frustrated mummy with too much cleaning to do

Nicola - posted on 06/19/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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hello i have posted simular post in a few other communities on here my problem that i would like to say about is how can i down load my cleaning as i seem to spend all day cleaning tidying and dnt get me wrong my kids are allowed to make mess but i have a two yr old a six yt old and a messy hubby and i seem to be doing nothing but stressing over my cleaning and not spending as much time doing what i want to do (which is spend time with my daughter) do any one have any ideas of how i can get it all done and still have time with my daughter in the day as its rather over whelming thank you

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Jamie - posted on 06/19/2009

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Make yourself a chore chart. Monday you clean floors, tuesday its bathrooms, wednesday laundry. Stuff like that. Everynight before bed have your kids pick up all thier toys. They are capable. Mine are 2 and 4 and have no issue doing it. Sometimes if things look really bad we will do a pick up at nap time too. Remember your house has kids, its not going to look like it did before you had kids. People with kids know this so dont worry about it.

Toni - posted on 06/19/2009

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maybe turn cleaning up toys and organising into a game with the kids? it teaches them good skills too. maybe enlist your husband on trying to be a lil more tidy for you, just tell him that its stressing you out ...hopefully hell make an effort to help out! and remember things dont always have to be spotless.. because as soon as you clean up one mess, another one comes, its just a fact of life with kids!

Lisa - posted on 06/19/2009

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aim 4 afternoons at the park, house cant get messed up any more than it is fresh air will get children tired and getting away from house hold chores will relax you 2.

Nicola - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting Sabrina:

Same here. i have all the toys organized.large amounts of pieses in containers and i bring out one at a time and leave the occassional bigger stuff out. then it shortens the toy clean up, i do my dishes when she has lunch,and wash the bottles that is really time consuming for me. when i get her up i change her diaper and put clothes on us otherwise were all ready for bed all day,i hate that!when i make her lunch i take an extra second to make my husbands lunch,then gather all the clothes in to apile and when you go that way take them to their spot.i have a pile or a box or bag and put all the miss placed items inside to eventually get them back to where they belong,at least you know where they are for now.now my husband cooks i prepare the side dishes so he helps in that moment of the day,i feel i go in to the kitchen sometimes and never come out! well its a process but its what works for me, sit down "alone"and seperate the toys and it really makes a difference,best of luck,let me know how it works outfor you if you decide to try it!



yea i have recently cut down alot of the toys my kids have out as they have a large cupboard full and some in living room and in there room i have narrowed it down to  a bag in the living room and a few big toys in the living room rest are stored in the cupboard and i get thm to put something away if they want something out . this i agree saves me alot of time i do try and not buy toys tht have a milion little pieces those are worst  i must admit im not very good at routines im trying to get myself in a routine atm which is harder thn looks or seems

Sabrina - posted on 06/19/2009

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Same here. i have all the toys organized.large amounts of pieses in containers and i bring out one at a time and leave the occassional bigger stuff out. then it shortens the toy clean up, i do my dishes when she has lunch,and wash the bottles that is really time consuming for me. when i get her up i change her diaper and put clothes on us otherwise were all ready for bed all day,i hate that!when i make her lunch i take an extra second to make my husbands lunch,then gather all the clothes in to apile and when you go that way take them to their spot.i have a pile or a box or bag and put all the miss placed items inside to eventually get them back to where they belong,at least you know where they are for now.now my husband cooks i prepare the side dishes so he helps in that moment of the day,i feel i go in to the kitchen sometimes and never come out! well its a process but its what works for me, sit down "alone"and seperate the toys and it really makes a difference,best of luck,let me know how it works outfor you if you decide to try it!

Nicola - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

I also stay home with my three kids and do all of the house work. Try not to worry so much about the house work, it will always be there. I created a weekly schedule for cleaning, so that I don't try to get everything done every day. For example, I vacuum monday, wednesday and friday. Do laundry when I feel like it, do the dusting on the opposite days of vacuuming. Spread out the cleaning and then each day you will feel more like you are keeping up with it. You could also schedule time with your daughter. Just say that at certain times of the day you will devote your time to her. If she naps and you don't, you can clean at that time. I find that having a schedule for the kids and myself keeps me from feeling overwhelmed with everything. I hope this helps.


YES I SHALL TRY THIS MITE HELP AS AT THE MOMMENT IM AM TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE WHICH I GUESS ISNT GOOD FOR ME JUST WORRIE THAT MY HOUSE ISNT TIDY OR WHAT EVER WHEN A RELITIVE OR VISITOR VISITS MY HUBBY IS ALWAYS SAYING THAT I THINK TO MUCH ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK BUT I THINK IM GOING TO SEE HOW WHAT YOU HAVE SUGGESTED WORKS THANK YOU .

Samantha - posted on 06/19/2009

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I also stay home with my three kids and do all of the house work. Try not to worry so much about the house work, it will always be there. I created a weekly schedule for cleaning, so that I don't try to get everything done every day. For example, I vacuum monday, wednesday and friday. Do laundry when I feel like it, do the dusting on the opposite days of vacuuming. Spread out the cleaning and then each day you will feel more like you are keeping up with it. You could also schedule time with your daughter. Just say that at certain times of the day you will devote your time to her. If she naps and you don't, you can clean at that time. I find that having a schedule for the kids and myself keeps me from feeling overwhelmed with everything. I hope this helps.

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