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post #341 of 401
Today's goals:

Pack back up all yard sale items and sort out donate items Done
Clean Garage Started but ran out of time today
Clean out Fridge Done
Move old toddler bed
Get dremel and fix said toddler bed, photo it, and list it on craigslist
Laundry picked up in Garage, and washed, dried, and put away


Bonus projects {If I have time, if not then Monday}:
Clean Kitchen counters off
sort out excess items in kitchen to go in next yard sale or donate
Mop kitchen floor Done
post #342 of 401
whew, birthday party great success, and a big mess, though i did clean up during the party for quite a few hours...then i was exhausted and went to bed

so, i'm going to take it easy today, however:

morning routine, then:
1. do a few rounds of dishes x 1,x 2, x 3
2. 5 minute room rescues x 1, x 2, x 3, x 4
done 3. wash whites + hang

seafood risotto for dinner, make it early! done!!

mostly i'm going to drink tea, knit, + write.

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done...bye!
post #343 of 401
Today's projects:

Finish cleaning Garage and putting things away
Move old toddler bed
Get dremel and fix said toddler bed, photo it, and list it on craigslist
Laundry picked up in Garage, and washed, dried, and put away
Clean Kitchen counters off
sort out excess items in kitchen to go in next yard sale or donate
Call thrift to schedule pickup for donation items
post #344 of 401
Thread Starter 
Today I need to do the following:

1) Wash Dishes

2) Start a load of laundry, make bed, swish and swipe bathroom.

3) Clean counter and stove.

4) Clean kitchen table and coffee table.
post #345 of 401
-dishes
-5 minute room rescue- kitchen
-5 minute room rescue- living room
-5 minutes putting out entertainment stand hot spot
-5 minute room rescue- pantry/laundry room
-clean entry room
-1 load laundry washed/dried
-fold 2 loads laundry
-sweep

ETA = edited to add
post #346 of 401
Wow, I have been cleaning my behind off today. Working out the frustration of having the non-helping DH, I guess. Oh well, at least I got some stuff done. I know that using the Swiffer WetJet thingie is great for spot-mopping, but I tend to forget that it's crap for deep-cleaning the floors. I realized my floors were grungy so I spent an hour and a half mopping and scrubbing the kitchen, dining room and both bathrooms (basically all the tile except the laundry area). WAYYY more than 15 minutes!!

Now I am giving myself a 15-minute break on the computer, then it's off to make lunch for the kids and clean the kitchen.

I start 2 new classes today, too, plus I want to start my painting crafts for the Christmas gifts and ornaments I am making. I won't do that until the majority of the cleaning is done. Otherwise it won't get done.

So my list for today is:

---dishes/kitchen counters
---DONE sweep
---DONE mop
---IN PROGRESS back bathroom counters and toilet
---IN PROGRESS at least two loads of laundry washed/dried
---fold and put away the laundry already in my room
---clean up floor in my room
---clean litter boxes
---Day One of new classes stuff
---start painting Christmas crafts

I'd like to get to this stuff too, but we'll have to see how the above goes:

---sort canned goods for donation
---vacuum
---clean baby walker
---start organizing hallway computer nook (currently a catch-all filled with stuff)

Sheesh. Wish me luck!

Oh, great, the cat just puked on my window-sill. And it's off I go!!! :Puke
post #347 of 401
Your post reminded me, SeekingSerenity..
Somehow my cat escaped the room she was in for re-taming. I'm so sad and all my hard work was just thrown out the window. My poor kitty. I hope she comes home AGAIN.
post #348 of 401
Thread Starter 
First Session: Swish and swipe bathroom, toss a load of laundry in, put away dishes.

Second Session: Fold Laundry and transfer newly washed load to the dryer.

Third & Fourth Sessions: Sweep and mop kitchen, pantry and bathroom.

Fifth Session: Find and record 2 appointments.

Sixth Session: (3) 5 minute room rescues.

Seventh & Eighth Sessions: Finish sorting baby clothes by size.

Ninth Session (if I make it this far): Exercise.

Tenth Session: Start Supper.
post #349 of 401
how did it go, poetrylover?

i'm exhausted today, but i'm sure i'll feel so much better when the place is back in order.

DONE 1. 15 minutes studio
DONE 2. 15 minutes kitchen
3. 15 minutes living + dining
DONE 4. 15 minutes bathroom
DONE 5. 15 minutes bedroom

then - lunch DONE...then:

10 dust
10 vac
10 wipe
10 garbage, recycling, compost
10 watering

if i manage to do this, i might also put in

1 load of laundry

and after groceries, library + ballet,

yogurt on
dinner on

and after bedtime if i am still awake,

knitting!


alternatively, i could cancel everything and go to bed


hmmm...i've run out of time because we added a playdate. so i'll just do that last 15 minutes and move the cleaning hour to tomorrow - except for garbage + recycling!

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post #350 of 401
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Your post reminded me, SeekingSerenity..
Somehow my cat escaped the room she was in for re-taming. I'm so sad and all my hard work was just thrown out the window. My poor kitty. I hope she comes home AGAIN.
Come home, kitty!!! I love my cats, I'd be so sad if I lost one. My DH just brought home a 10-month old Labrador pup last week, and she is a handful. She's also all his. She was sleeping in his room until she ate his shoes, now she's all comfy-cozy in the garage. My kitties don't like her, and they've had to stay in their crate while she's in the house. I have a hard time with the dog, since she's big and strong, and I tend to favor the kitties anyway.

