to think a few days into the school holiday my house should not be sporting the just been burgled look?

(33 Posts)
Owllady Tue 30-Jul-13 10:01:22

sad

I am sick of picking up and tidying up
making food
unpacking bags of crap - my daughter is autistic (with sld) and just fills up bags with random crap, washing, shoes, bits of paper - anything
making beds, washing beds, being moaned at
why does the toilet smell more as well?
why is everything such a mess. It was fine last week

I am not even a tidy clean fraek

freddiefrog Tue 30-Jul-13 10:08:11

My house looks like it's been ransacked too.

They're all out today so I should really make the most of it and tidy up a bit, but I'm not sure where to start so am procrastinating on MN instead

mine isn't too bad as had to tidy yesterday in preparation for DD3s sleepover last night. But they were outside in the tent, so the house stayed reasonably clear wink. Am leaving the tent till later in the week though, can't face the sweet wrapper mountain.

num3onway Tue 30-Jul-13 10:17:23

Mines always bad be it holidays or not

Really wish I was a domestic goddess

SugarMiceInTheRain Tue 30-Jul-13 10:23:20

I'm no clean freak by a long shot, but mine looks much worse. Apart from the kitchen, which looks presentable because DH blitzed it on Sunday and I've only cooked one meal since then grin

I could tidy now, as the DSs are happily watching a DVD, but really, what's the point?

kezLOU1977 Tue 30-Jul-13 10:27:01

Ahhhh glad my house isn't the only one to sport this look ;)

ThePowerof3 Tue 30-Jul-13 10:28:27

My daughter loves filling up bags too, I find them everywhere!

thefuturesnotourstosee Tue 30-Jul-13 10:30:31

Mine too.

I've bought some huge plastic boxes and Im shoving stuff into them until I have the energy to sort it all out.

As for the washing how is it there is so much more of the stuff? They wear clothes during term time to don't they?

freddiefrog Tue 30-Jul-13 10:35:25

I have a bag filler too.

She has a better handbag collection than me, and they're all full of random stuff. I spent 3 weeks looking for the TV remote before finding it in one of her bloody bags.

I've shoved the worst of it in the understairs cupboard, it'll all be dragged out again later, so what's the point of putting any effort in?

Owllady Tue 30-Jul-13 10:35:27

my washing pile is horrendous! and I have justy found pants down the back of the sofa hmm not mine I hasten to add, chance would be a fine thinggrin

we are lucky enough to be going away but i know very well i will stay in a minimised down cottage and then come back and find my house over cluttered, smelly and plain disgusting blush

Owllady Tue 30-Jul-13 10:36:23

do all girls fill bags then? or are they autistic as well? <tries to ignore owl ladys own bags in wardrobe filled with receipts and random crap>

ISeeSmallPeople Tue 30-Jul-13 10:40:48

My DD also fills bags with stuff. Tv remotes are favourite.
And my handbags are also all filled with crap.

I am embracing the burgled look for now. No point in tidying when they will just create chaos later.

Absolutely sick of picking up after everyone they ignore when I nag obv need to try another way

ThePowerof3 Tue 30-Jul-13 10:46:31

My DD1 is six and doesn't have autism and has always loved filling bags, DD2 does it too to a lesser extent and she isn't autistic either

BlackeyedSusan Tue 30-Jul-13 10:47:10

ahh, now burglars. my children have made preparations. they have booby -trapped the living room with a scattering of duplo and toys. we do a good line in freshly burgled.

freddiefrog Tue 30-Jul-13 10:48:12

I have 2 DDs, the eldest isn't, and has never been a bag filler. Youngest has been obsessed with bag filling forever it seems like.

DD1 isn't autistic, neither is DD2, but she is dyspraxic

aldiwhore Tue 30-Jul-13 10:49:44

The housewrecked feeling was one of the reasons I went back to work, and one of the reasons why I take my annual leave outside of the holidays if I can!! (I work part-time)

Every morning I'm starting with a 'all hands on deck' houseblitz (the loo stinks frankly and needs doing 2plus times a day) and after dinner in the evening we have a generally tidy.

