How often do you clean your house?

(40 Posts)
Schmaffy Mon 21-Feb-11 16:58:12

Conflicting discussions with friends have prompted this post (and the fact that I'm ridiculously nosey!)

I think I'm pretty normal, so on a good week I
* Wipe down kitchen surfaces (and sink) every day
* Wipe down and bleach loos every few days
* Polish furniture once a week / fortnight
* Hoover once a week
* Mop once a week
* Clean bathroom once a week
* Wipe down kitchen with kitchen cleaner once a week
* Bedding changed weekly
* Towels changed weekly

On a busy week less is done ... (hoovering and polishing normally first to go...)

Toying with getting some of those e-cloths to wipe bathroom over with every day so less hard water marks but not sure if I can be bothered grin

However, I have friends who hoover house and 'propely' clean bathrooms and kitchens every day. Others hoover every half-term.

What's a mn 'normal'???

TheSecondComing Mon 21-Feb-11 18:05:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

I am not a clean freak, but I do find myself cleaning constantly. But this is only because my 5 dc are aged 8 down to 1. And now the baby is crawling I brush floors 6 or 7 times a day. Kitchen benches& sink are cleaned after every meal. Floor mopped twice a week, no mean feat let me tell you. Bathrooms usually every day I clean them. 4 peeing boys, you can imagine! Glass in doors and mirrors twice a week. Upstairs does not get the same attention, I usually get it all done on sat mornings, change beds, hoovering.

Samsallows Wed 06-Feb-13 14:18:16

I clean quite often.
I clean/wipe surfaces most days. Roughly 5 days a week.
I do washing everyday
I clean the bathroom about 5 days a week with bathroom cleaner & bleach the loo.
I do bedding wash once a week.
I do towel wash every 3 days. We use a clean towel everyone we wash, and I put a new hand towel in everyday.
I h

Samsallows Wed 06-Feb-13 14:21:03

Ahhh posted that before I was finished!
I Hoover every 2-3 days.
I mop floors when I Hoover.
I clean skirtings and doors get a wipe down once a week. I clean my cupboard doors in the kitchen at the same time.
I do dishes after every mea/drink
Clean oven once a week.
I wash curtains and cushion covers every month or so.
I clear out the house once a month. We are so crammed in a one bedroom flat, so a clear out is needed often!

CharlotteBronteSaurus Wed 06-Feb-13 14:26:12

kitchen wiped down daily
hoover downstairs twice weekly, upstairs once fortnightly
dust when I can see it and it gets on my nerves
clean loo daily
bathroom fortnightly, although I spot clean as I go IYSWIM
mop floors when I remember - I'm sure it goes from one month to the next without my getting the mop out sometimes
towels changed twice weekly
bedding - probably fortnightly, although i aim for weekly

i would prefer a cleaner house but I am too tight for a cleaner and too lazy to do more myself.

moogalicious Wed 06-Feb-13 14:29:47

Hoover daily (dog hairs)
Clean kitchen floor daily (dog paw prints)
tidy daily
kitchen tops daily
wipe bathroom daily
dust and hoover whole house including skirtings weekly
proper clean of bathroom and cloakroom weekly
kitchen cleaned weekly
wooden floors washed weekly
bed and towels, when I remember usually once a fortnight handtowels changed weekly
Curtains 3 or 4 times a year
carpets cleaned 3 or 4 times a year

No ironing.

How come my house still looks like a shit hole sad

Locketjuice Wed 06-Feb-13 14:36:04

Hoover every day, bathroom and kitchen everyday, mop every other day... Washing usually 1-2 tubs a dayish?

Daily - wipe down kitchen surfaces and hob, change tea towels, washing up cloths/ sponges, washing.
Every couple of days - change bath towels.
Weekly - clean bathroom, hoover, dust.
Monthly - clean oven, pull out furniture and hoover.
That's it I think. Not as much as some people do, but a damn sight better than I used to be!

Oh and change bed sheets weekly.

StripeyCircle Wed 06-Feb-13 14:38:26

Once a fortnight does for me.
My mother hates it, but she never worked when we were young, and then went part time so has always had the time (and inclination!) to get the hoover out.
The house isn't filthy, just a bit untidy!

notso Wed 06-Feb-13 15:00:14

When I was working in between DC1&2 and DC3&4 the house was so clean, but then there was no-one in to mess it up!

Now I am back to SAHM with DC3&4 it's disgusting again. I try but all I end up doing is hoovering the front room, (a must because DS3 has started foraging and eating his finds whatever they maybe) and keeping the kitchen reasonable although the floor is minging plus a couple of loads of laundry.
I start something but then someone is crying or needs changing or feeding, then DS2 empties duplo everywhere and before I know it it's time to pick DS1 up.
So what is the secret and I can't afford a cleaner.

Tryharder Wed 06-Feb-13 16:25:04

Hoover every day. Wipe kitchen surfaces and bathroom quickly every day. Mop twice a week. It's not the cleaning that bothers me unduly but the constant tidying up. I have 3 DCs aged 2-8 and the mess they create is astronomical.

Work full time as well. I am stressed!

Same as you OP except I have a dog so Hoover downstairs most days and bleach the loos every morning once kids have gone to school. Very rarely iron though!!

tinygreendragon Wed 06-Feb-13 17:02:31

Kitchen surfaces, oven hob, kitchen floor, toilet, bath and shower get a quick once over every day. Then both kitchen and bathroom get a proper full clean once a week.
2x Bedrooms get a dust, sweep & mop once a week.
Living room, stairs & hallway gets a dust and hoover once a week.
Bedding and towels get washed once a week. Clothes when there is enough for a full loads (about twice a week)

Once a week I'll do a different 'yearly' or 'every 6 months' job like cleaning the oven, washing the curtains, descaling the kettle, decluttering, cleaning the patio, rotating wardrobe, clearing the drains, cleaning the fridge etc.

Plus every couple of days I'll wander round the house with baby wipes and clean the doorhandles, bannisters, phone, window sills, skirting boards, light switches etc whilst I'm on the phone or waiting for the kettle to boil.

Now writing that down actually sounds alot, but I don't think I spend anymore than about 20 mins a day cleaning unless anything becomes a particularly big job which is rare.

fl0b0t Wed 06-Feb-13 17:44:19


I've got morning sickness. Not sure a toilet in our house has been cleaned for weeks.......

I'm sure once baby comes along I will be much more houseproud.... right?! ;-)

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