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Old 09-23-2012, 11:33 PM   #16
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For ceilings and walls in most rooms of my house I only do cobwebs, spots, dust, etc. when noticeable. In the kitchen and bathrooms, I occasionally (rare occasions!) take a mop and do all the reachable surfaces if I notice a need.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:24 AM   #17
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I have a pressed tin ceiling in the kitchen and do wash it a couple of times a year.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:14 AM   #18
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I used to when I had smooth ceilings I could wash without getting on a ladder. I never mopped them I'd get up on a kitchen chair an old one from the 50's that was very sturdy an scrub the ceilings with cleaner an a rag. Just like scubbing floor but I was doing the ceiling. Used to do that every spring an fall. That was when I was younger an smoked in my house.

Scrubbed all the walls every 6 months. Took down all the light covers cleaned those too. But then there was a time in my life I took everything out of closets an cleaned those every 2 weeks too.

This will be 1 of the few falls in my life that I don't do fall cleaning but then I bought a house that we closed on on June 20th. DH an I have spent all summer replacing walls that was water damaged an moldy. We have painted. I've scrubbed every floor 2 or 3 times. We move in Oct 1st I still got to redo the master bedroom floor got it dirty again. an the kitchen an I got to wax the shower walls yet. I think I got the fall cleaning covered other than normal daily cleaning.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:35 AM   #19
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My Grandmother, who washed trees and her sidewalk on her hands and knees, didn't wash her ceilings. She painted them every couple of years and dusted the corners and edges every week-no washing and she was OCD about cleaning.

I do not wash my ceilings. I might if a skillet caught on fire in the kitchen or something lke that.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:41 AM   #20
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My Grandmother, who washed trees and her sidewalk on her hands and knees, didn't wash her ceilings. She painted them every couple of years and dusted the corners and edges every week-no washing and she was OCD about cleaning.
Is this auto-correct, or did she really wash trees??

That said, I clean as little as possible so my ceilings get dusted when/if I see cobwebs.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:42 AM   #21
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:43 AM   #22
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I don't wash them with soap and water but once a week I do dust mop them.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:00 AM   #23
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I don't, but my mother used to. She was a clean-freak though. Once a month she used to make me empty out all my dresser drawers and vacuum them. I also used to have to take everything off the top shelf of my closet, dust that, then put it all back. It seemed so pointless to me. Our house was spotless, though.

My MIL was almost as bad. I don't think she cleaned the ceilings, but she insists that she used to clean her bathrooms 3 times a day. Who has time for that?
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:20 AM   #24
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I had a neighbor who told me that her husband would designate a night every other week for them to clean walls with soap and water in one room. When they finished the house, they would start all over. They're divorced now.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #25
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Yes, I have cleaned my ceilings. Generally, I only clean in bedrooms when I would paint, but bathroom and (particularly) kitchen ceilings get washed once a year. I also spot clean over the stove every month or so or it gets greasy and disgusting.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #26
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I had a neighbor who told me that her husband would designate a night every other week for them to clean walls with soap and water in one room. When they finished the house, they would start all over. They're divorced now.


Seriously? No ceiling washing taking place here. But then again you are in a more desert type dusty area than I am I would guess. So maybe then I would wash my ceiling. Mine don't look dirty? How dirty could a ceiling get? What's going on up there?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:11 AM   #27
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OP, I've never heard of anyone doing that. But I suppose, if you or someone in your house was a smoker, it would probably be a good idea.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #28
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While I do about 2x a year wash my walls and baseboards, it never occured to me to clean the ceiling other than vacuuming up a cobweb.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #29
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We washed flat surfaces when I was a kid and my parents were both smokers.

Since then, I haven't seen the need.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #30
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I've never washed my walls, let alone my ceiling. But we don't smoke and we don't have kids. I don't even have to mop that often.
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