stuff.

    my worst: cleaning the bathroom. ew!

  • Erica April 19, 2010, 4:11 pm

    YUM! That polenta dish looks so so tasty. Congrats on the race this weekend (sorry a little behind in commenting ;)). These products look awesome. I’m a crazy cleaner. I give the whole house a full clean 1x per week and do vac/wiping down once of twice throughout the week just to keep the main traffic areas fresh. So I guess thats my best 🙂 Worst- cleaning windows…I so need to get on this

  • Allison April 19, 2010, 4:13 pm

    Best: I wipe down the bathroom with Lysol wipes multiple times a week.
    Worst: I don’t sweep nearly enough and the floor can get gross.

  • Christy April 19, 2010, 4:14 pm

    Best: Laundry! I’m obsessed with clean clothes/towels/sheets, I’d do laundry every day of the week if i could!

    Worst: I hate doing dishes! When I’m at work I have no problem washing out my bowels, coffee mug, etc. but when I get home it’s like pulling teeth to get me to do the dishes! I just get lazy and don’t want to get my hands wet lol

  • Chelsea April 19, 2010, 4:27 pm

    Best – Kitchen & Bathroom (thats what counts anyway right??? haha)

    Worst- laundry – especially putting away clean clothes!

  • diana April 19, 2010, 4:28 pm

    best: when i’m in a mood to clean, which is probably once a month, or when i have guests coming over. when i do clean, i put 110% effort (knowing that i won’t be cleaning again in the next month).

    worst: when i’m not in a mood to clean, which is almost everyday :X i actually do have the worst – it was cleaning my bathtub after my brother’s ex-girlfriend using it. she was so dirty!

  • Cara April 19, 2010, 4:28 pm

    Best ~ cleaning out the fridge weekly….
    Worst ~ Dusting… can’t stand that!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 19, 2010, 4:31 pm

    I don’t mind any cleaning involving the kitchen but I HATE cleaning my bathroom!

  • Erin April 19, 2010, 4:31 pm

    Best-Dishes always done after dinner
    Worst-cleaning floors

  • Stina @ Girl Can April 19, 2010, 4:33 pm

    Best: Cleaning the bathroom. I HATE a dirty bathroom. I don’t feel like I can get clean in a dirt bathroom.

    Worst: It’s a toss up between dishes and laundry. I hate doing both. I put laundry off as long as possible, and I’m terrible about putting my clean clothes away. I do dishes daily (or every other day), but only because I have to.

  • Kellie April 19, 2010, 4:36 pm

    Best habit- kitchen counters are always clutter free and wiped down.
    Worst- Can’t decide! I HATE mopping and I HATE deep cleaning the shower!

  • Stina @ Girl Can April 19, 2010, 4:37 pm

    Thing of it this way: cleaning gives you a chance to weed through your stuff before the big move.

    I always do a big cleaning before I move. I get rid of any clothes I haven’t worn in the lsat 8 – 12 months. I throw away things I don’t use. I’m a super-purger. Plus, it’s silly to move thing unnecessarily!

  • Becky April 19, 2010, 4:41 pm

    My best habit is keeping the kitchen clean, but my worst is DEFINITELY vacuuming. I don’t mind sweeping, but I really hate the noise of vacuum cleaners!

  • diana April 19, 2010, 4:42 pm

    if messy means neat & clean, then life would be easy! we would have more time to get things done (;

  • Midgetkeeper April 19, 2010, 4:43 pm

    Best: Keeping up with it every day. I like cleaning.

    Worst: Hate laundry, hate, hate hate. It piles up.

  • Kristie April 19, 2010, 4:45 pm

    My best cleaning habit? Probably keeping the kitchen clean because I’m in there cooking and baking often enough that I’d go crazy if it weren’t clean! My worst is definitely mopping the floors – I have hardwood floors but I would so much rather vacuum! Too bad that doesn’t really clean it up haha.

  • Mylene April 19, 2010, 4:49 pm

    My best would be I do laundry constantly so as to not let it build up, and with 3 kids it piles up fast! My worst? I refuse to dust/clean anything that I can’t see above or reach, and I’m only 5″1′!

  • Jessie April 19, 2010, 4:50 pm

    best: cleaning the kitchen counters, sink, etc.

    worst: cleaning the shower… soap scum be damned!

