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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 13:23 PM   11
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I don't think it's too bad actually. It's not pristine and sometimes there's bits and bobs on the floor but I try to clean up food straight away and keep it mostly clean. I do have a cleaner though once a week! I do at least one load of washing each day too



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 14:18 PM   12
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Sorry to say but phew! Was beginning to think I was useless at this whole mum thing lol. I work as an agency nurse nightshift so some weeks I'm at home all the time and can get things organised, but the weeks I work it all goes to hell. I end up with the place a mess then struggle to sort it. Doesn't hell my son is a champion at emptying boxes, cupboards and bags!



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 14:28 PM   13
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Ours is disgusting, on a Monday to Wednesday I work long days and always have paperwork to do in the evening so practically nothing gets done on those days. I then spend all day Thursday and Friday trying to get ds2 and ds3 to sleep at the same time so I can run around the house and do everything



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 14:29 PM   14
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A bloody tip most of the time! Considering my DD & I are out for most of the day, she still manages to make it look like a bombs gone off in the time between getting home and bed time, lol! For such a little thing she makes a mighty mess



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 14:32 PM   15
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Ours gets quite untidy despite me constantly picking things up and putting them away. I just cannot stand clutter, it really makes my mind feel all cluttered too. I don't know how half of the stuff gets there, my kids seem to just wander around dropping random things that they've picked up from around the house!



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 14:42 PM   16
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Ours gets quite untidy despite me constantly picking things up and putting them away. I just cannot stand clutter, it really makes my mind feel all cluttered too. I don't know how half of the stuff gets there, my kids seem to just wander around dropping random things that they've picked up from around the house!
oh this is me. I think i acrually tidy and put things away sooo much and im far from lazy but honestly they just take there trousers off and throw them on the floor or take wipes to wipe up a spill and leave them there. I find things moved all round the house straight after iv put them away.
Il make the kids bed and 2 seconds later my son will have dragged his bedding downstairs saying its a bouncy castle or a swimming pool etc. maybe i need to get them house trained.
Everyday i make sure to -
Put a load of washing on
Dishes done
Floors swept
Take down dry washing and hang up wet
I usually do more than that but those are the essential everyday things.



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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 14:43 PM   17
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I work 4 full days a week Tues - Fri so on these days the house is a tip, I get home around 5.30/6, get dinner sorted, tidy up the kitchen and living room, do some laundry and put Emily to bed around 8, its hectic & I'm so tired by the time she's in bed I usually chill out with DH & go to bed around 9.30/10 even if the place is a tip, DH is not great with housework, his Mam spoiled him & did everything for him & he hadn't a clue how to run a house when we met, he's still a work in progress!! Saturday - Monday I give the house a good clean and try and batch cook dinners for a couple of nights I'm working, do the food shop etc and on Mondays DD usually has appointments (speech therapy etc as she has autism) and try and spend some time with my parents and DD & DH, I'm always on the go!



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 16:11 PM   18
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A total tip! My boys (and that includes my OH) take things out and never put them away. I am not sure any of them know what the bin is for, either.
I also do not know how and why I always have SOO much laundry! If I didn't have a a tumble-drier (AND a dishwasher!!) I would want to crawl under the bed and never come out!



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 16:21 PM   19
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My house used to be like a tornado had torn through it and then a bomb when off. My husband is a stay at home dad and I work. I don't do a whole lot of cleaning, if any, during the week and my husband wasn't doing much either. Then on weekends, we got so far behind, we were hardly doing any cleaning then because of lack of motivation. Every once in a while, we'd have someone over and make the place look reasonable. Several months ago, we cleaned it very thoroughly and laid out some specific cleaning expectations. That kept our place pretty tidy for a while. Dishes were kept up with, toys were picked up and floors were cleaned. That fell apart over Christmas break as not only did we get busy, but we were all sick for what felt like FOREVER. Now we're all healthy again and things are a bit messy but not bad. Dirty dishes aren't always kept up with but don't get out of control. Sometimes food scraps are left on plates on the table, but then we catch up with them. The floor isn't always swept as quickly as it could be and vacuuming sometimes gets skipped. Books get pulled off the bookshelf in the living room and are often in a pile on the floor. Some toys get left around. My daughter's toys are mostly kept to her bedroom. The toy room is a mess, but still functional. My daughter has actually been taking the initiative to pick up her bedroom on a regular basis. She crams her toys into disorganized boxes, but it is at least picked up. The bedroom usually has piles of laundry spilling over. Right now the dirty pile is low and the clean pile is huge and needs to be sorted. I generally don't do laundry during t he week, so whatever doesn't get done one weekend ends up getting left for the next. Last weekend there was a ridiculous amount of dirty laundry. Next weekend I'll likely catch up on it all. It's been getting easier to keep things better since Leo has passed the 1.5 year mark. I imagine as he gets older it will continue to get easier as he needs less direct attention, the older he gets, and he'll be able to learn how to organize things and put stuff away. I don't know if it was preschool or development, but Violet has become very motivated to be more organized.



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2017, 21:43 PM   20
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We've had an easier time with toys since we got a toy shelf instead of a toy box. With the box she would pull out absolutely everything and throw them all over the floor, now we have the toys on low shelves where DD can see each individual toy and they are all within reach. She will go to the shelves and take one specific toy to play with instead of throwing all the toys out of the box and on the floor. I think it helps to have them all layed out where she can see them so he doesn't have to empty out the whole box looking for something.



 
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