How do you keep up with housecleaning/organizing/tidying with many small children in the house. I just feel very overwhelmed lately with house work -- I get less and less motivated the messier it gets. I just give up, I guess. I used to have such a handle on things. It is just that with several very mobile very into-everything children -- I can't seem to get it all together. It seems that even though our 5 yr old is good at cleaning up his own messes, he is very creative and is constantly making these messes, multiple times a day. Our oldest (7 yr old) is delayed/autistic and not a good cleaner. Our youngest seems too young to have any real chores, but will help tidy toys. If I clean the house in the morning it is a total mess by afternoon. I try to keep up with laundry but can't seem to have everything under control at any time. It is so frustrating. The worst is that the master bedroom turns into the collection ground for everything -- clean laundry, dirty laundry, mail, school papers, bills, anything I don't want the kids to get into, extra toys and books they leave on the floor. Someone help me!