  • Liz April 19, 2010, 4:52 pm

    best: I enjoy doing the laundry and after a stressful day can be found folding cloths!
    worst: pretty much everything else. I am the seriously messy. I guess my worst would be the dishes? I only do them like once a week…

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) April 19, 2010, 4:56 pm

    Best—laundry weekly and dishes nightly.
    Worst- EVERY thing else.

  • Brandy April 19, 2010, 4:57 pm

    My best would be never leaving dirty dishes out or in the sink. They get put in the dishwasher or washed right after they are used. My worst cleaning habit is hiding stuff behind closed closet or cabinet doors.

  • Amanda April 19, 2010, 5:02 pm

    My best habit is probably keeping my room clean. My worst is leaving dishes in the sink : (

  • Annie April 19, 2010, 5:07 pm

    Lunch looks super!

    Best: I usually try to do a quick run through of my apartment each night before bed and pick up papers, clothes, and try to straighten things up so I don’t have to worry about it in the morning. Also, I really like keeping my kitchen/bathroom counters spotless.

    Worst: Mopping the kitchen floor and cleaning the tub.

  • J April 19, 2010, 5:08 pm

    there are good cleaning habits?

    i have collected many bad habits over the years…clutter is my worst.

  • Cait April 19, 2010, 5:11 pm

    my best is that I am a generally tidy person, I really enjoy a clean room and living area, so I work a little bit every day to tidy up.
    my worst is that this is not my habit with dishes:after making a meal, I let the dirty dishes stay in the sink until the end of the day. I really want to change this habit as it ruins the appeal of a tidy kitchen.

  • Amanda (The Shoe Perspective) April 19, 2010, 5:11 pm

    Best: umm.. I shower regularly and put my laundry in the hamper..??

    Worst: Cleaning my room. It’s a mess and you can’t find anything unless you’re ME! 😛

    My parents usually do all the cooking and cleaning, considering I’m a minor and I’m forbidden to be legally emancipated, plus, no one makes cookies like my mom!

  • mama April 19, 2010, 5:13 pm

    best- being tidy, i hate clutter, oh and i never leave a dirty dish in the sink, they all go straight to the dishwasher

    worst- probably mopping, i hate it!

  • bobbie (mymamaruns) April 19, 2010, 5:15 pm

    I am excited to try this polenta recipe. I’ve been looking around for a good one!
    I am good about washing the dishes right after every meal.
    I am bad about keeping my bedroom clean. It’s always the last thing I get to because I’m so worried about the rest of the house and everyone else’s room.
    I know I can shut the door to my bedroom if someone “stops by”

  • Tiffanie April 19, 2010, 5:15 pm

    best – Lighting candles and making it smell pretty
    worst – the same thing! Cause (read between the lines) very little cleaning taking place – lol!

  • Danielle April 19, 2010, 5:21 pm

    Best: Doing dishes
    Worst: Cleaning the bathroom (gross, I know!)

  • Julia @ British Bride April 19, 2010, 5:27 pm

    Best: toilets and sinks – it’s true!
    Worst: ironing (if that counts).

  • Laura April 19, 2010, 5:31 pm

    Best – I always clean the dishes right after I use them and generally try to keep everything tidy.
    Worst – I hate cleaning the bathroom!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly April 19, 2010, 5:32 pm

    Best: I make my bed everyday and NEVER have dishes in the sink
    Worst: Dusting and toilets!! BLECH!

  • Nicole T. April 19, 2010, 5:37 pm

    Best: Laundry (including folding it!)
    Worst: Cleaning the bathroom

  • Mariel April 19, 2010, 5:37 pm

    Best: I always wash dishes when I’m done cooking & eating.
    Worst: Sometimes it takes lots of motivation to clean the bathroom! 🙂

  • eatdrinkandbemerrynyc April 19, 2010, 5:38 pm

    Best: tidying and straightening every corner, remote, piece of paper etc.

    Worst: cleaning the bathroom. utter refusal…BLECH!!!


  • Hilary April 19, 2010, 5:46 pm

    Bookmarking the polenta pie. I freakin love polenta and that looks amazing!

    Best habit – wiping down kitchen counter (do it multiple times a day)
    Worst habit – mopping floors (never do it. Husband does on occasion. Both HATE it)

  • Lauren April 19, 2010, 5:46 pm

    Hmmm…my best would have to be keeping the kitchen floor clean. Worst would be cleaning the shower…things are looking a little scary in there these days!

