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I have been in a funk lately so my house hasn't been cleaned in X days. It looks as if a couple tornadoes came through followed by a hurricane. There is laundry everywhere, dirty dishes in the kitchen, toys, books, paper.....I would be extremely embarrassed if anyone came over. They probably wouldn't be coming in.<br><br>
So today my plan is to get it fairly under control. I plan on doing all the laundry and the dishes (at least). I am going to do a quick pickup and put everything that is on the floor into a box to go through after I finish laundry and dishes. I am enlisting the help of my 4 year old DS. He wants to earn some money (.25 per chore) for the purple motorcycle train truck rocket ship he is saving for <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Wish me luck!!<br><br><br>
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Oh good luck! I think my favorite thing about a messy house is how little time it takes to make a dent in it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> If you collect up your laundry, throw in a load, and start on the dishes you'll feel so good in no time. Don't forget to light a candle.<br><br>
Today I'm not doing more cleaning than usual, but I am focusing on having a Really Great Mom day. We went out to play after breakfast and ended up taking a walk around the block - looked at puppies, cars, and rocks. I'm only allowed on the internet right now because ds is napping and I've already gotten lunch ready!
 

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Hope the clean up is going well!!<br><br>
Today is a major cleanup day for me too. We just moved in and I am still having a hard time getting a handle on things. I have been out alot school shopping recently which means things have started to fall apart again.<br><br>
I find one thing that is helpful when things are starting to spin out of control (Or have already well spun!), is to make 3 whole house runs. I start with a garbage bag and go thru each room as quickly as possible to grab the obvious trash, then another time thru with a laundry basket to pick up all those dirty socks that the family couldn't be bothered to dispose of properly and then do a last one for dishes. It usually doesn't take more than 5 minutes to do each run and makes a huge difference in the amount to tackle per room.
 

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hope u got a lot completed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">:<br>
My house looks about the same tonight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Our house looked pretty bad. Then the landlady called to say she was coming over the next day.<br><br>
Let me tell you the house was cleaned in no time flat<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hang.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hang"> It still looks great 3 days later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Cant wait till we find a house to buy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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