(Closed) How do you split up household chores?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I do everything but yard work (because I’m pregnant and he won’t let me) cleaning, dishes, dog poop, laundry, trash. Nothing is really split here.

Post # 4
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I do everything (cooking, cleaning, laundry, dishes, lunches) around the house. Darling Husband does all the yard work which is a fair amount because we have several acres, all the home repairs, dumps the trash, takes the dog poop, and is remodeling the house from top to bottom. He also works long hours, 6 days a week.

Post # 5
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Darling Husband does the garbage and dog poop because those gross me out. He also does home repairs. Because I’m pregnant, he feeds the dog and does the laundry (I fold though). I cook, clean, grocery shop, organize things, and do dishes because I’m a Stay-At-Home Wife bc I’m on disability and I consider it my job. When we get our yard landscaped, I’ll be taking care of that as well.

Post # 6
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We each do our own laundry (mostly because Fiance doesn’t read tags and has ruined some of my nice work sweaters by not washing them properly). I do pretty much all the cooking, Fiance does pretty much everything else. I know, sweet deal eh? But I have crazy work hours, a daily commute 3 times as long as his and I’m in school part time so I have very little spare time to do chores. If more than that were left up to me, it just wouldn’t get done. I do help out and do as much as I can when I can, even if some weeks it’s just cleaning the bathroom…

Post # 7
1614 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I do it alllllllll

He takes out the trash, kill bugs and robbers, & yard work, (we have a town house now so he’s off the hook until we get a house, and then I’m sure he’ll hire someone to take care of it). Every once in a while he’ll make dnner & we go out to dinner 2-3 nights a week. (He took me to the Palm at the Hardrock hotel last night for date night! EEEEEEE…sry had to get it out, SOOOO much fun)! 

I only ask that he cleans up after himself….like when he takes off his clothes they go into the hamper or washing machine & not on the floor, or that he throws his dishes in the sink, I’ll do them, but I shouldn’t have to hunt all over the world for your dirty dishes or clothes, or whatever.

Post # 8
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

He does the dishes, takes out the garbage, checks the mail, cleans bathrooms.  I do the laundry and other general cleaning.  We cook together…. wow this list made me realize how much more he does… I’m such a brat. 😛  Must remember to thank SO.

Post # 9
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Bump because I’ll be faced with this starting when Fiance moves in this weekend!

Post # 10
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we just moved into our house, so i did all the organizing/unpacking. i do the majority of the cooking, but he does help sometimes. we both do the dishes, we both vacuum/sweep, we both take the trash out,  we both clean the bathrooms and do general tidying up around the house. he does his laundry; i do mine.

we live on a military base, so the yardwork is taken care of for us as well as general repairs/maintenance, but if it’s something my husband can do, he will do it.

we couldn’t live together until we were married, so it’s been an adjustment, but i’m glad he’s not a total pig, haha.

Post # 11
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We split a lot of stuff, but FH ends up doing a lot bcs he works from home.

I do most of the cooking because he likes to experiment which is no good when I’m hungry! I sweep, clean the bathroom, dust, vaccuum, keep things tidy.

He does dishes, makes coffee and breakfast (protein shake), kitty chores (they’re his cats), toilet scrubbing, makes the bed.

We food shop and do laundry together most of the time.

Post # 12
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We split everything basically. He does the laundry and I fold, I wash dishes and he dries them, we both cook, either together or we switch off if one of us has to work or something.

I have a super crazy schedule and get home late every night, so we usually save cleaning for weekends. I do the bathrooms, we both do picking up and dusting, and he does the floors.

We don’t have yardwork since we live in an apartment.

He usually does the garbage and we take the recycling out together during the weekends when we do heavy cleaning. So basically, totally even, its perfect for us. 

Post # 13
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I do everything but trash & repairs, including all the cooking & packing lunches. I don’t mind, though, because I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom & he works FT. He does offer to help relatively frequently, but I usually decline.

Post # 14
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

He does the boy stuff like shoveling snow, mowing lawn and taking out garbage. I do all the cleaning. And we spit cooking. 

Post # 15
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My Darling Husband takes out the trash, cleans the bathrooms, does his laundry, does the dishes when I cook, and vaccums.  I dust, clean the kitchen, do my laundry, and will do the dishes when he cooks.  We also pack our own lunches.  This works very well for us.

Post # 16
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My husband deals with the trash.  I usually do the grocery shopping.  I do all the laundry mostly because I’m super picky about how I wash my clothes and I don’t want him to do it.  Since I’m already doing mine, I just throw his in as well.  We have a housekeeper come in once every three weeks to clean the house, but we each will clean here and there if something needs it.  I cook most of the time but we usually end up doing the dishes together.  He pays all the bills.  

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