Monday, 12 May 2014

Bissell Vac and Steam Machine Review and Giveaway

I have hard floors downstairs which I love.  They are much more practical than carpet with 2 mucky boys and a dog.


Over the past 8 years I have tried all sorts of ways to keep them clean and I think I have finally found the product that does that for me.

It is the Bissell Vac and Steam Machine.  This amazing suel action machine vacuums and steam cleans either independently or at the same time.  It means that I have done away with my vacuum and steam cleaner downstairs (which I gave to my brother in law).

What I like:
  • You can either vacuum or steam clean or do both
  • It is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre
  • The handle is adjustable great for a home with people of different heights and for getting the kids involved.
  • You need no chemicals
  • The pads are washable and reusable
  • It comes with a two year guarantee
  • It warms up fast (within 30 seconds) so no long wait to start cleaning
  • It costs under £100
  • It is space saving.  No need for a separate vacuum, steam cleaner or mop. 
I wasn't keen:
  1. You only get two pads with the machine.  I use my daily and find washing them so frequently a chore
  2. I wish the cable had been a little longer
Overall:


The proof is in the pudding as they say and I have used this machine daily.  It is easy to store, simple and effective to use and even the boys can use it.  It has made a real difference to our home, we have more space in the understairs cupboard and I feel it is great value for money. Not only it is space saving, but it is time saving too as I can do the vacuuming and the steaming at the same time and know that the floor is sanitised too.

Giveaway

Thanks to Bissell I have a Bissell Vac and Steam Machine to giveaway to a reader of A Thrifty Mum.

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311 comments:

  1. I most hate about cleaning is not being able to get my wet room shower flooring clean. I mop but that does not get the dirt from in between the bumps out. This Bissell Vac & Steam Machine would be brilliant at steaming between the bumps on the floor

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  2. I hate that it is a constant thankless job that never seems to be finished!

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  3. its a never ending washing clothes everywhere x

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  4. Have never tried a steam cleaner but sounds wonderful! Juliex

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  5. what I hate most about cleaning is the fact I've no sooner finished than the kids have it all messed up again.

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  6. I hate mopping the floors, which takes ages, for them to get dirty again straight away!

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  7. I hate most is a vacuum that is always clogged or loses suction.

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  8. mopping the floors they never seem to look clean

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  9. That it all starts again the next day, it's an endless cycle.

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  10. i hate how quickly my 'clean' house goes back to messy as soon as my kids come through the room

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  11. That fact you could be doing something nice the bathroom the worst job with two teenage sons always having to clean the loo x

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  12. Hate cleaning especially the bathroom as gets dirty very quickly with the family. Very boring chore that needs to be done.
    (kim neville)

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  13. that i spend ages cleaning, look around & 2 minutes with my boys in the room & its a tip again!

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  14. It's a thankless task that never ends, especially with 2 small children around :)

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  15. I seem to spend half my time cleaning. I love clean floors and can end up doing them 3-4 times a day.

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  16. The mountain of laundry that never seems to get smaller. I hate washing the windows with a passion too!

    @latte_fiend

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  17. I could definatelly do with one of these the mud etc comes in daily from the veg garden

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  18. hoovering, hence I don''t own a hoover

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  19. I hate cleaning the oven no sooner is it gleaming than someone cooks something that overflows all over the bottom.

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  20. I hate how time consuming cleaning is. Trying to do that whilst looking after a 12 week old baby is a nightmare.

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  21. Everything. It is messy and hard work

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  22. I hate that it takes me all day, and hate cleaning the bathroom the most.

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  23. I hate doing to then no one noticing when they come in how sparkling everything is.

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  24. the fact that an hour later it all needs doing again lol

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  25. I hate the fact that it simply doesn't stay clean for long enough! :(

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  26. I hate the time that cleaning takes away from activities that are much more fun!

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  27. What I hate the most about cleaning is that with two boys, two huskies and a door that leads from the living room to the garden, it's never ending. I've found nothing effective yet to combat their mess, this would be a dream come true...and let me rest my hugely pregnant self instead of constantly mopping!

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  28. I hate having to do the same thing over and over, like the dishes or picking up a room. I wish it would stay cleaner longer.

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  29. What do I hate most about cleaning? It just gets dirty again and its like you have never done a thing. I am the Grumpy Cat on cleaning. NO.

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  30. I don't like the fact that it takes time (I could be doing other more fun things) and it's never ending.

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  31. That I can never get on top of it, there is always something to do.

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  32. I don't mind so much when I'm in the right mood and I've got some good music to motivate me but I hate coming across the spiders that lurk in corners just waiting for me to go near!

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  33. I hate cleaning the bathroom! :)

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  34. Just having to do it!!!

