how do you get the motivation to clean?!?

Joyanne - posted on 06/22/2011 ( 85 moms have responded )

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My husband always complains about the house being dirty (even if its his mess) I tell him my 16 month old daughter is enough to handle, he said " she's not the job-the house is"...how do I go about handling this?"

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Carrie - posted on 06/22/2011

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It can be tough to get up and get stuff done. I honestly just decide to get up and get it done. While my 11 month old naps and my 5 yr old watches a dvd. I don't want my house to be a place I'd be ashamed for my inlaws to just drop by. They have and I've been so embarrassed. I also have family that never seems to clean and it feel icky in their house so I think to myself I don't want any one to feel gross and like they need to take a shower after they leave my house so I motivate myself by grossing myself out I suppose LOL

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Turn on some music!! Makes it a little easier! Your daughter is the job she comes first. I bought a plastic storage box that I throw everything my husband leaves out such as pens, papers, headphones whatever crap he empties out of his pockets. Somethimes I even throw his clothes in it. House is clean and he knows where to find his stuff :)o and find out what he means by clean my husband thinks if everything is in place and theres nothing on the floor its clean. I could go a year wo dusting and he wouldnt say anything, luckly I have a different opinion of clean!

Hope - posted on 06/25/2011

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I have a husband who was not raised to pick up after himself or taught how to clean. So believe me I understand your pain. I just don't pick up after him anymore unless it is what I call the "public space." Public spaces are the areas someone would see if they dropped by or came for dinner. I just put his stuff in piles in our room and tell him to straighten up his things. If he doesn't do it then that's his problem. It's been working out so far. He hasn't been as neat as I'd like but he hasn't missed a laundry day and his stuff doesn't seem to spread as far anymore.

As far as motivation, I think about my little girl. She is 8 1/2 months old and crawling and cruising and she puts everything in her mouth. When the place hasn't been cleaned you can see the dirt on the knees of her clothes and that makes me feel horrible. When she picks up dog hair and eats it I know it won't kill her but it is just so gross to see. I also try to do it when she is occupied and awake so that I can use her nap time to get a little "me time" or a nap. It helps keep me from feeling overwhelmed and by concentrating on the public spaces daily I usually have time to do laundry and clean the private spaces like our bedroom because no room ever gets too bad. It's about setting reasonable goals. I clean the public rooms daily and the private spaces weekly and do laundry two days a week. One day for clothes and one day for linens and towels.

It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of your house or housekeeping. It's about what you think of it. Set goals you can manage easily. It'll give you a feeling of accomplishment and hopefully provide you some motivation to get more done.

Kristen - posted on 07/29/2011

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My husband said that to me ONCE. My cure was I went to shopping and lunch with some friends. I left him to care for our child and gave him a small to do list. At lunch I vented to my friends so I was feeling better. I got home to a war zone. The house was worse then when I left it.My husband had accomplished nothing on my list. He said he was sorry and that I had it harder then he thought and we have never fought about the house work again. I always joke "I'm a great housewife but I'm a terrible housekeeper."

Jessica - posted on 07/26/2011

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I live with my fil and he is the same way, everyday he complains how my daughter has taken over the whole house when it's really just the living room and not even the whole living room, just a corner. I feel like I spend all day cleaning up after her and everyone else. I clean the kitchen, fill up the dishwasher and then 10 min later I walk in and there is a new pile of dishes in the sink, I know it's not me, I've gotten soo tired of cleaning up after him that I've left his mess for 3 days just to see if he would clean it up but apparently that is too long for him to remember that the mess was his in the first place then I just have to listen to him b*tch about how I can't keep anything clean. Now when ever he leaves me a mess to clean up I use my phone to take a picture of it and text it to him, I still have to clean up his mess but at least I get the satisfaction of annoying him with messages all day, it has also made him a little more aware of what I do all day...Good Luck

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I have to be in the mood to clean I think we all do. I usually try to clean up before I sleep at night because I hate waking up to a dirty house. I by no means run around cleaning all day I mean who feels like it? I usually do try to pick everything up and make the house look nice before my husband gets home from work though. It just takes about 30 minutes of my time to pick things up, etc and he likes to come home to a nice house.

