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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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7 months ago
I have two boys the same age and I work from home running my own comany. I was in the same situation feeling overwhelmed and couldn’t get on top of things.
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.
Good luck.

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7 months ago
I struggled with this same thing for a while. First I got the entire house completely cleaned. After that was all done- and that took a while: I broke the house up into 3 sections. 1- kids rooms and their bathroom 2- playroom, living room and kitchen 3- my bedroom and bathroom
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.

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7 months ago
On Sunday morning I clean for 2/3 hours, including all the weeks washing and hanging as I go.
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.

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7 months ago
Awesome work! Our kids are 2, 5 and 9. I'm all for age appropriate chores. Respect and responsibility for their own possessions is definitely a great place to start.

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7 months ago
Sounds like my home. I hired a cleaner 2 hours per week. Made a huge difference. I also clean up especially when I know someone’s coming over, maybe the mum’s you’re observing do the same.

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7 months ago
Get hubby or your partner to help?

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7 months ago
Definitely clean as you go and don't put too much pressure on yourself 💜

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7 months ago
You need a routine!!
I have 3 girls and work and without my routine my house would be a mess.

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7 months ago
Can you share your routine pls? Thank you 😊

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7 months ago
Basically I clean as I go. I don't leave dishes they get washed or straight into the dishwasher.
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)

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7 months ago
I have a 7.5 yr old and 5month old both boys. All I can say is just do the best you can my 7 yr old started doing jobs at 6yr like cleaning his own room, putting away his folding. I do washing at night time usually after kids are asleep, my husband helps as well. Today I cleaned the car out while bub slept, re-organised 5 month olds cupboard, cleaned kitchen and folded a mountain of clothes. Yesterday survived a screaming 5month old and nothing else really. Do what you can with what the day brings you.

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7 months ago
I hear you, I struggle everyday. The best thing I have found is routine and give everyone jobs, including your partner. We have started doing a house tidy first thing on the weekends to keep things turning over so it isn’t so overwhelming. I also have a cleaner that comes once a week to help me keep on top of things. It’s exhausting and overwhelming. There is a way to manage it, but nothing is perfect. We often have days where the house is an absolute mess, it’s a never ending cycle of clean and destroyed.

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7 months ago
You need to establish a routine that works for you and stick to it. Keep your home clutter free and make sure everything you own has a place so when you and everyone in your family is looking for said thing or packing it away, they know where it is and it where it goes. Having a neat and tidy home takes effort but if you’re like me and can’t stand mess then it’s worth it.

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7 months ago
I'm in the same boat. Itd be nice of hubby would get off his arse and notice dishes, washing and put in a bloody housework cameo.