Whatever the opposite of OCD is, I’m probably that. But I do have some rules, particularly around two of my favourite things: linen and laundry. Yes, hearing the washing machine wurgling away in the background gives me a huge sense of wellbeing.
So anyway, at work the other day we were discussing various house-related rules and I put forward the idea that you must do a separate wash for bed sheets and tea towels. Jaws dropped around me. As if I was Anthea Turner’s more uptight sister. As someone usually derided as an untidy scruff I have to say it felt great.
My other rule is about bedlinen, and had a similar effect when I proclaimed it at, of all places, the interiors mag where I used to work. It’s simple – fitted sheets are for babies. Flat sheets are the mark of an adult housekeeper. Hospital corners aren’t that hard - it’s just a rumor put around by nurses to make you feel inferior. Don’t believe me? Here’s Sgt Shane Medders from Fort Knox to show you how.
Who’s with me on this? And does anyone else have any household rules they’d like to add?