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post #121 of 150
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Clean out the freezer!! : You can't throw that at me on a Monday! Give me a few days notice so I can plan some freezer meals! Geez. Not a chance today - I'm planning for Thursday. Then I'll reward myself with a trip to Trader Joe's on the weekend to fill it back up.

phatui5 - Look at all of those DONEs!! Woohoo!

EviesMom - That's awesome that you were able to do the whole bathroom!

I love that everyone is doing so well! We rock!
post #122 of 150
Over the weekend, we had a lot of stuff going on, and I completely neglected to open my MM folder for 3-4 days. But guess what! I cleaned my toilet, cleaned the mirrors, vacuumed in the living room, office, kids' room, and master bedroom, listed 2 bags worth of clothing on the trading post, threw away (I'm embarrassed to admit) 5 bags of trash, organized the shelf in the bathroom, decluttered and organized in the master bedroom, and implemented a new storage system for the kids' clothing (which is working great so far btw!). I'm so proud of myself right now that I was able to do all those things without even looking at my folder - I did it just for myself, not because I felt guilted into making checkmarks next to all my chores.
post #123 of 150
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I cleaned out my freezer today. We've lived here for 4 years and I'm pretty sure this was the first time. :

I really like Motivated Moms for those types of chores. I don't need reminding to do dishes or clean toilets; it's the things that I don't think about that get neglected. So even though I clean my fridge every few months or so, I'd never cleaned the freezer. I may have thought about it, but seeing it on the schedule got me to actually *do* it. It really wasn't that bad after all.

I'm starting to feel like June Cleaver with all of the housework I've been doing.

nova22 - I saw your other threads and it sounds like you're on a major roll! Your house must look awesome!
post #124 of 150
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Originally Posted by peace View Post
I cleaned out my freezer today. We've lived here for 4 years and I'm pretty sure this was the first time. :

I really like Motivated Moms for those types of chores. I don't need reminding to do dishes or clean toilets; it's the things that I don't think about that get neglected. So even though I clean my fridge every few months or so, I'd never cleaned the freezer. I may have thought about it, but seeing it on the schedule got me to actually *do* it. It really wasn't that bad after all.

I'm starting to feel like June Cleaver with all of the housework I've been doing.

nova22 - I saw your other threads and it sounds like you're on a major roll! Your house must look awesome!
ITA ~ I remember thinking, "huh, the ceiling fan IS dusty, why didn't I clean that before?!"

As for that last part...I'll just keep lettingyou think the house looks awesome. It's certainly come a long way but we still have a long way to go, too. It can be frustrating because it's not MY house.
post #125 of 150
I just downloaded it! This looks great! I think I'm going to start doing this in a few weeks. I want to do it now, but I've been purging my house, so as soon as I get it back in order I'm all about getting on track! I love lists! DH makes fun of me I love them so much! It helps to stay motivated when I see how well everyone else is doing!
post #126 of 150
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I'm too good at tuning out whatever's on the fridge! I consult my planner all the time, because it has my To Do list, meal plan, grocery list etc. Here's a plug for the Amy Knapp planner. I love mine!

https://thefamilyorganizer.com/image..._Organizer.jpg

I did it for a little while last year, but I had the spiral bound version, and stapling it in just didn't have the same usefulness I'm psyched about making it work better this time.
Where did you get this organizer!!! This is a list lovers DREAM!!!
post #127 of 150
I'm just looking into MM for myself - does anyone have the half-page size and if so do you know what size Franklin Planner it fits in? I have a "compact" size planner from when I used to work for pay that I'd like to use for MM. Will half size fit in that?

TIA.
post #128 of 150
Hi, everyone!

I just downloaded and started MM yesterday. I am a SAHM with two-year-old twins who have completely stopped napping... so I'm just going to try my best to chip away at those lists. I bought MM once I realized that the house was so out of control I couldn't complete any one small cleaning task without tripping over three other things that needed my immediate attention (or so it seemed.) In effect, I was trying to do everything, every day, all at once (and ending up with nothing accomplished.) Having the lists will -- I hope -- make sure that the essential cleaning tasks stay at the forefront of my mind and actually get completed. Phew!

