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Karcheer Sat 31-Dec-16 13:11:25

Hello all,

I'm returning to work on Tuesday and will be working 9-5 three days a week and out another full day doing family stuff.
Currently I do all the housework and all the house looking after (decorating, lightbulb changing and everything in between), walking the dogs, feeding etc.
My husband leaves the house at 6:30 and returns around 8, and sometimes feeds the cat breakfast.

I like to keep the house clean and tidy. It takes approx a day and a half to clean if you do it in one go.

I'd like to create a rota which includes somethings my husband could do. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thank you!

rabbit123 Sat 31-Dec-16 14:40:33

Given his long working hours, maybe the quick jobs?

- Drying up/putting dishes away/unstacking the dishwasher
- changing bed sheets
- cleaning the toilet
- quick tidying up

BeyondIBringYouGoodTidings Sat 31-Dec-16 15:01:34

Write a list of everything you need done, split it in half and give him that? confused

trinity0097 Sat 31-Dec-16 17:44:43

Why does it take over a day to clean?! I have a 4 bed house with 3 reception rooms and a big kitchen and my cleaner does it and changes our bedding in 3.5 hours!!!!

I think you are being perhaps a bit over zealous on how frequently things need doing!

Karcheer Sat 31-Dec-16 21:34:51

maybe, but with 2 dog, cat and very messy dh it always looks messy, I've cleaned our hall floor twice today and really could do it again.

trinity0097 Sun 01-Jan-17 12:18:48

That sounds somewhat obsessive!

DodoRevival Sun 01-Jan-17 12:22:59

Maybe his job could be leaving less mess for someone else to clear up.

Does he work seven days a week?

Karcheer Sun 01-Jan-17 20:44:02

No five days a week.

NotAPuffin Mon 09-Jan-17 15:55:42

For a start, he needs to stop creating mess.

MoodyOne Fri 13-Jan-17 09:27:43

Wow that's a lot of time on cleaning, I can clean my house in about 3 hours including dusting /hoovering and changing bed linen ... (that is when I am on a cleaning mission tho) why is a grown man making such a mess in his own home ... I would get him to tidy up after himself then split the jobs 50/50 x

ErrolTheDragon Fri 13-Jan-17 09:35:02

Definitely make him responsible for clearing up (ideally not creating) his own mess. Given that he does work longer hours and a day more, a 50:50 split wouldn't really be fair - presumably you can get a lot of the big jobs done during the day you're not otherwise engaged?

But 'what could my husband do' is hopefully anything.

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