How the hell do people clean bathroom only once a week?!

(411 Posts)
Pinkbabe1 Thu 01-Sep-16 21:05:10

I'm genuinely interested here because I've read many a MN thread of ways in which to save time at home and almost always, people say clean the bathroom once a week! Now, I clean my bathroom everyday and even doing that the amount of scum I clean away each day surely would be unhygienic after a whole week? It leaves me baffled, I'm genuinely interested to know if the people that clean once a week have really dirty bathrooms by the end of it?! To put into perspective I thoroughly wipe the sink, toilet and bath surround - spray the bath and tiles and wash off before bleaching the toilet and wiping the floor which takes all of 10 mins. How do people get away with it?!

PoohBearsHole Thu 01-Sep-16 21:06:22

We are dirty scunbags smile

Sootica Thu 01-Sep-16 21:07:25

How do I not do it? I just..... Don't. The sky does not fall in. We rarely get ill. I stick a bit of bleach down the loo most days which actually attracts criticism from MN.

MissMogwi Thu 01-Sep-16 21:07:51

I don't think it's getting away with it. Some people don't have the time, or they just can't be arsed.

As long as it's basically clean, which a quick rinse and bit of cleaner down the loo will do, then a proper clean once a week will do me.

cardibach Thu 01-Sep-16 21:07:56

What scum? Where is it? DD does spray toothpaste around a bit and that needs switch with water when I next wash my hands, but other than that, my bathroom doesn't grow scum I a week, never mind a day. I live alone when DD is away at Uni though, so maybe with more people there's more scum. How many are you in the house? How many use the bathroom? Do you have more than one?

romanvilla Thu 01-Sep-16 21:07:57

I presume they mean fully clean.
My worktop, shower, bath and tiles get cleaned weekly.

Daily, its just a wipe round the sink & loo and a bit of bleach.

I am lazy though blush

DullUserName Thu 01-Sep-16 21:08:05

By not cleaning it for 6 days!

Maybe we leave everything neater because it doesn't get cleaned every day?

ghostyslovesheep Thu 01-Sep-16 21:08:19

Maybe they are less grubby? There certainly isn't scum round my bath every day

BananaPie Thu 01-Sep-16 21:08:40

Perhaps you generate more scum than most? I don't find there's a huge amount of scum after a week here.

gingerboy1912 Thu 01-Sep-16 21:08:49

hmm how dirty are you op?

ToastDemon Thu 01-Sep-16 21:08:54

I doubt mine even gets cleaned as often as that. It looks fine though, perfectly clean. There's only two of us though.

lifeissweet Thu 01-Sep-16 21:08:57

I only clean mine 'properly' once a week. Which means mopping the floor as well as the general wiping and bleaching, which I just do as and when - so probably every other day or so.

I live on my own, though, and DS is with me half of the week. It honestly doesn't get very dirty.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Thu 01-Sep-16 21:09:09

I clean the bathroom once a week when I'm working, maybe twice when I'm at home.

It's fine.

healthyheart Thu 01-Sep-16 21:09:30

More to do than housework! Once a week here too! I don't vacuum every day either but shush don't tell!

ipswichwitch Thu 01-Sep-16 21:09:43

Ours gets cleaned once a week and I can honestly say it's really not that scummy after 6 days. Maybe my kids are cleaner than they look!!

AntiHop Thu 01-Sep-16 21:09:47

I work full time and have a toddler. Of course I don't clean the bathroom everyday. Anyway it doesn't need cleaning that often.

Arfarfanarf Thu 01-Sep-16 21:09:50

How do they do it? they just don't clean. grin
how can they get away with it? They can't. It's dirty, it just doesn't matter to them and that's their choice.
why do they do it? they don't want to clean more frequently.

It wouldn't do for me, but each to their own.

Dizzydodo Thu 01-Sep-16 21:10:09

Like this- looks at bathroom shrugs shoulders says 'meh, it's fine for a couple more days' goes on with life

Clickncollect Thu 01-Sep-16 21:10:32

How many people use your bathroom OP? It's just me and my DH using ours. We have a cleaner come every two weeks although I do bleach the toilet on the week she isn't round. It's only a year old bathroom though.

Bitofacow Thu 01-Sep-16 21:10:38

What every week?

DoJo Thu 01-Sep-16 21:10:38

Where is this scum collecting? Our bathrooms just don't get dirty enough to warrant daily cleaning, so maybe your family are particularly grimy! grin

bearofnothingness Thu 01-Sep-16 21:10:54

i can't be arsed anymore with housework, since my kids have grown up, real like is much more exciting. i do run a rag around the floor and sink before my sunday bath, if i can be arsed.

maz210 Thu 01-Sep-16 21:11:02

I clean ours once or twice a week but if I'm honest it does sometimes look grubby in between.

I'm disabled and if my back's bad there's no way I can clean the bath so that can only be done when I'm on a good day. We don't use the bath much anyway as we prefer showers so I'm usually just cleaning dust off rather than scum. The sink and toilet I do more often but as I can't stand for long I tend to do one or other at a time. Basically my bathroom is very rarely clean from top to bottom but nobody seems to mind too much.

MeAndMy3LovelyBoys Thu 01-Sep-16 21:11:27

I clean my bathroom once a week and it really isn't as filthy after a whole week as you're making it out to be.
Yours must be pretty bad then huh?

Dizzydodo Thu 01-Sep-16 21:11:39

Hmmm * fail on my part there! Not meant to be bold - * shrugs shoulders * * says 'meh it's fine for a couple more days * * goes on with life *

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