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#1 of 49 Old 08-01-2008, 01:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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For those of us who like to share, like lists, and use the internet to keep us accountable.....

Post 3 organising/cleaning goals for today!

If you are having a rough day, it could be something as simple as :"brushed teeth" or "put out garbage bag".

I think posting goals, as well as posting when you have done them, may help.

Support only! MDC is huge and I know some people have issue with cleaning and clutter - this should be a safe place.
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so here goes:

To do:
-Stay on top of dishes
-harvest herbs and garlic:
-clean floors (vacuum, broom)

I am well on my way to reaching these goals. The dishes are done (but it is only 11:30), and the garden work has been done. I even have the herbs and garlic on a screen, drying. The floors are still on the "to do" list.

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to do:

unload and reload dishwasher

shower & wash hair (a hassle)

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dishes

wash newly dyed play silks


clear off master bath counter top

Me:
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To do tonight:

- Put away four baskets of clean laundry

- Clean the master bathroom

- Vacuum at least part of the house

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go to bed with:
- all the dishes clean
- the trash thrown out
- the laundry put away
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pack
move
unpack

Gonna be a long day.

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I have far more than 3 things to do today, haha. So I'll try and clump them into broad categories.

1) Organize craft area. I purchased containers about a month ago, and STILL haven't been motivated enough to do this.

2) Put away ALL clean clothes. I can't tell you how many times I've rewashed clean clothes, because they end up on the floor instead of the closet.

3) Organize/clean kitchen, which includes pantry and fridge. This might end up being a tomorrow morning job, depending on how demotivating the laundry issue is. It's bad.
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1. Fold & Put away 2 baskets of clean laundry... at least. **DONE! I did 3 baskets! Only 7 to go (Seasonal stuff needs boxing)- Ouch!**

2. Sort DS1's clothes and make sure he's set for school - list what he needs. **Done! Embarrassing to admit he already had 6 pairs of brand new jeans in his closet because I am a sale nerd. Good though - saves $$ - but is a real testament to my overshopping ways.**

3. Sort toys in DD 1&2's room. **Done - and only 5 of our 9 basket storage bin has anything in it... It's nice! I am going to take out some of the empty boxes for their books.**

Thanks for the thread - it helped!

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(((Nummies))) that does sound like a long day... maybe the last thing on your list should be "order a pizza" for dinner!

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2) Put away ALL clean clothes. I can't tell you how many times I've rewashed clean clothes, because they end up on the floor instead of the closet.
Oh mama, I so hear you on that one! I think the only thing that frustrates me more is when that happens, and the DIRTY clothes end up in the clean stuff! :

My to-do list for the day-

* organize bookshelf in living room that has become a random dumping ground
* organize top of fridge that has become a somewhat less-random dumping ground
* take a shower... it's been one of those weeks, so this is going on the to-do list!

the kids have been at each other lately, so it's been hard to get anything done, but I think that's a do-able list for today- I've got more that needs to be done but those are the things that are bugging me the most!

Right now they are playing quietly, so I should log-off and start working!
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oh my gosh.

1. wash hair
2. take out the more-than-full trash
3. try to stay up past 9pm?

i think that's all i can manage today. tomorrow? i will kick ass.
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Can I cheat? I already accomplished one goal for today.

1. Get a high chair for DD - DONE!
2. Scan my scannable documents (sitting on my desk for a few weeks now)
3. Clean up the downstairs
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The dishes and laundry are appropriate symbols...the reading is how i am going to reward myself for getting it done.

Go, everyone, go everyone! (I think we need a cheerleader smilie).

Brooming done, only vacuuming left (the harder one, cuz I have to get everything off the floor)
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I so need this today, please kick my bum until I get it done....

1) sort through and put away paper/craft/computer stuff piled on kids' table that I emptied from shelves/cabinets on Wednesday in order to move the (now empty) shelves.

2) unload and reload dishwasher DONE, also put away food in panty, wiped counters and swept (only b/c it was an emergency, we have sugar ants like crazy!)

3) fold and put away basketful of clean undies & towels DONE!
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To do:

Finish washing diapers
Unload and Load dishwasher
Call comcast and figure out why my bill went up after canceling HBO
Create a master to do list for the next couple weeks
Send out a package
Fold laundry
Pick up CSA box

Thanks for this! I am so lacking in motivation right now.

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I just started keeping lists of what I have done in my notebook because, with DD being so high needs, I feel like I never get anything done. My lists remind me that I do get things done after all!


