3 Cleaning Tips From A Mom Who Hates Cleaning

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Cleaning is the last thing on my mind when I have a million and one things to do throughout the day. Before I had kids, I enjoyed cleaning. It was a great stress reliever. Today, things have changed. Cleaning with kids in your home causes stress.

Other mom friends have suggested hiring help.

The problem is, you’re asking me to outsource something. I’m not a fan of having anyone do something I could do myself. Although it has created problems in the past, I rather make time to do something, especially when it’s something like cleaning.

Please note, our home is never spotless. With two kids under five and two pups — all of which are very active — it’s almost impossible to keep everything looking like a museum. We allow our little ones to touch and play with almost everything in our home, and they take advantage of that.

Cleaning Can Be Fun, Sometimes
Before I share tips to simplify your cleaning routine, I’ll tell you what I don’t like about cleaning.
For starters, I don’t enjoy cleaning the floors. I’m not a fan of cleaning something twice in less than 15 minutes.

Of course, this happens more often than I’d like since our little ones enjoy taking toys out of the playroom and spreading them throughout the house.

Another reason why I don’t enjoy cleaning is because no matter what, you’ll have to do it again. There’s nothing more exciting than having to clean toilets every week!

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 Tips To A Cleaner Home
A clean home is important to your health. Whenever I don’t dust our home for a couple of days, I notice the boys get stuffy noses. To help minimize the amount of dirt in our home, I try to tidy up every day.

Even if it’s just one corner a day. It allows me to have a little bit of sanity. At least for that moment. 

Below are the three tips I promised to share:

1. Invest in a vacuum. 
By having a vacuum, you’ll be able to pick up all the dirt from your home. If you have a pet, then I highly recommend this one: BISSELL Lightweight Vacuum

2. Use vinegar.
When you combine vinegar and water, you get the ultimate cleaning solution. It not only disinfects your home, but it’s also harmless to your family — including your pets. It leaves your floors, mirrors, and glass spotless.

3. Downsize on things. 
No matter what you feel is important or will one day hold value in your home, you need to remember that clutter can lead to stress. Start with a closet and work your way throughout the house. It gets easier with time.

How do you keep your home clean during the week?

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13 Comments

  1. emma white

    November 27, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Some great tips here, being a single mum to 6 young children its all I seem to do, I often feel like Cinderella

  2. Erlene Amat

    November 27, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    It can be hard to keep a spotless home with two small ones and nobody likes cleaning toilets. I’m thankful that my kids are now old enough to clean their own bathroom and chip in with chores.

  3. Wren

    November 27, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    I am not a huge fan of actually cleaning, but I LOVE having a clean home. Theses are great tips, thanks!

  4. Tiffany C

    November 27, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    I don’t like cleaning, either, but I would have no problem outsourcing it if I could. I try to clean a little everyday, but sometimes I just don’t feel like it, lol.

  5. Elizabeth O.

    November 28, 2016 at 3:22 AM

    Vacuums are so efficient to have, they’re definitely a huge help at home. These are great tips, all are tried and tested!

  6. Dawn gibson-thigpen

    November 28, 2016 at 3:54 AM

    im not a mom but i am with you on hating to clean. lol. thanks for the awesome tips

  7. Mary Barham

    November 28, 2016 at 6:35 AM

    I NEED to invest in a new vacuum, and you have officially motivated me! Love these tips!! I need to clean better for sure!

  8. Alesia Taylor

    November 28, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Vinegar is a great idea to use for a safe cleaning product. Cheap too. Thanks for the tips.

  9. Teresa

    November 28, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    These are good tips i use vinegar allergic to a lot of cleaners!

  10. aziel morte

    November 29, 2016 at 4:50 AM

    What a good tips for me Glad you share this with us.

  11. Echo

    November 29, 2016 at 12:13 PM

    Yes! I hate cleaning, so these tips will definitely be put to use here!

  12. Ayesha Heart

    November 30, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    Awesome tips! Gonna share this to my sisters ^ ^
    They will benefit from this and will be forever thankful 😀

    his saves time a lot! Thanks for sharing.

  13. heartloveshome

    March 21, 2017 at 12:56 PM

    I love having a clean and organized home too, but it doesn’t always happen. With 3 girls, there is always toys all over. I try to get my girls to clean up too. Sometimes they are good, sometimes not. Other thing that is hard to keep spotless is the kitchen. There is always dishes to do. And of course laundry. It never ends.

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