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I Find Cleaning to Be Therapeutic

Cleaning is free therapy! 664 People

    Clean Therapy

    I like to clean. I find it to be very therapeutic. When I have alot on my mind or something is troubling me I clean . . . the bigger the thoughts the more tedious my cleaning becomes. It's like as I'm physically cleaning I'm also cleaning the troubling thoughts and clutter...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    A Sort Of Reward

    Everyhting in the house seems  to be a routine. And thanks to that rountine I can find myself enjoying the outcome everytime I find myself cleaning the house or maybe making and serving meals fro my family or just washing the dishes. The routine itself is very therapeutic. It...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F Sep 3, 2011

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    Even Though I Hate It...

    Cleaning helps me get out my frustration...some of the time at least. Usually though, a walk in the park or on the beach is enough to calm me down. When its not, I break out the Pinesol, Fabulous, Comet, bleach and the vaccuum. :)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 12 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    Burst Of Creativity Resulting From Cleaning

    Just finished my Monday cleaning. Vacuum Family room, Master bedroom, Dining Room, Two hallways, entry way, kitchen, two bathroom. Cleaned toiled scrubbed bathroom, mopped kitchen, bathrooms and entryway. Wow!! it smells so clean. The fall dust is beginning to settle...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 17, 2012

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    It Calms Me Down

    There is so much in my life I feel like I don't have control over. So much chaos bouncing around inside my brain. So much I can't change or place into neat piles in my mind and heart. I think that is why cleaning brings me a measure of peace. A clean house tends to ease my...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Cleaning....

    Is a way of moving stuck energy...
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins 41-45, M 7 Responses Mar 9, 2008

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    Always Makes Me Feel Better

    If I'm down and nothing seems to make me feel better, I clean. Deep, hand and knee clean the house and find it refreshing. If I'm made I can take the anger out on spots and bugs that have made their home in my home. There is just somehting about a clean house that is theraputic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 20, 2008

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    Cleaning Is Therapeutic

    As weird as it might seem, I love to clean my home. I love the smell of fresh detergent as it clears the windows and the mirrors. I love how things look like when they are organized. Cleaning up is like starting all over again, a new beginning, and such feeling is amazing.
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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    Spic and Span

    dont always enjoy it.i get the buzz when im done.freshly hoovered carpets.empty washing basket.all the ironing done.polished and dust free surfaces.clean showers toilets and windows.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 15, 2008

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    I Clean When I'M Mad.

    I just got ticked off and started cleaning the whole house, all the rooms, bathrooms, even the garage...feel better now (:
    SincerelyJasmineXO SincerelyJasmineXO 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    I Use To

     actually like cleaning when i was younger... D: i thought it was fun O__o i know i was a weird kid D:
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2009

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    Are You Obsessed With Cleaning?

    betty are making a second series of the hit show OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE CLEANERS for Channel 4 and we are looking for people to take part. This primetime features series see a team of compulsive cleaners teach Britain’s most disorganised people some valuable lessons in...
    occ2 occ2 22-25, F 1 Response May 21, 2013

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    Domino Effect

    Much like everyone else here, I have always found that my home is much cleaner when I am stressed out. This is mostly true when I am stressed about something that is out of my control. I think it is my way of taking control of something in my life and creating balance and order...
    xKay xKay 22-25, F Jul 11, 2011

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    Mmmmm....I am still not sure

    if I find cleaning therapeutic or if it's an obsession that peaks in every now and then. I do realize I go overboard with cleaning as a means of escape. So I am so busy wiping mundane stains off, I don't have to worry about the things I want to set right in my life right...
    Bohemiansoul Bohemiansoul 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    When There Is Nothing Else.

    When I first started working I always hated that saying that "If yor not doing anything there is something not getting done", or "if you got time to lean you got time to clean" Those little sayings used to drive me crazy but now they asre so ingrained in...
    LakeShore LakeShore 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2009

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    Cleaning House!!

    Cleaning can be very therapeutic not only does it take your mind off your problems but before you know it your house is clean.
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2008

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    Sensory Overload

      I spent many hours cleaning my humble abode today.  My bathrooms sparkle, my carpet is soft, and everything has a place.  It gives me a sense of comfort to be in a clean home.  I think it makes other people feel comfortable in your home too.  Cleaning...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2009

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    Time To Think...

