Sunday, July 4, 2010

Housecleaning questions for you

I'm always making an effort to do better, so I'm curious what your standards are for your own home. (Remember, you may make me feel better...or worse....so be honest! You can always reply anonymously if you don't want me to know who you are!) Tell me, how often do you do the following things? (This is, of course, based on not having a kiddo wet the bed or throw up in the kitchen floor or having not dropped a bowl of spaghetti on the living room floor, etc. Think 'normal circumstances'.) So....how often do you:

Sweep?
Mop/Swiffer?
Vacuum carpeted floors?
Change sheets on all the beds in your home?
Clean the bathrooms?
Take down the curtains and/or blinds & wash them?
Dust?
Do laundry?
Do dishes? (of course, I figure this would be daily for everyone...but maybe you have a system I haven't thought of!)
Clean baseboards?
Clean walls?
Take down pictures & dust the frames?
Flip your mattress?
Vacuum your mattress? (I hear some people do this, anyway. ha ha)
Cleaning ceiling fan blades?
Change the A/C filter?
Clean the disposal?
Clean the dishwasher?
Clean the oven?
Clean the fridge (interior)?
Clean out closets?
Organize drawers/shelves?

My brain is going blank....but if you can think of something else, feel free to include it in your answers!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have vowed never to do any of those things ever again and I am sticking to it! JK. Whenever I have a free weekend about 1 a month I go through the basic clean regament stuff that I can't do on a daily basis. I am basically just cleaning up my sweety and me;)

Lisa said...

Sweep? As needed - usually every other day
Mop/Swiffer? - goal is every week; reality is every other week
Vacuum carpeted floors? once a week or as needed
Change sheets on all the beds in your home? every other week
Clean the bathrooms? once a week or as needed
Take down the curtains and/or blinds & wash them? We don't have removeable blinds, we have wood shutters. I dust them when I notice the dust piling up - maybe once a quarter. We only have curtains on one window and I change them out for Spring/Fall. I wash them then.
Dust? As needed
Do laundry? About a load a day
Do dishes? (of course, I figure this would be daily for everyone...but maybe you have a system I haven't thought of!) Yep - daily
Clean baseboards? Umm... idk. I guess I'll have to add this to my list.
Clean walls? as needed
Take down pictures & dust the frames? when we move
Flip your mattress? we have a pillow-top, so we have to rotate, not flip. We do it when the dip in my side gets too deep.
Vacuum your mattress? (I hear some people do this, anyway. ha ha) Nope.
Cleaning ceiling fan blades? When we change the direction in the Spring and Fall.
Change the A/C filter? once a month
Clean the disposal? as needed - usually every other month
Clean the dishwasher? haven't yet (it's new...)
Clean the oven? as needed
Clean the fridge (interior)? when I notice that it needs to be cleaned...
Clean out closets? when the kids' closets drive me crazy...
Organize drawers/shelves? in the kitchen - they stay organized (OCD husband) in the kids' rooms, every quarter; linen closet, when we put away the towels. =)

I hope you are not horrified by my answers. I'm looking forward to reading other responses. =)

Windy Smith said...

Sweep? 2-3 times a week
Mop/Swiffer? 2-3 times a week
Vacuum carpeted floors? 1 time a week, Blake's chore
Change sheets on all the beds in your home? once a month
Clean the bathrooms? 2 times a month deep clean but then boys clorox wipe theirs every other day(just counters and toilet
Take down the curtains and/or blinds & wash them? never -lol- I guess I should do that
Dust? once a month-maybe
Do laundry? every day
Do dishes? everyday (boys chores)
Clean baseboards? dont have baseboards in most rooms-remodeling
Clean walls? before Christmas company comes over
Take down pictures & dust the frames?I dust them on the wall once a month
Flip your mattress? once a year
Vacuum your mattress? never
Cleaning ceiling fan blades? it has been way too long
Change the A/C filter? twice a month
Clean the disposal? never
Clean the dishwasher? never
Clean the oven? when it needs it
Clean the fridge (interior)? usually once a month- I usually wipe the cabinets when I load new groceries every 2 weeks
Clean out closets? before and after Christmas, when I am taking things out and putting them back
Organize drawers/shelves? just when it starts bothering me

Mark and Elayne said...

Having asthmas, I do have to keep thimgs tidy. As hebrews, we view the home as the holy temple and try to keep it as such. That means as I clean I pray: I don't "dust" but "anoint" my finishings. With hard wood floors they must be sept daily, but moed twice a month. Flip the mattress twice a year: Spring and Winter. Laundry weekly. Rugs swept weekly. I am not a clean freak: just as one who enjoys crafts, I like things in order, so I don't freak out looking for someting.

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

Sweep? 2-3x a week
Mop/Swiffer? 1-2x a week
Vacuum carpeted floors? n/a
Change sheets on all the beds in your home? 1x/week
Clean the bathrooms? daily, but thoroughly once a week
Take down the curtains and/or blinds & wash them? hardly ever - once a year at the most
Dust? 1x/week
Do laundry? all day every day
Do dishes? one kid loads, one kid unloads dishwasher, usually at least 2x a day
Clean baseboards? once a week
Clean walls? once a week, just spots
Take down pictures & dust the frames? some once a week when we dust, others just every few months
Flip your mattress? never
Vacuum your mattress? (I hear some people do this, anyway. ha ha) only recently when we had FLEAS! EW!
Cleaning ceiling fan blades? 2x/year
Change the A/C filter? every 2 mos
Clean the disposal? huh? LOL
Clean the dishwasher? huh?
Clean the oven? never ROFL
Clean the fridge (interior)? each week before putting away groceries
Clean out closets? as needed - once a year?
Organize drawers/shelves? almost never, till I can't find anything and then I start purging