Please turn your device sideways into landscape mode for best usage of this site.

Indoor Cleaning Tasks

How does dust and dirt happen?  It's a fact of life. Every home requires a certain list of tasks:

  • Cleaning the kitchen
  • Cleaning the bathroom(s)
  • Dusting and vacuuming
  • Washing floors
  • Taking out the trash
  • Taking out the compost
  • Doing the recycling


These are common. In addition, a home may have a particular set of needs for instance maybe:

  • A green house to be watered
  • A wood stove to be cleaned of ash
  • Firewood to be split and carried in
  • A hot tub to be cleaned

Some households may choose to hire outside cleaning help rather than manage the tasks, some property owners may feel they are responsible for all space except the portion the Home-Mate(s) rent. However, the agreement, living under one roof all can have responsibility for sharing the tasks.

Sources: Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates

Contributors:  Annamarie Pluhar

Recommended Books: Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates

Did you find this information useful? If so then please consider supporting us with a