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17-09-2013 16:08 #41
17-09-2013 17:02 #42
I don't always get it all done. Its a great reminder of what I can do and its very satisfying to tick them all off.
Im surprise and some replies It sort of makes me sound like I have no life and don't spend time with my kids! Which is just not the case, for me as a SAHM, my job is to number 1 look after my kids and number 2 maintain my house.
I don't look at working mums and think.....oh you don't look after or play with your kids because your working.
I play with my kids, take them places, go for walks etc but I also have a job to do and that's keep my house tidy and organised.
Being organised means I spend less time cleaning.
Like I said in a previous posts for example a lot of my things in my cupboards are in baskets (labelled of course) so it literally takes me not even 5mins to pull out 8 baskets, give it all a wipe and put it back. done
Im not a robot, somedays, nothing gets done, somedays a lot gets done. I simply make a list because that is everything I think will keep my house clean, presentable, hygienic and comfortable to be in.
17-09-2013 17:22 #43
I have a monthly cleaning roster that takes me approx 30-40 daily to complete. For example, today being the 17th was clean the fan, windows and cupboards in my DD's room. Now it's done, I don't need to do it again till the 17th of next month. So my entire house gets cleaned over a month.
Plus all the usual daily stuff... Vacuuming, tidying toys, washing and folding, kitchen etc.
FTR - we go to playgroup twice a week, bf and bw meet ups monthly and parks/beach in between, and I don't buy snacks we make them together so I fail to see how having a clean house means I'm causing my kids to miss out!
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17-09-2013 17:22 #44
Getting a list of things to do sorted is on my list of things to do.
17-09-2013 17:26 #45Senior Member
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Wow this thread makes me feel like such a slob! It's just dh, me and a baby but i vacuum once or twice a week, do bathrooms/toilets once a week and dust, clean laundry once a month! I would say my house is clean, it doesn't get overly dirt in that time. My main problem is tidying. I just don't have the motivation and the house always seems cluttered! The only time it's really neat is when we're having people over.
I use a list. It is broken down into daily chores e.g. Vacuum Monday, bathrooms Tuesday. This works for me because it means if i have a hard day with DD I don't end up with a filthy house. I do always try to catch up the next day though. I don't include little daily things (wipe down benches, do dishes) on my list, although i think it's a great idea so my husband can see how much i actually do!
17-09-2013 17:42 #46
I work 4 days a week. I'm also a single mummy to 2 kidlets and I've found that on the days I work my house isn't in a state I'd want any expectant visitors to rock up to. I clean it EVERY single night once the boys are in bed just for my own sanity - no dishes in the sink as it makes me feel yucky- then it's like Groundhog Day again starting the next morning.
When I'm on holidays or on the weekend my house is immaculate - but I always find myself getting a little obsessive about even the slightest mess. I've never understood the kids staying at home making more mess argument. My kids never got that memo. They most definitely make the same amount of mess but the time they go to bed for me it's just more manageable on my one day off when I have time to get dressed and clean up properly afterwards without racing out the door for work/school/daycare.
The only real chore I so in the morning is make the beds and if I get time unpack the dishwasher.
My cleaning schedule consists of cleaning up the morning cyclone when we get home & put on laundry. Then we head into the pool or to the beach for an hour or so.
After they are asleep I do dishes, make lunches, clean surfaces, fold laundry, vac, spot clean spills on floor.
Weekends - laundry, change bed sheets, vac, mop,clean bathrooms, clean car.
I only tend to dust and clean windows when I notice it :/
Thankfully I live in an apartment complex where our groundskeeper does the lawns, cleans the pool and puts out the wheelie bins
17-09-2013 18:37 #47
Wow, OP, I am totally jealous of your lists! I wish wish wish I was that organised!! You've inspired me to start doing a weekly planning sheet with my DH, so we get through all the things we need to do
17-09-2013 18:45 #48
Subbing this! I would love to have a tidy house and honestly I have no excuse because it's just myself and my DF living here for now!
17-09-2013 19:04 #49
How do I keep a tidy house? Reluctantly. I keep it clean but it is so small that it is impossible to have the whole house completely tidy all at the same time.
17-09-2013 19:04 #50
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