ive already went through toys and clothes and gave a lot to goodwill..why cant i keep up with the cleaning!

VANESSA - posted on 10/28/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i have 3 kiddos 9, 3, and 1 yrs. it can get hectic around my house, also the mess that i constantly pick up.gets to me! am i the only 1 with messy house....i wonder if you guys also go thru the stress of looking at the mess and feeling the stress even more,. it seems like i cannot keep up. when i sit down to relax or play as you know there goes toys everywhere. by the time my hubby gets home im like "im serious, i did clean" earlier..lol!

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Eron - posted on 10/28/2011

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i have 4 little angel/monsters + i have 2 admit my house is mostly a disaster! i used 2 think it was really easy 2 b clean + tidy because i found having 3 angel/monsters a breeze, but the 2 of the 3 were over 6, since having my fourth....@ best im embarrassed about how messy things get......the real difference in my house isnt that there are now 4 children, but that there are 2 under 5's......its like a daily tornado! in EVERY room lol one thing i have learned is that kids love routine and consistancy so although its not perfect we try 2 teach the angel/monsters (when it comes to their toys anyway) YOU CHOOSE IT, YOU USE IT, YOU PUT IT AWAY! it mostly works lol x

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I used to keep up on my house fairly well. I was ALWAYS moving, cleaning, cooking, cleaning, answering the phone, cleaning while on the phone. It was never freaking ending. Then I quit. I start cleaning up at about 4 now. I get the kids to help with the toys and then I do a quick vacuum and wipe down. I still keep on the dishes, but I have a dish washer so that helps. I would suggest just trying to clean once a day. Start an hour or two before hubby gets home and just deal with the mess for the rest of the day. Just my opinion...

Sharlene - posted on 10/28/2011

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Hi , I have 4 children and 3 step children my house is always thrash. If the kids make a mess we get them to tidy up after themselfs, I doit twice midday then night time when the kids are in bed go around tidy up .I hop this helps .cherrs

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VANESSA - posted on 10/30/2011

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lol...i remember a big fight ....(thats exactly what i did) including his xbox! the kids stuff as well but they strted running everywhere picking up stuff . they werent as bad, onlymy hubby wasnt home when i did that, i was tired of nagging him and after a phone conversation i hung up nd thats exctly what i did. lol!

thats a good one Lisa!

Lisa - posted on 10/29/2011

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I have 3 (4 1/2 YO, 2 1/2 YO and 9 Month old). I put my foot down (especially with my 40 YO - Hubby). I said I am sick of cleaning to have nobody care what the house looked like because all they did was drop everything whereever they wanted. I told them that anything not put away where it belongs will be thrown away and any toys not put back into their bedrooms by bedtime will be thrown away and I told hubby this goes for him too.

VANESSA - posted on 10/29/2011

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thnkyou sharlene, britney, anderon. yes my 8 yr old is easy but the 3 and 1 yr old keep it busy for me./ yes those ides sound great! at certain times then clean, instead of nonstop cleaning. my neighbor has 1 kid age 7 and shes like omg why does it get messy so fast....it feels like she looks down upon me...when i had only 1 kid everything was spotless. having 3 times to clean up is something im going to do...so thankyou all ladies for your feedback much appreciated!!!

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