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Accountability Thread: What are you getting done this week? Week of March 1-7

post #1 of 58
Thread Starter 
The weekend thread was a great motivation and help for me to keep me focused and accountable as I got what I needed to get done this week done, so I'm starting another one for this week. Join in! I'd love to have company


My first list:
*Finish cleaning living room
*Tidy office and take pictures
*Tidy bedroom and take pictures
*Tidy boys room
*Address envelopes and stamp
*Respond to work emails

Here is to a productive, wonderful week for all of us here on MDC
post #2 of 58
My day:

- Laundry (it never ends)
One load dry and another ready to go. I just need to fold and put away.

- Dishes

- Put up clean diapers

- Clean guest bath

- Finish cleaning master bedroom

- Pre-pack

- Clean stovetop

- Sort kid's toys
post #3 of 58
Thread Starter 
I need to get some lunch, but I wanted to come and update my progress first...

*Tidy boys room
*Respond to work emails

Still need to finish:
*Finish cleaning living room
*Tidy office and take pictures
*Tidy bedroom and take pictures

Need to start and finish:
*Address envelopes and stamp
post #4 of 58
Go Go Go! What method do you use? I usually put on 15-20mins worth of music and clean until it's done playing.
post #5 of 58
Completed tasks are in purple. (FWIW: I don't open my computer on Mondays until I accomplish my home blessing hour, so these were completed this morning.)

I also found the Weekend Accountability thread very helpful and fruitful. Thanks!

I have a few tasks to rollover to this week:

~ Empty the dishwasher again. (The new dishwasher detergent left everything coated in white powder, so I had to run it again with white vinegar.) I emptied it this morning, then ran it again with the few dishes we had accumulated plus all the "parts that will come off stove".
~ Scrub the stove.
~ Clear off and clean the kitchen table.


(Adding to those...)
~ Wash master bed sheets, line dry them in the sunshine, and put them away. They are washed and drying in the sunshine.
~ Wash DD's sheets, line dry them in the sunshine, and put them away. Help DD put on clean sheets from closet.
~ Sweep all the crevices downstairs and run the Roomba.
~ Mop the downstairs flooring (cork).
~ Clean microwave inside and out.
~ Clean oven inside and out.
This didn't go so well, so it will need another round at some point.
~ Sweep the front walkway and door and walls.
~ Get the mail.
~ Pay any bills due.
~ Download all financial accounts to Quicken. Match receipts to accounts. Recycle or file receipts (most get recycled).
~ Run financial reports for the week.
~ Finish scrapbooking my mini goal. (I'm working on a 13-year, 3-album, 1100 picture scrapbook. It definitely behooves me to have mini goals! )
post #6 of 58
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
Go Go Go! What method do you use? I usually put on 15-20mins worth of music and clean until it's done playing.
Me too. I set a timer or play music and do 15 minutes at a time. It is amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes

This afternoon has not been so productive... I am leaving on the bus in an hour to go downtown and I want to get more done before then... I am so close to being done in the office, bedroom and living room... just have to push through.

*Tidy boys room
*Respond to work emails
*Address envelopes and stamp

Still need to finish:
*Finish cleaning living room
*Tidy office and take pictures
*Tidy bedroom and take pictures
post #7 of 58
Thread Starter 
I was closer than I though... less than 15 minutes and the finishing touches on all three are done

*Tidy boys room
*Respond to work emails
*Address envelopes and stamp
*Finish cleaning living room
*Tidy office and take pictures
*Tidy bedroom and take pictures

My next list:
*Pack for downtown
*Post picture progress
*Call insurance company
*Call and book ultrasound
*Respond to kijiji people
*Set up new lamps and pnp in living room
post #8 of 58
Thread Starter 
* Pack for downtown
* *Post picture progress
* *Call insurance company
* *Call and book ultrasound - need to try again tomorrow, left message today
* *Respond to kijiji people

All I need to do now and is go help my partner set up the lamps and pack n play
post #9 of 58
today I:
called Social Security
went to the library and returned books/checked new ones out
cleaned the living room
did 2 loads of laundry
put away dishes and put another load through the dishwasher

tomorrow I need to:
clean dining room and kitchen
do more laundry
post #10 of 58
Thread Starter 
*Set up new lamps and pnp in living room

I'm home now and the last thing from my previous list is done... now I need to:

*Process gift for tomorrow
*Declutter bathroom except for drawers
*Pay bills online and update budget
*List a dozen things on kijiji or freecycle
*Process business sale
*Declutter/clean up one shelf in laundry room
post #11 of 58
I'm going easy on myself since this is a busy week with work (I work at home).

