I'm actually not this obsessive, but I get this extra burst of energy before a party and I become determined to clean everything. I was actually balancing on top of the stair landing cleaning the entryway chandelier!
As I was cleaning it I thought, you know what kind of friends would I have if they honestly looked at my chandelier or behind my fridge or stove and judged me for the dust and dirt? Then I thought, you know what, I don't have any friends like that! None of them would do such a thing. They are all very nice, easy going polite people who love me for me, not my clean house. This is my own issue and I know why I do it. I like to take advantage of these times to really deep clean the house, otherwise, it doesn't get done. My husband is the same way. We just get extra motivated to get it all done.
We had our party a week ago and I have not done any more deep cleaning since then even though there are a few closets and drawers that can use it. The urgency and compulsion are gone. Hmmm....Eric and I will have to plan another party in January to get me to get those things done!
Come back tomorrow to see my clean house and all the pretty decorations!
"All hard work brings a profit." Proverbs 14:23a