I'm always interested in hearing about other people's tips on keeping their house tidy. I'm a bit of a neat freak and feel a bit stressed when my house is chaotic.
For me I have a cleaning list for daily, weekly and monthly.
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This is what I do so that my house stays tidy and my sanity stats in tact.
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I try and pick a few a day and do them, if it really doesn't need doing ill just skip it.
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This usually is two monthly, ill just do them when I can and when I've finished the list, ill wipe clean and start again.
What does everyone else do? Looking for new ideas
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17-09-2013 09:41 #1
How do you keep a tidy house?
17-09-2013 10:00 #2
I think that brilliant and have cheekily stolen the idea... Thanks!
17-09-2013 10:08 #3
I like lists and have written up some, but they aren't as lengthy as yours....so I'm going to copy what you've done
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17-09-2013 10:10 #4
I keep a tidy house by hiring a cleaner at the moment she only comes fortnightly so we still give everything a wipe over every other week.
Other than that I just have way lower expectations than you. I do laundry and wash dishes daily, floors and toilet twice a week. Bathrooms surfaces dusting etc the cleaner does fortnightly and if they need it I'll do again the alternate week but most of the time I don't bother. Most of those things on your monthly list... Never? Maybe once or twice a year.
17-09-2013 10:25 #5-
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I do pretty much the same as the OP but after 20 years I don't need a list anymore...I'm on auto pilot!
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I don't have any lists, I'm just in a routine.
i do 2 loads washing everyday sometimes I don't put it away until the next dday
the kitchen is cleaned after every meal, dishwasher packed/ unpacked every day. I try and put it on at night while we are in bed.
floors are vacuumed every day, mopped every 2-3 days ( I have white tiles downstairs, I could mop every day with a 2 yr old!)
bathrooms/toilets once a week. This is the worst IMO, considering hiring a cleaner to do this for me once a wk
I tidy DS room every day, am constantly picking up toys.
dusting also once maybe twice week, I usually wipe over main surfaces after I do kitchen. Ie hall table, buffet etc
anything else I do it when I see it needs doing?
17-09-2013 10:26 #7
I wish I wasnt such a clean freak. Its exhausting keeping on top of it all and I wish I could relax enough to let it all go or at least not be so obsessed with it but having a clean house makes me feel "in control". it kind of embarrasses me a little bit as well that Im so neat when I have 2 toddlers and everyone expects me to have a messy house. When I have other mother friends over they always comment on my house and I can see them not wanting to invite me to their house because they think im a neat freak and might judge them. I really hate it but its all connected to my mental health. The better im feeling the more I can let go but when im feeling unwell im totally obsessive and need everything put in its right place. Im a whack job.
I love my "washing room" (spare room where washing is piled almost as high as the ceiling). Its the one messy room in the house and it makes me feel normal..
17-09-2013 10:31 #8
- clean it and move out
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17-09-2013 10:32 #9
God I am soooo jealous!!!!!!
I wish I had the time and (more to the point) motivation.
Actually, scrap that, I do really want to have an immaculate house but paperwork is my downfall. I have piles and piles of paperwork and even thinking about tackling it sends me to my bed where i can tunnel under my duvet and hide from it all.
Massive kick up the ar$e required!!!!!!!!
17-09-2013 10:39 #10
Oh yes we make a lot. DS1 loves to bake so we are forever making cakes and cookies and slices and things.
We also spend slot of time outdoors (we have 360acres) when the weather is nice and he's also a big helper
Hubs and I spend alot of time together, when he gets home he will sit and chat with me whilst I make dinner (have a thermie so it seriously cuts prep,cooking and cleaning time in half) and dinner time is always sit down together and eat and I usually just have to wash our bowls, dry and put away after tea and then the rest of the evening is family time
I don't always complete my lists but its just my way of staying on top of things. Rather than it all swimming around in my head and feeling overwhelmed by it, it's sitting their on a list so I don't have to think about it and do it when I get the chance.
Weekends I def pull back a bit and I could go the whole weekend without getting anything on my daily list done. Hubs DS1 & DS2 and I spend most of our weekends together, doing stuff around the house, going out in the bush, doing stuff around our little farm, gardening, visiting places.
But I find if I keep a tidy house during the week then I'm much happier to spend the weekends doing things I love most.
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