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#361 of 402 Old 11-23-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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okay, i get to go out with my sweet tonight, so:

1. tidy the bedroom and lay out nightclothes
2. make dinner in advance
3. get dressed for the concert
4. quick tidy all over (5 minutes room rescues)
5. fold away laundry

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Yesterday I started cleaning out the spice cupboard - didn't get it finished.

Today's goals:

DoneFinish spice cupboard
work in living room on hot spots
vacuum living room
Cleaned off kitchen counters
Cleaned out Plasticware cabinet

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Our family had H1N1 and a bunch of secondary infections that wiped us out for most of November.

I'm finally ready to get us back into a routine and we're hosting a small Thanksgiving Thursday.

So I need to:

1. bathe dog
2. clean sofas and chairs in living room
3. pick up the upstairs playroom
4. clean guest bathroom
5. mop kitchen floor
6. take basement toys back down to the basement
7. make dentist appointment for me DONE
8. dishes
9. laundry
10. vacuum living room and hall

Where would I be without 8 &9 in my life??

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---dishes/kitchen counters
---DONE diaper laundry / one load of clothes
---fold and put away the laundry already in my room
---write paper for Nutrition class
---clean litter boxes
---DONE sort canned goods for donation
---DONE clean baby walker
---organizing hallway computer nook

I also have to wrap the neighbor's baby gift (a little NEW one! SOOOOO cute born last Saturday), and decorate the Christmas tree. It's currently assembled and even plugged in but there are no deco's on it!

Have to get started on front door Christmas wreath, too.

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8. dishes
9. laundry

Where would I be without 8 &9 in my life??
OMG, is that not the absolute TRUTH!!!?? Story of my life, too, mama!

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Yesterday I worked and cleaned out one of DD's toy hot spots in the living room - everything is now in a tote to be moved back to the bedroom and put away in her toy boxes.

Vacuumed a little in the living room this morning - probably not going to get much more done as I have errands to do today and have to work from 11am to 2am tomorrow so will rest extra today.

but my goals for today are:

pick up other toy hot spot in living room and move all items to bedroom
vacuum floor in the rest of the living room

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I feel like I've actually been productive today!! Which is good, because I barely got anything done yesterday.

---DONE dishes/kitchen counters
---DONE diaper laundry / IN PROGRESS one load of clothes
---DONE fold and put away the laundry already in my room
---write paper for Nutrition class
---clean litter boxes
---organizing hallway computer nook
---DONE clean oven and stove-top
---DONE clean up floor in my room

Now I really need to get cracking on my homework. I am woefully behind. I've been battling a fibro flare-up and I've been utterly wiped out. Ugggh.

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Argh! I hate cleaning the oven. And doing both bathrooms at once. Dishes, sink and countertops are done. Whew! Already tired....

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Today's Cleaning Goals:

Get all the laundry picked up & out to the washer
Toys all put up
Floor of Office cleaned up
Excess books boxed and out the the garage
Bookshelf moved

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need to do:
dishes
fold laundry
make bed
laundry away
supper (what to make?)
turkey broth

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count me in..

my list for the day.

bathroom we were away almost 2 weeks and had housesitter, and then we have been home a week and its really in need of a good scrubbing.

bedroom rescues x2

laundry.. load into dryer, load into washer

fold & put away laundry!!!

vacuum

organise winter stuffs

 

 

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ok, i will come here since people are back!
i'm gonna say,
dishes,
make bed
wash and dry laundry
fix vaccum cleaner
vaccum rug in living room
get chicken out to thaw
make supper
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Welcome sarahwpen!

I've been off the thread for a while because I somehow hurt my back. I feel much better now (thank goodness).

