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#1 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

I always do, whether we are staying home, going out or having visitors. I always get stuck in on Christmas Eve (that's tomorrow!) so it's nice to relax in on the day.

So who else does this?



#2 EBeditor

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

Yes.

#3 EsmeLennox

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

We cleaned today, and will do the outside tomorrow. Even though we won't be home Christmas Day! Go figure.

#4 liveworkplay

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

This year yes biggrin.gif We are having lunch at my sisters but I want to come home to a nice, clean and tidy house. The girls even got into it today and after the usual hour of "I'm bored, what can I do" I suggested they do some cleaning so they washed the walls and spot cleaned the carpet. They did go through 2.5 packs of spot carpet cleaner and one bottle of spray n wipe, but that's the price I'm willing to pay for help! (they are 8, 6 and 3)

#5 The Old Feral

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

Yep, it's sparkling.

#6 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

Yes.

#7 KnightsofNi

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

Did so today. It is the one day of the year my DH actually cleans. He does half the house, I do the other half.

#8 NunSoFeral

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

Yep
DP saw my cleaning the top of the kitchen cupboards and paled significantly
Last time he saw me do that was when I was nesting with baby number 4.

Floors and Noritake is for tomorrow.
Polish up the sporks too.

#9 MARsmum

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:50 PM

Absolutely!  I want to wake up on xmas morning with a clean house so that I can relax with the family and not think that I have a million jobs to do!

#10 joolz

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:56 PM

Always.
I will do a clean tomorrow after I get home from picking up the prawns, making the custard for the trifle, making shortbread etc.
Kids have been instructed to clean their rooms!
And it will be just us four at home on Christmas Day - but I just have to have a clean and tidy house for when Santa arrives!

#11 newkie

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:56 PM

Yes, we do normally, but we also have all of DH's immediate family coming, so we're putting in more effort than if it were just us. The outside is now done, and half of inside is done. I'm hoping I can wrangle the kids into helping finish off tomorrow while DH cooks original.gif

#12 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

Kinda.  I have this cheerful fantasy that we will have Every Single Fecking Room in the house tidy for New Years though.

#13 Funwith3

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE (liveworkplay @ 23/12/2012, 10:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This year yes biggrin.gif We are having lunch at my sisters but I want to come home to a nice, clean and tidy house. The girls even got into it today and after the usual hour of "I'm bored, what can I do" I suggested they do some cleaning so they washed the walls and spot cleaned the carpet. They did go through 2.5 packs of spot carpet cleaner and one bottle of spray n wipe, but that's the price I'm willing to pay for help! (they are 8, 6 and 3)


This made me laugh - my 5 year old went through half a bottle of Windex today whilst helping me do the windows. The cloth was literally dripping.

Yes, I clean before Christmas. I don't know why it's such a big deal...we have my parents and DH's parents coming and they drop in once or twice a week all year round so it's not like they've never seen our house before. I think it's just so I can relax, look around and know the house looks beautiful. And it's less work to do once everyone goes home!!!

#14 Sweet Chilli Philly

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:15 PM

Yes although not sure how long it will last lol

#15 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

Yes. It's totally crap. Wasn't thinking about that when I offered to host. I'm just doing bathrooms and living areas, the bedrooms can be warzones where I shove everything out of view.

#16 The Awesome One

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

DH is at it right now while I make my way through the washing.

#17 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

If I we entertaining at home I would, otherwise not specifically.

#18 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:59 PM

I do because otherwise it looks a shambles in all the photos  ph34r.gif

#19 *Mrs_Cullen*

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:08 AM

Yes, always..Agree with Howdo..must be beautiful in the photos..lol

And this year we are hosting my clean freak mum and my sisters and kids..

#20 Chasing*Rainbows

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:25 AM

Normally I do but today (yesterday) I'm slightly  cool.gif hungover from my daughters 18th party on Saturday night and as today's my birthday I'm planning on sitting on my butt and doing nothing. No visitors expected thankfully.

#21 BlondieUK

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

My MIL is coming, So, yes original.gif

#22 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

Yes. The kids know Santa doesn't go to messy homes.  dev (6).gif Miss 4 and 7 have been keeping their rooms tidy. They will be helping clean up tomorrow. Mind you they are never normally so enthusiastic. I love Santa! lol

We are not having anyone over but I like the place to be tidy. And yes don't must be nice for photo's. lol

#23 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:33 AM

we are hosting, so yes!

#24 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:23 AM

I am planning on it... (it's Sunday morning here still)... Hopefully today. LOL rolleyes.gif

#25 Canberra Chick

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:53 AM

Yes, but the big cupboard clean out and window clean is for New Year. I grew up in Scotland and the tradition is that you start the New Year the way you mean to go on, so you have a clean and organised house, lots of food, have a wash and put on clean clothes just before midnight, any dirty clothes are in the washing machine, there are no dirty dishes, you are with those you love and have a glass in your hand, but are sober! The tradition of no booze before midnight has died, especially as these days I want to head to bed not long after midnight!




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