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Dose anyone have any advice/tricks on they keep a house clean 24/7 wile jungle kids, paying bills n hopefully 5 minutes of peace/hubby time? coffee is a god sent drink LOL

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Asked by chipNskip at 11:30 AM on Aug. 31, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • hahahaha... if you find the answer then you should work on copywriting it because you could be a rich woman!

    Answer by elizabiza at 11:31 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Delegation, perhaps? Nobody is Superwoman.

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 11:33 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • My house is usually company ready - not because I'm a clean freak, but because I pick up after myself and I make the kids do the same. I spend about an hour a day actually cleaning, and rotate the chores (bathrooms one day, sweep mop on another one, etc.) It took me a long time to get a good schedule going, but once I did I found that I had a lot of time for playing.

    Answer by Scuba at 11:34 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Are you kidding. I have my coffee while my LO has breakfast, and I do little bits all day long, as well as make my 2 yo responsible for picking up after herself. I wish you luck

    Answer by coala at 11:34 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • GOOGLE: FLYLADY      DO as she says ..... the difference will amaze you.


    Answer by lmt_mom2010 at 11:36 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • routine or hire a maid. but i believe having a routine would be cheaper. just clean up when the kids are in bed or at school. i'm mostly saying this to myself as well, but if you just pick up everyday than there won't be so much to clean up at the end of the week.

    Answer by GinNTonic at 11:36 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Jungle kids? LOL>
    You CAN'T and don't worry about it. I always kept the kitchen and bathrooms clean but I didn't worry about anything else when I had three kids at home and a DH who took off all the time with the Air Force, flying and on TDY's. Just don't worry so much.

    Answer by gertie41 at 11:39 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • thanx i just had my 3rd child n packing everyday + cleaning we have to move. hopefully good routine n a sence of humor will make a diiference

    Comment by chipNskip (original poster) at 11:53 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Routine!!
    Any toys DD takes out DD is EXPECTED to clean(It's nice that she's 4 and can do these things on her own). Daily dishes are put in the sink after meals. Clothes are put in their proper place daily, etc. Basically what you take out in this house, you put away when you're done with it. My 3 month old has been pretty easy up to this point. As far as cleaning bathrooms, laundry, and dusting go, that is done every Friday evening when the kids are asleep. Other clean ups or organizational things I need to get done, DH and I will do when the kids are asleep if need be.

    Answer by KairisMama at 1:33 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Routine. This is what mine looks like.
    4am wake up, make SO his coffee ( we sit outside & drink our coffee together), then make his breakfast, & pack his lunch.
    445 work out for 1 hour 15 minutes
    600- sweep, mop, dust, clean bathroom, make bed
    630 take my shower, get ready for the day
    700- DD wakes up, I make her breakfast
    800-9am learning time (flashcards, etc)
    9am-930 free play time for her (meanwhile I get some more cleaning done, vacuum, fold laundry etc)
    930 snack time
    1000 outside activity (park, museum, pool, beach, etc)
    1pm lunch
    130 reading
    2pm nap
    2-4pm is me time, I plan dinner, finish cleaning, try to get in another work out, bake something, etc
    4pm DD wakes up, we play, read, etc
    6pm Dinner
    630 bath
    700 she plays in her room while SO & I spend some much needed & much deserved time together
    8pm, bed time routine, brush teeth, read, sing songs, say prayers, etc

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 5:16 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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