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Do you clean the doors in your house?

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Saracarbonera Sat 01-Mar-14 12:32:46

If so, how often? I've noticed that the doors in my house are looking a bit grubby, especially the bottoms of them. It never occurred to me to clean them before but I'm going to have to. Do others do this?

MissMilbanke Sat 01-Mar-14 12:34:55

Erm yes.

Door handles very regularly as don't like the thought of sticky ness

The rest of the door gets a weekly or so dust and occasional blast with the steam cleanerp

Mumof3xx Sat 01-Mar-14 12:36:03


Am I meant to?

Saracarbonera Sat 01-Mar-14 12:43:54

mumof3 grin glad I'm not the only one
Ok I think I'm going to have to do it. But it's not just that they need dusting miss they need a good cleaning. I don't have a steam thingy so I was thinking hot water and soap.

Mumof3xx Sat 01-Mar-14 12:44:57

I have this morning eyed up the door frames as needing a wash but never considered the doors!

They are a oaky wood and don't look dirty lol

gamerchick Sat 01-Mar-14 12:46:42

Yes.. I like to clean doors with babywipes when i'm beyond stressed out and need something to.

Works pretty good.

YouLoveItDoreen Sat 01-Mar-14 12:48:26

I wash then down every few weeks, but more often in the winter because of DDog, she seems to cover them in all sorts. Handles are cleaned every now and then but as DS can't reach them yet they remain pretty clean.

kimlo Sat 01-Mar-14 13:02:59

yes once a week with baby wipes, they get filthy normally at dd2s hight

Saracarbonera Sat 01-Mar-14 13:03:40

My doors are pine so they show up the dirt.

Saracarbonera Sat 01-Mar-14 13:06:00

The other day when I was sitting on the toilet blush I took a baby wipe and began to go over the bottom part of the door. I think I'll continue later on today.

Innogen Sat 01-Mar-14 13:11:32

No, life is too short.

Unless something messy actually gets on the door, they are fine.

phonebox Sat 01-Mar-14 13:14:58

Erm, only if it's a sunny day and I notice the streaks of dirt. The bathroom door gets particularly bad because that's where we hang towels. Bloody London. I think it's the pollution that causes it - it gets all over my bathroom tiles as well. A film of black dust. Yuk.

Twilight23 Sun 02-Mar-14 22:00:54

Yes, every one to two weeks and when I see any obvious marks made by dc1.

The doors are white and would look grubby otherwise.

Ludways Sun 02-Mar-14 22:09:39

Yes and I'm really shit at housework, I just seem to notice them and start to annoy me. Every month I'd say.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 02-Mar-14 22:14:28

Door handles yes.

Actual doors no. Downstairs only the living room has a door. External doors as well but rest of house is open plan. We've only had the living room door for six months.

Bedroom doors look clean.

CremeEggThief Sun 02-Mar-14 23:06:29

I WAS going to this weekend, but I couldn't be arsed in the end. I gave them all a wipe down when I moved in last June. I just can't seem to bring myself to clean woodwork, windows and the oven more than once a year really... It's just so boring.

DottyDot Sun 02-Mar-14 23:10:39

Yes, roughly every couple of weeks and/or when I see dust or dirt on them. Same with the picture rails - although they only get dusted every few months or so!

BackforGood Sun 02-Mar-14 23:22:21

Yes, occasionally, and I fall into the lax camp when it comes to housework / cleaning.
Only the ones that are painted white though, as they are the only ones that look grubby. I use a babywipe or surface cleaning wipe - the grubbiness just comes off easily.

Saracarbonera Mon 03-Mar-14 15:55:17

Thanks everyone for the replies. Ok so this morning I cleaned all of the doors in the house and I admit they look a lot better but it's not something I can see myself doing too often, maybe every 3 or 4 months. I'll keep the handles clean though as I think that really does make a big difference.

Forago Mon 03-Mar-14 15:57:33

yes, now and again - usually if have a wipe in my hand that still has some grunt in it I'll do a nearby handle or bottom - the ones in the kitchen particularly seem to get a bit of a pasting

nutcasenan Mon 03-Mar-14 22:32:53

Has anyone got an idea on how to clean chrome door handles, especially toilet door handles without causing them to tarnish? I use the usual bathroom wipes but wonder if this is correct.

PigletJohn Mon 03-Mar-14 22:49:46

soft damp cotton cloth (old vest) with half a drop of WUL

and polish with a dry bit of vest.

nutcasenan Mon 03-Mar-14 23:01:50

Thank you so much but what is WUL? Sorry to be so thick!

PigletJohn Mon 03-Mar-14 23:16:06


nutcasenan Mon 03-Mar-14 23:19:33

My goodness, I gave myself the right nickname! Thank you so much.

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