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Guys and Cleaning

I do believe men have an aversion to cleaning.

Do they think it will turn them into a girl or something.

I've got about 5 loads of laundry to fold plus what's in the washer and dryer and more to wash. Dishes that need washed-in general I really need to clean house. And I've been working all week (including today) and we're leaving tonight to go out of state for the weekend.  He's not working today, and I can guarantee he won't clean a thing.

GRRR...

Ok. I'm done.

Re: Guys and Cleaning

  • I LOL'd when I read the title of this post.  The two just don't go together.

    H can occasionally go on cleaning sprees...but it's not very often.

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  • DH has been working from home for about 3 days now...I have to remind him of things that need to be done. I mean I am MORE than happy to clean but I just don't have all the time I need to get everything done!

    I keep reminding him, ya know...it's OK to put your dishes in the dishwasher when you're done with them!!!

  • I also have to tell DH what to do. I say can you please clean the fish tank, take out the garbadge and load the dishwasher otherwise it would sit there and when I say something he says something along the lines of "Why didn't you say something sooner". Umm I shouldn't have to.

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  • I don't think H knows what cleaning is.

    He does his own laundry, but I do EVERYTHING else! At this point I'm just glad he does that I guess.

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  • image billyandsara:

    I also have to tell DH what to do. I say can you please clean the fish tank, take out the garbadge and load the dishwasher otherwise it would sit there and when I say something he says something along the lines of "Why didn't you say something sooner". Umm I shouldn't have to.

    Is that a typo or do you really pronounce garbage gar-badge?

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  • DH doesn't get into cleaning mode often, but when he does, it consumes him!  Like, EVERYTHING has to be swept, mopped, dusted... I mean, I do most of the daily upkeep - dishes, laundry, general tidying up - but he just gets into this "Can't Stop, Must Clean" phase and it make me want to just smack him...
  • image MrsMcC091909:
    DH doesn't get into cleaning mode often, but when he does, it consumes him!  Like, EVERYTHING has to be swept, mopped, dusted... I mean, I do most of the daily upkeep - dishes, laundry, general tidying up - but he just gets into this "Can't Stop, Must Clean" phase and it make me want to just smack him...

    Chris and Doug need to hang out more often.  Maybe we can send them to hang out with each other when they go on the must clean kicks...first your house, then my house. We'll go out shopping!

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  • haha its a typo. Sometime I joke and say gar-badge but no its a typo
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    image MrsMcC091909:
    DH doesn't get into cleaning mode often, but when he does, it consumes him!  Like, EVERYTHING has to be swept, mopped, dusted... I mean, I do most of the daily upkeep - dishes, laundry, general tidying up - but he just gets into this "Can't Stop, Must Clean" phase and it make me want to just smack him...

    Chris and Doug need to hang out more often.  Maybe we can send them to hang out with each other when they go on the must clean kicks...first your house, then my house. We'll go out shopping!

    That sounds like the perfect plan to me!

  • I have make Glen a list or nothing will get done. Ever.

     

  • thankfully, mark is pretty good about cleaning. he washes dishes after he uses and does his own laundry.  before we lived together, he would take a day every week and scrub his entire apartment - now we we clean more together and when it comes to deep-down cleaning days, he's right there along side me in shorts and smelling like pledge. 
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  • my DH is currently running the vacuum while i nest. next on his list is to wash the floors.

    this of course is a rare occasion...but ill take what i can get!

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  • image steeser03:

    my DH is currently running the vacuum while i nest. next on his list is to wash the floors.

    this of course is a rare occasion...but ill take what i can get!

    Chris is home today, so he's doing all the last minute cleaning for tonight's party while I'm at work.  I love it!

  • image MrsMcC091909:
    image steeser03:

    my DH is currently running the vacuum while i nest. next on his list is to wash the floors.

    this of course is a rare occasion...but ill take what i can get!

    Chris is home today, so he's doing all the last minute cleaning for tonight's party while I'm at work.  I love it!

    i was supposed to work but we have about three inches of snow so i opted to take off, even though i was off yesterday too. but he told me he was planning to clean, this was his idea to have a party, so i should just relax. you dont need to tell me twice...

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  • image steeser03:
    image MrsMcC091909:
    image steeser03:

    my DH is currently running the vacuum while i nest. next on his list is to wash the floors.

    this of course is a rare occasion...but ill take what i can get!

