I just seem completely unable to keep on top of the house work, I have palpitations if someone pops in unexpectedly I think we just have too much stuff, even when I spend hours tidying somewhere it descends back into chaos seemingly within hours
I need tips on how people keep on top of things (my dd is severely disabled so things I can do whilst lugging around a flailing floppy 3 yr old just to complicate matters) and how to keep the childrens rooms tidy if anyone would be so kind. I feel eternally embarrassed by the state of the house
Do you ever find that it is not for the want of trying...<despairs> We rarely get visitors but there is a total panic if we do and a mental rummage of 'which is the nicest room they can go in to' sort of argument. For example, I've just finished a huge ironing and our toddler is playing football with it.
Also, if you feel like you're drowning . Lie down if at all you can for a few minutes. With your daughter? Then have a nice cup of tea and then think of a couple small things you can do to improve things for you at home. Just whatever you can to get your perspective back. Also try and do some form of exercise, pushing the buggy? dancing in the living room?Endorphins... This really helps you to feel like you can keep coping. And be brutal about decluttering.
How about just concentrating on the room visitors are most likely to end up in and clearing it up every day. After that, just keep a little bottle of perfume handy for when the doorbell rings, and put on your brightest smile and welcome them in. Visitors love a smile and the feeling they're welcome.
The fifteen minutes a room thing really works, if you can find them anywhere.
Thank you for the replies, it just feels very overwhelming atm. I have decided to try and concentrate on the living room and hall as these are the rooms dds professionals come in to. I've done 15 minutes this morning on clearing our dresser so I have somewhere to put letters and bills in a reasonably organised fashion
Thanks, I've looked at Fly Lady and I "swished" the bathroom this morning, seems like a good idea, at least it should stay presentable then.
Thank you for the advice, clutter clearing seems the way to go.