What's your biggest struggle in regards to keeping your house clean and healthy?

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Aicha - posted on 09/22/2010

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cleaning isn't the struggle I have with the house it is the never ending toys that seem to breed and grow overnight no matter how many times you pick the up you are always finding toys in odd places

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Stifler's - posted on 01/06/2011

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my biggest struggle is boredom. keeping the house is so repetitive and boring and i'm just not interested in cleaning unless it's sniffing fabric softener. so i pretty much do the bare minimum and make sure the house looks respectable but still, it bores and almost angers me to think about cleaning the toilet or stacking the dishwasher or dusting or any of that. and my kid likes to sit on the vacuum and follow me around messing things up as he goes.

Jeannie - posted on 01/03/2011

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Definately the toys. They are everywhere. I have to boys, toddler and infant, and there are a kazillion toys. I could be cleaning the entire house and when im through with sweeping and under the beds and couches I can turn and there will be a pile of toys. haha.

Jessie - posted on 01/02/2011

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I have found to keep your house clean is to have only 1 box of toys out at a time if u put the rest in boxes away and swap them over every few weeks it keeps the house from getting clutterd with toys and also only having a few toys helps they dont need so many toys.... also with cleaning the house spend one day getting it spotless send your child of to relatives house for the day and get your house organised its much easier to keep your house clean when it is organised and do your cleaning when youe child goes to bed during the day and finish the rest when they go to bed at night I only spend about 40 minutes a day keeping the house clean because I have a system that works well

Trish - posted on 01/02/2011

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kitchen and bathroom. the rooms that get used the most...never ending! if only we were millionaires hire a maid.

Lisa - posted on 01/02/2011

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my biggest struggle is dishes and laundry. It seems like within one day both sides of my sink are overflowing with dishes and we don't have clean clothes for the next day. I'm not complaining, just answering the question lol :)

Yolande - posted on 01/01/2011

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My problem is my husband and I work from 07.00 - 18.00 so there is minimal time for it. We get home and until 20.30 are busy with our 2 little ones (3 and 19 m.o.). By then we are so tired we jsut dont have the energy. And yeah a weekend seems so pointless cleaning. I will have the house spotless at 11.00 and by 16.00 the house is such a mess again especially after the kids have eaten - they are so messy. And my 19 m.o. just doesnt grasp the concept of picking up after himself!

Amy - posted on 01/01/2011

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my huge pots/pans. i will do a load of dishes in the dishwasher, but my two year old wants to help sometimes with hte pans and makes a HUGE mess. So I keep thinking I'll just wash them m yself at naptime. two days later after they go to bed, i go, ugh. yep. whoops. time to wash them.

Brianna - posted on 12/31/2010

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the house never stays clean... you clean it all up then a couple hours later its a mess all over again. when my hubby is on days off he complains about the house being messy then when hes working he makes huge messes for me to clean up like when he makes food for himself ugh

Cheryl - posted on 12/31/2010

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i feel the same way. Our house is in a remodel so we dont have much storage space right now, cant wait till it is done, whenever it gets done.

Cheryl - posted on 12/31/2010

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My struggle is finding the time to do it. I try to get everything clean and it always seems like there is so much stuff.

Wendy - posted on 12/30/2010

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Cleaning is Simple, My biggest stuggle is My two Boys who like to make mess lol. But hey thats Normal, I guess I could stand my ground a bit, But Maybe I should do it at night so when the boys sleep I can get everything done.

Amy - posted on 12/30/2010

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My back and hips just hutting! I have about 12 more weeks. I have a 16 month year old who lets say scatter toys form one end to another so by the time i get it picked up I am ready to sit down and be done. Lately I just stoped worrying about the toys and conseterated on other things but its so heard.

Sarah - posted on 12/27/2010

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pets. i just assume not have them... but its hard to convince the hubbs and daughter no dog! haha

Chantelle - posted on 12/27/2010

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My biggest obstacle as far as cleaning goes is dust and allergens... my daughter has asthma and eczema so some cleaning products i cant use, b ut at the same time if i dont keep up with the dust in the house she sneezes and itches.... any suggestions?

