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Do You Clean As a Couple?

Even though my fiancé and I have wildly different cleaning styles (he, slow and methodical, me, more tornado-like), we still try to clean at the same time, Not only do we bond over the time spent sorting recycling and vacuuming, but we both understand that the other is putting in a good and sincere effort. I actually enjoy our little cleaning sessions . . . that is, until he puts on the Judas Priest.

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mrs-dr-who mrs-dr-who 9 years
We don't live together so when I'm at his house, I do most of the Cleaning and at my house, he does most! it's this unspoken sign of respect that we have for one another's space.... it's pretty nice!
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
I voted other. He cleans/picks up when we need it and will sometimes do dishes and stuff, but cleaning is mostly my domain. He does all the paperwork and financial stuff, so generally when I am doing dishes or laundry (I don't let anyone touch my clothes) he is filing papers or paying bills. He doesn't just lounge.
blueyedbombshell blueyedbombshell 9 years
i live alone but my bf is there enough and makes a nice lil mess... and i'm kinda terrible at housekeeping.... so every now and then we both get fed up by the disaster that is my apartment and go on a cleaning frenzy... and i have recently given up and decided to get a cleaning lady!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
I do most of the cleaning. He only helps if I ask him to. :oy: My 8 year old has started pitching in and that helps a lot.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years 17, but i know that my brother does no cleaning at all and my sister-in-law does it all, even after having a new my brother....watta jack A**
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 9 years
LOL bleached, then it would look to real! Lol! Notice they're wearing aprons,too...yeahhhh,riiight :)
bleached bleached 9 years
Why is the couple in that photo still in their work clothes? Can't they take 5 minutes to change into something more comfortable before doing the dishes?!
baciobisou baciobisou 9 years
i'm too picky about my cleaning to let other people do it.
SillyGirl SillyGirl 9 years
Hes the cleaner (aka uses the products) and i am the constant straighten-up and organizer. I just wipe counters quickly, but he likes them to be spot free so its his job. He just throws pots and pans in the cupboards, I like them to be stacked by size (more room that way right?) so its my job. We take turns with laundry and cooking. I run most of the errands, he works from home the days workers/delivery has to come. We make a good team.
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 9 years
This is going to sound crazy but my boyfriend does most of it. He loves to cook and clean! Who am I to stop him? LOL. Sometimes we do those things together but usually he gets in the zone with it!
jessie jessie 9 years
i do most of the cleaning, since he works alot, and i'm home most of the time. the kids and i make the mess anyways. :shrug: so why should i make him clean our mess? but i do make him do his own laundry!
valancyjane valancyjane 9 years
Why did I know "I do most of the cleaning" would get the most votes ... sigh ... I fall into that category and I hate it. It's partly b/c the hubs has severe ADD and doesn't see the clutter ... also partly b/c he wasn't taught good cleaning habits, so he doesn't know half the stuff that needs to be done. Thanks mother-in-law! I'm trying to address it one thing at a time with the end goal of making it a team effort ... the first step is getting him to realize that the dishes do not walk themselves in from the living room, you have to TAKE THEM to the kitchen. Baby steps!!
luxington luxington 9 years
I hate cleaning, my boyfriend does most of it. I'm a good enough cook to make up for it.
chicagojlo chicagojlo 9 years
My husband and I clean together - or that's what he thinks anyway! I usually loll around while he does all the hard work! No normally I load the dishwasher and wash the non-loadable stuff. I also cook dinner and clean the kitchen at the same time. He unloads the dishwasher, and does the laundry. If we have guests the person who invited the guests has to do the majority of the work. But I usually end up hoovering and cleaning the bathroom because his standards are just lower than mine...
SarahPW SarahPW 9 years
my husband thinks the cleaning fairy comes every night to take out the trash, do the dishes and clean the bathrooms. he does do the laundry...i'll give him that (not the folding, of course) :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I do a majority of the cleaning, he tidies more then he cleans. He'll do dishes, tidy or straighten up the living rooms, make the bed. Little things like that. I mop the floors, clean the bathrooms, dust, vaccuum (sometiems I make him!).
cmd0610 cmd0610 9 years
We do the same! Get some good music going- usually start at opposites of the room and work through messes together- it's not fair or fun if someone is sitting around and the other is cleaning!
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