Is anyone guilty of...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Spanky Deluxe, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    ...cleaning up the house especially just before the cleaner comes?

    I'm at my girlfriend's house and her mum insists on cleaning everywhere up before the cleaner arrives. I know of several people's parents doing this and think its the daftest thing ever!!
     
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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I tidy up my stuff before the cleaner comes. Their job is to clean, not to tidy. :)
     
  4. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    It always interesting to see how the 'other-half' live! ;)
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    No, our place is so tiny we do it ourselves. With both of us at it, we can clean the entire place in about three hours.
     
  6. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    Well, I plead guilty.

    Our house is rather big, and we indulge in the luxury of having a cleaner (and thus, more free time during the week-end!).

    But yes, we do tidy up before she comes, for several reasons:
    - she'll be more efficient if she doesn't have to waste time ordering our stuff, moving our piles here and there,
    - she won't put some important papers/items somewhere where we won't find them ever again.

    Additionally, we might agree on the point we're lazy (i.e., ready to pay for somebody else to do the job), we do not want to pass for dirty (i.e., not knowing how to do the minimum). At least on the day she comes :D

    But the real problem here... Does the mother of your girlfriend want you to help pre-clean the house ? :p
     
  7. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    Good one!
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    nope. not guilty. then again i do all the cleaning myself for the most part.
     
  9. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    No. But I do get the butler to do a bit of cleaning in the kitchen before the cleaner gets here as my chef leaves it in such a bad state.
     
  10. mpw Guest

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    I know someone who binge cleans. God knows what their place is like normally but when they know I'm coming round they'll clean for days before hand. Of course they're quite dirrty.

    They must feel like they've wasted their time though 'cause I turn up, leave empty bottles strewn about the place, mess up their sheets, spend ages in their shower using all their hot water then bugger off again leaving them to clear up!
     
  11. iGary Guest

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    I'm the one who cleans the pubes off the bathroom floor and the crumbs off the kitchen counter. My other half does not know what cleaning is.
     
  12. mpw Guest

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    What about the crumbs in the bathroom and pubes on the kitchen counter?
     
  13. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Don't you mean 'grooby'? :D
     
  14. mpw Guest

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    Do I? *Goes off to Google grooby*

    Edit: Nope:eek:
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I've never had crumbed pubes, are they like calamari?


    Did I read this thread to quickly? :eek:
     
  16. Queso macrumors G4

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    It's the opposite in our place. I do clean but only when I've been prompted to notice something. However, if something DIYish is annoying me, I'm first out with the drill and screwdrivers.
     
  17. iGary Guest

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    To his credit, I am pretty retentive about things. Since I work at home, I can't concentrate if the rest of the place is a wreck, so I usually end up vacuuming a few times a week, hitting the floors with the mop at the same time....etc.
     
  18. mpw Guest

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    iGary enters bathroom in maids outfit and rubber gloves to complete daily chores.
    "Hmm pubes"
    *wipes up in tissue and discards*
    **returns to shouting at technology**

    dynamicv enters bathroom, creating a quarter circle of clean tiles snow-angel like with the door in the covering of pubic hair on the floor.
    "Oh something's blocking the plug hole"
    *gets out tools*
    **attends to plumbing**
     
  19. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    :eek: :eek: :D

    LMAO I never tried googling it!

    Well, that's the word me and my mates use for pubes...
     
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yes I usually pick up before the maid comes.
     
  21. howard macrumors 68020

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    uh, this might be inappropriate, but how much do you pay a cleaner/maid?

    not that i will ever be able to afford one, I'm just curious.
     
  22. iGary Guest

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    We used to have one for our two-bedroom place and it was $60. That was when we weren't po.
     
  23. dcv macrumors G3

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    I find that a small flat is more difficult to keep tidy as there isn't enough space for everything, so I'm forever moving stuff around. I don't have a cleaner but could certainly do with one.

    Now *that's* multitasking ;)
     
  24. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    You made my morning -- thanks. :p

    I don't clean much.

    Do have to keep after the guano, though.
     
  25. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    Uh, for the sake of curiosity then... €10/h, plus transportation to/from her place (i.e. a tram-card). Which ends up like €40 for 4 hours to clean up the whole house, and iron some clothes.

    * Arnaud sighes, considering he's talking about house-cleaning on a mac forum. Arnaud also remembers posting on parenting this morning, and about baking stuffed mushrooms yesterday. Isn't life great :D *
     

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