Clean House in Retirement

by Wendy
(www.retirment-online.com)


I posted this question to my Facebook group... now I am curious for your answers.

Will also post the FB responses below too... I am always curious about how people live retirement!

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From the Facebook Page:
by: Wendy

Gail M Smith Yep! I still do...
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 1:15am

Nancy Putnam yep
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 4 at 11:39pm

Ava J Rappaport Still on the weekend's
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 4 at 9:38pm

Linda Stelter No I don't.
Like · Reply · 1 · October 4 at 8:01pm

Joyce Riley Yes because I am watching my granddaughter
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 4 at 7:45pm

Marian Mooney sometimes on a weekend every month or so - not often tho
Unlike · Reply · 2 · October 4 at 7:23pm

NCPHS The Sequoias SF Cleaning house can be like cleaning the mind. It is good practice whenever.
Like · Reply · October 9 at 7:22pm

Danice Faulkner w
Like · Reply · October 6 at 9:07pm

Janice Kiepe Yes...
Like · Reply · October 5 at 11:56am

Rose Parsons Beall Noooooooo
Reply · Unhide · October 5 at 9:45am

Sharon K. Stierwalt-Everts Yes
Like · Reply · October 4 at 9:39pm

From the Facebook Page:
by: Wendy

Do you leave messages to yourself: CLEAN ME!
Like · October 9 at 8:41am

Donna Schulz no, I write HELLO in the dust!
Like · October 9 at 9:36am

Betty Antibus who cleans? only if someone is coming over!
Like · Reply · 2 · October 4 at 11:06pm

THAT certainly is an incentive..
Like · October 9 at 8:32am

Norma Otto Loewen I clean whenever I trip and fall over something!!!
Like · Reply · 1 · October 4 at 11:01pm

Oooh, Norma, not a good thing, one fall and your injury could be life changing... I assume you are kidding?
Like · October 9 at 8:35am

Linda Lethco Everyday is Saturday
Like · Reply · 1 · October 4 at 9:54pm

Oh Linda, SO Absolutely TRUE... the real retirement life! Love it too!
Like · October 9 at 8:36am

Debi Tillis Clean it when it needs it now! Therefore, I work harder at it now than ever!
Like · Reply · 1 · October 4 at 9:12pm
Oh boy, Debi, you (quite obviously) should not be working harder in keeping your home clean... No! You need to find something better to do, and sneak in cleaning when you can! Life is waiting for you!
Like · October 9 at 8:37am

Crisostomo Valera Hell, No!
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 4 at 8:46pm

Crisostomo Why the "Hell No" answer?
Like · October 9 at 8:42am

Betsy McCullen I clean it when I think it's dirty enough (my standards for clean are pretty high!)! Now that it's good and clean, I can keep up with it so it never gets out of control like it did when I was working!
Like · Reply · October 4 at 10:09pm · Edited

Joan Godwin Guilty!!!
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 4 at 8:28pm

Tut Tut, Joan...
Like · October 9 at 8:43am

Janet McCoy whenever I feel like it
Unlike · Reply · 3 · October 4 at 9:41pm

Annette Irizarry Always spread it out before and after,
Unlike · Reply · 2 · October 4 at 10:02pm

Ann Gingell Bifoss I spread it out over the week.
Unlike · Reply · 2 · October 4 at 7:21pm

Susan Bobrow Aiken nope, during the week.
Unlike · Reply · 2 · October 4 at 7:20pm

Terry Wash Viazanko Hire a cleaning lady!
Like · Reply · 2 · October 4 at 8:37pm

Janice Kent Not usually. Try to so most everything during the week.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 7 at 2:24pm

Danice Faulkner What is 'clean house'?
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 6 at 9:07pm

Vera Richard Not a chance!
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 6 at 8:58pm

Sally-Os Tomkinson Not really, unless something unusual happens, like to save my weekends for church and fun!
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 6 at 1:27pm · Edited
Rickey Salazar YEP !!!!!!
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 6 at 11:12am

Mary Ziefle Quinn Nope! I do what I want, when I want!
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 6 at 9:13am

Pat Mazzacane No. 5 days is enough and it makes for a satisfying and busy Monday.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 9:14pm

Janice Kiepe I clean some everyday.....
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 11:56am

Janet Richards No I never clean house weekends.never have
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 3:14am

Evanette Evans Olsen Yes and I'm not home all week , thank you !
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 2:09am

David Cox Clean House ???
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 1:56am

From the Facebook Page:
by: Wendy

Joyce Handy I clean whenever I want too. Lol
Like · Reply · 11 · October 4 at 8:19pm

Oh yea, that is retirement!!
Like · October 9 at 8:32am

Sally Harris I didn't clean house on the weekends when I was working!!!
Unlike · Reply · 4 · October 4 at 9:02pm

You lived a Good Life!
Like · October 9 at 8:32am

Roberta Speyer No I clean on Mondays and Fridays generally to enjoy a clean house on weekends when friends and family come over and then to straighten up to enjoy it myself I think a clean orderly home is a nice place to be
Like · Reply · October 8 at 11:19pm

Agree, Roberta.... I feel good in my home when it is clean! Feels and smells good too!
Like · October 9 at 8:38am

William A. Schnur I clean whenever my wife wants me to.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 8:56pm

