Nope. I just do what is needed and that is it. I would rather focus on other things like sleep if I can.
I like to be able to find things without tearing the place apart. So I adopt the motto a place for everything and everything in its place as much as I can and try and teach it to my kids.
My mother was an obsessive cleaner and we all hated it when we were kids. We felt we could never make a mess. I don't want my kids growing up like that so I try and be as relaxed as possible.
I like a clean, tidy house and if it gets really messy I get stressed but I'm not obsessive about it. I have a cleaner once a fortnight, so I make sure absolutely everything is in place before she comes.
I used to be...
But with 3 kids and a full time uni degree and all the other commitments we have it's not possible for me to stress about housework! Its never disgraceful, but what I'd call lived in.
I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to the house. As long as the kitchen is clean before I go to bed, the rest of the house gets done as needed. So bathroom/toilet are always clean, but the lounge room and playrooms normally look like the girls have moved in with their books/toys etc.
We also don't have a dryer so our dining room normally has the clothes horse during winter, which drives me insane but can't really avoid it.
Once a month or so I get the urge to rip the house apart and start from scratch, but the order never lasts that long...
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