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12 Alternatives To Trying To Keep A Sparkling Clean House After Kids, As Illustrated By Game of Thrones

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Keeping your house as clean as it was before you had kids is a nice idea, and so is having a pet unicorn. Unfortunately, both things are equally unlikely. Instead of spending your day cleaning up messes that are immediately re-messed-up by your adorable offspring, here are a few alternatives to dealing with your current state of household mayhem.

Instead of washing that giant pile of dishes in the sink:

1. Have a second glass of wine.

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You don’t have to wash a glass as long as there’s still wine in it. Plus, you’re recycling! Go you, you eco-hero!

2. Serve finger foods.

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Sandwiches for every meal = no plates or utensils required. You could use paper plates, too; but that’s both wasteful and it would require you to make a trip from the table to the garbage can after eating. Why bother?

3. Schedule meals during play dates.

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Bring your own food, but eat it on someone else’s plates. If they cop to your trick, just rave about how you enjoy visiting their lovely home until they’re mollified.

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