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Old 03-05-2006, 05:07 PM
 
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I need to wash those walls, too, because they're getting moldy. Is that part of the 500 bathroom points, or do I get 150 extra for that?
I think it would be 150 extra for the walls!
(What does bs"d mean at the beginning of your posts?)

I don't have any points yet because I haven't finished any one job, but I've been motivated and have been doing some cleaning. I did the fridge yesterday except for vacuuming the coils and pulling it out to clean behind it. I also did almost all the baseboards in the living room and almost finished vacuuming that room. I did the baseboards as I was moving the furniture to vacuum under it. I would have finished the whole room, but ds decided he wanted to eat the vacuum cord (of course, I didn't let him, but I had to put away the vacuum). Hopefully both of those jobs will get finished this afternoon and I'll be on to some more.

I think there should be bonus points for each task depending on the number of children you have! Now that ds is mobile, I am finding it very difficult to do this! I can't imagine having more than one to keep track of!

Hey, it's only March 5th and it seems that several people are off to a great start!

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I also was wondering what bs"d means??!!

Tonight I took out my steam vac and cleaned my livingroom couch tomorrow morning I plan on doing to rug and hallway. and maybe even the familyroom rug if not that rug is not in bad shape at all so I could do that at a later date Ds and I are in the livingroom all the time so it has priority. I haven;t kept track of points because my printer has no ink so I can't print out the page:

I did the ruga nd hallway!!!

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i got my lower kitchen cabinets done this weekend for a start of 100 points

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I think it would be 150 extra for the walls!
(What does bs"d mean at the beginning of your posts?)
Thanks for the feedback regarding those wall points.

And regarding the beginning of my posts:

It is an acronym for an Aramaic phrase that means, "with the help of heaven". It's a reminder that everything I do, even posting at MDC, I do with G-d's help.
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Yesterday, I did some more work on my bathroom, but it's still not done. It's hard to work there when my kids are asleep, because the light burnt out in there and we still haven't replaced it. You have to be able to see that dirt if you want to clean it.

Instead of working on that more, I cleaned out the built-in sideboard/cabinets in our "dining room" (it's meant to be a dining room, so we call it that, but it has no furniture other than the built-in). I had a box of things I'm attempting to sell, dd's changing pad, diapering stuff, and random clutter on the built-in's countertop. I rearranged the things in the built-in's drawers and put the diapering stuff in the drawer below the changing pad. Then I put the box of stuff I'm selling into the cabinet and put away some of the clutter. It looks much nicer now without all the diapering stuff and the box out there, but I still have my nice changing station close to the bathroom. I'm giving myself 100 points for that since I figure it's roughly equivalent to a dresser. 100 points.

Then I removed the cobwebs from the dining room. 25 points.

Total: 500.
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wow we're all doing so good I think we should give ourselves a big

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Babysteps. I cleaned one window inside and out and the screen. I de-cobwebed the entryway, the living room and the dining room.

so 125 for me

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I CLEANED the fridge today. scrubbed the inside of the fridge and freezer, pulled out all the shelves and drawers and washed them in the sink and am defrosting it. Yay!

The house in general is a disaster right now since we're putting in tile, but it will finalyl get paid today, and grouted tomorrow, then we can put the sink and toilet back in.
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I was going to take this month off, but with the baby coming I think I really need to start sooner than later. We're still working on painting dd's new room and I'm going to be gone the next 2 weekends, so we'll see how well things go with trying to do it during the week. I'm trusting that everyone here will help keep me going. That being said, we are now 7 days into the month and I have yet to do anything. My goal is to do something, however small, every day. Wish me luck.
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So I finally finished the bathroom. Everything in there is CLEAN. Yea! 500 points.

I even washed the walls, which is good since they were getting mildewy. The fan in there broke and even keeping the large window open all the time isn't helping. I suppose it will come back, but it looks better for now. 150 points.

Total: 1150.
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Wow! Good JOb! I had to take the last several days off to finish up paperwork. DH and I run a small business, and I had to get our taxes finished up and to the tax guy. I dropped them off yesterday Now, IL'm ready to gte back to my spring cleaning! I figure I have a whole month, right And on the points just give yourself whatever you feel a job is worth. I couldn't possibly list everything there is to do, so I just gave suggestions. You might look to see what similar tasks were, and judge accordingly

I also picked up a few seeds for my garden, IL"m excited, it's my first time gardening! We have quite a mess out there right now, so if it warms up enough today, I will go out there and try to at least get the lettuce and spinach planted! If not, then I plan to do the fan in the LR, and just a general pick up, so that everything isn't quite so messy looking.
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Hmmm... Why is my one banana doing his own dance, and the other two are dancing at the same pace?
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OKay so I figured out my total points and it came out to 1600 I gave my self 500 for moving everything in the LR when I cleaned the rugs toady I amnot to sure what I will clean but something needs to get done today because yesterday I didn't do any major cleaning only everyday stuff maybe I will finally do the kitchen cubbords that one is more intimidateing than the bedroom closet

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I get 100 points for moving the furniture around in the living room (cleaning as I went). Most everything went back. I like the new arrangement better, it helped the traffic pattern.

I washed the kitchen and dining room floors. 100 points each. I cleaned out the mudroom. That's only worth 50 points.

We're refinancing(maybe) and we're getting ready for an appraisal. We have serious motivation!

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Hmmm... Why is my one banana doing his own dance, and the other two are dancing at the same pace?
I think you've been staring at the bananas too long!!!

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I think you've been staring at the bananas too long!!!

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Yeah! I finally cleaned my frig. Took about an hour, but it looks like new! I'm not counting points, but this thread is v. encouraging.
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Oh my gosh I forgot about this month's challenge! EEK! I better get moving

We all had the flu last week... nothing got done but the bare minimum, so i have plenty to do to add my total fast! Is there a total we are aiming for? Did I miss it reading the thread?

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Okay I did the fridge, cobwebs in 2 rooms, and extreamly good vaccuming all directions so that is an extra 350 so my new total is...................................

1950:

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I did my computer area over the past few days. 100 points.

Total: 1250.
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I cleaned the cobwebs from my computer room. 25 points.

Total: 1275.
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I;m starting to work in my kitchen! I'll update later tonight, or in the AM. So far I've got the frige moved and cleaned under, all the outside of it done!
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Found nice spring cleaning lists (by room) at Woman's Day magazine online:
http://www.womansday.com/article.asp...cle_id=8674%20
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I did a bunch of things but I lost track. So, I'm pulling out.

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