Do you feel like you've improved at doing household chores over the years?

Bobbie - posted on 09/17/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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For those of you that have been staying home for more than 5 years, do you think you have gotten better at housework?



I've been a stay at home mom since 2001. When I first started, all the housework was really hard for me. But now, doing the cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc seems like second nature. I certainly do feel that I'm much better at doing household chores than I used to be.

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Fit2BMe - posted on 09/29/2012

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Haven't been here in a while... I forgot how to get on here outside of the email link truthfully. Good to be back though.

I have just recently really improved with house work. We are in a groove. Each day I do daily stuff like kitchen and general clean up, and whatever laundry needs to be done (which is soon to increase again with a baby arriving in January and washing those diapers)... I have a schedule set up:

Mondays-bathrooms

Tuesdays-organize something

Wednesday-bedding laundry

Thursday-surface cleans (walls, windows etc.)

Friday-kids bedrooms and playroom

Saturday-vacuum and mop, yard stuff.

Sunday-rest!! :)

Toni - posted on 09/28/2012

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I have been home with my son since 2008.

At first getting the cleaning done was really difficult, especially with a newborn, but now my son is 4 years old and everything is second nature, even to the point that I sometimes accidentally cut my husbands dinner into small pieces without realizing, lol.

I have gotten a few things to make the cleaning even easier though. I bought a brand new Dyson vacuum cleaner with a animal fur head( I have 5 cats and 3 dogs, so you can imagine all the fur that gets dropped on a daily basis) and I bought myself a steam mop and portable steam cleaner.

Cleaver - posted on 09/20/2012

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its only been 2 years and i already find i am improving though i am nesting right now....

Sal - posted on 09/19/2012

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One other thing I have come to realise is that there. Is no easy way, no tricks no magic dust or cleaning fairy, there is just doing it and it being done or not doing it and it

Not being done, I see so many new sahm on here who are looking for easy tips of ways to find motivation, complaining that they have to do

It and the kids just mess it up again or their partners don't feel they should have to help out, and the best advice for them is do it... No tricks no cleaning lady web sites

No expecting it to stay clean or that anyone else is going to just do it... My hubby does help as he has blocks of days off but when he has blocks on he doesn't i just treat it like any other job get in get it done and get on with what I want to do...

Liz - posted on 09/18/2012

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I agree. I have been home with my children for he last 15 years. My oldest is 15 next 12 and the baby is two. I was in nursing school when I got pregnant with my last child. I can't work because my husband is self-employed...he is working 7 days. I have to do all of the running with my boys school and activities and my baby girl. I think the housework is like any other job...it starts to be automatic. You know what and when to do it. I think that is why is hard for us to imagine doing this and working outside of the home too.

Sal - posted on 09/17/2012

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For sure. ... Which is lucky as I now have 4 others to run around after not just my do and I... But in all seriousness yes. I am more aware of what is the most efficient way of doing things a d that that isn't the same as the quickest way of doing things, especially washing, it might take me a little longer to hang and fold from the line but I have next to no ironing and what does need ironing takes a fraction of the time as it is far less crumpled so save me loads of time in the long run...

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