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post #41 of 350
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Originally Posted by mags.bubble View Post
That is just great! Since I started this, I feel the same way. I don't have that dread of pre planning the way I did before. I too find that it really takes only 1-2hrs each day to do everything and that includes interuptions.

I use the full page weekly calendar. I like viewing a week at a time. It goes along with printing the google calendar weekly.

Today is an easy day. I prefer to change the sheets saturday morning, so I will wait on that. It is raining, so sweeping the porch will wait. I have the ingredients ready for dinner, laundry to fold when dried and am otherwise done with my chores for the day. Yeah!
It takes me longer because of the baby, but is still quite manageable.

Congrats to you for being done for the day!
post #42 of 350
I'm such an idiot. It just now occurred to me that you all will have the same list for the day. That's kinda cool, to know we all are doing the same chores more or less. <3
post #43 of 350
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Originally Posted by PoetryLover View Post
I also love that weekends are extraordinarily light. I love to relax with my family without that sinking feeling that I should really be vacuuming, mopping, cleaning the bathroom, etc. I'm emotionally free to enjoy free time and to guiltlessly relax.
I love this too!
post #44 of 350
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Originally Posted by Millie Ivy View Post
I'm such an idiot. It just now occurred to me that you all will have the same list for the day. That's kinda cool, to know we all are doing the same chores more or less. <3
That is sort of why I started the thread. It makes me feel part of a group...

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It takes me longer because of the baby, but is still quite manageable.

Congrats to you for being done for the day!
Well, I should confess that I was up at 5am (couldn't sleep) so I started early. Having 2hrs before anyone woke up was amazing. Plus I don't have a baby to care for. Enjoy the little one. Remember that whatever you get done is more that you did before and enjoy the small accomplishments. I remember how easy it is to feel overwhelmed with a little baby at home.
post #45 of 350
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Originally Posted by dairy2dogs View Post
I asked my dh and he said you usually can't change pdf documents but he thought you could copy it into a word file, make the changes, then re-save as a pdf. He said if you left in as a word file then you could check the boxes off electronically.
When I tried to copy it to a word file it did not look right at all. I agree it would be nice to change some of the things on the list but I think it would take someone much more computer savvy than me. I actually like having a physical copy of my checklist. I have the list that shows a week per page. I uploaded the pdf to the fedex/kinkos website. For almost $12 they printed the pages front and back and bound it with a black coil. The front page is a blank paper and the back is black vinyl. I really like it and it was ready to pick up within a couple of hours.

I just cross out the tasks that don't apply to me and pencil in ones that do. Maybe I'll make my own for next year but I think I would have to learn a whole lot more about Word before I would be able to format it in a way that I like.
post #46 of 350
Just discovered MMs today! I've already got this month's printed out and have started today's chores. I like it so far.

I love how it says when to clip the children's nails. I always forget to do this until they get really bad and we're out somewhere and I'm embarrassed.


I also like how near christmas time it tells you to wrap gifts, etc. Of course, that only works for people who celebrate christmas...
post #47 of 350
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I just cross out the tasks that don't apply to me and pencil in ones that do. Maybe I'll make my own for next year but I think I would have to learn a whole lot more about Word before I would be able to format it in a way that I like.
I think I'm going to attempt this next year.
post #48 of 350
Hi! Can I join? I have been lurking for awhile but have been following the list since Tuesday! It's amazing how many little things you forget(or are too lazy in my case) to do. For instance until today I don't think I have cleaned my Dishwasher door since we moved into our house (2 1/2 years ago!). I have always been one of those people that really enjoys checking things off of a list so this has been amazing so far. I had someone over for lunch today and barely had to do anything to make my house presentable! Hope this thread keeps going.!
post #49 of 350
I printed out the sample page last night that has two weeks worth on it, so I'm diving in to see what I think....I'll report back later..
post #50 of 350
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Originally Posted by mags.bubble View Post
That is sort of why I started the thread. It makes me feel part of a group...
Yeah, I get that now. Like I said, I was being stupid. great thread, great idea!
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Originally Posted by Jacqui View Post
Hi! Can I join? I have been lurking for awhile but have been following the list since Tuesday! It's amazing how many little things you forget(or are too lazy in my case) to do. For instance until today I don't think I have cleaned my Dishwasher door since we moved into our house (2 1/2 years ago!). I have always been one of those people that really enjoys checking things off of a list so this has been amazing so far. I had someone over for lunch today and barely had to do anything to make my house presentable! Hope this thread keeps going.!
Holy crap, I know, I was scrubbing that door yesterday trying to remember if I have ever cleaned it other that if something actually spilled.
And, no. No I haven't.
post #51 of 350
There are totally things on there that I either never think to do, or always think need to be done when I can't do them and then when I can I totally forget. Glad I am not the only one had a never-been-cleaned dishwasher door!!
post #52 of 350
My biggest problem is random stuff lying around, like toys, dirty clothes, etc. Does the program address this?
post #53 of 350
I think it is every Friday it has you do a quick pick up/tidy of all rooms... and it has "do laundry" as an everyday chore so I take that as picking up laundry from around the house as well as washing it. It also has some blank lines to add your own daily chores, I just write in pick up toys
post #54 of 350
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Originally Posted by Naomismom View Post
My biggest problem is random stuff lying around, like toys, dirty clothes, etc. Does the program address this?
We pick up stuff around the house all the time, and I figure there will always be more clutter to control with kids, homeschooling, etc. But it's been easier this last week with MM because my house is staying so clean, it's easier for me to really stay on top of the little stuff. Because if I don't it messes up my pretty, clean, peaceful rooms.

