I feel like I have been doing laundry all week, that's probably because I have, bar a couple of days. We were away for a few days and the house we stayed in is meant to have things like cleaning, laundry and bed-making done before guests arrive. Notwithstanding, we took the precaution of packing our own towels, but, in our wisdom and complacency about the arrangements, we did not cart any bedding.
When we arrived,
we found one bed was unmade, the other bed had a head sized impression in the pillow, a wrinkly, disturbed sheet and a duvet that looked like it had been in a wrestling match. We found a sheet and pillow cases in a drawer
and also, a slightly too small duvet cover. We set about
stripping the bed and remaking it.
There was a mountainous pile of used laundry, which included lots of towels in a
closed laundry basket. There were bath mats and bedding spilling over
the sides an open laundry basket. I tried not to think how long all of
it had been lying there. I got the laundry done over six full wash loads. It would have been more loads, if I hadn't stuffed a bit more than usual in the washing machine. Luckily the
weather was fine the first two days and all the washing was dried outside on the washing line. The laundry
cupboard has now been refilled.
The two bathrooms, the stairs and the kitchen had not been cleaned
either; bins were not emptied. I won't describe how it all looked, suffice to say it was not acceptably clean and tidy. The vacuum cleaner in the house is
one of those over -hyped, over-complicated upright ones, with focus on design rather
than practicality and functionality. Hubby researched on the internet how to disengage the
vacuum hose so he could use it to suck up the pile of dust balls that had
congregated under the bed. I have never seen such an inefficient bit of
machine kit. A half full cylinder affects the efficacy of the vacuum
suck....I ask you! The outlet filter blows out some of the dust you have
just sucked in. Because of its design, if the outlet was completely sealed, the suction of that vacuum cleaner would
be zilch. Many cleaners, not all, have this failing.
The property owner was really upset. We know him and we also know
his reaction was genuine. He had just paid the cleaning agency for their
work, said to have been done ten days before we arrived. I took the guy for
a tour with my iPad camera so he could see the state of affairs; after
all, he was going to have to take up this issue with the cleaning agency
he contracts to. He is still waiting for a reply from them.
The day after we arrived, we bought bed linen to use while at the house and took it home with us. We have left the house in the manner it
should have been presented to us, except, we have left the bed-making
for the cleaning/servicing agency to deal with.
The rest of our visit was good.
Démocratie selon Ségolène Royal
10 hours ago