How do you keep you house clean - page 3

During nursing school? I was in school 3/4 time this past semester plus I worked 24-27 hours per week. Last night, I just went hog wild in cleaning my house......I scrubed and organized and... Read More

  1. by   Elizabeth Hanes
    Definitely FLYLADY. My husband and I each do the morning and evening routine, plus 15 minutes (combined) in the day's zone and hotspots, and our house stays nice and tidy. As someone already said, you don't have to do "all" of Flylady every day; you can do as much or as little as you want. We mostly do the minimum, and then over my school breaks we also do one special project a day. Yep, gotta say I LOVE the Flylady.
  2. by   RN BSN 2009
    I make someone else clean it!
  3. by   djkmc1998
    clean? oh, i forgot what that was!!!?? yeah, taking care of 3 kids, going to school and dealing with life to life things....you might as well put cleaning on the back burner. i am lucky enough to have a hubby that does do a lot of things. he has been the permanent dishwasher since september : ) he doesnt clean the way i like it (you know how men clean), but hey, i cant complain, atleast he is doing it right???? god love him. :spin:
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    My theory when i was working more than one job and attending school full time was, if it's not hurting me physically, then i'm not going to worry about the dirt. I made sure my clothes and myself were clean. I would then clean on holiday breaks.
  5. by   texas2007
    Most of my cleaning usually gets done a few nights before a test, when I'm in the "I know I have this test coming up..... but..... I really don't want to study for it right now...." mode.
  6. by   SoulShine75
    To be quite honest with you....my house wasn't deep cleaned until the end of the semesters. It wasn't dirty, but it stayed disorganized. I rarely had time to do what I wanted to do with it but got things done that had to be done....laundry, dishes etc... I hired my mom to come clean about once a week. I paid her 60 dollars a day and she cleaned from top to bottom and I loved her for it. I'm considered a clean freak so it was hard for me not to be organized, but you can only do what you can do. Get your kids involved and make sure they help too. Don't stress out over your housework. I know it's easier said than done, but it won't last forever and hopefully once school is finished you can go back to your regular routine. Good luck!
  7. by   Lucyinthesky
    I just finished my first semester of nursing school and have a husband, three children and a dog. The only way I coped with my house was to try and concentrate my efforts on the main rooms (living room, kitchen and family room). The bedrooms got out of hand but I had to let something go and I realized if someone stopped over they weren't likely to go into the bedrooms. The bathrooms got neglected but it's amazing what a quick swish of the toilet, a little windex and clorox wipes can do in a few minutes to spruce things up. Bigger jobs and projects absolutely had to be out on the backburner and I do a lot of catching up on breaks. I just keep telling myself it's only temporary!
  8. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from DAMomma
    During nursing school?
    *** Get a wife. That's what I did. Worked great!


    I did the same for her while she was getting her social work degree.
  9. by   marilynmom
    Uhhh, my house doesn't stay clean while I'm in school....lol.

    We have 2 kids (that I also homeschool) and a dog and both me and dh are students and we both work (me part time, him full time). There is no time for cleaning...lol
  10. by   BoonersmomRN
    My house is a royal disaster during school. The kids keep their rooms clean and i have a thing about the living room being clean...but the rest of the house...argh.

    At one point I had a mountain of laundry so large in my bathroom I couldn't shut the door all the way....now that's bad...
  11. by   Daytonite
    Guys! None of you ever needs to feel bad about your housework. My sister wins the all time top prize for household mess--ever. When Clean House first aired, I told my mother that we needed to call them and nominate my sister. I think Clean House would have turned her down. She'll tell me she cleans, but I don't know how. She literally has cow paths through her house. She has junk piled up on all the furniture. She and her husband say it's "collectibles". Right. It's junk. You can only sit on the couch (and your legs are crammed up against more junk piled up in front of the couch), the chair at the desk, and one lonely chair at the kitchen table. 3/4 of the kitchen table is piled high with junk. She has two bathrooms. The bathtub in one of the bathrooms is totally filled to the ceiling with junk so is never used. I want to be there if they ever clean it out and they turn on the spigot to see what comes out of the pipe. She has an upright piano in her son's bedroom and it is piled to the ceiling with junk that isn't even music! There's no room to pull the piano bench out. You have to sit down, pull your legs up, turn and swing your legs over and down to sit at the keyboard and reach the pedals. We should have known something was wrong with her and her new husband years ago when she first married him. At that time, he had an old Thunderbird (the car) completely disassembled and all the pieces scattered around what is their son's bedroom today. I believe her house is a firetrap. If there is ever a fire in there, they'll never get it out. If we ever have a big earthquake they'll need a bulldozer to move all the crap out of the way. Years ago, they had the breakfront in their living room bolted to the wall to prevent it from falling over during an earthquake. Ha! Ha! Ha! You can barely find the breakfront with all the junk around it these days! :smackingf I often wonder how much money they could get if they hauled all that junk out and had a garage sale. It would probably have to be done over weeks because there isn't enough room in their front yard for all this crap.
  12. by   JBudd
    I pay someone else.

    On the other days, I have a list posted of various things I want done (dishwasher loaded, put away, basket of laundry folded and put away, vacuuming) with a price. Any kid can choose any chore and keep a list on the fridge and earn money. Only caveat is can't claim to do a chore the day after the cleaning lady does it!

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