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09-11-2019, 09:21 AM
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As you get older?

Are you still managing ok?
....do you share the cleaning tasks ?
Men IMO aren't very good at it....
Do you have a lady/gent,who cleans for you....as you can't manage it yourself...or even a family member?

I dread the thought of not being able to do my own cleaning..it could happen though...
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09-11-2019, 10:04 AM
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I clean as I go Pauline. When I've cooked a meal I clean after . Same with the shower etc. Change bed fortnightly ( theres only me ) I dont have cleaning days I'm quite chilled but now you've reminded me I'll vacuum today .

Years ago I was a home help for social services . The old folk who i went to were fanatic about cleaning they had homes that were so clean even before i went in for my 2 hours i was often vacuuming spotlessly clean floors . I often wondered why i was there as it was for support when ill or too elderly to do it themselves. Then of course I'd go to poor lonely old folk who really needed the help . Not a job I enjoyed
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09-11-2019, 10:08 AM
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Since retiring, we as a married couple have shared the cleaning tasks, but now at 76 and since my wife suffered a devastating fall early Feb, most of the cleaning rests in my hands and I'm not coping to a good enough standard that would stand close scrutiny.
I did try one Mrs Mop but she would not adopt our old fashioned cleaning methods and old fashioned cleaning products (soda & vinegar etc), so we parted company before she started.
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09-11-2019, 10:12 AM
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Re: Cleaning

I do most of it. Mrs mart does some when she feels up to it but only the parts that can be dusted or cleaned from wheelchair height.
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09-11-2019, 10:28 AM
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We both do the cleaning. Granted, Mrs. F does most of the general kitchen wiping down things stuff and I can't do dusting. I hate moving all those stupid little ornament things out of the way and back again.

I do the vacuuming, the bathroom and all my own ironing.
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09-11-2019, 10:34 AM
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Re: Cleaning

You mention,ironing....many men were in service.

My friends husband was....his ironing was much better than mine....why are some men,so good at ironing?.....they must have enjoyed it..
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09-11-2019, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by LongDriver ->
Since retiring, we as a married couple have shared the cleaning tasks, but now at 76 and since my wife suffered a devastating fall early Feb, most of the cleaning rests in my hands and I'm not coping to a good enough standard that would stand close scrutiny.
I did try one Mrs Mop but she would not adopt our old fashioned cleaning methods and old fashioned cleaning products (soda & vinegar etc), so we parted company before she started.


LD....what do you clean your windows with...the solution?
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09-11-2019, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by pauline3 ->
You mention,ironing....many men were in service.

My friends husband was....his ironing was much better than mine....why are some men,so good at ironing?.....they must have enjoyed it..
I'm fantastic at ironing Pauline and yes, I learnt that from being in the RAF I guess. It's not something I particularly enjoy but I just get on with it and it takes me about two hours. I only iron my own clothes though and it's about once a month when I can't get anymore t-shirts in the basket!
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09-11-2019, 10:43 AM
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LD....what do you clean your windows with...the solution?
Pauline, You talking about cleaning windows reminded me that, on your recommendation, l bought a Karcher VW 6 Premium window cleaner ......but l donít know whatís, what and how to use it!

Itís all charged up and nowhere to go!
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09-11-2019, 10:48 AM
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Cleaning windows? Warm water, my hands and a cloth!
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