One of the comments I most often receive upon a guest entering my home is, “Wow, it’s so clean!” There is a reason for that. Some call me a “clean freak” and some diagnose me with obsessive compulsive disorder. I say, I just like things to be clean…in a very specific way.
So maybe the pattern of the vacuum lines in the carpet are important to me, so what?
And maybe I sweep and mop every single Monday.
I also might occasionally go through 30 some toothpicks in just one bathroom to ensure all of the nooks and crannies of the tile are clean.
I have a cleaning schedule that I very strictly stick to.
Monday: sweep & mop (use toothpicks if necessary)
Tuesday: Clean the kitchen
Wednesday: Clean the bathrooms and scrub the tub (haha that rhymed)
Friday: Any miscellaneous cleaning project I come across
Saturday: Laundry (the clothes need cleaned too)
Sunday: Ironing (not technically cleaning, I know, but I wanted to make sure you didn’t think I was a lazy bum on Sundays)
If however someone is coming over, I will clean everything again to make sure it looks good when they arrive.
Overkill? I think not.