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Old 04-07-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
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Housework: How much time do you spend on it each day?

I just heard something on the radio about a 'no housework day' here in Germany. I am not sure this would make much differenct to my day.

I spend around a half hour daily on it.
I suppose I woudn't win the housewife of the year prize.

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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I have a tendency to do my housework in five minute bits--I tidy the kitchen or empty the dishwasher while waiting for water to boil, for example, or clean the sink and toilet while I am running a bath.

It is spring, and gardening season now, so no housework unless it is raining.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:51 PM   #3
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I do mostly exterior work around the house.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:45 PM   #4
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a bit each day , that is all i can do the way my health is these days. for big jobs the cleaning lady was here today. house is shining.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:30 AM   #5
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When I can write my name in the dust lol
I can always think of something better to do!
I need a woman "that does"
I really hate doing housework...but I love it when the house is sparkling clean! :o)..
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:41 AM   #6
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I have a tendency to do my housework in five minute bits--...
Yeah, thats the way I do it too. A bunch of 5 minute bits, throughout the day.

Judging from the replies so far, a love of cooking does not go hand in hand with a love of home chores in general.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:46 PM   #7
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I probably don't spend enough time doing it. I try to tidy up everyday but sometimes I let it slide and do one big cleaning a week.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:43 AM   #8
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I, too, am of the "few minutes here, few there" method of housecleaning. Once or twice a year, husband and I do what we jokingly refer to "white tornado" and both actually work at it for Spring housecleaning. But generally, there are days and even sometimes weeks when I do zilch besides the laundry. My husband and I have an agreement; s/he who cooks, does not wash up after. I mostly cook, he keeps dishes and counters clean, so our kitchen is usually clean. But dusting, vacuuming (hoovering, for some of you), mopping .... Well, that is catch-as-catch-can. We live in an old (by US standards, ca 1854) house, and I swear they generate cobwebs and dust bunnies. We've learned to look the other way until we're ready to deal with it.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:27 AM   #9
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I have a sweet deal. My responsibility begins and ends in the kitchen. So I shop, prep, cook and clean up. I was the floors, clean the fridge, stove and oven. SO does the rest except for any heavy duty stuff that's easier for me to do.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:23 AM   #10
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I would say about 30 minutes to an hour. With 5 humans, 2-85+ lb. dogs, and 2 kitties, there's always someone to pickup after.
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