    When I have something or things on my mind cleaning gives me time to think, breathe and work out what solution i'll use.. and afterward, the result is good, I feel happier
    fattcakess fattcakess 22-25, F Jul 28, 2013

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    Inspiration

    I come-up with some seriously inspired ideas while I'm cleaning.  Somehow, a free-flow of ideas just happens when I'm sweeping, mopping, vacuuming.  A similar thing happens when I'm showering -- great inspiration easily flows under the water fall! 
    PrincessAstrid PrincessAstrid 31-35, F Nov 27, 2011

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    Cleaning Is Therapeutic

    I use to clean my house ALOT (lol)... until I found this site...now its therapeutic.:)
    tmmykat1995 tmmykat1995 41-45, F Mar 24, 2012

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    Mental Vacations

    As much as I grumble about doing it when its time to start, once I get started I quickly get lost in it and find it very peaceful. Washing dishes especially, maybe because of the warm water, but it is an escape, a zen kind of thing. Once I get started washing dishes I can lose...
    abbycnya abbycnya 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    I Do

    i find cleaning to be very therapreutic and relaxing .i  am in the process of finishing cleaning up me and E room . so it looks perfect for her . i organized and dusted the book shelf . went through some paperwork . i have a to do list . organize our dresser , make beds...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2009

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    I Clean When Im Angry

    Whenever I get upset I seem to get the urge to clean.  I dunno why but I have done it for awhile.  You could tell when my marriage was struggling because the house was spotless.  I know I'm weird.
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2008

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    Clean House = Rebirth

    I told a friend in college that doing my laundry made me feel reborn. She eyed me nervously and changed the subject. But seriously! Giving my environment a heartening scrub and a bright shine makes me feel like a brand new person. I feel clean and whole and cheerful! I've...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    I Love Sweeping the Car Porch

    In the past, I had a car porch with a tree beside. The tree is always shedding lots of leaves & petals & dead stuff. It littered the entire floor and the road outside with decomposing organic material. I love picking up a broom and sweep the rough floor with all my...
    jingles8826 jingles8826 18-21, F May 30, 2008

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    Cleaning

    I find while I'm tidying and organizing my house I feel like I'm tidying and organizing my life at the same time..once I'm finished I feel very invigorated.
    MrHazeinCherubsGrace MrHazeinCherubsGrace 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    A Travellers Cleaning Tips

    I been asked before if I would ever write something about how I do my cleaning. I was basically raised to be a housewife and so Ive been cleaning since I was 7. So if anyone is interested, I have some tips.1. Clean every day. A little bit of cleaning each day keeps everything...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2013

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    Clean

    I haven't always felt this way about cleaning. As a little girl and a teenager, my mom would make me wash the dishes every night. I hated it. I fought her. I bitched and complained. After about 15 years of this, I moved out on my own and it took a whole lot to get me to wash...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F Nov 27, 2012

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    I Must!

    I clean every Saturday, and it's rare I miss cleaning day. Between Saturdays, I'll clean bits of the house where it's needed. If I'm mad or nervous, I clean. It really does help.
    LC87 LC87 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2010

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    My House Is Always Cleaner When I Am Stressed!!

    Anytime I am stressed my house is cleaner! I have always thought cleaning was a very therapeutic way to release anxiety and stress. So if I am feeling that way I am up until all hours of the night cleaning, doing laundry, dishes, whatever I need to and when I am finally all done...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    I Am Far From Ocd But I Love A Clean House.

    Sometimes I wake up and the first thing on the agenda is to clean. It is the quietest time of the day- the kids are still half asleep, the air is still cool and the fresh air seems to have healing power as it brings the house to life. There is a calmness as I go from room to...
    4purrfectdarkness 4purrfectdarkness 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    Cleaning Away My Feelings...or Attempting

    growing up my house has always been clean. my mother and grandmother are very clean people. everything had its own place. and on the weekends we would do deep cleaning. 7 months ago, i moved from my clean, loving home in georgia...to a nasty hell hole in california. i moved...
    jessicakennedy jessicakennedy 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2012

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    Crap

    just today I read on the web that "to be happy do some sort of "action"- get up to change the channel on your tv, wash your dishes...etc. etc.I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN we get all these technological advances that are suppose to make our lives easier (thus, happier) and NOW they...
    Lauraleedee Lauraleedee 41-45, F Jun 14, 2012

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    Stress-therapy

    When I feel anxious or upset, I tend to clean furiously, scrubbing, organizing, tidying up, wiping, polishing- it calms me down and makes me able to think more clearly, since everything is in its place. I don't know why it works, but it does.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jan 24, 2011

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    Computer Screen

    Its forever getting greasy finger marks on it thanks to my husband who won't stop touching it. They are really hard to get off and I usually end up with just smears. I've tried air freshener, polish and fairy liquid, nothing seems to work and it drives me mad. Has anyone got any...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 17 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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    When I Am Sick, Sad, Angry Or Feel Like Doing Some Cardio......