  • Alicia April 19, 2010, 5:55 pm

    I can get laundry done like it’s nobody’s business.

    I am horrible about cleaning bathrooms. UGH I hate it!

  • Lauren April 19, 2010, 5:58 pm

    Best: I’m a pro at folding laundry!
    Worst: I hate to vacuum and will avoid it if at all possible.

  • Noralee April 19, 2010, 6:00 pm

    My best: vacuuming. My worst: I hate folding clothes!
    I bet that stuff is amazing!

  • Carly April 19, 2010, 6:04 pm

    I don’t know that I even have a good habit!

    Best: laundry

    Worst: dusting

  • Andrea @ TastebudApproved April 19, 2010, 6:08 pm

    Best: cleaning as I cook. I can’t stand a messy kitchen!

    Worst: cleaning the inside/outside of my car. I seriously think that only happens about once a year.

  • sarah April 19, 2010, 6:13 pm

    i really love to clean – my best habit is that i clean the entire house, up and down, once a week every single week – it is squeaky clean by the end! my worst habit is not taking out the trash, which is totally gross. i just hate doing it!

  • Tracy April 19, 2010, 6:17 pm

    best – dishes/kitchen. Worst – piling up clothes in my room – by Friday it’s a disaster, then it starts all over again on Monday!

  • Natalie April 19, 2010, 6:17 pm

    Best: My stinky bullies get a bath once a week

    Worst: dusting! I HATE it. I cleaned 3 blinds this spring then gave up dusting them so the rest are starting to look a little grey:-/

  • Jenna April 19, 2010, 6:20 pm

    Best: cleaning the bathroom Worst: laundry

    Luckily my husband and I are opposites on this so it makes “chores” a little less painful 😉

  • Larissa April 19, 2010, 6:24 pm

    best: i love to wash dishes
    worst: i hate to sweep- i vaccuum the kitchen !

  • Cellabella April 19, 2010, 6:28 pm

    Best: definitely cleaning dishes and putting them away (although my husband may list that in my worst category since I’m so obsessive about it – I’ll do the dishes right after I cook and just let my dinner get cold!) Worst: Vacuuming as well! And dusting. Hate dusting 😛

  • Brooke April 19, 2010, 6:32 pm

    My best cleaning habit is vacuuming, there is something about it that I just really enjoy. My best cleaning habit is bathtubs, I hate cleaning them.

  • Tami April 19, 2010, 6:32 pm

    Oh my!! I have more bad cleaning habits then good ones! I don’t do the dishes right away, I never make my bed, and to get me to get on my hands and knees and scrub floors and baseboards would take a lot of money! The good thing about me is laundry. I HAVE to have my family of 4’s laundry done every weekend or I FREAK!

  • Lindsey April 19, 2010, 6:33 pm

    Best? Laundry! I do at least a load a day, more if I need to. I hate dirty clothes! (even if they’re where they belong – in the hamper!)
    Worst… I hate dusting. And really dislike mopping. Ew.

  • Becca April 19, 2010, 6:35 pm

    My best cleaning hapit would have to be doing dishes…I go crazy with a sinkful! The worst would be cleaning the bathroom…everything about it makes me crazy!

  • Kellie@obsessivelyhealthy April 19, 2010, 6:38 pm

    I clean all the time. Maybe it’s my OCD, but the bathroom gets cleaned at least 3 times a day. It is probably cleaner than my kitchen table.

  • Pauline April 19, 2010, 6:43 pm

    My best cleaning habit would have to be doing my laundry. My worst is definitely a tie between making my bed and doing the dishes in my dorm. 🙂

  • Kim King April 19, 2010, 6:43 pm

    My best cleaning habit would be laundry, my worst cleaning habit would be letting the house get so bad that I’m in a panic to clean before I have company.

  • Jenn April 19, 2010, 6:47 pm

    Best habit is cleaning the dishes AS I dirty them. My worst habit? Cleaning the toilets…totally grosses me out 😛

  • Abby April 19, 2010, 6:55 pm

    I clean when I get stressed or I’m busy and I’m procrastinating. I think my husband wished I was stressed or busy more often!

