I like a clean home as much as the next guy, but my wife is definitely a clean freak.
She honestly enjoys cleaning and to her, a spotless home is the ultimate achievement.
There’s no need for her to pay to join a gym, as her workout is the constant movement she maintains while scrubbing, moving furniture around to clean behind it, mopping, vacuuming, etc. And while some people treat themselves to a house cleaner during busy times, my wife wouldn’t consider it. She’d still have to go around each room to check for missed spots once the cleaner had left. And whereas non-clean freaks are content to simply wipe down the stuff that they can see, true clean freaks go much deeper. This even includes cleaning the basement! The floors are regularly vacuumed, and the ceilings and walls are dusted with a feather duster. Of course we have our gas-powered furnace regularly cleaned and inspected by a certified HVAC technician, but that doesn’t mean that they clean the outside. She thoroughly cleans the furnace, ducts, pipes and cords. But shortly after a recent cleaning of the furnace, it stopped working. It was only twenty degrees outside – and dropping! I definitely didn’t want to fiddle with any of the furnace’s valves or switches, so I called an HVAC repairman. A few hours later, and a few degrees colder, he arrived and started to assess the situation. Thankfully, nothing was broken. My wife had accidentally switched off the power switch while cleaning it. After paying him, the technician told me that he’s never seen such a clean furnace in all his years in the field.