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post #81 of 150
Well, I don't know if it's a reward or not, but dh pencilled in "sexytime" on my to-do list for yesterday
post #82 of 150
hehee! My DH does that on every to-do list of mine he finds. He thinks it's sooooo hilarious.
post #83 of 150
One of the unintended side effects of MM07 is that it is getting me so mad at my husband because I feel like he isn't helping me out at all. I have so much work to do around the house that I need a freaking list from a stranger that I had to pay for just to try and make sense of it all, and he's not doing squat. I've been complaining about it for 8 years, nothing's changed. and he wonders why I have no desire to have sex.
post #84 of 150
I find it makes me appreciate what DH does do. I guess I'm really lucky that I have a husband that works more than full time, (he's a grad student and works in a research lab) but also helps a lot around the house.
post #85 of 150
Week two for me and I'm actually getting into the groove so-to-speak. I really like this program, actually I am LOVING it!
post #86 of 150
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Originally Posted by AmandasMom View Post
One of the unintended side effects of MM07 is that it is getting me so mad at my husband because I feel like he isn't helping me out at all. I have so much work to do around the house that I need a freaking list from a stranger that I had to pay for just to try and make sense of it all, and he's not doing squat. I've been complaining about it for 8 years, nothing's changed. and he wonders why I have no desire to have sex.
s. I feel ya. My DH does nearly no housework. In all fairness he's been working 60 hrs a week most weeks lately. But even when he only works 40, I do 98% of chores and errands. It would be nice if he would do the typical husband stuff at least...like yard work, or bills. But I try to remind myself how lucky I am that he can financially support us so I can stay home with the babies.
post #87 of 150
Hey I was inspired by you all so I got the planner too. I tried to download the fedexkinkos thing, but it didn't work on our computers, so I will go to Kinkos as soon as it is not icy. Yay! I am so excited.
post #88 of 150
dh brought mine home yesterday- he printed it out on his super duper laser printer at work- double sided and hole punched!

So- it's all in a binder and ready for me to start checking things off!

Here we go!
post #89 of 150
I checked out the MM list, but the sample pages just did not seem conducive to the way I clean. Pick up the house once a week? But make the beds everyday? I could care less if beds are made and the only way I've found to stay on top of the house is to pick up every day. Then the house always feels clean and I'm more motivated to do more.

I liked the idea though, so I made my own. Rather than having to do calendar dates and a whole year, I wrote out a daily chore sheet, and then an 8 week rotating weekly chore sheet. I sat down and mentally went through each room and thought about all the different components to cleaning it top and bottom. I made each segement seperate like MM does - one cabinet at a time for decluttering, one fridge shelf, etc. Then I went through and categories everything into Daily, Twice a week, Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly and Bimonthly and just distributed it all across the various weeks of my 1 - 8 week planner. I'm doing Day 2 so far and I love it - the tasks are very specific to my house, which makes more sense to me and I can add to it as I think of more things that I need to do.

I'm thinking I'll do a seperate seasonal list for each of the seasons.

I really like how I can just do what's on my list and not feel guilty because I'm not washing every window or vacuuming every room - because I know I'll get to the whole house every 8 weeks.
post #90 of 150
I bought MM last Sunday, but didn't print it out and start using it until yesterday. I also printed out the sample menu for Saving Dinner's veggie option and am testing it out to see how it does. I've been in a major food rut, so I'm hoping this will help!

I like how MM's is laid out, and while I tried to make something similar myself last year, I just couldn't get into a groove with it. (I added "write/email/call a friend" under the daily tasks since I'm trying to reach out to people more). You could do that with other things you do every day like a quick pick up.

On the one hand it seems silly to buy a chore organizer and a dinner planner when I should
be able to make them myself, but on the other hand, if otherwise we eat out and keep a house cleaner (We're moving out for a renovation soon, and I'm hoping not to need the house keeper by the time we move back in!) then it's more than worth it to me!

