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How can I become a domestic goddess?? Please help me I am just walking round in circles.

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bramblina Tue 13-Feb-18 12:47:34

Just that really. I want to have a gorgeous home which I am proud of. It's OK, it's a big house which we built and I do love it but I just walk round in circles and still seem to have tonnes to do. Do you just focus on one room? Then all I think about is what's still to be done in the other rooms. I usually start with the laundry but at the moment I just have 3 small loads- none are full. Shall I just go for it and put one on? But then that just makes more work.... Ironing is piling up which I don't really mind, but do I then clean bathrooms or hoover? Dust? Kitchen windowsill could do with a washdown. Living room needs a dust. But then I see the windows need cleaning. The pictures on the windowsill are ancient and really could so with being renewed I'm bored of those ones. Bookshelf is full of books which I'll never look at again. Cd racks....grrrr what do I do about them? Really want rid but then what do you do about music? I cannot be arsed to always use my mobile (streaming online) and a speaker which constantly needs recharged....what do I do?? I want the cds off the wall. And the hideous great hifi unit.
I just need a bit more structure as now all kids are at school I need to make the most of my days but I just don't feel like I'm achieving anything.

Also, where do you get your inspiration from for your design of your home???? I look on Pinterest but they're all the same, unachieveable and totally unpractical with 3 dcs and no money!

bramblina Tue 13-Feb-18 20:03:43

No domestic goddesses out there.....?

Huffpot Tue 13-Feb-18 22:02:19

Far from a domestic goddess here but I'm trying to follow The Organised Mum method. She's on FB and YouTube etc. Her philosophy is doing a 30 minutes blitz on areas five days a week plus the basic stuff every day(sweeping etc). Makes it seem a little less overwhelming and builds up to being on top of everything consistently

movinonup Tue 13-Feb-18 22:28:02

Watching and hoping for inspiration smile

Lillylollylandy Tue 13-Feb-18 22:35:12

Organised mum follower here too! Do the boot camp, then follow the daily rotas.

ShortandAnnoying Tue 13-Feb-18 22:43:08

I think it would help to separate, decluttering, redecorating and cleaning in your mind.
I'd focus on decluttering first and really get on top of that. Once that's done it will be easier to clean and tidy. For your redecorating it might be worth looking at some blogs and magazines to get ideas.
For cleaning you need a routine and jobs list to stay organised.

AdoraBell Tue 13-Feb-18 22:46:11

<looks around lounge> nope, no goddess here, sorry.

DonnyAndVladSittingInATree Tue 13-Feb-18 22:50:56

I also am a (not so strict) organised Mum followed too! <waves to other TOMMs>

I find that it’s really a case of tidying everything as you see it/trip over it etc. Rather than letting it build up to an overwhelming scale. It just takes you to get In the habit of always being “on duty” wrt tidying and before you know it it’s habit.

Grandadwasthatyou Tue 13-Feb-18 23:25:21

I hear you op!

I just cannot crack on with one job. Start to gather a wash and then get distracted by mess in dds room. Pick up some stuff to put in bathroom, notice dirty sink, start to clean it then think oh I haven't put the wash on. Go to put wash on , notice kitchen floor needs swept. Rinse and repeat.

Should listen to my late dh's advice. DO NOT START A NEW JOB UNTIL YOU'VE FINISHED THE LAST ONE.

Laucu Wed 14-Feb-18 17:46:32

I'm a bit rubbish about cleaning but do tidy a lot.

I basically never leave anything laying around, a place for everything and everything in its place. I try not to inflict that on the children too much but do ask them to tidy all their toys etc at the end of the day.

On a Wednesday I dust the whole house, clean kitchen and bathroom. On a Thursday I change bedsheets and vacuum whole house. My problem is that I don't do anything very thoroughly! So there are lots of dust bunnies in corners and grime in kitchen crevices.

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