Post # 1
Do you split duties and share the load? Clean it all yourself? Does your SO take care of it all? Or do you outsource and have professionals clean?
By deep cleaning I mean mopping, dusting, scrubbing the bathroom etc. not the day to day cleaning.
I’m having my new home deep cleaned by professionals for the first time and holy I may never go back to cleaning myself.
Post # 2
I consider the items you list to be routine cleaning. To me deep cleaning refers to things like cleaning carpets, baseboards, lifting furniture and cleaning under and behind it as well as seasonal jobs such as deep cleaning patio furniture, garage, washing windows etc.
For the former, I use a cleaning sevice. For the latter it really just depends. Sometimes a professional, sometimes me or H, sometimes it’s a family project.
Post # 3
Fiance and I both work 6-7 days a week. I do pretty much all the “deep cleaning” but Fiance does far more “tidying” than I. He also looks after all the outside including back yard, front yard, deck and shed and cooks more often.
We moved from a large 4 bedroom 2 bathroom, 3 living area house to a tiny 3 bedroom 1 bathroom 1 living area house so that it would be more manageable for us haha. We want our first house we buy to be a similar size as the current one, so it’s easy when we have small kids. Our forever home with older kids/teenagers we want to be similar in size to the first house, but I’ve told Fiance we aren’t buying that until we can afford a professional cleaner once a week.
Post # 4
We split chores throughout the week and every other week we pay someone to do the deep cleaning.
Post # 5
I do a lot of the “deep cleaning”, but he does more day to day tidying so I feel like it’s even.
Post # 6
what you list is my normal cleaning but deep cleaning for me like additional cleaning the baseboards, washing all linens and rugs, cleaning out spaces, dusting inside cabinets and organizing drawers, is all me 🙂
Post # 7
I do a lot of the day-to-day cleaning because I only work part time. But when we decide to deep clean, we will set aside a day and we both clean.
Post # 8
what you call deep cleaning is regular cleaning for us.
We do a deep clean every 3 months. That means going through each room with a fine tooth comb and doing all the big stuff like lights, cupboard organization, cleaning kickboards, skirting boards, ‘sugar soaping marks on walls, getting on hands and knees with a toothbrush to clean corners, turning mattresses, washing pillow covers, matrsss protectors, dusting out window frames, cleaning windows, cleaning oven, range hoods etc.
Hubby and I schedule that in on the first weekend of every new season. We do it together and as a reward we go out for a great dinner after! Admittedly our house doesn’t get too dirty becatse we are both pretty tidy and keep up with cleaning but its more of a peace of mind thing. We’ve put in a lot of effort and money into renovating the houses we’ve lived in over the years so we like to take care of them and keep them looking as new as possible.
I honestly don’t think a professional cleaning company would clean to the same level as us. They don’t sort cupboards or do the nitty gritty cleaning that a house needs. They do big stuff well but mopping floors and cleaning bathrooms and grout are easy to do yourself if you have time. It would cost way too much to have them do all my tasks. 😂
Post # 9
We split it. We’re weird, we both enjoy cleaning.
Post # 10
We both hate cleaning so we hire a house cleaner.
Post # 11
Bad news, Bees, the cleaners used furniture wipes on EVERYTHING and there is a horrible oily residue on all surfaces. How do I get it off???
Post # 12
I mop and scrub down the bathrooms weekly. I would define a deep cleaning as taking things out of cupboards and drawers to wipe things down inside, wiping down light fixtures and high ledges, Windows, etc. And we split those duties.
Post # 13
I would consider what you listed a somewhat deep clean. And a cleaning lady does ours. It depends on how ocd you are with cleaning- for some mopped floors, clean kitchen, cleaned bathrooms is a once a week or so deep clean. Others clean things like inside cabinets, Windows, wash curtains every week (and for some that’s a once a year job). But regardless of what needs to be done- getting a cleaning lady is best money spent.
Post # 14
Darling Husband does a lot more daily cleaning and I do all of the deep cleaning except heavy duty lifting, but even then he’ll help lift or move furniture but I’ll do the cleaning. He doesn’t see the deep down dirty ><
Post # 15
lots of hot water with dishwashing liquid will remove oil. You may have to wash and wipe a few times to get it all off….
I’d call them and complain. You paid for them to clean your house but you now have to clean up after them because they used the wrong tool for the job. 😬