(Closed) How often do you clean your house?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: How often do you clean your house?
    My kitchen is spotless throughout the whole day : (53 votes)
    13 %
    I have dishes in the sink for a day or two : (108 votes)
    27 %
    I have dishes in the sink for 3-4 days : (20 votes)
    5 %
    Dishes can be in the sink for up to a week : (16 votes)
    4 %
    My whole house gets cleaned every day : (4 votes)
    1 %
    My whole house gets cleaned 2-3 times a week : (24 votes)
    6 %
    My whole house gets cleaned once a week : (99 votes)
    24 %
    My whole house gets cleaned once a fortnight : (33 votes)
    8 %
    My whole house gets cleaned once a month : (48 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1814 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I consider myself a neat freak in the way that I keep things picked up. I can’t stand it when there’s stuff all over my desk, the kitchen table, the coffee table, the counter, etc etc. so I try my hardest to pick up and put away whatever me and my husband leave around the house day-to-day.

    I am more lax in terms of “dirt cleaning” – I Lysol-clean the kitchen about once per week, and the bathroom mirrors/counters every two weeks probably. The shower and toilets are lucky to get once a month scrubs out of me. Obviously if there is visible dirt or mildew, I try to knock it out quickly, but usually the constant flow of water keeps things rinsed and moderately clean. I hate vacuuming, so that happens every couple months. I need to work on upping that frequency, with all the pet hair. I just hate hauling the vacuum up and down stairs, and dealing with the cord getting wrapped around furniture because of odd room layouts.

    Post # 4
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    @theone99:  I obsessed with a clean house. I vacuum everyday and mop every second day. I do a load of washing and ironing everyday. I have to keep on top of it. I take a lot of pride in my home.  

    Post # 5
    2959 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have a T-shirt that says – A clean house is sure sign of a bored woman.


    But really, as long as there is no need to call the board of health, it’s no big deal IMO. Besides, if it wasn’t for guests, I would never clean. I have been on the planet for almost 50 years and have maybe cleaned an oven twice (food burns off eventually) and a fridge maybe 3X (usually whoever I am living with will do it, eventually). I have gone over a year before dusting. But my kitchen is pretty clean (except maybe the oven and fridge) and the litter boxes are scooped 2X/day.


    I have never believed that housekeeping was my sole responsibility simply because I was born with an uterus. If whoever doesn’t like how my house looks, they are more than welcomed to clean it.


    Post # 6
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I should certainly clean up more often.  Right now I generally only clean up on Sundays.  Both the SO & I work 60 hour work weeks and Its just hard to come home from a 12 hour day and do dishes or mop.  I get home, walk the dogs, make dinner, take a shower, and then its literally time to just go to bed so I can do it all over again. . . 

    Post # 7
    12203 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I used to be a total neat freak and then i got a life:-)  Now I have cleaners who clean for me once a week, but I still have some clutter that has no home. One of these days…

    Post # 8
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    We are clutter free and mess free and dishes are a MUST. Definitely a bit of a clean sob here though. The house is always clean. I literally pick up everything twice a day, washes dishes three times a day (dirty dishes laying around really bugs me) The only thing I don’t clean every day is the bathroom, its a once a week thing, but I do tend to tidy it relentlessly.

    Sometimes it drives me bonkers because there is ALWAYS something to clean but I must admit, it is a bit therapeutic for me so I suppose that’s a blessing!

    Post # 9
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I do a big clean on my day off once a week. Then I clean as needed every day but only for a little while. I cook and H2B does the dishes after dinner.

    Post # 10
    13 posts

    I’m hopeless at cleaning anything. I just get distracted and can think of better things to do. Im working on getting better.

    Post # 11
    1846 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I clean once a week, but it takes me about 4 hours to clean my house from top to bottom. Sometimes during the week ill leave the dishes in the sink for a day or two. And there’s always laundry that needs doing. I just cleaned today and there’s already some messes, with a 7 year old and a great big dog it’s hard to avoid. I’m not a clean freak, I just try to keep the dust bunnies to a minimum and make sure everything gets a good scrub down once a week (once every two weeks if I’m too busy). 

    Post # 12
    1143 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I clean sporadically. My house isn’t dirty, there aren’t bugs galore or black mold, but I really just have to be in the mood to clean. It doesn’t help either that even when I do clean, my husband will mess it back up within an hour.

    I do try to pick up once a week, but the only time I do heavy duty cleaning such as washing the floors, even touching the bathroom, is when I know that company is coming over. But you’d be surprised how quickly the house spruces up when I get a phone call that someone will be over in 15 mintues =)

    Post # 13
    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    I try to do basic cleanup and pickup as we go – we both tend to be a bit messy, so sometimes shoes will be scattered and clothes don’t always make it to the hamper. Dishes never stay dirty for more than a day, but the kitchen isn’t always 100% spotless.

    Fortunately, we have a cleaning service that comes every 2 weeks so the bathroom and other heavy stuff isn’t our responsibility 😀  That’s such a relief – I’m terrible at that stuff!


    Post # 14
    1782 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like this topic, its bedtime for me – will come back later. So interesting!

    Post # 15
    1880 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    How often do I clean my house? eh, once or twice a year, maybe.

    How often does my house get cleaned? Weekly, by the maid.

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