Are you a Clean Freak?

United States
October 31, 2006 12:39am CST
What are some of your favorite house cleaning tips?
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17 responses
• United States
31 Oct 06
I like to scrub all of the sinks in my house, and than shine the up with Windex. I learned about doing this from I think Flylady.net or .com It seems to make the kitchen look nicer :) I also love the mr clean Erasor. That thing is great to clean with!.
@amafrias (456)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I love those Mr. Clean thingy's too..Especially on the countertops. I remember flylady...she is the one that told you to put your dishes in a bucket under the sink until you could get to them. I never got to mine..forgot all about them. Out of site out of mind. But I did get dressed right down to my shoes..lol
• United States
21 Dec 06
My daughter likes that erasor too. I don't like to use a sponge tho, I have to have a rag. I like to use spray cleaners too.
@lectricky (681)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I always clean the bathroom with rubber gloves, a lot of liquid bleach, and an old toothbrush. I find it therapeutic to do it that way. Slow, hard work, but relaxing.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I'm always amazed at the handy uses I can find for a 'retired' toothbrush.
• United States
21 Dec 06
I use old toothbrushes for lots of things as well. I like to use a spray cleaner tho. One that smells nice, not bleachy.
• Singapore
18 Dec 06
Well i am sort of a person very particular about cleaniness but in a different way.I can't really explain it.I tend to feel uneasy when someone enters my house.I don't like other people entering my house.It's not cool.
• United States
21 Dec 06
Honey, you need help! It sounds like you have some issues you need to work out before you become one of those people who never leave their home.
• United States
22 Nov 06
My husband is Felix Unger. He would clean from sun up to sun down. He complains when I don't do something. When I do, he complains that I didn't do it right. I give up.
• United States
21 Dec 06
You poor thing! But at least he isn't a slob.
@ladysun (635)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Totally a clean and neatness freak...tips...keep your decorating simple for a clean, minimalistic overall view....I am constantly running orange or lemons remains through my garbage disposal, which helps leave a nice fresh scent throughout the kitchen...I'm kind of with one of the other posters in that I am a real fan of windex...use it to shine not only the sinks, but to go over all my kitchen appliances and bath fixtures to make them gleam...and in the kitchen (OK thats where our food is handled I like my kitchen x-tra clean lol) I daily pull the drip pans from my stove eyes and run them through the dishwasher to keep them sparkling
• United States
21 Dec 06
I haven't used Windex as much as you all except for windows -- I'll have to give it a shot.
• India
4 Nov 06
no, i`m not
• United States
21 Dec 06
That's ok too -- my sister always says, "In twenty years what will it matter how my house looks today?"
31 Oct 06
Absolutely yes!!! I have got to have a clean and tidy house. You never know when someone is going to pop round and because I have a dog that sheds a carpet every day I make sure that the house is as clean as can be. It all started when I fell pregnant - I made sure that everything was clean and hygeinic for the baby! Now I think Ive become a little obsessed with it!!
• United States
21 Dec 06
It's easy to become obsessed when there's a new baby involved! Good luck to you and yours.
@senna9 (1671)
• Netherlands
31 Oct 06
No I am not a clean freak, but I do the toilet twice a day. It must be clean.
• United States
21 Dec 06
I do our toilets every night before bed as well. I live with guys who don't have a clue how to pee standing up!! LOL
@KrauseHome (36767)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Well, I personally am not a Neat freak, and usually wait until I feel it is time to straighten up, but for me, I find the best Tip is if you are wanting to have your house straightened up like say for company, or the Holidays... take it one step at a time. Pick a room, and clean the areas that are the easiest to get too first, and then tackle the other jobs. If it is a long task, make sure to take breaks. But work at a pace that is productive for you, and make you feel Good with what you have accomplished for that day.
• United States
21 Dec 06
A good strategy. I usually try to pick up everything when the kids go to bed at night and then work on a "project" like cleaning a certain room really well. I have even made my kids sleep in my room so I can clean theirs!
• Regina, Saskatchewan
8 Apr 08
No shoes, always wear a gloves and don't touch or move anything! My house is spotless! LOL
@eagle_f15 (2052)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 08
I am a house floor clean freak. I use Tupperclean All purpose from tupperware brand to scrub the toilet sink, toilet seat, floor and used it diluted also for mopping the house floor. It has sweet lavener smell which make the house smell nice. Can't stand dirty floors...sometimes whould go to the extend in mipping the floor 3 times a day.
• India
22 Dec 06
yeah i will call as " FATKA " ! :-)
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
22 Dec 06
Both of my sisters are cean freaks which is good there house in always in order. nothings out of place, but guess what they make a living doing that. I don't like for the to come to my house it better be clean or I will hear it from them.
@Kimster (132)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Always us rubber gloves! Saves your hands!
@amafrias (456)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I wish I was, but with my family it would kill me trying to keep up. Our home is always clean, but well lived in.Nothing ever stays in it's place for long. I hate when I walk into these homes where everything is perfectly arranged and in its place, not a speck of dust anywhere. I want my house to be like that. Impossible!!
@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I'm not a neat freak, I have 3 toddlers. But in order to clean your microwave: use a small glass mixing bowl with a few tablespoons of baking soda. Place in microwave for about 10 minutes. After the timer goes off wait about 2 minutes. Wipe clean.
• Nigeria
31 Oct 06
3456ty - qwd
Omo detergent