How do you keep your house neat?

Discussion in 'The Front Parlor' started by sheeplady, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. ThankfulGirl

    ThankfulGirl New in Town

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    Cornwall, UK
    Having cats, a very outdoorsy son, and a husband who goes for daily walks, we tend to be fairly dirty at most times. I don't like to vacuum because with all the above it'd be like painting the Forth Bridge, so I have a stiff broom and I do it by hand. I sweep and shake my rugs every day - we have slate floors downstairs.
    We change the bedclothes every week whilst the weather-gauge is with us but not so much over winter, there's just no way to dry things without running heaters 24/7 and in an old granite cottage that would be no good for our plaster... but mostly I just accept that you gotta eat a peck before you die.
     
  2. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom Call Me a Cab

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    Location:
    Oahu, North Polynesia
    By heartlessly fighting the urge to be a pack rat. With a lot of Marie Kondo and “Swedish death cleaning” thrown in for good measure. Every time we move, we relearn the lesson; if we haven’t used it in a year or so and it does not give us “joy”, out it goes. It requires constant vigilance and I’m sure we will backslide. But —dagnabit!— this time I hope to do a better job and keep on top of it!
     
  3. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    vancouver, canada
    If you were to ask my wife I am pretty sure her answer would be to restrict me to the garage and the basement.
     
  4. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Location:
    Chicago, IL US
    A bachelor, my apartment is usually a literary mess; kitchen-like now-occasionally, but I do weekend cleaning
    to try to keep atop a spic-n-span patina.
     

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