Now you have to deal with all the clutter. Youíve got books, unopened mail, and yet-to-be-thrown-away packaging everywhere. You donít have time to sort through it all and decide what can be thrown out, so youíre just going to stack it on any flat surface you can find. Youíll put the biggest thing at the bottom of the stack and the smallest thing on top, forming a random-stuff pyramid. But, itíll look like you purposefully organized it that way. ďHe must always keep his ‘Dear Resident’ promotional postcards atop his shoebox and a clipboard,Ē your friend will think to himself.
All you have left to do now is make your place smell like itís clean. Itís easy. Youíll just pour a little bleach into your kitchen sink and let the antiseptic fumes waft into the other rooms.
Finally your friend will show up. He or she is going to be so impressed with you. Much more impressed than you are with them. If they were impressive you would have actually cleaned.