Black People : Domestically Inclined

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  1. phynxofkemet

    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This question is mostly for the sisters, although it can be answered by the brothers too (no exclusion here). I would like to know if you take good care of your home? Are you domestically inclined? Do you keep your home in good order, do you clean up after yourself everyday or only when company comes over?

    Do you take pride in a clean home? I ask because my momma was a clean freak, (Virgo) she cleans, dusts, vacuums, or washes something everyday. Now, on average I only vacuum twice a week, wash floors twice a week (or more if necessary because of spills) and I clean the bathrooms after each use. I suck at dusting cuz I don't like it, and I always fall behind in laundry but never to the point where it stinks or molds. My office area could always use more space and order. Again, though I really like my home to smell clean, and for people to feel confident that they could eat out of my kitchen without getting a bug, ya know?

    Not all men appreciate or care about this though, and I know that my partner has to cultivate a sense of cleanliness, and domestication too (or there will be fireworks). When I get the funds available I'm going to hire someone to do it for me, so I have more free time to myself. In the meantime though I gotta be my own cleaning crew.

    I find it really imperative with a baby, cuz I don't want him to ever get sick over something as simple as keeping a clean environment.
    (A large percentage of childhood dis-eases are preventable as them stem from filth or contact with feces and mold)

    What do you think?
     
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    I don't clean everyday; but, IMO, there's a difference between "nasty" and "junky." Actually, I prefer the term "character." :em0100:

    Seriously though, depending on my work schedule or how tired I am, I try to at least "pick up" even when I can't do a thorough cleaning.

    Trust. I know how to clean. My mother was ex-army and a nurse. So, when she said "clean." She meant from-the-ceiling-to-the-baseboards, eat-off-the-floor CLEAN!

    Now, I may be a little "clutter-y" sometimes but I don't live in filth. No rats or roaches in my home and my kitchen is cleaner than the Health Department. lol

    However, with you having a baby, I can understand your concerns for cleanliness.

    And thank you for mentioning the dusting. I've been meaning to clean my ceiling fans.
     
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    For me it varies...when my kids was young I had to keep it spotless. My ex had his soilders coming ova all the time so in that regard I took much pride in my hut!

    On top of that even tho I was working two sometimes three jobs there was always a delicious smell coming from the kitchen around noon or evening time.

    Now my kids are teens and it's just one home!!!!!!!! I could care less...lol...plus that is not my priority right now! I know I could do better but geez so much is out of line right now that I just rebel.

    Peace
     
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    i once had somebody to clean my place. now i just hit it when it gets too nasty.
     
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    Wow, ex-army and a nurse! That's a tall order for real though. I just did my ceiling fans last month and boy that was thick dust! LOL

    Thanks for the replies y'all; I always felt that no matter where I lived I would make it feel like my temple, But I also like my place to look like it's usable and lived in. So no plastic covers on my furniture, no china that's too good to use except on special occasions, etc... I remember growing up there used to be this one room that was so formal no one liked to sit in it, not even company! Mom finally listened to my sister, re-arranged a few things and made it the actual living room where people now enjoy conversatin'.

    If I'm interested in a fellow I check out his kitchen & bathrooms, I like a man who cleans up after himself cuz adults dont need to be chased after like children ya know?

    I have noticed there's a wide variety of opinions on this depending on cultures, so I thought it would be cool to ask.

    Brother James, if I may suggest some tender love b4 it gets nasty...never know when you'll get a surprise visit, and not have a lot of time to clean up:em0100:
     
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    You just don't know how TALL! lol That woman would wake up errbody real ERLY in the moanin', feed you a BIG breakfast, and then work you like a slave till night fall! LOL!

    You scrubbed and cleaned and rearranged and dusted and swept, mopped and waxed and we didn't have a self-defrosting freezer. So, you did that too with hot water and an icepick. In the kitchen, you washed EVERY pot, pan, plate, spoon, etc.. wiped out the cabinets, put down fresh shelf paper and put everything BACK. AND in the pantry: take down everything, wipe off cans and bottles, wipe shelves, new shelf-paper and put it back!

    And no fitted sheets! Just 2 flat sheets and you'd better have 'em TIGHT and w/hospital corners or you did it again!

    WHEW! That woman had "General Inspection!" lol
     
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    when i had women coming in i got my place professionally cleaned. on point.
    now, i don't much care anymore. i'll hit it when i hit it.
     
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    domestically inclined...

    oh oh,this reminds me that my wife is on her anual[spring clean]a-thon and she cleans-EVERYTHING from top to bottom..which means that i gotta find a place to hide[but not in this house]....I'M OUTTA HERE!!