We asked 5 couples which cleaning tasks they argue over

Oct 9 2019, 2:31 pm

Disagreements about forgetting to put the garbage out, and leaving the toilet seat up are things no one likes to tackle in a relationship.

At times, these little tiffs might feel like a typical part of your life, things you both either laugh (or cry) about, depending on the number of times the same chore-related argument arises.

The thing is, when you move in with your partner, you don’t think about dividing cleaning tasks. Instead, you plan on living in a love bubble where magic fairies will do that for you. Right?

But we all know that’s not how things go in real life, and we were curious to know what cleaning tasks bug Canadian couples. So we teamed up with Toronto’s Adèle House Cleaning to ask them. Here’s what we learned.

Clutter-free countertops are needed

“I’m a huge clean freak and I’m constantly harping on at my boyfriend if he doesn’t wipe down the counters within three seconds of dirtying them,” says Emily McMahon.

The Torontonian also admits that she’s guilty of neglecting to take the recycling out as it’s her “least favourite task.”

Alexandra Sherwood says her husband “throws his garbage AT the garbage can, but it lands on the floor NEAR the garbage can, and he never picks it up, he just leaves it there.”

For Leah Bjornson, the biggest thing she and her boyfriend argue over is who’s going to clean the kitchen counters. “We both like to cook, but not so much clean, so it becomes kind of a competition to see who can start dinner first. And then the loser just procrastinates.”

Let’s face it, no one likes having to deal with an untidy home any point in time. But according to our interviewees, it’s kind of unavoidable.

Tidying is a household task that Jodie Lavery and her boyfriend disagree on. “His solution to his smelly socks is to put them outside on the balcony…. the last time he did that, my plants on the balcony DIED,” she tells Daily Hive.

Satyen Ram acknowledges that he’s got some work to do on the cleaning task front in his relationship. “I’m trying to be better,” he says.

So, who does what (and when)?

These days, we’re all busy trying to juggle work, have a social life, perhaps a side hustle, and a happy relationship at the same time. But there are only 24 hours in a day.

So why not free up some of your time and cut out the chore arguments altogether?

One option is to simply make use of Toronto’s easy-to-use online house cleaning service, Adèle House Cleaning. There are no contracts or obligations involved, and you can choose between a one-time cleaning session or a subscription service. Then, let the team of certified pros at Adèle do the rest.

To get started, all you need to do is complete a questionnaire at adelehousecleaning.com. Their system will determine your customized price based on the size of your home and chores you need done. Then all that’s left is book a time that suits you, pay online, and relax.

When the Adèle expert arrives at your place, they’ll use only ecological products for cleaning, and you’ll arrive home to a fresh space with free time to do whatever you choose. While they might not put away your boyfriend’s dirty socks (sorry, Jodie), services include everything from vacuuming and washing the floor, to dusting and cleaning surfaces, cleaning the bathroom, and much more.

Need another incentive? You can get $30 off on your first cleaning session with the promo code DAILYHIVE30. Say goodbye to household chore arguments and book your session now at adelehousecleaning.com.