Keeping Tidy As A Busy Parent

I often get asked how I “appear” to keep on top of things as a busy working mum. Through social media my house always looks semi tidy and things are always in their place. The truth is, my house does actually look this  most of the time. Both my husband and I have a little routine in place so that our house is kept tidy and our minds are kept clutter free and refreshed- Which is how we keep this a tidy reality.

Being clean and tidy can completely get away from parents, especially when you’re swamped with parent duties and keeping little ones entertained. Doing the dishes, hanging out washing or even lugging out the giant hoover is the last thing anyone wants to do at any stage of the week. We all know being a parent can be exhausting and throwing in “house keeping” on top of it all makes for one hectic AF week!!!

I know personally, falling behind on house hold chores can often lead to that dreaded “wife guilt”. BUT doing the chores we know actually need doing can also lead to the horrible “mum guilt” because we should be spending that as quality time with our mini humans. WE JUST CAN’T WIN!!!


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My Hot Tidy Tips & Remaining Sane Too

  1. Let the kids make as much mess as their creative minds encourage during the day. Try not let this mess upset you, don’t waste your energy running around after them making things tidy during the day
  2. Before you go to bed, dedicate 15 minutes to:
    – Packing away any left over toys out
    – Put the clean dishes away & wash anything on the sink
    – Take out the bins
    – Put away everything in eye sight back into its rightful place (this doesn’t take long)
    – Prep breakfast & lunches. Get your coffee ready to just add hot water
    Answer any outstanding emails or text messages. Might not be apart of “cleaning” but it will make you feel more organised
    The aim for each night is to start with a clean slate & NOT go to bed KNOWING there’s mess to wake up to.
  3. Spending 15 minutes a night doing small tidying tasks will make it less overwhelming. If you stop saying “I’ll do that tomorrow” which leads to the next day which eventually leads to the end of the month, you’ll be drowning in too many larger tasks (that can be avoided if tackled bit by bit daily)
  4. Use a cordless Hoover to run around the main areas. A clean floor puts my mind at ease each morning for Alaska to crawl around on
  5. Following these steps each night will allow you to go to sleep less stressed, will encourage you to wake up feeling a little more organised & will mean your starting your day NEW & TIDY
  6. Hoovering for a few minutes each night will mean less work when doing a proper house clean, it also reduces dust & mess, instead of it piling up each week
  7. Don’t overwhelm yourself & think your house needs to be spotlessly clean all the time. I rarely actually scrub my house “clean” but it will always look “tidy enough” at the end of each day

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 I used to avoid hoovering my house like the plague!!! The thought of getting out the giant Vacuum, plugging it in, lugging it around the house while it hit me in my shins, actually made me squirm ahaha! Investing in a cordless Vacuum is an actual game changer! It honestly allows you more freedom and flexibility to hoover wherever and whenever you want, WITHOUT THE HASSLE!

I’m OBSESSED with the Godfreys Hoover Ultra Light Handstick as it’s super affordable (for $299 + FREE shipping) and actually gets the job done well. Once it’s charged it lasts on full speed for 20 minutes and it’s really lightweight to carry around the house. When I was reviewing this particular model, I was able to carry my 12kg toddler on my hip and multitask like a champion! This flexibility is so important to me as I need to know I can still get everything done in a quick time frame.


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Thank you to Godfreys for sponsoring this post. All products were hand selected & honestly reviewed by myself & Husband. I’ve only shown what I truly love & would recommend  All imagery, words and thoughts are completely my own.

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400 Comments

  1. Jess Gibson
    December 9, 2017 / 1:07 am

    Entered!! Thank you for sharing, such great tips xoxo

    • Stephanie Bateman
      December 9, 2017 / 1:16 am

      Oh this would be a life saver 😍

    • Brie
      December 9, 2017 / 1:49 am

      Really great tips!! I need to try and do this more consistently. x

  2. Heidi Middleton
    December 9, 2017 / 1:01 am

    This would help with all the extra puppy hair when bub arrives! 😘

  3. Tanya
    December 9, 2017 / 12:33 am

    Would love this!!

    • Amelia
      December 9, 2017 / 12:59 am

      You’re actually not the first person to recommend this to me! I was recently complaining to a friend about how depressed my messy house can make me feel but how much energy I need to exert to make it clean!
      She gave me some similar tips and told me to GET THE HOOVER!

  4. Shanelle
    December 9, 2017 / 12:26 am

    Thank you for your hot tips! I am one of those “I’ll do it tomorrow kind of people”
    New Years resolution for me!
    🎄🤶🏼

  5. Fiona
    December 9, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Only thing on my Christmas list! Eekkk so excited 😆

  6. Chenoa Watts
    December 9, 2017 / 12:12 am

    I would love this!!

  7. Jaide
    December 9, 2017 / 12:10 am

    This is the only thing on my Christmas list – a cordless vacumn! Would love to win this!!

  8. Nakita smith
    December 9, 2017 / 12:09 am

    Love your tips on helping keep the house tidy, we do the exact same every night! A cordless vacuum would make it so much easier to keep the floors clean for out crawling little miss.

  9. Courtney Deaton
    December 8, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    Yes please ! Would give to my mum 💕

  10. Shelley Hoyne
    December 8, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    Would love one

  11. Heidi
    December 8, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    Would absolutely love to win this!

  12. Sarah Turner
    December 8, 2017 / 11:35 pm

    Yes please!