  • ari April 19, 2010, 7:05 pm

    i live in a dorm so all i really have to do is make my bed. which i don’t 🙂

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 19, 2010, 7:06 pm

    My best is my organization and cleaning my fishy tank weekly. For sure my worst is laundry. Yikes!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) April 19, 2010, 7:08 pm

    Best cleaning habits: Everything in the house (I’m type A all the way).
    Worst cleaning habits: The car 😕

  • Lindsey April 19, 2010, 7:09 pm

    Best: Keeping my own bedroom spotless.
    Worst: Keeping the rest of the house clean. It’s a war zone! lol

  • Shauna April 19, 2010, 7:25 pm

    Best: washing dishes immediately after using them
    Worst: cleaning the shower/tub. I attempt it very rarely!

  • Kristina April 19, 2010, 7:45 pm

    Hmm… cleaning habits, I keep the kitchen VERY clean… worst? dusting.

    What I *REALLY* wanted to comment on is the polenta pie!! My mom comes over to my house every Monday, and today we made this for lunch! We both LOVED it!! You are right, it tastes very “cheesy” which is always YUM 🙂

    Thanks for this fabulous recipe, I will make it again and again!!

    • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 7:49 pm

      i am so glad you liked it!

  • tiffany April 19, 2010, 7:55 pm

    best cleaning habit – picking up all my clothes off of the floor every night after throwing them around looking for outfits during the day. worst habit – not vacuuming… haven’t done it since february! eek!

  • Kathleen April 19, 2010, 8:00 pm

    I love vacuuming and laundry. I hate anything to do with garbage (I really don’t like touching the bags when I live with someone who eats meat because I irrationally imagine germy bloody meat juice all over it).

  • Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN April 19, 2010, 8:00 pm

    Can I just tell you how ironic it is that you posted this recipe for polenta pie again today? I literally picked up the ingredients on my lunch hour today, to make sometime this week. Then I get home and see that you actually made it today – random! 😉

    • Caitlin April 19, 2010, 8:03 pm

      i hope you like it!

      • Kristina April 19, 2010, 8:38 pm

        weee! 🙂 yes, Jessica you’re gonna LOVE it! I made it for the first time today 🙂

  • Amber April 19, 2010, 8:17 pm

    Best-cleaning the bathroom
    Worst -cleaning out the closet =)

  • jamie April 19, 2010, 8:17 pm

    i love doing the dishes (“love” being a relative term), and i hate taking the garbage out (though I don’t mind removing or replacing the bag)

  • kara April 19, 2010, 8:26 pm

    Best-???? I wash the dishes pretty often….
    Worst- Everything. I only like to do deep cleaning once or twice a year and just try to keep things tidy the rest of the time.

  • Lauren @ A Fit Foodie April 19, 2010, 8:26 pm

    My best cleaning habit is cleaning off the dishes. The worst is cleaning the tub/shower! Ugh!!!

  • Emily C. April 19, 2010, 8:27 pm

    Best: Laundry (which isn’t saying much since there is a HUGE pile of it to be done right now).

    Worst: Floors for sure.

  • Heather C April 19, 2010, 8:31 pm

    Oh yay cleaning products – I love new cleaning products!
    Best: Dishes
    Worst: dusting

  • VCK April 19, 2010, 8:31 pm

    Best: I make my bed every single morning.
    Worst: Mopping the kitchen floor. It’s a dark color, so if I can’t see the dirt, it’s not there, right?

  • Brynn April 19, 2010, 8:36 pm

    Best: I like cleaning and am good about most chores. I clean the kitchen obsessively.
    Worst: I have dusted once since I moved in a year and a half ago.

  • Vicki M April 19, 2010, 8:37 pm

    I love to vacuum, but I hate pretty much everything else, which means that you definitely shouldn’t bring your white gloves to my house!

  • jessica April 19, 2010, 8:40 pm

    My kitchen is immaculate, but I’d rather clean the toilet with a toothbrush than get all of the stains of my two-year-old’s clothes before throwing them in the laundry.

  • Mary April 19, 2010, 8:45 pm

    My best cleaning habit : the kitchen is ALWAYS spotless
    my worst: the LAUNDRY. not only does it pile up but I hate folding it and putting it away!

  • christy from pittsburgh April 19, 2010, 8:49 pm

    best cleaning habit: always make bed (does that count?) and no dirty dishes!

    my worst: hm…… i dont wash my sheets as often as I should…eek!

  • jvegegirl April 19, 2010, 8:55 pm

    Best? Doing laundry every week.
    Worst? Forgetting to wash dishes lol!

  • Kristen April 19, 2010, 8:59 pm

    favorite: vacuuming – I love how my rugs look with the
    “vacuum lines”! hahaha

    least favorite: dishes – I hate that my hands get all
    wrinkly! I need to get some rubber gloves.

