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    Default Ultimate housework hacks

    I know it's been done before but I really need some help. I am one of those people with fairly high expectations of myself, but recently I made what I deemed to be a very realistic cleaning roster for myself, with only 1 or 2 things set out for each day. I still can't keep up! I am a sahm (on mat leave). I have a 4yo in kindy and a 3mo. I just feel like it shouldn't be this hard! I am just NEVER on top of things and it makes me anxious. My DH doesn't care whether stuff is done or not, it's all my own expectations!! But for my own sanity, can give give me your ULTIMATE tips on trying to keep on top of housework/dinner etc??!

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    Laundry is the bane of my existence. It's heaps better than it used to be since I started hanging everything on the line on coat hangers, with each person's things having their own designated spot. Once they're dry, I just sweep each person's things up and put them straight in the wardrobe. Mount foldmore isn't quite non-existent but it's not taking over my loungeroom either.

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    Baby wipes. They are freaking awesome for cleaning!

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    Use microfibre cloths for cleaning windows. You don't need windex or newspaper or anything else. Use the first one damp to wipe the windows, the second one dry to dry them. Most of the front of my house is glass. I do this once a week, takes about 20 mins. Streak free and i can see my fabulous view. Throw in the washing machine to clean them.

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    I used to spend so much time vacuuming everyday until dh bought me a roomba. I Love It!! We use it everyday then I only have to spot mop with my vileda spray mop. Its freed up so much time. I try to have the house in a relatively tidy state every night (all dishes washed, washing put away, toys back in the toy room etc) so that when we get up in the morning I don't have yesterday's stuff to do as well as today's.
    I only have a 3 yr old dd though. Not sure what to expect when we have a new born as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    Baby wipes. They are freaking awesome for cleaning!
    Agreed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    Baby wipes. They are freaking awesome for cleaning!
    I agree. Especially in the bathroom. Counter tops, mirrors and even the toilet seat. I give a quick wipe down every night before bed.

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    Fold the washing as you take it off the line, and take it off the line one person at a time so you just have to split the pile and put it away instead of sorting the whole basket.

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    I too have the Roomba Vacc too.
    I use it 4 times a week. Before I go to work I set it to vacc the main rooms and when I'm home I rotate it around (bedrooms, bathroom etc)


 

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