Friday, April 24, 2009

My Small Problem with OCD

Sometimes, I become a little OCD about things. One thing is organization and cleanliness. I feel like I can't go on unless everything around me is organized. This could possibly be a form of procrastination, but I truly feel like I get a little obsessed with it.
Mr. McB and I live in a two bedroom condo/apartment that we love. We were the first people to live in it and I really like most everything about it. One problem-very little storage-and I have a problem with the amount of stuff I own. Mr. McB loves to camp, but we have no place to put everything. So, since he has brought his camping stuff up from his parents' house, it has been sitting in piles in our living room. This has been driving me nuts!!!!! We got a storage unit for the stuff and it looks like we can finally pick up the key today. Thank goodness!!!!!!
However, we have a house guest spending the night and we are going camping tomorrow night. So, it looks like the stuff won't be getting put away before he gets here.
So, I decided to procrasinate from grading papers and clean our bathroom. One thing I hate is being a guest someplace and having to use a bathroom that isn't shiny and clean. So, it was time for another bathroom scrub down.
  1. Cleaned the two mirrors in our bathroom with streak free vinegar spray.
  2. Cleaned the sink with 4-in-1 cleaner. I'm a stickler for a clean, shiny sink.
  3. Cleaned and organized our over-the-toilet organizer. No matter how organized I feel it is, it never looks organized to me.
  4. Cleaned the toilet with 4-in-1 cleaner and a disposable toilet bowl cleaner.
  5. Cleaned the bathtub/shower with Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner and a cleaning brush.
  6. Finally, I cleaned the floor with a vinegar cleaner I make.

So, the bathroom should be nice and clean for our guest to use. :)

Anyone have any great tips for cleaning bathrooms??


Lindsey said...

I am the EXACT same way!!!

Lacey said...

We have the same problem in our apartment...between our bikes, work out equipment, and my piles of textbooks, there just isn't enough room for everything. I usually get OCD about it when I'm trying to study. I really need a free week and several hundred dollars for organization supplies!

mama faith said...

No great tips from me. I am spoiled b/c we kept the cleaning lady that we got while I was pregnant and teaching full time last spring. She comes every other week and it is worth every penny! Have fun camping! That's my favorite thing to do.

Amy said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading yours.

Lyryn said...

My great tip.... Just remodel! It's way easier and you get a whole new look!!

Unfortunately, it's my husband who has the OCD... I can never keep the bathroom clean. The day I can pick up my towel is the day he'll take me to Hawaii!! But I am OCD about other things... mostly work and my writing, so I can see how you get to that point!!! ;)