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#1 of 46 Old 11-10-2007, 06:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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for the life of me i can not remember the sn of the person that used to start these cleaning party posts but i seriously got so much done a couple of times she did, so anyone game?
you can start your list here or set a timer or however you best clean but maybe come back in a half hour and say what you have done and what your off to do next? or anything really

i am going to set the timer for 1/2 hour and get the kitchen finished up as much as possible and report back
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Alright, I'm in

I just finished vacuuming my upstairs bedrooms (we have new guinea pigs and this is now an everyday occurance)
sweeping upstairs bedrooms
(I also had to organize the great toy clean up to make those possible)
sprayed down my bathroom surfaces (and am letting that vinegar do its thang right now)

I'm off, to scrub bathroom, switch out laundry, and put away towels, and will check back when I'm done with that hopefully. unless i forget, which is always likely. Good Luck!
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Woohoo megmama! Great, sounds like you are already on a roll!!! Good luck!!

ok i forgot to mention i am first making a cup of coffee, then i am going to turn on some good tunes to clean to and put my hair up and oh light some incense ha ha maybe all that will help
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OK my bathroom is clean, my towels are put away and now its time for me to make some dinner for the fam, with the attendant bedtime routine to follow. I do plan on getting the clothing laundry done tonight, and washing bedding tomorrow.

And coffee.... mmm. I wish, but I would be up all night. Plus I've already had my one coffee of the day, and til the babe is born I'm limitting myself to that. Too bad too, because now that the third trimester has set in I could use an evening cup of coffee - otherwise I tend to fall asleep at the same time as my 3 yo!
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ok i got 90% of the kitchen done, still need to mop and now dh is cooking crab @@ so that will be a stinky mess to clean up in about 20 min. lol.

good job megmama! (oops, mamameg! sorry!) it's only 1:35 here in alaska so i've got a ways to go until dinner, and i do drink coffee as late as 9 or so at night lol. i kwym about falling asleep w/the little one when you are pregnant that is such a sweet feeling too, so cozy !
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Okay, I'm starting later, but I'm in:

Wash load of whites 9:45 - Dried, ready to fold
Wash load of darks 9:45 pm - dryerer
Unload dishwasher 8 pm - Done, then filled up again, running, and will need to be unloaded again. sigh 9:45 Done! Again!
Pick up living room Done
Put bag of clothes in attic Done!
Put box of Halloween decorations in attic Done
Clean up DS #1s room 9:45 pm - Done! This took a long time!
Vacuum office 8 pm Done!
Pick up toys in playroom 8 pm Done!
Cook dinner 8 pm - Done!
Wash out lunch box 8 pm - Done!
Wash dinner dishes Done!
Fold & put away clothes Done
Make grocery list Mostly done, still trying to decide on two more meals
Wipe kitchen counters 9:45 Done!
Wash tablecloth 9:45 In washer

It's almost 6:00 pm here now, so I am giving myself until 10:30 am tomorrow to finish everything.

And I'm off . . .

It's now 9:45 pm on a Saturday night. Boy do I have an exciting life or what! I am quitting for the night, about to have a glass of wine & watch a movie for a bit.

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Shoot, I need this today. I've got people coming over in 2 hours and the house is a mess. I'll check back in a bit and see if anyone wants to continue...
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Ok...I'm in!

Off to start a load of bedding.
Clean up all clean clothes in main room
Shoes all in one container

Then will be back

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Finish dishes
One more load of laundry
Clothes outside to line dry - they'll dry at 40 degrees right?
Finish sewing sister's diaper bag
Make big pot of lentil soup
move tv back into closet
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Great!

I made tea (!), put away 60 items downstairs, swept the floor, and brought up the new sheets.

I'm off to:

--clear the kitchen table
--finish clearing the counter
--bring all the "upstairs" stuff upstairs
--move the clothes to the dryer
--take down the blanket fort in the LR
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Load in and nursing Mylee

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Finished everything on my list, plus cleaned out the litter box and sorted through all 2/3 of the toys that were boxed in the attic to see what needed to be given away. Whew!

Of course, it's another day with another list of chores (go to the grocery store for starters), but I definitely feel like I got quite a bit done!

