If only OCD was a product, eh? So the thing is, there's always this knowledge in the back of my head about what things still need to be cleaned, like the clothes in the closet that fell off their hangers or the art that needs to be dusted, that sort of thing. My friends always get an apology when they visit, not because the house isn't clean, but because I'm aware of what still needs scrubbing -- even if they don't.
Here's a quick tip that works for everyone, even if you don't have chemical impulses telling you to do more, repeatedly. It helps keep your house a little more sparkly, and it may just help that OCD focus.
Windex is my friend. I'm not being paid to say so. It just is. It's one of my favorite multipurpose cleaners. I have a bottle of it in the bathroom, another in the kitchen, and a third one in the hall closet, so it's always within easy reach.
I have a habit of cleaning the mirror in the bathroom after my morning shower instead of just wiping away the steam with a towel. While I've got the cleaner out, I also spray down either the surface of the sink or the surface of the toilet, alternating days. After squeegeeing the mirror, I use a paper towel to wipe off the surface of whichever surface I've sprayed. That way, with a couple of extra minutes spent each morning, the bathroom stays pretty in between weekend scrubbing, and my clean-focused mind can relax with the image of the constantly shiny, most-used room in the house.
Do you have any quick, daily habits you employ to stay more relaxed in the long run?
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