Let's have a thread about housework - Tip exchange


#1

The flat could probably do with a proper deep-clean sometime soon innit. Doesn’t seem like it’s been long since we did a proper one, sofa moved to do underneath it, cupboards done and all that lot. Why the fuck do things get so messy/dirty!?

So let’s talk techniques, dust is a huge killer for my flat, what’s do you do to keep it at bay? Got any #lifehacks about using newspapers on windows or any of that sort of thing?


#2

fucking hell, it’s all gotten very responsible around here today. when can we go back to posting about joints and burritos?


#3

Friday is the best day for threads about extremely grown-up things isn’t it? Hasn’t it always been the case here on the DrownedInSound community that Fridays have seen an upturn in maturity?


#4

was well into this until you mentioned #lifehacks. Uggh


#5

just pay a cleaner to come round and give the place a going over once a month.


#6

I hope you can overlook a bit of tongue-in-cheek terminology and bring yourself to enjoy and contribute to this thread, Richard.


#7

Trying to sort an end-of-tenancy deep clean right now. Why didn’t we book this in a month ago when people might have had availability??


#8

here’s my top tip: sack it off, dont do it, pretend not to notice it until someones coming to your house then do it


#9

The concept of lifehacks greatly amuses my girlfriend, mostly because what men refer to as lifehacks are usually just things that women assume all grown adults do.


#10

Yeah, did this in a flatshare, should probably do it as a co-habitee as well but it seems more unforgivable when it’s not just four idiot mates living together.


#11

Best cleaning thing I ever bought was a dusting mitt. Now I do the dusting by warmly stroking everything that I own.


#12

That sounds wonderful, HMU with recs plz, friend


#13

Ant, my hoover isn’t working. Might need to buy a new one this weekend, or at least get someone to bring a hoover over so I can use it as a temporary measure.


#14

look at some of this shit. Who puts their cereal in a colander ?


#15

if so, probably got something to do with wasting the whole week and trying to salvage something out of it on the friday


#16

I have no specific tips but bicarb of soda is generally the solution (fnar) to most household problems.


#17

You have my sympathy SDD, we threw out a crappy hoover when we moved in thinking that a handheld and mop would suffice given it’s a small flat with wooden floors, they do not suffice…


#18

“I’m just dusting my cock love, don’t come in”


#19

Life hack: suck it all up with your lips and windpipe


#20

Elbow grease, that’s what it takes to do a proper clean. Now get on with it.