(Closed) cleaning your home…

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We have a schedule. Monday is kitchen cleaning day, Tuesday is bathrooms, Wednesday basement, Thursday halls/floors/office, Friday bedrooms, Saturday and Sunday are laundry days as well as kitchen and bathroom touch ups (I feel like I’m missing something, but too lazy to go upstairs and check).

 

We have two giant hairy beasts (our dogs, Bouviers) who track in all sorts of crap from the backyard and ensure that the house is kept nice and dirty, lol. I HATE cleaning, but if we don’t have some sort of a schedule, things pile up…. we are lazy housekeepers unless we constantly keep on top of it. We are doing a deep Spring clean this week, following our usual schedule… Did I mention I hate cleaning?

ETA: we used to try to squeeze all our cleaning in to a Saturday or Sunday each week, but found that if we were busy, cleaning just fell to the wayside. Plus, it sometimes took FOREVER, which required more motivation. Breaking it up through the week has helped, and between the two of us it only takes 15-20 mins most days.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Commenting to follow – we’ve just got our own house and I feel like it needs cleaning ALL THE TIME! Where does all this dirt come from??

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

i for sure do laundry on sunday but i can not go to sleep with dishes in my sink its a pet peeve, and i mop everyday. well i clean (quick sweep like clean off coffee table, vaccuum rug, mop, clean kitchen table and counters) because i have 2 dogs and 2 kids under the age of 5. I dust on saturday mornings and move the furniture to mop also clean the bathrooms them too. see what days are best for u to do what and u will be fine adjusting to a steady schedule

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I used to clean weekly. But when my husband is gone, I put it off til he comes home. So, I usually go 3 week spreads without cleaning seriously (I’ll vacuum and do dishes) but other than that… I’m lazy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I clean every day; I would go crazy if I didn’t!  I try to stay on top of it by doing the daily stuff (dishes, counters, toilets, general picking up of stuff that I’m not always sure where it come from?).  I always have one evening “project” that I throw in.  For instance, last night I cleaned the microwave and refrigerator.  Tonight, I swept and mopped all hardwood floors and organized our enclosed from “porch”, which only consists of a bench, coatrack, and an enormous shoe/boot rack. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t do laundry daily.  I usually do a load of towels and a load of FI’s work clothes throughout the week.  The rest gets done on the weekend!  Fiance calls me a “neat freak”?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We clean a little every day. Usually the kitchen gets cleaned every day, or every other day (we are lazy sometimes!). Laundry is usually every day/every couple of days. Deep clean once a week or once every 2 weeks. Vacuum a LOT because our corgi sheds like a madman. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

omg we only have a 900 sq foot apt and i feel like im cleaning CONSTANTLY.  I blame having two dogs… there are certain jobs I try to do every day (kitchen dishes, wiping down counters, cleaning up clutter on coffee table…) and everything else i primarily do saturday morning (gathering laundry, sweeping and swiffering, etc.)  There are some jobs I should do more often but only do when I see it needs it, like dusting, cleaning the bathroom sink, cleaning the shower (ok, maybe it’s needed it for a while now…)

 

Dishes and sticky counters drive me nuts so those get done way more often. I don’t know what I would do with carpets that needed vacuuming…I’d probably have a mental breakdown.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

We have a cleaner who comes once a week to clean bathrooms, kitchen, vacuum, wash floors etc. We tidy every eve (dishes / glasses left around the house), and vacuum as required.

 

I try to deep clean a section of the house every month, and work on the garden every spring – scrubbed all the weeds out of the patio this week, now applying weedkiller. Have heard salt will kill them, after scraping out all the muck between bricks, so going to try that next. Getting slightly obsessed at this point.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I should add, I have a tendancy towards OTC behaviour, so find cleaning de-stresses me when I get stuck into it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Yes, after buying a house I realize that big houses get dirty very quickly.  We usually clean every weekend but each weekend is a certain project.  So one weekend we may focus on the kitchen, another weekend it may be the bathroom, another it may be the floors.  During the week, we’ll do dishes, laundry, and minor cleaning depending on what the house needs.  We’ve been tracking in a lot of dirt over the last week because of a patio renovation, so I’ve been having to mop the floors constantly.  Can’t wait until the patio is finished so I can be lazy again.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I deep clean every Monday, so that includes all the laundry, scrubbing down the bathrooms, reorganizing cabinets if need be, and cleaning the windows, etc. But I do vaccuum about 3x a week, and I always pick up after myself, and so does Darling Husband so the house is always tidy and clean. The biggest thing for us is keep the kitchen clean, but we never go to bed with dishes in the sink or crumbs on the floor lol.

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@pink_sherbert:  Fiance and I plan on hiring a cleaner to come in once a week as soon as we can easily afford the extra expense.. I think it is so worth it to save your sanity and your relationship! Haha. Tired of arguing about whose turn it is to mop the kitchen floor *eye roll*

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It doesn’t really bother me to do little clean up every day.  It’s so minor and natural that it doesn’t feel like a chore.  The only thing I really hate is mopping and bathrooms.  DH does the toilets cause that’s the one thing I hate most.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

We are generally pretty tidy people* but, like you, I don’t like to feel like I have to clean EVERY single day. So yeah, usually on a Friday night (I’m so cool) or Saturday I’ll take a solid couple hours and clean everything at once (scrub toilets, spray showers, hands-and-knees wash the floors).

This doesn’t include laundry, which I feel like I am doing constantly.

*Meaning we don’t leave papers lying around or dishes in the sink or gunk on the counters or a mess on the stove or obvious mud on the floors or anything like that.

 

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