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klpmommy
01-12-2009, 04:36 AM
OK, back to this again. I so badly need this, too!!!

So, get up, set the timer for 5 minutes, clean something & then come back & post what you did so that this pops back up in new replies which makes everyone get up to do more in their house. :)

And if you want to post goals today, please do so. I know I will be.

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 04:38 AM
My goals

fold three loads of laundry from the weekend
wash diapers
wash towels
clean up three spots on carpet
clean kitchen
clean out fridge
go through off season clothes bins for upcoming trip to FL
find lanyards for pin trading
put away items from Target trip yesterday

monkeylicious
01-12-2009, 04:39 AM
ugh :yawn

first tasks - breakfast and dishwasher

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 04:52 AM
started diapers
loaded dishwasher (no point in starting it until S is asleep as she likes to turn it on & off & I can't keep her out of the kitchen)
cleaned up from breakfast

Lily
01-12-2009, 05:22 AM
To Do:
kitty litter
laundry (1 load to fold, 4 loads to wash/dry/fold)
unload dishwasher
load dishwasher
vacuum living room and dining room
steamvac the living room and dining room(i've been meaning to do this since the beginning of nov)
trash in can - can to curb - can back to house
sweep kitchen
mop kitchen
sweep bathroom
mop bathroom

monkeylicious
01-12-2009, 05:27 AM
loaded dishwasher (no point in starting it until S is asleep as she likes to turn it on & off & I can't keep her out of the kitchen)

;) i've had to redo a load or two after evie has changed the settings :yes they would either have alot of fun together ... or teach eachother new tricks :P~

made and cleaned up after breakfast - gigi helped sweep up the cheerios!
emptied dishwasher and put dirty dishes in - evie helped... and then climbed on the door :rolleyes
did some reading for my Bible study and feel i was reprimanded...
Proverbs 14:23 In all labor there is profit,
But idle chatter leads only to poverty
think maybe my messy house that i am unhappy in/with is my poverty :think

Lily
01-12-2009, 05:29 AM
I just realized how much I love the goals for the day. Making that list and then getting to cross off something, gives me so much more satisfaction than just listing what I have done.

Mental note to self: Start making lists...

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 05:33 AM
Evie & S would likely teach each other new tricks to keep their moms on their toes even more than before!!

cleaned microwave & top/outside of stove

KatieMae
01-12-2009, 06:02 AM
So, for today (not all housekeeping, I know, but I can only have one list at a time!):

30-minute tidy downstairs
10-minute tidy upstairs
Laundry - 2 loads + finish 2 from yesterday
Empty d/w - Reload d/w - Run d/w when full
Write menu & shopping list
* Write menu-related GCM thread
Clean kitchen/empty fridge of leftovers
Grocery shopping
Pick-up photos from IL's house

Lily
01-12-2009, 06:06 AM
To Do:
kitty litter
laundry (1 load to fold, 4 loads to wash/dry/fold)
unload dishwasher
load dishwasher
vacuum living room and dining room
steamvac the living room and dining room(i've been meaning to do this since the beginning of nov)
trash in can - can to curb - can back to house
sweep kitchen
mop kitchen
sweep bathroom
mop bathroom

KatieMae
01-12-2009, 06:08 AM
My allotted internet time is up for the morning :( so I'll check back in later today - go girls go! :cheer

anjelika
01-12-2009, 06:14 AM
My List:

-Get Trash and Recycling out
-Write a Thank You note and a Birthday card, get them ready to mail
-Do two loads of laundry
-Change sheets on DS' bed
-Spend 15 minutes decluttering each bedroom (total of 30 minutes)

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 06:50 AM
fold three loads of laundry from the weekend
wash diapers
wash towels
clean up three spots on carpet
clean kitchen
clean out fridge
go through off season clothes bins for upcoming trip to FL
find lanyards for pin trading
put away items from Target trip yesterday

sorted dirty laundry
straightened up entry
washed & lanolized two sets of longies

Lily
01-12-2009, 07:33 AM
To Do:
kitty litter
laundry (1 load to fold, 4 loads to wash/dry/fold)
unload dishwasher
load dishwasher
vacuum living room and dining room
steamvac the living room and dining room(i've been meaning to do this since the beginning of nov)
trash in can - can to curb - can back to house
sweep kitchen
mop kitchen (will have to wait until dining room floor is dry enough to put the chairs back)
sweep bathroom
mop bathroom

ironing...grr

Lily
01-12-2009, 07:37 AM
I have to rave about my new steam vac! Daddy got it for me for Christmas and it rocks my sock drawer. Mom got one 10 yrs ago - same brand, older version than the one I have. It lasted 8 yrs before it gave out. You should have seen the junk that I got out of carpet... it was so gross and strangely satisfying.

