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#1 of 39 Old 05-18-2009, 06:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Here's the drill. Set a timer. Clean like crazy for ten minutes. Report back what you did.

If you want, keep a running log of your time at the bottom of your posts so you can see how much you've done.

You can count it all towards your total time for the week, cleaning, decluttering, chores like laundry. Let's get those numbers up and houses looking good!

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Woo Hoo! I only did one 10min set on sat. and forgot to come back. Okay so here goes for today, thanks for starting the thread!

1st 10min-put all the folded clothes and diaper laundry away, started a new load
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- cleared kitchen counter
- emptied dishwasher
- did a load of dishes

Week total: 10 minutes

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- cleaned off my desk
- straightened up the changing table top and shelves
- picked up dirty laundry off bedroom floor
- put away some clean laundry
- returned toys to the playroom

Week's total: 20 minutes

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- cleared everything off of the floor of my closet
- flipped laundry from washer to dryer
- started a new load in the washer
- started putting clothes away

Week's total: 30 minutes

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- cleaned off the floor of the office closet
- cleared and wiped down the dining room table

Week's Total: 40 minutes

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- put away toys in the playroom
- picked up stuff in the office
- flipped laundry from washer to dryer
- started a load of laundry
- worked on putting clothes away

Week total: 50 minutes

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(This morning)

- emptied the dishwasher
- did a load of dishes
- cleared and wiped counter

Week's total: 60 minutes

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This is such a great idea! I love it! Kudos for this phathui5.

-set the washer for the hot water cycle for cloth diapers
-finished the morning and lunch dishes
-cleaned the kitched countertops and oven top
-swept floor in kitchen
-cleared the coffee table

week's total: 10 minutes

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- made my bed
- emptied the dishwasher
- wiped down the counter
- swept the kitchen
- started a load of dishes

Week's total: 70 minutes

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Picked up living area (toys, shoes, dvds, etc. all put where they go)
vacuumed living area
swept kitchen
mopped kitchen

(20 minutes total)
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Arg.

- cleaned the glass on the coffee table, hutch and front door before ds2 had an emotional crisis

Week's total: 73 minutes

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-brought laundry down to basement
-ran an extra rinse on diapers
- cleared clutter from living room
- set out chicken for dinner
-swept hallway

week's total: 20

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Great idea! I'm about to take kids to gymnastics, but when I get home I'll clean and post.

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- cleared off and wiped down kitchen counter
- did a load of dishes

Week's time: 83 minutes

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- put away stuff on bathroom sink
- wiped down sink and wall behind it
- wiped down tub
- cleaned toilet
- emptied bathroom trash
- scooped kitty litter box
- took out kitchen trash

Week's total: 93 minutes

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- straightened up the living room
- cleared the dining room table
- scooped the cat box

Total: 103 minutes

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Just seeing this thread now...perfect timing!

I just spent 15 minutes in my bedroom - stripped the bed, folded some laundry and put it away, swept the floor, etc. Before that I cleaned the upstairs bathroom. I'm going from top to bottom and doing the whole house in 15 minute intervals all day, so we can enjoy this three day weekend.

Next up...stairs and hallway. (I'll probably need just the 10 minutes for this - there's a pile from the other rooms upstairs in the hall of things that didn't belong in there and need to be put away, and I need to sweep.)
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Hallway and stairs done.

Working on living room next...
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Oh, real quick...
phathui5, we must be on the same cleaning schedule. And I wish I was eating pretzels, even if I had to pay for them. Soft pretzels with the outside just a tad darker than usual...with yummy dip! Mmmm... :
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Okay, changed my mind....did the boys room instead. Toys up and away, bed stripped, floor swept. Displaced items back to their homes.

NOW onto the living room!
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Living room and dining room DONE!

Now the hard work begins - kitchen, laundry room, downstairs bathroom, back porch and outside. Plus, trash/recycling and laundry, too.

Kitchen:
- empty dw
- load dw
- wash pots and pans
- feed chickens from the chicken bowl
- put trash out
- clean counters
- wipe down appliances
- vaccuum floor (ugh! : )
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Kitchen is done! Yay! :

Not doing so good keeping things to 15 minutes, but I am getting it done - and that's what matters, right?!

Doing the bathroom next...then the laundry room. :
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Bathrooms finished.

Also had a mini-emergency, needed to remove a tick from my two year old's thigh! And I re-vacuumed the kitchen...kids tracked in a bunch of leaves! :

Laundry room:
- sort laundry
- bring clean stuff to couch
- switch washer to dryer
- start a new load
- clear off counter
- cat litter boxes
- put misc strewn items where they belong
- vacuum

Oh man...this is the one I'm dreading!
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Okay, laundry room is DONE! Not as bad as I thought it would be and I'm so glad its done.

So my whole house has been cleaned up. Now I need to do a deep cleaning! I will save that for another day, though...its good enough for now.

I still want to work on the porch, the deck and the yard - but I am going to take a lunch break. I am starving after all this cleaning! I just don't want to mess up the kitchen again...
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