Sylvia - posted on 09/07/2013

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OMG.. I am messy by nature, just hate putting things away and keeping things tidy but at the same time I HATE having a messy house cause I feel stressed out and overwhelmed, So every two weeks I just go nuts cleaning everything in sight and yelling at everybody that interrupts me or gets in my way, haha... I basically wait for that "snap moment" when I can't take it anymore and then make my hubby take the kids out, and I clean everything at once. It takes me all day but having the day to myself helps. I put on some great dance tunes on the ipod to give me energy and got at it. Then I try my hardest of keep the main area toy free etc... having at least one room clean helps a lot and gets the hubby off your back :)

Jessica - posted on 08/14/2013

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start putting his mess in a trash bag and cleaning up yours and the baby's . dont put anything of his away, no dishes no clothes no nothing! and when hes wondering where his laundry is, say ""in your mess pile that you should have put away"

Stifler's - posted on 08/12/2011

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I justmake plans to go somewhere fun adn make a rule that the house must be tidy before i can go.

Cari - posted on 08/12/2011

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Ouch. Well firstly, I know it's hard to say about someone else's life *usually* - but on this point, he's wrong. If your house doesn't get cleaned nothing bad will happen. If your daughter doesn't get fed, or changed, or cuddled, or played with - something bad WILL happen. So yes, she IS the job. The house is second to that. Your daughter is first priority / job - and then YOURSELF (try not to forget that either, I forget it all the time and boy do us mums suffer!) - and the house comes after. That's not to say you can't get housework done, just do what you can.

As far as getting motivation, I use FlyLady - her principle is that you can do anything for 5, 10, 15 minutes - a little goes a long way! Whenever I lack motivation I log on to her page on Facebook and also play a cleaning game (sounds silly maybe but it is hugely motivational) - there is a facebook page for it - Fly Lady Bingo.

My other source of motivation for this is that I do like to see it clean. So it makes me happy when it's clean. I find when I keep up on it each day, it's not so hard to tackle and then it stays mostly clean each day, which makes ME happy.

Hope that helps xx

Nicole - posted on 08/04/2011

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my husband and I have had a similar disagreement about two kids ago (we now have four). I got tired of arguing and tripping over his trail of clothes (from the front door clear across the house to our bathroom), finding coke cans and dirty dishes everywhere (actually the kids would find the forks and knives first), and having to work around his "projects" that were left out and unfinished. So I stopped arguing. I took it one step at a time and asked for a little favor. Please put the dishes in the kitchen? The kids keep finding knives and I'm afraid they will hurt themselves before I can get it. When he got that down, I put a laundry hamper or basket in EVERY room and in his usual route. Honey, when you take your clothes off, would you please put them in a basket? That would really help me out because the kids keep hiding your socks. Ask just a little favor to help me just a bit really worked with my husband. Especially if the excuse involved the kids!

Gloria - posted on 08/04/2011

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It is SSSOOO HARD , and some men just don't understand , The Job is the kids XD . I totally understand, I have a messy husband ,3 children all under age 5 , 2 extra large dogs 2 cats and 6 chickens XD . Keeping up is hard , the Easiest time to clean is at night and it is always a struggle because by the time im done messing with the kids i just dont want to clean and it is so frustrating because i know he will gripe about the house being messy but you know what as long as its just messy and not Dirty , dont feel too bad . It's hard , very hard . and It dosnt always feel good to let it go . esp with a grumpy hubby IKNOW!!! lol but just try dark berries in the morning and coffee lol and i like the piling his stuff up idea too lol

Gloria - posted on 08/04/2011

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It is SSSOOO HARD , and some men just don't understand , The Job is the kids XD . I totally understand, I have a messy husband ,3 children all under age 5 , 2 extra large dogs 2 cats and 6 chickens XD . Keeping up is hard , the Easiest time to clean is at night and it is always a struggle because by the time im done messing with the kids i just dont want to clean and it is so frustrating because i know he will gripe about the house being messy but you know what as long as its just messy and not Dirty , dont feel too bad . It's hard , very hard . and It dosnt always feel good to let it go . esp with a grumpy hubby IKNOW!!! lol but just try dark berries in the morning and coffee lol and i like the piling his stuff up idea too lol

Kiley - posted on 08/03/2011

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Exactly who's job is it then to care for a toddler? I would do what you can to make being at home bareable for you and your child and leave his stuff alone. If he doesn't like it, tell him the solution is to get a house cleaner. I'm sorry to say that the remark he made sounds full of disrespect and ignorance and it makes me question how his fathering skills. If you can trust him alone with the baby, switch roles for a day. He can keep house and be responsible for your child and you can go job hunting (perhaps with a coffee and movie break for lunch).