So for me, it's a combo of the reminders on the list (like the friday room tidy) and that it's a whole organic thing. Clean one area, and I want the rest tidy as well.
post #55 of 350
Thread Starter 
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Yeah, I get that now. Like I said, I was being stupid. great thread, great idea!
I didn't think it was being stupid

Welcome to the newcomers. I hope you like the chore list as much as I do. Today is another one of those busy days, so I asked my daughter to sweep and I cleaned the toilets and repleneshed the toilet paper first thing. So, I am pretty much done for today except for the after dinner kitchen clean up. Leftovers for dinner.

Another reason to love this list - Today is fieldtrip all day with myt ds8, then 2 MD appts after school for each of my sons. Yet, I don't feel behind in anything. Love that!
post #56 of 350
Woke up insanely early today, due to youngest waking at 6. Have done a couple little things, like keep the laundry going, wiped bathroom sinks, replaced cloths. Planning on staying around most of the day and cleaning and cooking so I'm not rushing. Especially since he went back to sleep and bigguns are still in bed!

Just enjoying the cool(ish) morning we are having.

Does anyone ever work ahead of the day they are on, in prep for a busy week or days when you know u won't get stuff done?
post #57 of 350
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Originally Posted by Millie Ivy View Post
Woke up insanely early today, due to youngest waking at 6. Have done a couple little things, like keep the laundry going, wiped bathroom sinks, replaced cloths. Planning on staying around most of the day and cleaning and cooking so I'm not rushing. Especially since he went back to sleep and bigguns are still in bed!

Just enjoying the cool(ish) morning we are having.

Does anyone ever work ahead of the day they are on, in prep for a busy week or days when you know u won't get stuff done?
I do. Today, for example, is a light day while Thursday is heavier. So I may do 1 or 2 of Thursday's tasks today (depending upon my babe's naps and moods).
post #58 of 350
I don't really "work ahead" but there is stuff I do more often. Like, the list only has vacuum the downstairs once a week but with a dog and 2 toddlers it definitely needs to happen almost every day, or at least every other day. So far today all I have done is start laundry and switch dish towels/hand towels but it is almost naptime and then I plan on doing a short work out and some things off the list!
post #59 of 350
can't believe I waited for so long between my first post and ordering my own list to print LOL

it's just amazing how quick it happened .... once I had finally made that decision ... I mean it must be about 8000 km away but withing 2 minutes of paying I was able to print my list for this week

I really don't understand why I am so slow to change (especially since it looks like it's for the better ... because even If i don't end up doing all that is on the list, at least I won't have the nagging feeling that somehow I've been forgetting something really important along the way .... even if I end up adding on chores specific to my household, it's a relief to think that someone who's been there & done that gave the subject a good thinking and came up with something quite generally acceptable !)
post #60 of 350
LOVE LOVE LOVE MMs!

I've been doing it for 2 weeks and it really helps me keep the house clean. Everyday there are just tiny projects listed so that I don't get overwhelmed.
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