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post #41 of 51
LMAO!!!! I was just thinking about this last night as I was on my hands and knees spaying a vinegar solution on the sticky tiles. If you look REALLY closely you would think I do nothing. The beds are made, the 3-4 loads of laundry each day are done.

Right now the girls are supposed to be cleaning their rooms but I am on the computer sooooooooooooooo when I get off we are doing chores.... Delegation is a great concept.
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by Sasha_girl
It was just one of those epiphanies...what is the point? What is it I'm trying to accomplish? Do I want to have a beautiful, sterile house or do I want to have a pack of kids who live here and are comfortable just being themselves and doing their thing without worrying about carefully picking things up afterwards? I guess it was one of those moments where I reevaluated my priorities.
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post #43 of 51
By nature I am cluttery and messy. This has been a huge struggle for me. I am getting better though-I have found that I am not naturally organized and I have had to spend a lot of time finding a place for everything. my floors need to be mopped-my biggest problem. I bought swiffers to dust with as my one house cleaning luxury. My kids seem to be the biggest problem though-I swear they seem to be on a mission to move everything! my five yo picks up my bubble wrap and spreads it out only to get bored and move on to stacking my thread spools-boring-move on to digging through drawers for tape-and on and on....
this turns into little trails of clutter that you could use to chronicle the events of his day--ending with my thread and severl gi joes taped together with the scotch tape he will eventually find ( I can never find it myself).

My 14 is now old enought to reliably empty the dishwasher and load it so thankfully I keep up with that a little better now

gretchen
post #44 of 51
I like to keep my house what I call "socially" clean. Menaing if someone was to pop in for a unexpected visit or I wanted to have last minute freinds over there would not be too much to clean up. I keep the kitchen area, living room and bathrooms clean. Our room, kids room and playroom are hit and miss. I don't fuss about those rooms unless we have playgroup at my house and I make my kids clean up the bedroom and I do the playroom, just enough so no small pieces are on the floor and the kids can get around. Honestly 90% of the time our bedrooms are a mess, but I can shut those doors. I have a silly thing I tell my friends but it is true for me." You have seen my house all cleaned once, that is good enough for me. You know that I have the potential, but not the time or interest in keeping it that way." Usually when I have a freind to my home for the first time I will do a real clean, make it as perfect as possible. Then that is it, they saw it that way once, I don't worry about it again. I would rather enjoy the compnay then worry about getting ready for the compnay.

I am trying a new thng and being less cluttered because I think with my personanlity type it is a stress factor. I just realized it this weekend and have been working on it alot more.

I have relaxed ALOT with my cleaning I was very anal about it, but I love my sponataneous friends and our time with our kids. My kids thrive on that more then "hey mommy is staying home today to clean house"
post #45 of 51
where oh where is my kitchen table?
post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by ekblad8
How Clean is Your House?
Whatever happened to that show? I used to love/hate watching it. It was so gross but I'd just cover my eyes and squeal at the worst parts. I found it oddly inspiring though...inspiration to NOT ever let my house get that way!
post #47 of 51
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post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by RiverSky
Whatever happened to that show? I used to love/hate watching it. It was so gross but I'd just cover my eyes and squeal at the worst parts. I found it oddly inspiring though...inspiration to NOT ever let my house get that way!
It's still on. I was watching it the other night. I think it comes on around 11 p.m. on the weekends, on Lifetime. I only ever catch it by accident.

I feel the same way... "Clean Sweep" always makes me feel I should be doing more. "How Clean is Your House" makes me look around, see the dishes in the sink and breathe a sigh of relief that they've not been there for more than a few hours. And that Aggie (or is it Kim?) would not be culturing any pond scum in my tub.
post #49 of 51

clean sweep

I love clean sweep! It has inspired me to drag the contents of my attic to my front yard and sort it out. Of course that won't be until spring so the inspiration may wear off

The cleaner my house gets the worse my attic is-I have gotten in the habit of shoving things up there-dh says the ceiling is going to cave in!

gretchen
post #50 of 51
Thread Starter 
I love Clean Sweep too! We get TLC by accident (we don't have cable so go figure) but it is SO inspiring! I watched alot of it after my youngest was born and I stayed in bed for a few days. That was a bad time to be inspired,
post #51 of 51
I have loved this thread! I definitely have wanna-be-a-supermom-wife-woman syndrome! I wish I had more hours in the day! Or didn't need to eat or sit down,lol. How clean is our house....I think it's pretty clean most of the time. There's always usually one area, or one "thing" that might wait around a bit...like two giant piles of clean laundry in the living room right now staring at me to be sorted and put away (will do it tomorrow afternoon...or wait to see if dh does it, hehe). We try to keep up with the dishwasher so dishes don't pile. We keep up with vacuuming. So yeah, it's clean. But it's not always spotless. We love piles of books and papers here.
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