Post # 1
We have a cleaning lady who comes once a month, and does all the heavy stuff-balconies, fridge, etc..
Aside from that, DH and I clean for the rest of the weeks. So far, we do it all in one day on the weekend. I’m starting to think it may be better to spread the upkeep throughout the week, rather then spending half a Sunday doing chores.
Like, bathrooms on Mondays, Bedroom on Tuesdays, office on Wednesday, Living room Thursdays, kitchen Fridays, floors Saturdays, etc.
How do you all do it? What do you think works better?
Post # 3
I have a 21 month old, so I need to clean every single day.
I tidy and pick up, sweep, do dishes every day.
Weekly (usually weekends) DH and I do more serious cleaning: laundry, scrubbing, etc.
Post # 4
I think I would almost rather do it in one day. Then, I can enjoy our whole house being clean and not feel like I’m always playing catch-up.
Post # 5
I would spread it out some, pick a room a day to tidy up and then maybe once a month pick a day to do a super deep clean.
Post # 6
Oh wow, I haven’t even started to think how maintaining the house will be once we have kids!
Post # 7
Usually it’s a bit at a time and I’ll ask him to do stuff too, but sometimes I crack and do a massive 3 hour clean… once I get into my groove I don’t stop until it’s all done.
Post # 8
i prefer to do the bulk of the cleaning on one day. thats the two bedrooms and the bathroom
light cleaning – the kitchen surfaces get wiped down daily after cooking when i do the dishes. and i also clean all the floors daily (its sooooooo dusty here and we have white tiles). and i try to keep things tidy-ish and put things away as i go along
Post # 9
@Evie19: I do not like this approach because by the time you clean the entire house the first thing you cleaned is already dirty. I am a bit OCD when it comes to cleaning, but i vacuum 5-7 times a week. I dust, clean bathrooms, and vacuum and mop the entire house top to bottom either on Friday evenings or Sunday mornings. When I do this, I also clean the laungdry room and our windows.
Post # 10
I clean the kitchen counters and do dishes every day of the week. As well as picking up clutter.
I do floors, bathrooms, dusting, etc once a week (on the weekend). The bathroom the cats litter box is in I do twice a week with the more thorough cleaning on the weekend when I do the other once-a-week stuff.
Every so often I do other things like cleaning the stove, dusting cabinet tops, etc.
Post # 11
@Evie19: Everything changes in terms of cleaning when you have kids. I cannot handle the clutter…my child can completly detroy a clean house in about 15 minutes. haha. She’s forever lugging her toys all over the house, dropping crumbs, dropping her sippy cup and dripping milk all over.
Thus, there is a need for me to clean ever evening once she’s in bed 🙂
Post # 12
I only clean once a week. I’d rather get it all over with at once since cleaning is one of my most hated tasks.