Cleaning, sweeping, wiping up, polishing, waxing, etc. can have many different meanings, depending on context. Some possibilities include:
- Getting rid of unwanted things, feelings, thoughts, situations, etc., or a desire to do so
- A desire to make things more neat and orderly in your physical, emotional, mental world
- Making improvements somehow in your life, or a desire to do so
- Denial, trying to "erase" facts, trying to get rid of feelings or evidence, etc.
Cleaning up other people's messes, fixing their problems, coming to their rescue, or supporting their irresponsibilities