  13. Tanaya
    December 8, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Would love to win the Godfrey’s voucher 🤞🏻🤞🏻Thanks for sharing!

  14. Jo Harris
    December 8, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    I’ve been saving for a vacuum cleaner like this for a few months now. Perfect as I can get my 8 and 6 year olds to help out and use it too! X

  15. Carla
    December 8, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Would love to win the godfreys credit, also learnt some good tips, thanks Kyree

  16. Laura elliott
    December 8, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    Would absolutely love this!!

  17. Sian
    December 8, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Ooh this is much needed – the tips and the vacuum 🙈🙊😘

  18. Chris B
    December 8, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    This would be amazing.

  19. December 8, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    This busy mumma of an 11 month old boy would love to win this 🙏

  20. @white__whispers
    December 8, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    Entered

    • Jessica Jackson
      December 8, 2017 / 11:10 pm

      Fingers crossed !! This would come in handy at our place with a new bubba on the way in Jan ! 🙂

    • Astrid
      December 8, 2017 / 11:15 pm

      Omggg I’m a super busy mummy with 2 little girls and a boy on the way giving me 3 under 3🙈! I could use this baby big time😂😍

  21. Sarah
    December 8, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Oh my goodness this would be a lifesaver! I have gone back to sweeping because it is quicker and easier than lugging around our big old vacuum 😳 but sweeping is not a fun job!!

  22. December 8, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Thanks! Entered a few days ago but it was just letting me comment now. I feel like a cordless vacuum cleaner is the answer to my mess success 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  23. Laura Schonberger
    December 8, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    You’re like a Christmas fairy!
    Love the tips, your fab discount codes and opportunities that come along like this prize.
    My Bub is enjoying trying to eat everything on the floor so this would be amazing!

  24. Jen neal
    December 8, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Oh yes please. We do kitten rescue and there is so much fur lol

  25. Lizzy
    December 8, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Ooooh I NEED this in my life! Dog hair, my hair and all the food that the toddler crushes into the carpet would be so much easier to handle!

  26. Stacey
    December 8, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Some great tips and ideas here, thanks so much for sharing, I would love a cordless Vacuum soo much as a busy working mum time is certainly key!

  27. Sandra
    December 8, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Yes!! what a great ‘habit’ to get into. I am already a fan of the ‘Let them play’ (make a mess) until the days end 🙂 Our last handheld vac broke and I still haven’t replaced it, with an almost 2 year old I would ❤️ to win one!!

  28. Chloé watson
    December 8, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I would love to win this 🙂 🙌🏻🤞🏻

  29. Richelle
    December 8, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    Cleaning game changer! Definitely think the motivation to vacuum would be there knowing I could just whip this bad boy around rather than my regular vacuum! Thanks for the cleaning tips – really need to get my act together and get into a good routine! Entered!

  30. Lisa
    December 8, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    Yes please 🙏

  31. Shanae
    December 8, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Wonderful blog, thank you for the tips and inspiration!! Xoxo

  32. Khayla Beech
    December 8, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    This would be perfect for my two kids and living on a farm!

  33. Trish
    December 8, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    Thanks. I’d love a cordless vac!!

  34. Eve
    December 8, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Great blog! I am defiantly going to try these tips. I find I am so overwhelmed at the moment and it makes me anxious! Such a vicious cycle! I need to take action! I’m not even a working momma so don’t know how you do it 🙌🏻

  35. Lisa
    December 8, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    A cordless vacuum would definitely make life with two children and 3 dogs a lot easier and my house a lot cleaner 😂

  36. Lauren
    December 8, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Hi Kyree, thanks so much for these tips. I plan to implement the 15 minutes every night. The godfreys voucher would be such a help as I would love purchase this vacuum.

  37. Jess
    December 8, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    Oh my goodness. 2 under 2 this would be amazing! So much mess.. all day long 🤣

  38. Tegan Cole
    December 8, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    I don’t know how you just made a post about a vacuum so beautiful! We have been wanting one of these since we had our babe, who is now 11 months old and now that she EVERYWHERE and into EVERYTHING we need one more than ever!

  39. Jenna
    December 8, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Fantastic! This would be wonderful!

  40. Emmalea Lock
    December 8, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Yes please! I’ve wanted a cordless vacuum for so long but just hasn’t been in the budget 😩

  41. Anne Facer
    December 8, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Cordless sounds like just what I need – how amazing it would be too win 😊😊

  42. Corinne Devine
    December 8, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Entered!! I desperately need a new vacuum!!

  43. Victoria Carter
    December 8, 2017 / 10:12 am

    This would be amazing to reduce work load and keep house tidy as a busy working mum. Great tips thanks.

  44. Natalia sandic
    December 8, 2017 / 9:23 am

    I need this desperately for my dark wood floors and two kids! 😂 Great blog!

  45. Natalee
    December 8, 2017 / 3:47 am

    Cordless vacumn needed with my littler terror running around thinking his my vacuum caddy <3

  46. December 8, 2017 / 3:44 am

    I wish i was as good at writing blog post and keeping them as engaging as you do. My house is never clean and pulling out the hoover with a chord attached is always in the “too hard” basket. My 2018 resolution to be more organised. Thanks for the tips Kyree xx

  47. December 8, 2017 / 2:12 am

    Loved the post, thank you so much for sharing your tips xx

  48. Alyssa Secomb
    December 7, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Might have to whisper in the husbands ear – christmas time lol Love this time of year

  49. Natalie Fiorina
    December 7, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Entered

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