my mom was a slob.. i hated it.. i was embarrased for people to come over.. I started cleaning sometime around 10 years old.. i mean I did toilets.. emptied out refridgerators.. did laundry.. well everything.. not just "chores" ..i was the housekeeper
I moved in with grandma at age 15 because my mom moved houses at least once a year.. maybe this was her version of cleaning??
i was really realived to be able to invite friends over & not worry about weither the place stank.. or my moms dirty undies were on the bathrrom floor
as an adult my home is not always mess free..i dont worry about toys being out or anything.. but its CLEAN..
if someone called & said they'd be here in 15 minutes I can have it looking spotless
anyways.. i see a difference between messy & dirty..
dirty = smelly toilets, tubs that need to be cleaned before bathing, sticky floors, disgusting fridges, stoves,.. etc, dishes from previous days.. dirty carpet
messy = needing to sweep, clothes needing to be put away.. a few dishes from that day... toys out
as long as its just messy & nothing your baby cant choke on laying out. .. or nothing broken so thats its unsafe.. well then ok
but if its dirty then clean up