How do other mums keep their houses so clean and tidy?
Answered 7 months ago
I have two girls 6 and 3, and i also work 3 days a week. How on earth do other mums keep their houses beautifully clean and washing done etc? I feel like my house is always dirty, can’t catch up washing or anything. I feel like all im ever doing is cleaning on days off??
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I heard about block scheduling from a friendI watched it on you tube a lady named Jordan page. Dividing your day up by hour blocks helped me to get organised. Getting up at 6:30am helps. By 9:30am I have made the beds pack school lunches done a load of washing Load dishwasher Benchtop clean: clean lounge and made every one a cooked breakfast. Drop the kids off to school/daycare. I start my work at 9:30am. Try to knock out all those chores before 9:30 if you can, it makes a huge difference. Your nighttime evening routine becomes easier.
Get one person to shower/Bath and get the kids in their pyjamas and the other person tidy up from dinner.
Now every day I just rotate which section of the house I tidy up. That way each section gets some love every third day. I’ve started having my two older kids and my husband handle their own laundry. I do my laundry, the baby’s, towels and bedding. It’s made everything run much more smoothly.
My kids are 8, 7 and 5.
They clean their playroom once a week. They make their bed every morning. They hang their towels (or are reminded to lol) and are responsible for cloths going in the hamper too. So really I only clean the living room (which is only messed blankets and pillows.
The kitchen is the biggest mess in the house which I tidy most days. And still never seems completely clean lol. But it’s generally “clean”.
It helps hugely my kids have a playroom as that’s usually always a bit messy. Only clean on Sunday lol. And I might have been lucky but iv also been super strict with my kids not just dumping things. They have a school bag rack. They have dirty hampers, they have towel racks and iv never “done it” for them. As early as 3 years old they were made to come pick up dirty clothes left on the floor. Or wet towels.
I do have one child much much lazier than the other two and needs prodding more so or reminding.
It’s just routine, if I slack on the routine it ends up a mess.
I have 3 girls and work and without my routine my house would be a mess.
Bathrooms and mopping on Saturday. Bedding/windows Sunday. I vacuum basically every day or every other day as I love my Dyson haha . I found when I allocated jobs to certain days it made it easier. I do laundry every 2 day aswell.
My girls rooms get done on Sunday aswell (vacuum, linen changed, tidy up etc) it's hard work! I also found meal planning to help. As everything was ready to go.
Hubby also mows the lawns/tidies the yard every Saturday or Sunday.
Then once a month I do the oven clean, deep shower clean, fridge shelving clean, panty and laundry clean. (Deep cleans I mean)