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Ok, so dd is down for the night and I should be decluttering and organizing but I'm not. I'm tired. I go through this almost every night. Is anyone else in the same boat as I am? What do you do to get over this hump and actually get things done? I want some caffiene but I'm nursing!!! Help!
 

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I completely understand. My 3-year-old doesn't nap any more, and by the time she goes to bed for the night, I am completely exhausted. I've tackled the easiest spots and the highest priority spots, but I've accepted that everything else can just wait until she's older. The early years are so demanding and exhausting, and you need to focus on getting rest and taking care of yourself. If you do find time and motivation, great, but don't beat yourself up if you don't. ((Hug))
 

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I agree with Jen! As long as everyone in the house is taken care of, the house doesn't have to be perfect.<br><br>
I find that cleaning through out the day helps. I never just clean for hours straight usually.. I just clean through out the day in between other things. For instance, earlier when DP was helping DC's finish their baths, I was in organizing the coffee table and tossing things in the recycle bin.. then just as I finished, out came DD needing dressed. I just do things in between other things. Also, when I go from one room to another, I try and organize.. let's say, a cup is in the living room needing to go into the sink.. so as I walk into the kitchen, I grab the cup up and toss it into the sink. Or if I'm going from the kitchen to outside, I take the garbage out on my way.<br><br>
Just little things here and there really help. I also have a sort of schedule at the end of the night. The kids go to bed, and then I vacuum (before they can even fall asleep) the downstairs, do the dishes, clean up the toys if there are any the kids didn't pick up, and then usually sit down and rest for a bit. But I always do the dishes and vacuum at the end of the night. If the kids don't hear the vacuum running, they ask why. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
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I don't have any DC's to watch, but I do find it easier to clean some each day and not spend the whole day cleaning!
 

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You've got a nursling, don't sweat it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I know, easier said than done. I'd say, do what needs to be kept up with, laundry, dishes, etc. Then assign one area a day/week to accomplish. Baby steps. It's longer to do than in one shot, but it is progress, nonetheless.
 
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