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post #21 of 26
Originally Posted by MamaChicken View Post
Mine is spotless!

At least for the five minutes between when I clean it and whenever I allow the children back in the house.

Otherwise it is super "lived-in". Toys flung about, half a sink of dishes waiting for an empty dishwasher, and mud from the yard tracked across the floor.
Yep! Mine is clean RIGHT NOW because I mopped right after they went to bed and not all of them are up (but four of six are doing a spankin good job of tearing it up). The amount of dishes and laundry alone for seven is mind-boggling!

It's BETTER than it was when I had twinfants. Good golly, it was BAD!
post #22 of 26
Ours is OK. Not a complete disaster but definitely not as "clean" as I would like it. I find that we are just barely hanging on. I can keep on top of things alright but the minute we fall out of routine or want to get anything extra (mop floors, vacumn, deep clean bathroom, etc...) done it falls apart. I have a few tricks that help but mostly I just do what I can. I tend to do most everything in the morning. My kiddos are up around 5:30-6am. It's amazing what I can get done in the first few hours of the day. Laundry needs to be done almost everyday. I prep dinner in the morning. I make sure that the kitchen is always clean. It helps me mentally as we spend so much time in there and even if the rest of the house is falling apart there is one clean room. Toys are picked up almost every night because they are pretty much just thrown onto a shelf or box.

Crunchy floor is right . One of the downsides to hot summer weather and wearing barefeet. At least in the winter you don't know how much dirt and food there is on the floor.
post #23 of 26
Originally Posted by lilysmama1124 View Post
Just wondering if everyone else has a house that is a disaster zone. We just can't get or keep it clean there is just no time. Please tell me your secret if you have figured out away to not CIO, sleep, cook, and keep your house in order with twins cause I have decided it is IMPOSSIBLE.

I have a housekeeper twice a month. She was here on Wed, and my house looks like a train wreck again. I just throw my hands up.
post #24 of 26
My house is a disaster. We have a nanny, as both dh and I work ftoh. She does dishes, laundry and usually picks up right before she leaves. About 10 minutes after she's gone, we're back to disaster. My dh asked me last weekend why our house always looks like a war zone. I told him it was that we had twins who tore everything apart faster than I could clean it up.

Our house was very clean when we were growing up, floors mopped all the time, not a speck of dust to be found, etc. I asked my mom about it recently, and she told me that it was because she spent so much time cooking and cleaning that she left us to play a lot on our own. She also said she regrets that and if she had to do it all over again, she'd embrace the mess all in the name of making more memories with her little ones. I try to remember that when I'm dodging toys all over the place.
post #25 of 26
I'm so glad to hear I'm not alone in the housework battle. I had to tell a friend (who keeps an exceptionally clean house) that she is NOT allowed to tell me about what she cleaned today.

I can do some things when my twins nap in the afternoon. I have realized that if I get one extra thing done, a lot of regular things do not get done. Like the day I cleaned my van, or put things on the new shelves in the laundry room - the house was a mess.

It's definitely a lot messier around here than it used to be, and it took a while to accept it.
post #26 of 26
Originally Posted by Julia'sMom View Post
...it worries me that we're soon entering the crawling stage. I don't think a "crunchy" floor is going to cut it when the twins want to put everythign in their mouth. That's stressing me out so I might just have to dump anythign not kid friendly in a big box until the twins grow up more.
I just tell myself that the animal fur and crusties that make it into my little guys' mouths are helping them to develop a robust immune system! A good friend of mine grew up in a spotless, germ-free house and had the worst allergies and got sick four times a year until she left home and lived with messy roommates. As my grandma says, "God made dirt, so dirt don't hurt."
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