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I'm off to:

--clear the kitchen table
--finish clearing the counter
--bring all the "upstairs" stuff upstairs
--move the clothes to the dryer
--take down the blanket fort in the LR
Done with this stuff. Now I have to:

--put away the dry clothes
--unpack the boxes near the front door
--clean the playroom
--pick up DS's room
--get dressed!
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Finish dishes
One more load of laundry - In Machine
Clothes outside to line dry - they'll dry at 40 degrees right?
Finish sewing sister's diaper bag
Make big pot of lentil soup - cooking
move tv back into closet
My nose keeps running and my energy is sapped. I have no desire to sew. I'll putter around the house for a bit.
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Well I didn't get the boxes unpacked before the company got here, but that's okay. I worked my behind off, esp. considering I'm pregnant.

How did everyone else do?
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WOW! Looks like you guys got a lot done!

Ok i'm off again, just drank my coffee and am going to turn the tunes on and light some incense and get as much done as possible before dh comes home. That should give me two hours (god willing the children cooperate ). Anyone who wants to join in today feel free!

I'm going to start the timer off at 1/2 hour and get the living room picked up and dining room and finish up in the kitchen.
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ok i got the dishwasher unloaded and reloaded and hand washables done, half the living room clean ( ) and also some how managed to help write letters to santa and makes snakes (again!).

~need to finish up dining room and kitchen
~keep laundry cycling
~put away clean clothes including hanging kiddos clothes
~desk
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I'm in. I'm sick and bored at home, and DH is out of town until later tonight. DD is down for a nap. I'm going to set the timer and see what I can get done in the study.

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I set the timer for 15 minutes and cleaned the entire kitchen, made myself a couple of big glasses of water with lemon (trying to force fluids here), and did a little desk tidying in the study.

Thanks for the motivation!

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I'll join your party...delayed. LOL

So far one load of dishes done, waiting to be put away.
One load of clothes in the wash.
Sorted through huge pile of newspapers.
Took pictures of DD's artwork and uploaded.

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I have to work all day today so only enough time to eat, shower, get dressed and get out the door. But I have a lot of cleaning for tomorrow so I hope to see everyone then. Good luck!
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I'll join you tommorrow I need to do a once through the whole house before a friend comes over. The house just got deep cleaned over the weekend so everything is pretty much put away. I just need to put away the random things the kids have pulled out, give the kitchen and bathroom a good wipe down, fold the laundry and vacuum/mop the floors. I'm hoping to do most of it before the kids get up otherwise they undo my work

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The house just got deep cleaned over the weekend so everything is pretty much put away.
Deep cleaning a whole house? I'm excited to get one room done. I'm impressed.
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I got a ton done yesterday, and I'm just finishing up breakfast and ready to go.

I have the most lovable cat on my lap I so don't want to get up and empty the dishwasher. :

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DH is going to take DS to Spanish class in an hour so I'll have time to make tracks. It seems I can get about 10x as much done when he's not helping.
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Whew.

OK, got the kitchen,dining room,and family room cleaned. Got a load of dishes in the dw. Laundry started. And they just walked in the door.
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I do this already, and didn't know there was a thread about it. I'm constantly running around doing things, and then taking short breaks to check here.
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Okay, in the next 30 minutes, I'm going to try and:

~pick up kitchen/playroom/living room
~switch out laundry
~make the girls' beds upstairs
~clean up the dog poop in the backyard

I'm being optimistic, but hey, nothing wrong with setting the bar high, right?

ETA- It took more like 50 min, but I had to put the dollhouse back together and eat some goldfish crackers

Going to start folding laundry now

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Oh, this morning so far I've done the dishes, picked up around the house.

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OK, it's not so much cleaning but today is the day I'm going to get my act together for Thanksgiving. We just decided 2 days ago that we're not going out to dinner and we're hosting 9 people instead. I have no menu. I have no shopping list. I have no turkey.

After brunch I'm going to make up the menu and shopping list, and call the butcher about being past the turkey ordering deadline. I'm also going to dig up the roasting pan, the springform pan,and find the 5-gallon brining bucket. Oh, and the turkey baster,which DS was using for a "project".
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