2. The kitchen stays as clean as I keep it. No wondering who left the spill on the counter, or dirty pots in the sink. The kitchen is one place where I don’t like leaving dirty dishes or garbage overnight, and the sight of a dirty kitchen is not conducive to cooking. A clean kitchen makes a happy cook. =)
3. I am on my own cleaning schedule. Everyone has a unique cleaning personality. Most people are not a clear germophobe or just plain nasty, most of us fall somewhere in between. I like to clean thoroughly at least once a week (Sundays), but there are certain places that I would let get messier than others. For example, I might let clothes build up in the bedroom, or let the bathroom sink cry out for some attention before I leave crusty pots in the sink or a floor unswept. Cleaning priorities are relative.
4. I have enough space for all my clothes/shoes. I don’t have to negotiate storage space or fold and pack everything tightly to fit all my clothes in the closet or dresser. Granted, I only have pretty much winter clothes up here for this semester, but I fit comfortably here. There is no clutter, because this place is a perfect spacial fit!
5. Quiet+space= reflection. Sometimes, our worlds can be very distracting because people are around. Living with someone, even in separate rooms, means that you are still aware of them. Maybe you don’t play your music as loud as you would, or have certain conversations because there’s a possibility that they can hear you. You are not in the same conscious space that you are when you are truly alone and undisturbed. When you only have that voice in your head to listen to, it makes all the difference.
6. You can dance like no one is watching, sing like you can keep a note or jam to a song that you’re embarrassed to like. Self-consciousness goes out the window. In your own mental music video, YOU are Kanye’s main chick, YOU have the vocal talents of Alicia Keys and YOU can confidently blast K.D. Lang’s ‘Constant Craving’ as if you wrote the song yourself!