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How long does it really take you to keep your house clean and tidy?

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Ernestina Tue 16-Sep-08 12:50:26

I need help. My ds is nearly 8 months now and my house is still in chaos. Feel like I don't really have an excuse for living in a pit any more but just can't seem to get on top of everything sad

How many hours a day do you spend cleaning/tidying/decluttering to stay on top of things?

NotDoingTheHousework Tue 16-Sep-08 12:52:35

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LongDroopyBoobyLady Tue 16-Sep-08 12:54:15

Mine takes me about 30 mins a day - picking up after everyone, washing down kitchen worktops, ironing etc... and then I do a thorough clean each week which is a good 4 hours. I don't have a whole 4 hour chunk to do it in so split it up into 2 x 2 hours.

Ernestina Tue 16-Sep-08 14:22:41

Thanks NDTH - you're right - I do need a big push to get it back under control.

LDBL - 30mins a day sounds do-able grin

onepieceoflollipop Tue 16-Sep-08 14:25:42

I was thinking about this earlier. My theory is that if you find housework a real struggle, and hate most jobs then it will take ages. (I don't love it, but most days I feel motivated to get on and do it). Like any other tasks that we are not looking forward to, it can be hard to actually get on and do it.

I would say on average 1-2 hours a day.

Ernestina if you don't mind me asking do you have a dp/dh? If so then he or she should also be doing their share.

kittywise Tue 16-Sep-08 14:26:05

Mine is like that bridge that never gets painted. I could work at it all day and it wouldn't be finished (sigh)

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