Ok, I have 5 kids and my house is really pretty clean. My problem is that I have to constantly be cleaning. I almost don't get a chance to rest. I know this is probably pretty normal for such a big family, but hey, I am just trying to fine tune my technique. Yes, the kids all pitch in, but even they are tired of always having to work. If there is someone out there with more experience or a better technique, please share. I have tried to relax and just "let it go", but I actually find that I can't do that. A messy house gets me depressed and anxious.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Jan. 18, 2009 in Home & Garden
Answer by gdiamante at 9:52 PM on Jan. 18, 2009
You know I never thought of it that way when I do clean up I have like this high spirit of me. Thanks for that. :)
And you are right it helps when the kids pitch in, I too don't like a messy home but sometimes I let it slide but after hearing what you just said I am going to change. Sometimes you don't think of things until someone brings it up.Thank you
Answer by Butterfly1108 at 9:55 PM on Jan. 18, 2009
Answer by AprilDJC at 3:56 AM on Jan. 19, 2009
Answer by plylerjones at 8:26 AM on Jan. 19, 2009
I am so sorry. I believe if you want to keep your house clean as you do there are no shortcuts or easy techniques. I was raised in a home with five children. My mother did not get any rest ever.Â One thing that worked for her is that she stuck to a very strict schedule. Monday, she washed laundry, Tuesday, ironing, etc.Â As we got older, we reluctantly helped her, but not as much as she needed. . As an aside, some how our mother trained us to pick up our own things and put them away after use. We also had to put shared household items back where they belonged...scissors in the same place, etc. I am still working on this with myself, my daughter and husband. Labels seem toÂ help us..
Answer by laura0401 at 9:23 AM on Jan. 19, 2009
I have 3 kids and there is always something out that needs to be picked up or a table or counter top that needs to be wiped, or a floor that should be swept. Just relax and spend more time with the kids. Try to delegate chores like--you clean the shoes up and arrange them. I'm big with that, and I give a baby wipe and have may almost 5 year old to wipe down the cabinets. The little things do help.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 10:18 AM on Jan. 19, 2009
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