Iysha - posted on 12/21/2010

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Okay...so my family moved into my parents house and my fiance no longer sleep eats like I as mentioned in my previous post....now, my biggest struggle is everyone else!!! My partner actually picks up his messes now!! Nobody else does though... I am constantly picking up my dads shit, my sister's shit and my mom's jackets....nobody in this house believes in using the closets!!! all the jackets end up hung over the chairs, on the ottoman or on the couch! the mail doesnt go in the new mail stand I introduced, it goes strit on the counter and stays there, even junk mail. The dishes pile high and my sister doesnt wash them even though she's home all day! their dog sheds like crazy and does anyone vacuum?!? ME. lol. I feel like an over worked maid in their home, there are 5 adults in this house and I am the only one worried about keeping the house clean and organized

Jennifer - posted on 12/17/2010

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It's the lack of time and energy. Whenever I do get any time, I try to cram in sleep so cleaning is not my highest priority, unfortunately.

Amanda - posted on 12/14/2010

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The picking up the pile of multiplying toys, cleaning pee on, off and around the toilet seat, my husband and three year old are the worst ( i have always told myself if we ever buy a house im puting a urnial in all the bathrooms), my husband works nights sowhen hes off he stay up late ( 3am) and when i get up i have to deal with food, dishes, trash, and clothes, having to clean 2-3 hours a day with a 3 year old and a 20 month old who brings everything back out that you pick up, on top of everything else i have to do grocery shop, cook and laundry, If i got paid I'd be rich but acording to my husband its not a real job

Heather - posted on 12/12/2010

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I think it is keeping things tidy and the constant battle with once the kids have played with something, trying to teach them to put it away. I also feel like keeping ontop of the family's washing (not so much the washing part, but the folding and putting it away).

Sarah - posted on 12/10/2010

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cleaning isn't my problem it is actually having the time to do it with a clingy little 1 year old

LISA - posted on 12/08/2010

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My biggest struggle in keeping my house clean is having to deal with changing out the 5 trash cans, and having to clean the urine sprayed on the base of the toilet by my 5yr old. I believe he is out to get me. :) The struggle I have to keeping things healthy is the lack of motivation on my part. I'm too lazy sometimes. I have good days, and bad days. Just taking it all one "second" at a time.

Stevie - posted on 12/08/2010

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I have a 7 month old, just found out we're expecting #2 and a couple months ago we asked hubbys 19 year old step brother to move in with us because his situation with his mother (not my mother in law) was TERRIBLE so for the time being (we are moving in 2 months to a 3 br apartment) He lives in the living room and sleeps on the hide a way bed. It's alright because they work together but every night baby and I are hiding out in the bedroom while the boys play call of duty zombies and drink beer and curse the tv *shakes head* and every morning I get up to beer bottles/cans half eaten food, dirty dishes and crushed crackers/chips/popcorn all over the damn place and with my morning sickness I'm in bed with the baby till 12 then i have my shower eat and clear away all the garbage and then at 5 the cycle begins again. David remembers what ny temper was like last time I was preggo though and I told him smarten up or I'll throw them both out lol!

Kate - posted on 12/07/2010

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My biggest struggle is being stuck in a house that both my mother and I own half of and out of the 4 adults that are living here being the only one to clean the common areas (husband has a hard time cleaning up after some one he can't stand).

Being the only one who cleans, working full time, going to school part time, chasing after my 3 1/2 year old son and being all pregnant don't really go together.

But my mother is holding us hostage in this house and will not buy me out. URG!

Rosie - posted on 12/07/2010

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Cleaning my apartment isn't my struggle either. My 3 year old daughter enjoys playing with her toys on thee carpet, but she puts away her play things afterwards. Slowly, but surely she will desire to organize just like me.

Amy - posted on 12/06/2010

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Come the next day you don't even know that I just cleaned that room the day before. So frustrating!! I think its the fact that as soon as something is put away with in minis it out and scattered all over again. How can one do any of the vacuuming, dished, sweeping and moping and all that when you are Constancy putting things back lol. I fainly found out computer desk now how long is this going stay? It better that is all I think or I am going on strike lol jk.

