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Are you a clean/neat freak?

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I brought this up in another topic and thought I would start a post about it.

 

I am just wondering if anyone else on the board if a neat freak, how much of a neat freak they are, and the things that annoy them the most (e.g. dirty dishes, laundry, dust etc.)

 

 

Personally I hate dust. This might because I suffered from allergies as a kid and had to keep my house as dust-free as humanly possible.

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Oh, I hate dust. Don't do much about it, though. "A clean house is a sign of misspent life", as a saying goes. I'd rather browse cat photos than clean stuff, and we all know how that is a highly stimulating, mind invigorating and valuable life experience.

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I am not clean freak, but I like my stuff to be clean from dust. I hate dust too, so cleaning my stuff regularly is now a routine work for me.

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Not usually, no.  Would consider myself average as far as that goes.. clean it when I get to it or the wife complains, whichever comes first.  The one exception that really grinds my gears is a monitor with fingerprints.  Holy hell that irks me like you wouldn't believe, probably borderline OCD about it.

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Not usually, no.  Would consider myself average as far as that goes.. clean it when I get to it or the wife complains, whichever comes first.  The one exception that really grinds my gears is a monitor with fingerprints.  Holy hell that irks me like you wouldn't believe, probably borderline OCD about it.

lol I'm about the same, will vaccuum if need be or asked, but the mark or fingerpring on the monitor..............

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I am a clutter freak. I can't stand it. I want things nice and organized. But I am constantly cleaning my phone because those fingerprints worry me no end.

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Haha, I went on a cleaning spree yesterday but normally I'm not much of a clean freak. I tend to vacuum/clean 2-3 times a week and dust on my glass entertainment systems/devices drives me nuts so that gets cleaned often. I'm now to the point where I don't open certain windows because I figured out most of the dust comes in there. I guess I enjoy the look and smell after I've cleaned top to bottom and then can relax!

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I like things organized but not to an extreme. I have a two year old and my wife is in school full time so i've had to get accustomed to some degree of clutter. But as soon as he's in bead I have a standard route through the house starting with toys and then on to the kitchen. Dust doesnt bother me until I notice it, so I try not to look.

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My place is a constant mess, doesn't worry me too much as I have too little time to worry about it. I keep the kitchen and bathroom clean for health reasons but

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No, but whenever I look at my home and work desks I really wish I was.

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Depends.  I hate having a cluttered work space.  But other areas I tend to let go longer than I should.

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My stuff is a bit messy at the moment, but generally, my things stay clean and organized simply because I'm not a messy person. The funny thing is, at my job, I insist on having things clean and organized and clean up my area immediately upon arriving.

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I wish :/

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I wish I was cleaner than I am. Dirty clothes on the floor rather than in the hamper, dust collecting in the corridor, glasses to wash from the other night...I need a girl to kick my ass in to gear. :laugh:

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I wish I was cleaner than I am. Dirty clothes on the floor rather than in the hamper, dust collecting in the corridor, glasses to wash from the other night...I need a girl to kick my ass in to gear. :laugh:

 

You sure do. Or a drill sergeant. :P

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You sure do. Or a drill sergeant. :p

I think I'd prefer the girl. ;)

I should probably point out that I do get around to doing the cleaning eventually. It's just that it's not always my top priority. My sister is the opposite. She came to visit sometime last year, and despite me having cleaned the apartment, making it spotless, she still insisted on doing it again. I don't want to be that bad, just a bit cleaner than I am now.

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I wish I was cleaner than I am. Dirty clothes on the floor rather than in the hamper, dust collecting in the corridor, glasses to wash from the other night...I need a girl to kick my ass in to gear. :laugh:

 

Ahhh! Dirty clothes. I can't stand them. I feel like I am constantly doing laundry. Dirty dishes are also a big no-no around my house  :laugh:

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I empty my room every 2 days and clean everything from furniture and objects to scrub walls.I hate dust, hair and all sorts of filth in my room. I also have a bottle of pure alcohol next to me and clean something the moment it gets dirty ( as long as the paint on the object doesn't wear off)

Also everything from pc's to desk cover and mouse pads has to be aligned and things like bed sheets and covers have to be stretched with no sign of wrinkles.

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I don't have dirty clothes around but I do have lots of glasses, cables and old bits of hardware littering the place

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I grew up with a Mom who was a neat freak, kept things spotless, and anytime company came over, it was a bad day for us kids as we had to clean like mad even though it was already clean.    Since my Dad has passed however, she has let go some, but not to any point of being cluttered.   

 

In my first marriage, we went from clean to a total house like you would see on Hoarders.  It was -THAT BAD- in a lot of areas in the house.  It bothered me at first, but then after a while, it just sort of worked it's way into me.  I ended up just letting things go myself and it got really bad.   For this reason, I think that a lot of shows you see where people are cluttered so badly and hoarding, are because people let things go as a general thought of "I'll get to it later" and never do,  the next thing piles up, and they think the same thing until it grows on them and they either feel overwhelmed by it and discouraged when trying to de-clutter or they just give up totally.  It is like a sickness. 

 

When I divorced, I would keep my place very clean.  I quickly discovered that having a clutter or mess makes me want to throw up and I can't stand it.  I bought only a few things and made it nice and easy to do.

 

Now that I am re-married, my wife grew up in a similar situation, very clean house and lived with a messy person.  Together, we try to keep our place as clean as possible, but have been guilty of letting things go because of school and work full time.  It is only when I really start to get anxious because of the clutter then that I go through the house like a tornado and get busy cleaning stuff up.  Otherwise, yeah - off days w/o school etc, clean is better for us!  (Just don't look at the clutter on my computer desk right now LOL)

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, cables and old bits of hardware littering the place

 

I have drawers filled to the brim with cables and old hardware I can scarcely remember the origin of.

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Use it and build a vintage gaming pc!

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