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post #141 of 185
This evening I decided I was tired of the messy shelves in my basement. I had spent a lot of time decluttering and arranging last summer, but things had gone down hill since then - entropy stinks.

I straightened tools and organized things on the shelves. I also went through several boxes, where I had dumped stuff over the months. I pulled out a bunch of items to donate and/or sell. While the family watched a video, I posted about a dozen items on Craigs list. The rest of the stuff is in a box to donate. I've made up my mind that if the items don't sell within the month on Craigslist, I will take it all to donate.

All in all, I only spent about 2 hours on the project, but it's already made a difference.
post #142 of 185
I scrubbed the bathroom! I vow to NEVER let it get that dirty again
post #143 of 185
Today I've done a load of dishes, 4 loads of laundry, gathered up 10 pairs of shoes to get rid of (half donate, half chuck).

Hubby tore apart our bathroom in the first step before some "minor" renovation over the next week.

I bathed our cat after she tried to stick her head down the toilet pipe. (Which was so nice to do in the kitchen sink because I had all the dishes done!)

I painted the base of a small lamp and a lightswitch plate for the babies' nursery.

I like this thread!!
post #144 of 185
I've been doing laundry (about to put in the 4th load).

I moved a bunch of stuff into the baby's room.

I made progress on packing the hospital bag for DS's arrival.

Canned up some pears that are in need of processing. More tomorrow, I think!
post #145 of 185
At first I was like "Good night, some of these women get so much done!" then I read sigs and realized that some of it is nesting so it's not fair to compare. Congrats
post #146 of 185
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At first I was like "Good night, some of these women get so much done!" then I read sigs and realized that some of it is nesting so it's not fair to compare. Congrats
For me it's definitely nesting, but WOW, I get so much done! Hello 2nd trimester, how do I love thee.

This weekend I:
-cleaned under the bed (who knew you could have that much dust under there)
-vacuumed the house
-cleaned the kitchen sink, stove, ceiling (ew, cobwebs), and the outside of the fridge
-scrubbed the toilet
-did 6? 7? loads of laundry
-cleared off a dresser surface (not a small task)
-sold a microwave and a lawn mower (gone forever! yay!)
-cleaned off furniture to sell and posted it on craigslist
-went to the farmer's market
-started organizing the office, but didn't get very far

Progress is happening, slowly. I love reading everyone's accomplishments here--it's inspiring! Keep up the good work, ladies!
post #147 of 185
Today I,

made lumpia (rolling is VERY time consuming!) dp fried some and some went into the freezer.
scrubbed two bathrooms (very thoroughly including walls)
did laundry
packed lunches for tomorrow
wrote and double checked a quiz
post #148 of 185
I put away all the clean clothes that were downstairs and should have been upstairs.

I cleared the sideboard that we have in the bedroom and dusted the window sills. I hoovered our room and hung up things that had been just thrown over the hanging rail.

I completely cleared our living room floor and washed it with a cloth in hand and a bucket of hot water with bicarb and vinegar which soon turned black:

I cleared the drive of leaves and stuff which hadn't been caught by the bucket that was under the shredder when we shredded a load of willow branches yesterday.

Mmm it seems that I did jobs which should have been done some time ago - at the very time the jobs were first started!

I also made a t-shirt strip necklace which is cool but needs dyeing green I think. I messed about with a disappearing 9 patch quilt top I started 2 nights ago and read the newspaper.
post #149 of 185
Way to go mama's! You rock! I love this thread too!!!

Hmm, today I made a yummy breakfast in the tiny cottage kitchen at my mom's cabin and cleaned up after we ate. Then we rigged up my dad's homemade wooden boat and then went sailing for a few hours in the cold, cold wind. Then we put it all away.

After that, it was the long drive home again. Once home, we unloaded the car and put our dirty clothes in the laundry...hmm...more work for tomorrow. It was a fun and exhausting day.

