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Old 10-16-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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Get out of the computer chair (lol)
Take laundry out of the dryer, fold/hang it up
Put clean dishes away in cabinet
Go to the store
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Here are mine:

Get out of the computer chair (lol)
Take laundry out of the dryer, fold/hang it up
Put clean dishes away in cabinet
Go to the store
LOL! I think getting out of the computer chair is the hardest part!
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How is everyone doing today? I've got about 3/4 of the kitchen cleaned, 3/4 of the dining room table cleaned, 1/2 of daughter's room cleaned and a load of wash unfolded, a load waiting to go to the dryer and about 5 loads to be done. Still I made an amazing amount of progress this morning. DD (5 years old) heard the timer going off and joined in helping me pick up and clean for about an hour. She thought it was HUGE fun. We're keeping this game!

Off to do another 15 minutes and then run some errands. Keep up the 15 minutes, y'all!

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lol yep. Got everything done except the laundry (that was still damp when I went to do it, so its drying again) - HALF DONE 7:15 pm kiddos just went to bed, 8:09 pm DONE!

Adding cleaning the bathroom to the 15 minute list - HALF DONE 7:15 pm, picked up the clothes off the floor (was bath night) and sprayed down the commode, letting it soak! 8:09 pm DONE!

My big project today is scrubbing the floors, and that has to wait until later this afternoon (definitely more than 15 minutes). MAYBE NOT TODAY... 8:09 Scrubbed bathroom floor, playroom floor, and part of the hall - thats it for tonight!! =)
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Its great when the kiddos jump in! =)
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1) DONE! Fold/put away two loads of laundry (the second will be coming out of the dryer).

2) DONE! Put leaf back in kitchen table (in preparation for company).

3) Organize Control Journal (Household SOP).

4) IN PROCESS Clean kitchen garbage can.

5) Sweep and mop if I have time.


I think my greatest accomplishment today was that I took a much needed nap.
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okay I am off to pick up, recycle, throw out, etc 100 things...or as many as I can get done in 30 minutes....I will report back with my count....time to go!!!
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okay I got my 100.

Now I will spend the remaining time taking pictures of my girls clothes that I am giving away...... I would love to have 100 items to give away but we will see.....
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My tasks for today: (Saturday is my major cleaning day)

Clean playroom - DONE!
Clean computer - DONE!
Sort desk basket - DONE!
Sort cart basket - DONE!
Sort laundry room basket - DONE!
Straighten kids room - DONE
Scrub floor in kids room -DONE!
Restart laundry - DONE!
Wash dishes - DONE!
Straighten up kitchen - DONE!
Vacuum rugs - DONE!
Scrub floor in laundry room - DONE
Scrub floor in rest of hallway - DONE
Take out trash - DONE!
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I got 41 pieces of clothing together....which is huge for me....

Okay next 15 minutes....cleaning counters and wiping stuff down.....
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Ok, Tomorrow I actually have to clean. My in-laws just moved in so Im going to clean some since they don't really have time (both work full time, insane hours). I figure since they are being nice enough to give me a place to crash and food for the girls and me this is the least I could do for them. Heres the list of things I want to get done tomorrow(basically Im cleaning the bedroom and area I use so its not so messy and disorganized as well as common areas the girls like to play in):
1) laundry- clothes and bedding-
2)Clean the bedroom Im sleeping in with the girls
3)Vaccuum bedroom
4) Remake bed
5) Clean window
6)organize closet (living out of suitcases isn't a strong point of mine)
7)Sweep front walkway
8) Fold up tent/put away
9) Appointment to get ID at 9am
10) try to stop by Walmart and get a costume for DD2- the one I thought I had didn't fit her. Also pick up a memory card reader so I can load pictures.
11) load and post pictures if I can get a memory card reader.
not going to happen today, works to busy for my inlaws (and I don't trust myself to drive yet since Im not use to driving over here any longer)

Thats it, it seems a lot but the areas are really small and their washing machine is really big (it can do all the clothes I brought with me in one load, of course I didn't bring much). Im guessing it will take me less than 2 hours to do it all.

