Cleaning and tidying up may suggest preparation for someone new coming into your life. It may also remark on the necessity to clean up some unfinished business or to clean up a mess you have made in some relationship or situation. Cleaning could also represent having to clean up someone else’s mess.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Dreaming about cleaning: it is time to pay more attention to your relationships and to be more supportive. Cleaning and making yourself look better be more humble and modest. Dreaming about cleaning is a challenge to always improve and polish your character, removing the stains that might cling to it.
Depth Psychology: Remove emotional, mental, and moral blemishes that are clogging up fragile spiritual connections.
It is also important which objects are being cleaned or what is being “swept” out—pay attention to the rest of the images.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams that you are cleaning are good signs. It means you are removing some negativity in your life and overcoming major obstacles to enter a new stage in your life. It signifies self-improvement and increased confidence.... My Dream Interpretation
A clear, straightforward warning note from your conscience is contained in a dream of cleaning, and the harder or busier was the dreamed cleaning activity, the more urgent is the warning against allowing yourself to be drawn into anything even slightly unethical, no matter how pleasurable and/or profitable it may appear.
See also Wash, Teeth, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Washing in dreams is a fairly common theme, and almost always relates to something that is troubling or worrying the dreamer in waking life. The harder the hands or body are scrubbed, the greater the need for the unconscious to be free of guilt or some kind of burden.
The same applies to washing stains in clothes.
If you are taking a shower or bath in your dream, this could indicate a problem that overshadows you in waking life.
If you are washing your hair, this is connected to your emotions, and if you are washing your genitals, there may be some kind of sexual adventure in waking life that you are ashamed of. You could also be worried about sexually transmitted diseases.
If you are cleaning your home, this could suggest that you want to get more organized in your waking life, but before you can do that you need to dispose of dirt or dust; this may refer to ways of thinking or responding that are clouding your judgments in waking life.
If you were watching a washing machine in your dream, this is a reference to your daily routine and the boredom you feel.
If you are trapped in the washing machine, you feel stifled by your daily routine; it will therefore be important to make changes in daily life as soon as possible.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of seeing a corkscrew, indicates an unsatisfied mind, and the dreamer should heed this as a warning to curb his desires, for it is likely they are on dangerous grounds.
To dream of breaking a corkscrew while using it, indicates to the dreamer perilous surroundings, and he should use force of will to abandon unhealthful inclinations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of seeing screws, denotes that tedious tasks must be performed, and peevishness in companions must be combated. It also denotes that you must be economical and painstaking. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
1- It will depend on what society we belong to as to how we interpret ‘screw’.
To the criminal element a screw will mean a prison officer or jailer.
To a younger element in society it is a slang word for the sexual act. So there could be word play even if the object seen Is a proper screw.
2- Screws suggest tasks that are seen to be pointless, except in a wider context.
To be screwing two pieces of wood together would presuppose that we intend to make something, so our action is a means to an end. Screws arc reputed to give a better join than nails; therefore the implication is that we arc building something to last. We need to take pride in our activities.
3- Spiritually we will be looking for satisfaction in a job well done. There is also a connection with the spiral (see Shapes).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of screwing something together represents a desire for compatibility, having sex, or perhaps that someone is manipulating you. This dream could also be showing you where you have made a mistake or screwed up.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a screw in your dream, suggests you feel taken advantage in some situation. Or, you might believe that you are messing things up in some way, or having trouble holding things together.... My Dream Interpretation
Vision: Looking at screws: hold on to everything you own. Losing a screw: a very profitable relationship is coming to an end. Watching others work on a vise: it is likely that you’ll find yourself in a very tight spot. Working on a vise yourself: you are able to extricate yourself from a difficult situation. Working a screw into something: you have a well-rounded personality and your relationships are getting stronger.
A loose screw: a relationship is coming to an end.
Depth Psychology: Seeing a screw: you” want to strengthen and protect what you have already accomplished, making sure that your future is secure.
The vise is an obvious sign that you are in a very tight situation right now. Get out of it, let go!... Dreamers Dictionary
Turning a screw in a dream may mention that you need to tighten up or firm up some arrangements. It may point to someone who is literally screwing things up or screwing you out of what you deserve. Unwinding a screw may comment on a major screwup or mistake you have made.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
As the entry on spring suggests, the dreamer is cleaning out old ideas and may actually be physically preparing themselves for new business, relationships, and new beginnings in their life.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream about spring-cleaning is probably inviting you to make a new beginning, start a new life, by getting rid of old muck and rubbish: negative habits and attitudes, energy-consuming anxiety’, a sadomasochistic guilt-complex, etc.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols