I seem to have a 4 week housework cycle, does anyone else?

Elizabeth - posted on 08/17/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if anyone else has this? One week I'm really motivated and my house looks fantastic,all my washing gets folded and put away, etc. That week my grout gets cleaned or the windows or something weird. The next week is kind of average, then the following week is terrible. My washing piles up, the bathrooms don't get cleaned, and I can't seem to get motivated to do much of anything. The next week is another average week and then I'm back to being supermum. (Yes, I'm aware it could be related to my menstral cycle) So does anyone else have this and how do you cope with it?

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Tammy - posted on 08/20/2011

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IVE ALWAYS HEARD TO ENJOY THE CHILDREN WHILE THEY ARE LITTLE BECAUSE THEY WONT BE BE LITTLE LONG///// AND THE CLEAN HOUSE WILL COME LATER... EVERYONE WOMAN WITH A FAMILY I HAVE TALKED TO HAS THIS SAME PROBLEM!!!! ONE DAY AT A TIME---- SWEET JESUS LOL!!!

Stifler's - posted on 08/18/2011

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I'm in the phase of keeping the place clean hahaha next week I won't care about it

Melissa - posted on 08/18/2011

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Yep...Im in the lazy week...I did clean a bathroom today though..haha! The Supermom comes out because we can't realy stand the massive pile up of mess!

Carol - posted on 08/18/2011

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I'm terrible with cleaning up the clutter. I try to clean the house relatively good by Friday so we all can enjoy the weekend. I've found that if I invite people over I get soooo much more done.

Stifler's - posted on 08/17/2011

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YES. Washing always gets done but often I don't clean the bathroom or dust anything or vacuum properly and stuff and then go back to cleaning properly.

Charity - posted on 08/17/2011

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I would have to say I am a lot like this. The only difference for me is I have OCD so my terrible week, from what I have been told isn't really that terrible. For me though, it is. My really motivated week I clean everything, and I mean everything windows; base boards; outside of the refrigerator, dishwasher, etc. My average week is just mostly getting the laundry, bathrooms, floors, etc. My non motivated week is usually laundry, putting dishes in the dishwasher after they have sat in the sink a day or so; sweeping the floors, but not mopping; bathrooms; etc. I never really thought about it being related to my menstrual cycle, but that makes a lot of sense! As far as coping with it, I will let things 'go' until it drives me crazy enough to kick me back into super motivated mode.

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