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ragdall BS: MudGals n MudMoms, Hse-Clning Routines? (26) RE: BS: MudGals n MudMoms, Hse-Clning Routines? 04 Sep 13

I'm a person who does the minimum amount of housework, without a plan or fixed schedule.

I'm sure that my mother used to clean before she became too disabled with Parkinson's, but I don't remember much from when I was that young. By the time I was 14 I was doing all the housework, laundry, cooking, etc., with very little input from anyone else. I made it up as I went along. Because I had school on weekdays, and worked after school and on Saturday, Saturday night, until 3:00 a.m. or 4:00 a.m. was my night to do all the cleaning, laundry, etc..

I hadn't thought about that. I wonder if that's why I feel motivated to do the vacuuming and dusting on Saturday nights, now?

Laundry gets done when the hamper is full or when I need to wear something that is in the hamper. Dishes go into the dish washer after they are used. The dishwasher runs when it's too full to make room for the dishes from the next meal.   

Mr. diffuse looks after two of the bathrooms, I look after the other. In theory, they are cleaned once a week. His other responsibility is collecting all rubbish in the house, once a week, the evening before municipal collection day and making sure that it's in the bin and out at the curb when the truck comes by for it.   

Spots and spills get cleaned as soon as they are noticed. Walls get washed before I paint them. Carpets are shampooed after the snow has settled in for the winter and nobody will be tracking in mud and sand for six months. Our turn to host annual meetings of groups that meet in homes are scheduled soon after the carpets are cleaned.

Other things get done, "as needed" or when I have spare time to kill.


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