Ooooh, William, Good Boy! She trained you well...
Like · October 9 at 8:39am

Sharon Loughman Story My retired hubby cleans all the time!
Like · Reply · October 5 at 7:56pm

Sharon My husband cooks, and thats wonderful. so lucky that yours cleans! woo hoo!
Like · October 9 at 8:40am

Ian Ritchie No we just wait until we can't find anything then panic
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 4:02pm · Edited

Love it, Sad... but Love it!
Like · October 9 at 8:40am

Cecilia Leary No, not any more. I don't have to do anything on the weekend if I don't feel like it.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 1:02pm

Good Retiree, do what you wanna do daily!
Like · October 9 at 8:40am
Judy Neigel Blasi No way! Now it's whenever I get into the mood.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 10:28am

... and THAT is called Retirement, Judy! Good One!
Like · October 9 at 8:41am

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Like · Reply · Remove Preview · 1 · October 5 at 9:08am

Love it!
Like · October 9 at 8:34am

Donna Schulz I clean every six months or whenever the dust is deep enough to write in.
Like · Reply · October 5 at 7:38am

From the Facebook Page:
by: Wendy

Joyce Handy I clean whenever I want too. Lol
Like · Reply · 11 · October 4 at 8:19pm

Oh yea, that is retirement!!
Like · October 9 at 8:32am

Sally Harris I didn't clean house on the weekends when I was working!!!
Unlike · Reply · 4 · October 4 at 9:02pm

You lived a Good Life!
Like · October 9 at 8:32am

Roberta Speyer No I clean on Mondays and Fridays generally to enjoy a clean house on weekends when friends and family come over and then to straighten up to enjoy it myself I think a clean orderly home is a nice place to be
Like · Reply · October 8 at 11:19pm

Agree, Roberta.... I feel good in my home when it is clean! Feels and smells good too!
Like · October 9 at 8:38am

William A. Schnur I clean whenever my wife wants me to.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 8:56pm

Ooooh, William, Good Boy! She trained you well...
Like · October 9 at 8:39am

Sharon Loughman Story My retired hubby cleans all the time!
Like · Reply · October 5 at 7:56pm

Sharon My husband cooks, and thats wonderful. so lucky that yours cleans! woo hoo!
Like · October 9 at 8:40am

Ian Ritchie No we just wait until we can't find anything then panic
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 4:02pm · Edited

Love it, Sad... but Love it!
Like · October 9 at 8:40am

Cecilia Leary No, not any more. I don't have to do anything on the weekend if I don't feel like it.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 1:02pm

Good Retiree, do what you wanna do daily!
Like · October 9 at 8:40am
Judy Neigel Blasi No way! Now it's whenever I get into the mood.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 5 at 10:28am

... and THAT is called Retirement, Judy! Good One!
Like · October 9 at 8:41am

Kenneth Peck http://www.altogetheramericansigns.com/.../dp/B00M4L5274...

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Like · Reply · Remove Preview · 1 · October 5 at 9:08am

Love it!
Like · October 9 at 8:34am

Donna Schulz I clean every six months or whenever the dust is deep enough to write in.
Like · Reply · October 5 at 7:38am

JUST TAKING TEA MORE OFTEN ....
by: RETD. PROF. D.K.SRIVASTAVA, JANAKPURI, NEW DELHI, INDIA

As I walked into the drawing room on the morning of the 1st March, 2005, I was surprised by the faint fragrance of flowers. As I flicked on the light switch, I saw the bouquets of flowers arranged on the dining table, next t the packets of farewell gifts and mementos. These reminded me that this was the first day of my retired life.

As I stepped out into the front courtyard I noticed the newspaper boy delivering the morning papers. I instructed him to begin subscriptions to two new newspapers. There would now be more time to read the papers

As I began to get dressed, I realized i had nowhere to go. it was then that the reality of retirement hit me with full force. My work in the college had kept more than half of my day fully regulated. Now I had to find something to keep me occupied during these hours, which till yesterday had been spent in the college and work related to the college.

I walked over to the nearby park and was surprised to find that a reguar routine was already laid out for me.... three to five rounds of walk, gossip with others who had been retired for years, looking at the birds and the stray dogs that I had never noticed before, Yoga classes that I did not know were a regular morning feature, a laughter club that sounded both funny and attractive and a fruit seller's cart at the park gate that sold only such fruits that retired people wanted .... papayas,melons, guavas,cucumbers and green coconuts.

In a day or two I came to discover that there were several separate gatherings of the retired people in the park .... those who talked on religion or politics or share market investments or health issues. There was a retired Under Secretary to the Government who advised people on post-retirement hassles. He quipped "you bring me the issue, I will give you the Rule."

Almost ten years have gone past. During these years I have discovered many new avenues of keeping busy .... reading, writing and commenting on retirement-online.com, facebook, writing blogs and stories, listening to songs on YouTube. Getting my first computer and getting used to working on it has helped me. In addition to the fellow retirees in the neighboring park, I am now able to keep in touch with retirees around the world on retirement-online.com. The popularity of facebook among college students has meant that I am back in touch with many of my ex-students. i find retired life quite interesting.

The one change that has come about is that I am now having more cups of tea than during my years of working.... ha ha ha DKS, 09 Oct., 2014

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