Now in saying that, I do at time hire Maid2Match exit clean if I know some guests are coming over to stay a few days but I feel like I probably clean more than the average person – but I’ll tell you what I do and I will let you be the judge because maybe I am delusional and I need to do more cleaning?
I do at least a load of washing every second day, it used to be everyday when Mr Moo was younger than 6 months, but now I wash his clothes in with ours. I wash the towels and the sheets every week.
I do ironing twice a week – it is my least favourite job, but I always make sure that my husband has at least one washed and ironed shirt for work each day.
I vacuum the floor every day seeing as Mr Moo is crawling and he will often make a bit of mess at meal times as he is now trying to feed himself. I don’t ask people to take their shoes off when they enter the house because I have the best shark vacuum I could get my hands on. Oh and I would rather vacuum then sweep. A bit of tip here: Best Cordless Vacuum For Hardwood Floors: 6 of the Best .
I mop the floors every second day, normally straight after Mr Moo has vegemite toast for breakfast because he makes quiet the mess! I even asked for a steam mop for Christmas from my parents so I could mop more often (at the moment I use a mop and bucket and I have to time washing the floors for when Mr Moo is asleep and the floors will dry in his sleep time).
I clean the bathrooms twice a week – the bath gets a spray and whip down every day after Mr Moo jumps out. I found some great bathroom cleaning ideas from https://www.maidcomplete.com/10-bathroom-cleaning-tips-dallas.php.
I clean the kitchen each morning after breakfast – some times this does involve washing up large pots and pans that wouldn’t fit into the dishwasher the night before. It’s just that straight after dinner I like to bath Mr Moo and that rolls into quiet time and that rolls into his last breastfeed before bed and then that rolls into putting him down and then I just want to have a shower and hop into bed myself!
It just seems whatever I do, he finds the job that I haven’t completed yet (and it’s really getting me down).
I complete four loads of washing, but I haven’t done the ironing.
I cook an amazing meal, but I haven’t cleaned up the kitchen.
I vacuum the floors, but I haven’t picked up my son’s toys (well in actual fact I have picked up his toys at least four times that day…but no sooner have you packed up whilst they nap, they awake and have pulled out all the toys again).
I could sit Mr Moo down in front of the TV and attempt to get things done, but a) this isn’t my style of mothering and b) he would only sit in the bouncer for 20 minutes max before he would want to be on the move again.
Am I being a slack mum (seeing as I am a stay-at-home-mum)? Do you think I need to lift my game? How much can you get done at nap time? What is the solution for kid’s toys in the living room?