Last minute playdate with a sancti-mommy? Surprise visit from your mother-in-law? Never fear. SLACKER MOM is back with a brand-new episode. In this video, MomCave TV shares their cleaning hacks, some serious and some…not so much. Because you’re already keeping tiny humans alive. Who has time to clean?
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And check out these cleaning hacks from some of the internet’s funniest moms:
Pour water on floor. Give kids towels. Voila! Clean floor. –Jen Simon, Writer
Make your kids do it all. Use chores as consequences. This was my BEST idea yet. Anytime one of my kids gets in trouble, I simply add another chore to their chore list. I ran out of ‘currency’ a while back and thought oh yeah… that’ll do. It’s not perfect, and the house will never be spotless but I’m lazy, so it’s good enough. –Christine, The Mom Cafe
I use my wet towel that I used on my hair after a shower to “dust” the dressers in my bedroom and wipe out the bathroom sink. –Sara, Motherfluff
When in doubt, throw it out. These days, our house looks pretty bare. In the play area, we only have books and a box with building blocks. That’s about it. Cleaning still isn’t fun, but at least it’s not so frustrating anymore. When we get overwhelmed again, we give or throw away more things. Because the truth is, the less stuff you have, the faster you’ll be done putting it all away. –Olga, The European Mama
Insisting you meet company outside at the park so you don’t have to worry about cleaning. –Eileen, Autism with a Side of Fries
This post originally appeared on MomCave TV. Used with permission.
Jennifer Weedon Palazzo is the creator/writer/and producer of MomCave TV, an online network of comedy shows for moms including Slummy Mummy, Double Leche, Blabbermom, and MomCave LIVE. She’s a working actress in NYC who has appeared in films, commercials, and some very off-off Broadway plays. When she’s not writing about the funny side of being a mom (for blogs like Scary Mommy, Huffington Post, and Mamalode) Jennifer can be found eating Reese’s Cups while furiously bidding on vintage clothing on eBay. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Evan, bandleader of The Hot Sardines and their son.