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Hey ladies,
Just wondering when you get your house cleaning done? My mom is coming to visit this week and I need to get it done. LO used to have longer day time naps so it was easier but now he only goes down for about 20 to 30 minutes. He goes to bed between 7 and 8 until midnightish so I could wait till bedtime but DH works crazy hours so we use that nightime stretch to just hang out.

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    The only way I can do it, is just a little bit at a time! Nap 1- unload the bottom rack of dishwasher, nap 2, unload top rack, nap 3, load dishwasher, nap 4, throw in a load of laundry or wipe down a bathroom real quick etc. :) It's not efficient at all, and my house is not nearly as clean as it once was...but it is what it is!!
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    Sometimes I put LO in the bouncy chair when I make dinner, clean, etc. I turn on music, talk lots to LO while I clean... he is entertained and I can get things done. I don't do this every day but sometimes it seems to be the best option

    Eta I take him into or right near the room I'm in
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    Ya I break it up into mini tasks or ask DH to do whateverhecan. He carries laundry downstairs formebut since we pay for electricity based on the time of day, I put it in. Then I fold when I can. The hardest part is vacuuming and sweeping. I will get DH to plug in the vacuum in whatever room needs it and as soon as she using her play mat and not freaking out, I'll vacuum what I can. I've also been occasionally using paper plates and plastic cutlery so I don't have to wash dishes as much. Sorry environment.

    Also I think people understand if your house is a little messy.
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    I wear her to vacuum, do dishes, tidy up, etc. I do other things after 9pm when she goes to bed, or if she takes a good nap during the day. 
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    imagemommatotwo2:
    The only way I can do it, is just a little bit at a time! Nap 1 unload the bottom rack of dishwasher, nap 2, unload top rack, nap 3, load dishwasher, nap 4, throw in a load of laundry or wipe down a bathroom real quick etc. : It's not efficient at all, and my house is not nearly as clean as it once was...but it is what it is!!


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    I do the best I can with a 2 year old and baby, usually at night or during nap or when bigger DS is watching a show.  DH helps.  We get our house cleaned once a month but skipped last month because it was too crazy.  They come tomorrow!  SWEET!!!
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    I wear her to vacuum, do dishes, tidy up, etc. I do other things after 9pm when she goes to bed, or if she takes a good nap during the day. 

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    Are you able to hire a cleaning service? We did that once we had the baby and it's been a Godsend and worth every penny. They come every other week and in between we maintain the house.
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    I do what I can when I can, and I rely on DH for some things.  G only likes to be worn if he's sleeping, and if he's sleeping, I just lay him down.  If he's up, I have to be paying attention to him or he flips.  I can usually get some tidying up done during his long morning nap or when DH is home (or my mom is over) and holding him.
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    I use the awesome product laxminavkar is promoting in the DD thread, insert mobile wink

    Seriously though, like some of the other posters I just do a little at a time while LO is napping.
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    I do it whenever I have a little break, either a nap or if he's hanging out on the activity mat or the swing, or I wear him. He still takes one 3 hour nap everyday so that helps quite a bit.

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