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Only when it gets really messy do I clean.I always keep the bathrooms cleaned though,and the kitchen.

Sal - posted on 08/03/2011

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something else i have found for me is i tend to get more done if i have a dead line, today i had only 40 mins between the school run and a play group, i thought i;d just pop home and put the washing out but i got a mountain of work done as i kept finishing one job then thinking i'll just have time to do the next, i got the whole house vaccumed, beds made washing on the line, and more in the machine, the toliets clean, kitchen packed away from breakfast, dishwasher unpacked and repacked, iroing board and vac put away (never done and makes everything look undone) the lounge room tided table clth changed on the dining table, bathroom mirrors cleaned in 2 bathrooms, all the slippers, toys and dressing gown put away and pjs put in the wash, meat out of the freezer fror dinner and bathroom floors quciky mopped, it was really only 40 mins constant work but it felt so good to come home to a clean house...

Elizabeth - posted on 08/03/2011

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I think your daughter is your first priority. She will grow up in the blink of an eye, so don't sacrifice her to clean. Having said that, my husband also feels that since I'm home with the kids all day I should be albe to keep the house picked up. I admit I'm not the best housekeeper but one thing I've found helpful is "Flylady". You can find her online and her website has wonderful tips for not only getting your house in order, but keeping it tin order. You can even sign up to get email reminders for things like "take tomorrows dinner out of the freezer". Also, communicate with your husband. Without being confrontational let him know the areas where you need help...perhaps even just entertaining your daughter for an hour every evening so you can tidy up. Hope that helps!

Kelly - posted on 07/31/2011

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Good music, strong coffee, yummy smelling candle and the thought of once it is done I have 6 more days til I have to do it again!

Carmina - posted on 07/30/2011

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it is tough but its our job as stay at home mums theres no motivation to it you just DO IT lol sorry if that sounds harsh thats the only way of thinking that gets me through it! get it over and done with! because id much rather slave to my house and child then slave to a boss!

Kristen - posted on 07/29/2011

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My husband said that to me ONCE. My cure was I went to shopping and lunch with some friends. I left him to care for our child and gave him a small to do list. At lunch I vented to my friends so I was feeling better. I got home to a war zone. The house was worse then when I left it.My husband had accomplished nothing on my list. He said he was sorry and that I had it harder then he thought and we have never fought about the house work again. I always joke "I'm a great housewife but I'm a terrible housekeeper."

Katie - posted on 06/29/2011

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My husband is excactly the same,im not a lazy person and hate it when my house is unclean i cant live in it so i have to do it cos theres only me and my daughter here in the day!Im also 5 months pregnant and have a 19 month old and she is hard work and then throw in the house work and im just exhausted before the days even finished and i cant wait for bed.Fortunately tho we often have an afternoon nap together if i dident i wouldent be able to do anything for the rest of the day.Men just dont seem to realise how hard us mummys have it i mean our day includes get up in morn give kids breakfast and milk or juice give them vitamins brush there teeth change there bum change clothes if going out,then theres yourself so cup of tea breakfast also get ready if going out if not stay in pjs then sit kids in front of the tv and get on with the cleaning !!while stopping every now and then to breath or to check on the kids who get up to a lot of mischief...My cleaning is just downstairs though(long story)so i just have 3 rooms to do witch is not too bad but even still i dont do everything in 1 day as being a mum and housewife is just so hard especially when your pregnant and even when my hubby comes home to an immaculate house i dont get any appreciation for it! x

Sal - posted on 06/29/2011

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ohh and get the book "it is all too much" by peter walsh, not every chapter will relate to you but i found it great as a way to see my way through the mess and clutter that was starting to suffocate me...,

Sal - posted on 06/29/2011

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i haven't read any responses yet, but my humble opinion is that while looking after your daughter is your biggest job, giving her a clean healthy safe place to live play and sleep is a major part of that job.....and how to get the motivation to clean, well not sitting looking at mess is a big motivation for me, i cannot relax and enjoy my time at home with my little ones if i am constantly looking at jobs i have to do, get them done, then enjoy your day, as an SAHM now i have found what really works for me is to just form a habbit of the chores, it doesn;'t even seem like you are doing house work if you automitically do a job, like i unpack the dishes when the kettle is boiling, fold the washing when my girls are in the bath (in direct eye sight as the laundry is just outside the bath) make the bed when i go for a shower, what ever things work for you once the habbit is established you do it automatically and seems like you are doing it without any effort at all....

