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Chores


Posted by mom112217, 29th April 2021


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  • It used to take me no time at all! Now I have a 3 month old and a 3 year old and I’m struggling to get into a good routine. It feels like I’m constantly either breastfeeding one, preparing food for the other or trying to set up an activity for the older one while I get the younger one down for a sleep. The all i have time to do is catch up on dishes and laundry. I’d love to know how other people manage, I feel like I’m drowning


  • Setting up a schedule for chores can be so helpful.


  • I don’t don’t to much in the morning. Dishes are left to do all at once after dinner. I meal prep tho so not too many to Dias no pits or pans


  • Household chores are scheduled for different times during the day/week. We block all chores and keep them within a 30 – 60 minute timeframe.


  • Depends how early I get up before having to leave for the school run and work. Varies each day!


  • Mine depends on how many bottles my kids have throughout the night which creates more washing.
    Then how much my kids dirty their clothes enough that I have to change them multiple times.
    After that it’s the cooking and depending on the recipe I choose will again impact my time.
    After that it’s things like washing the pots and pans, putting clothes and toys away and vacuuming.
    It next ends!


  • About an hour general tidying up including dishwasher, kitchen, make beds etc.


  • I feel like it takes forever, but I think it is because I try to work around the little ones and therefore do spurts throughout the day. The kitchen, no matter how clean the night before, looks like a mess after breakfast, so that needs to be done, plus I try to get at least one load of washing done before 9. (just on, not out). Vacuuming needs to be done every two days (we use a robot vacuum on alternate days) and I would LOVE to get some time in for bathroom cleaning but folding and putting away usually takes precedence.


  • I just do a little everyday so it does not just pile up and then I think to myself how am I going to tackle all this


  • Other than doing the dishes and wiping the kitchen and counters, I don’t do so much in the morning. It’s more a process throughout the day & week


  • Thanks for your answers.l spend under an hour just cleaning,vacuuming,making the bed, washing and tidying up!


  • Depends on what you’re cleaning. Might need to give more details in your question.


  • I will spend at least two hours each morning either washing, cleaning, tidying, dusting, moping, gardening etc. There’s always lots to do.


  • Usually takes me an hour or so (with a toddler) to do dishes, vacuum, and a quick tidy and maybe a load of washing.


  • It all depends on what your doing how big the area is and how many rooms you want to tackle. I tend to run around with the vacuum once or twice a week and mop the bathrooms every week. The kitchen takes about 15 minutes to put away breakfast and wash-up. Washing clothes every other day, and clean out the fridge every second week, I look for out of date stuff in the pantry as well. The list goes on.. so just do what you can in a day. There are really no time limits. It’s a home and it’s yours to do as you can.


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