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When DH is at home all weekend, the house seems to be really whiffy.

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bupcakesandcunting Sun 05-Jun-11 20:39:08

I do three "big cleans" per week, inclusing mopping the wood floors, polishing every surface, vacuuming sofas/under beds, disinfecting the bog etc etc. I do one of a friday afternoon. DH gets in at about 3pm on fridays. By 7pm, the house is like a squat: fusty musty smell, sofa cushions all squished, tea rings on the worktops, pubes all over the bog seat, just general whiffery, really.

I can't wait for him to go back to work tomorrow so that I may cleanse the house. I don't understand why this is as he is very groomed, almost to the point of being one of those metrosexuals what I hear about, but he does make the house smell/look fug. Anyone else have the same problem?

ZXEightyMum Sun 05-Jun-11 20:42:08

I can't wait for my DH to piss off back to work either.

You are a domestic goddess but you are needed on your other thread quick smart.

bupcakesandcunting Sun 05-Jun-11 20:44:17

High five, ZX!

Dettol at the ready, 8am sharp tomorrow?

onepieceofcremeegg Sun 05-Jun-11 20:48:48

I don't have this problem, but some of the things you describe could be easily remedied (by him I mean, not you).

e.g. ask him to check the loo after every use and wipe away any stray hair or other marks. The tea rings would irritate me, but again he could easily wipe up after himself. Could you open a window when he is home?

libbylobs Sun 05-Jun-11 20:53:09

i no how it is i hav the children all week but still manage to keep things sort of ok , come wk end when am at work all hell breaks loose , takes me the rest of the wk to sort it , and then starts all over again .x

GreenEyesandHam Sun 05-Jun-11 20:53:56

Yers.... Mine was on lates last week so I was relaxing on the sofa of an evening in a sparkly clean room, kitchen clean and tidy, and retiring to a calm tidy bedroom that smelled of body lotion.

This weekend I've been knee deep in shit, tripping over dirty running gear 'waiting' to go in the wash basket (wtf? Does it take the fucking bus there?), with coffee grounds and milk top foils everywhere. And when I went to bed last night the room smelled of fart.

bupcakesandcunting Sun 05-Jun-11 21:14:22

GreenEyesandHam grin <weep>

sooz28 Sun 05-Jun-11 21:17:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Gay40 Sun 05-Jun-11 21:19:48

Men smell not quite right to me. Yes, it might be because I prefer women, but they have always smelled unappealing. Straight women tell me they like the smell of a man.
There is just something about the smell of men, even the cleanest and gayest of men, sprayed in very expensive something, that puts me right off.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sun 05-Jun-11 21:20:43

Wafts Yankee Candles about the thread.. \o/

What you need to do ladies, is as soon as your DH comes home, force him into a sleeping bag, the kind that goes up over his head, zip him in and padlock it. All hair, fluids, smells and other boaksome stuff is contained...

Monday morning, shove him out in his sleeping bag to go to work...

thegruffalosma Sun 05-Jun-11 21:26:49

Lol at people having to open their windows when their dh is home!

bupcakesandcunting Sun 05-Jun-11 21:27:46

Men smell of bins. Trufax. My girlfriends and I left a boozer the other week because it reeked of men.

Hullygully Sun 05-Jun-11 21:30:06

pore u hun, try some febreeze down hs knix and a squirt of freshner round hs hed.

hth xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Shoshe Sun 05-Jun-11 21:31:34

DH is on nights this week, lovely tidy house, bedroom smells of lavender and clean sheets on the bed, Just sheer bliss. smile

babymamma11 Sun 05-Jun-11 21:50:41

Ah yes the joys of the night shift smile Cheers ladies wine

Lyingi do hope the candles are baby powder scent, I love them.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sun 05-Jun-11 21:54:01

Umm, 'Soft Towels' actually, babymamma. I'm not normally a lover of that type of fragrance but I love that one, probably because it's got amber fragrance in it.

Although... never met a Yankee Candle I didn't adore like. grin

sooz28 Sun 05-Jun-11 21:56:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GreenEyesandHam Sun 05-Jun-11 22:34:13

Can't be the same husband then Sooz, I've got one here farting on my sofa grin

bupcakesandcunting Sun 05-Jun-11 22:44:56

My DH doesn't guff, well not in front of me anyway. It must be the testosterone that smells sad

comedycentral Sun 05-Jun-11 23:15:41

Why on earth are you just cleaning up after him? I am sure he can wipe the sides and sweep away a few stray pubes!

wotnochocs Sun 05-Jun-11 23:25:13

You hoover under the beds 3 times a week!!!!!!

wotnochocs Sun 05-Jun-11 23:26:53

why does he smell fusty ? doesn't he shower/ change his clothes?

Strawbezza Mon 06-Jun-11 00:57:52

Three "big cleans" per WEEK!!!???!!!???!!!???

MadameOvary Mon 06-Jun-11 01:22:21

Oh Lord they do stink. Headsweat, fustiness, farts, feet, S'why I love being single. I can walk in my loo barefoot without concern now. grin
My ex could make a room smell after sneezing. Yes, sneezing. (shudder)

SouthStar Mon 06-Jun-11 01:37:14

Am I blessed with a neat and tidy husband who see's the house work as a competition. He thinks he can get the bathroom cleaner in a shorter amount of time! It keeps him on his toes bless him!

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