Those who are not in the privileged position of employing a professional cleaner cannot avoid cleaning the house. The main problem in shared households is that the need for cleanliness varies greatly from person to person. The levels of dirtiness unacceptable for one person are not even noticeable for another. Especially in shared apartments, no one really feels entirely responsible for the cleanliness—if one person leaves out a used mug, it’s hard not to follow suit.
Creating a cleaning schedule to ensure that no one feels like they’re doing too much or others are doing too little can help solve conflicts once and for all. The more structured your approach to cleaning in the household, the fairer the distribution of tasks—and the lower the risk of lazy excuses!
Dishes, surfaces, doors, cabinets (inside and outside), floors (dry and wet cleaning), windows, oven, electrical appliances, garbage
Sink, toilet, shower, bathtub, fixtures, shelves, cabinets, mirrors, windows, floors, walls and reglazing
- Living room
Dusting, home textiles, floors, windows
- Other rooms
Dusting, floors, shelves, doors and door handles, mirrors, windows