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How is your house at this moment in time.

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HadABadDay2014 Thu 20-Mar-14 18:40:03

Do you feel like housework is never ending.

I don't know how friends and family I visit homes look so clean and tidy, where mine is always messy and disorganised.

I tend to spend an hour or two a day just keeping on top of the house work, but come the evening it looks like I have done nothing.

MegaClutterSlut Thu 20-Mar-14 18:43:19

a right shithole messy

icanmakeyouicecream Thu 20-Mar-14 18:44:21

The key I've learnt is to do things as you go along and don't let stuff build up

EverythingsDozy Thu 20-Mar-14 18:45:14

Since my husband left, my house has been lovely. Tidy 90% of the time and when there is a mess, I don't resent anyone because it's my mess and I'm not cleaning up after anyone else.
I suppose one of the benefits of him leaving smile

Stinklebell Thu 20-Mar-14 18:45:15

It was tidy. Then the kids came home from school

Smartiepants79 Thu 20-Mar-14 18:45:42

Not too bad but then my MIL is staying and my Mums been round while I've been at work.
Between them they've done the ironing, made the tea and tidied up a bit!
Lovely smile

lollipoppi Thu 20-Mar-14 18:46:19

The friends and family you visit have probably ran around like a loonie tidying up before you arrived!

My house currently has toys everywhere, and will stay that way until kids are in bed!

I now know what my mum meant when she used to say "all I do is go round in circles cleaning up after you lot" grin

Nohootingchickenssleeping Thu 20-Mar-14 18:46:51

Looks like a place I'll be happy to see the back of. New place has a bigger kitchen and a proper garden.

Nomama Thu 20-Mar-14 18:47:03

My house is still in somebody elses possession.

Damn solicitors only now found a 'thing' that make it impossible for the current inhabitants to move out.

Damn them all!

lollipoppi Thu 20-Mar-14 18:47:23

envyenvy Smartypants, can you send them my way tomorrow?

sittingatmydeskagain Thu 20-Mar-14 18:48:16

My house is at its best on a wednesday afternoon straight after my cleaner has been.

Right now, I have done half the washing up and swept the kitchen floor, but the laundry basket is overflowing.

BuggarMeGently Thu 20-Mar-14 18:48:25

A shit tip. I'm far too busy composing sonnets for another thread to even contemplate housework!

If you have DC, your house will never look like a showhome. And that's coming from someone who has suffered from OCD. Would your DC prefer a clean kitchen, or an hour's playtime with Mom?

Monka Thu 20-Mar-14 18:49:18

Immaculate (but that's because I have had visitors today) and tidied up even more thoroughly than usual. Otherwise it's fairly tidy at the start of the week and hits messy towards the end. I think if you want tidy you have to enlist the help of everyone in the household to keep things in their place which isn't always easy. I do a periodic spring clean which helps get rid of the clutter and means its easier to maintain the house but it all takes time.

hotritenow Thu 20-Mar-14 18:49:45

Just tidying up now after the GC gone home.....

ImaLooney Thu 20-Mar-14 18:49:50

Constant washing hanging up with a new baby, baby chairs and toys and mats everywhere, cluttered is the word

gertiegusset Thu 20-Mar-14 18:52:57

Dinner's on, The Chase is on, I'm having a fag.

Shosha1 Thu 20-Mar-14 18:54:07

Spotless.

But then both DH and I have been at work all day.

The kids left home a long time ago. smile

Dinner is in the slow cooker.

DH is walking the dogs.

Lj8893 Thu 20-Mar-14 18:54:38

Kitchen is spotless polishes halo

Lounge and hall is tidy but needs a quick Hoover

Bathroom is ok but will be cleaned tomorrow

Our bedroom: my side is spotless, DPs side is a shithole

Dds bedroom is currently storing aload of Mil and sil stuff as they are in between houses and dd is still in our room (on my tidy side)

Don't even get me started on the garden angry sad

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Thu 20-Mar-14 18:58:43

Messy. In our house it is like shovelling snow whilst it is still snowing.
You clean one room go to the next, come back and there is a toy explosion ruining all your hard work.
We have maybe one day a week where it is tidy, visit on the other 6 days and you would think we never did any house work. It is during those 6 days my in laws will turn up unannounced and look at us like we are lazy.

RagamuffinAndFidget Thu 20-Mar-14 18:59:37

Mine's a total tip, seriously embarrassing. DH has just worked three six day weeks, including an eleven day straight, and I feel like I've barely slept for days. The tidying can wait.... zzzzzz.

BuggarMeGently Thu 20-Mar-14 19:00:09

Gertie wish I could join you. Gave up 9 months ago and I just fancy one now! grin

EverythingsDozy Thu 20-Mar-14 19:00:12

Oh god, if we are getting into gardens then my house isn't so tidy after all! I am ripping up the grass, you know, the usual!

HadABadDay2014 Thu 20-Mar-14 19:03:18

I suspect I will be up to silly o'clock. I even tried fly lady once but then the whole thing went hay wire.

Bonsoir Thu 20-Mar-14 19:04:56

My parents are coming to stay in 6 weeks. I am therefore manically spring cleaning and tidying. I find that regular visitors is the very best way of ensuring my home is always maintained grin

Onsera3 Thu 20-Mar-14 19:06:02

You've read my mind! Been fantasising about vacuuming under sofas. Any time I get goes on tidying and if I do any proper cleaning it means no relaxation time that evening. And I have a helpful DH!

Does anyone manage to get proper housework done with a toddler around? DS 16mo is a nightmare to try and clean with.

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