    Chris is home today, so he's doing all the last minute cleaning for tonight's party while I'm at work.  I love it!

    i was supposed to work but we have about three inches of snow so i opted to take off, even though i was off yesterday too. but he told me he was planning to clean, this was his idea to have a party, so i should just relax. you dont need to tell me twice...

    Jealous.

  • image MrsMcC091909:
    image steeser03:
    image MrsMcC091909:
    image steeser03:

    my DH is currently running the vacuum while i nest. next on his list is to wash the floors.

    this of course is a rare occasion...but ill take what i can get!

    Chris is home today, so he's doing all the last minute cleaning for tonight's party while I'm at work.  I love it!

    i was supposed to work but we have about three inches of snow so i opted to take off, even though i was off yesterday too. but he told me he was planning to clean, this was his idea to have a party, so i should just relax. you dont need to tell me twice...

    Jealous.

    of the snow? you can have it. **hands MB a big pile of snow**

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  • Ahh, Stees, you don't like the snow? And, why aren't you working? I thought S&L would be open today! Damn, I got the crap end of the stick. I had to drive in this stuff to come to work and the roads are terrible.

    I *really* want to leave work and do a snowy Pennsylvania photo shoot. :(

     

  • image steeser03:
    image MrsMcC091909:
    image steeser03:
    image MrsMcC091909:
    image steeser03:

    my DH is currently running the vacuum while i nest. next on his list is to wash the floors.

    this of course is a rare occasion...but ill take what i can get!

    Chris is home today, so he's doing all the last minute cleaning for tonight's party while I'm at work.  I love it!

    i was supposed to work but we have about three inches of snow so i opted to take off, even though i was off yesterday too. but he told me he was planning to clean, this was his idea to have a party, so i should just relax. you dont need to tell me twice...

    Jealous.

    of the snow? you can have it. **hands MB a big pile of snow**

    No way man - of the snow day and your DH telling you to relax while he cleans for his party.  You keep that white stuff away from me! *runs away*

  • image K-hart:

    I have make Glen a list or nothing will get done. Ever.

     

    I've been contemplating either making Guy a list of things that are his responsibility, or making a chore chart. I was a little worried that it maight be too control-y to do that, but it makes me feel better knowing that y'all do it. :D I think a chart might be the way to go though, because I could probably use some reminding to do certain things myself.
  • image K-hart:

    Ahh, Stees, you don't like the snow? And, why aren't you working? I thought S&L would be open today! Damn, I got the crap end of the stick. I had to drive in this stuff to come to work and the roads are terrible.

    I *really* want to leave work and do a snowy Pennsylvania photo shoot. :(

     

    we're open. we're always open. i just decided not to go in. i dont have anything thats time critical and my boss is out anyway. ill take a vacay day. a lot of time during snow people opt to work from home. i could do that...but no ill relax instead.

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  • image amelianguy:
    image K-hart:

    I have make Glen a list or nothing will get done. Ever.

     

    I've been contemplating either making Guy a list of things that are his responsibility, or making a chore chart. I was a little worried that it maight be too control-y to do that, but it makes me feel better knowing that y'all do it. :D I think a chart might be the way to go though, because I could probably use some reminding to do certain things myself.

     Oh, Amelia, it's incredibly control-y! But, I do it anyway.

  • image K-hart:
    image amelianguy:
    image K-hart:

    I have make Glen a list or nothing will get done. Ever.

     

    I've been contemplating either making Guy a list of things that are his responsibility, or making a chore chart. I was a little worried that it maight be too control-y to do that, but it makes me feel better knowing that y'all do it. :D I think a chart might be the way to go though, because I could probably use some reminding to do certain things myself.

     Oh, Amelia, it's incredibly control-y! But, I do it anyway.

    Haha, well, sometimes control-y is necessary, I suppose! Guy is so passive he probably would just be like "OK, whatever you want to do..."
  • Danny doesn't do any daily cleaning at all. But he goes into "cleaning mode" every now and then where I'll sleep in (like 2 hours) on a Saturday, wake up and all the dishes will be done the living room will be dusted and swept, and half of the laundry will be done. When he gets into his cleaning modes, he gets more accomplished in 2 hours than I do in 2 days....

    But, this past week he's been on a redo the basement kick (pulling out the old wood shelves, painting, building a work shop) and hasn't touched a damn thing that is ground level or above. I said today about using my new electric roaster for NYE pork/kielbasa/kraut and he says, "I was thinking that too, but if we have people come over, you need to clean the dishes so they can eat." Thanks, honey...

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