I'm another who's a bit confused as to how long it takes some people to clean certain things. My bathroom is done in under 15 minutes, easily. If I hustle under 10. Yes, it's a small bathroom but still...
And someone earlier said that it would take them an hour to wipe down benches how many benches do you have?!
My cleaner does the whole house in 2 hours and if I did it myself in one go it'd be about the same. Again, small house but still...
I tend to squirt the toilet bowl, spray the toilet and wipe it down. Wipe the bath, tiles, then mirror and putside shower. Vanity and then scrub and flush. Then I just mop. It takes 15 mins or so.
I found when i was on mat leave, and at home more often, i could clean or tidy up all day. Well, i could fill the whole day doing that. When i an working or out of the house, it simply isnt my focus. Dh and i do a bit each night, plus a flurry of activity on the weekend mornings to set us up for the coming week. We have a cleaner once a fortnight who does the beds. Cleaning isnt my focus and we keep to a tight time frame with it so it doesn't encroach on the limited family time we have.
I'm lazy, no way could I spend 2 hours on bathrooms. I spray mine down almost every morning after I'm finished, literally takes less than 5 mins to spray the sink, spray the bath and swish and every 2-3 days throw bleach in toilet and wipe down. At least then it all smells clean. Then once a week 20-30 mins to do a better clean of fixtures, shower, mop etc. maybe not even that long. I hate it taking forever.
If it's already generally tidy it will only take about half an hour, plus time to hang out washing..
If I'm thoroughly cleaning, sorting etc it could take all day.
My house gets messy quickly having 4 kids home most of the day. When they go out once a week I use that time to clean/tidy.
I don't start cleaning the moment I wake up. I'm up usually 9/10am and start getting into the housework around 1pm. The kids help out when they feel like it.
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