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It's good to see you back on the thread for a bit, OkiMom! Sending productivity Vibes your way and wishing you to get your tasks done in 2 hours without distractions. I often encounter distractions. LOL.

Okay, my first session is for administrative tasks. (YUCK!)
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I finished 2 administrative tasks I've been putting off.

Next up: Make bed, throw in load of laundry & put away dishes in the strainer. :-)
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Dish Washing is my next session, followed by (3) 5 Minute Room Rescues. Then I'm on to cleaning the bathroom. SO YUCK!!!!!
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Thanks Poetry. With two kids two and under, 2 dogs, a cat, a ferret, tons of reptiles and a bunch of inlaws distractions are a given. Luckily Im almost done.

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OkiMom, congrats on your productivity.

Bathroom cleaned: Check.
Apartment relatively straightened: Check.
Dishes washed: Check.
Laundry in dryer: Check.

Next up: I'm putting a pot of lentil barley soup on the stove, folding and putting away a load of laundry and relaxing in a warm BUBBLE BATH!!!!!!
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The amazing progress that I made on Friday has completely been undone. I'm going up and down with an upper respiratory infection - thought I was better end of last week, crashed over the weekend. Let's see if in the next 15 minutes I can get a load of laundry put away, 2 loads folded, one started and the clothes from the washer to the dryer.

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The amazing progress that I made on Friday has completely been undone. I'm going up and down with an upper respiratory infection - thought I was better end of last week, crashed over the weekend. Let's see if in the next 15 minutes I can get a load of laundry put away, 2 loads folded, one started and the clothes from the washer to the dryer.
either Master Tonic or a roast beef sandwich with LOTS of horseradish
hope you're better soon

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The amazing progress that I made on Friday has completely been undone. I'm going up and down with an upper respiratory infection - thought I was better end of last week, crashed over the weekend. Let's see if in the next 15 minutes I can get a load of laundry put away, 2 loads folded, one started and the clothes from the washer to the dryer.
I wouldn't push yourself too hard. After all, there will always be laundry and chores to do. I would just rest up and catch up when you are feeling well enough.

I hope you feel better soon...
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My goals for the morning:

1) Make bed, swish and swipe, toss in load of laundry, put away/wash dishes.
2) Write Morning Pages.
3) Sweep and mop floor.
4) Organize Control Journal.
5) Gather necessary paperwork.
6) Do homework.
7) Clip and file coupons.
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Thanks PoetryLover and JacquelineR! I did actually get like 90% of the dishes done last night. I also got a load of clothes folded and put away, a load folded and 2 loads waiting to be folded. My daughter (she's 5) is really enjoying beating the timer, so I'm hoping we can finish the kitchen and the clothes this afternoon. Maybe I can throw some food in the crockpot and hubs can help with the rest of the house when he gets home from work. Have a great day everyone!

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My goals for the morning:

1) DONE! Make bed, swish and swipe, toss in load of laundry, put away/wash dishes. Laundry is in the dryer.
2) DONE! Write Morning Pages.
3) DONE!Sweep and mop floor.
4) Organize Control Journal.
5) IN PROGRESS Gather necessary paperwork.
6) Do homework.
7) Clip and file coupons.
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These are my carry-overs from today (plus a few extras). :-)

1) Organize Control Journal.
2) DONE! Finish gathering necessary paperwork.
3) IN PROGRESS Do homework.
4) Clip and file coupons.
5) DONE! Go to 2 appointments.
6) Wash Dishes.
7) Fold laundry.
8) Make Bed.
9) Swish and swipe bathroom.
10)Start Supper.
11)Make Banana Bread.
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For today, I had...

1 - wash diapers (IN PROGRESS)
2 - fold laundry (IN PROGRESS)
3- dishes
4 - prep dinner (DONE)
5 - organize and fax some paperwork (DONE)
6 - make Dr. appointment
7 - dust (DONE)
8 - vacuum
9 - clean kitchen counters

Gettin' there, slowly but surely. Oh yeah, and this doesn't really fall under chores, OR something that can be done in 15 minutes, but I can do parts of it as children allow... got to do two homework assignments. One is a 5-page rough draft. Good thing I type fast.

