Thursday, June 17, 2010

Filthiest Place on Earth

Or at least in my house is the bathroom. I hate cleaning the bathroom. I know I've complained about cleaning up before but seriously, I hate cleaning the bathroom. I think it's the fact that the things we do in there are very dirty. I don't even want to be in there for those reasons let alone in there to clean up from said reasons.

So on my day off today (Wednesday) that was my job. To clean the bathroom. And the thing about my bathroom is that the tub drain always seems to have a problem draining. So after awhile the tub stops draining quickly so the soap scum builds up very easily which makes it even more gross. So this morning after I tanned I stopped at the store to pick up drain cleaner and to re-stock my bathroom cleaning supplies. I then went home and got to work. Scrubbed the toilet, sink and then on to the tub. I even grabbed a magic eraser for the bathroom. Works like magic! Then cleaned the mirror and the floor and then washed the sheets and towels. I know sheets are from the bedroom but they wash well with towels! So now my bathroom is sparkling clean!

But it really got me thinking...why am I the one always cleaning the bathroom? And why does it seem like I always ONLY hear of women cleaning the bathroom. Now my dear hubby does help a lot around the house (when he feels like it) and will do his own laundry and will do the dishes (when I leave them there long enough to annoy him) but he NEVER cleans the bathroom. Ever. Since we've moved into our house 6 years ago I swear he has cleaned the bathroom once. Maybe twice. And I'm not even exagerrating. I'm the one that always has to do it. I don't know what it is, but I bet it has something to do with the men are doing way more disgusting things in there than women do so they definitely don't want to clean it! I know that's filthy but probably the truth.

And my other thought was that I really wish I had enough money to outsource housecleaning. I read in my parenting magazing that there are enough hours in the day to do everything we need to do and that housework shouldn't be a priority. If you have enough money to outsource it you should it said. And if you don't then the little piddly stuff like picking up your kids toys is not worth your time because it's just going to get messy again. I won't lie. I've used that idea before. Just like making your bed. Why waste the time making it when you are just going to unmake it at the end of the day. So I'm not the only one with that mind-set. But my hubby definitely wouldn't go for that idea so I guess I will still be tidying up at the end of the day!

1 comment:

Lucy said...

If you find a solution to the cleaning of the bathroom, let me know.