Post # 1
I work a 8-5 job. The last thing I want to do is come home and start a cleaning project during the week. I usually wait till the weekend to scrub, mop, vaccume, sweep ect……
I feel like it takes me hours to really deep clean the house.
How do you manage deep cleaning your house and not wasting your weekends doing it??
also what are some of your favorite products to use when cleaning the bathroom, hardwood, walls,…..
Post # 3
@simone_s: I spot clean every day so that the weekends it only takes an hour or 2 to clean/laundry.
I clean the bathrooms every day (wipe down toilet seats and counters) and the kitchen (dishes always done and wipe down stove)This daily routine takes 5 minutes probably.
Basically If I see a mess I fix it right then.
Post # 4
I usually clean on weekends but i also love to clean late at night after baby has gone to bed and FI and i are having quiet time. Many times ill start cleaning the kitchen while hes watching tv, its kind of relaxing to clean up before going to bed.
Post # 5
Normal clean we do through the week and tidy as we go.
Also things like hoovering or moping we do at night.
We wipe/clean after ourselves in the kitchen and bathrooms
4 times a year we have a deep clean by employing a cleaner.
Once you get in the habit of doing it it gets easier
Post # 6
@simone_s: I agree with janinaPK, doing a little bit every day really does work.
Post # 7
I clean on weekends, but it usally doesn’t take too long. I work 8-5 as well & DH works 11-7/8pm. I’ll usually do basic cleaning & tidy-ing up during the week before he gets home, so my Saturday’s are spent with maybe 1-2 hours of cleaning & the rest is errands & such. If he’s not super busy in the AM I’ll also leave him with a short list of things he can do to help out (wash the towels, do the dishes, water the salad garden).
I’ve been cleaning pretty much non-stop for the last week though, my dad & sister are coming to visit & stay with us labor day weekend. I’m super anal about family & how clean my house is- thanks to my mom being an OCD cleaning business owner! So I go into overdrive when family is coming to stay. I use it as my deep cleaning excuse since we usually have long-distance family or friends visiting 2-4 times a year. Othewise it’s just the basic stuff…
Post # 8
@simone_s: I have a weekly cleaning day (usually Wednesday): I vacuum/sweep all the rooms of the house, scrub the tub/toilets, dust, wipe all the mirrors.
In addition, every day I wipe down the stove/countertops in the kitchen, scrub the sink and pick up any/all clothing/shoes/etc and put them where they belong.
I’ve found the best way, for me at least, is to have one weekly cleaning day and keep to it. That way you know the house is getting cleaned at least once a week. Here and there if I notice the dog/cat hair is getting out of hand (we have 3 cats and a dog) I’ll vacuum, maybe every other day.
My favorite products include 409 for basically the whole kitchen, Swiffer wet’s for the hardwood floors and Swiffer dry’s for dusting. And Scrubbing Bubbles for the tub/toilet – no mess, no scrubbing involved.
Post # 9
I spot clean – which is just picking up clutter tossed around daily. Vac, I try to do every week. Laundry, every 2-3 weeks as needed. Mop, maybe once a month if I’m lucky, but we have a no shoe in the house policy so I dont feel it gets too bad. Stove, 2-3 weeks or until I can stand it.
Post # 10
I keep things to a reasonable level, but I do not get to the serious deep cleaning as much as I probably should. DH helps, but his idea and mine of super clean are different. In the past, I’ve asked him to clean the shower and he only cleaned the tub portion, not the shower walls.
In the apartment I don’t think anyone ever got on their knees to clean the whole kitchen floor until we moved out.
Once I’m working, we plan on hiring a cleaner, so that should help!
Post # 11
@pinkshoes: how many clothes do you have that you can go 3 weeks? lol. I feel like Im always running the washer/dryer
Post # 12
@janinaPK: haha. Well.. sadly I have a pretty exact answer. DH has (sadly we counted) 38 undershirts, and about 30 pairs of boxers (that put the laundry limit at a month max). Then 4 pairs of pants and 2 pairs of jeans that he rotates through for work along with I think 15 or so dress shirts and maybe 10 polos. I wear jeans every day and have about 6 pairs and maybe 12-15 shirts I wear. If it’s just to work, we wear our clothes 2 sometimes 3 times before a wash. It’s just an office job where we sit and arent really getting dirty. So whenever I do laundry, i just grab everything in the closets and wash em all.
Post # 13
@simone_s: With a cleaning lady 😛 Otherwise, it wouldn’t happen.
Post # 14
I would love to have a cleaning lady or company come and clean my house!!!!! what an ideal life that would be.