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Maybe I am, but one bucket?

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UnicornMadeOfPinkGlitter Wed 08-Feb-17 09:16:58

Let me say I usually do the cleaning of floors. We have a moderate sized 3 bed semi which has ceramic tiled floors throughout the downstairs and two dogs!

I Hoover and sweep the floors every day and will spot clean. Or use a floor wipe where the dc have split a drink etc. Then 3/4 times a week I will mop as well.

I use one bucket of water with cleaner for the hallway and lounge, another for the dining room and study and another for the kitchen and utility.

Dh has the day off today and so while I took the dc to school he made a start on the floors. I came home and he was just finishing the dining room and about to start the kitchen. He didn't change the water. I asked as casually as I could when he changed the water and he said he didn't need to one bucket was enough for the downstairs and he'd change it to do the bathroom and loos upstairs

I'm now at work thinking I need to do the floors again when I get in as kitchen at the very least won't be very clean. It's been wet and muddy here so the water won't have been very clean for the kitchen floor.

GallivantingWildebeest Wed 08-Feb-17 09:18:40

You spend an awful lot of time hoovering and cleaning those floors! Blimey.

PovertyJetset Wed 08-Feb-17 09:19:50

I would suggest getting a steam mop and a few pads that you can change for each room. I have one and it's been a great buy!

Trifleorbust Wed 08-Feb-17 09:20:32

YABU. He is doing it his way.

Costacoffeeplease Wed 08-Feb-17 09:21:35

I couldn't get het up about this, he does it his way, you do it yours. If it looks really dirty then do it again if you want - meh

TheCakes Wed 08-Feb-17 09:22:03

Let him get on with it. It's not going to hurt anyone.

trinketsofgold Wed 08-Feb-17 09:23:58

I'm surprised the floors have time to get dirty!

Costacoffeeplease Wed 08-Feb-17 09:24:45


NoCleanClothes Wed 08-Feb-17 09:26:11

YABU. I think you just have really high standards about how clean the floor is so cleaning the floor needs to be your job.

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Wed 08-Feb-17 09:26:45

If you're hoovering every day and mopping 3/4 times a week then the floors won't be so dirty that you would need to change water. Sounds fine to me smile

MidniteScribbler Wed 08-Feb-17 09:27:35

Life is too short to spend so much time focused on the floor.

Kinraddie Wed 08-Feb-17 09:28:29

Honestly YABU. That is a ridiculous amount of cleaning. Be grateful that your husband is even taking a turn. Let him get on with it, you'll be doing it again tomorrow anyway.

ErnesttheBavarian Wed 08-Feb-17 09:28:53

I can't believe you're giving it a 2nd thought.

If you interfere or take over he won't do it again, and you will be left doing everything and feeling hard done by. No one is going to die, or even notice, if the water wasn't changed one time.

ijustwannadance Wed 08-Feb-17 09:28:59

You actually mop 3-4 times a week?!!!! How dirty is your family?

One bucket is plenty. You have issues.

mumblechum0 Wed 08-Feb-17 09:29:46

yabu for having a tiled floor in the living room.

HTH grin

PoisonousSmurf Wed 08-Feb-17 09:29:52

You've either got OCD or you have white floors. Very bad idea. Stone coloured is superior as it hides the dirt grin

Jointhejoyrun75 Wed 08-Feb-17 09:31:24

You are sounding slightly obsessive about your floors I'm afraid. A one bucket mop = better than no mop at all. How do you find time to mop and hoover that often?!

Mossop17 Wed 08-Feb-17 09:31:28

wow he can come and clean my floor with 1 bucket, at least hes helping! my dp does NO housework at all! we both work, we have 2 kids and i walk his dog!

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Wed 08-Feb-17 09:31:33

I mop once a week and use the same bucket for the whole of the downstairs. I consider myself cleaner than average, too, tbh grin

FormerlyFrikadela01 Wed 08-Feb-17 09:31:43

Yabu. At least he's doing it. And as others have said unless you're a particularly sorry family I doubt the floors get that dirty given how often you do them.

Chasingsquirrels Wed 08-Feb-17 09:32:25

I think (having not mopped my hard floor for literally months - I do spot clean when things get spilt and I don't have pets) that you should let him get on with it. He might realise? The more he does it, that the water gets dirty and needs replacing, or he might not.

You clearly have different standards to me though, 😉, so my comments probably aren't coming from the same starting point!

Deathraystare Wed 08-Feb-17 09:33:26

Jeez. Let it go. Be thankful he did it at all! Just accept that on the few occasions he does it, the floors won't be as clean as when you do them. If it bothers you, you will end up doing it yourself anyway. Everyone has their own standards as you will see from the other replies!

Notanotherpawpatrol Wed 08-Feb-17 09:34:45

That's an awful lot of time cleaning floors. A 3 bed semi won't be that huge, the rooms won't be that massive, I would have said 1 bucket was fine for the kitchen and dining room confused

blueskyinmarch Wed 08-Feb-17 09:35:42

Blimey, i have tiled floors and a dog. I vacuum once a week and steam mop once a week/fortnight depending on how wet it has been. My utility room floor gets a bit of a wipe down after i have dried the dog. You are way OTT with your mopping regime in my opinion. Leave your DH be, his way sounds much more normal.

Jaysis Wed 08-Feb-17 09:36:47 this a stealth boast? grin

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