For the morning:

1) Make bed. Toss in a load of laundry.
2) Wash dishes. Wipe down counter, table and stove.
3) (3) 5 Minute Room Rescues.
4) Exercise.
5) Swish and swipe bathroom.
6) Shower.
7) Fold laundry.
8) Administrative tasks.
9) Plan and prepare supper.
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need to do:

1) wipe down table and counters done
2) finish dishes done
3) prep snacks for tomorrow
4) finish dinner (chop veggies and put noodles in soup)done
5) laundry done
6) recycling & lights done
7) prep workout bags and put in car done
8) sew two shirts done
9) get kids clothes and winter items ready for tomorrow and in car
10) set table for dinner done

more things to get done

1) invites made for Tbirthday
2) plan which games, etc.
3) sew two more shirts done
4) find I's math books
5) create bigger ballet area
6) get computer repaired ASAP
7) sew two more shirts for a total of 6 by Friday
8) kitchen cleaned
9) vacuum
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sorry to hear about your back, PoetryLover. Glad you're feeling better!

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Hey everyone! I haven't been on in a while but I thought Id come by and say hi and see how everyone's cleaning is doing.

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Today will be a day of extensive cleaning. DH is on board and helping me. Yay!
We have until Tuesday evening to get everything done, but are going to do all that we can today. I may add to this list.

Bedroom:

1) Finish sorting baby clothes and place in spare room until they can be washed.
2) Fold and put away all laundry.
3) Make Bed.
4) Reorganize furniture to accommodate birthing tub.
5) Vacuum Carpet.
6) Spot clean carpet.
7) Clean Mirrors.
8) Dust.
9) 5 Minute Room Rescues.
10) Move all Classics to bookshelf in the living room and reorganize Contemporary Fiction in the bedroom (so that it all fits).
11) Clean Door.

Living Rom

1) In Progress--Find a home for the books currently on the shelf (give away/put away or store temporarily) and place Classics on the shelf.
2) Fix the ornaments/decorations on the tree that the cat messed up.
3) 5 Minute Room Rescues.
4) Vacuum.
5) Dust.
6) Clean door.

Kitchen/Pantry

1) In Progress--Freezer is cleaned and organized--Clean refrigerator: inside/outside/top.
2) Clean top of stove and oven door.
3) 5 Minute Room Rescues.
4) Dust.
5) Sweep and mop.
6) Wash and put away dishes.
7) In Progress--Clean counter and table.[/COLOR]
8) Organize/put away papers on desk.
9) Wipe down/clean kitchen appliances.
10) Wipe down washer.
11) Clean doors and cupboard doors.
12) In Progress--Wash all laundry/dry/fold and out away.
13) Wash dish strainer.

Bathroom

1) Scoop litter box daily and change Tuesday morning.
2) Clean tub/toilet/sink.
3) Clean Mirror.
4) Sweep and mop floor (DH to do detailed work by the tub).
5) Clean under sink and clean medicine cabinet if time.
6) Wipe down baseboard heater.
7) Clean Doors.
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Hi OkiMom! How was your trip?
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So happy to have found this thread! I need some extra motivation today to get some major decluttering and organizing done. We're having friends over Christmas Eve and it's giving me the incentive to get some things done that I've been majorly slacking on lately.

I'll start with the dining room/school room... it's so unorganized. I don't know why I let things pile up like I do.

1) pick up toys
2) clean off table
3) sort through dress up bin
4) organize long book shelf
5) organize tall book shelf
6) organize small book shelf
7) organize hutch
8) sort through books
9) sort through papers
10) dust
11) vacuum
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I'm going to join in too. Thanks for the inspiration everyone!
We found out on Weds that the new windows are being installed starting tomorrow - yikes!
Every room needs tidying, surfaces cleared, and furniture moved away from windows. We don't know what order they will work through the house.
1 - Major job is emptying my sewing room, and moving it to the basement (its becoming a bedroom again) but it was seriously cluttered and messy. Almost finished! Done
2 - Have to make sure all dishes are put away, so they can access the window over the kitchen sink. (Will do again tomorrow morning, and every morning till they are done in the kitchen!)
3 - Need to find sheets to cover bookcases/pantry cupboards that can't be moved away from windows.
4 - Need to declutter our bedroom - loads of laundry to put away, and the bureaus that are under the windows are totally covered in junk - yikes!

On top of that is the usual dishes, laundry, etc. Must get delicates laundry finished today, because I can't hang it all over the house this week like I usually do! Done I'm already feeling wiped out, and it's not even 5pm, and still so much to do today! Yikes!
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I'll start with the dining room/school room... it's so unorganized. I don't know why I let things pile up like I do.

