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15 Minute Sessions of Cleaning. Anyone else need to be held accountable?

post #1 of 160
Thread Starter 
I'm having a difficult time getting started today. Here goes:

First I am going to wash and put away the dishes and clear counter and table.

Feel free to join me!!
post #2 of 160
I need to do the same.
But I need to shower first- which is the priority 15 min mission
post #3 of 160
Dishes, counter, and table are seriously in need. I'm off to do the same!
post #4 of 160
Thread Starter 
Yay! I also wiped down the front and top of the stove, threw a load of laundry in the dryer and prepared tomorrow morning's coffee to brew.

Next session: Make bed and pick up clothing/etc. in bedroom.

Thanks for joining in. I find these threads to be ultra motivating!
post #5 of 160
Thread Starter 
My next session is for administrative tasks/phone calls, etc. (This may take 2 fifteen minute sessions.)

How is everyone else doing?
post #6 of 160
Done! Well, I made hubby put them away. But I also sorted the laundry (only folded DD's) and made hubby breakfast. :

Also has to get done today;
Borrow truck and move garden stuff while it's not raining
Vacuum house
Entertainment Center organized with DH
post #7 of 160
I also find these motivating and fun!

I finalized a flyer for school and set a timeline for the rollout of our vermicomposting program and entered all the date-sensitive tasks in my calendar (2 @ 15 minutes each).

I started laundry ("mediums") and prepped the next load (towels). I also started a pot of bone broth (2 @ 15-minutes each, laundry was in between steps of bone broth).

Now, I am off the computer and headed to work on the room challenge for the month: our family office, which needs a LOT of work!!!
post #8 of 160
Have to say I was pretty productive this morning.

Besides the ususal getting kids off to school and two lunches made, I cleaned off all the counters and put away clean dishes I washed last night. I emptied the dishwasher, stripped bed and got laundry in, cleaned up dd2 room, including putting toys down in the basement, showered myself and dd2 and then headed out to the library by 10:15am!

This afternoon I have to put sheets back on bed, get dinner started (what to make???), pick up dd1 and type church bulletin (should be doing that NOW!).

DD2 is painting so I'm off to get the bulletin done. Will check back later.
post #9 of 160
Thread Starter 
Wow, the phone calls took longer than anticipated, but they were things I'd been procrastinating. Today is Anti-procrastination Day with FlyLady.

Next I will quickly wipe down the bathroom and scoop the litter box, plus fold and put away a load of laundry.
post #10 of 160
Wooo!! Go us!!

Also, Kennedy, GREAT timing! That's a whole lot done before I've usually made the bed!

Ok, we're adding to the lists that I got some of the weeding/prepping/replanting done in the front yard, put the baby down for a nap, and have TWO freecycle stops to pick up brick and flagstone for landscaping. The baby is spending a few hours with grandma and aunts while DH and I do that. I also made myself lunch, resisted using the microwave (nachos without the microwave!!!) and prepped my first EVER batch of kombucha tea supplies. The scoby needs to get up to room temp before I start.

And I forgot to post before running around; I got the bricks, and it's really close and I can go back to get more. Kombucha is made and fermenting next to the heater.

Still have to take DH to pick up flagstone while baby is ice skating (or watching) and replant things I ripped up in the front yard.
post #11 of 160
I actually forced myself to get quite a bit done today (light cleaning and errands)

I still need to organize my receipts, though...
post #12 of 160
I ended up getting some things done in the office and realized it was too hot in here at my desk (one thing I did was clean off my desk and set up my laptop in the slide-out, flip-down drawer), so I got started on the curtains for this room. That involved pressing, cutting, and serging the vertical edges (3-thread overlock). When it came time for the 4-thread serging, my project came to a screeching halt. Three HOURS later and MUCH frustration, they still are not done. Grrr... I lost a needle inside the machine. I have rethreaded the machine more than a dozen times. It will work right for about 3 inches and then BAM! something happens and all I get is four threads...no chain. : OH.MY.GOODNESS! I finally gave up and ate four little squares of divine organic dark chocolate and hopped online for a little stress relief.

In the midst of the curtain-making (cotton voile "sheers", actually) debacle, I walked to school to pick up DD and make 550 copies and prep them for distribution. I am ahead of schedule in THAT area, at least!!!
post #13 of 160
Thread Starter 
Awesome! Everyone was extra productive today. Congratulations!!

I actually just completed wiping down the bathroom and scooping the litterbox. But I also finished other things inbetween, including supper and supper dishes, packing husband's lunch and washing, drying and folding another load of laundry.

Now I don't feel so guilty playing online. :
post #14 of 160
I have no idea how sergers work, or I would offer advice, but know that you have my commiseration. Rethreading the machine usually fixes it on my sewing machine, but thats a whole different animal.

We got the bricks, the flagstones, and I got some scrap wood to make little planters for DD. We also watched her ice skate(at 20 months!!!) and went out to dinner with the in-laws, which they very sweetly paid for.
Made kombucha, made the bed, planned garden beds better (easier when you know what your materials are!), did laundry, watered seedlings, and planned a family date night with one of my husband's coworkers, whose daughter is a month or so older than ours.

Dishes put away, wiring, cardboard recycling (three week old chore DH has put off), and the trash out have NOT been done. Strange how those are all DH's chores.

But I am psyched about how much I got done, especially the big moving projects, since I needed DH/the borrowed car, which I can't do myself with DD.
post #15 of 160
I need accountability. I hate to get going by myself, DH works full-time so he shouldn't have to come home and work just to get my lazy butt going
post #16 of 160
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
When it came time for the 4-thread serging, my project came to a screeching halt. Three HOURS later and MUCH frustration, they still are not done. Grrr... I lost a needle inside the machine. I have rethreaded the machine more than a dozen times. It will work right for about 3 inches and then BAM! something happens and all I get is four threads...no chain.
I was a theatre major in college and we had a serger in the costume dept was JUST like this. I ended up being the only one that could fix it. I wish i could offer support from afar! I can sympathize though
post #17 of 160
Thanks for the sympathy! s I decided to switch to the sewing machine and use the "stretch" feature, although that is not the official name. They are finished and hanging up now!!! :

That was two days ago. Yesterday and today, I have been working on the small and itty bitty scrapbook supplies. OY! It is tedious work, but I can do it, I can do it, I can do it...
post #18 of 160
I am going to take 30 minutes to: Start a load of laundry, put the dry dishes away, unpack 1 box, and put away the dry laundry.
post #19 of 160
Thread Starter 
And I need to apply for a minimum of 2 jobs today. This may take 2-4 15 minute sessions. I so want to be working again!!!
post #20 of 160
Thread Starter 
Finished! I applied for 3 jobs today.

While it's not cleaning, it's still big on my To Do list. lol....

How are you doing, Rebirth?

If anyone wants to join in, please do so. :
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