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post #61 of 150
I have actually beun to write out our weekly menu's onthe side of the daily tasks. Anyone else doing this??
post #62 of 150
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Originally Posted by MyLittleWarrior View Post
Is anyone else finding that by starting the day with the tasks on the list, you stay motivated throughout the day to do stuff that isn't on the list?
Some of the things lend themselves to doing other tasks, too. One of them was to wash the dishwasher door - if I'm down there with a rag, I might as well wash the oven door and wipe down the cabinet fronts, too, right?

I'm doing the decluttering challenge, too, and I feel like my home is coming together nicely.
post #63 of 150
i feel a sense of belonging knowing that other mama's are cleaning the 2nd shelf of the fridge at the same time as me

what did you find on that shelf? I had to take it out and put it in the shower, it had old spilled soymilk, an old prune i had to scrape off with a knife, smelly turkey thighbone i forgot to give to the dog when it was good, and frozen old lettuce. im really not a slob, really!
post #64 of 150
So, did you all clean your bathroom light fixtures today? It's safe to say that this is something that would otherwise NEVER happen unless we were to paint that room. I unscrewed them (we have two bathrooms) and washed them in the sink. I felt so virtuous!

Also, my mother was here today and said, "How have you had time to clean? The place looks great!" : What a thrill!
post #65 of 150
omg today is tuesday, ive been working off of monday's list. mommy brain!!!
post #66 of 150
I just ordered my copy! I am a FlyLady drop out and have ADD to an extreme - so I really hope this works....
post #67 of 150
I have done a few things on the list - the easy things. I am 37 weeks preggo so I will not be able to really get into it all the way until 3 weeks post c-section but this is a great idea and is REALLY helping me already!!

I had mine binded into a book. That book goes ontop of my kitchen table (that is all cleaned off) with a pen attached. First thing I find myself checking my list, and getting started.

Once I can really do it - I will LOVE this and I think my house will really benefit from it!

Traci
post #68 of 150
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i feel a sense of belonging knowing that other mama's are cleaning the 2nd shelf of the fridge at the same time as me

I agree!! I picture hundreds of mommas all over the country stooping down to wipe off the front of their oven all at once. Do you think if we all coordinated our clocks to do it at the same time we could move the earth?
(like if everyone on earth jumped at the same time it would supposedly throw the earth off it's axis??
post #69 of 150
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Originally Posted by AmandasMom View Post
i feel a sense of belonging knowing that other mama's are cleaning the 2nd shelf of the fridge at the same time as me
Hey, that's a nice way to look at it.

I'm wondering how much junk was in your purse, if you have one! I could not believe all the crap I had in mine. Last year I bought my first purse since I was a teenager and I am clearly not used to owning one. I never bring it in the house, so every receipt or little piece of trash that I shove in there doesn't come out. I found FOURTEEN PENS but no paper or checkbook, some expired coupons for places I don't even shop (?!?), a bunch of receipts, some tampons that have clearly have been there for a while because I haven't had a period for three months, and I've been using LunaPads for 99% of my cycle days, my husband's credit card (sorry sweetie ) and some old shopping lists.

Now I have a checkbook, keys, sunglasses, credit cards, ID, health insurance cards, a couple gift cards, and some spare change, all neatly organized. It was so easy to write a car insurance check today without digging through a bunch of junk.
post #70 of 150
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I'm viewing the week as a whole, rather than as individual days. The days are just there to guide me and give me an idea of how much I should be doing on a given day. So, I might not do everything on the day it's assigned, but I will sometimes do something from later or earlier in the week. I didn't do every last thing on last week's list, but I did most of it, which is way more than I usually do!
I view the week as a whole too, and write extra stuff on the side, like dinner and errands I need to run.

I'm going to clean out my purses & diaper bag after I get off this computer.

This is only day 4 for me, and today I had a total neat freak friend over, and I didn't even have to scamper around to clean up before she got here.
post #71 of 150
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Originally Posted by LucyRev View Post
I view the week as a whole too, and write extra stuff on the side, like dinner and errands I need to run.

I'm going to clean out my purses & diaper bag after I get off this computer.

This is only day 4 for me, and today I had a total neat freak friend over, and I didn't even have to scamper around to clean up before she got here.
Arg. I'm a little set back today. I didn't get anything done as we were at a surgery consult for my dd, and then ds had a paper mache school project crisis All I managed to do was the daily stuff. I've also done a few things ahead of time. I like this, because if I get all the other stuff done, I realize I have more time to do other things. Like, yesterday I was just chilling and decided to clean out my car. It's like when I don't have all these "things" I have to do looming over me, my brain feels peaceful and focused and then tackling a huge thing doesn't seem so overwhelming. If that makes sense.

Anyway, twas so bad, I've resulted to alcohol tonight. But maybe I'll sip my beer and clean out my purse. Who knows how much money I'll find!!!

So did anyone actually work on their storage?
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post #73 of 150
I think this would definatly work for a WAHM. I usualy have 90% of my days list done before I leave for Jazzercise at 9:00. (I do have a small apartment and only 1 child) When you're doing it every day, it really only takes a few minutes. Some of the tasks are a little more time consumeing, but like a lot of women said, if you view the week as a whole, you can be fleible and still get everything done.
post #74 of 150
I couldn't deal with any of the extra tasks yesterday -- the stove? The storage? Too overwhelming! I did haul out all the recycling though, so I wrote that on the side (a first!) and checked it off.

Elizabeth, the daily tasks are the only ones you are really supposed to do every day -- the others are "extras" -- so I guess you could fit it all in in the mornings and the evenings. I guess it depends on how motivating you find it to check things off!
post #75 of 150
Thread Starter 
I see it as weekly rather than daily, too. I prefer to do more cleaning in the beginning of the week and socialize toward the end of the week. I tend to get a lot done on Mondays.

I've noticed that it's very easy to ignore some of the things on there. I really should have cleaned my bathroom light fixtures.... I mean, I never have... but... umm...
post #76 of 150
um, I didn't clean the fixtures either. my excuse is that I'm too short. But I didn't actually try. However, I did clear all the junk out of the van today!
post #77 of 150
I completely spaced on my car yesterday. I'll try to get it done today and still check it off. We're having company tomorrow, and the car needs to be ridable. Right now no one can even sit in the back seat.
post #78 of 150
Due to MM, I actually mopped my kitchen floor for the first time since we moved in. Two years ago. : In my defense, I have hardwoods and they don't show anything.

And I actually dusted, something I very very rarely do. I didn't get everything done, but its baby steps, right?
post #79 of 150

I have a hardwood floor in my kitchen and it shows the dirt

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Originally Posted by Keeta View Post
Due to MM, I actually mopped my kitchen floor for the first time since we moved in. Two years ago. : In my defense, I have hardwoods and they don't show anything.
but I have 4 children! I often wait 2 weeks and by then the floor is sticky and needs to be mopped! (I get my children to do it!)

Sincerely,
Debra, homeschooling mom of 4 ages 10, 9, 7, and 43 mos
post #80 of 150
Anyone here "rewarding" themselves for doing everything on their list in a week?

Since I really need to stick to this and think it will make life MUCH simplier - my hubby said if I checked EVERYTHING off my list in 7 days (mon-sun) then I could reward myself. Spa treatment, hair salon, or something else I want up to $50. HEY who am I to argue with the man? heheheheheheheh


So I wondered if anyone else is doing any type of reward for completing the task?

Traci
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