(Closed) SPINOFF: Confession time, Are you a domestic disaster?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: I am a domestic disaster because
    I don't separate laundry before washing lights/darks : (83 votes)
    11 %
    I machine wash everything, including sweaters & bras & dry clean only : (127 votes)
    17 %
    I don't fold clean laundry, I just pick out of the basket or throw in a pile on the floor : (66 votes)
    9 %
    If I'm out of clean socks/undies, sometimes I just buy more : (36 votes)
    5 %
    I never/rarely vacuum : (94 votes)
    13 %
    I never/rarely dust : (134 votes)
    18 %
    I throw away tupperware from lunch or forget to bring in from work/the car : (76 votes)
    10 %
    I don't bother recycling : (73 votes)
    10 %
    I put the dishes away wet/drippy/without drying : (37 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The only one I checked was that I rarely/never wash windows. I’ve lived in my house for 1.5 years and havent cleaned the windows since I moved in. haha. But I vaccum and dust at least once a week, do dishes everyday and never leave them anywhere but the sink, recycle everything, cook, do laundry regularly and separate things. But I definitely don’t consider myself a domestic diva. I just hate clutter and messiness. One thing I don’t do nearly as often as I should is clean my tile floors.

    Post # 4
    Member
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I do laundry efficiently and actually don’t mind folding laundry (I’m about to go do that now!), I like to cook and do so often, and I don’t mind vacuuming.  HOWEVER, I don’t vacuum NEARLY as much as I ought to.  The vacuum is so heavy, and my fiance washed it out and it got mold in it so it smells, so I won’t use it.  Good excuse, right??  

    I occasionally dust.  I never wash the windows.  Ever.  

    Post # 5
    Member
    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I checked WAY too many of these…

    I’m soooo far from being domestic. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am absolutely not domestic. I coulnd’t even check a box for launcdy, I don’t do the laundry, we bring it all to wash and fold and let them handle it 🙂

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Before I took your quiz I would have considered myself 95% domestic disaster (FI is so much better overall, domestically) but I actually only had to check half the boxes so now I feel like a 50% domestic success, LOL! I’m reminded that my first impression of Fiance was that he was actually OCD because he was so neat (he’s not OCD though, just amazingly but also annoyingly neat and productive). I’ve been living with him so long it’s now my comparison stick to myself. I’m glad to have my perception of normal re-normed again. Thanks for boosting my self esteem Smile

    Post # 8
    Member
    1878 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yikes…. I checked 8 of these!! Such a disaster. My Darling Husband is the domestic one in the house… he cooks really well, and has always been the one to clean (kitchen, bathroom, vacuuming, etc), he bakes. HOWEVER, I’m really skilled with power tools and just recently remodeled our basement all by myself, built a pantry, painted our whole house, etc etc so I do make some contributions to our home… (Several of my friends think it’s hilarious how opposite we are of traditional gender roles). 

    Post # 9
    Member
    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I used to be so clean! What happened to me? I dust and vacuum about twice a month, Swiffer in the meantime. Laundry gets washed but not always folded and/or put away before getting worn again.  Dishes sit in the sink a day or 2 (rinsed, though) instead of immediately emptying the clean dishwasher and filling as we go.  I have never washed the windows, mainly because when we bought this house (sadly 2 year ago) we knew the windows needed replacing.  Still waiting.  So pathetic.  We need personal assistants.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1210 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2025

    I literally sat here and remembered all of the stuff I left undone at my apartment while I went through that poll, haha. I’m at my parents’ house for the holidays.

    I clean up and wash my clothes, but I never get around to the finite stuff like vaccumming or washing windows. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I voted for nearly all of them! I got an IRoomba, so I no longer vacuum (i hated it), I do not fold washing often, usually I have about 3 loads sitting in a pile, I do not seperate blacks and whites (usually I seperate by casual clothes and work uniforms if I bother to seperate at all), my favourite thing to cook is a premade meal, I do not clean the windows, I wait until there is at least a full load of dishes before putting them on. The house is not gross by any means, it’s clean for the most part (because of the automatic vacuum lol), but I really hate housework. I figure that as long as we have clean clothes, does it matter if they aren’t folded? I do NOT leave dishes in other rooms though, i’ve always been good about that. FH on the other hand seems to leave a trail of lolly wrappers and empty drink bottles/soda cans..

    Generally I will give the house a clean once a week, wipe down the benches, dust, clean the sinks and toilets and then mop once a fortnight, so the house actually stays pretty clean, but we have to sort through a large pile of washing to find a pair of matching socks and we have really grown to love oven cooked wedges and pizza 😉

    Post # 12
    Member
    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I checked a lot of boxes… Embarassed

    I really WANT to have a clean house, but I never learned how to clean, so it’s hard! Growing up, we could have easily been on the show “Clean House”, and I’m not exaggerating.

    Now that I have a baby, I’m really really trying to keep things clean!

    I am good at cooking though!

    Post # 13
    Member
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I do what I can but I work long hours. I still cook every night but the dishes don’t always get cleaned that night. Once Fiance let’s me be a stay at home mom, things will get better. However, I’m expected to do all the house chores AND work long days. I have a little role strain right now.

    Post # 14
    Member
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Well, I checked all but 2. I just don’t have the time to keep things neat. But I cook well. That counts for something, right?

    Post # 15
    Member
    1737 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I checked almost all of these. We do recycle in our house. Fiance does the laundry so that doesn’t apply to me, but I don’t separate colors, I wash everything together, and nothing ever gets folded. I think that’s why he took over the laundry duties in the first place. I am a domestic trainwreck. Poor Fiance must love me an awful lot to put up with my messes!

    Post # 16
    Member
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    The only one I am not guilty of is the cooking one. I can cook and enjoy it a lot! I just don’t like doing the clean up afterwards. My Fiance and I are both domestic disasters. We frequently miss trash days (we’ve purchased 3 trash cans for this very reason, we’ll take it out side, but we’re really bad about taking it to the street) and only get out our “real” plates, silverware, and glasses out when we have guests coming over. Otherwise we only use paper and plastic. We don’t recycle either (we’d have to drive 50 minutes to the closest place that does recycling and its just not worth an almost 2 hour round trip to recycle). I just hate household chores. I WANT my house to be nice and clean though… so Fiance and I pay someone to clean and keep the house up for us.

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