How do you keep things clean?

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
How do you keep things clean?
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Fri, 02-10-2012 - 7:07pm

We've all faced it: dishes piled halfway to the kitchen ceiling, toys obscuring the living room floor (and possibly all the seating, as well), piles of laundry the size of a small car.

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 6:09pm

Yeah, that's definitely motivating.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 12:28pm
Nothing like a call from DH saying ILs invited themselves and the rest of the family over to our house to get you motivated. Oh and I had less than an hour... I was still picking the cheerios from breakfast off the family room floor and trying to move the furniture back when they got here.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Sun, 02-12-2012 - 9:51am
I guess the kitchen it is... paint got left in the van and it is frozen solid.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Sun, 02-12-2012 - 9:17am
What is it with men and laundry... Dh does the same, I finally put a hamper in our room and most of the time it stays on his side of the bed so I don't see it. I'm painting again this morning (day 4) but if I can finish up I really need to tackle the kitchen or we'll be eating off paper plates for lunch.
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Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 10:19pm

I totally get you with needing just one clean room so you can get away from it all.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 6:32pm
I shouldn't even be answering this. I have been so unmotivated lately. I have no routine other than Monday's is shopping day. I normally have one morning where I get motivated and get a lot done but not lately. When I am motivated I try to have a laundry day (OK I really need 2 days with all the laundry we have), a bathroom day and a vacuuming/pick up day. Anyway it is really bad in here now and I'm not even sure where to start at this point. Part of it is I have been painting the living room so the shades and wall stuff is all on the floor and DH is finally going to drywall Alex's room this weekend so all the stuff I stashed in there is all over... I really need 1 clean room so that I can go somewhere and not look at mess and right now it is just overwhelming.
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Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 7:16pm

I like my routine, so I have a list of chores on my phone that need to be done every day, once a week, and less often.