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Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms

I am good at a lot of things, but sadly, cleaning is not one of them. Well, let me rephrase that. I am good at cleaning – it’s keeping up on it that I am not good about. When I was younger, my mother cleaned houses professionally. So, that meant that in the summers my brother and I were the lucky ones who got to go with her.

Therefore, I KNOW how to clean. My husband gets irritated with me because when I say I’m going to clean, I mean that I’m going to clean. I will spend an entire day cleaning because I’m the type of person that can’t do something half-way. If I’m going to clean, I’m going to clean. The only problem with my cleaning method is that I tend to put off the cleaning and save it all for one day…and who likes to spend an entire day cleaning?

The truth is that I’m busy. I’ve got a 5 year old boy – who is constantly on the go and I’ve also got an almost 1-year old who is into everything! It’s easy to put the cleaning on back-burner! I doubt I’m the only one out there with this problem, so I’ve compiled a list of cleaning tips for busy moms to help us get it under control!

Give the Kids Responsibilities – This one is hard for me because I am able to do jobs faster than my 5-year old. However, I have found a few jobs that he can do that helps out a lot. Simple things like emptying the trashes, folding towels, picking up toys, unloading the dishwasher (silverware) and vacuuming his room. Of course as he gets older, the tasks will get bigger. I can’t wait for the day when he can…