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post #21 of 140
Okay, okay, I can resist no longer! I'm in, too!
post #22 of 140
What I have been trying to do is all the daily stuff, the daily projects and ONE extra thing to get all the crap out of the house. Once that is done my gole is to maintain!!! Something I have never been able to do.
post #23 of 140
Been doing MM as part of a new years resolution...and am doing ok with it!!!

Just take my time, breathe, and get through it. Much more low key than Flylady...I dropped out after 2 days.
post #24 of 140
Oh boy I am "doing" flylady lol, but am having trouble lately : , now I am really intersted in this! Can't really do both tho lol, hmmmm......
post #25 of 140
Thread Starter 
Well, if we're going to use this as an accountability thread....We're falling behind. We had my uncle and cousin here for the weekend working on our basement so we dropped the MM stuff and had extra mess I will get back on top of it tomorrow.
post #26 of 140
I use it & find it very helpful. I don't stress too much about stuff I miss. I figure whatever I do get done is better than I was doing. I also try to pick up tasks that I missed later in the week.

Seven bucks is nothing for the peace of mind. I like to think of my money going to a SAHM.
post #27 of 140
I am a total Flylady FAILURE!!!! She scared the crap outta me with all the e-mails. I kept wondering who was going to take care of my kids while i was busy scouring the house. MM is much more doable.
post #28 of 140
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by embens
I am a total Flylady FAILURE!!!! She scared the crap outta me with all the e-mails. I kept wondering who was going to take care of my kids while i was busy scouring the house. MM is much more doable.
post #29 of 140
I love how it includes reading to your kids!
post #30 of 140
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Originally Posted by ekblad8
I love how it includes reading to your kids!
Me too! I normally read to her at least twice a day because she loves it, but I like that it has that on there in case we've had a really busy day (like yesterday). Then I see that on there and remember to go sit, relax and read with her. I also like that it has 'clip childrens nails' because I tend to forget to do that until she has 'claws' or scratches me :

So far I haven't found time for quiet time or exercise each day, but I'm trying! I've gotten everything done on my list (which also includes a daily quick vacuum and 20 min of decluttering daily) except for today. I do have an excuse though...I cut my finger really bad making lunch so I only have one hand to use, and I have to leave in about 45 min for a midwife appt. I'm going to go see if I can't tackle some of the stuff I have left to do on my list now while dd is sleeping

How is everyone else doing? Getting the stuff done on your lists?
post #31 of 140

How about for WOHMs?

I've been looking at Motivated Moms and I think that it looks great for when I was a SHAM. I'm trying to decide if it's flexible enough for a 2-income household with all the crazy stuff we've got going on. Any other WOHMs using it??
post #32 of 140
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Originally Posted by melanie.willett
I've been looking at Motivated Moms and I think that it looks great for when I was a SHAM. I'm trying to decide if it's flexible enough for a 2-income household with all the crazy stuff we've got going on. Any other WOHMs using it??
I only WOHM part-time but I essentially stuck it in my planner and forgot about it. I think for a wohm family, sticking it on the fridge as angelbee suggested is the way to go. I don't know, I think wohms might do better setting their own schedule. For me, I do most of my cleaning on my off days, rather than spread evenly as it is in the planner.
post #33 of 140
I can't tell from their sample pages - does this plan address clutter well? And does it eventually develop the same feeling of rhythm that the FlyLady stuff does? I find FlyLady hard to keep up with, but I like that sense of a pattern...

tia,
Joanna
post #34 of 140
I just got it, and it does have times to address clutter... but it seems much more "laid back" than Fly-lady. There is a pattern to things as well.

I was going to make my own schedule similar to this, but I decided to go with this since I'm expecting in April, and if dh needs to pick up the slack some he can follow this pretty well. I also like that if I want to do something on a different day, I can do that without feeling like I'm "messing everything up" like I did with Flylady.
post #35 of 140
I leave it out on the counter and dh and I just check off the things we do. If we miss something it's ok, and most of the things only take a few minutes to do.

I did the same thing when I tried flylady, but there were to many pages to look at in the "book" for daily things, zone things, etc. and this is easier with only one page.

I ended up printing it out and putting it in a binder, and I use the back of last week's page as this week's planner for our stuff - appts. and errands and grocery list, etc. and it seems to help to have it all in one place.
post #36 of 140
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Originally Posted by lisa2976

I ended up printing it out and putting it in a binder, and I use the back of last week's page as this week's planner for our stuff - appts. and errands and grocery list, etc. and it seems to help to have it all in one place.

What an awesome idea!!!! gonna go do that right now, Thanks Lisa!
post #37 of 140
I planned on putting mine in this dayplanner I bought on clearance at Target...but I like it much better on the fridge. I just wish I'd bought the full size version instead now! I have kinda adapted what it says on it for what things need to happen in our house, and since I'm completely in 'nesting' mode I've added other tasks that I see need to be done to each day.

There were a couple things I didn't get done last week (like cleaning out my car, sweeping the porch, etc) because it was pouring down rain here like crazy. Otherwise I've kept up with everything, including the extras I added like a daily quick vacuum (with wood floors, a toddler, 3 furry cats and a shedding dog its amazing what happens in ONE day) and wiping down the bathroom counters as I wipe out the sink. My house actually looks good enough to have someone drop in and I don't feel like I've been killing myself to keep it that way. For some reason I always thought the idea of doing a little bit each day was stupid, because then the house was never 'completely' clean So I'd spend one day killing myself getting the bathrooms, floors, dusting, etc done and be exhausted when I was done. Then the rest of the week it started to look gross and really needed to be cleaned by cleaning day. I feel much more relaxed knowing that I can walk into my bathroom and not see fuzz all over, toothpaste stuck to the sink, etc.

How is everyone else doing? Anyone else using a little bit of flylady also? I have been looking at the 'Kelly's Missions' on there every few days and trying to work on those hot spots they have listed. I just finished cleaning out under one bathroom sink (woohoo, now the doors shut easily! ) and I'll do the other one at naptime. My house just needs a bit more decluttering/deep cleaning than just MM has listed :
post #38 of 140
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Originally Posted by celestialdrmrmama
...Anyone else using a little bit of flylady also? I have been looking at the 'Kelly's Missions' on there every few days and trying to work on those hot spots they have listed. ...
I was just about to add a 15 minute zone de-clutter to my daily list...
post #39 of 140
The banner caught my eye this morning and I have been thinking about it ever since. Still trying to make up my mind. Thanks for all the info, mamas!
We certainly need to do SOMETHING around here

aisling
post #40 of 140
I have my weekly list hanging on the fridge, I also use the back of last weeks to make the grocery list.

Now, I just need to start getting everything done. Definatley doable while homeschooling. Just enough to keep the house clean without feeling overwhelmed.
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