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When Do You Clean?

I've gotten into the routine of cleaning after I return home from work on the weekday. My dishes may sit unwashed in the sink during the day or my clothes on the floor after I've tried them on and dismissed them. But, I like that I can clean my house and then just relax the rest of the evening with nothing on my plate. This certainly doesn't qualify me as a domestic diva, but it's a stress reliever to be able to say "I'll do it tomorrow."Source

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starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
When my mother-in-law is about to come over ;)
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
I usually get my cleaning urges at around 11:00 at night... I cannot tell you how many rooms I have painted at 1:00 in the morning.
aylee aylee 8 years
I try to clean immediately as needed (i.e. wash the dishes, putting misplaced things to the right place). But I do on the weekends the bigger cleaning chores like cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming all floors, dusting shelves and furniture, etc.
summerteeth summerteeth 8 years
We clean on the weekends, but do smaller stuff during the week after work.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
Usually i will do dishes every night unless i'm lazy and then on saturday clean the rest of the house and do laundry.
ohkate ohkate 8 years
I'll sometimes clean during the week but usually save it up for the weekend and just do a major overhaul. a good excuse to clean is to hold a dinner party (;
jfellows1631 jfellows1631 8 years
sort of as needed, but we have a cleaning lady who comes every other Friday...she's a godsend!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I clean immediately, when I notice it needs to be done. I never leave dishes in the sink or on the counter (HUGE pet peeve of mine)! I just hate to see things pile up... you end up taking more time out of your schedule to tend to EVERYTHING. Although, this may change once my husband and I have kids, who knows!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
In the morning after I take children to school and after I get back from the gym. Then also throughout the day little spot cleans and tidying ups. I guess I clean all the time lol. I so would like a cleaning service - even if just for the floors and bathrooms.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
In the morning before I leave for work I straighten and then when I get home from work I straighten. After dinner I clean the floor and do laundry and anything that need cleaning at that time. Then on Saturday mornings I do the big cleaning.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I do it either Friday's after work orrrrr (if I am going out on a Friday night and don't have time...) Saturdays when I wake up :)
baltimoregal baltimoregal 8 years
Weekends, really.
Papaver Papaver 8 years
where is "when it's very dirty" option? ;)
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Whenever I feel like it or when I really have to do it.
mudnessa mudnessa 8 years
i dont have any cleaning schedule, ideally i would love to do the stuff when i get home from work but i would end up doing everything and thats a battle me and my husband have all the time. but thats more of an issue between us.
oneprettything oneprettything 8 years
I clean all day throughout the day. I work at home so my "breaks" are often devoted to cleaning. I have a schedule of chores to do each day and I'm absolutely anal about getting them done.
rickimc rickimc 8 years
I hate cleaning, so I will only do it if I can multitask. That means that most of my cleaning gets done before bed when I am on the phone with my fiance. Major cleaning (like vacuuming) gets done early in the morning, though.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
evening, definitely.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
In the morning I straighten up the house before work. If I'm rushed to get to work, then I do it right when I get home. And then I try to clean-clean (sterilize everything, find all the dust bunnies, sweep the ceiling fans off.. wipe'm down, clean the baseboards, hot water wash everything (down to my daughter's dirty cooties little girl sheets) 2 to 3 times a week. (I'm super anal about a clean house. In fact, I should be cleaning right now.)
vunder vunder 8 years
we have someone come once a month for the basics. I cook and my husband does the dishes after dinner. Any other cleaning I do on the weekends.
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
i am definitely anal and need to clean immediately...i hate to even soak a pot :) i realize that i am crazy, but it's just the way i am!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
immediately as needed otherwise i cant enjoy anything else cuz a little voice inside keeps nagging "dishes, dishes, dishes" or "bathroom, bathroom, bathroom" its annoying really
TsuKata TsuKata 8 years
I have a cleaning service. Best investment I ever made. :)
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