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Am I crazy?

Anonymous
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My DF and I have been together for a long time, but he only moved in, in August. (He is not my son's father). 

Recently he started making comments about my cleaning habits. Mostly that I'm "anal." 

I just thought it was normal to clean like I do. The biggest things he finds weird are:

  • i vacuum daily and sometimes more than once if needed (we have a cat)
  • i steam clean the carpet and couches at least once a month (sometimes more if I have the energy)
  • i do what he calls "spring cleaning" almost every weekend. (deep cleaning the bathroom/kitchen. reorganize my son's room. etc) 

He always says "my mom never did that and her house is clean." And honestly MY mom never did that either. And I think both of their houses are not clean. Not necessarily disgusting, but not clean. I would never say that to them, but I wouldn't want to live there. 

Is it really that out of the norm to clean daily and frequently? 


Btw, I'm not a stay at home and work full time. Not that it matters imo. 

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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Dishonored
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Sweetie you're not crazy. You just like to keep a clean house.
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thenameshailie
by Ruby Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM

I dont know how normal it is but I think its a good thing. Come on over and clean my house!

firespurity
by Ruby Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:47 AM
Steam cleaning to often can ruin carpet. It makes the threads unravel.
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christina0607
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Seems normal to me. 

Except steaming the rugs that often...it's just not good for them, which is probably why you feel they need to be done so often.  

Miss-B
by ‚ô•Divalicious‚ô• on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:48 AM

No.


Jessy613
by Diamond Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:49 AM
1 mom liked this

Lol

Quoting thenameshailie:

I dont know how normal it is but I think its a good thing. Come on over and clean my house!


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:52 AM

The vacuuming I see.  The steam cleaning WILL ruin the carpets.  My mom did that to hers.  Same with the upholstery.  What does "deep cleaning" entail?  Is it overtaking your life--meaning is that all you do every weekend?  if so, I think maybe you are going a "tad" overboard.  What happens if you don't do it?  Do you start panicking or get upset? 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:53 AM

yes, you're crazy

whooperz
by Gold Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:54 AM
Want to come over?
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Motherof3inNJ
by Gold Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM

I vacuum at least 2 times a day and I deep clean the kitchen/bathroom once a week.

I don't reorganize my children's rooms but I do move furniture to vacuum but I put it back in the same place.

I steam clean my rugs once a year.


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