How do you keep you house clean

  1. 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 scrubbed some more. Would my house be totally trashed when I get into nursing school? I have a 1.5 year old and a 6 year old. My husband means well but he dosen't really have a clue as to how I like things. :spin: I just need to let thing be huh? I know I have to keep the bathrooms (3 of em) and the kitchen clean....I mean that is where we can get the most germs right? Everything else...is it...see it in the spring?:uhoh21:
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  2. 37 Comments

  3. by   BeccaznRN
    Easy.....you don't!

    I can't really compare to you because I don't have children (and hats off to all of you parents out there who go to school on top of being parents....I have no idea how you do it!), but what I do during school is just take about 15 minutes every day to pick up. Other than that, the dust, dirt, etc. sits until spring break, winter break, or summer. I could care less when I'm keeping up my 3.6 GPA!
  4. by   locolorenzo22
    Short answer, it doesn't! Usually my roommate ends up doing a lot of the cleaning....I do what I can and that's all I can do!
  5. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    My mom cleans it :roll . Only because she wants me to pass just so I can make money and get the heck out of her house...


    Swtooth
  6. by   WDWpixieRN
    Is my house supposed to stay clean??!?!?!

    Having just finished my first semester, with the holidays looming and my family on the west coast asking for home-baked cookies that need to be shipped by Monday at the latest, all I've been doing is contributing to the dust (flour), clutter (tupperwares full of cookies), and chaos around here (Christmas everywhere) since my final on Monday!! It's hardly worth trying to find the dust under all the decorations my daughter set out everywhere!!

    So after Christmas I will try to clean in between putting things away and getting ready for an 8-day escape to the west coast.....which may mean that by the time I get back and get ready for next semester, I may have to put off deep-cleaning until the summer break.....yeeegawds.....
  7. by   sunnyjohn
    I put everything under the bed, sofa or in that one special closet.

    You open that closet very carefully or you might get crushed by all the falling debris.

  8. by   Lisa CCU RN
    I'm cleaning it now.

    I cleaned the bathroom, washed the dishes, and swept the floor during the semester.








    I think I may have vacuumed once too.







    Let me get a gas mask and clean my fridge.










    Like the others said, it probably won't be very clean or else you'll drive yourself crazy.
  9. by   nurseangel47
    put it on the back burner, like the above posts have suggested.
    I cooked, I did laundry when I could, I did what I could, when I could do it.
    I didn't let it stress me out though cause at the time, studying and attending classes and raising two little ones virtually alone was about all I could handle ..... I spring cleaned that year....after I graduated, I mean.
    I think the old habits of not cleaning as well as I'd of liked kinda stayed!
    I don't clean nearly as thoroughly or as frequently as I should....
    an old habit that stayed....!
    Guess what? Nothing has grown legs and bit me...yet! LOL Sometimes cleaning too much causes one to miss out on more important stuff....like LIFE! :innerconf
  10. by   ldh
    Quote from nurseangel47
    Guess what? Nothing has grown legs and bit me...yet!


    OMG that's funny! Here I am feeling so guilty for living in what could be considered a garbage heap for the last four months - I'm only getting around to cleaning now (I'm doing garbage duty in 10 minutes actually). Makes me feel better that I'm not the only one struggling with housekeeping. Unfortunately, it also makes me not want to invite anyone over (a social life - what was that again??).
  11. by   I RN A
    I don't. Thinking about hiring a housekeeper.
  12. by   tiroka03
    I have a schedule, that I try to keep to.

    mon-kitchen
    tues-dining room, laundry, car
    wed-living room
    thurs-bathroom
    fri-bedrooms
    sat- beauty day
    sun-nothing at all

    At least I know that during the course of a week, each room has be cleaned. Even if it falls down around my ears, I know it's going to get cleaned again in a week.

    The hard part is to keep cleaning the supid kitchen, dishes yuck.
  13. by   Dreamer-RN
    Quote from nicoleg
    I don't. Thinking about hiring a housekeeper.
    You and I think alike.:chuckle I have set money aside for this. I told my husband I do not have time for cleaning nor do not want to be concern with a messy house while I am in school. A messy home is distracting to me. He and I dislike house-cleaning, but know it needs to be done. So, we settled on using a house cleaning company.
  14. by   OnTheRoad
    My focus is bathrooms and kitchen. Dishes and laundry so we can all have clothes and things to eat and cook with. With 4 kids my house is not going to see clean till I hire a cleaning service or have more than 3-4 wks off of school. I can live with that I think till I get out of school.

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