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Is your house inexplicably cleaner now?

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GrumpiestOldWoman Mon 13-Apr-20 19:30:39

We have been at home all day every day and haven't had our usual 4 hours of cleaning each week - but I'd say our house is definitely cleaner and tidied than before confused

We're both still working full time, albeit from home, and we have fairly full on jobs so putting in our full hours. I would say my working hours are slightly longer as I don't need to rush to pick up DD sp tend to work a bit later.

Is anyone else noticing this?

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bmachine Mon 13-Apr-20 19:55:52

Unfortunately not

bmachine Mon 13-Apr-20 19:56:58

how old are your children? My toddler is trashing our flat sad

fitzbilly Mon 13-Apr-20 20:00:20


Absolutely not.

I used to have a cleaner come daily, and I have two toddlers.

I try to keep on top of things but things like the dust just accumulate...

Prisonbreak Mon 13-Apr-20 20:00:35

yeah our house is gleaming. But neither of us are working so loads of time to clean

Cranb0rne Mon 13-Apr-20 20:00:37

No, it's worse than it's ever been.

SleepingStandingUp Mon 13-Apr-20 20:02:51



Homeschooling a 5 yo around trying not to developmentally stunt 4 month old twins.

WhateverHappenedToBathPearls Mon 13-Apr-20 20:03:10

Dear god no. We're normally all out 5 days a week so it doesn't get that messy except at weekends. No cleaners and 2 adults plus toddler here all day every day = bomb site

BirdsInTheAttic Mon 13-Apr-20 20:06:01

Mine is, weirdly. Think it is because we’re here allllll the time, so there’s no escaping the mess and dirt; before I could leave it behind and go to work, now I just have to deal with it.

GrumpiestOldWoman Mon 13-Apr-20 20:06:28

Oh God, maybe living in jogging bottoms and no bra for a month is clouding my judgement grin

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trilbydoll Mon 13-Apr-20 20:07:07

No it's absolutely filthy, small children + garden = the outside coming in.

BrokenBrit Mon 13-Apr-20 20:08:02

Absolutely not! It’s getting filthy everyday!

Slat3 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:08:26

Nope, unfortunately not. Going to book a deep clean when this is over 🤣

Beeep Mon 13-Apr-20 20:09:40

Mine is spotless.😇 I’m usually out and don’t prioritise cleaning. Now I’m in I’m keeping busy by cleaning things really really thoroughly. I put on a podcast and work away. I’m enjoying it. Gardens looking good too.
I did half the utility room today.
There are four adults in the house so no kids to clean up after.

vixb1 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:09:57

Ours is awful! In and out of the garden in the nice weather, the kitchen and main living area are trashed! Pre schooler is eating crumbly snacks all over the place. confused

We usually have a cleaner once a week. I did it myself today, I cried! It's a shit job and if just felt like a real consequence of what was happening. Very privileged I know, but I was totally fed up of it and it caused today's meltdown (I tend to have one a day about a changing topic!!!).

InfiniteSheldon Mon 13-Apr-20 20:10:12

I cleaned windows today quite frankly mine house starting to look like a show home I find it oddly therapeutic but am a bit concerned tbh even my dh is tidying up after himself and doing all sorts of things he'd not normally do without me asking. I think it might be trying to get some sort of control.

Santaclauswhosthat Mon 13-Apr-20 20:12:21


Er, no.

Gooseygoosey12345 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:13:59

No sad my house is usually spotless because it's just me and DS here all day. I keep on top of it throughout the day and do a "big clean" in the morning. Now there's 4 of us here 24/7 there's a LOT more mess and my DD and DH are happier to leave the washing up to build up rather than do it as they go etc. It's not bad, but it's definitely not as good as usual. I refuse to constantly clean up after DD and DH when they're both capable of cleaning up after themselves

villamariavintrapp Mon 13-Apr-20 20:14:45

No. Mine is so depressingly disgusting. And I just can't get a chance to get started with any of it. Two toddlers, husband is at work all day and I'm supposed to be working from home. It's having the toddlers in house 24 hours a day though that's making the biggest difference. All their toys are out, sand is in and out from the garden, and grass. Snacks. Three meals every day. Cooking is messier because it's not planned just using up what we've got.. it's everything!

HRH2020 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:14:53

No it's a shithole. There's been a dead fly on the windowsill for about a week

Emcont Mon 13-Apr-20 20:14:57

Hahaha, no. Kids at home 24/7, it's worse than ever!

ofwarren Mon 13-Apr-20 20:16:01

Nope, it's worse than ever.
I don't give a damn though as it's not like we are getting visitors any time soon.

Heismyopendoor Mon 13-Apr-20 20:16:34

Nope it’s messy. We are used to getting out most days. The more we are at home, the messier is seems to get!

I do home educate so am used to being home, but we go out most days, kids all do multiple clubs, church, friends, parks, etc. At home we are playing more, gardening more, more arts and crafts, more cooking, more eating at home, etc.

Lots more mess.

devildeepbluesea Mon 13-Apr-20 20:19:16

No. Life is far, far, far too short to spend cleaning whatever the circumstances. I was in the throes of hiring a cleaner when lockdown came. She will have her work cut out when she finally starts.

123bananas Mon 13-Apr-20 20:19:34


Definitely not. DH is untidy and disorganised at the best of times and is now decorating and doing DIY. The kids have turned slightly feral digging in the mud pit that is our garden and every toy is out and scattered across their bedroom floors. I am still working full time on the frontline and have no energy to clean up after them all.

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