Do you feel that your home or apartment is never quite clean enough? Do you find yourself incessantly washing that bathroom mirror; never quite satisfied until that one last streak is gone? Can your kitchen floors never be spotless enough? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, you may very well be categorised as an obsessive-compulsive cleaner.
Do You Have a Problem?
However, this condition is not nearly as bad as it may sound. In fact, there are millions of individuals worldwide who take a similar approach to cleaning. The basic problem is that it is often times difficult to determine whether you may be obsessed in regards to cleanliness. Some of the symptoms that may indicate you are a bit overly tidy include:
- Scrubbing floors more than twice a week.
- Finding yourself stressed over even the smallest piece of dirt.
- Finding that the time spent cleaning impedes with other areas of your life.
- Feeling “unsatisfied” if you do not clean on a certain day at a certain time.
Of course, children around the home may warrant such a schedule, but these symptoms can often point to an obsession with cleanliness. However, there is no need to worry should you find yourself mirroring these very same habits.
A Little Cleaning Can Go a Long Way!
It is first considerably important to realise that modern cleaning products allow us to clean our homes safely and effectively in a fraction of the time that we would have previously spent. Simply because a mirror appears streaked or a floor exhibits a rather dull lustre does not necessarily mean that either is unclean.
Also, let us never forget that homes will never be one hundred per cent tidy. This is a physical impossibility. Rather, it is the different levels of cleanliness that we need to appreciate. For instance, rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms will obviously dictate a more thorough cleaning than a hallway or a foyer. By delegating the proper amount of responsibility in specific areas, you can satisfy your urge to clean without obsessing for hours over countless areas.
Finally, you may wish to consider hiring an outside cleaning agency. Housekeeping will be their specialty and not only will you take this burden off of yourself, but you can rest assured that your home is receiving the most professional cleaning services available.