To all you mums out there! How do you keep on top of housework?
I only have one little boy, but even so I find it so hard to keep on top of house work. It's like I have no time to relax at all. How do you do it?
Does everyone feel the same way or is your home spotless all the time, even when there's a surprise visitor is it in tip top condition?
It may well be because I'm still a bit young but if anyone has some tips I'd appreciate it.
Thanks girls, by the way this question is open to dads too!
I don't. Food is cooked, dishes are washed, clothes are laundered, but dusting and vacuuming aren't done too frequently.
I have two small children and my house is never spotless. It seems like everytime I clean my kids are right behind me messing it up. My oldest daughter is almost four and my youngest is almost two. So lately I've been getting them to help me a little. We make games of it. They love to help me get the laundy out of the dryer and things like that. Some days it can be really stressful though when you have a million things to do. So I just take a deep breathe and dig in.
I have four boys and run a daycare.It's not easy . My husband helps out by doing alot of the cooking,and grocery shopping .I used to get stressed out about things not being done to the point that I would be up till 1-2 in the morning and I was yelling at my whole family.My husband came home one day from work and said he heard something on the radio ..and that the woman said something like this..."there is some clutter in my house but I keep it clean..." my husband reassured me that it was ok to have the kids toys in the livingroom,clothes not always put away etc. because the main things were being done,such as laundry,clean floors,dishes and our boys were always clean.Life is too short enjoy your kids and do the house work in between naps,when they are watching a movie or playing and if they are old enough delegate some of the chores to them. Mom of Four Boys
I'm not a mum, but I am a very disorganized person. There's a free internet site called FLYlady that helped me out a lot. I'm embarrassed to say it, but one of the most useful things was a step-by-step guide to cleaning a kitchen sink, because it actually had a note: "This is the point at which your sink is clean."
I am not a mom but I have one golden rule...everything has it's place...If anyone takes somthing out of the cupboard or 'it's place' they have to put it back..this eliminates clutter from forming and it also applies to the kitchen sink..you .mess it -you wash it -then pack it away. Ok thats the basic but I usually clean up on Fridays..vacuum, wash the floors, dust furniture and do laundry just once a week.The rest of the week the house is fairly tidy thanks to the golden rule:)
Tim: I definately agree with that. That was one of the main problems I had, and how I realised it was I compared my home to the homes that I admired and found that the big difference was storage. When everything has a home it is much easier when tidying up. I bought a few items of storage last month including a sideboard and some of those pretty boxes you can put bits and bobs in. It makes such a difference.
Thanks for the advice everyone, cheers!
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