Ours is not messy, but I only have one child and stay at home with her. She's quite good at tidying, loves to help. Also, all food is eaten at the table, so we don't have crumb issues. I do have one room that has too much stuff in it as I go through and sell off her outgrown things and declutter, and my grout needs scrubbed again (tile throughout downstairs). Oh, and the pool and yard need some work.
Mine drives me mad but it could be worse. My mum's idea of tidying is to put everything in a pile but when I moved in with dh this really annoyed him so now things generally have to have a place so they're not left in piles. Ds has millions of toys but they're all in boxes. I only sorted the boxes recently so managing to keep on top of those ATM. I only let him have one box at a time out and he has to tidy his stuff into it when he's finished. House isn't as clean as I'd like. We seem to constantly have piles of laundry as putting clothes away is something that I never seem to get round to. With being pregnant and having spd I've cleaned less. Upstairs rarely gets hoovered now as I can't manage Hoover but downstairs is all hard floors so I can sweep. Toilet gets cleaned more than anywhere as I just do it when I go. Bathroom doesn't get done often as it's separate to toilet so the only time I'm in there tends to be when I'm using it, although I did clean yesterday and now my taps are super shiny! Dusting I do a fair bit as it's easy and makes the house feel cleaner, and the dishes get done as we use them. Although I have been known to hide the clean stuff in the dishwasher and hand wash stuff instead as I hate emptying the dishwasher!
God I feel like I never get on top of the cleaning. I work full time and then the kids need to be ferried around to countless activities, especially my daughter who dances every day of the week! Then there's the cooking and the laundry for 6 people and they have so many toys! It's a nightmare!!!
Constant chaos here too, I'm a sahm to 11 kids all at home and DH, when they all come home from school I have 11 sets of shoes, coats, bags on the hall and front room floor, then prepare and clean snacks for all, then dinner, then someone will come round and they will do that 'Look around look' and I think to myself, don't even get that look on your face, I will drop this gang of to your shiny house for 48 hrs and see how you get on, I never say it aloud though just in my head lol, maybe I should say it out loud next time
We have a lot of clutter. I feel like all I ever do is ask my sister in law if she wants toys for my nephew. Our dining table often piles high with junk. I've boxes in the living room waiting to go upstairs. We just built our son a new bed so his room is a tip as we moved stuff quick to get it in. It drives me insane honestly but I just keep working through it. When I'm ill it all goes to pot nothing gets done. With Thomas having additional needs it's hard for me to get stuff done when he's home.
Mine looks like a tornado has torn through it 90% of the time, a large part of that though is not enough space, there's toys everywhere and any spare space under beds etc is packed with baby toys/clothes etc that I've kept if we are lucky enough to have another. Time and current lack of a tumble drier is a big issue too, I have 6 black bags full of clothes for the charity shop that I sorted six months ago that I haven't been able to wash yet because there's constantly clothes drying everywhere.
During the day there are toys out but other then that, my house is pretty tidy. I hate clutter so I'm ruthless with decluttering and we have a lot of storage units to use as homes for things so it makes cleaning a breeze. We both work full time (I work 3x12hour shifts a week, oh is 9-5) and on our days off we will go through the house top to bottom and just do whatever needs doing in each room. Washing is done every day and while one of us is bathing the kids the other will race around, put everything away and run the Hoover around. It's a system that has taken a lot of practice though
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