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post #141 of 150
OK, I loved, loved, love mm when I was a SAHM. Now that I'm a WOHM I am really struggling. I just can't get it all in. I can only get the daily chores with the tick boxes finished.

I'm sad about all the dust/dirt/clutter that is building up and I know that it is easier to deal with if I just do a little bit each day but I feel like I just don't have the time. Perhaps it would be more correct to say I just don't have the energy.

Any ideas?
post #142 of 150
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Originally Posted by Lisa Lubner View Post
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?
I've been using last year's, too. It works perfectly with my "family organizer." The f.o. week starts on Monday, and my mm week starts on Sunday - but because I'm a day off with mm, the dates line up perfectly!

The two actually work well together. For each, I purchased the ones that fit in a planner. The family organizer has two pages per week, and I just slip the weekly mm page between them. So, now I have the chores list, a grocery list, a to do list, a menu list, a planner and a mini calendar, all right together.

Now I just need to get on the ball and keep up with mm!

ETA: The family organizer I have can be found here: http://www.thefamilyorganizer.com/
post #143 of 150
I just bought this and will try it, I need to have the house clean when we move, so this might help, but I'm really counting on using it in our new house to stay on top of things. I normally keep the house clean, but on days where I feel blah, stuff backs up and it takes a week to get back on track.
post #144 of 150
Hi-
I'm just starting out using the MM planner. I was thinking of color coding it and assigning some of the chores/tasks to my kids. Anyone else do this and have tips for me? My boys like to see what they need to do and them check it off. (They think I can't slip in an extra chore that way )
post #145 of 150
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Originally Posted by francesmama View Post
OK, I loved, loved, love mm when I was a SAHM. Now that I'm a WOHM I am really struggling. I just can't get it all in. I can only get the daily chores with the tick boxes finished.

I'm sad about all the dust/dirt/clutter that is building up and I know that it is easier to deal with if I just do a little bit each day but I feel like I just don't have the time. Perhaps it would be more correct to say I just don't have the energy.

Any ideas?
I am a wohm and am using the program. I admit to not getting everything done on the list. However I usually get more than the daily chore list done. Part of the problem was the general state of disrepair my house was in. Now that is basically clean I find the check list easier to accomplish. And a lot of the times I don't have the energy but I know it will take 10x longer if I continue to put it off.

My kids are 5 and 2.5 yrs old. I've got them in on the gig. If nothing else they keep me "company" while I do the cleaning with their own set of sponges and buckets. Other times they setup schooltime(art/workbooks/puzzles) in the room I working on. Feels less like a chore when I have company. And mostly I have dp in on the list. Since we are both woh-parents we both have the chores to do. Then everyone can enjoy the calm feng shui of the house.
post #146 of 150
Thread Starter 
Hey hey hey!! Two months down, 10 to go!!!

How's everyone doing?! How are your gorgeous houses?

I'm still doing pretty well. I have my busy days when I get lots done and my slower days when it's more basic upkeep. It all works out and it's totally manageable. I've also done decluttering and rearranging in addition to the motivated moms and I'm really happy with how my main living area looks.

I don't do nearly as much upstairs. My kids and I are downstairs all day and I haven't made the effort to plan bedroom time. I really should. :


Let's hear some updates!!
post #147 of 150
Has anyone else used the Flipper from http://www.messies.com/ ? I have it and use it. Just wondering.

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post #148 of 150
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Originally Posted by peace View Post
Hey hey hey!! Two months down, 10 to go!!!

How's everyone doing?! How are your gorgeous houses?

I'm still doing pretty well. I have my busy days when I get lots done and my slower days when it's more basic upkeep. It all works out and it's totally manageable. I've also done decluttering and rearranging in addition to the motivated moms and I'm really happy with how my main living area looks.

I don't do nearly as much upstairs. My kids and I are downstairs all day and I haven't made the effort to plan bedroom time. I really should. :


Let's hear some updates!!
I have the same problem with the upstairs. I tidy up DD's bedroom while she is brushing her teeth getting ready for bed, or after I've read her bedtime books. My room is trashed though and I never spend any time in there. Makes it really easy to forget to do laundry too since the hamper is in there. I am falling way behind. I did well for the first month or so, but now I'm not motivated.

Maybe if I put myself on some kind of restriction, where I don't get any internet time until I do a certain number of chores? I hate chores. Today we're staying home so I can just get some cleaning done.

alright. getting off the computer now...

after I check out messies.com. :
post #149 of 150
wow. i don't do even half of the chores they list on there. : i just downloaded it and will start today!
post #150 of 150
Ummm...bump? What happened to this thread?

How's everyone doing?
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