Lisa - posted on 06/28/2011

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I would reply by saying my daughter IS my most important responsibility because she is dependent on me and you (her dad or step-dad). She does not come second to the house, my job (if I'm employed outside the home), friends or hobbies. However, family is not a 'job' it's a 'joy' just like caring for you is. (touche')

Janice - posted on 06/28/2011

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I just wanted to say you are not alone! I am a SAHM too and get the same from my husband. He is a wonderful father and typically an understanding husband but he expects the house to be clean to his standard when he gets home. He group up with a neat freak mom. And I too struggle with motivation. I group up in more cluttered home. Our daughter is 20 mo. and I'm 4 mo. pregnant with the next, so trying to get motivated is hard. The moment I clean something my daughter has pulled out something else ;) My SAHM friends say that making lists help them. Personally, I don't think its unreasonable to expect the house to be some what clean. I really appreciate all the time my husband puts in to support us and I should do my part. But taking care of your daughter is atleast 50% of your job. So make a minimum to do list - dishes, laundry, and then work on doing more from there.

Meg - posted on 06/28/2011

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Good luck. Maybe you can at least get help for yourself. Setting boundaries and limits

Joyanne - posted on 06/28/2011

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we have had marriage counseling before-doesn't look like that's help one bit...

Meg - posted on 06/28/2011

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Sounds like he does not want the responsibilities of being a parent. Have you thought about couples counseling?

Joyanne - posted on 06/28/2011

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ugh When I ask him to do something he says "I just got off work" or 'I WORK you can clean." i'm just to the point where I say screw it and leave him. the only thing he helps with is the bills....other than that nothing, not our daughter, he doesn't change or feed her, he doesn't give her a bath, not even when I am gone he goes over to his moms house when I am not at home and he has the baby there for his mom to take care of her. its just rediculous. I don't see why he doesn't want to take part in her life I mean you don't HAVE to bathe her but at least spend sometime with her.

Meg - posted on 06/28/2011

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I would suggest you take a momcation for a weekend, Go to a motel, a family or friends place. You deserve a break, Your husband will be fully in charge. Give him a to do list, or at least tell him it can be no messier then when you left. See how reality helps. Ask him to at least pull his own weight. He can watch her while you do the work or he can do some. I did some things during naps. I also had a playpen. I would put my sun in it and do clean up for 15 minutes. He does not get it.

Danielle - posted on 06/28/2011

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Sorry if this offends but your husband sounds like an asshole. Maybe replace the husband for someone who helps out. lol But if thats not an option, I do some cleaning while my son eats breakfast. Simple things like throwing a load in the wash, and starting the dishwasher. Then if I have the energy while he is napping I'll finish cleaning the kitchen. I'm a lil lucky in the respect that my husband does all the cooking when he is home, and I honestly hate cleaning up after him, but its only fair. I also do the bathrooms, he can't stand them, but he'll help out in other ways occasionally. Not everyday cause he works hard too. Then right before he gets home I have my son help pick up his toys, so they aren't scattered everywhere. And just do little stuff throughout the day. Throw away the newspaper here, was whats in the sink there, fold the laundry here. Just whenever I get a moment. I also try really hard to motivate my son to help me, he just turns two this week So he can't do a lot but every lil bit helps.

Amie - posted on 06/28/2011

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If he wants it done a certain way, he can do it. Otherwise, he needs to zip it. Really. He is not doing anyone any favours and more than likely, it's causing (I'm assuming) useless arguments. There are bigger things to worry about.

Joyanne - posted on 06/28/2011

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and he still says its not clean (his clean is not my clean) so when i do clean he still complains.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/28/2011

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If cleaning house is your JOB in his eyes, then do your job. What about a 10 hour work week should do it. After all, if you took a paying job, that would be about what you would have after expenses. I recommend doing some calculating, finding cost of day care(remember to add time for before and after work drive time,) adding cost for gas, would you need new clothes for work, add that cost, more vehicle maintenance, add that cost. Subtract the money from what you would make if you were at a paying job, divide it by a 40 hour work week and that is what you need to work at your JOB of cleaning house. Make another list of all the cleaning you do and the time it takes you to do it. Wipe the table after lunch 2 minutes, load the dishwasher 5 minutes, unload dishwasher, run vacumn, sort laundry, wash laundry, fold laundry. Any little thing add to the list. (Is fixing dinner part of your job? If it is, add the time of that, if its not, then he should be helping some.)

