Hey guys I wanted to talk about something that must be on the minds of so many people. How in the heck do these people keep their homes so organized especially when having kids!! You probably are like me and have thought to yourself “They must have a maid” or “They must be cleaning all day long…that’s the only way!”.
Well…I’ve thought that too about a lot of homes I see floating around on Instagram or pinterst. I always think my house would never look like that but people actually ask me how I keep my house looking the way I do, especially because I have two kids 4 and under.
In no way under any circumstances do I think my house is spick and span but I thought I would share my tips in how I keep my house organized to make me and everyone else feeling comfortable. Because honestly…that’s all that matters. Okay….are you ready for some honest pictures and honest thoughts…here we go.
I usually start in the kitchen…here’s how a typical morning goes around here….Oh yes. Look familiar? Dirty dishes….and to think we have a dish washer…that works…and is about 4 inches to the right of the sink. Sigh.
Well this is my thought….as long as the dishes make it into the sink I’m fine! I tell everyone around here I’m not the maid s
o pick up your own mess and I’ll do the rest. Like the motto?
Yes and that takes care of the morning dishe
I’ll usually take 3.5 seconds to get whatever “stuff” is stuck to the stove. Like I said…clean until you feel comfortable. Honestly, if I sat and scrubbed every damn nook and cranny of my house I would be cleaning every second of the day. So I do as a little here and a little there around the house
See☝ In no way is that stove perfectly clean but it will do and it HAS to do because I have 4 more rooms to semi clean. Haha! Told you this was honest. Let’s move on…
LIVING ROOM COMPROMISE
So here we have a perfect example of kids just being kids and playing with toys. I have to compromise….I just have to. I will however tell both of them that if they are DONE with whatever it is they were playing with than to pick it up and put it in their own room. With the little one I just usually do it.
My kids typically are playing outside and with my rule of put away whatever it is your done with my living room is stays pretty clean
KIDS ROOMS ARE KIDS ROOMS
I can’t stress this enough but typically my kids rooms are mess.. I constantly am reminding my son to pick up his room but hey…I have bigger things to worry about. No advice really here in that department…as long as they clean up whatever it is they are done playing with and the toys stay in their room I’m fine.
STAY ON TOP OF THE LAUNDRY OR IT WILL HAUNT YOU
I started actually doing my laundry about 2 months ago when my husband made a remark and said I was allergic to it. It really ticked me off so I was like “Oh yeah…I’ll show you!!!” But honestly I hate doing laundry and now I make sure to do one load a day sometimes two I am not overwhelmed with this massive mountain of laundry that I try to ignore. I purchased this over sized laundry basket from Home goods and it really has paid off for me!
Which also brings me to keeping a semi organized linen closet. This made my life so much easier. I struggle with organizing so as long as I do a little bit here and a little bit there I have my plates balanced just right.
Also making sure I have my vacuum and broom handy makes life a million times easier.
I try to keep my master bedroom off limits but usually never happens so I usually wake up to it looking like this….
MORAL OF THE BLOG POST
So that’s usually my morning and 3 cups of coffee later…it’s not always easy and doesn’t always pan out the way I want it to but this keeps my house organized for us to live comfortably and for me to not feel overwhelemed. I know it may seem like a lot but it’s about 30 minutes of my morning because I have this routine down. Hope these tricks help someone and I’d love to hear your feedback.