How do you keep your house clean?

@1hopefulman (19607)
Canada
August 16, 2017 11:41pm CST
What kind of routine do you follow? Do you clean up as you mess up? Do you clean once a week or something like that? Do you clean once a month? Do you have a maid? What do find the hardest to keep clean? Any tips on how to keep a clean house? Is cleanliness really next to godliness and what does that mean?
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@louievill (16234)
• Philippines
17 Aug
We get things done as soon as possible, procrastination would cause work to pile up making it more difficult, tackle the mess as it comes
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
And that way the house is always nice and neat and there are no worries when unexpected guests or visitors show up.
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@louievill (16234)
• Philippines
17 Aug
@1hopefulman not really, I buy and sell stuff so things keep on moving
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
@louievill So there is always stuff coming in and moving out and so there are always boxes in the house?
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@marguicha (80398)
• Chile
17 Aug
In my case it is not so hard because I live alone.
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@jstory07 (57115)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Aug
Than your house is clean most of the time.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
@marguicha And so you have a self-cleaning house? Do you do the dishes after every meal or do you let them pile up a bit?
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@marguicha (80398)
• Chile
17 Aug
@jstory07 It doesn´t get dirty so fast, as it does when there are kids. So I sweep the floor once a week and clean much better only the bathroom and the kitchen.
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@mandala100 (25006)
• Hong Kong
17 Aug
@1hopefulman We do general house cleaning once a week my friend.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
I usually do that every Thursday and so already did some and will do a bit more later.
@mandala100 (25006)
• Hong Kong
17 Aug
@1hopefulman Ok my friend.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
18 Aug
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@kepweng (5891)
17 Aug
i clean my house by sweeping the dust and mapping but the important is toilet i have a muriatic acid i just put it in toilet bowl if its dirty and its miracle that its get whiten no need to swipe. if you use vacum cleaner its fast to clean a house but the electric bill is high
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
I never heard of muriatic acid. I'll have to see if they sell it here. I am on a budget plan for electricity and so it always about $55 a month, even in winter when the heating is always on.
@poehere (17373)
• French Polynesia
17 Aug
I normally try to clean one thing a day and it makes it stay a lot cleaner. When I am alone the house stays a lot cleaner than when my BF is here. He is leaving again for work on another island so my house will stay really clean.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
18 Aug
Thats a good approach to cleaning!
@poehere (17373)
• French Polynesia
18 Aug
@1hopefulman Little time calls for drastic measures otherwise I would have a mess.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
18 Aug
@poehere For sure! Does your BF help with the cleaning at all?
@vandana7 (57187)
• India
17 Aug
My house is dirty...and I make little effort to clean it...when I do, I get so worked up nowadays...dad does not sell anything does not throw out anything does not give away anything..he is a hoarder. This is causing me some concerns. I do believe cleanliness is godliness because irritability is lower when house is clean and when irritability is lower...people are peaceful.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
Thanks for commenting on that expression that I often heard as a child. My mother was a hoarder and so I know what you mean. I am the opposite. I hate to have anything that I do not use and so I am always giving things away that I don't need or use. I like to live a simple life!
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@vandana7 (57187)
• India
17 Aug
@1hopefulman .. I guess we realize the difference.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
18 Aug
@Kandae11 (25632)
17 Aug
I do a bit everyday, I never like to see my surroundings untidy. I find that bleach is very effective for cleaning and getting rid of germs.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
So, it is always clean and tidy. That's great! So, you use bleach for cleaning the bathroom, kitchen and floors?
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@Kandae11 (25632)
17 Aug
@1hopefulman Yes I do - but not everyday. Most days I use a nice smelling cleanser.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
18 Aug
@Kandae11 Yes, bleach does not have a pleasant scent.
@jstory07 (57115)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Aug
I try and clean everyday as I make the messes. Once a week I mop the floors really good and I clean the bathroom and kitchen really good.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
That sounds like a good routine! I try to do that too. I would also vacuum once a week but since the vacuum makes a lot of heat and it has been a hot summer, I only pass it when I can actually see the dirt.
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@jstory07 (57115)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Aug
@1hopefulman We have no rugs.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
@jstory07 And that makes cleaning easier?
@YrNemo (7596)
18 Aug
I tidy up areas where I need most, constantly. Others: depend on my mood and the time I have.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
22 Aug
It's true, sometimes we get in the mood and just go crazy cleaning and we want to clean every nook and cranny!
