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Is your house always clean and tidy?

  • Pretty much yes.

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  • It is not dirty, but it is not tidy at all times.

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  • It is not dirty, but I have toys all around the house, etc.

    Votes: 22 18.3%
  • Um...I really have to clean it more often.

    Votes: 47 39.2%
  • I don't care about such things as "tidy" and "clean". It is clean enought for me.

    Votes: 5 4.2%
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Is your home always clean and tidy? Have you ever been ashamed when people drop by and your house is a mess?
 

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Yes usually very clean and tidy. I make the bed a few times a day after naps! and pick up everything after its used (usually). Dishes sometimes get left until the next day if Im way too tired but I usualy do them after each meal.
 

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I loooove having a clean house, but, um, it's been a while. You know how they say when you first have a baby, "the housework can wait"? Well, it's still waiting.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I haven't gotten back into the habit of cleaning regulalry. Funny that I had more time to clean it when I was working full time than I do now that I'm home (although I do work form home, so when ds is asleep I have lots to do).<br><br>
When I was 8 months pregnant, I hired a housekeeper to do a deep cleaning. It was wooonderful, LOVED it. She did the baseboards and everything! My house looked so good. But it's not in the budget to keep that up.
 

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I picked the 2nd option. DH and I both can't stand it if our house is messy.<br>
We are much more comfortable if everything is cleaned and straightened up.
 

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I try and keep up with the dishes, toys, laundry and just general clutter and wiping down, but I don't do deep cleaning really (window jambs, door tracts, oven, cabinet shelves, under large furniture), and I should probably clean the floors more often (rugs, mopping, vacuuming, baseboards).<br>
Yes, I have been ashamed/embarrassed when people stop by and the house is a mess.
 

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LOL, my house is rarely clean enough for 'company' standards. The living room and kitchen aren't usually that bad, but in my bedroom. LOOK OUT! Clean clothes in baskets, dirty clothes in baskets...we just moved so there are still boxes all over everything...And James room is STILL not cleared out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Spotless. ...we have two live-in helpers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> that's the beauty of living where we live. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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i'm able to keep up w/ housework. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My house is not dirty, but it can get cluttery.<br><br>
I don't get embarrassed when people stop by. First of all, if they're coming to visit, they should be here to visit ME and not to judge my living conditions. Secondly, I think that stopping by <i>unannounced</i> is rude in itself, and they (if anyone) should be the ones who are embarrassed.
 

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Yeah, I'm pretty tidy generally. When I was growing up, our house was very often embarrassingly filthy. Not just cluttered, but actually disgusting and filthy.<br><br>
So I'm a little OCD about not wanting that to happen in MY household.<br><br>
I don't get snooty about less-tidy people, tho-- I actually like the laid-back air it gives a house. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I just am too afraid it would slide into total decay if I tried it.
 

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My house is a disaster area. It's <i>never</i> tidy, but is mostly clean...except that I need to vacuum more often. The floors here get dirty faster than anywhere else I've ever lived, and with a teenager tracking in dirt and two small kids dumping <i>everything</i> on the floor, it gets out of control fast.<br><br>
If I vacuumed twice a day, I'd almost be on top of it. Unfortunately, I usually do it about once or twice a week (plus dh will usually do it once). I just can't seem to stay on top of the clutter well enough to <i>get</i> to the carpets!
 

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I voted that I need to clean more, but really, that's just never going to happen, unless I can come up with a way to put more hours in a day. I work out of the house full time. By the time I get home, get dinner, clean up, do homework, baths, etc., I have about half an hour to myself. I just cannot bring myself to start cleaning at 8:30 pm, when I haven't had 10 minutes to relax since I got up at 5:30.<br><br>
I do some on weekends, but it's not enough. I usually am embarassed when people drop in. I really, really would like to hire someone to come in weekly to clean, but that would mean I'd have to have the place picked up beforehand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:<br><br>
Dh, btw, helps out too. It's not like it's all my responsibility, but we just don't spend enough time at it.
 

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It just depends on the definition of tidy and clean. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
The living room is almost always pretty clean unless we've had a bunch of people or kids over. Books and magazines can often be seen on the floor or couch, legos on the floor in mid creation phase, coffee cups on the counter for a few hours before someone gets them into the dishwasher, laundry needing to be put away in a basket...that kind of thing.<br><br>
The dishes are done every day, garbage out, floor vacuumed about every other day, etc. The garage gets rather scary though.
 

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I'm pretty lazy, hubby does most of the cleaning that gets done, but he's not exactly a neat freak either.
 

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Pretty much clean & tidy. I declutter a lot. I think it's my hobby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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