Well, let's see where I am with chores:

---DONE dishes/kitchen counters
---DONE sweep
---DONE mop
---DONE back bathroom counters and toilet
---DONE at least two loads of laundry washed/dried
---IN PROGRESS fold and put away the laundry already in my room
---TO DOclean up floor in my room
---DONE clean litter boxes
---DONE Day One of new classes stuff
---TO DOstart painting Christmas crafts

I'd like to get to this stuff too, but we'll have to see how the above goes:

---TO DOsort canned goods for donation
---DONE vacuum
---TO DOclean baby walker
---TO DOstart organizing hallway computer nook (currently a catch-all filled with stuff)

I got a couple of cabinets organized but still haven't gotten to the computer nook. I also got the dining room re-situated (moved the table, etc.). DS's room is also clean () because of the hour and a half I spent in there, and now we have the battle of trying to keep it that way. DD's Polly Pocket collection is all put up in the rolling cart, three full drawers full of tiny plastic doll accessories.

At least I found a dollhouse to get her for Christmas that won't bankrupt me!

Need to finish the above chores today, especially folding clothes, as well as dishes and dusting.
post #351 of 401
Thread Starter 
From yesterday:

First Session: Swish and swipe bathroom, DONE! toss a load of laundry in, put away dishes.

Second Session: DONE! Fold Laundry and transfer newly washed load to the dryer.

Third & Fourth Sessions: Sweep and mop kitchen, pantry and bathroom.


Fifth Session: DONE! Find and record 2 appointments.

Sixth Session: (3) 5 minute room rescues.

Seventh & Eighth Sessions: DONE! Finish sorting baby clothes by size.

Ninth Session (if I make it this far): Exercise.

Tenth Session: DONE! Start Supper.

I still need to do everything in green from yesterday. Today's list:

1) DONE! Make my bed. Toss a load of laundry in the washer. Put the dishes away.

2) DONE! Wash Dishes.

3) Swish and swipe bathroom. Wash mirrors.

4) (3) 5 minute room rescues.

5 & 6) DONE! Sweep & Mop Kitchen, Pantry and bathroom.

7) Exercise (for about 40 minutes).

8) Clean Refrigerator. (This will take a few sessions.)

9) DONE! Start supper.
post #352 of 401
today's goals:

DoneClean off Dining Room Table {Major Hot Spot}
Clean DD & My Rooms
DonePut the totes of too big clothing bought in advance out in the garage, with labels.
StartedSort out all too small clothing for next yard sale & put it in correct tote in garage
Get our Home school nook set up at least partially
List unused home school items somewhere for sale
post #353 of 401
Today I'm going to try to finish my goals from yesterday posted above. We'll see how much gets done.
post #354 of 401
i'm still feeling slow + low

1. dishes DONE and my sweet tall girl put them away.

2. put away folded laundry DONE

3. pick up the livingroom DONE

4. vacuum DONE

5. comb the house to put the little bits of clutter away. they are driving me quite mad.


ahh, and i dealt with garbage & recycling while i was at it!

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post #355 of 401
Thread Starter 
Today's Goals:

1) Make bed, start a load of laundry, swish and swipe the bathroom.

2) Prepare casserole for supper.

3) Exercise.

4) Shower and dress.

5) (3) 5 minute Room Rescues.

6) Clean out refrigerator.

7) Fold 2 loads of laundry.
post #356 of 401
To do, this weekend:

- do all 57 loads of laundry (collected, washed, dried, folded and put away)
- clean the outside porch (which will get me closer to completing my goal in the November Decluttering thread, which is organizing/decluttering the arts and crafts supplies)
- empty and clean the refrigerator

I'm hoping my husband helps! If we break it down into 15 minute increments spread out all weekend, he can also do the yardwork he's been wanting to do in between, and we will both be happy and productive.
post #357 of 401
---IN PROGRESS dishes/kitchen counters
---back bathroom counters and toilet
---IN PROGRESS diaper laundry / one load of clothes
---DONE!!!(finally!!) fold and put away the laundry already in my room
---IN PROGRESS clean up floor in my room
---DONE clean litter boxes
---TO DO sort canned goods for donation
---DONE vacuum
---TO DO clean baby walker
---TO DO start organizing hallway computer nook (currently a catch-all filled with stuff)

Yesterday was my anniversary, so tonight is the "date." Hence, I need to get some of this stuff done. Particularly the canned goods-sorting... there's a food drive locally, and it ends today. The lady collecting is actually the babysitter tonight, so I want to get this stuff together to take to her.

Tomorrow, we're putting up the tree. We always put it up the weekend before Thanksgiving, because it seems we are always really busy (or out of town) during the holiday weekend. We're going to my parent's house on Christmas instead of Thanksgiving this year, but we'll still stick with tradition putting up the tree.

Off to sort. Hopefully I can get some stuff done today.
post #358 of 401
so behind.. this isn't all i have to do but its my list

dishes
sort laundry
launder 1 load clothes
fold 2 loads laundry
5 minute hot spot
shine sink
pot 2 plants
bring in plant
post #359 of 401
I have been cleaning for a while now but I am tired and need to go nap. WHen I wake up I need to:

1) cats
2) grocery shopping
3) drop off donations
4) bathe children
post #360 of 401
okay, i get to go out with my sweet tonight, so:

1. tidy the bedroom and lay out nightclothes
2. make dinner in advance
3. get dressed for the concert
4. quick tidy all over (5 minutes room rescues)
5. fold away laundry

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