I was reading the other thread about husbands who spend a whole day on the weekend mowing the lawns and quite often expect a standing ovation for their efforts. My DH never mows on the weekend, he will do it after work (sometimes over two nights) so that his weekends are free to do other projects. I clean during the week or on a Friday night - I hate wasting a whoel Saturday cleaning.
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When do you/partner mow the lawns/clean the house?
- After/before work/Whenever you have a spare couple of hrs - you don't want to waste time on the weekend doing it.
- Weekend - its a whole day activity
- Weekend - its a half day activity
- Weekend - but its done quickly, fitted around other more important task.
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15-03-2012 12:24 #1
**spin off** when do you mow/clean?
15-03-2012 12:29 #2
well don't live ib my own home but sort of clean as I go. of dishes start piling up I wash them etc, if toys start piling up il tidy away or vacuum etc I prefer to do in little bits rather than waste a whole day cleaning when a house doesn't need to get really messy if done gradually
15-03-2012 12:30 #3
I clean a little bit every day, here and there. I have never spent a whole day or even half a day cleaning unless it's for an end of lease clean. What a waste of time! There are way easier ways to get it done
15-03-2012 12:35 #4Senior Member
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We pay to have the lawns done now, although I still do the other gardening which will only take a couple of hours as we have small yards.
As for cleaning, dishes are always done as they're created, I dustbuster any crumbs and whatnot every night and do little bits of laundry during the week.
I still spend half of a day on weekends doing the major laundry, bathroom, mopping floors, general tidying.. I just can't see a way around it.
15-03-2012 12:37 #5
i try and clean a bit everyday and wash everyday too so i dont have it all piled up on the weekend.
DH works 6days a week so we pay someone to do our lawn. DH says he'd rather work an extra hour a week to pay to have it done than do it himself
15-03-2012 12:39 #6Senior Member
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DF works on a 7 day roster which swaps between working 4 days and having 5 off and working 5 days and having 4 off.
He tidies up around the yard twice a week and mows once a week.
We both do a quick clean everyday including vaccuming and clean the bathroom 2-3 times a week.
15-03-2012 12:42 #7Senior Member
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We clean a bit each day. I have allocated what cleaning tasks are to be done each day so I don't keep putting them off. The mowing is usually done quickly of a weekend. We don't really garden, just go pull out some weeds with the kids from time to time.
15-03-2012 12:43 #8has left the building
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DH will mow when he has a day off, usually the weekend. It takes him half the day or all day if he decides to do a million other gardening chores at the same time.
I clean as i go - i'm home most of time so i just do things as they are needed. I tend to wash dishes after every meal, laundry gets done in the morning and taken off the line in the afternoon, vacuum in the afternoon etc. I feel like i clean all day but really i just do little 10 minute jobs here and there throughout the day.
15-03-2012 12:51 #9
DH will mostly mow on the weekend, it varies depending on his work roster.
Today is my cleaning day. I tidy up and spot mop other days, but I do a big clean and dust Thursdays. It has to be Thursday to fit around work, canteen, gym etc.
15-03-2012 13:06 #10
Where is the TEN minutes before dh comes home option.....
Mowing is done on the weekends as it takes between 3 and 4 hours depending on how long it is.
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