Present all of your calculations to him. Tell him how many hours you need to work at your JOB of cleaning the house. Show him how many you already work (but you do that much already.) Then ask him how you are going to divide the rest of the housework.

Amie - posted on 06/27/2011

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As for how I clean, I just do. My kids also help, even the toddlers. The youngest ones are not much help but it's how they learn to do it themselves.

I move constantly each day. Oldest ones up, fed, washed, walked out to the bus. I throw in some laundry, the youngest ones get up. Same routine (one was in pre-k but it's finished for the year now). Depending on the weather, we go outside to hang laundry or toss it in the dryer and find something else to do. Laundry is my biggest hurdle though, I hate it. I would rather scrub the floor by hand than deal with laundry so it's always the first thing out of the way each day. The rest is a breeze.

Amie - posted on 06/27/2011

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If he doesn't want to help, I wouldn't help him. It worked for my husband. Well that and leaving on vacation, alone, for 5 days.

My husband does his own laundry, makes his own lunches, cleans up his own messes (lord help the man if he doesn't - he wants to act like a messy child, he will be treated like one), he helps with our kids, etc. We are equals and just because he works outside the home does not mean he gets to stop working as soon as he gets home from that job. It is OUR house and OUR family. I have no set hours for work, why should he? He brings home the money, I raise our kids and do my fair share to offset that. He can (and does) help pick up the slack of the rest of it. Starting with himself.

Complaining about the house being dirty - honestly. I can't believe that their are men like this around still. No wonder previous SAHM generations were closet alcoholics - to keep themselves sane.

Laura - posted on 06/27/2011

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Get cross and then put all the cross energy into cleaning the house. It works for me. Oh and the best part then is that if the house is clean and he makes a mess you can feel justified to give him a serve.

Annie - posted on 06/27/2011

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I do a little everyday. I actually schedule it so that I do the floors on monday, the bathrooms on tuesday, etc. That way I don't feel like I am taking a whole day to clean. I try to make sure that the house is picked up with the kitchen clean and the floors swept before we go to bed. I don't like waking up to a messy house! It seems my son lets me get more done in the morning for some reason. I try to get somethings done while he is in his high chair eating breakfast.
But sometimes the house is just a mess. Somedays He is fussy, or teething, or we have too much going on. In that case maybe your husband needs to realize that things don't always go as planned. Not sure why that is so hard for men to understand! Took me a while to drill it into his head. Oh and being a mom is a job, and a great one at that!!!!! You should invite some other couples over one night, especially people with children. See where the conversation goes when you bring up how hard it is to get things done with a toddler. Maybe you husband will see that you are not the only one! Good luck!

Tamara - posted on 06/27/2011

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You my dear are a Stay at home MOM not Stay at home MAID. If I were you I would leave him alone for the whole day with your daughter and see how he does.

Crystal - posted on 06/27/2011

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im a bit confused... clean when your child naps... my son is 17 mos and he still naps for 3 hrs... my fiance always comes home to a clean house dinner almost done and errands run... all my fiance has to do is take the garbage out and mow the lawn once a week... i am a stay at home mother that will be attending my 2nd year of college next month.

Joyanne - posted on 06/27/2011

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Well, once I do clean it, and get everything done, he DOESN'T help keep it clean so therefore I don't want to clean because it doesn't STAY clean.Idk maybe I am just lazy!

Bernice - posted on 06/26/2011

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Well i have learnt that once you get rid of all the unwanted things in the home and find a place for your stuff.It is easier to find stuff and to tidy cos its always easy to find something if it has its place.I also love to play music and clean....lol

Bec - posted on 06/26/2011

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I would just accidently on purpose reduce the wast by ooops chucking a few items out LOL..he may soon help tidy if he does not want the stuff to go missing!!!

Sarah - posted on 06/26/2011

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well dont u feel that men are the same.. :) i have same situation u just need to be cool tell him ok and do what u can and try to involve him with u and ur girl . try makeing a playing area, divide chores, ask for help when u need it its ok

Jessica - posted on 06/26/2011

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i have a 2 kids 15 months apart n another one on the way , i always tired, most my motivation is the kids getting in to things if i leave it laying around it increses the issues. I brake it up to spot n clean n have my kids help me the best they can. Do what you can with kids a house is never perfect

Nikki - posted on 06/26/2011

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I think I would kill my hubby if he said that! I have only just gotten the hang of it all and my daughter is 19 months old! I started by having a huge clean out, then I cleaned from top to bottom and found a place for everything in the house. Once everything is organised and easy to put away I find it is more motivating.

