Household Cleaning!

So this weekend we had to sort out the top room, meaning that we have had to sort out the mess that has been up there!

All the things that I don’t really know what to do with have been put up in that top room, since Baba was born and over the past few days they have all been brought back down again. But I still don’t know what to do with it all. So it is just piled up in the study at the moment as have no clue where to put it all.

I have been up and down there all weekend, dismantling old gym equipment,(Mr L did that bit) and putting empty boxes into the tiny loft space that we have. However I have been left with boxes of old clothes, that are mainly Baba’s so we don’t want to get rid off them incase we have another boy, but what to do with them in the mean time. I think we are going to have to buy some vacpacs to store all the clothes in. But until then I need to find a place for the boxes! Where oh where to put them?

But there is everything else as well, it is great having a four bed house, but there is not that much loft space as it has been converted, so we don’t have the luxury to put stuff in the loft, and apart from that there is a hallway cupboard on each of the two floors, that is all the storage we have. It doesn’t matter how many times I move the house round, how much stuff I chuck out. There is never enough space in the house.

I know that I have a hobby that takes up a lot of space, scrapbooking and Avon takes up a lot of space with all the books, etc but even so. I just don’t seem to have the ability to have an uncluttered non messy house.

I go into other peoples homes, and everything seems to have a place. There never seems to be a mess. All the children’s toys are away, the hovering and ironing have been done and they can find any piece of paper work that they need. I would love to be like that. I would be so happy if I was like that. I TRY to be like that, but it never seems to happen, whatever I do my house is a mess!

I have been sorting Baba’s room, and mine and Mr L’s room, so the bathroom is a mess, the study is a mess, and the lounge, hall and kitchen are all a mess. No washing has been done, the washing up hasn’t been done. If I don’t do it no one else will. But if I am sorting all the mess upstairs how am I supposed to do everything else? That is what I would like to know? It always seems to be me that does anything in this house, I need to cook, clean, tidy, organise, wash and iron. If I don’t do it, it wont get done. Is that right? Am I a mug, I know I am generally the one at home, but I am looking after Baba, and the dog, working and trying to study so should I get a bit of help with the house?

Is this the same for every house?

Am I being a cow for thinking maybe certain people could do a bit more?

Or should I stop moaning and just silently get on with it?

How does it work in your homes?

I would love some advice on this thanks.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. supersinglemum
    Mar 28, 2010 @ 22:03:17

    I am with you! My house has no storage and it is rented so although I have ideas on how to fix the issue, most involve DIY solutions. I too visit other people and come away wishing my house was that organised. And time isn’t on my side either, as a single mum I have no choice butto do it all myself – although to be honest becasue it’s down to me it gets done rather than me trying to hint at someone else to help. My house is clean – but cluttered, and I hate it! I just hope as the girls get older and can help and will have less stuff downstairs, that eventually it will look nice!!!

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    • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
      Mar 28, 2010 @ 22:17:52

      I hate it aswell, there is always mess every where. Whatever I do it is a mess and I know realistically, it wont be too tidy with a 17month old, builder as other half and a dog. But it is never ending and there does not seem to be a fix. It is driving me mad!

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  2. bookworm27
    Mar 29, 2010 @ 00:32:05

    I know exactly how you feel. I always walk away from other people’s houses wishing I could get mine to look put together, uncluttered and clean! I don’t have a kid, but looking after the house is exhausting and I don’t have ad much help as I would like sometimes, tho my husband does try, and is busy with school. I work too, so I never feel I have time, and once I finally get all the rooms clean it’s time to start again. But such is life!

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  3. TheMadHouse
    Mar 29, 2010 @ 11:23:13

    Ok, our garage is full of shit – sorry for swearing , but stuff doesnt cover it!

    The staudy is another dumping ground as is the loft.

    We are slowly tackling it. Car boot this weekend!

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    • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
      Mar 29, 2010 @ 12:11:59

      You see our top room was like that, the shed well I don’t even know what is in there, but now that Mr L has cleared the top room the only room that is tidy is Baba’s and trying to sort with an 18month old does not happen as he wont stay in one place arghh! I think Mum has had enough off having him now as well so I don’t think I can push that anymore!
      And the problem is ours, isn’t actually rubbish it is stuff we need!

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  4. Susie
    Apr 11, 2010 @ 13:05:48

    Visit http://www.flylady.net it is great for organizinig one step and one babystep at a time.

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