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Any tips on keeping a house clean with...

a slob hubby a 4yr old a 2yr old and a newborn.


Asked by hot-mama86 at 12:29 AM on Apr. 18, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • The family will only do, what you allow them to get away with. As the saying goes "Let's take it from the top!" Hubby would have to pitch in. 4 year old would have toy shopping buggy to help me pick up stuff. I would also incorporate clean up, if she won't nap, by having her play vacuum while I vacuum, have her iron while I iron, etc.

    Answer by Ewadun at 10:01 PM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • Ha Ha if you can find the answer to that let me know..

    Answer by TaterNJo0sMommy at 12:33 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • Eureka Quick -up, available through Amazon

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 12:35 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • I have enough trouble cleaning up after one, never mind 4 children ;)

    Answer by StrongFutureMom at 12:41 AM on Apr. 18, 2009


    Answer by sweetheartpink at 12:45 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • I am not kidding you about the vacuum also keep them busy painting ect bordom breeds trouble sometimes. Hubby needs a good dose of Dr. Phil!

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 12:47 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • Ok well how about how to get it to stay clean for at least 24 hrs so I can throw my dd b-day party.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 12:48 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • I would get a playpen to put the 2 year old in. lay the newborn in his bed, put a movie in for the 4 year old and do simply cleaning really fast. Vacuum, dust, clean mirrors, bathrooms, sweep the floor, etc... Lots of luck to you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • a cleaning lady has worked for me. ;)

    Answer by Rebeccalynn_dj at 1:11 AM on Apr. 18, 2009

  • A playpen wouldn't work. My 2 yr old would just climb out. I have to wait till mine take naps.

    Answer by NicMorgan at 2:20 AM on Apr. 18, 2009