I hate cleaning. I especially hate that everything I've done immediately gets undone between kids and husband. My husband will look at a room I've JUST finished cleaning, and then think nothing of dropping his dirty clothes all over the floor. He throws the recycling in the garbage so I have to dig it out and rinse it all off. And the man can't do a dish if his life depends on it, srsly. Or laundry.
I am NOT a domestic goddess. I try to keep up, but I start to get overwhelmed and discouraged. Do you have any time-saving tricks or things you do to motivate yourself to get stuff done?
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:48 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by douwannadance at 12:59 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:44 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by ashisamom at 12:44 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by kaylan010 at 12:44 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:49 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Remember that girl you hated in high school, and she hated you just as much in return? Tell yourself she's on your way to your house, and bringing your mother, grandmother, mother in law, and your kids' teachers with her. Alternately, you could invite someone over for real so you HAVE to get it done.
I don't have to deal with this so much anymore since I started using a daily schedule - I don't do everything everyday, so it only takes 20-30 minutes a day to stay caught up. There's one here: http://www.motivatedmoms.com/ - you can download the sample pdf to get the idea without paying anything. I prefer that to something like flylady because...well, because I'm sane.
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:26 PM on Jun. 25, 2010