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@buenavida (7608)
• Sweden
17 Aug
I have a good friend who vacuums and sweeps the floors, not every week, but when she has time - she has two children and a home to take a care of.. her husband is retired now, so maybe he helps a bit too.. A couple of friends have helped me to de-clutter my home, but I really have to work on that too, myself.. I love to get rid of things that I don't need.. Have to work more on getting rid of things, as they can cause a lot of stress.. I could contact an auction company who buys whole or parts of homes here, if people don't buy things from me, and we have a couple of places we can leave functioning, but things we don't need.. Every spring we can leave things we don't want, on a certain place, and some company collects them..
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
18 Aug
Yes, having less makes it a lot easier to keep a houses clean.
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@andriaperry (31082)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Aug
I pick up after myself daily but I used to use one day a week to mop, dust and all that. But this year with Tony being sick and me taking on that responsibilty I just cleaned whenever. I do not know what it means but I was raised to keep a clean house and a clean body, I try to keep a clean mind also.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
Yes, caring for a sick family member can make cleaning more challenging. Keep up the good work!
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@DianneN (57300)
• United States
22 Aug
I have a cleaning lady, but keep a neat house and both my husband and I clean as we go.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
24 Aug
That makes the cleaning lady's job so much easier.
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@DianneN (57300)
• United States
24 Aug
@1hopefulman Lol! She does tell me my house is always the cleanest compared to all the others she cleans. . My mother used the clean before the cleaning lady came.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
24 Aug
@DianneN Funny! I actually had a cleaning lady come once and I cleaned the house before also.
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@toniganzon (39905)
• Philippines
17 Aug
I have a maid as I don't have time to clean my house at all. On weekdays I leave home early and come home late and when I do I still have online classes. Then on weekends I'm not home since I have to go to my hometown and work all weekend as well.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
17 Aug
A maid when one is so busy does make life easier. How come you work so hard?
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@toniganzon (39905)
• Philippines
17 Aug
@1hopefulman We were taught by my parents to be entrepreneurs since we were kids. We were never trained to do any household chores. Both were entrepreneurs too. We were used to having maids and nannies around. When they passed away, we were left with businesses to take care of. I became an entrepreneur at a young age. But was never content with that. I started my own company as well.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
18 Aug
@toniganzon A person with an entrepreneurial mind might not want to waste their time cleaning house.
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@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
My place is very small and I live alone. So it is very easy for me to keep things cleaned up daily. I figure if I keep doing this then things won't build up on me.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
22 Aug
How is that working for you?
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@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
22 Aug
@1hopefulman It works good for me. I am the only one here and I have a very small place so it doesn't take much to keep it clean.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
23 Aug
@velvet53 Wonderful!
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@paigea (21030)
• Canada
31 Aug
I try and clean something every day. The house is basically clean. I have no routine really and I find it hard to keep things tidy and organized.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
31 Aug
Good enough! It doesn't have to be perfect, as long as we can receive company without having to panic, that's fine.
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@paigea (21030)
• Canada
1 Sep
@1hopefulman Sometimes there is a little panic! But not usually.
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@bluesa (11904)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Aug
I dust and vacuum every day. And on weekends I deep clean. The sitting room is toughest to keep clean because we all converge there to watch tv and tend to snack. :)
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
25 Aug
Vacuum and dust every day? Any reason for that? Yes, those snacks at times can make a mess, especially if there is a food fight. .
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@bluesa (11904)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Aug
@1hopefulman , Yes, there is my dog Daisy, she is an inside dog, so I dust and vacuum every day. Yes, there are biscuit crumbs all over the show
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Aug
I don't know about cleanliness being next to godliness. I generally clean up as I go. Since I live alone, it's easier to keep the apartment clean.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
24 Aug
I find that too! If our house is messy we can't blame anyone else.
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@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Aug
@1hopefulman No, we can't.
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@bunnybon7 (32565)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Aug
i try and keep my room clean and clean up after myself as much as possible. cause daughter works outside the home and her bf doesn't really care
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
20 Aug
Very nice! That's what I like to do, clean up after myself as I go and once a week give it a good cleaning.
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@bunnybon7 (32565)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Aug
@1hopefulman i can't give it much cleaning but am looking into getting someone in once or twice a week for that
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@PatZAnthony (11730)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
6 Sep
For us, keeping up with the daily things helps up have a clean home. Everyone shares in the work @1hopefulman
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
6 Sep
It's so nice when everyone cooperates, as many hands make the work light. You must appreciate you family very much for their good spirit.
@dodo19 (27755)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 Aug
It does get tricky with three kids in the house. It does get messy pretty quickly. But once they're back in school/daycare, it might be a little easier. Cleaning doesn't come easily for me. Thankfully, my husband does help with that.
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@1hopefulman (19607)
• Canada
24 Aug
I can imagine what happens with 3 children. It will be nice as they get older and they help to clean instead of making a mess. Nice that your husband helps.
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