I pose this question to the bloggy universe: How do you keep your house clean with little ones trailing after you messing it up? My regular visitors may remember my discouraged post a few weeks ago, when I felt sure I'd never have a clean house. I checked out one website a commenter left, but it didn't seem like it would be especially useful at this point, since I need to learn how to manage my own house, not have someone come in and motivate my daughter for me.
Basically, it works out this way: Adam and I will get ourselves all motivated for a day (or a week--depending on how messy the house is to start with) and clean all up. Then we are usually pretty good and pick up after ourselves, and get our daughter to pick up before bedtime for a few days. Then our schedule is disrupted, or someone gets sick, or there's a big holiday, and suddenly another week has passed and the house is all messy again.
Anybody have some good ideas to get us through these transitional times?
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