Keshia - posted on 12/05/2010

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its impossible to keep my house clean with my son as soonas I pick toys up hes right behind me taking them out so I say leave it until he goes to bed unless we have people coming over then I have him help me pick up toys

Kelly - posted on 12/04/2010

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mine do that too they think it is just a funny thing they don't realize it is making a mess..they are always throwing food and i hate that the most and my dog you think she would eat it no she just leaves it too i vaccuum everyday mostly or the carpets are unbearable.i always feel unorganized and i am ..whatever i think of getting done,i think of how easy it is and then i get fustrated caus e i feel like well if it was that easy why isn't it done.i try to be perfect i am surely not..

Kelly - posted on 12/04/2010

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my kids throw cereal all the time my daughter feeds the dog food an plays with it too...and if i don't see it is the water bowl too.my husband i have done the sorting the clothes and everytime i do he throws them back in the drawer and i tell him that he needs to check the bag before he does that he keeps putting way oo smal clothes back it drives me nuts he has done over and over and he wonders why i can't get anything done..

Kelly - posted on 12/04/2010

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my biggest struggle is myself cause i have to be mom and doctor and secretary be sides dinner and laundry and other stuff and making sure we can afford what we need to do it is exhausting...I have always wanted this but i am only one person and i didn't realize how much goes into being a mom, not just being a mom..i have a son who is autistic and trying to understand how he is everyday is a learning experience,,i have sat for other kids but not dealt with autistic before not that i am complaining cause i love my son it is just adjustment in my life that i wasn't expecting..i always feel am i doing it right..i have to make sure they are ok every second and listening to make sure they are safe and appointments kept up and making sure they aren'tsick it is a struggle everyday cause i also have bipolar which doesn't help cause i need to be good to help them i go for therapy have been to parenting classes but it all comes down to my confidence and that is a problem for me..

Crystal - posted on 12/04/2010

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Being im my last month of pregnancy and having problems with my hips and abdominal muscles, plus having 3 boys running around and my husband. it deffinatly makes keeping my house the way I want an impossibility. I tend to be a little OCD when it comes to my house so I am going insane. I am looking forward to my body being normal (more or less) again so I can start to keep up with my daily routine again

Micah - posted on 12/02/2010

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My biggest struggle is energy. It's up and down all over the place in the third trimester of this pregnancy. My mind is more on fire than my body (in more ways than one!) I just can't seem to get all the things I want to get done.
Practically speaking, the bathrooms... I try to clean them each Monday. But lately, I either clean the showers or the toilets, not both. Yuck, I hate to admit that. I just don't have the energy for both bathrooms, sinks, toilets, showers and floors in one day.
So, if you're like me- pregnant and procrastinating- DON'T WORRY. One day...

Iysha - posted on 12/02/2010

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My Fiance. He sleep eats and every morning I wake up and the kitchen had crap all over it. Once I found the tub of butter on the counter with a fork in it...gross. Usually there are slices of bread, spilled drinks, cookies, melting ice cram and such on the counter. The other big challenge is our dog...she tears up everything so i have to vacuum 2 times a day =[

Brittany - posted on 12/02/2010

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My biggest struggle is keeping things organized ( I am a neat freak) and my 1 year is always going behind me and pulling things out of drawers, cabinets,baskets. You know what I mean

Sharessa - posted on 12/01/2010

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omg no matter how hard i try to keep our house clean and tidy it dont stay that way it so fustrating when bad enough ppicking up after two girls one boy partner no help just helps make more mess what ticks me off the most is how hard is it to take your clothes to or in the washing mashine lol

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Nothing. Now that I am not working nights I have more energy through the day. My girls pick up after themselves even if I have to remind them constantly and my 3 yr old cleaned her bedroom by herself last night so I see the end in sight. I won't have to worry about teaching a baby or toddler to pick up their toys anymore. (both good and bad since I love having kids)

Lisa - posted on 09/22/2010

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biggest struggle is the men/boys. They think throwing their cloths on the floor is acceptable! Boys have to constantly clean their room, husband has to be trained to not leave his clothes everywhere.
my actual issue right now is just having too much stuff in too small a place and not having a place for it. we are building a shed, and once the shed things are gone, then it will just be the daily grind of picking up after two little ones who crawl through the house flinging things around, and the endless supply of cheerios on the floor...

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