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How I Kept a Clean and Tidy Home After Having a Child

Freelance writer Maita de Jesus discovered that her neat freak side had to take a backseat when she became a mom, finding that a happy home was much better than a tidy one

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Photography: Dairy Darilag

Organizing and tidying up is a hobby and my form of stress release. When I was childless and living alone in a compact studio, nothing was ever out of place. A friend of mine who came over one day even said that everything had its place, and there was a place for everything.

After giving birth, my daughter and I spent two years in my parents’ 300sqm house. We then moved into a 68sqm unit, with just enough space for my now four-year-old, my parents, and me.

I am still much of a neat freak until today, but anyone who’s got a child with no house help or yaya to pick up after them will know that keeping a tidy and spotless house all the time is out of the question. And after four years of struggling with the stress of toys strewn all over the floor, paint smears and stickers on the walls, and forgotten piles of clean clothes left out of the closet for days, this is what I’ve learned in order to keep my sanity:

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