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  35. Shifting things out of the way to clean the place and then having to shift everything back again.

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  36. The top of my gas stove.

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  37. The fact that it is never done ..... as soon as you've done it got to start all over again. Can't stand jobs that can't be ticked off your list!

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  38. I hate it because it exhausts me! Really does take it out of me :(

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  39. Urgh, cleaning the kitchen. As soon as you finish it, it all starts again!

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  40. That as soon as you clean something - everyone else messes it up again :)

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  41. Emptying the dishwasher!

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  42. Danielle Stevenson19 May 2014 at 11:04

    I hate cleaning stubborn stains as it takes so much effort!

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  43. The fact that it seems to take forever to clean the house, yet no time at all to make it messy again!!

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  44. Its never ending!

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  45. That it is a daily chore, can't leave it as it would take even longer to clean then

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  46. I hate cleaning the bathroom, but my house is quite large and cleaning it feels like a neverending job.x

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  47. Ironing or cleaning the oven!

    Ashleigh

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  48. I get annoyed that as soon as you have cleaned up someone comes in and messes it up again

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  49. The fact that no one appreciates the effort it takes and then everything gets messy again 5 minutes later!

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  50. It's never ending (@bexallum)

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  51. I hate cleaning the bathrooms..it is so labor intensive

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  52. hate carpets ,never get to be clean as i like
    @avelte2000

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  53. I hate cleaning the oven :(

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  54. cleaning the oven is the worst chore

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  55. The fact when you have cleaned it soon needs doing again!

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  56. When you can spend hours cleaning and no one seems to notice :(

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  57. I hate cleaning the bathroom and then go back in to find that my teenage son has messed it up!!

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  58. The time it takes and it never stays looking good for long with 3 kids!

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  59. The time it takes each day to clean is what I hate, wouldnt it be great for everything to be done in an instant with a click of your fingers?!

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  60. I hate getting behind really awkward big bits of furniture that you can't get too properly

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  61. Knowing that it'll need doing again tomorrow

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  62. Knowing that as soon as I clean up to my liking my husband, son, or dog will come along within minutes to undue all the cleaning I've just done.

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  63. I hate the smell of most cleaning products.

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  64. that my kids and my hubby mess the whole place up again in 10mins after I have finished lol

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  65. I like cleaning . i just wish it would stay clean for longer. my hubby and the dog make more mess than having six kids.

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  66. I hate that it is never ending and it seems as soon as you finish one job, you have 3 more to do

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  67. You do one room then go to the next and realise 10 minutes later the first room you cleaned is messy again

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  68. The time it takes then turn around and it's back to square one

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  69. I hate the fact the minute it is all completed I need to start doing it all over again!

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  70. Edward Guerreiro19 May 2014 at 16:00

    I hate getting chemicals on my hands, especially bleach, or that oven cleaning stuff.

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  71. when im cleaning i turn around and the kids have messed up what i just tidied up!

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  72. that it doesnt last half an hour without going back to how it was!

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  73. Having to do it all over again

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  74. Dusting in particular - it never ends!

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  75. Marks (dirty ones) appearing back on doors quickly, just after being cleaned

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  76. That its a never ending cycle

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  77. Emptying the vacuum cleaner

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  78. That it just never, ever ends!

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  79. cleaning the loo in a house with 5 men hubby and sons

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  80. dusting is just a relentless chore

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  81. I hate that as soon as you're finished, you have to start all over again. It's just never ending.

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  82. It never ends! there is always something else to clean, and as soon as you have cleaned somebody messes it up again

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  83. Stephanie Coals19 May 2014 at 19:56

    The fact that it just doesnt end - you have the house looking good for a day maximum before it looks like it needs doing again!

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  84. The vile smell of furniture polish sprays. Yuck!

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  85. That things get dirty again! :-)

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  86. How quickly things get dirty again!

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  87. How much there is to do and when it's all done it needs doing again!

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  88. Seems a waste of time when you have kids muck it up straight away

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  89. I hate the fact that cleaning takes so long. I actually like cleaning just not spending hours on it...

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  90. cleaning the oven

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  91. my textured bathroom floor which will NEVER BE CLEAN.

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  92. Cleaning never ends! Great reason to hate it.

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  93. I hate cleaning It's a never ending job

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  94. I loathe cleaning as it never ends

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  95. I suppose what I dislike is that things still look filthy when I've cleaned them just because they're old and tatty!

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  96. It takes so long to get it all done

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  97. I hate that it's never-ending... once you've finished it needs doing again soon after :(

    @LSULLYSULLIVAN

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  98. All of it! I hate it all lol. Most of all though it has to be dusting sometimes it feels like it never ends.

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  99. I hate stripping beds and remaking them. It creates work, washing, ironing then cleaning up the fluff and dust it creates on the furniture and floors.