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 07:38 AM
I have to rave about my new steam vac! Daddy got it for me for Christmas and it rocks my sock drawer. Mom got one 10 yrs ago - same brand, older version than the one I have. It lasted 8 yrs before it gave out. You should have seen the junk that I got out of carpet... it was so gross and strangely satisfying.


:yes We bought one a while back. It is amazing how much gross stuff lives in our carpet. :sick Yuck, yuck,yuck!!! All the pets we have just make it worse, but even so the amount of dirt that thing sucks up is incredible!!!! I need to steam vac the entire house again.....

RealLifeMama
01-12-2009, 07:42 AM
Did some general kitchen tidy.

Goals for day:
sweep kitchen floor
!!!Must Mop Kitchen Floor!!!
wipe down counters
put chicken in crock pot
make oatmeal cookies like were in Psyche's thread (taking meal to new mom, but we will probably sneak a few.:giggle)
clean entry hallway
empty dishwasher, load dishwasher
fold laundry at least once
trash

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 08:06 AM
fold three loads of laundry from the weekend
wash diapers
wash towels
clean up three spots on carpet
clean kitchen
clean out fridge
go through off season clothes bins for upcoming trip to FL
find lanyards for pin trading
put away items from Target trip yesterday

I got the trash taken care of and flipped laundry

RealLifeMama
01-12-2009, 08:09 AM
swept kitchen floor

monkeylicious
01-12-2009, 08:15 AM
ran errands - library and cat-sitting
next up: pick up a few random things and then get lunch on

charla
01-12-2009, 08:34 AM
Our family decided that we really need to take today off (DH's day off) and try to do the least amount of work possible. I'm rearranging my homekeeping schedule this week and this is what I'd like to get done today:

play, play, play with the children - my number one priority for today
kitchen cleaning - counters, appliance fronts, cabinet fronts, stovetop, floor
library
menu
start grocery list for tomorrow's shopping trip
decide on a day to take down Christmas decorations
make beds
general tidying


If I have time, I will work on bathrooms. Otherwise I'll put them on the list for tomorrow.
main bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, tub, mirrors and floor
second bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, floor

charla
01-12-2009, 08:48 AM
play, play, play with the children - my number one priority for today
kitchen cleaning - counters, appliance fronts, cabinet fronts, stovetop, floor
library
menu
start grocery list for tomorrow's shopping trip
decide on a day to take down Christmas decorations
make beds
general tidying


If I have time, I will work on bathrooms. Otherwise I'll put them on the list for tomorrow.
main bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, tub, mirrors and floor
second bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, floor


tidied bedrooms
tidied my closet
put dishes away

RiverRock
01-12-2009, 08:56 AM
Oooh, I love lists!

quick tidy of master bedroom/nursery
15 minutes of master bedroom closet organizing
quick tidy of pantry
finish sorting through boxes of odds and ends hidden in kitchen pantry (this is a doozie!)
organize and set aside items that need to be returned or gifted
return and gift these items
make shopping list and meal plan...then go shopping
organize kids' music books (lessons start today after 3 weeks break)
collect laundry and start washing if more than 2 loads...otherwise wait until evening to start.

monkeylicious
01-12-2009, 08:58 AM
lunch has been served - waiting for kiddos to finish (gigi is the world's slowest eater)
took care of a couple online things

charla
01-12-2009, 08:59 AM
play, play, play with the children - my number one priority for today
kitchen cleaning - counters, appliance fronts, cabinet fronts, stovetop, floor
library
menu
start grocery list for tomorrow's shopping trip
decide on a day to take down Christmas decorations
make beds
general tidying


If I have time, I will work on bathrooms. Otherwise I'll put them on the list for tomorrow.
main bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, tub, mirrors and floor
second bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, floor

RealLifeMama
01-12-2009, 09:00 AM
Well, after having it on my "list" every day since last Monday, my kitchen floor is finally clean!
I do not have a mop that I like, so I always put it off. I have really been wanting a steam mop, but don't want to buy yet another mop that I wind up just wasting money on.
So, I was reminded of my steam vac by Lily and Kimberly, and I decided to use that.
It worked great, and got all the stuck on, sticky, yucky stuff off the floor with absolutely no back breaking work!
:dance
All I have to do now is take a rag to the edges, and being on my hands and knees for 5 minutes will be good for me.

