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Are you a little OCD when it comes to your home?

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
March 19th, 2016

So, it turns out my mum and Khloe Kardashian have something in common. It’s not the ‘revenge bod’ (even though at 60, my mumma looks damn incredible) or a penchant for swapping out C’s for K’s at every conceivable opportunity. It’s cleanliness. An insane, OCD (or KHLO-C-D) need to have a home that is pristine in every way.

I don’t know about Khlo, but my mum LOVES cleaning. She needs order and she needs things to look a particular way in her home. She has been known to vacuum and mop her floors several times a day and when we are hanging out at her place and my kids drop their food on the floor, there’s no question whether or not they can pick it up and eat it – because they’re at Nonna’s. Her floors are hospital-grade clean.

I’ll admit, I used to be the same way when I first got married. I used to take the entire contents out of my fridge every week and give every shelf a good scrub. I also used to move my fridge every week so I could vacuum and mop under it. See how I said used to?  Since having kids standards have slipped and now, I’m LUCKY to move my fridge once every six months.

I like my house to look nice. I keep it clean, but my fail is in the tidiness department. Putting things back where I got them is annoying to say the least, and now, I can’t do ANYTHING cleaning-related without the distraction of a podcast in my ears to keep me company.  The wonderful thing about having a mother with a cleaning obsession is when she stays over once a week,  I always wake to find my ironing done, in neat piles on my kitchen table. She loves it and no surprises, so do I. I wish she’d move in.

Getting back to Khloe (our favourite Kardashian), she seems to be a bit of a clean machine herself.  She recently said that she changes her sheets every TWO DAYS. She not only washes, but bleaches her towels after every single use and she invests in new pillows every six months. Look, I’m not 100% on this, but I’m pretty sure that Khlo isn’t napi-sanning her own whites or hanging her towels out on the Hills Hoist with her own hands, but she clearly likes to live in a clean environment.

We’re also crushing on her cookie jars big time. While my cookies are lucky to make it into a plastic snap-lock container, Khloe’s are bona-fide displays of cookie-art. And she replaces them, every 30 days. Wowza.

Check out how she does it here:

Are you obsessed with cleaning or you are happy living amongst the cookie crumbs?