OK, on the topic of being a good wife to your house...what about towels?
How do people keep their towels looking like this EVERY DAY?
If I arrive (even unannounced) at other people's houses they have clean bathrooms. The toilet is always spotless, their towels are neatly hung, there is no dust anywhere, their hairbrushes, for God's sake, have no HAIR in them...
How? Please, tell me how! Our towels are usually rumpled, and there is always one hanging over the shower curtain. Mark is from the "if you use a towel rumple it so the next person know's it's dirty" school. I am from the "refold hand towels neatly so no one will know but always make sure there are absolutely clean towels for showers for houseguests" school. When there are no guests, I toss the damned things in the dryer for five minutes and rehang them if they were just used to dry off from the shower. I mean, it's just the two of us.
I would also like to point out the only reason we have nice towels of matching colors is that we ask for them for Christmas. This batch my mom got us. I said "if you want to increase my life quality by 100%, buy us nice moss green colored towels...a few every year." And at Christmas she presented us with a whole set, which I hope she managed to get a few bucks off on sale, because it was a lot of towels. The previous decade our mint green towels had been supplied by Mark's sister, I believe.
What do your towels look like right now? If your bathroom is clean everyday, PLEASE share this secret with me. Between intermittant hairspray on the floor and cat and people hair, I can clean my bathroom one day and have it look like it hasn't been cleaned in a week a single day later.
Do people leave a new hairbrush out for guests and put the ones they REALLY use away? If someone needed a hairbrush in our bathroom they would drop ours in disgust, I swear.