Whenever I know we are having guests over, whether it be people I know or just a repairman, then I make my home look as clean as possible.
I take the opportunity for deep cleaning. Besides, now with spring on the way, my home is in need of a deep cleaning anyways. So, a week before the serviceman was supposed to come over, I got started on the deep cleaning. I was having a HVAC technician come over for a simple HVAC maintenance, but still, I thought I might as well make my home look as good as possible. So, I cleaned the windows, the carpet and the tile. Then I moved on to cleaning my furniture, going over the appliances and my computer desk. I took my vacuum cleaner to remove any leftover dirt and dust. I picked up around my house, some wrappers left over I threw in the trash and I was mostly done. As a final touch, I sprayed some fresh smelling fragrance around my home, to make it smell nice. The HVAC tech arrived without issue, and it was then I realized. I forgot to clean my HVAC system! In my head, I could picture it being covered in layers of dust, and the HVAC professional staring at it appalled. I felt almost sick to my stomach realizing this. In reality, the HVAC specialist came over and didn’t even notice the obvious dust on my heater and A/C. He even put his hand in the dust and didn’t seem to have any qualms about it. I still cleaned the A/C unit once he had left, because I knew it would bother me otherwise.