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Living alone: What's the worst part of cleaning your home?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by snips86x, 15 Sep 2020.

  1. snips86x

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    Location: Close to Swindon, but not Swindon

    Now I live on my own, my GF is 100 miles away and I don't mind cleaning. I will happily dust, clean windows, laundry and do dishes, but the worst thing about cleaning is doing the shower. I absolutely hate cleaning the drain filter on the shower, it's absolutely disgusting. No matter how long i put it off, it still has to be done.

    What is the worst/most hated part about cleaning your home?
     
  2. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

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    I’m with you there, 100% the shower.
    I try and do it more often and wipe it down and clear out plug after use, it just makes it easier.

    I wouldn’t, however, call it disgusting. What are you doing in your shower?! ;)
     
  3. LeftfieldTilt

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    All of it as I leave it too long!
     
  4. Mr Blonde

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    Clipping the cleaner round the head each week for not doing the drain filter on the shower ;)
     
  5. d_brennen

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    Picking holes in the cleaner's cleaning
     
  6. Eurofighter

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    Cleaning the loo.
     
  7. snips86x

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    Unfortunatley, nothing like that. I know it's just hair and soap scum but man its nasty.
     
  8. builder22

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    Not really cleaning the home but I hate hanging out washing....live in a flat so it’s on one of those clothes horse...I feel like chucking the whole lot out the window!
     
  9. snips86x

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    Yup, I totally feel you there mate. I'm in a ground floor with no outside space so have to do the same.
     
  10. Gray2233

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    A good few years back when I was staying with my at the time partner for the weekend I offered to clean through as she was poorly.

    I noticed that the shower was taking awhile to drain, ended up pulling up what felt like an infinite slimy rope of hair that must have been building up for at least a year. I kept having to stop as it was actually making me gag, the smell was absolutely horrendous.
     
  11. secretspy

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    Yeah definitely the bathroom. The previous owners left it in a disgusting state. There is still black mould that I can't get off. I have tried all sorts :(

    I use one of those plug hole covers to catch as much hair as possible (before anyone judges I'm female and have long thick hair :p) every now and then I'll pour some baking soda and white vinegar down the drain to help clear the gunk. I also spray around after I shower every day with vinegar water.

    And once a month I put my shower curtain and bath mat in the washing machine :o (I long for the day I can finally re do it all and have a shower screen instead!)
     
  12. snips86x

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    That is a cracking idea, I would never have thougt to use baking soda for that, thanks.
    Not sure I could use a plug hole cover as mine is a corner shower with a filter of sorts.
     
  13. Malevolence

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    Cleaning the poo knife.
     
  14. fobose

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    I don't mind doing any of mine. When my wife is away it's a hell of a lot easier to keep clean.

    Oh, the oven actually. I hate doing that job.
     
  15. builder22

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    Almost made myself ill trying to get the bath sealer/tile grout clean....had 3 or 4 different products, one def had bleach...not sure about the rest but they clearly weren’t meant to be used together and turned my small bathroom in to a ******* gas chamber :p
     
  16. Stu999

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    Yeah, bathroom is the worst. Thing is it doesn’t take long to do, I’m just too lazy to do it.

    What’s a drain filter? I don’t think I have one.
     
  17. fobose

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    Yeah don't use descalers with bleach :) you might expose yourself to chlorine gas, depending on whats in the descaler ;)
     
  18. joey1211

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    No matter how much dust / gunge / pubic hair you remove, it always come back. Leave it and after a while it plateaus and then you learn to live with it.
     
  19. secretspy

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    Lol no worries. Baking soda is good for cleaning ovens too, just sprinkle on the bottom and spray a bit of vinegar over it and let it do it's thing :D

    Ah I see what you mean. I definitely hate the sink plug as it's one that you have a lever to open and close it. When I first cleaned it, it was full of gunk and hair *gag* :(
     
  20. m@rty

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    Taking a bath in the sink while doing the dishes