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BabyMamaBoutique

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obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« on: April 11, 2012, 09:24:53 am »
I have OCD and clean all the time.  My husband says I clean way too much.  So I have to ask, what is "normal"?  How often do you guys clean your toilets, sinks, etc?  Thanks!


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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 10:14:38 am »
Every day I vacuum about 3 times a day ok I have pets but still ............I'm not sure what is normal I say better to have it clean than not

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 10:22:13 am »
Yeah, true. Thanks!!

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 11:21:45 am »
2 times a day an 3 times  a week i do

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 12:14:53 pm »
I used to have a spotless home.  Now I live with a slob and his daughter, who seems to be just like him.  I work my tail off just to stay out from under the mess!  Vacuum away!!  Wipe the bathroom down!!!  I say, if you can keep it looking new, do it!  I hate a mess.  Just saying.

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 01:11:11 pm »
We try to sweep every other day...time just not allow for daily.although we have a very long haired dog and should sweep daily,.kitchen gets cleaned at least once a day after dinner, much more if there is anyone home during the day and messes it up again...or should I say if I am the one home to clean it..I live with a very messy cook....and his daughter who will not pick up after herself or clean up a mess she makes...but he does help out with cleaning commodes, sweeping, kitchen cleaning, doing dishes...which is really nice...but big house cleaning just gets done once a week because that is all we have time for...personally, I would much rather the house stay clean all the time..messy and dirty really bugs me

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 09:40:02 am »
I do the dishes about three times a week. I clean the bathroom once a week, if I can find time. The rest of the house usually gets cleaned about once a week as well. Although I do find myself picking things up and putting them where they belong at least once a week.

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 09:58:30 am »
lol well in that case I  am to. I clean the toliet every other day, I was the dishes atleast two times a day I vacum once a week, I clean my room everyday, I also clean everyother part of the house atleast twice a week, but hey it keeps the germs away.

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012, 05:23:29 am »
i think how often a person needs to clean is based on how messy they are...do dishes everyday..take out trash everyday....sweep, mop, vacuum, clean bathroom and dust once a week, but theres only 2 of us and he's gone to work all day, and i'm gone to school a lot.

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 10:22:09 am »
i think how often a person needs to clean is based on how messy they are...do dishes everyday..take out trash everyday....sweep, mop, vacuum, clean bathroom and dust once a week, but theres only 2 of us and he's gone to work all day, and i'm gone to school a lot.

You are right. I all depends on how much mess you have.  I live alone and I am gone all day.  However, on weekends I try to clean the whole house. Because in the week I have no time to do anything but sleep.


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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012, 10:29:47 am »
I have OCD, too, and I have found out that there are different levels of OCD and different things that each one fixates on.  My fixation is neatness rather than cleaning.  If everything is neat and orderly, I couldn't care less about dust.  However, I'm not sure there is a normal in cleaning.  I think your husband should just be glad that cleaning is your compulsion and not eating toothpaste or toilet tissue.   ;D

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012, 11:21:28 am »
Vacuuming 3 times a day is excessive;-)

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012, 12:08:19 pm »
i have had roommates in the past, one was a germaphobe and obsessively cleaned everything, and the other was a packrat and rarely threw anything away so it was never clean. having lived with the two extremes i now clean 2 or 3 times a week. although i do daily chores ( dishes, laundry etc)

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2012, 09:55:04 am »
Wow. Thanks everyone!!! OCD runs in my family.  My sister is an organizer, my mom is a checker-checks stoves, candles, locks, etc. , and I am the germaphobic.  It sucks and takes up a lot of time.  But at the same time, it's nice to be clean!  I mop every other day.  Sometimes every day or multiple times a day depending on the week, and if I forget my medication. lol I wash my hands constantly and wipe things down all the time.  Thanks for all your input guys!!!! I love how social FC is.  I feel like I know you guys! ;)

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Re: obssessive compulsive and wondering...
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2012, 08:31:44 pm »
i was going to ask you how much of your time
it takes to clean as much as you do, before you
answered. sounded like a lot!

you could totally turn your OCD into a money
maker by cleaning other peoples' homes  ;)
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