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How do you keep up with the house cleaning when you elementary age kids in the house?

Everyone has a chore list
0 (0%)
Chore lists and one person does bulk of cleaning daily with kids in school
1 (25%)
Maid Service
2 (50%)
Periodic panicked cleaning when company coming
0 (0%)
LOL, fail, just fail
0 (0%)
Chore lists and maid service
0 (0%)
other
1 (25%)

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Offline nosuchreality

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House cleaning with young children in the house
« on: May 02, 2018, 07:26:18 AM »
Pretty simple question, actually mostly curious how many with younger children (single digits) are keeping up with the house cleaning.

I suppose I should have added the option for one of us has the cleaning gene and just 'tidy up' every time their on their feet.
 

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Re: House cleaning with young children in the house
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 07:34:57 AM »
Bi weekly maid service
Declutter
Give everything a home
Have kids clean up their own areas.

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Re: House cleaning with young children in the house
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018, 07:46:34 AM »
Solid advice Bones, and that clutter thing definitely is a hamstringer turning any cleaning task into 2 or 3 cleaning tasks.  That's a sore point with me.  Too many cleaning experts recommending solutions of turning cabinets and drawers into origami projects to give places a home which makes the tasks 5 cleaning tasks, IMO, instead of getting rid of the stuff.  Gotta get rid of stuff. :-)

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Re: House cleaning with young children in the house
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 08:01:17 AM »
Solid advice Bones, and that clutter thing definitely is a hamstringer turning any cleaning task into 2 or 3 cleaning tasks.  That's a sore point with me.  Too many cleaning experts recommending solutions of turning cabinets and drawers into origami projects to give places a home which makes the tasks 5 cleaning tasks, IMO, instead of getting rid of the stuff.  Gotta get rid of stuff. :-)


Declutter is really the key. It makes the 1,3 and 4 easy. We practice the one thing in, one thing out approach.  We are also paperless and toss out anything useless (product boxes, instruction manuals, “just in case I need it once in 5 years” items, etc.).

 

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