questionsdo you have (part-time or full-time) ocd when…

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It was a busy day of organizing, cleaning, tossing, and general mayhem. I wish I had read this earlier as #32 is something I needed. Discovered MIL had thought putting red vinyl tape on the suitcase handle would make it easy to spot at baggage claim - which it did. But now the tape is coming off and the handle is all gooey.

For #6 - cleaning the window or sliding glass door tracks, I picked up these handy little brushes that I screw on to an empty soda or juice bottle (500 ml is perfect). When filled with plain old water, they make keeping those tracks clean a cinch.

Thanks for posting this. I love hearing new ways to make cleaning easier or more fun/interesting.

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Thanks! Great link! I use the Magic Eraser for #5. I'm definitely going to have to try #9 and #15 (:

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Full timers are welcome at my house anytime. Will provide lunch, snacks, beer, wine.. you name it.

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I know that you mean it lightheartedly, but let's not forget that OCD is a real life-changer for a lot of people.

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Swiped and posted to fb for the non-deals friends. Thanks for sharing!

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OCD is a serious mental illness. You can't have it part time anymore than you can have cancer part time.

It's also not a verb. You can't "go OCD" anymore than you can "go asthma" or "go potato cheddar soup."

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Man these are all really useful. I thought I knew how to really keep clean (I do have some mild OCD) but there's only like four things on this list I knew of.

I spent half the day cleaning my house yesterday and now I want to clean again.

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@curli76: That's not entirely true. OCD can come in episodes, or have triggers. You might generally be okay and then have an OCD episode. It all depends on the severity.

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@thedogma: Entirely true. If you have OCD, you can have it under control, and you can have episodes or "flare-ups," similar to asthma, either from a trigger or from seemingly out of the blue. But it's a treatable illness, not (usually) a curable one.

People can certainly have obsessive-compulsive episodes, or have certain obsessions and compulsions. But it's not OCD--the "D" standing for disorder, remember-- unless it truly interferes with your ability to live.

And this isn't about political correctness or looking for pity; it's about trying to get people to understand that this is a serious, complex disease and not just about being neat and meticulous. And as long as it remains a casual term in our vernacular, I can't help but speak up.