  • Christine April 19, 2010, 9:05 pm

    My best habit: cleaning my dishes & kitchen! Once I clean my dishes, I get into kitchen-cleaning-mode and wipe down the counters, stove, sink, etc.

    My worst habit: Vacuuming as well … =[

  • Allie April 19, 2010, 9:12 pm

    i am compulsively neat- my mother even labelled me obsessive yesterday. i love to dust. but…i lived in my last apartment for almost 5 months without a vacuum!!! i hate it!

  • Whitney April 19, 2010, 9:14 pm

    I love to put away my clothes and make my bed everyday since I live in a house with 5 other girls; things can get too messy. I am, however, HORRIBLE at dusting. I don’t do it until I can see that layer of ick and then I know what I’ll be doing on Saturday night.

  • laura April 19, 2010, 9:44 pm

    best = i do laundry every sunday and fold/put away the clothes as soon as they are out of the dryer!

    worst = dropping off my shoes/jacket/bag as soon as i walk in the door! drives my roomies NUTS!

  • Cristina April 19, 2010, 9:57 pm

    best-err…that is a good question. I guess keeping my bathroom counter pretty clean/putting toiletries away after I use them (the counter is so tiny I don’t have a choice! ha)

    worst-taking the laundry out of the dryer, then realizing I’m too tired to fold it, and dumping it in a big pile on the floor! Then it gets wrinkled and I have to put it back in the dryer the next day (or whenever I get around to it…)

  • Janelle April 19, 2010, 10:09 pm

    I am great at wiping out the sink and keeping counters clean, but Hate, HATE to clean the shower.

  • Caroline April 19, 2010, 10:09 pm

    Best: LOVE fresh laundry & a clean bathroom

    Worst: Clothes all over the floor .. I’m so indecisive when I get dressed to go out!

  • Lauren April 19, 2010, 10:25 pm

    My best habit: Dishes! (which did NOT come about until I got married)
    My worst habit: Pretty much anything else. Dusting, laundry, cleaning the bathroom. You name it. I have a huge dislike for cleaning…

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 19, 2010, 10:35 pm

    I am the best at getting the clutter put away and out of sight. Mostly, because having it out drives me CRAZY! But I am absolutely the worst with dusting. Every single flat surface in my apartment right now needs to be dusted. In fact, I just might tackle that tomorrow! Or not… =)

  • maria @ Chasing the Now April 19, 2010, 10:36 pm

    My worst is definitely dishes. I hate doing them so I don’t wash them as I go. My best is probably picking up after myself. I hate seeing random things sitting around instead of where they actually belong. It drives my husband NUTS!

  • Macrae April 19, 2010, 10:38 pm

    Best Habit: Never leaving dirty dishes after a meal. Worst Habit: Changing my sheets—I do it often but hate it! I can never get the sheets on right!

  • Ali April 19, 2010, 10:47 pm

    Best: bathrooms!! I actually like the smell of most bathroom cleaners. weird I know.
    Worst: unloading the dishwasher. I make my husband do it 🙂

  • Tory April 19, 2010, 10:53 pm

    Hi Caitlin!

    I just found your blog through Oh She Glows. I am already a HUGE fan of yours 🙂 I love your daily posts about the food you’re consuming. Right now I’m living vicariously through health/fitness blogs (I live in Northern Rural Alaska) because of our lack of resources.

    I just wanted to say thank you for your inspiring work with Operation Beautiful and the way you share your lovely eats 🙂 I drool all over my computer lookin’ at all the goodies!

    Keep on Keepin’ on!


  • Maria (realfitmama) April 19, 2010, 11:01 pm

    Since I have two young daughters I am very particular about WHAT I will clean with so organic, all natural, chemical free products are what I always use. That is probably my best cleaning habit. My worst is cleaning the bathroom (I HATE IT) and I vacuum like a crack addict…as in ALL THE TIME!!! I can’t stand the dog hair!! It’s a sickness and I might need a 12 step program for myaddiction…do you know of a good one. 😆

  • Laura E April 19, 2010, 11:13 pm

    My best cleaning habit is that I always put things back where they belong and so I never really have to pick up around the house a lot. However, when it comes to dusting I’m terrible! I just don’t like doing it at all! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Coley April 19, 2010, 11:18 pm

    Best: Kitchen! Have to keep the areas with food clean!
    Worst: Cleaning the toilets:P I know gross, I should do it often, but I live with a boy, so that makes it too discusting to do as often as I should.

