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How often do you clean your house?

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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'???

compo Mon 21-Feb-11 16:59:32

You do loads more than me and a lot more regularly blush

Ragwort Mon 21-Feb-11 17:01:52

Agree with compo - you sound very house proud to me grin.

I also know people who hoover & clean every day - haven't they got a life? (or don't they know about Mumsnet smile).

sharbie Mon 21-Feb-11 17:04:55

i hoover most days
hardly ever polish - used to before dcs
clear clutter most days - just seem to move it around though as it never goes away
clean loo - most days
dishes tops etc always done each day

earwicga Mon 21-Feb-11 17:05:47

That's about the same as me, except I clean the toilet every day, and rarely dust/polish.

earwicga Mon 21-Feb-11 17:06:34

And kitchen tops get cleaned before and after every time I use them because of sodding cats.

nikki1978 Mon 21-Feb-11 17:09:47

I hoover twice a week, polish furniture pretty much never, change beds every two weeks, go over surfaces in bathroom with baby wipes once a week but clean it properly about once every 4 months, mop twice a month, towels I have no idea - I throw them in the wash if I think they have been used a few times.

And people say my house is spotless grin

Relax! Who cares how often your friends clean. Do whatever pleases you!

TwinMummy30 Mon 21-Feb-11 17:14:05

I'm a cleaning freak then
*hoover every day (sometimes twiceblush)
*change towels every 2-3 days
*mop every evening
*clean bathroom 3 times a week
and the rest is pretty much the same
apart from this I take the twins to the toddler group every day, do washing 3 times a week and ironing once, and cook every day!!! and still have a bit of time to check MN I'm SAHM and honestly have no time for myself [going to scrub the toilets, hoover and clean the tiles in the bathroom]

earwicga Mon 21-Feb-11 17:16:27

Depends on age of children though. When mine were small I hoovered every day, and the house was spotless.

Schmaffy Mon 21-Feb-11 17:17:19

Baby wipes is a great idea for the bathrooms....

TwinMummy - in awe of your hoovering abilities - my most detested job!

TwinMummy30 Mon 21-Feb-11 17:19:51

I can come and hoover your place love it grin but seriously I need a cleaner I think.

crystalglasses Mon 21-Feb-11 17:23:03

Hoover about once a month or whenever people I don't know very well come to visit.
Clean loos and floor around them every day or so.
sweep kitchen floor once or twice a week and wash floor when ever it looks dirty.
polish once a year if that - nothing much to polish.
change sheets once a week/10 days.
wash towels ditto.
tidy rooms every day - often means shifting things around as storage space is non existent.
currently trying to clear out loft as too much rubbish up there - so going to the tip once or twice a week.

Have a full time job.

BeenBeta Mon 21-Feb-11 17:23:37

Everything once a week except kitchen which is every day.

Bay wipes are indeed fab for a quick bathroom clean if it just needs a spruce up when an unexpected visitor arrives. Dry down and polish with the hand towel then put a fresh towel on the towel rail. Job done.

BeenBeta Mon 21-Feb-11 17:23:53

Bay = BABY

alemci Mon 21-Feb-11 17:27:58

i usually hoover every couple of days downstairs, clean loos most days, mop once a week and dust. washing on most days.

mine is more a battle of clearing away other peoples clutter.

kitchen surfaces cleaned after most meals and thorough clean about once a week. I clean bathrooms and bedrooms weekly

FioFio Mon 21-Feb-11 17:28:16

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laosvher Mon 21-Feb-11 17:29:06

I polish about once a month
Vacuum every other day/every few hours if the dog is shedding his winter coat
I change my bedding weeky, the DDs are old enough to do their own and do it about once every 3 weeks.
I rarely ever clean the toilet or bathroom confused what does it actually need doing to it?

peeriebear Mon 21-Feb-11 17:29:57

I hoover at least twice a week because my house seems to generate loads of floor dandruff. Not to mention huge dust bunnies of dog and cat hair under the kitchen table. Hoovering gives instant visual results too
My kitchen floor is dark wood on purpose, to hide muddy footprints!
Bathrooms get a wipe down when I notice they need it but bathroom floors get mopped when pigs fly.

Galdem Mon 21-Feb-11 17:30:46

I fucking hate cleaning and do it under duress.

We have a cleaner who comes once a week and cleans floors, kitchen, bathroom.

I do essential daily cleaning (wiping kitchen surfaces, wiping table, cleaning loo if necessary etc) and mop the floors downstairs maybe once a week max on top of that.

Schmaffy Mon 21-Feb-11 17:31:57

You're welcome anytime TwinMummy30 grin

Just stopped having a cleaner as too expensive and felt could do better myself for the amount we were paying ....I work full time so this routine seems to eat up my Sundays but I do love the feeling when the house is all 'done'.... (until the next day when it suddenly, magically, all becomes 'undone ... confused )

Lotkinsgonecurly Mon 21-Feb-11 17:33:39

I've got a cleaner, they came today but I was in the bath grin so had to quickly interupt my bath otherwise the bathroom wouldn't have been cleaned. I love them.

DurhamDurham Mon 21-Feb-11 17:36:21

Schmaffy I have the same routine as you. The house never gets a chance to look dirty but I don't feel like I'm always cleaning.

I tidy up at end of each day, I would hate to come downstairs to a mess on a morning. Both me and DH work full time and the girls are at school all day so there's never loads of mess.

I have fiends who wait for things to get v grim and then they spend a whole day having a 'muck out' and moaning about it. And they think I'm mad for being so 'anal' as to have a routine!!

LIZS Mon 21-Feb-11 17:50:31

Not often enough judging by the contents of our hoover today blush Hoover lounge about twice a week, upstairs less frequently, sweep kitchen 2-3 times a week, bathroom/toilet twice a week (or when I'm passing through!), dust not often, oven weekly, hob as and when, sink /drainer weekly, wipe over ktichen surfaces and table as needed.

EdwardorEricCantdecide Mon 21-Feb-11 18:00:39

i am quite openly lazy and disgusting at best i do most jobs weekly. at worst (more often than not) i've gone a month without touching the hoover! blush i try to tidy up everyday - don't always manage.
but im trying to change my slovenly ways gutted house last week and have kept it clean since so far so good.

my MIL hoovers twice a day, polishes leather suite every day with furniture polish FFS, weekly she cleans her garden path and concrete sills outside window with bleach! cleans windows inside and out twice weekly, and irons everything including towels, sheets and pajamas!!!!
and she constantly comments on how disgusting my house is! "no wonder DS isn't eating could you eat in that?" shock it wasn't that bad!

crystalglasses Mon 21-Feb-11 18:05:00

I knew someone who regulalry cleaned the inside of the u bend under her kitchen sink. There's a little screw underneath that she unscrewed and then used a small brush to get right inside the bend. Excessive !!

She made her dh bend over the kitchen sink whenever he had his last drink at night in case he left drips on the work surface.

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