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 09:07 AM
really, the steam vac worked on the kitchen floor? I might start mopping more often after all. :shifty

fixed lunch for the kids, getting ready to work more on the kitchen. :sigh It is a never ending job.

charla
01-12-2009, 09:20 AM
play, play, play with the children - my number one priority for today
kitchen cleaning - counters, appliance fronts, cabinet fronts, stovetop, floor
library
menu
start grocery list for tomorrow's shopping trip
decide on a day to take down Christmas decorations
make beds
general tidying


If I have time, I will work on bathrooms. Otherwise I'll put them on the list for tomorrow.
main bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, tub, mirrors and floor
second bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, floor

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 09:27 AM
S won't let me get anything done atm. :sigh

KatieMae
01-12-2009, 09:52 AM
30-minute tidy downstairs
10-minute tidy upstairs
Laundry - 2 loads + finish 2 from yesterday
Empty d/w - Reload d/w - Run d/w when full
Write menu & shopping list
* Write menu-related GCM thread
Clean kitchen/empty fridge of leftovers
Grocery shopping
Pick-up photos from IL's house

charla
01-12-2009, 09:58 AM
play, play, play with the children - my number one priority for today
kitchen cleaning - counters, appliance fronts, cabinet fronts, stovetop, floor
library
menu
start grocery list for tomorrow's shopping trip
decide on a day to take down Christmas decorations
make beds
general tidying


If I have time, I will work on bathrooms. Otherwise I'll put them on the list for tomorrow.
main bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, tub, mirrors and floor
second bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, floor

charla
01-12-2009, 10:13 AM
play, play, play with the children - my number one priority for today
kitchen cleaning - counters, appliance fronts, cabinet fronts, stovetop, floor
library
menu
start grocery list for tomorrow's shopping trip
decide on a day to take down Christmas decorations
make beds
general tidying


If I have time, I will work on bathrooms. Otherwise I'll put them on the list for tomorrow.
main bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, tub, mirrors and floor
second bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, floor

RealLifeMama
01-12-2009, 10:16 AM
Unloaded dishwasher
made/ate/cleaned up lunch

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 10:55 AM
fold three loads of laundry from the weekend
wash diapers need to fold & put away
wash towels need to fold & put away
clean up three spots on carpet
clean kitchen
clean out fridge
go through off season clothes bins for upcoming trip to FL
find lanyards for pin trading
put away items from Target trip yesterday

RealLifeMama
01-12-2009, 11:59 AM
Goals for day:
sweep kitchen floor
!!!Must Mop Kitchen Floor!!!
wipe down counters
put chicken in crock pot
make oatmeal cookies like were in Psyche's thread (taking meal to new mom, but we will probably sneak a few.:giggle)
clean entry hallway
empty dishwasher, load dishwasher
fold laundry at least once
trash



I still need to do more kitchen and dishes stuff before I can really clean the counters well, though.

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 12:36 PM
unsuccessful 5+ minutes looking for the lanyards. Where, oh where, did I put those things????????????

monkeylicious
01-12-2009, 01:44 PM
i worked on Bible study for about half of evie's nap and then she needed to be in my arms for the rest (ok probably not my arms that she feels she needs ;) )

KatieMae
01-12-2009, 01:46 PM
unsuccessful 5+ minutes looking for the lanyards. Where, oh where, did I put those things????????????


They weren't decluttered, were they? :shifty



I'm being SO unproductive today :sigh

jblairosu
01-12-2009, 02:00 PM
I cut up a whole bunch of veggies for homemade pizza for tonight! Yum!

charla
01-12-2009, 02:02 PM
play, play, play with the children - my number one priority for today - so far two games, library time
kitchen cleaning - counters, appliance fronts, cabinet fronts, stovetop, floor
library
menu
start grocery list for tomorrow's shopping trip
decide on a day to take down Christmas decorations - Friday
make beds
general tidying


If I have time, I will work on bathrooms. Otherwise I'll put them on the list for tomorrow.
main bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, tub, mirrors and floor
second bathroom cleaning - sink, toilet, floor

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 02:05 PM
unsuccessful 5+ minutes looking for the lanyards. Where, oh where, did I put those things????????????


They weren't decluttered, were they? :shifty




no, I knew we would need them again, I put them someplace *safe*. :sigh

but speaking of decluttering, I just finished up all of my 2008 donations for tax purposes (inputed the info online for our return)-- 7 library donations, 1 crisis pregnancy center donation, 1 MOMS Club donation & 3 VVA donations. :phew

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 02:27 PM
fold three loads of laundry from the weekend
wash diapers need to fold & put away
wash towels need to fold & put away
clean up three spots on carpet
clean kitchen
clean out fridge
go through off season clothes bins for upcoming trip to FL
find lanyards for pin trading
put away items from Target trip yesterday

lanyards located!!! :woohoo
kitchen still a disaster, but working on dinner now

RiverRock
01-12-2009, 02:45 PM
Oooh, I love lists!

