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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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    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...
    Lauraleedee Lauraleedee 41-45, F Jun 14, 2012

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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...
    fattcakess fattcakess 22-25, F Jul 28, 2013

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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...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M Nov 17, 2010

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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...
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F Jun 18, 2009

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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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    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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    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...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 12 Responses Aug 9, 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...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 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...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2013

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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...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2008

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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...
    LC87 LC87 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2010

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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 "...
    LakeShore LakeShore 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2009

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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...
    Adosia Adosia 18-21, F May 21, 2011

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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...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jan 24, 2011

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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...
    abbycnya abbycnya 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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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. ...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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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...
    fun4all4u fun4all4u 26-30, M Feb 11, 2012

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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...
    xKay xKay 22-25, F Jul 11, 2011

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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...
    PrincessAstrid PrincessAstrid 31-35, F Nov 27, 2011

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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...
    occ2 occ2 22-25, F 1 Response May 21, 2013

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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...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 9, 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...
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2009

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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...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 20, 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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    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...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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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...
    jingles8826 jingles8826 18-21, F May 30, 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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    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...
    outoftheshadows outoftheshadows 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8, 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...
    4purrfectdarkness 4purrfectdarkness 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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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...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F Nov 27, 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...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F Sep 3, 2011

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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...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 29 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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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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    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...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 17, 2012

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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...
    ImperfectHarmony ImperfectHarmony 26-30, F Sep 14, 2011

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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...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 15, 2008

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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...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 24, 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...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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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...
    RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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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...
    Bohemiansoul Bohemiansoul 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9

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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...
    jessicakennedy jessicakennedy 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2012

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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...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 17 Responses Jun 11, 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...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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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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    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    My friend bought a cleaning robot. She turned it on to use it for the first time. After an hour she called her husband crying and complained that the dog had **** on the floor and...
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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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