    I have a tendency to clean morewhen I am sick. I must eliminate all germs!!! It's odd but if I feel horrible and I start cleaning I will actually feel better as I keep cleaning. Same for when I am mad about something. I turn on some good angry music and get to it. Even my kids...
    ImperfectHarmony ImperfectHarmony 26-30, F Sep 14, 2011

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    Super Clean Nervous Woman

    I clean when I'm nervous or aggrevated.EVERYTHING is spotless so figure out my personality .
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 6 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    It's Rather Nice

    If I'm feeling very stressed, upset, angry, useless, apathetic, I will always find myself cleaning/organizing and my house daily is a craphole because of so many untrained animals (about 15) and family members who are disgusting. Even though what I clean dirties in hours seeing...
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F Jun 18, 2009

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    Oooh! I Remember Making This Group!

    When I'm upset, I clean. Cleaning is my way to channel nervous energy, anger, sadness, or any other negative emotion. This habit started when I was a child. If I got mad, I cleaned my room. Strange? Maybe. I guess the goal is to work through the angry thoughts and feelings. I...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    Cleaning

    My wife is always comenting on how it seams that the only time I clean is after she yells at me for something.  My boss tells me that I am the only person that cleans up the shop with a simle on my face.  I just enjoy cleaning.  I guess I realy enjoy working and staying bussy...
    fun4all4u fun4all4u 26-30, M Feb 11, 2012

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    I'm Getting So Much Done!

    I have a lot of work this weekend (and by a lot, I mean work that I actually have to do), and this morning I went into cleaning and work mode.  There's something about organizing and cleaning that makes me feel like I'm getting things done- and then that spills over into the...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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    Having Things Neat ..

    When I am feeling out of control .... like the world is confusing and I have no place in it and I wish I could just make everything exactly the way I want ..... cleaning helps me feel better.  To see a disorganized desk become less cluttered and orderly just soothes my soul...
    outoftheshadows outoftheshadows 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2008

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    A Healthy Way To Feel In Control Of Yourself

    It definitely was therapeutic to me over the last year. I was in a long-distance relationship with my boyfriend. When things got a little rocky between us, I felt utterly powerless. I tried cleaning my dorm room to get my mind off things. My roommate noticed that I was visibly...
    Adosia Adosia 18-21, F May 21, 2011

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    After It's Done

    have to psyche myself up for it on a weekly basis and sometimes it only gets done bi-weekly - but when it's done I always feel so much better. it doesn't even have to be all out 'deep cleaning' - just the quick disinfect, dust and vacuum and my mood improves. it is also...
    RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    Love the Stick Figures!

    hey mello, i hate housework with a passion.  until i'm done, that is, then i feel good about it.  even tho i hate it, i understand where you're coming from.  when my mom died, i went on a cleaning frenzy--everything just HAD to be straight or else! i realized that...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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    I Clean Best When I'm Angry

    I clean best when something is bothering me. I find myself stewing over it while I scrub the bathroom and clean out the fridge. Otherwise I hate cleaning.
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    I Clean When I'm Upset

    i clean when i'm upset. i might not even know when i'm upset. when everythinng is cleaner it makes me feel a little bit better than i was. i just need a cleann space when i'm upset
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    I Ain't Talking About The House. Lol

    My activity list is always full of members joining groups or adding friends or what ever. I understand that you want to have a million experiences. lol I did the same thing when I first began on EP about 4 years ago. I am afraid EP has changed, and my purpose for coming here has...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M Nov 17, 2010

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    Beats Psychoanalysis...

    When I'm washing the dishes....yes I have a dishwasher, but I prefer to hand wash them....I find it incredibly therapeutic. :P There's something about washing and drying, that clears my head. Although it really doesn't work with vacuuming or cleaning the bathroom. LOL
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 29 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    I'm in my room right now pretending to be asleep so I can put off cleaning this room. I mean she just barged Into the room at like 8 in the morning just moving my stuff around and...
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