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post #41 of 181
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Only have a second to check in, but I took a shower this morning and sprayed the whole thing down with shower cleaner before I head to work!

I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it....
post #42 of 181
Yes you can, you already are, you are awesome!
post #43 of 181
Woo-hoo!!!!!
post #44 of 181
I saw this last night, and didn't post, but wanted to let you know you are doing an awesome job! Keep it up!
post #45 of 181
Way to go, Mama! You're doing it!
post #46 of 181
You are doing such a good job!

In the end, it's you and your kiddo who are going to benefit from all this hard work, more than your landlord! It sucks to have to do it all at once like this, but once the inspection is over you'll be able to enjoy your newly cleaned, organized space. Sometimes it just takes a huge event to get rolling, YK? For me, it was an impending visit from the MIL. After this is all over, you will probably even be glad that it happened, because of what you'll be left with.

Keep up the momentum, you're amazing!
post #47 of 181
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Only have a second to check in, but I took a shower this morning and sprayed the whole thing down with shower cleaner before I head to work!

I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it....
You can do it!
post #48 of 181
For me, sometimes maintenance can be an issue. Esp. for the tasks that need to happen on a regular basis. Ie cleaning the bathroom. Something that has worked great for me...while my kids are in the tub (I only bathe them three times a week), I spend time decluttering empty shampoo bottles, cleaning the toilet, wiping down sinks and mirrors, cleaning the floor. I know Flylady says everyday with the swish and swipe, but that just isn't realistic for me sometimes so I've established a habit that works for ME

SOunds like you are doing great! I'm inspired!
post #49 of 181
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Only have a second to check in, but I took a shower this morning and sprayed the whole thing down with shower cleaner before I head to work!

I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it....
I also wanted to say that this is similar to what FlyLady recommends. She advises her Flybabies to quickly clean a small portion of the tub/shower each time they are in it. That way it's ALWAYS clean. I keep a sponge in the shower for just this reason. And you can even use whatever soap you use to wash with or shampoo. It barely takes any extra time. She has lots of good ideas on her site for those of us who were NOT born organized. LOL. She'll really help you to keep your home clean once you get it cleaned. And that's key. And she'll actually make it seem easy.

Again, good job! Keep up the good work. It is awesome that you are going above and beyond what has been required of you. I'm sure that will speak to your landlord, as well.
post #50 of 181
You are AMAZING!!!
post #51 of 181
awesome thread! can't wait to see pics and i just want to say i love it that there is someone else out there who will, in the middle of a cleaning emergency, stop to hang pictures and a quilt . . . that's me, too, and little things like that can be so rewarding and help us keep going.

great job, mama!
post #52 of 181
Congrats! Cleaning really sucks sometimes, especialy when you have *SO MUCH TO DO* but, at the end the feeling of accomplishment when a big project is done is just amazing!
post #53 of 181
that is neat that your son liked the process of moving the stuff....i;m sure that helps motivate you even more. congrats on all your progress!
post #54 of 181
mama, you are doing great!!
post #55 of 181
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Ugh... I got home from work today and my eyeballs are aching, my head hurts, I am absolutely exhausted, and I honestly don't think I can do anything tonight. Dinner is in the oven, and I am ready for bed and it is only 6:20. I think I am going to force myself to scrub the shower, or maybe just spray more shower cleaner on it before heading to bed.

I did stop at the grocery store to buy some paper plates/bowls, cleaning wipes for the bathroom and kitchen (easy to help with upkeep for now), some liquid plumber type stuff for the slow drain in my bathroom, some bleach drop-ins for the toilet and new kitchen sponges. Hopefully those will all help a bit.

I hope I am not getting sick. I HAVE to get this done. Thankfully I have another week to work on it, and the major things are done with the exception of moving the bookcases. I feel like I am living in a war zone right now though. My downstairs living room and kitchen are a complete disaster with garbage bags absolutely everywhere. I only work 1:30-5:30 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, so I am going to drop DS at school early on those days and come back home to get rid of the bags of donations and trash. I am not entirely sure where I will bring the trash, but it is going to go.
post #56 of 181
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... I am not entirely sure where I will bring the trash, but it is going to go.
If you live near a school, rec center, apartment complex w/ outdoor dumpsters or even a local restaurant, maybe they'll let you use their dumpster if you tell them it's a one-time thing... Or call your sanitation dept and ask where you could dump your garbage. I'd hate to have you post on here that you ended up in trouble for illegal dumping somewhere! (And lots of places don't just allow you to use their dumpsters.)

Take a deep breath. You're doing it!
post #57 of 181
Keep going girl~ It sounds like it is a huge effort, but the payoff will be fabulous!
post #58 of 181
You are doing such an incredible job! I have loved following this thread.

Google your county + landfill to see when you can drop off residential trash and what their tipping fees are. For many counties here in the South, it is free. I have no idea what solid waste fees are in VT.
post #59 of 181
good idea about getting the paper plates...i think they are wasteful ,etc. of course, but they can really come in handy when you really need to get something done.

i used them recently...i had some major nesting tasks to get done and spening an hour a day doing dishes was really going to take away from my major cleaning projects and zap what little energy i had, so we used paper plates for about 2 weeks. it really made a big difference
post #60 of 181
I'm sorry you're not feeling well, I hope a good night's rest will help! You definitely deserve a night off after all the progress you've made. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I've been following your thread and it's inspired me to do some cleaning too - so thanks!
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