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Bellapep Sat 20-Aug-16 20:24:22

Do you just clean as you go or have a schedule? I'm struggling to get around to the bigger/less frequent jobs. I'm dreading moving my sofa to hoover as I can't remember the last time I did it blush

I'm think of doing some kind of rota so things don't get missed.

mannose Sat 20-Aug-16 20:32:27

No no schedule, I know someone who does her kitchen every Thursday, and other rooms on other days though. My life not that organized I work different hours/days each week so would not work for me. I am a slattern I do it when I need to.

CremeEggThief Sat 20-Aug-16 23:37:06

I usually clean on a Monday, but sometimes it's a Tuesday. Here's what I do:
Clean the bathroom.
Vacuum downstairs.
Mop hard floors downstairs.
Change towels.
Laundry ×3- towels, bath robes, and mop head, cleaning cloths and bathmat.
Week 1: vacuum upstairs. Clean the plastic drainer, draining board and sink with Flash with bleach.
Week 2: dust all surfaces and Venetian blinds. Clean all mirrors and screens.

CremeEggThief Sat 20-Aug-16 23:41:26

I have other jobs that are monthly, quarterly and six monthly, but apart from washing up, wiping surfaces, emptying rubbish/recycling and laundry,that's all I do weekly. I change beds fortnightly, doing mine one weekend and DS's the next. If I don't get around to something , which happens occasionally, I just leave it until the next time and don't worry about it.

tireddotcom72 Sat 20-Aug-16 23:59:11

I do too much - work full time and spend most of sat cleaning

Today I hoovered and polished living room and dining room, cleaned both windows inside and out. Hoovered hall cleaned mirror, cleaned Windows and door swept and mopped front step. Hoovered stairs, cleaned all surfaces and cupboards in kitchen. Cleaned fridge and cooker, cleaned window. Mopped floor. Cleaned bathroom and window in there mopped floor. Hoovered polished my room hoovered polished spare room, dd cleaned her own room. Did 3 loads of washing and ironed it all before putting it away, changed mine and dd bed and spare bed that has been slept in once. Then cooked dinner.

It's school holidays so I'm doing all of that 2 - 3 times a week!

I need to go back to work so I stop cleaning!

Bellapep Sun 21-Aug-16 00:06:28

I think I need to break jobs down into weekly, fortnightly, monthly etc.

I'm always cleaning, I hoover and mop downstairs everyday- usually more than once as I have little ones who are really messy. Bathrooms wiped over most days, kitchen is kept clean, beds are done weekly.

It's stuff like cleaning the skirting boards, pulling out the furniture that I feel behind with.

doorhandle Sun 21-Aug-16 00:07:37

Fucking hell tired that would take me a week to do that, but it would never get done as I'd lose interest

I'm slowly realising that houses don't stay clean and tidy unless you clean and tidy hmm

evelynj Sun 21-Aug-16 01:08:33

I'm lazy & cba with cleaning but I'm sure I can set a couple of golden rules & scheduled jobs to make life easier so watching with interest

justjay1123 Sun 21-Aug-16 01:36:22

I wish I could get away with cleaning once a week. I fully clean my downstairs every day, cause we have a dog. I'm too paranoid the house will smell like dog so all the hovering, moping, polishing, bleaching of the bathroom ect gets done every day just before starting tea. I don't have a garden but I even bleach my yard daily and scrub it with my designated outdoor brushes because the dog did a wee :')
Upstairs were he dog is not allowed is cleaned once a week

Enkopkaffetak Sun 21-Aug-16 17:55:47

We have a schedule that each of us has to do 2 chores from within the week( 6 of us in total) Then there is an additional 4 after that. In practice I usually end up doing those however the kids can do 1 of them for £5 if they want extra money.

They can do the chores from Monday to Sunday but may not do them within 3 days of the last time it was done. Usually we all end up doing chores on a Sunday.

Also a kitchen rota. Each of us have 1 day and then Sunday everyone is expected to pitch in.

Ed1tY0urPr0f1le Mon 22-Aug-16 11:53:59


Would you mind sharing your chore list?

I could really do with organsing how we do things a bit better. Currently DH and I both think we do the lions share but he is anal routine about certain things and ignores others completely while I just do the bare minimum most of the time and then a massive deep clean/sort out when something starts to get on my nerves!

plutoisnotaplanet Mon 22-Aug-16 12:32:27

I have a routine written on a whiteboard and stuck to the side of my fridge blush

I'm a recovering tip-dweller (I've NC'd but the "THANKYOU!!" thread in housekeeping is me if you're interested!) and I find I need to have a routine laid out for me, otherwise I just can't decide which jobs to do when so nothing gets done.

To devise the list I split the house in rooms and then categorized the rooms into "high traffic", "medium traffic" and "low traffic". High traffic get attention every day, medium get an hour a week or so and low traffic get about 30 mins a week. I don't do any more than 20 mins cleaning per night and DP does all the laundry. I also do 1 hour on Saturday mornings.

On the list below when i say "tidy" that includes wiping down the sides, binning rubbish, emptying bins etc.

Here's my current list:

Monday: Tidy kitchen and living room, wipe round downstairs bathroom and hoover & steam mop the downstairs of the house (kitchen, living room, downstairs bathroom).

Tuesday: Tidy kitchen and living room, tidy bedrooms and upstairs bathroom.

Wednesday: Tidy kitchen and living room, hoover & Steam Mop upstairs

Thursday: Tidy Kitchen & Living Room & tidy craft room if needed

Friday: Tidy kitchen and living room, Wash bathmats, cushion covers and dog bedding, do a monthly job (list of these below)

Saturday: Tidy Kitchen & Living room and do any jobs missed during the week, clean fish tank (water change day) and vac & steam mop downstairs.

Sunday: Tidy Kitchen and living room and NOTHING ELSE grin

Monthly Jobs List:
Clean Oven inside and out
Hoover behind sofas
Clean out cupboards and bin out of date stuff
Steam clean grout in the bathrooms and kitchen (this is so much fun!!)
Wipe down skirting and doors downstairs
Wash Curtains
Steam carpets
Wild card - (any jobs/ organisation projects I want to get done!)

That's it smile I do have a relatively small house but I also have 2 very messy dogs! I can get round the whole house with this list and it keeps on top of everything smile

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