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    Something else I have been curious about is cleaning habits.

    I have found for me personally- the more emotionally connected I am to a room- the more motivated I am to keeping it nice and clean and tidy.
    If I hate a room and have no emotional connection it- it can all go to hell,lol. For me to love a room it needs to reflect who I am and be a canvas for self expression- then it will be museum quality clean,lol.

    I was wondering what other peoples cleaning habits were like and what their motivations were.
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    i dont clean anything unless it is directly impeding my ability to do something

    once i think the time lost dealing with the disorganization or lack of cleanliness of something is greater than the time spent resolving that aspect of it then i do so.

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    I hate cleaning up even if it would be cleaning a room that I love.
    Like right now, I should start cleaning up the whole house but I hate it so much that I'll postpone it as long as possible. :rolli:

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    Cleaning sucks. If I clean, it's because I've finally been grossed out enough to actually do it, not because of love or attachment to a room. Or if we've got people coming over for dinner. Or if I'm procrastinating about doing something else that's icky enough to make cleaning almost seem bearable. The latter is very rare though.

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    I enjoy a tidy living space, wherever it may be.

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    I don't actually notice my surroundings much, but as long as it's clean and more importantly, quiet, I don't mind some clutter. Oh, and space. I need space.

    Am not much attached to physical things; so spring cleaning in that sense is easy for me, as in, I can just throw away stuff without thinking too much about them. Helps in the de-cluttering process.
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    I love cleaning, I love how everything smells when I've just finished cleaning and I need a clean living space to be happy. I must go clean something now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    I love cleaning, I love how everything smells when I've just finished cleaning and I need a clean living space to be happy. I must go clean something now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladypinkington View Post
    I have found for me personally- the more emotionally connected I am to a room- the more motivated I am to keeping it nice and clean and tidy.
    If I hate a room and have no emotional connection it- it can all go to hell,lol.
    Wow. I never thought about it in that way, but that's exactly how I am! I'm so glad to see that.

    When I have to clean a place, I begin by stirring up my emotional connection to it. Then cleaning the room becomes an act of service for the room--I'm taking care of it and helping it be beautiful because I love it and am proud of it. I actually do this when I wash the dishes, too. I think, "These are beautiful dishes. They are mine and I'm proud to have them. I will take good care of them."

    I find cleaning my house fairly enjoyable when I have the time to do it right. I get discouraged, though, when it gets to be a wreck and I don't have time to clean it well. I don't like doing a half-way job. I like being thorough. I often get aggravated at my work (any paid job) because it keeps me from having enough time for what feels like my "real work": i.e. taking care of what's mine--my friends, my animals, my home.

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    I grew up in the days of "spring cleaning" and have allergies so I like a very clean house... especially a clutter-free one. I can't think of much else that affords such an immediate visual sense of accomplishment so I enjoy cleaning.

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