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post #261 of 350
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Originally Posted by frugalmama View Post
same here. We skip all the dusting too.
I sure wish I could..we have a bad dust problem in this house, due to the carpet deteriorating, and also because we live on a main road.

I have 'dust the master bedroom' on my list today...it is taking me quite a while to do as I have very cluttered shelves.

Not sure I will get anything else done today on the list, but one is better than none!
post #262 of 350
WOW ladies, I just started yesterday

I finished everything on the list (except the bottom shelf, I left that for DP)

Then I was so motivated I literally cleaned the ENTIRE house! I called my mom and had her pick up DD and I ferociously clean EVERYTHING! talk about motivated!

The house was trashed and I didn't really want to wait around until everything came up on the chore list. Plus, I didn't want to have to clean as hard as I did yesterday, everyday. Motivation through laziness.. I like it!

Well thanks a ton girls.. I really needed something to motivate me. Seriously the $4 was worth yesterday alone, although I hope I stick too it!

Here's my big 'ol
post #263 of 350
yay for you, bailey! I think I`ll borrow some of your motivation and go try to get a few thing done this morning before dd wakes up
post #264 of 350
Anyone else recommitting themselves to the program this week? I'd been doing really well before the summer when my stepdaughters visited. We kept things under control, but by no means following all the cleaning tasks. Daily dishes were done, the kitchen cleaned, living room basically picked up and that type of thing, but I wasn't able to follow the program. Now I'm trying to pick back up. I was so pleased with my home when I had begun following the program, and had gotten such wonderful support from DH.

So here I am starting fresh~~
post #265 of 350
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Originally Posted by PoetryLover View Post
Anyone else recommitting themselves to the program this week? ...

So here I am starting fresh~~
Me!! I've been bad the last two weeks, what with school and work starting again. I'm bound and determined to forgive myself and start up again tonight.
post #266 of 350
I've gotten off track too... vacation, camping, homeschool and out-of-home-enrichment programs starting up, etc... the last month I've been doing maybe 1-2 things from the list each day and that's about it!

Tasks that don't apply- I generally skip them without a second thought. Sometimes I'll add in a task that didn't get done on an earlier day or that is specific to my home/family.
post #267 of 350
Me, too! I've gotten far off track and need to get back to it!
post #268 of 350
I got a bit off track too, because I've had kids home sick from school, but I have decided to be a bit easier on myself, I figure even if I get one or two things done on the list each day, the house is still better for it.
post #269 of 350
... me too, got off track during the school holidays ...

BUT, even though I haven't looked at if for quite a while .... am still using some of the ideas (just two shelves in the fridge , daily routine, various other tasks for that week ... just a little bit at time ...)

SO home is much better than before I baught the calendar

even though I'm not precisely following it right now

+ am in a better frame of mind for tackling housework too !
post #270 of 350
I'm struggling with the daily chores *especially laundry* and doing the daily list & doing the odds & ends I need done, such as calling people, responding to emails, school volunteering, etc.

I need better time management & little ones who work around my schedule

How do you all fit everything in??
post #271 of 350
I was just downstairs mopping my kitchen, because it's Thursday here and the list tells me to....and I'm thinking "this is so tiring, who signed me up for this?", then I think "Oh yeah, I did!"

I am basically lazy by nature I have realised, and so doing these jobs every day really goes against the grain for me, but I am so glad that I have discovered this chore list, because otherwise my house would much less clean than it is now!
post #272 of 350
Yeah... I'm not sure I like Thursdays either. I hate mopping. I mean I love the clean floor to walk on, but I hate the process of mopping. :-)
And I deep cleaned the highchair this am, so that was gross. I usually wipe it down daily, but today I really cleaned it. YUCK!
~maddymama
post #273 of 350
I conveniently ignore the floor-cleaning assignments a whole lot of the time. I hate to vacuum, and we don't own a mop so cleaning the kitchen floor involves a lot of scrubbing on hands and knees. Of course, once I get a bit more pregnant, being on hands and knees will probably feel good on my poor back, but at the moment it's just a pain.

I hate deep-cleaning high chairs. We have a clip-on caddy chair that I just take apart and throw in the washing machine every few weeks. You're not really supposed to machine wash it, but by the time I get around to washing it it's so gross that I can't bear the idea of washing it by hand.
post #274 of 350
Hi! I'm joining this. I've been doing MM since the middle of June, and I LOVE it.

