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Bachelor Pad Tips Every Man Needs

Updated on June 13, 2008

Women understand that most men are virtually inept when it comes to cleaning house; we know you (probably) don't have a clue as to what consitutes a clean home, and we don't really fault you for it. We assume it's genetic. So, when living in a boy-girl household, you're forgiven for your housekeeping issues, because we're there to keep things tidy.

(Note: this does not mean we want to clean up after you, or be a maid -- it just means that most of us accept that you, er, suck at keeping the place clean.)

If you're single, that's another story altogether; you're home is probably about as untidy as a woman could possibly stand. (Unless you have a housekeeper.) This may seem insignificant to you, but the state of your home can make or break a dating situation, especially if she comes over on the first or second date. The following advice involves things which can really turn a woman off, should she happen to notice them.

Clean your toilet

And clean it well. We're not going to lift the seat to check how good a job you've done (ok, some of us will) but we don't want to see any nastiness in the john. No hair, no... well.. you know. Clean it!!

Clean the shower, and make sure you clean off the soap!

She may or may not peek in your shower, but if you intend for her to sleep over, she may want to shower at your place before she goes home. If you use bar soap, please, God, please, let there not be hair on it.

Take the trash out and open the windows for a few hours before she comes over.

This includes trash that isn't already IN the trashcan. Those banana peels, apple cores, beer cans, etc -- put them in the trash and take it all out. And then open your windows and air the place out for a bit. You may think your home smells April fresh, but if it *does* smell funky, you're probably immune to it by now. Air it out and that won't be an issue.

Change your bed linens and clean the bedroom.

Do not expect a woman to fall into bed with you if it's full of cracker crumbs and whatever else you eat in there. And don't expect us not to be aware of what else you do in there -- we want clean sheets, please.

Wash the dishes.

Do not have a pile of dishes in the sink when she gets there. That will make you look lazy and it can give her the impression that you're a bit dirty. If you can go 2 months without washing dishes, how long do you go without washing yourself?


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      Duke Nukem 

      7 years ago

      As a bachelor, my 5100 sq ft home is always immaculate! (even with two teenagers) The 5 toilets (if used) and urnel are cleaned twice a week (with 10% bleach). I always have fresh TP, and each pleasant fragrance in each rest room. It's far cleaner than my girlfriends!

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      Lupin Kasumi 

      8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Read it, memorized it, starting now. Thank you.

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      9 years ago from Australia

      Great hub, but I have the opposite problem - my date has freaked me out coz he's some crazy kind of neat-freak! I mean, even the food in his fridge is lined up on display! Who does that?! Hehe

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      9 years ago

      I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt, and assume when you said it was "genetic," you were being facetious.

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      Fartnog Buttstinkle 

      9 years ago

      More WOMEN need to read this, if anything. But please, keep up the man-bashing and stereotypes!

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      10 years ago from Free and running....

      As a bachelor, I noticed the bathroom was the most important thing to clean as a bathroom tells the story of your life, so I did my best to keep that up and I think it worked for me. I would notice my other bachelor's friends bathroom, and I msyelf would even reconsider shaking their hands.

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      10 years ago from Louisville Kentucky

      Yes Yes Yes, not on the john, er, shower, soap, etc. Hey guys Isabella is really helping you out of the perverbial Doghouse. :)

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      10 years ago

      you really know men because a bachelor will do ALL of those things..or should I say he will forget to do all of those things? Thanks for checklist.

    • Whitney05 profile image


      10 years ago from Georgia

      More men need to read this!

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      Stacie Naczelnik 

      10 years ago from Seattle



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