Bees that work 55+ hours per week- how to you keep your house running?

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 49
3434 posts
Sugar bee

I haven’t read the comments, but:


get organized/have less stuff – so everything has a place.

get in the habit of “picking up” every morning before work or eveynuvht before bed. Get a Roomba to do your vacuuming for you (works better if you’ve picked up.) if you don’t have to waste time tidying on the weekend, then you can take 10 minutes to clean the bathroom like no big deal. 

Post # 50
630 posts
Busy bee

A one time deep cleaning would be a big help. Maintaining a clean place is much easier than trying to get your place clean.

Post # 51
1373 posts
Bumble bee

Can you get a cleaner? It seems luxurious but it can really be a lifesaver even if they only do bathrooms and change linens etc every two weeks. xo

Post # 52
13946 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Put things away as you use them.  Pick one to organize a day.  One day, wipe bathroom counters/floors/toilets.  One day, dust the living room. Smaller, manageable tasks are easier to handle.  Deep clean when you have time. 


Post # 53
3109 posts
Sugar bee

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otterbee :  Glad to hear that you and your husband are a team! 

Can I suggest that instead of hiring a cleaner for the foreseeable future that you hire him/her/them for a day to clean alongside you both. This is much cheaper and it’s amazing what can done by 3+ people in a single day. Once that is done then you just have to do the shallow cleaning to keep on top of it.

The other thought I have is that you just need to aim for hygienic rather than gleaming. Some things are much more important than slaving endlessly over a house. Sanity for instance.

And if desperate follow the advice of writer Quentin Crisp: “There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse.”   🙂



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