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do you put bleach down the loo as you swish off on holiday

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BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 17:35:20

or is it just me

LIZS Fri 31-Jul-09 17:37:01

if I remember and don't then flush it on a last minute pee !

BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 17:37:40

it s such a MUM thing to do

brimfull Fri 31-Jul-09 17:38:36


dh cleans the fridge though
but I beat him to it today

we re leaving dd in house-aaargh!

janeite Fri 31-Jul-09 17:40:16

I haven't before but now I've read this, I probably shall! Dp always vacuums (why?!) before we go and I wipe out the fridge.

CybilLiberty Fri 31-Jul-09 17:41:25

Yes always. And down plug holes.

Do you unplug all sockets?

And leave curtains in an 'they might be home, they might not' position to baffle burglars?

herbietea Fri 31-Jul-09 17:42:34

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BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 17:42:37

i hide jewelllery adn car keys

BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 17:42:50

i have half heartedly wiped fridge

BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 17:43:21

the HAKF curtain thing really makes me cross
its SO obvsious

we ask neighbours to park on our drive to fox

brimfull Fri 31-Jul-09 17:43:22

yeh the curtain thing
tis so obvious isn't it

claricebeansmum Fri 31-Jul-09 17:43:47

I do the baffle burglar curtains thing.

Hadn't even thought about hoovering and stuff but suppose it makes sense!

brimfull Fri 31-Jul-09 17:44:35

I do bugger all cleaning really

thn get depressed when I come home

CybilLiberty Fri 31-Jul-09 17:44:53

Do you leave lamps on. I do then worry they will catch light.

yes yes I know I should invest in a timer.

I think you can get one that swishes your curtains across for you.

Perhaps a cardboard cut out at the window would be ok

brimfull Fri 31-Jul-09 17:48:06

cardboard people partying into the night would be good

PestoSoggyMonster Fri 31-Jul-09 17:49:44

I do too.

scrappydappydoo Fri 31-Jul-09 17:52:10

Yep - clean house top to bottom - Its lovely coming home to a clean house and not that sinking feeling when you walk in on a mess

GrungeBlobPrimpants Fri 31-Jul-09 18:03:41

Oh yes

It's the only way to get rid of the past 10 months accumulated crud

Turn off the water at mains too (we once came back to water tank contents dripping through ceiling)

Seeline Fri 31-Jul-09 18:07:17

I don't belive in tidying before we go - it's my burgler deterant. I reckon anyone casing the joint would assume someone else had got there first and turned the place over blush

BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 18:08:14

oh i clean till its spotless so you arent disappointed

upstairs done
kitchen awaits

GeneHunt Fri 31-Jul-09 18:42:30

Love coming home to tidy house. I like to do all the ironing as well.

My ultimate bliss is to do all the holiday washing whilst still on holiday then I just whip it out of the suitcase, iron and put away.[/sad]

I had a deeply interesting conversation with the owner of our gite in Bergerac about her washing machine, spin-speeds and how the air-er folded that boggled my dh as she spoke no English and my French is poor. We both spoke the international language of laundry.grin

BadgersArse Fri 31-Jul-09 18:44:35

you are a saddo re doing it on holiday

GeneHunt Fri 31-Jul-09 18:46:00

I like to think that if Customs ever demand that I open my suitcase they will be v. impressed and possibly give me a special award.

Nappyzoneisabeetrootrunner Fri 31-Jul-09 18:47:30

Yup sadly and we spend all the day before cleaning - i hate the days before a holiday though love comig home to a clean house.

GwarchodwrPlant Fri 31-Jul-09 18:53:47

Nope- my holiday starts before we go away. It's a bit sad doing your holiday washing whilst you're on holiday GH! Do you keep all your shoes in labelled boxes too? grin

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