Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Vacuuming woes

I would like to vacuum my house every day. It certainly needs it! But for some reason this is a virtual impossiblity. I can do my dishes daily, I can do a load of laundry daily, I can make beds daily and everything else that needs to get done on a daily basis. But not vacuuming.

Here's why....by the time I have one room picked up and ready to vacuum the kids have messed up another room, or worse, the phone rings. Then, while I am on the phone dealing with something *usually Relief Society related* the girls mess up the previously cleaned room. This process has been known to happen at my house several times a day. And the vacuuming never gets done. Seriously, I'm down to twice a week if I'm lucky...and that's only if I send Joel out of the house with the kids or lock them in the bathroom.

I've tried to have it all cleaned up and ready to vacuum at night after the girls are in bed, so I can vacuum first thing in the morning. But it never works. In the morning, there are just too many other demands and vacuuming falls by the wayside.

So, if you come to my house and notice crumbs and who knows what else all over my carpet, I apologize in advance. I'm trying. Maybe getting the vacuuming done each day will be my goal for next week...
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Eh... a crumb never hurt anyone... did it?
    P.s. I only vacuum twice a week.

  2. With my children once a day wouldn't even be enough! Just think of all the wear and tear you are savng on your vacuumm cleaner.

  3. Going along with the other comment I wrote--- I don't know how you have time for ANYTHING, let alone vacuuming your home!!! You have too much already! Vacuuming should be the last thing!! :)

  4. For me that was the only thing I got done that LOOKED like I had kept a clean house!!! So I did it several times a day just to feel productive after always chasing kids and picking up stuff! You're doing an awesome job and that is what matters. Great kids, not vacuum lines. I love you, Mom