Mom’s Real-Life Cleaning Guide is Hilarious Parenting TRUTH

True confession: I’ve never been the best housekeeper. But compare a before and after of my home showing it NOW vs. BEFORE I had kids, and before I had kids makes it look like a SHOWPLACE. Now I’ve got five people living up in here and still only ONE that does most of the cleaning! Although, my sainted husband does handle pretty much ALL the laundry so big ups to HIM! My oldest two do the dishes, but I have to police that. Last night my middle “forgot” to do  her chore of loading the dishwasher and this morning I have a sink full of dishes to contend with—but ONLY if we want clean utensils. Ha.

The cleaning struggle is REAL, and the constant maintenance can be pretty defeating, honestly. That’s why I LOVE this handy cleaning guide created by the wickedly funny Meredith Ethington of Perfection Pending. I REALLY love her Facebook page; she’s hilarious and she keeps it real! I mean, if you’re GOING to have to mop the floor for the 78th time in one day, you might as well have a good laugh to go along with it, right? Check out her hysterical “guide” to a “clean house” below!

I love how Meredith’s got the cleaning tasks divided into “daily, weekly, monthly”—I mean, a schedule is a MUST when you have little kids around, RIGHT? My personal favorites are:

  • Daily: pick up all stuff off floors and shove them into a closet
  • Weekly: consider dusting, but just laugh
  • Monthly: Cry

And also “consider burning the house down”—that one’s pretty hilarious, too! (And will totally happen if my children ever get lice.)

Of course, a SANITARY home is necessary, but in my world, sanitary and clean are two different things! Do you have a real, actual, cleaning schedule, or are you just keeping up with the mess as best you can? Whatever your method, you gotta admit Meredith’s is an amazing parenting laugh! Don’t forget to follow her at Perfection Pending.

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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.