Today I:

- went through DS's old toys (all the crap that I should have decluttered before our move, but couldn't because DD requires so much time/care)

- clean clothes put away

- washing one load, drying another

- emptied and reloaded dishwasher

- cleaned out nice, big new tub so I can actually bathe and relax in it!

- took 4 boxes of old, junky toys to the garage to go out in the trash
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Unload/load/unload dishwasher
Fold and put away diapers
Run a few loads of laundry and fold/put away
Pick up random toys (not many thank goodness)
Finish sorting through my Take To School tubs so they are ready on Tuesday.
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I'll join... i was just getting ready to make a to do list so that I don't waste the rest of the day

My three are:

1. unload then reload dishwasher
2. FOLD laundry as I take it off the line and PUT IT AWAY (rather than leave in a crumpled pile on bed)
3. Do some computer work I promised for friend an emabrassingly long time ago
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How's everyone doing? I updated my post.
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Today I have done a lot already, but there's still tons to do.
I'll work on these three first and see how it goes!

1. Put away dishes/wash dishes used today

2. Fold up load of laundry/put sheets in washer

3. Pick up at least 15 minutes in the livingroom and put away all DD's toys before she wakes up from her afternoon nap. Leave her a small box of fun stuff to play with that's easy to pick up.

Thanks! Be back after I get stuff done.
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1.Clean out car
2.Attempt to get DD to try on pants for fall to see what still fits so I know what to buy
3.Pack for family reunion this weekend
As of 3:25 I have done none of these things, but I did run 2 errands this morning.

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, , and vacuum. If I'm feeling extra perky, I might even clean my desk.

Vacuuming is especially hard because DS hates it lately. Hopefully, he'll nap through it if I go do it now. Eek!

ETA: I also need to drop off clothing donations and pick up DH's work clothes.

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2) Put away ALL clean clothes. I can't tell you how many times I've rewashed clean clothes, because they end up on the floor instead of the closet.
Glad I'm not the only one who does this!

Kirsten, mama to Monkey since May 2007 and Bean born 11/7/09
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I have SOO much I have to get done today..

Dishes **done**
Wipe down counter
put down baking soda and let set (my dining room and living room smells like something died in the carpet.. ewww) DONE
Laundry, Laundry, Laundry, oh and more laundry**Diapers done, comforters, one load of clothing, one more in dryer and one in washer**
Car Payment**Done
Pick up living room, baking soda and vaccuum DONE
Mow yard-- DONE!! and edged and racked. it looks NICE
clean patio Done!
put everything for the flea market in one room so I can price them**just need to go through and make a last minute sweep of anything we don't want**
Take pictures/list big items in local newspaper
Sweep/mop kitchen
clean out kitty litter
clean bathroom
pick up bedroom, put down baking soda and vaccumm- picked up, need to put down the baking soda/vaccuum still.
make something for the church potluck tomorrow


Im sure theres more but these are what I have to get done before going to sleep tonight (its 10am right now so I have some time)

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I totally did not get the vacuuming done. Oh well. 2 out of 3 is not bad.

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I totally did not get the vacuuming done. Oh well. 2 out of 3 is not bad.

Kathy
2 of 3 for me too, the big one is easiest to procrastinate.

If reading MDC was on the list I'd be golden.
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1. unpack a box
2. unpack a box
3. unpack a box



our stuff was delivered on wednesday, and we're trying to make order out of chaos

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, , and vacuum. If I'm feeling extra perky, I might even clean my desk.

Vacuuming is especially hard because DS hates it lately. Hopefully, he'll nap through it if I go do it now. Eek!

ETA: I also need to drop off clothing donations and pick up DH's work clothes.
Dishes, laundry, & vacuuming done!

I'll do the running around errands tomorrow.

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To do:

Finish washing diapers
Unload and Load dishwasher
Call comcast and figure out why my bill went up after canceling HBO
Create a master to do list for the next couple weeks
Send out a package
Fold laundry
Pick up CSA box

Thanks for this! I am so lacking in motivation right now.

Wendi
Diapers are done
dishwasher got emptied and filled again
No comcast (I just hate them too much and put it off)
will make list soon before I go to bed
package is stamped and in the mail for tomorrow
didn't get to the laundy
picked up csa box and it was

Thanks for this thread. I did pretty well! I need to do this every day.
Wendi
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Not getting anything else done today.. Its almost 8pm and my back is killing me. Only thing I might still do is make the dessert for the potluck that way I don't have to worry about it tomorrow (church mets at 9am and we are going to the potluck right afterwards). Thats if I can still stand, ouch my back hurts.

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