quick tidy of master bedroom/nursery
15 minutes of master bedroom closet organizing
quick tidy of pantry
finish sorting through boxes of odds and ends hidden in kitchen pantry (this is a doozie!)
organize and set aside items that need to be returned or gifted
return and gift these items
make shopping list and meal plan...then go shopping
organize kids' music books (lessons start today after 3 weeks break)
collect laundry and start washing if more than 2 loads...otherwise wait until evening to start. It was 6 loads! :hunh

KatieMae
01-12-2009, 02:47 PM
30-minute tidy downstairs
10-minute tidy upstairs
Laundry - 2 loads + finish 2 from yesterday
Empty d/w - Reload d/w - Run d/w when full
Write menu & shopping list
* Write menu-related GCM thread
Clean kitchen/empty fridge of leftovers
Grocery shopping
Pick-up photos from IL's house


Well, I've done a little more than I thought I did - but still seems like "not much" :shrug Okay, going to pick up toys again...

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 02:53 PM
fold three loads of laundry from the weekend
wash diapers need to fold & put away
wash towels need to fold & put away one left
clean up three spots on carpet
clean kitchen
clean out fridge
go through off season clothes bins for upcoming trip to FL
find lanyards for pin trading
put away items from Target trip yesterday

charla
01-12-2009, 03:07 PM
put laundry in the dryer that I forgot that I had put in the washer this morning
washed lunch dishes
general tidying up
DH decided that we should get pizza tonight :rockon - we hardly ever do that

RiverRock
01-12-2009, 05:40 PM
quick tidy of master bedroom/nursery
15 minutes of master bedroom closet organizing
quick tidy of pantry
finish sorting through boxes of odds and ends hidden in kitchen pantry (this is a doozie!)
organize and set aside items that need to be returned or gifted
return and gift these items returned items to 2 places
make shopping list and meal plan...then go shopping decided this could wait for another day so I could get more done at home
organize kids' music books (lessons start today after 3 weeks break)
collect laundry and start washing if more than 2 loads...otherwise wait until evening to start. It was 6 loads! :hunh


It looks like I got most of my list done! I'm sure I would have forgotten about the closet or pantry if I didn't have this to go to when I wasn't feeling motivated. :tu

klpmommy
01-12-2009, 05:42 PM
fold three loads of laundry from the weekend
wash diapers need to fold & put away
wash towels need to fold & put away one left
clean up three spots on carpet
clean kitchen
clean out fridge
go through off season clothes bins for upcoming trip to FL
find lanyards for pin trading
put away items from Target trip yesterday

those items will be moved to tomorrow's list, I just got S to sleep, I am going to enjoy a bath & go to BED!!!! :yawn Have fun playing y'all. :)

KatieMae
01-12-2009, 05:54 PM
30-minute tidy downstairs
10-minute tidy upstairs
Laundry - 2 loads + finish 2 from yesterday
Empty d/w - Reload d/w - Run d/w when full
Write menu & shopping list
* Write menu-related GCM thread
Clean kitchen/empty fridge of leftovers
Grocery shopping
Pick-up photos from IL's house


Well, I've done a little more than I thought I did - but still seems like "not much" :shrug Okay, going to pick up toys again...

Lily
01-12-2009, 08:49 PM
I'm going to have to try the steam vac instead of the mop. I have 4 different mops and hate each one in it's own special way.

Did you use the regular carpet cleaner stuff or did you use floor cleaner? Did you change any of your settings (I think mine has diff settings for carpet height)?

RealLifeMama
01-13-2009, 05:15 AM
I'm going to have to try the steam vac instead of the mop. I have 4 different mops and hate each one in it's own special way.

Did you use the regular carpet cleaner stuff or did you use floor cleaner? Did you change any of your settings (I think mine has diff settings for carpet height)?


I have 4 mops, too, and I have the same relationship with them, LOL.
Please keep in mind that I have vinyl floors in my kitchen that has scratches already. I don't know how I'd like using it on wood or laminate or tile.
I have a bissell, and it probably does have different settings, but I am not aware of what they are. I did not change anything. I just put water and a little vinegar in the bladder that holds the water, and then set the cleaner/water ratio to all water so that no soap came out.

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 05:19 AM
I have ceramic tile, but I am going to try it. Ceramic tile is pretty tough when it comes to water. I wouldn't try it on wood. I'll let you know what I think! The best method otherwise is the hands & knees with a wet rag one, & I hate that. :sigh

anjelika
01-13-2009, 07:04 AM
My List:

-Get Trash and Recycling out
-Write a Thank You note and a Birthday card, get them ready to mail
-Do two loads of laundry
-Change sheets on DS' bed
-Spend 15 minutes decluttering each bedroom (total of 30 minutes) - One room done

Good start...and I made a new dish for dinner!