Voice Card  -  Volume 20  -  Roger Card Number 2  -  Mon, May 20, 1991 2:45 PM

RoseAnne and I were discussing proper cleaning of the house. She rated me as a 3 on the scale of 10 and herself as a 5 on the same scale for doing a good job of housekeeping (with 10 as NeatFreak and 1 as TotalSlob). I rated her as a 7 and myself as a 5.

The discussion continued with us setting up a standard of normal neatness. We are wondering what you all think the norm is.

On this scale, 1 is a total slob who never cleans up, while 10 spends all day cleaning.

We need a standard time between cleanups, using 1-multidaily, 2-daily, 3-bidaily, 4-weekly, 5-biweekly, 6-monthly, 7-yearly, 8-only when guests are coming, and 9-never (or under protest).

  1. Vacuuming Rugs - main traffic area
  2. Vacuuming Rugs - obscure areas
  3. Washing dishes (assuming no dishwasher and 3 days supply of dishes)
  4. Cleaning Toilets and Sinks
  5. Washing clothes, assuming a two week supply
  6. Changing bedsheets
  7. Washing Woodwork
  8. Washing Windows
  9. Washing the Car
  10. Washing Towels and faceclothes
  11. Washing Kitchen Floor
  12. Sweeping the Kitchen Floor
If enough of you answer, John could plot it on a graph, which RoseAnne or I could use in determining which is a five. (I'll send in RoseAnne and my answers next issue and separately.)