Since starting my cleaning company in April 2010 I have become obsessed with cleaning. I scrub my toilet every day, reorganize my closets continually and delight in microfiber cloth sales at Canadian Tire. I find myself with a new lens on the world - I call it my cleaning lady eye (I know incredibly politically incorrect but seriously most of us are women).
My cleaning lady eye is both a blessing and a curse. Restaurant bathrooms that once merely lifted my eyebrow now receive gasps of horror.
I see every little crack and crevice that can and do collect nameless, horrifying substances. Running through my mind is the light switch, look at the light switch. Eventually I force myself to stop pondering when it was cleaned last (and by extension every other bathroom I visit) otherwise I would find myself with a perpetually full bladder. On the positive side I can clean a house damn well! I have turned into a cleaning strategist and my attention to detail is allowed free rein (at least with some of my clients, not all of them want the level of fixation I am capable of). My own house is clean on a level that I wasn't capable of a year ago.
Back to the blog. Being a psychology grad student, my brain has a tendency towards overactivity and I often find myself with thoughts I want to share with other people. The problem is that most people don't really care about cleaning. I know. Who would have thought? So here I am, hoping that people who do like cleaning, or at least reading about cleaning, will find my blog. Welcome to Clean Freak!