I want my house always clean

@pbbbsra (1214)
Philippines
July 24, 2011 3:42am CST
sometimes people think I am sick because I am very clean with my things. I clean the house almost everyday, I clean the toilet everyday, I want everything in place. sometimes people get uncomfortable when they go to my house thinking i will get angry if they left a dirt or what. Its really not my intention to make people feel uncomfortable, its just me. I told my mom I am planning to make a big cleaning tomorrow, then she told me, "What's new, you're cleaning 24 hours." I told her I am plannig to clean the walls by wiping it with soap and water. I want to do it because my husband smokes and I think the house smells like cigarette. My mom told me it doesnt smell like that at all, don't even plan doing it, she said im killin myself.. Do you think there's something wrong with me ?
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16 responses
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
No, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. You are clean and health conscious. When you pick up dirt the moment you see it, it does not accumulate. You are aware that "hard work" is a result of putting off doing the things that you can do today. Keep up the good work pbbsra!
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• Philippines
24 Jul 11
Yeah, you should be feeling good because you are doing exactly the right thing. Kudos!
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@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
Thanks you. I felt better. Yeah, I am like that, if I see something has to be done I will do it now. Also, I am the one cleaning the house, I know the hardwork, maybe thats why I want to keep it clean as much as possible.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 11
There should be nothing wrong if you clean your house and your other stuff.Nobody wants to live in a very dirty place. But anything excessive is totally wrong. How far do you go? What exactly are your cleaning habits? How often do you do it?
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
I clean the house from the third floor down without leaving anything unwiped everyday if I can and every other day at the most. I Clean toilets every day. I wipe walls every week and I make sure I clean the kitchen every three days I mean emptying cabinets out and then putting all back in order after everything are washed and wiped. I am also organized, I make sure our closets are well organied and clothes are well hung and folded...
@tiina05 (2317)
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
hello, I just want to live in your house! honestly, for me that is alright because every morning my mom also do that but you know after finishing cleaning it I feel really comfortable because all the floor are swipe out and toilet are smells good and clean. You are just like my mom and I just really love it. I dont think you have something in wrong because I think it is natural in different people they just want all make clean all the time. right? dont worry..
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@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
Thanks. If we live in the same city, showing my house to you would be fun. :) Most of my friends and relatives are afraid going to my house because of my behavior. What I do is just let them feel comfortable when they go to visit me. Sometimes I freak out though, when I have visitors who touches everything and leave the house like a war came on it. I love it clean, I also sweep the floor with polish and conditioner to make it smell fresh.
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@averygirl72 (37404)
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
hey I also love cleaning our house and I want a clean house too. The problem is I have a house that is difficult really to clean. I'm not very meticulous but I am the one in the house that made a solution to make the house look cleaner all the time. Then, I realize that I am idealistic, and its impossible to keep the house clean and well organized all the time. It will get dirty no matter what. I think that kind of attitude is similar to having an obsessive compulsive disorder....
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
People tell me the same thing, why clean everyday when eventually it will get dirty again. But I can't really help it. I am not comfortable whenever I wasnt able to do it. I can rest for like one or two days and three days will be the most and at that time, I'll be freaking out. I am also very particular to where the things should be. Like, I dont like to see things that should be in the bedroom at the living area. I dont like to see cables or cellphone charges waking around the living room. The kitchen is my favorite place so I usually spend hours cleaning the kitchen and then all the utensils should be well placed and organized. Sometimes I am starting to think I am sick, but I like myself like this. I like being clean and organized.
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• United States
25 Jul 11
pbbbsra I think that its healthy to want your home to be clean everyday. Just touch ups is good everyday. However, from what your family and mother is saying that they feel your doing way to much. I feel that they know you better than we do and they could see if you really had a problem or not. You must make them feel uncomfortable no one wants to go over to anyones house and they are walking behind them picking up and carrying on. Just being honest. If your cleaning for more than one hour a day I would say something is going on especially if your clean everyday. Listen to your family.
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
25 Jul 11
hihi... thanks for the advice. Thank you for being honest. Yeah sometimes my mom pinches me when I have visitors and I end up walking behind them picking thing up... its not nice doing that I know. But sometimes it just comes out of me naturally.
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@Emerald20 (130)
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
Well,every "too much" is but I think what you're a doing is ok. you just really want your house to be clean.:) It's great but try also to rest:)
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@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
Thank you.
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@junrapmian (2169)
• Philippines
25 Jul 11
Your husband must be very proud of, you know how men love to go home to a clean and comfortable home. But I guess, don't overdo it because you might lose valuable time with your husband and children if you have. And take care of your hands as it will get dry and ugly if you overuse it with cleaning chemicals.
@rameshchow (4426)
• India
24 Jul 11
If someone likes neatness, then they must do clean and maintain their homes very neatly. They saw their homes as like holy places.
• United States
24 Jul 11
Hi pbbbsra No I don't think there is anything wrong with you as I am big on cleaning too. I often wash the walls here as I like to see them very clean. I am one to wake up in the mornings in a bad mood if things are not clean and organized. It is such a great feeling to see everything so nicely clean.
• United States
25 Jul 11
If you have to ask for validation for your behaviors, then it's not what others think but what you fear that may be the issue. If your cleaning habits irritate your husband and you find that you can not make a compromise on the issue, then perhaps there is a problem. If you are alienating people who come to your home, then perhaps there is a problem. Nothing wrong with being clean, but there is nothing wrong with a bit of a mess either. It may be time to check with a professional, something like OCD increases in intensity over time...and checking with a professional will ease your own mind.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 11
I am like you.I really love to clean and I don't want to see any dirt around. I also scrub our wall with disinfectant and soap, it smells good after. I change the curtains every week, even the bed sheets. I guess there's nothing wrong about it, it really feels good to stay in a clean house with a pleasant smell.I LOVE IT!
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• Philippines
24 Jul 11
Hi pbbbsra! I don't think there is a problem about cleaning your room or your house, the problem there is that you overdo/exaggerate it. So, you mean, you do it without skipping a day? And you feel like your nerves really reminds you that you have to do it, is that what you feel? How long have you been doing that? I am not a doctor who can diagnose problems, but sometimes being too obsessive has something to do with an anxiety problem. Maybe you should talk to your Doctor, discuss about this things you have been doing lately...
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@les1321 (41)
• United States
24 Jul 11
I used to be a clean freak until i have my two kids. Its hard to have a clean house when you have kids who always make messes and throw toys everywhere.Not that my house is a mess all the time, i make sure that they pick up everything they throw. My "general cleaning day " is only in the weekend.As long as the house is a little tidy and neat, im ok with that. I'm not that fussy anymore. You remind me of my aunt, who's very strict with cleaning. even washing and ironing her clothes, it should be done in a proper way.
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@APSC_girl (118)
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
you are a neat freak! That's what they call people who are like you. But I totally understand you. It is actually better to be a neat freak than being someone who is always dirty and lives like a pig. I think there is nothing wrong with you. I want to be like you, you know! I am so lazy cleaning our house and I only get to do it once a week. I am too lazy to clean everyday, I want to be like you.
@finlander60 (1804)
• United States
25 Jul 11
My philosophy is to be able to say "My home is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be comfortable." You might suggest that you and your husband make a deal where he does his smoking outside, and you clean a little less. That way both of you get something you want. He gets his wife back and you don't have to clean quite as much.
@jonahh08 (261)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
It's possible that maybe you have an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. 50% of the world's population share the same condition. I can't paste the link but you can Search about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder on the internet and you will find a lot about it. I hope it helps.