BTW: I made around $50 on some of the items I put up on Craig's list last week! Yay!
post #150 of 185

decluttered and organized kids room!!!

that felt good!:

i have 4 grocery bags of clothes that are going to a new home, 2+ garbage bags full of pictures/furniture/books/toys/stuffed animals going to goodwill.

pack n play/mobile that were gifts and never used going to another family with a new baby.

sad, dead plant finally removed and new plant introduced (really good light in kids room).

fixed twinkle lights.

re-arranged room, took out bed, vacuumed, washing curtains, wiped window sills, dusted.

next task for the day: linen closet.

i am a shameless buyer of linens. i love blankets like some women love shoes. you know the ones i mean!

i need to cut the amount of linens we have and find some i can use for quilts i need to finish.
post #151 of 185
This morning I changed DS' and my wardrobe over to fall, since our lows are in the 40s already :. I am soooo not ready for winter! : This meant unpacking the cool weather clothes and packing the warm weather clothes. In the process, I got rid of about 10 of DS' clothes and 5 of mine (to be donated). :

Then I cleaned out the frig and freezer. I even wiped down the inside of the frig - which I'm not sure I've done since we moved in two years ago :. I steamed some kale and chard that was nearly too wilted to save and then froze for future meals.
post #152 of 185
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This morning I changed DS' and my wardrobe over to fall, since our lows are in the 40s already :. I am soooo not ready for winter! : This meant unpacking the cool weather clothes and packing the warm weather clothes. In the process, I got rid of about 10 of DS' clothes and 5 of mine (to be donated). :
I am SO glad that winter in Texas usually doesn't start until sometime in November.
post #153 of 185
Loaded the dishwasher, washed some by hand, cleaned up the kitchen (except for sweeping, which I'll do tonight after supper), cleaned up the dining room and living room, vacuumed it plus DD's bedroom, folded two loads of towels, washed a load of darks and got them hung up to dry, made lunch, put DD down for a nap and took a shower.

Still have so much left to do...but have to take it easy, per doctors orders.
post #154 of 185
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Originally Posted by lovelysunlight View Post
Loaded the dishwasher, washed some by hand, cleaned up the kitchen (except for sweeping, which I'll do tonight after supper), cleaned up the dining room and living room, vacuumed it plus DD's bedroom, folded two loads of towels, washed a load of darks and got them hung up to dry, made lunch, put DD down for a nap and took a shower.

Still have so much left to do...but have to take it easy, per doctors orders.
That's taking it easy? that's a full day for me


Today so far: Loaded the dishwasher, washed the crock pot and cast iron skillet by hand, gathered up more clothes and got them washed/dried, started washing guest sheets and such, got clean clothes on hangers and mostly folded...
So much to do...teething, fussy baby though
post #155 of 185
Ah...but you should have seen my house before! Three days with mama on bedrest does wonders for a clean house.

I just managed to get our bath and bedroom straightened up.

Still need to iron a mass load of clothes, as well as vacuum when DD wakes up, and unload/reload the dishwasher AGAIN (told you it was a wreck) when I begin supper.

This evening I'd like to scrapbook a bit when DD goes to sleep.
post #156 of 185
Scrubbed the kitchen floor, vaccumed main level of house, cleaned both bathrooms, paid bills, baked a chicken n stuffing, on second load of laundry, taxied oldest ds to and from school, did homeschool with middle ds.

Yesterday I got out two huge bags of recycling out of my porch, organized some kitchen stuff, cleared out enough to move my five shelf cabinet to the garage for dh to use, changed out my light fixture in the kitchen, rearranged kitchen table n a few other things, had a playdate for youngest ds, and managed not to nap since sun pm which right now for some reason I want to do daily.
post #157 of 185
Well, some of this is over the past few days, but...

*Large, reusable grocery shopping bag full of books to my church's library

*Two plastic grocery sacks full of clothing items and books to a local charity's thrift store

*Several books to two friends

And - <drum roll please>

*I've sold $100 worth of books via Amazon in the past 24 hours!:

This last is so great because I'm on unpaid furlough this week from work (and another one coming up in October or November). I've got more books listed on Amazon and debating over a last few. I'm being quite minimal at this point - very inspired by the folks on the Technomadia blog.
post #158 of 185
i have 9 bags, 2 iron plant stands, a rocking chair, an office chasir and a toddler bed ready to go to goodwill!
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post #159 of 185
oh and lots of laundry washed.

and decluttered the kitchen cabinets.

post #160 of 185
I've got a box of stuff to go to the thrift store. A pair of shoes to go to my sister. And DH got the dresser into DD's room. It's coming together.

I dehydrated some tomatoes, so they won't rot on our countertop (again).
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