I have a 5 month old daughter. My family and I live in a small home. I work from home and have part-time office hours, too.
I - just - feel - overwhelmed by housework!
I *don't* have piles of clutter. If there's a stack of paper/doo-dads/whatever I deal with it. It just seems never-ending and I'm really burnt out that I don't have time for anything other than taking care of my baby and staying on top of housework. We don't have a dishwasher, so there's always a big pile of dishes everyday. The floors *always* need doing. A load of laundry every day. My husband is no help.
I've considered hiring a cleaning service, but honestly, that wouldn't help with the day-to-day chores that drive me crazy.
I'm also thinking of doing a major purge of sentimental stuff that I've been holding onto, such as my artwork from when I was in college (I have a BFA). It bums me out seeing it sit there in valuable closet space, and I just don't care about it anymore. My husband says I will regret it if I throw it away and he's probably right. I'm also thinking of getting rid of half my clothes (I don't have a ton of clothes, either... just one dinky 1950s closet and a chest of drawers).
Can I chalk up these feelings to typical new mom stuff? Thanks for letting me vent... any advice or tips/tricks would be greatly appreciated.