I didn’t expect to fail to check any of them. I guess that means I’m a domestic diva?
I’m extremely meticulous about folding certain things, such as towels, which must be completely uniform (no edges showing, just smooth front, and a divided side when they’re in the linen closet). When things are folded, they must be folded the same way, and laid atop each other in the same fashion. The only things I do not fold are panties and bras, but I do fold men’s underwear. I will admit that I loathe folding fitted sheets, though. When I do laundry, I separate out jeans (since there are enough to have their own load), blacks, blues, whites, reds, lights, brights, neutrals, and towels. Dry cleaning gets dry cleaned, I pay careful attention to sweater tags to make sure I’m not going to shrink anything by accidentally putting it into the dryer, and so on.
I actually enjoy vacuuming. I don’t mind doing the windows. Dusting is only a pain if there’s too much bric-a-brac to move out of the way. I enjoy sweeping. I clean the floor on my hands and knees with a rag and Pine-Sol water, because you can’t see the dirt when you’re using a mop. I’d go on, but yeah. I’m not OCD, per say, though I may be a little, I certainly hyperfocus, though, and if I’m really in a cleaningbug mode, I will dust/clean things like the moulding. I may get lax on dishes, but I will usually clean the ones I dirty, for myself. If I’m cooking dinner, though, I’m not doing dishes. I think my biggest cleaning pet peeve is when the bathroom sink faucet gets dried, used toothpaste on it… like, when someone brushed their teeth, rinsed the toothpaste out of their mouth, and toothpaste/water mix sprinkled onto the faucet, only to dry in powdery-looking little drops. I hope my SO doesn’t do that, because I don’t see taking a little handful of water and letting it run over the faucet head to rinse it off as such a huge bit of work.
I love cooking/baking, particularly from scratch. I prefer to recycle, though I don’t really care for curbside recycling, I prefer turning recycling in to recycling plants.
Some of these are because I learned from what my mother did do, some because I disagreed with some things she didn’t.