.. do certain basic chores? For instance how often do you mop your kitchen floor, or clean the bathroom or vacuum carpets, or dust, etc.. ? I think the frequency of how often these chores are done and the amount of people you have living in a house go hand in hand. On my daily chore lists I do some basic chores a LOT!! Not because I am such a “clean nick” but because of use. For instance we clean our bathroom every day. We have one bathroom in our old farm house and at one time had up to 10 people using it. Nowadays there are 6 of us using it daily. And at the end of each day it shows its wear. But I do remember, many years ago, that cleaning my bathroom was a once a week job! LOL..
Dusting is another area that I do often. The other day I was vacuuming my lamp shades to get the dust off of them in my living room and thought about this. When I lived in the city I honestly did not know the meaning of the word “dust”. It was something I did every now again as it was needed. After I moved to the country it was a whole different game.
In the city I had central heating which means air was being pulled in from the house through the furnace filter and thereby catching a lot of dust. Also in the city I was surrounded by concrete: my driveway, the sidewalk, even in the back yard I had a large concrete area that my kids would play on and there was not near as much dirt being brought into the house. Out here in the country everything around me is dirt with some grass. Or for a large part of my year it is mud (thanks to our 75 to 100 inches of rain each year). We track in a ton of it. It equals a lot of dust in the house. Plus we heat with wood. Our wood furnace is in the basement, but it still creates a fair amount of dust throughout the house.
I could go on and on here.. ~smile~ but I am curious as to how often you do basic maintenance chores?
How often do you:
Sweep/mop the kitchen floor?
Clean the bathroom?