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!

2 comments:

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.