Sunday, 26 February 2017

How clean is your bear cave

When you have children in the house, or even just a hubby like mine, you will spend the majority of your waking hours cleaning. It seems that no matter how hard you try to get on top, there is always more mess. So I am going to share with you all mama bears top ten tips to manage cleaning in your bear cave.

1. Who really has the time to break out the duster everyday. If the sides are dusty crack out the baby wipes. What’s good for baby’s butt is good for dust. Another tip when it comes to dust, only have short friends, you only need to dust as high as your tallest friend.

2. If your children insist on getting out every toy they have within 5 seconds, then you have the same issue I do. Messy kids room. My cleaning tip here is so simple and yet effective. Shut the door. The mess can’t be seen and as far as anyone knows there’s an Instagram worthy nursery behind that door.


3. When the dishes are starting to resemble a game of kitchen top jenga and you have guests on the way, don’t panic. Fill the sink with hot soapy water, add the dirty dishes and walk away. This way your guests will think your just leaving your dishes to soak, not just too lazy to wash pots.

4. My favourite cleaning tip is when the bin needs emptying. Who wants to put on their shoes and go out to the bin with a heavy bin bag in the rain? Not me. Instead of putting all that effort in simply point it out to your partner and tell them how much you’ve already done today, (I’ve probably not done much but hubby doesn’t need to know that), rather than  listen to you moan, they’ll just take out the rubbish.

5. When it comes to the bathroom it’s the sniff test. If it smells of pee, (I live with hubby, a potty trainer and an 8 year old with poor aim, so it usually does), you unfortunately have to clean it, if it doesn’t smell like pee, your fine. Just walk away you have another day or two.

6. Sometimes your home will become a bit overwhelmed with all the stuff you acquire. When this time arises you are in need of a good clear out.  There are two was too go about said clear out. Spend hours maybe even days wading through cupboards and shelves throwing away anything you haven’t used or even looked at in 6 months, then make the tiresome journey to the charity shop with your bags of unwanted items, Or take my advice. clear out the mama bear way. Find a near empty cupboard and fill it up with all that crap. That’s where it will stay and the cupboard will now be known as ‘the crap cupboard’.


7. Clothes have to be washed, that’s a given, especially with messy children.  Save time afterwards, instead of wasting time putting the clean clothes away put  all clean  clothes in a basket and simply take items out of the basket as you need them, until there are no clean  clothes left, then repeat.

8. Once every so often you are going to have to clean  properly, I know it makes me sad too. My tip for keeping your home clean. Do not allow your husband or children back into the house ...... ever. If you do have to let hubby back in, put him on a promise. No one cleans faster than a man expecting to get lucky.

9. When the day does come where real cleaning has to take place, put on queen and pretend your Freddie Mercury. Nothing makes me hoover fiercer than pretending to be Freddie as a moustached woman.

10. Get rich, hire a maid, sit down and eat ice cream.

I hope my 10 tips will help you have a more relaxed cleaning experience. I must warn you though, following my tips may result in mice, dirt build up and a staring slot on How clean is your house.

Good day to you xx

37 comments:

  1. Hahaha i love number 10! I think that the best idea! xo

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  2. These are brilliant and brought a smile to my face. I do number 4 ALL. THE. TIME.

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    1. Well our partners should be doing something

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  3. This is brilliant! I have shared it on twitter too :)

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  4. I have to admit, it's hard to keep your house clean when you have kids, but these made me smile!

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    1. Harder than hard, especially when your hubby is the biggest kid of all

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  5. I don't have children but my husband that I constantly clean up after so this will definitely come in handy!

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    1. Haha my husband is sometimes worse than the kids.

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  6. Haha I can relate to the bin scenario. The guilt trip never ceases to fail lol x

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  8. There is always one job left to do but I love number 3, such a good plan x

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  9. I like your cleaning tips. I try to do everything I can but sometimes it can be overwhelming.

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  10. Well if in doubt then definitely no.10 as it does 1-9 for you anyway x

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    1. So true. Better go buy a lotto ticket.

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  11. I love your tip about the toilet xD I guess I have been inadvertently following that rule myself!

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  12. I don't have kids or a husband, but i do have a "bear cave" (apartment) and every so often, I find that i have to just take all the clutter on my floor and put it in a trash bag and get rid of it!

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  13. I think I definitely need a maid, number 10 is the best idea!

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  14. Can you put my contact details at the bottom haha... I absolutely love cleaning. I think I'd quite happily do it for people.
    Great, funny post darling xo

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    1. You 100% can. Come clean for me 1st though.

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  15. This is so funny! I love number 4, bins are definitely a blue job in our house

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  16. I have all of these problems, I am not at all house proud and avoid all household tasks. Totally mediocre in this department.

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  17. This made me smile too! My house is a total mess with two teens and a tot too! Kaz :)

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    1. Get them a chore list going, so they can ignore it and continue to make mess.

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  18. Hahahahaha these are some awesome tips, you're so right and I do the same with my dishes

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    1. As long as it looks like your making an effort.

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  19. Hahahahaha I love tip number 9! I don't have kids but this is totally what I do every time I have to clean. Put my music on loud and rock out.. x

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