But yesterday I got everything on the list done, even those daily tasks like sweeping that I don't usually do until it gets really bad. It didn't take me that long. I was suprised and now I'm feeling pretty good about household stuff.
post #91 of 150
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Originally Posted by mightymoo View Post
I checked out the MM list, but the sample pages just did not seem conducive to the way I clean. Pick up the house once a week? But make the beds everyday? I could care less if beds are made and the only way I've found to stay on top of the house is to pick up every day. Then the house always feels clean and I'm more motivated to do more.

I liked the idea though, so I made my own. Rather than having to do calendar dates and a whole year, I wrote out a daily chore sheet, and then an 8 week rotating weekly chore sheet. I sat down and mentally went through each room and thought about all the different components to cleaning it top and bottom. I made each segement seperate like MM does - one cabinet at a time for decluttering, one fridge shelf, etc. Then I went through and categories everything into Daily, Twice a week, Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly and Bimonthly and just distributed it all across the various weeks of my 1 - 8 week planner. I'm doing Day 2 so far and I love it - the tasks are very specific to my house, which makes more sense to me and I can add to it as I think of more things that I need to do.

I'm thinking I'll do a seperate seasonal list for each of the seasons.

I really like how I can just do what's on my list and not feel guilty because I'm not washing every window or vacuuming every room - because I know I'll get to the whole house every 8 weeks.
I would LOVE to see your lists :
post #92 of 150
Count me in here!! I too am a flylady dropuout - this seems more user friendly than having to make my own control journal. Just tell me what to do and when to do it and break it down in small enough steps and I think I can manage. Flylady did really help me with the concept of breaking down everything into manageable chunks to allow me to be more open to this idea now than I would have been in the past. I'm off to clean my toilets!!
post #93 of 150
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Originally Posted by AmandasMom View Post
One of the unintended side effects of MM07 is that it is getting me so mad at my husband because I feel like he isn't helping me out at all. I have so much work to do around the house that I need a freaking list from a stranger that I had to pay for just to try and make sense of it all, and he's not doing squat. I've been complaining about it for 8 years, nothing's changed. and he wonders why I have no desire to have sex.
OMG-- I could have written this exact post!
post #94 of 150
Thread Starter 
Big hugs to the mamas having trouble with their DH's lack of housework!

I've discovered that I'm a bit of a "binge" cleaner! I do the minimum over the weekend, but as soon as DH goes to work on Monday morning, I just want to clean everything! I tend to get a lot done, as long as the babes are cooperative.
post #95 of 150
I looked at the sample one too and personally it made me stressed out. I guess the only useful thing I'd find from it is the random stuff like clean the light fixtures. What are other random things?
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Pick up the house once a week?
Seriously. I pick up my house like twice a day. If I didn't I'd go crazy. : And I clean out the fridge and my purse at least once a week. And there is not nearly enough vacuuming on the MM list. And I have to do a hobby (internet or book) every day or I go mad. And I put the handtowels in the laundry every day.

Am I a freak?
post #96 of 150
What is MM? How does it work? Do they send you what to do for the day?
post #97 of 150
It's a chore calendar, broken down into small tasks for each day (like "clean bathtubs and showers" today, "clean toilets" yesterday instead of bigger tasks like cleaning the whole bathroom. I like it so far, but I'm only 3 days in!

You can get a sample page at www.motivatedmoms.com.
post #98 of 150
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Originally Posted by peace View Post
Big hugs to the mamas having trouble with their DH's lack of housework!

I've discovered that I'm a bit of a "binge" cleaner! I do the minimum over the weekend, but as soon as DH goes to work on Monday morning, I just want to clean everything! I tend to get a lot done, as long as the babes are cooperative.
PEACE! Are you my long lost twin?!
I am totally this way. DH was home Fri-Mon and I am so behind now. :
post #99 of 150
you dont have to do everything everyday, its more of a guide to some people, so they don't feel so overwhelmed by housework.

I can't change handtowels everyday, i don't have enough for 3 bathrooms. maybe i need to get more. today i cleaned out my freezer, and vacuum sealed leftovers from this week and put them in the freezer.
post #100 of 150
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by naturallyspeaking View Post
What is MM? How does it work? Do they send you what to do for the day?
If you join the Yahoo group, they send you the list of chores every morning. You can also buy a calendar broken up into weekly chore lists in pdf form from their website.
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