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  100. I dislike cleaning the shower the most. I love how it looks when it's sparkly and clean though :)

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  101. I hate the time it takes and by the time you've finished, you have to start again!

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  102. I hate everything about cleaning!

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  103. I hate that my dog knows when I clean and chooses the moment I finish to wander about with mucky paws!

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  104. i hate dust! There is always dust even when you have just dusted!

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  105. I really hate dusting!

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  106. I hate hovering and doing the dishwasher

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  107. Te fact that I could be doing something else more interesting with my time

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  108. That whatever it is stays clean for less than 24 hours - grr!

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  109. I can clean everything In sight,I know Ive done It but no one else can see that Ive cleaned the walls skirting etc

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  110. Dust - its so annoying! Plus it makes me cough!

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  111. I don't mind cleaning that much as it does look nice when its done just hate the fact that as soon as you have cleaned something you have to do it all over again the next day. I'm sure if it was just me it wouldn't get so dirty so quickly

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  112. I hate that as soon as I've done it, I virtually have to start over again thanks to the mucky pups in my home.

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  113. I hate the fact that it is a thankless task. The house never stays clean for long.

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  114. Having to tidy up all of the kids mess before I can even start cleaning

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  115. I hate when I hurt my fingers getting in all the small corners to clean

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  116. The sheer amount of time it takes.

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  117. We have a dog so the kitchen floor is always getting muddy, so mopping is never ending

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  118. the cats mess it all up within a few hours!

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  119. Probably the noise of the vacuum i have been phobic since childhood

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  120. That it's got to be done again next day, if not sooner!

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  121. It's like painting the Forth Bridge, once you've finished you have to start all over again!

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  122. what I hate most about cleaning is the fact that i have to do it very often

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  123. what I hate most about cleaning is the fact its that you never win

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  124. My least fave job is trying to keep the stair carpet clean and fresh looking.

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  125. It never ends, as soon as one thing is done, another needs doing :) hey ho.

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  126. I hate getting on my hands and knees and scrubbing the floor #killsmyback

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  127. That within 2 minutes my child will have messed it up again

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  128. the work is never done it just build back up again! :(

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  129. the amount of time I have to spend on cleaning when I could be doing more interesting things!

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  130. Having to do it in general.

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  131. I hate that it takes up so much time

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  132. it a thankless task has it has to be done most days to keep on top of it .and people only seem to talk about you if you if you dont . barbara madden

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  133. Cleaning the shower cubicle

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  134. I hate the fact that once I have cleaned it all needs doing again a couple of days later. x

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  135. The thing I hate most about cleaning is all of it. LOL. Actually, people not picking up after themselves makes me unhappy after I clean.

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  136. cleaning the bathroom - yuck!

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  137. The thing I hate most about cleaning is thats its constant and once I clean something its never clean for long!!!!

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  138. I hate that I am forever cleaning up!!

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  139. I have love and hate relationship with cleaning. The chore I most hate is probably doing the laundry; there is just too many stages too it!
    @muslimahi

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  140. I hate that my boyfriend does none of it

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  141. I hate that it's never-ending!

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  142. Knowing that within hours it will be messy again

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  143. Turning around and what I have just cleaned is messy again :(

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  144. I hate that its just never ending!

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  145. the never ending cycle of it all!

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  146. I hate everything about cleaning but worst has to be the oven!

    katiethomas1984@hotmail.co.uk

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  147. Cleaning round the shower..

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  148. What I hate the most is the fact I clean then I turn around and its dirty again, this is what happens with 3 children, a dog and a hubby

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  149. with 5 children it never stays clean for long, worst job - the toilet!!! hate it

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  150. I hate that it's never finished, there's always something to clean however long you do it for!

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  151. I hate getting to the end and turning round to find the whirlwind that is my family has followed me round and got everything out again!

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  152. i hate it when i decide to clean out all the cupboards and have a change around. i hate putting everything back in because ive lost motivation by then haha

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  153. Hate cleaning the oven quickly followed by the windows.

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  154. That it hurts i.e. exercise LOL

    @oneisjamie

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  155. Chasing my tail and cleaning up after people have made a mess where i have just cleaned!

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  156. That two minutes later it all seems messy again!!

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  157. I hate cleaning because it's so boring & monotonous.

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  158. I hate cleaning the bathroom floors, 4 kids, 2 bathrooms, feels like i'm cleaning them everyday!!

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  159. How time consuming cleaning is.

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  160. Once it's done YOU know you'll be doing it again v v v shortly.

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  161. The time it takes, and with two children in the house it doesn't stay clean for long!

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  162. Time consuming booring ironing

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  163. I love cleaning but get so frustrated when other people come along and undo all my hard work. Grrr! :0

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