(Closed) Does your husband /fiancé help you cleaning the house ??

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Yes, it’s supposed to be 50/50, but it ends up being more like 65/45…. Or more lately 80/20 (with him doing the majority of the cleaning). 

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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italybabe:  DH takes care of the laundry, dishes after dinner, garbage/recycling, makes the bed daily (he’s the one who sleeps later) & he is the one who cleans the bath tub when it needs a deep clean. I do all of the cooking, vacuuming (usually every other day), mopping, bleaching, & dusting. This works for us. DH is way messier than I am, and he doesn’t realize when he leaves 4 pairs of shoes by the front door, or his adidas pants curled in a ball on his nightstand, so I usually end up picking up after these types of things.  

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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italybabe:  Yes! In fact, he is the main cleaner of the household! I’ve been trying to make an effort to help more.

Post # 34
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Helper bee

Absolutely. It is split pretty evenly, he cooks as well. We are both equal partners in this relationship, both work long hours, both make decent salary, we can both contribute equally to the household chores. 

Post # 35
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Helper bee

When we’re both working he’s very good about helping around the house. Otherwise, we tend to split duties – he takes care of all the landscaping/exterior/fix-it projects and I take care of the cleaning.

Post # 36
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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italybabe:  He mainly does the cleaning. It’s probably 90/10 in his favor, honestly. This may sound controlling, but he likes things done a certain way… so I usualy do the dusting, vacuuming and the west swiffering of the kitchen, and he does everything else (especially cleaning the bathroom, which can be a pain). He’ll also throw in the towels to wash each week, as well as our bedding every few weeks. When I’ve offered to do them, he tells me that he can so don’t worry about it.

I never minded cleaning and lived by myself for almost 10 years, so it was always something that had to be done. But, like I said… he likes it done a certain way so I just let him. It’s just easier.

Post # 37
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Yep! The only thing he won’t do is wash dishes, but he helps with everything else around the house.  

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Absolutely! It makes me feel bad when he does though bc he works 12 hour shifts 6 days a week! I only work 3 days a week. But I also have physical health issues. I have extreme rib instability & can’t vacuum at all or I’ll pay for it big time! He helps out cleaning the showers too but thats about it unless we have company coming & I’m in a pinch!

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee

We split it. He cleans the kitchen, living room & dining room. I handle the bathrooms, bedrooms and laundry. 

Once a month I deep clean everything (scrub out the fridge, cabinets, etc) but he doesn’t help with that. I cook dinner every night and he does the dishes afterwards.

Post # 40
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Blushing bee

While I am normally the cleaner of the two of us, my husband is great about noticing when I am too busy with work or other obligations to get the house as clean as I would like and stepping in.  On a normal day, I keep up with the laundry (wash, dry, fold, put away), bathrooms, and sweeping/vacuuming.  He tends to do the table clearing (dining and coffee tables), dishes, and garbage.  We also split the cooking pretty evenly.  However, when I was writing my Master’s thesis, he did everything and kept the house super clean so I wouldn’t have anything to use as an excuse to get distracted.

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I cook, he does the dishes. 

We both try to clean on the weekends together so it will go faster. He works a lot more than I do, so I don’t want to push it too much. 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

He probably cleans about 10% of the time but that’s only because I’m home. 

My husband will help if I’m pressed for time and there’s lots to get done. 

He will also wash whatever can’t go in the dishwasher since I cook. 

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

My Fiance is a neat freak to the point of driving me kind of crazy. He’s always cleaning and organizing. I’m the one who has to step my game up. 

Post # 44
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yes, he cleans without me asking, and he always has. It’s especially helpful now that we have a 2 year old and a 3 month old!

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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italybabe:  Absolutely he helps, as he should. He lives there, too. We pitch in together and get it all done (dusting, vacuuming, mopping, dishes, laundry, changing bed linens) in an hour or two.

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