Speaking of which... it's time to see what needs to be done!
post #129 of 150
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Originally Posted by TxMominCT View Post
Where did you get this organizer!!! This is a list lovers DREAM!!!
You can get it from Amy Knapp's website.
post #130 of 150
I have a lot of days where the things on the list just dont work (other than the dishwasher thing, and the things that are about rooms we dont even have).

Like running errands on wednesday- nope. I live in the mountains and cant go down the hill durign school days unless I really wanns push it.

I feel guilt over ignoring them, though.

Although this week- I seem to be ignoring the whole list.
post #131 of 150
ok, I have totally fallen off the wagon. It was going so well for a few weeks!
I have this feeling that I can't do the list until the house is semi-tidy, which is so self-defeating. Ugh.
post #132 of 150
Changed the bathroom hand towel. I need to look at the rest of my list for today.
post #133 of 150
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Originally Posted by greenmansions View Post
I'm just looking into MM for myself - does anyone have the half-page size and if so do you know what size Franklin Planner it fits in? I have a "compact" size planner from when I used to work for pay that I'd like to use for MM. Will half size fit in that?

TIA.
I am wondering this as well :
post #134 of 150
yea! I changed to towel too! I still haven't really started the checklist yet, but I plan on it as soon as I finish decluttering! It's very frustrating to clean something then empty a closet or room and it's a total disaster again!
post #135 of 150
I've been doing MM for about two weeks now, and I love it! I never realized how much time I wasted before. I would get up in the morning, putter around with my son, and I wouldn't even get dressed until he went down for his first nap of the day - sometimes not until about noon! Now, I'm usually up and dressed before he wakes, and I have the beds made and most of the house in order by 10am. It is such a great feeling.

I sometimes slack on the tasks, though. Like mopping. Ugh, I hate to mop. And I have stained and scored concrete floors throughout my house, including in my kitchen, so I feel like I have to mop the entire house whenever I mop the kitchen. It's a small house, but still. Yuck.

I did manage to clean out my oven this week. First time since we moved into our house three years ago! And my refrigerator is cleaner than it's ever been - and free of old leftovers and expired food. It had gotten so bad in there, I was embarrassed to have anybody look in my fridge.

I don't have my pages in a planner or anything; I just keep them tacked on my refrigerator door. I keep hoping it will motivate my husband to check off a few of the chores/tasks himself, but so far, no luck. Oh, well.

One thing I really like about the program is my weekends are way more free now than they were before. Even though I'm a SAHM, I used to put off my heavy cleaning until Saturday. So I'd be scrambling around all day, scrubbing my house until I was exhausted while my husband entertained our son. Now it's all much more spread out, and I get a little done every day. By the time Saturday rolls around, the house is pretty much done, and we have time to spend together as a family without me feeling guilty that the toilets have rings in them or something.
post #136 of 150
I just downloaded my copy. OMG, I'm so nervous just looking at it. Ack ack ack.
post #137 of 150
Hey, I don't have the first clue how to clean a non-self-clean oven. Any pointers?
post #138 of 150
question- how different is this year's calendar than last year's?? can i reuse last year's? would that even work, and why not?

post #139 of 150
This will be my second year using MM and I really like it. Once you get used to it, the tasks just fly by. I don't even have to look at the daily list anymore, I've got it memorized. But I'm a list maker and I love to check things off . I print it out one week at a time and post it on my fridge.

Lisa: I'm using last years for this year. So far I haven't had any problems. The date is off by one, which is no big deal for me.
post #140 of 150
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Originally Posted by *HolisticMama* View Post
Hey, I don't have the first clue how to clean a non-self-clean oven. Any pointers?
Check out this thread.
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