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Old Feb 5th, 2017, 15:14 PM   41
laura109
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I constantly seem to do the same things throughout the day!! Sienna goes to bed. I put all her toys away. I then hoover all the crumbs up. I take her nappy out to the bin and chuck her clothes in the washing basket, i then wash up and take a load out the washer and put it on the airer. Then i sit down watch an hours tele before bed.

I have to stick peppa pig on so i can run upstairs and hang clothes up quickly when she is up in the day. When she naps after dinner i put all her toys away again even though i know they will come back out. I then scrub spaghetti hoops or cheese of the floor and her booster chair and table. Wash up again. Debate whether to do more cleaning or relax for the one hour a day she sleeps.

Once a week i clean my bathroom when she is asleep.

I constantly feel i never get any time to relax because when she is awake she is a little tornado. Toys all over the place. Trying to clean up around her is extremely difficult and often pointless. I often think why do i bother.

On top of fighting to do the basics my windows are screaming to be cleaned. My carpet needs steaming. My wardrobe needs decluttering. My oven needs a good scrub. My doors could do with a good clean as she covers them in sticky fingers!!

So yup i do my best to keep us in a nice home but I definitely need notice before visitors come round lol x



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2017, 03:36 AM   42
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I'd say very messy! I have an amount of mess that is livable with which is when I can make the downstairs look ok-ish at 30 minutes notice if someone is coming over There is ALWAYS a pile of stuff that builds up on the kitchen table (bills, lists, kids artwork etc) which gets moved onto a shelf where it piles up until it's a hazard lol. But generally a quick hoover and wipe and downstairs can be acceptable. .. If they go upstairs though.... let's just say I'm very glad I have a downstairs loo and usually nobody goes upstairs!



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2017, 13:20 PM   43
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I cant handle mess. I do dishes 5 times a day at least. I clean down the units several times a day too. I just cant cope with a messy kitchen. I dont have an issue with toys lying about as they all have a place and are put away before bed time. DDs room is quitr cluttered but its as organised as i can with how small the room is. I close the door on the play room at the end of the day! I only have 1 child though and only work 3 days a week so sometimes feel i cannot comment on things like this! I still find it difficult to keep on top of it all each day and play/take my daughter out and cook etc.



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2017, 15:13 PM   44
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I constantly feel i never get any time to relax because when she is awake she is a little tornado. Toys all over the place. Trying to clean up around her is extremely difficult and often pointless. I often think why do i bother.
Oh I can relate. My daughter thinks it's her job take things out, carry them around, and drop them in another room books, toys, clothes, shoes, nothing is safe!



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2017, 13:18 PM   45
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Ours has a huge amount of variation!

Right now I have clean dishes waiting to go away plus some dishes needing washed, and a box of recycling needing taken out in the kitchen. The kitchen can look messy really quickly as it is small, but it could be spotless in maybe 10 minutes (including cleaning the floor and things)

My bathroom is clean and tidy but it always is, I clean the toilet and sink twice a day and whoever is last in the shower gives it a wipe down if they have time, so it's done usually every second day at least. We wash the floor when we do the rest of the house (obviously I do the bathroom floor last!)

Our hallway has collections of dog hair and I have jewellery and other junk lying on my bedside cabinet. I think there might be some clothes on the floor and it could do with a dust.

Living room is fine, her toys are still out but that takes a minute to clear. I also have some work stuff on the table.

Gracie's bedroom is always fine, aside some washing which needs to go away.

At times the kitchen and bedrooms can get messy but we both work long hours so when we are both at work we need to let things slide a little. As soon as the weekend comes, we muck in and tidy and the place is perfect within an hour or so.

I miss maternity leave when my house was a palace. I can't wait til the summer holiday until I can keep on top of things better. I'm naturally quite messy so I need to force myself to keep the place tidy.



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2017, 07:15 AM   46
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I think what makes it annoying for me is that our house isn't finished, or started. We moved here from a tiny 1 bed just under a year ago so still have unpacked boxes to get sorted. Haven't even looked in the loft let alone utilised it so that is annoying me. Kids have little boxes for their clothes not drawers so it's all a bit disorganised. Maybe time to get it made in to a proper house!



 
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I miss maternity leave when my house was a palace. I can't wait til the summer holiday until I can keep on top of things better. I'm naturally quite messy so I need to force myself to keep the place tidy.
Our house was soooo messy for a while right when I went back to work. When I was on maternity leave it was so easy to keep things clean without any real effort or schedule, but it's a totally different story now that I'm back at work full time. I've had to come up with a schedule so I do certain things on certain days in the afternoon while Isla naps, that way everything gets done at least once a week and our place has been much nicer to live in since implementing this schedule. My OH is renovating the house and is usually busy with renos, or plowing the driveway, or fixing the cars, etc when he is off work so I do most of the deep cleaning (although he is great at tidying and doing the dishes). Can't wait for mat leave to start again in June so I don't have to plan so much to keep the house clean!



 
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I miss maternity leave when my house was a palace. I can't wait til the summer holiday until I can keep on top of things better. I'm naturally quite messy so I need to force myself to keep the place tidy.
Our house was soooo messy for a while right when I went back to work. When I was on maternity leave it was so easy to keep things clean without any real effort or schedule, but it's a totally different story now that I'm back at work full time. I've had to come up with a schedule so I do certain things on certain days in the afternoon while Isla naps, that way everything gets done at least once a week and our place has been much nicer to live in since implementing this schedule. My OH is renovating the house and is usually busy with renos, or plowing the driveway, or fixing the cars, etc when he is off work so I do most of the deep cleaning (although he is great at tidying and doing the dishes). Can't wait for mat leave to start again in June so I don't have to plan so much to keep the house clean!
That's exactly how I feel. I actually want to have another kid just for the break, haha. I'm only half joking!

We have a cleaning rota and set jobs too. I do all clothes (wash, dry, iron, fold and put away) and all cooking. He does all dishes and all hoovering. I do the bathroom, he does the kitchen. When I was off on my leave I did everything and it didn't seem tough. Now I'm only doing half the work but it takes so much more effort than before.



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2017, 01:33 AM   49
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Our house is awfull. We have way too many toys and not enough space, you can barely see the living room carpet. I get into a bit of a funk. I cant get my self to actually tidy it up. I have 6 binliners of washed and folded clothes in the kitchen that want putting away but i cant because there is more laundry in the bedroom blocking the chest of drawers. Othertimes i can get my bedroom looking reasonable but it takes 4 hours, i kid you not. If i can get the the house to myself, i can do a decent job in to rooms. If someones coming round we can get tge downstairs looking reasonable, to a state i wouldnt mind if people dropped in unanounced. Its not dirty, its just cluttered. Nothing has a home. Im try8ng to get rid of stuff but im lacking motivation. I could realy do with akick up the ass. My therapist has suggested some techniques to try which im going to try today. Im a sahm so that makes it even worse.



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Old Feb 9th, 2017, 02:51 AM   50
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My house is ruled by a tornado and a hurricane, that sometimes meet in the middle.
Our dishwasher and washer are broken, so its hand washing dishes and laundry at my parents 1 or 2x a week. Both DH and I try to keep the livingroom and kitchen clean, but the bedrooms, especially the kids play room. Disasters. I keep the bathrooms sanitary, but not really 'clean' dirty cloths, makeup, clutter on counters ect.
I am not working much right now, but DH works 12 hour days in a labor intensive job, and TBH I do more mess making and fun with the kids than I worry about the clean of it all.
Tonight for example, dinner dishes didn't get cleaned up, because after bath and jammies, the kids and I danced and sang to Disney on you tube instead of cleaning... oops



 
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