Samantha - posted on 06/26/2011

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umm tell him nicly then to put his stuff away and maybe the house wont be so messy then

Christina - posted on 06/26/2011

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Handle with prayer. Try to ignore the husband's sexist thoughts. You can try until you are blue in the face but he won't change until he's ready. -he is being sexist maybe he just does not see it.- ask God when you pray for help ignoring the resentment you have against him- i am in a similar marriage, except our kids are now 5 & 10. He did nothing the first almost three years we had our son. not one diaper change, He'd help me by feeding our son a bottle and then not rinse it out so i'd then have a moldy bottle to clean, no taking out trash w/o arguing.etc, etc, etc...- and I did all the cooking and cleaning, Do not listen to the temptation to ignore cleaning. Then you just end up with one of those houses on Clean House or Hoarders....That's not a winning solution, is it? So make up a weekly routine and stick to it.(Tuesday bathrooms, Wed dust, and so on. When he won't clean up after himself he knows what mess is his. Your job is to make a happy home for the whole family. He may not want to be helping around the house he will learn but it will take a couple of years. For better or worse- this is the worse part. Remember this too shall pass. I cannot tell you it's easy- being a wife and good parent are not easy. But they are doable. And it's better than being in a mess. Go to bed at a decent hour, yes drink coffee if you like it Mostly stay in routines. And keep a date night for the two of you. My neighbor hires a neighbor kid to watch (11 or 12 yr old) to play with the baby while she cleans. Pay them $2 or 3per hour and you will still be there- but be able to get your work done w/o ignoring the baby. My husband is now cleaning and I am reading and writing this- so don't dispair.

Kathy - posted on 06/26/2011

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I know how you feel except my husband semi jokes about it, he knows our daughter is my #1 priority, but still expects some cleaning to get done, although I don't do alot of it when he's home because he can help, and if he doesn't why should I?? He works 7 on 7 off so those 7 on its only fair that he helps too.

Chrissy - posted on 06/26/2011

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P.S.....When I AM motivated I'm like Kourtney, coffee and music all the way....

Chrissy - posted on 06/26/2011

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Motivation? That must be in the secret housewives instruction book that I don't own or know about cos it must be a secret. I have no motivation whatsoever. All I can rely on to get housework done is having the energy and being in the right mood. If I don't have those my house looks like a bomb site all day. If I do have them, I can have days where I go through the house like a whirlwind, go like mad, do endless chores and not even stop til I've worked so hard I can't even stand my own body odour from the sweat.

I'm usually one extreme or the other, with not much in between. When I'm not doing it, I'm usually looking around at it getting pissed off because of it, and when I'm in that mood, you couldn't even pay me to do it.

Even when you've just got one kid to deal with it's hard enough, especially when they're older (like my two year old) and dump their toys all over the house for you to trip over, try to unwedge them from open speaker holes, dig them out of the dunny, empty 5000 of them from the back of your car, and to prevent this you gotta spend all day chasing your kid around picking up all their toys as soon as they hit the floor.

And thats after you've scrubbed the scribble of the wall, mopped up the kids breakfast off the floor that they were happily swimming in, rescued the cat from having it's ears pulled out their sockets, re-ravelled 20 yards of toilet paper that was strewn up and down the hallway, and fished three quarters of a bag of twisties out of the back of your lounge.

Oh yeah and then the housework??? OK....washing, folding, ironing, mopping, vaccuuming etc. Then you gotta do shopping, pay bills and right before you walk out the door, the kid decides to lay a stinker in it's nappy, the third one for the day... and wait, when hubby comes home don't forget to cook dinner, do the dishes, bath the kid and put it to bed and finally, give hubby his cookies for the night.

And I haven't even mentioned the other three kids we have (who are teenagers)...... that's a whole different story on it's own, for each separate one.

Give us a break guys and be thankful the house is still standing when you get home from work.......

Kourtney - posted on 06/25/2011

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I make a pot of coffee and turn my tunes up. I have to have coffee and music, otherwise I'm not motivated.

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