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You don't need to explain yourself unless you're feeling guilty about it.
Just doing it is much less effort than trying to get my housemate to do it.
I work much longer hours than him and most of the mess is his, so I don't really know why it doesn't bother me more than it does.
have tried to train the cats but they are just fucking hangers-on
I live on my own. If I don't do it, it doesn't get done.
will drop to 33% when my gf moves in
If you started cleaning the house right now, if it's in its average state, how long does a full clean take you?
An hour, max.
Hoovering = 15 minutes?
Don't bother dusting because it's shit and boring (unless we've got important visitors like parents)
Cleaning the kitchen gets done every time we wash up / cook and takes about 30 mins.
Bathroom cleaning is like 15 minutes?
Then tidying / putting random shit away another 10 minutes?
Fucking hell, when we lived in a whole house it would take literally all day to clean sometimes.
Round up any rubbish and bin it
Clean kitchen surfaces
Clean bathroom surfaces
Wipe TV screen
hoovering is 45 minutes
washing the floors is like 15 minutes
kitchen is 5 - 25 minutes depending on the state of it (floor washing and disinfecting. i do the worktops after every meal)
dusting is like 20 minutes or more depending on whether or not i'm using disinfectant/leather wipes afterwards
then theres doing the windows which i don't do
Kitchen - clean surfaces, take out bin, mop floor
Lounge - just needs a vacuum (did the dusting on the weekend)
Hallway - Vacuum
Bathroom - Clean bath/toilet/mop floor
Bedroom - Vacuum and dust
I'm pretty much the best boyfriend ever.
- Washing machine
- Clean the kitchen surfaces
- Put out the bins
- Clean bathroom
- Brings in the post
- Puts things in drawers
- Does a proper tidy when we have guests over
i tidy up after everyone else but i don't do their ironing or all of their washing
i put the bins and recycling out
i wash up
i load/empty the dishwasher
i hang washing on the line
i brush the floors
i dust but not all of the time
i clean the kitchen down loads
both pretty aware of how much we've done and keen to pick up eachothers slack, cos my relationship is very good
Depends what you class as housework, we have a child and my partner deals with her a lot when I am in work. I do most of the cleaning, cooking, washing up, clothes washing. If not all of it.
I do pretty much all the washing up as I have a much lower threshold for it being left a few days than she does.
She puts the washing in the machine, I hang it up and put it away (I'm getting the raw end of that deal)
We tend to just do big flat cleans (rarely) together though, she sweeps and mops the floors which I'm absolutely shite at and I tend to clean the bathroom and kitchen. I'm also bin man.
Absolutely fine with the balance frankly due to guilt about the fact she works ridiculously hard educating young minds whilst I spend my working day ensuring that fictional conversations work ok in a football management simulation.
girlfriend is a grubby mare
Cleaning is not her forte. Sometimes I see just how long she'll be happy with a dirty tissue or a food encrusted plate sitting by her side of the sofa, but I always snap and pick it up myself, because apparently they exist in a plane beyond her recognition.
she works longer hours and earns way more than me, so I'm probably compensating (but I'm a neat freak anyway, when I lived alone I kept my flat spotless, and I like cooking).
I'd be a massive jerk if I started banging on about a bit of washing up after she's got up at 06:45 and just finished marking at 21:00
because she does occasionally fill the washing machine (though she's terrible at hanging clothes up - THERE IS ROOM ON THE RACK HOW DO YOU THINK I MANAGE TO DO IT?) and is the only person who fills/empties the dishwasher (because I'll just do the washing up at the sink as I go).
Weekdays: a lot less than 50%
yet somehow, not much ever seems to get done
so about 33% of what I should do
generally revolves around me cleaning the kitchen hoovering once a week and cleaning the downstairs bathroom.
Used to take out the bins too but now they rarely get full before one of my other housemates takes them out.
historically cleaning was pretty sporadic, but now we do a full on hour once week. Me: sweeping, hovering, mopping (aka the floors). Her: dusting, bathroom/toilet cleaning and mirrors/glass. Works pretty well.
Kitchen tops, hob, etc all wiped down properly at least once a day because we don't live like filthy beasts.
Whatever it is, it works pretty well. Tend to get a thick ear over the quality of my housework, not the amount I do to be honest.
Needlessly defensive explanation : She works part time so does a bit on her day off. Well... she says she does.