  • Katie R April 19, 2010, 11:22 pm

    I detest dusting. One of the reasons that my home is so bare (aka not decorated with many knick knacks or photos) is that I don’t want to dust anything. I do a good job of keep the kitchen neat and organized. I can’t go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink, and it is rare that the dishwasher is not promptly unpacked.

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) April 19, 2010, 11:40 pm

    I would say my best is cleaning the kitchen(dishes, wiping down, mopping) I HATE laundry. I think since getting married I’ve started to hate it. There’s so much more to wash now that I’m doing laundry for two of us!

  • Amelia April 19, 2010, 11:49 pm

    Best: My kitchen is spotless after every meal – thanks to my husband who knows a) i hate cooking in a dirty kitchen b) it is our trade off for me cooking

    Worst: Cleaning the toilet – it is so gross and I just hate to clean it so I try to trade my husband for another chore or wait until we have company over to clean it!

  • DD April 20, 2010, 12:05 am

    best: kitchen must be clean, always- otherwise I won’t want to cook!

    worst: shower- I just hate doing it!

  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) April 20, 2010, 12:58 am

    I don’t mind cleaning the bathroom (something about making it smell ‘fresh’ is so rewarding!) but I hate doing laundry 🙁

  • Tracy April 20, 2010, 1:12 am

    Ok, my best habit? cleaning up clutter! Worst- actual cleaning! I hate cleaning the bathrooms!!!

  • Danielle April 20, 2010, 2:02 am

    Best habit – Wiping down the kitchen counters
    Worst habit – Cleaning the shower (can’t stand it…shouldn’t it be self-cleaning?!)

  • Ilene April 20, 2010, 2:12 am

    Best: when I clean, I clean EVERYTHING. every nook and cranny]
    Worst: I don’t clean often at all hahaha

  • jennifer April 20, 2010, 2:19 am

    Best: Laundry
    Worst: Vacuuming… and I have 2 dogs and a cat :<

  • Blair April 20, 2010, 4:05 am

    I’m great about dishes and keeping things in the kitchen clean. Dusting and vacuuming tend to get delayed…over and over again!

  • Holly Miller April 20, 2010, 7:14 am

    Best: Vacuuming
    Worst: Dusting.. I seriously can’t get to all the nooks n crannys!

  • Jen April 20, 2010, 7:55 am

    Best Habit: Splitting duties with the hubby. Worst habit: Not using all natural products (hopefully I can win and fix that!)

  • Carolyn C. April 20, 2010, 7:57 am

    best habit ~ teaching my kids to help with chores!
    worst habit ~ not doing it earlier… lol!!! but seriously, worst is dusting. Just hate it!

  • marie April 20, 2010, 9:37 am

    My best is dishes and laundry–I really stay on top of those!

    My worst is vacuuming. I avoid it like the plague!!

  • daisy melo April 20, 2010, 10:18 am

    Is it too late to comment? worst is the bathroom tub. i hate it. best is laundry. i like doing that

  • kelly April 20, 2010, 10:40 am

    My best cleaning habit is vacuuming. I know I’m weird.
    My worst is the bathroom. Ugh, no thanks!

  • Jennifer April 20, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Best: I like to clean as I cook or bake, so as not to leave a huge mess for myself.
    Worst: Not cleaning the carpets!!!!!

  • Elizabeth April 20, 2010, 12:58 pm

    My best habit is wiping down the sink and bathtub after every use. My worst habit is putting off mopping our hard wood floors. I let so much dust build up along the walls. Gross.

  • Nicci@NiftyEats April 20, 2010, 3:48 pm

    My best habit: keeping my kitchen spic & span. Worst habit: washing & drying clothes. Letting them sit in a basket for 3 weeks, before finally realizing I shoud hang them up. I mean a closet full of empty hangers!lol

  • Kim April 26, 2010, 3:25 pm

    My best cleaning habit is making the bed. I do it as soon as I get up, no exceptions. I love how a made bed instantly makes the room look cleaner.

    My worst habit is cleaning the bathtub. I pretend that I’ll do it every other weekend but honestly it’s more like once a month or once every two months… bad. I know.

    The polenta pie looks great! I can’t have polenta, so I’m going to see if I can find a substitute.

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