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1) Organize Control Journal.
2) DONE! Finish gathering necessary paperwork.
3) IN PROGRESS Do homework.
4) Clip and file coupons.
5) DONE! Go to 2 appointments.
6) IN PROGRESS Wash Dishes.
7) IN PROGRESS Fold laundry.
8) DONE! Make Bed.
9) DONE! Swish and swipe bathroom.
10)Start Supper.
11)Make Banana Bread.

SeekingSerenity, a lot of my "organizing chores/administrative tasks" aren't technically cleaning, but they're things I need to get done. I find that if I focus on them 15 minutes at a time, I can chip away at them until they're complete. I bet you could get your paper written in a number of 15 minute sessions.
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Today:

1. Organize living room table (also known as where the mail goes to die)
2. Unload/load dishwasher
3. Pick up living room
4. Sweep living room
5. Sweep/mop dining room/kitchen (my apartment is so tiny, I can probably clean the baseboards in the same 15 minutes!)
6. Do English assignments
7. Clean out fridge
8. Gather library books to be returned
9. Clear dining room table
10. Organize entertainment center
11. Fill out homeschool planner for the week

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1) DO TOMORROW Organize Control Journal.
2) DONE! Finish gathering necessary paperwork.
3) FINISH TOMORROW Do homework.
4) DO TOMORROW Clip and file coupons.
5) DONE! Go to 2 appointments.
6) DONE! Wash Dishes.
7) DONE! Fold laundry.
8) DONE! Make Bed.
9) DONE! Swish and swipe bathroom.
10)DONE! Start Supper.
11)DONE! Make Banana Bread.
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Today's list divided into 15 minute sessions:

1) DONE! Brew coffee, make bed, toss a load of laundry in the washer, swish and swipe the bathroom.

2) DONE! Wash Dishes.

3) DONE! Clean counters and table. 5 minute room rescue in kitchen. Transfer laundry to dryer.

4) Organize Control Journal (this will take a few sessions).

5) Vacuum bedroom and living room carpets.

6) Fold and put away laundry.

7) Clip and file coupons. (2-3 Sessions)

8) Exercise.

9) Finish Homework.
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SeekingSerenity...I bet you could get your paper written in a number of 15 minute sessions.


That's exactly what I ended up doing! I had to do five pages and it didn't get done until after midnight, but darnit, I got it done on time!

My "yesterday" list...
1 - wash diapers (DONE)
2 - fold laundry (IN PROGRESS... this never actually ends)
3- dishes (DONE)
4 - prep dinner (DONE).. tonight it's Make Lunch for DH, which is IN PROGRESS
5 - organize and fax some paperwork (DONE)
6 - make Dr. appointment (DONE, and attended, and grrr, now have to find new doctor as this one informed me he does not see non- or selective-vaxing patients!!! )
7 - dust (DONE)
8 - vacuum (DONE, need to do again!)
9 - clean kitchen counters (DONE)

Tomorrow...

1 - clean front bathroom
2 - mop kitchen
3 - more laundry
4 - more homework
5 - pay bills
6 - clean out fridge

Whee!!! Round and round we go!

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Anyone mind if I jump on the bandwagon? I've been working FT for the past three months, and have let the house get completely out of control once again.

Today is my last day before my temporary layoff, and I'd like to get the following done before I go into work at noon EST:

1) Clear kitchen table and counters
2) Wash kitchen floor
3) Clear clutter in living room
4) Vacuum and dust living room
5) Start a load of laundry
6) Clean bathroom

I've already gotten a lot of clutter picked up already, in 15-minute bursts, but my next goal is to finish picking up the living room in the next one.

It's nice to be back! I can always count on you wonderful decluttering folks to help me get my head back on straight after a long absence!

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Realizing that less is not more, because you don't want more. You have too much already.  Less is best!                              www.lessisbest.net
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