View Full Version : Fridays Five Minute Pick up/Tidy up

Living My Dream
01-09-2009, 03:01 AM
I need this today. (I need it everyday :O )

Set the timer for 5 mins, do something, then come back and tell us. Do another 5 mins every time you see this pop up!

I just did a clothes srt in the spare room.

01-09-2009, 05:47 AM
already? :yawn

okay, okay (i need it every day too - and i really should participate more than i do :O )

01-09-2009, 06:01 AM
:sigh Why are you doing this to me?????? :hissyfit

Oh, wait, this is *good* for me. I still don't like it! But I'll play today as much as I can, my house needs it!

01-09-2009, 06:11 AM
started dishwasher i thought i was going to empty :doh
kids are eating a somewhat healthy breakfast
picked up the lovely surprise a cat left for me

01-09-2009, 06:13 AM
straightened entry, unloaded & reloaded dishwasher, worked a bit on kitchen counters

01-09-2009, 06:24 AM
i'm kinda playing - i am giving up the computer to gigi (noggin) for 30 minutes - i'll try to be busy. of course i have a dipe to change first :yes

01-09-2009, 06:42 AM
cleaned the bath

01-09-2009, 06:46 AM
got dressed

01-09-2009, 07:05 AM
changed evie and got her dressed, picked up a few things - mostly read! evie wanted to play with a lift-a-flap book. she is starting to repeat words more and more when reading and say a few animal sounds :melting

01-09-2009, 08:57 AM
I went to the grocery store & when I came home I put up every thing!!! Even the non perishables. :woohoo

01-09-2009, 09:02 AM
got laundry switched around, put away the clean laundry, then realized if I'm going to call the apt to have maintenance come out and look at the dryer, I probably shouldn't have laundry running when they get here. :doh Well this gives me an opportunity to get the rest of the house picked up before they come in, I guess! I might just call and see if they can schedule someone to come in Mon or Tues when I am home. I also cleaned off the top of dh's dresser.

01-09-2009, 09:05 AM
Well, I guess I will play...
DH has the vehicle today, so I am at home all day.
I have a literal mountain of laundry to do.

Unloaded dishwasher, began loading.

01-09-2009, 09:18 AM
lunch is made and i'm cleaning as things are finished
water is ready for outing

we'll be out for a couple of hours - hopefully

01-09-2009, 09:22 AM
put away sofa bed and blankets
started laundry

01-09-2009, 09:29 AM
I must play today...company coming tonight for dinner.

so far all I've done is made one bed and had devotions

it's schooltime now

01-09-2009, 09:44 AM
dishes and kitchen tidy

01-09-2009, 09:46 AM
made two more beds
straightened two bedrooms and started the third
straightened living room
started DS on his schoolwork
checked on laundry

01-09-2009, 09:50 AM
Did the dishes
Folded a load of laundry
Filled the dryer filled the washer ( How I dread folding and putting away 2 more loads today)
Cleaned up everything that was out of place
Washed the kitchen counters
Vacuumed 1st and 2nd floor as well as stairs
Washed floors 1st and 2nd floor
Showered and got dressed
Cleaned the mirrored doors in dining room

01-09-2009, 09:55 AM
more dishes.

01-09-2009, 10:13 AM
showered, dressed, healthy snack

01-09-2009, 10:26 AM
swept rug/hearth

Living My Dream
01-09-2009, 11:04 AM
:rockon you guys are fab! keep going! I've been out all day. only 5 min ojb I've managed to do was put the boys clothes away after purging them!

01-09-2009, 11:12 AM
got laundry switched again

01-09-2009, 11:14 AM
I won't be home to stay until about 3pm, but I'll play then :) I have 3 bedrooms and the dining & living rooms to dust & vac today :tu

01-09-2009, 11:37 AM
continued tidying mainly in family room and ds's room
finished up schoolwork
folded and put away one laundry load
got brownies mixed up and in the oven
working on lunch

01-09-2009, 11:42 AM
laundry again, and i finished picking up upstairs and wiped down the bathroom sink.

01-09-2009, 12:03 PM
Cleaned family bathroom
Made dinner-while the board was down

01-09-2009, 01:57 PM
To do:
kitty litter
fold and put up last load of laundry
declutter dining room
find all my shoes and put them away

01-09-2009, 02:06 PM
I forgot to check in but I've been working

finished brownies
made lasagna for tonight
washed dishes
almost finished tidying
washed dining table
finished grocery list - DH made the trip to the store for me :heart
wiped up kitchen
wiped out microwave

01-09-2009, 02:19 PM
Okay, I don't have any smiles in me, so maybe cleaning will help me feel better :blue

Dust master bedroom
Dust kids bedroom
Dust guest bedroom
Vacuum rooms/hallway upstairs
Dust dining room
Dust living room
Vacuum rooms, front & back halls downstairs

After kids are sleeping:
Spray Bac-Out on 2 dining chairs & all over couch and rocking chair

01-09-2009, 02:44 PM
wiped down bathroom
figured out table linens and set table

01-09-2009, 02:51 PM
figured out rest of serving dishes

01-09-2009, 03:12 PM
Hey, does cleaning out leftovers from fridge (deposited in stomach) count? ;)

01-09-2009, 03:13 PM
made salad and salad dressing
washed grapes
washed dishes
wiped counters
put lasagna in oven

01-09-2009, 03:32 PM
swept and mopped kitchen floor
vacuumed family room

01-09-2009, 05:54 PM
I've been sad all afternoon & haven't cleaned anything, just been online & playing with the kids (which did cheer me up a little :))

01-09-2009, 06:11 PM
:hugheart I'm sorry you're sad, KatieMae. Anything we can do?

finished dinner for company
cleaned up after dinner, washed dishes, loaded dishwasher, wiped up tables and counters, put table linens in laundry
I think I may have to relax for the rest of the evening. :phew

01-09-2009, 08:47 PM
:hugheart I'm sorry you're sad, KatieMae. Anything we can do?

Thank you Charla :hug I got AF today, instead of the BFP I was *sure* I would see this month :cry Oh well. Keep trying, right? :shifty

01-09-2009, 08:50 PM
:hugheart I'm sorry you're sad, KatieMae. Anything we can do?

Thank you Charla :hug I got AF today, instead of the BFP I was *sure* I would see this month :cry Oh well. Keep trying, right? :shifty


01-09-2009, 09:10 PM
That's so disappointing. I'm sorry. :hugheart

01-10-2009, 06:20 AM
:hugheart I'm sorry you're sad, KatieMae. Anything we can do?

Thank you Charla :hug I got AF today, instead of the BFP I was *sure* I would see this month :cry Oh well. Keep trying, right? :shifty

:hug :heart that is so hard - i didn't realize you were TTC. it took me a year minimum for both of mine and it can be so hard to deal with the dissappointment. :pray4 for your ttc journey