(Closed) What is your weekly cleaning ritual?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll:
    Slowly during the week : (21 votes)
    46 %
    Save it all for the weekend : (16 votes)
    35 %
    Other- please share : (9 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @sweetchiquita12:  I chose other. Like you, I don’t want to spend my free time (especially weekends) cleaning. I hired a cleaning lady and never looked back. 

    Post # 5
    2664 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @sweetchiquita12:  I voted other. People clean their house weekly? If we’re all being honest here, my boyfriend is usually the one who cleans. 

    Post # 6
    1373 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I live in a small apartment with a roommate, so my situation is a bit different than most. We both tidy up as needed during the week, ie doing dishes, wiping crud off the stove and counters, taking the garbage and recycling out. Then we do a big deep clean on an alternating basis (so we each only do the big clean every four weeks) every other week. I also do a big clean of my bedroom once a month before the exterminator comes, but I’m messy so other than that it’s a disaster area. 

    Post # 8
    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @sweetchiquita12:  Our general rule of thumb is “clean enough that friends could come over unannounced — and they wouldn’t feel uncomfortable and I wouldn’t be embarrassed”. So we tidy throughout the week, keep the kitchen and bathroom nice, and then deep clean Saturday morning. We live in a small apartment so it doesn’t take long.

    Post # 10
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @Benni:  I love this. It’s our rule too, although some weeks are better than others!

    OP, we do a big clean once a week on the weekend. We live in a tiny 64sqm house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and open plan kitchen/living so it doesn’t take more than an hour. We do the bathroom, give the kitchen an extra good scrub (although clean it regularly during the week after use), mop the hardwood floors, vacuum, pledge the furniture that needs it and generally tidy up. I do the washing over the weekend too, but more slowly. We are homebodies so usually are around the house.   


    Post # 11
    1290 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We have a lady who comes in too. We just don’t have time.

    Post # 12
    2664 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @sweetchiquita12:  haha, I actually got my name from his online name! but his online name comes from the fact that his dad used to run the Pinesol plant. 😛

    Post # 13
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @sweetchiquita12:  I usually do things all through the week (SAHM and there’s always something to clean!). Bed sheets get done every Tuesday and vaccuuming every Sunday, but laundry, bathroom and kitchen cleaning get done throughout the week- no set schedule.

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