Interestingly enough, cleaning is fun for me. Most people don’t understand how or why, but I love cleaning – I like washing carpets, I like vacuuming, I like cleaning the windows and et cetera. I like the way everything shines after it’s been cleaned, the way everything looks like it’s fallen right into place. This is what I call magic. 

I don’t understand how people don’t like cleaning in pretty much the same way they don’t understand how I like it. Leaving something just like that seems so irresponsible. A friend often jokes about me having an OCPD (Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder) because I always clean and arrange my things in just the right way and it bugs the heck out of me if somebody touches them. I guess that’s just the person I am.

Because I love cleaning so much, I also like knowing interesting things about cleaning. Like, for example, the fact that cleaning and purifying is something the Japanese do quite well and quite often. It is a huge part of their culture. I find that fascinating.

Another interesting thing is that one can use white vinegar for cleaning. It can be used from cleaning the bathroom, to cleaning the kitchen and even the windows.

I can also tell you that soaps are alkaline and vinegar is acidic so they can both be used in cleaning different things.

Another reason I like cleaning is because I’m terrified by the idea of germs and dirt. It’s not really something I can stand and it’s logical because dirt is so messy. 

I can go on and on about cleaning but the truth is that the whole reason I like cleaning so much is because of my mother. She is a very clean person and since I was little she had started teaching me the basic principles of cleaning and why keeping one’s environment clean is so important.

I think people should clean and protect the environment more. Maybe if we do that we can actually learn to care more about one another and finally start living in piece.

And remember – ‘cleanliness is next to godliness.’