But I need to get back on the wagon with it; DH has been gone for 3 days I have a hard time motivating myself to do the daily chores when he's gone. The tasks usually get done (except not yesterday: I have a lot of catching up to do today!) but it seems so...pointless to clean the kitchen after dinner when all I've had is scrambled eggs in a burrito and salad. Though I do love having a clean kitchen when I wake up in the morning.

I have a question: what does it mean when it says "clean glass in family/living room" or dining room or whatever? I finally determined that this is indeed different from cleaning the windows. Are you supposed to clean the glass in the picture frames? Or am I missing something here?
post #275 of 350
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Originally Posted by wholewheatchick View Post
Hi! I'm joining this. I've been doing MM since the middle of June, and I LOVE it.

But I need to get back on the wagon with it; DH has been gone for 3 days I have a hard time motivating myself to do the daily chores when he's gone. The tasks usually get done (except not yesterday: I have a lot of catching up to do today!) but it seems so...pointless to clean the kitchen after dinner when all I've had is scrambled eggs in a burrito and salad. Though I do love having a clean kitchen when I wake up in the morning.

I have a question: what does it mean when it says "clean glass in family/living room" or dining room or whatever? I finally determined that this is indeed different from cleaning the windows. Are you supposed to clean the glass in the picture frames? Or am I missing something here?
Good question! Maybe the TV, glass coffee table, mirrors, any computer screens, picture frames, etc... I also noticed it said to clean glass in the master bedroom. But I don't think I noticed it say to wash windows. I don't think "clean glass" refers to washing windows, because all that I see it listed under are the living room and master bedroom. I'd like to hear other people's thoughts on this.

By the way, are washing windows really not on the list anywhere? I'm trying to note the few things that aren't on the list, so that I can add them in to replace the tasks that I can't do in my home. (We don't have a microwave or dishwasher, so I never have to clean them etc.)
post #276 of 350
I clean anything that is glass on those days--picture frames, mirrors, door windows, screens, etc. I don't do regular windows though.
post #277 of 350
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Originally Posted by PoetryLover View Post
Good question! Maybe the TV, glass coffee table, mirrors, any computer screens, picture frames, etc... I also noticed it said to clean glass in the master bedroom. But I don't think I noticed it say to wash windows. I don't think "clean glass" refers to washing windows, because all that I see it listed under are the living room and master bedroom. I'd like to hear other people's thoughts on this.

By the way, are washing windows really not on the list anywhere? I'm trying to note the few things that aren't on the list, so that I can add them in to replace the tasks that I can't do in my home. (We don't have a microwave or dishwasher, so I never have to clean them etc.)
Hm. We don't have a TV, and I'm not going to CLEAN the picture frame glass. I dust it when I dust that room; that'll have to be good enough.

You do clean windows; don't worry! It just is more of a "major chore" than a weekly one. You are also supposed to clean the blinds and curtains/drapes on that same day for that same set of windows.
post #278 of 350
Are there any full-time WOHMs out there doing MMs? I tried last year and got completely overwhelmed. There just isn't time between when dinner's finished and I start putting DS to bed.

I'm thinking of trying again... just starting on a random page on last year's calendar and working through it. Might involve getting up at like 6 to do some before I go to work. I'm not sure how long that'll last, but I guess it's worth a shot.

I wish they made a "lite" version for WOHMs.
post #279 of 350
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Originally Posted by wholewheatchick View Post
Hm. We don't have a TV, and I'm not going to CLEAN the picture frame glass. I dust it when I dust that room; that'll have to be good enough.

You do clean windows; don't worry! It just is more of a "major chore" than a weekly one. You are also supposed to clean the blinds and curtains/drapes on that same day for that same set of windows.
Thanks so much!
post #280 of 350
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Originally Posted by blizzard_babe View Post
Are there any full-time WOHMs out there doing MMs? I tried last year and got completely overwhelmed. There just isn't time between when dinner's finished and I start putting DS to bed.

I'm thinking of trying again... just starting on a random page on last year's calendar and working through it. Might involve getting up at like 6 to do some before I go to work. I'm not sure how long that'll last, but I guess it's worth a shot.

I wish they made a "lite" version for WOHMs.
It does seem geared to WAHMs. A couple of ideas: maybe you could split the chores up between 7 days, instead of 5? The weekends seems to be relatively free as is. Also, could you delegate some chores to a partner or older child?
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