To those of you who are really neat and tidy, did you grow up in a clean or dirty house? My mom never cleaned, so our house was kind of gross. I was always jealous of friends who lived in clean places. Even now, when I go visit my mom, I'm pretty disgusted by the filth and clutter. I am just trying to figure out where my obsession with cleanliness comes from, and if it has anything to do with the environment I grew up in. I started cleaning at a really young age, maybe around 10, and have been a freak about it my entire adult life, especially since having kids. It kind of bothers me, though. It's like I'm obsessed and can't relax unless everything is in its place.
on Oct. 23, 2013 at 8:14 PM