I think I have emotional triggers surrounding grubby walls. I wouldn’t say I am obsessed by any means, with having clean walls, but they tend to be a concern of mine. I think this is where the “trauma” stems from:
When I was in college, I came back to visit my family and they had this cat, Peaches, that had allergies (probably had a leaky gut :)). The cat would sneeze incessantly and so there were snot trails all along the wall at about the height of the cat. This snot was never wiped off. It just accumulated because my mom didn’t have the gumption to get her kids or herself to clean it up (she was a single mom to 7 children still at home). True story. Years later, when I had my own family, we lived with my mom for about three months. Our home sold much quicker then we expected and we were homeless for a bit. So we moved in with my mom and remodeled her home instead of paying her rent. Well let me tell you, the cat snot was still there and I had to chisel it off before we could paint. Once again. True story. 🙂
Anyway, many years later, I have discovered the joys of liver powder. It gives me plenty of energy for my day and so now, I wash walls with gusto. Before adding liver powder to my morning supplement regimen, I had my kids do the kitchen clean up after most meals. I was too tired to help after dinner preparations, so I went and laid on the couch for a few minutes to recharge my batteries. We had a chore chart and this chart was our bible for clean up time. But now, since taking a tablespoon of liver powder each day, I help with clean up and no one has a set chore. We just all pitch in together. It goes wonderfully. Dare I say this kitchen clean up is even a bonding time for our family!?! When kids are waiting around in the kitchen with nothing to do (nobody can leave the kitchen until ALL clean up is done), they wash walls and cupboards. It is a fabulous plan I tell you! My dishes get done and my grubby walls get clean. It’s a beautiful thing!