Today I cleaned the bathroom sinks/counters & toilets and reorganized the linen closet.

Tuesday: Mop kitchen, foyer, and bathrooms.

Wednesday: Dust everywhere.

Thursday: Vacuum everywhere.

Friday: Reorganize DS1's room, including his out-of-control captain's bed cabinets.

Saturday: Reorganize little ones' room.

Sunday: Rest Or, laundry. It's kind of like rest?
post #12 of 58
Thread Starter 
Last night I finished:

*Pay bills online and update budget
*Process business sale

Moved to today's list:
*Process gift for tomorrow
*Declutter bathroom except for drawers
*List a dozen things on kijiji or freecycle
*Declutter/clean up one shelf in laundry room

And adding to that list:
*Visit with the birthday boy (a friend of ours, he's turning 4 today )
*Strip and change sheets on big bed
post #13 of 58
- small laundry (just a few things I want to pack)

- Clean guest bath (because I didn't do it yesterday)

- Pack (for real this time)

- Diapers

- Dishes

- Fold clean laundry

- Put away laundry!

- Shave (yes, this has to be put on a list)

- Kitchen

- Wipe 5 surfaces with a disinfectant cloth
post #14 of 58
Thread Starter 
Back from our visit and time to get back to work

*Process gift for tomorrow
*Visit with the birthday boy (a friend of ours, he's turning 4 today )
*Strip and change sheets on big bed

Need to start and finish:
*Declutter bathroom except for drawers
*List a dozen things on kijiji or freecycle
*Declutter/clean up one shelf in laundry room
post #15 of 58
I have NO motivation today

- small laundry (just a few things I want to pack)

- Clean guest bath (because I didn't do it yesterday)

- Pack (for real this time)

- Diapers In washer

- Dishes

- Fold clean laundry

- Put away laundry!

- Shave (yes, this has to be put on a list)

- Kitchen

- Wipe 5 surfaces with a disinfectant cloth
post #16 of 58
OK, clearly I need in on this thread. The little pieces of paper with random lists don't seem to be getting the job done.

This week I will:
- make a dental and eye appointment for dd
- clear out unnecessary papers from filing cabinet
- buy several more rubbermaid bins for storage
- clear out five more cardboard boxes from storage room and repack contents into plastic (to combat/prevent silverfish)
- prepare a meal plan focused on items in pantry/freezer
- fill one more bag for Salvation Army
- fill one large garbage bag
- post several items on Craigslist
- clean fridge
- strongly encourage dh to remove boxes of papers to his office
- have two solid hours to myself doing something I enjoy
post #17 of 58
Thread Starter 
Holy carp I need a kick in the pants. I can.not find my motivation today This stuff should all be way long done by now...

*Process gift for tomorrow
*Visit with the birthday boy (a friend of ours, he's turning 4 today )
*Strip and change sheets on big bed
*Declutter/clean up one shelf in laundry room

In progress/need to finish:
*Declutter bathroom except for drawers
*List a dozen things on kijiji or freecycle - 4 done
post #18 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by triscuitsmom View Post
Holy carp I need a kick in the pants. I can.not find my motivation today This stuff should all be way long done by now...
It must be something in the air because I'm there too
post #19 of 58
Thread Starter 
Finally DONE! I can't believe I'm only just now finishing my first list for the day.

*Process gift for tomorrow
*Visit with the birthday boy (a friend of ours, he's turning 4 today )
*Strip and change sheets on big bed
*Declutter/clean up one shelf in laundry room
*Declutter bathroom except for drawers
*List a dozen things on kijiji or freecycle

Now:
*Sort through first batch of diapers to get rid of
*Clean bathroom sink
*Clean toilet
*Get postage quote for a FFS item
*Clean off another shelf in laundry room
*Sort dishes in kitchen
post #20 of 58
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
It must be something in the air because I'm there too
I hope we both find it again soon. 15 minutes at a time...
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