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AIBU in thinking the mess is fine

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cherrycrumblecustard Thu 29-Dec-16 13:35:13

The house is a mess. It's mostly washing piles drying and colouring books and toys and books, general Christmas debris.

AIBU to say it's FINE. Leave it. It's not killing anybody. Or am I being a lazy cow?

Bluntness100 Thu 29-Dec-16 13:36:28

Personally I tidy, I don't like mess, but if uoure happy with it, then it's your home and you can do as you please. Doesn't matter how others behave in their own homes.

BooeyBaubleHead Thu 29-Dec-16 13:40:54

I am constantly tidying because I need my own surroundings to be orderly to feel relaxed and calm. It doesn't bother me in other people's homes though and I don't see any problem with leaving it at all if it doesn't bother you. I'm jealous, in fact. Wish I could be more laid back about it.

pinkieandperkie Thu 29-Dec-16 13:42:24

I had a big tidy up this morning. I feel much better for it.

FoddyWaddle Thu 29-Dec-16 13:43:23

Christmas debris never killed anyone. My living room looks like an explosion in a toy factory! I think as long as it is not unhygienic who cares! The DC are enjoying slowly working through new toys and that way everything gets played with before we slowly find it a home.

NavyandWhite Thu 29-Dec-16 13:45:08

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glitterandtinsel Thu 29-Dec-16 13:45:11

I have lived with mess since Christmas Day but I can't stand it anymore! Have had to tidy main areas except dcs rooms as they keep them how they like. They have to tidy up on hoovering day. Tomorrow will probably be the day I have to clean.
I end up feeling stressed out and overwhelmed if the house is untidy and after that unclean. I'm not sure why as when I was below late 20s I lived in a shit heap.

cherrycrumblecustard Thu 29-Dec-16 13:46:09

It kind of is bothering me but I feel like the more I try and deal with it the messier it gets!

thecatsarecrazy Thu 29-Dec-16 13:52:38

I hate mess but my children go back to school Tuesday, I'm on m.l so meh it will get done at some point. I bribed my children this morning to help have a quick tidy for a pound each grin

statetrooperstacey Thu 29-Dec-16 14:03:43

I try and keep one room orderly, but there is usually a degree of Xmas detritus everywhere else till new year when the tree comes down, mess is part of the holidays !

LockedOutOfMN Thu 29-Dec-16 14:05:43

Can each person take a pile of dry washing upstairs? Colouring limited to one table? Don't worry about the toys for now (or could limit to certain areas).

ShowMePotatoSalad Thu 29-Dec-16 14:09:29

All Xmas toys are not being put away...they're just on the living room carpet but tidied neatly in the corner when not being played with. We've also got a few boxes here and there that haven't been recycled yet. I don't like a lot of mess but I think everyone is a bit knackered from Christmas and I don't really feel like doing a big clean.

Megatherium Thu 29-Dec-16 14:09:42

Mess is perfectly fine. Do you want your children to remember you as a mum who spent quality time with them, or a mum who was constantly tidying up?

OhStuffingBalls Thu 29-Dec-16 14:11:41

Its fine!

My house was spotless from 22nd - 25th Dec.

I cleaned again on Christmas night briefly just so I could be totally relaxed in Boxing day lazy mode.

Its descended again now, but I am not spending my entire holiday doing housework! Sod that. I have designated tomorrow morning to the WHOLE family to do a bit of a clear up.

Today I am about to sit down to glass of sherry and a bacon buttie grin

ProudBadMum Thu 29-Dec-16 14:12:09

We have xmas bags of presents in the living room that I'm taking up one by one through out today.

Finding room for them is the task I am putting off

SheepyFun Thu 29-Dec-16 14:15:06

Sounds like my house - so long as there aren't dirty plates festering under the wrapping paper, it's fine. As I read once, no-one says 'I had a great childhood, my mother hoovered every day'.

BoomBoomsCousin Thu 29-Dec-16 14:16:27

Of course it's a bit lazy, but that doesn't mean you're unreasonable. What's wrong with being a bit lazy during the holidays?

I can't stand the mess though and shout at everyone to tidy up would whizz round with a plastic bag and shove it all away (to be dealt with later) so I could sit gazing at an oasis of calm with a bit of Christmas cake and a cup of tea.

MothertotheLordsofmisrule Thu 29-Dec-16 14:17:45

I find a small child misplacing mad money and their Zip card excellent for having a post Christmas tidy.grin

Found behind sofa - where else??

bippitybopityboo Thu 29-Dec-16 14:17:48

It was our little boys 1st christmas and my plan was to leave the tree up as long as possible but he got that much stuff for christmas I had it down on the 27th to make room for all of his toys!
It's your house have it how you like bit I always feel I need my house tidy for NYE as my mum always says if it's a mess going into the new year it will be like it all year round blush

Crispsheets Thu 29-Dec-16 14:18:13

I can't stand mess.Makes me edgy.
All Xmas gifts were upstairs by the evening, but then mine are teens.

Yoshimibattling Thu 29-Dec-16 14:18:27

Yesterday my house was really tidy.Today DC are back from their Dads and the place is wonderfully happily trashed. smile

I wouldn't worry. I always have clean washing piled somewhere.

If it's bothering you maybe pick a room and tidy it so there's one cosy area. I'd wait until close to DCs bedtime though. Pointless otherwise.

cherrycrumblecustard Thu 29-Dec-16 14:35:07

Lol Mega except I'm arsing around on here not spending quality time with them. Washing is away and I've cleaned the surfaces in the kitchen and mopped the floor. Lounge, dining area still look like bomb sites only toys, colouring, Christmas baubles and socks, books, pile of DHs crap instead of building debris.

HerBluebiro Thu 29-Dec-16 14:36:43

I follow the 'shove it into another room' approach in evening so I can be calm in the lounge.

Although right now I have left house in a right state as I just could not be arsed before I went out. DP is home late tonight. We will have curry and a tidy lounge by the time dp is home. And Dd will have an ella's ready meal for tea and I don't even feel a little bit guilty. Work tomorrow. Xx

Ellieboolou27 Thu 29-Dec-16 14:41:21

I'm fed up with putting things away only for them to be taken out again, fed up of tidying up, washing and washing up, I've resigned myself to live like this until I go back to work on Tuesday

CaraAspen Thu 29-Dec-16 14:45:35

I like tidiness and order but it's your choice as others have said.

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