There’s nothing wrong with wanting a clean home. However, for some people, seemingly innocent tidying may be bordering obsessive-compulsive behavior. In some cases, people spend all their free time trying to make their houses as clean as possible. When it comes to choosing between spending time with your friends or getting on your hands and knees and scrubbing, the choice is unquestionable to some. Even though clean is a good thing, over-cleaning may be affecting your mental health. Here are some of the signs that you may be overdoing it.
You Can’t Relax If You See Something Out Of Place
Do you notice that as soon as you sit down, you start looking around for things to clean? If the slightest object out of place or fingerprint on a cupboard gets your eye twitching, then it may be a sign that your cleaning has become an obsession.
While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to keep your house in order, there is something wrong with being constantly preoccupied with cleanliness. You should be able to patiently wait to be able to clean your home at a later time. If you find yourself unable to relax until it’s done, then it’s a red flag that you may have a problem.
There Is No Sign of Life In Your Home
While clutter is considered something negative in the world of interior design, that doesn’t mean you have to erase all signs of life completely. If there is not a single shoe in sight or indication that someone lives in the home, then what’s the point of living there?
It’s ok to leave a few things on the counter once in a while. If the idea of your house looking like something other than interior design magazine makes you cringe, then it may be time to reevaluate.
You Won’t Allow Your Kids To Be Kids
If you have children and can’t stand the idea of them spreading their toys around the house, then you may be taking things too far. Kids should be allowed to be kids. Obviously, they should be expected to clean their mess up after playing; however, being able to play with toys freely is a healthy part of childhood. Don’t let your cleaning obsession affect your child’s development. Instead, teach them how to clean up after themselves.
Everything Is Color Coded
There’s something to be said for a color-coded wardrobe. If you’ve ever looked inside of celebrities’ homes, it’s something to be admired. However, when you start color-coding everything in your house from your bookshelves to your kitchen cupboards, then you may be pushing things to the next level.