In the last couple of years I have become aware that I cannot clean like I used to due to my back problem, can't lift anything now. Also can't garden like I used to...its a bugger getting older, I fight against it and still do do my own cleaning but put it off quite a bit.
I clean before it gets to the too dirty stage , but wouldn't calm myself a clean freak. There's a lot of cleaning to be done in a 5 person family, and if you don't keep on top of it, it can really swamp you!
I hate cleaning. My partner does pretty much all cleaning. Every now and then something (like the bathroom) will just drive me nuts and I'll clean it, but for the most part, as long as my house is reasonably hygienic I'm all good.
I used to be a clean freak. Then I realised it was consuming my life. I'm alot more laid back now, but still want things hygienic. Most of my problem stems from 'what are people going to say', because I was judged very harshly by in-laws, as a young wife who was also a stepmother. Now everyone loves me (after26years), they've seen me work like a dog for children that weren't mine and our family is one of the few that's really close.
I don't clean as often as I should, I use to when we first got married, my mum used to when I was at home, she used to work, have 3 of us kids, and do house work on the weekends, that was how most of her weekends were spent, well not me!