I do not tidy up during the day as it's a pointless task.

elliejjtiny Tue 30-Jul-13 11:43:59

Glad it's not just me. The community nurse is coming to weigh DS4 tomorrow and I'm beginning to wish I had chosen to go to the baby clinic instead of having a home visit. Mind you, taking 4 DC's into town wouldn't have been fun either.

MovingForward0719 Tue 30-Jul-13 13:29:12

I have two children. The youngest one has autism and I always assume the noise, mess, chaos etc is down to him. I have booked my older child into holiday club this week, a bit of respite for him from the strains of being a sibling of a child with ASD. My house is quiet. My house is tidy and clean. I have had quality time with my little man AND got stuff done. Lol don't have the heart to mention any of this to my older son!!!

MovingForward0719 Tue 30-Jul-13 13:32:07

Ps my little man doesn't fill bags. He used to do a nice line on chucking toothbrushes down the loo and valuable in the bin but fortunately has outgrown this now :-)

youarewinning Tue 30-Jul-13 13:45:47

Look on the bright side - all of our burgled look houses are unlikely to get burgled because....

a. they look already done over so burglers will think there's nothing left, or failing that

b. they can't actually get in the house because there's so much on the floor, or

c. If they get past a and b they won't be able to find anything to burgle as it's buried.

grin

Waffling Tue 30-Jul-13 13:50:02

d. Anything valuable will be hidden in one of 487 handbags. The fuckers'll never find them.

GemmaTeller Tue 30-Jul-13 13:52:22

...thats what ours looks like within 48 hours of DSD coming home from uni smile

Owllady Wed 31-Jul-13 11:46:36

haha youarewinning and waffling, that's so true grin

MummyPig24 Wed 31-Jul-13 12:17:26

I've had a blitz this morning because it was having a negative effect on my mental health!! But after I cleaned the whole house the children kindly got out piles of toys and set them up ready for their friends to come and play. They set up at 10. 4 hours before their friends are due to arrive! They keep touching each others stuff and knocking it over. Praying 4 children is easier than 2!

LaundryLegoLunch Wed 31-Jul-13 12:32:13

Ah me too! Stuff is everywhere. Cups, shoes, books, toys. It's bad enough from my 5 and 6 yr olds but on top I have a 20month toddler whose life mission is to rearrange our living space - toothbrush in the fridge, tin of beans on the sofa, jigsaw in the bath.

I think I need to just accept it. We've got some time away coming up and then it'll make the start of term even sweeter grin

ProudAS Wed 31-Jul-13 16:48:46

Look on the bright side - any passing burglar will think that someone has beaten them to it and move on.

Wonderstuff Wed 31-Jul-13 16:55:27

So glad it's not just me! I had a melt down about it yesterday blush

I have soo much washing, three loads yesterday and the bin is still full! As I tidy they create more. I was looking forward to getting the house straight in the hols (I teach) seems that was optimistic.

trice Wed 31-Jul-13 17:11:07

We all cleaned for two hours this morning before the cleaner came. She did two hours of energetic hoovering and wiping down. She has been gone two hours and I am looking at a lego mountain with towels and shoes and a half painted penguin.

I think I might move out until September!

McNewPants2013 Wed 31-Jul-13 21:04:02

I flipped in my house today, 2nd week in and my poor house has had a battering.

Sat down with a can now looking at a nice clean and tidy house.

No doubt when I come home from work it will be trashed again.

Maryann1975 Wed 31-Jul-13 21:11:32

The house was spotless, tidy and clean on the last day of term, which i think was 12 days ago. It looked ok last week, but although its kind of tidy, it is not clean. I could do it once everyone else is in bed, but I'm exhausted, why should I? I think I might make it a priority to put a wipe over the bathroom tomorrow, it is looking desperate in there. We have a bag filler here too. Why do they do it?

wasabipeanut Wed 31-Jul-13 21:18:18

Another bag filler here in the shape of DD. Bags and also her toy buggy under basket - I find all sorts of shit I there. Drives me nuts. I am one child down at the moment (DS1 staying with grand parents until Friday) and it is still a tip.

More people in the house and no time to tidy and clean it.

I must confess I struggle.

McNewPants2013 Wed 31-Jul-13 21:29:46

I don't know how my sister does it, but her house is always spotless.

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