Adrienne Gomer is a hyper organised mother of three.
I have three kids, my husband and I both have jobs and we have no childcare help. Our house is always clean (well, not every second of the day, but most of the time).
Here’s how we do it:
Every morning we make all of the beds. My oldest is old enough to make her own and we always make ours. We unload the dishwasher and clean up all of the breakfast dishes before leaving for school/work.
Usually we’re gone for the day, but whoever is home will clean up anything left out before the baby naps in the afternoon.
As soon as we come home from school/activities, the kids bathe while I make dinner. We have a centrally located hamper where everyone’s clothes go. After eating, the kids clear their plates and we load up the dishwasher and clean up together. I have the kids sweep up crumbs or vacuum with the hand can under the table. We wipe down the table at the end of the day.
Before they go to bed the kids will clean up any toys they’ve played with and I will tidy up anything I’ve left out.
A couple times a week I will vacuum the living room and wipe down the bathroom sinks.
Once a week I dust everything, clean the toilets, mop the floors and get rid of anything laying around. This usually takes 2–3 hours.
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