(Closed) How much time do you spend cleaning every week?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: How much time do you (and your SO) spend doing housework every week?
    1 - 5 hours : (28 votes)
    65 %
    5.5 - 10 hours : (13 votes)
    30 %
    10.5 - 15 hours : (1 votes)
    2 %
    15.5 - 20 hours : (1 votes)
    2 %
    20.5 - 25 hours : (0 votes)
    25.5 - 30 hours : (0 votes)
    MORE than 30 hours!!!! : (0 votes)
    0 hours. We have a maid. :) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1023 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010


    We (read I) spend about 8-9 hours a week cleaning and our apartment is still always a big big mess. Everytime I clean something up my SO manages to wreck havoc in another area. haha. He’s one of those people that try really really hard to help, but just end up making a bigger mess or making it way too complicated. We also have way too much clutter and that doesn’t help the situation either.

    I don’t think 15 hours is that much. Well worth the effort in my opinion, unless you have a mess monster like I do.

    Post # 4
    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I think we would not have lasted if I did not hire someone to come and do the heavy duty cleaning (bathroom etc) every two weeks.  Fiance is rarely home before 9PM, and so a lot of extra cleaning falls on me.  So we (I) still manage to spend a fair bit of time on dishes, picking up, etc, but it’s well worth the cost to me for the rest.  It works out pretty well since I work from home once a week and I continue working while they clean. 

    Post # 5
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    The simple answer for us is "not enough".  We spend a couple of hours on the weekends and call it good.  I’m constantly battling the accumulation of junk mail and wedding stuff at this point.  It’s enough to drive me completely nuts.

    I’m hoping this is just temporary "wedding mania" mess!

    Post # 6
    773 posts
    Busy bee

    I do a deep clean every weekend and try to spot clean and straighten up daily.  I feel like I’m constantly fighting a (losing) battle against my husband’s tendency to toss things wherever.  Can’t wait to add kids to the mix!

    Post # 7
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would say about an hour of "tidying" a day plus at least 2 hours on the weekend on cleaning up.  This doesn’t include laundry or other household chores.  Our place is constantly a tornado though and it always feels really messy.

    We are moving into our new condo in August and I am treating myself to a cleaning person a few times a month.  With our busy schedules, we just can’t keep up any more and want to start fresh and keep our place nice.  I am willing to make sacrifices in other areas to spend the money to keep our place clean!

    Post # 8
    2025 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I probably just spend about an hour a day cleaning up. I do a once-over with the broom, wash the dishes and clean the kitchen, and then just tidy up the rest of the house. My husband loves to throw things EVERYWHERE, so the house has to be picked up everyday or we would be swimming in dirty clothes, magazines, and dishes! We have someone come every 2 weeks that does all of the hard-core cleaning, and most of the laundry. I have no idea how to make the kitchen and bathrooms shine like she does!


    Post # 10
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    One of the best decisions Fiance and I made was hiring a cleaning lady.  Otherwise, I don’t know how we would have survived living together.  She comes every 2 weeks and does the entire house and hard core cleaning.  And we keep it up throughout the week, (dishes, laundry, occasional spills and picking up).  I would say we spend maybe 5 hours combined per week, (possibly less), on cleaning.  Most of that time going to dishes, laundry and picking things up around the house.  Both of us work late and want to enjoy the little free time we have on the weekends, so spending any more time than that is just not an option.

    Post # 11
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I am not married yet, but I’ve been thinking about the cleaning topic lately since Fiance and I are looking for a house, I came across a great website to help break your home into cleaning zones, so your not cleaning all the time. I just thought i’d share… http://www.flylady.com check it out, let me know what you think!

    Post # 12
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    cleaning? what’s cleaning? lol…j/k….there’s just not enough hours in a day!

    Post # 13
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Not enough! Especially considering my current lack of employment. Could it be because I’m always on weddingbee…..noooo, never the blame of weddingbee!

    Honestly, probably 10-15 hours a week.

    Post # 14
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    we clean about 1-5 hrs then have a maid do the deep cleaning 1x/mo

    Post # 15
    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I don’t spend a lot of time cleaning. This is because I have a wonderful fiance. I have a really long commute, and he has a really short commute. H takes care of 95% of the chores during the week so when I get home we can eat dinner together and just relax!

    Post # 16
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    I do a thruough cleaning of our place about once a week, usually with some help from The Hubs.  We do some daily maintenance stuff–dishes, sweeping the floors, vacuum, bedmaking through out the week.  I also really like these bathroom cleaning wipes from Method.  I usually wipe the sink, toilet, counter, etc every day, just to keep it from getting too grungy in between cleaning.

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