how can i make it easier?

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Working - not even full time - and trying (and failing) to manage a house and 4 kids is soooooooo hard - any tips - we are out from about 7am - til 9 pm and still the house looks like a bombsite!

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Jennifer - posted on 11/23/2008

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It all depends on how old your children are. The first thing I would suggest is to go through each room and remove all the clutter. You would be surprised at how that impedes keeping the house clean. I agree that each child should contribute, but it all depends on how old they are.

Good To Go Eco - posted on 11/23/2008

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Create drop spots in each room to de-clutter. For example, a place where the mail and keys go, hang hooks on an entrance wall for coats and purses. Also, give each kid a few jobs that they are in charge of such as emptying the trash, loading and unloading the dishwasher. As they begin to help out more, they may pick up after themselves more naturally. Best of luck to you!! This stuff is hard!

- Erin Powell
www.GoodToGoEco.com

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