(Closed) What does your husband do around the house?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My husband does outside stuff, trash, vaccuuming, and dishes.

Post # 4
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Is this what he does on his own or what he will do?

Mine will do anything I ask him too! I just asked him to clean the kitchen and he did a very good job. On his own he will do laundry, do yard work and clean the cat’s litter. Other than that, I have to ask him in order for him to do things. It used to bother me, but I finally realized that he just doesnt care about having as clean of a house as I do so it doesnt occur to him to do certain things.

ETA: I forgot vacuuming. Ever since we got the Dyson he loves to vacuum!

Post # 5
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Too much… he’s currently rewiring the entire house because of our outdated electrical system (he’s an electrician).  Other than that, he’ll generally do the “manly” stuff like mow the lawn, take out the trash, sweep, work on the yard…

Post # 6
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

We share most things, but there’s things he does that I don’t do:

cooks:  he cooks way more for us than I do

dishes:  he’ll do them sometimes – but I usually do them – especially if he cooks

laundry: this is about even – we’ll usually do it on our day off (not the same day)

cleaning: vacuum/moping/dusting/bathroom – we’ll go through spurts where he’ll do more of it for a few months and vice versa.  Currently – he’s on the cleaning streak!  We bought a Dyson a few months ago and he was vacuuming every other day! haha

car care:  he does all of it:  washing / service – he loves our cars to be clean!  score!

trash:  I’ll usually get it together and he’ll take the bins out

outside stuff:  we have a gardener – so there’s nothing really to do.  but he’ll do any other stuff – like cleaning gutters, etc.

…can’t think of anything else….

Post # 7
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine does the dishes since I usually cook. He takes out the trash.  He dusts and he usually cleans the bathrooms. We live in an apt so no yard work for us. I usually put clothes into the washing machine and into the dryer but he usually folds the clothes and puts it away. Sometimes we do it together if we are both home.

Post # 8
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

He regularly tidies the master bedroom, does laundry, dishes, yardwork, and takes out the trash.  If I ask him to, he will clean a bathroom, vacuum, and get the cat hair off the furniture, ugh!  This is usually when we are expecting company.  

Post # 9
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

laundry – i love our laundry room , but he has just ..’taken’ to it .. so i dont say ANYTHING

dishes – he has loading the dishwasher down to a science

outdoor – mows the lawn, trims the trees, seeds the grass..ect, ect

trash – takes it out , and recycling ..organizes it all

car – everything 

and he does some general cleaning of wiping down the kitchen , tables, making beds (sometimes)


Yep, I am spoiled… but I promise not to tell his hockey buddies 🙂

Post # 10
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

He’ll do pretty much everything but cook. His unspoken “jobs” are vacuum (the best part of that is our vacuum is pink), and taking out trash and recycling. Everything else we both do.

Post # 11
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

He does his own laundry and we take turns with the dishes. Everything else is me.

Post # 12
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

  • His own laundry
  • take out the trash/recycling
  • chop firewood and start fires nightly in the winter
  • vacuum
  • all yardwork
  • all handyman stuff

Post # 13
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

He pretty much everything but bathroom cleaning.  



cleans out the fridge


takes out the trash

cleans the counters

tiddies up and organizes little messes

gets the mail

cleans out the litter box (when asked).

Fiance is awesome about cleaning and I feel very fortunate for never having to tell him to help out.

Post # 14
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

He cooks, takes out the trash, cleans litter boxes and does dish/clean up counters. He has a full time job.

I vacuum, do all the laundry, scrub the floors, do the deep cleaning in kitchen (like microwave and stove), mow and tend the lawn, feed the pets… Pretty much everything else. Oh, and I am SUPPOSED to unload the dishwasher but since school started again this week and I’m taking 18 hours online, I told him I was too frazzled to do that and he needed to just deal with it. I’m also pregnant and I will be the main caregiver there too. 🙂

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

He does the cooking, dishes and usually cleans the kitchen. 

I pretty much do everything else. I am not a fan of “kitchen cleaning”. It just bothers me. I would rather clean the toilets (and we have four of them!) 

Oh, and SOMETIMES he will do his laundry or sweep the porch. 

Post # 16
1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

He does everything and I do the same we just do it on different days. It’s more of whoever gets to it first rather than assigned chores

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