Saturday, April 24, 2010

Yes, you can!

I always hear people say you can't keep a clean house with kids. I usually hear people with only 1 or 2 say this too, which I find interesting. You really can though. It all comes down to how high on your priority list having a clean house is. If it's not a high priority to you, then that's great, if it is, that's great too. I have 5 kids and 2 dogs I take care of on a daily basis, as well as a husband who thinks that cleaning is the root of all evil along with homeschooling my oldest 2 and doing work here and there on my little online store. I still manage to keep a clean and mostly organized house. I'm not super woman, I'm not any better than any other mom or dad, I'm just set on having things a certain way and juggling it all the best I can.

There are certain things I do every single day and there are others I do throughout the week. Downstairs I clean the kitchen and vacuum every single day. The dogs live downstairs and I do NOT want fur around my house. The kids also make a mess at each meal in the kitchen. I dust probably 3 times a week. I split up dusting downstairs and upstairs over the days during the week. I clean the bathroom downstairs daily and the master bathroom a few times a week. The boys bathroom is also cleaned a few times a week. I do laundry as it needs to be done whether it's daily or a few times a week (other than the cloth diapers which I do a load of each evening)... I could go on and on, but what it all comes down to is balancing everything out. I homeschool the boys and make time to give each one of the kids individual attention. We go to the park, we play outside, we play games inside... I try to keep a healthy balance for ALL of it. I absolutely feel overwhelmed some days, especially when I am doing it all without help. I just pull myself back together and push on. But, like I said, You CAN do it. If I can pull it off, I think anyone can.

This reminds me... I need to go check on the cloth diapers in the dryer!


The Spanns said...

Do you have like an hourly schedule that you follow? Or do you just know what you need to get done each day?

Sarah said...

I just keep a mental list of what I need to do. I'm not good with schedules lol.