When were Americans clean freaks to begin with? As a clean freak myself, I was surprised to learn that the US had a reputation for being obsessed with cleaning. Considering the places of many friends I've visited, I'm not so sure I agree with that! However, this article suggests that Americans are toning down their attitude towards housework.


Aggie MacKenzie's comment cracked me up. Even though she believes American cleaning products are far better, only in America did she see the most horrendous pigsties.