1) pick up toys done
2) clean off table done
3) sort through dress up bin done
4) organize long book shelf
5) organize tall book shelf
6) organize small book shelf
7) organize hutch done
8) sort through books
9) sort through papers
10) dust
11) vacuum

That took forever! I didn't realize how bad it really was. I'm going to eat some dinner and then I'll be working on the rest of my list. I'm determined to get this done tonight.
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1) pick up toys done
2) clean off table done
3) sort through dress up bin done
4) organize long book shelf done
5) organize tall book shelf done
6) organize small book shelf done
7) organize hutch done
8) sort through books done
9) sort through papers done
10) dust done
11) vacuum done

Finished the dining room!
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I have got to AT LEAST get my oldest DD's room dealt with today. I'm going in with a vacuum, trash bag, and a WIDE open mind as to what gets thrown and donated!

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Hi all, I'm jumping in to your thread b/c I totally need the reinforcement! I've done the FlyLady thing off and on for years but the dang emails are too overwhelming for me. (Or I get distracted and read a bunch of them for 3 hours!)

So, it's the 21st and my Christmas tree isn't up yet. I am slacker mom. Here's my list for today:

Living room:
Straighten living room (will most likely be 3 or 4 15 min sessions)
Sweep & dust living room
Put up Christmas tree (luckily it's a prelit tree and the kids will decorate it!)

Kitchen:
Dishes, dishes, and more dishes.
Declutter the kitchen floor (I have no idea how all these toys and dirty clothes end up in the kitchen floor!!)

*Pack up kids' suitcase - they're spending the night at grandma's!!*

Laundry:
Run 2 loads and put away today!

As I say to my dear friend, who is living with her hubby's family in a island in the Pacific right now, "Tag - You're It!" Then we both run and get as much done on our list as we can and touch base later.

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We haven't put up our tree either - that's today's project.


I spent 30 minutes this morning cleaning the spot the tree is going to go - still need to do a lot more work to get it ready to set the tree up tonight.

Going to go work in the Garage while it's warmer and clear room out there for the things from the living room that I'm moving to set the tree up.

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I think this is my first time posting on this particular thread, but the 15 min declutter is not a new topic for me!!

Today so far I have :

Dusted everything in the living room
Vacuumed the entry way and living room
Organized/decluttered the living room
Picked up a few random things left on the stairs
Took out some recycling


and now i'm about to go make some lunch then i'll be back for some more!

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Aargh - I was really hoping that the window installation would motivate me to keep things picked-up around here. I didn't quite finish getting things ready, and now we have been told we probably won't get them done till Jan - so that's at least 2 weeks for everything to slide!
So, counting on this thread to keep me at it:
Tonight - finish dishes and sort laundry and get it put away.
Tomorrow - keep up with dishes and work on basement playroom.
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Got our tree set up, cleaned a little and got halfway done with vacuuming and the belt broke on our vacuum. Can't afford to fix it for a good two weeks, so just going to have to make do as best we can.

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Wow, I actually got most of my lengthy last list done before the midwife visited!!

Today I will start out with the following plans:

1) Fold/put away laundry in dryer.

2) Rewash the rest of my laundry (I am allergic to the laundry soap I used last time.)

3) Finish sorting baby's clothing and making note of what we have.

4) Wash all baby clothes in order of size and then put size 0-3 month clothing away. Store the rest in the closet according to size.

5) Wash dishes.

6) Make bed.

7) Swish and swipe bathroom.

8) (3) 5 Minute Room Rescues.
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Bumping 'cause I'm just feeling so darned productive today, and I had to share! I'll bet I'm not the only one....

Did the grocery shopping (and found some amazing deals)
4 loads of laundry washed (will dry at the laundromat later this evening)
Loaded dishwasher, ran it, emptied it
Signed up to receive several seed catalogs
Researched a few things that have been on my list, raw food-wise
Wrote up some math problems for son and found a few articles that interest him
Cleaned up the kitchen

Now what?

Come visit us on Tangled Hill! One small family in a big, big world.
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