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klpmommy
01-13-2009, 05:21 AM
Alright, let's get started.

And just in case there are some newbies, a 5 minute challenge means that you get up from the computer, set a timer for 5 minutes (or not ;) ) and clean something. Then you come back & post what you did so that this thread comes back in our "new replies" and encourages :shifty us to get up & do more.

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 05:22 AM
putting my goals here really helps me to focus without the HHBC.

Kid laundry
Sort through kid (off season) clothes to pack
Put bins of clothing back in correct closets
Shred papers from 2007
Master & main level bathrooms
Fold & put away towels in the dryer
Clean kitchen

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 05:34 AM
kitchen trash & loaded dishwasher

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 06:08 AM
wiped down kitchen counters, sink, outside of dishwasher & fridge
all I have left to do in the kitchen is the table & floor

monkeylicious
01-13-2009, 06:14 AM
i'll play for a bit... have to leave for Bible study in 30 minutes. but then i'll be back after lunch

goals for today (trying to be reasonable - i do know my past performance :blush )
straighten up entry (empty shopping bags, straighten coats, ...)
take care of clean laundry
bring all dirty laundry down and sort
start laundry
tidy living room, kitchen, dining area
make spare bed for dh (he gets in during middle of night sometime and doesn't want to wake us, but i don't want kids to wake him in morning either)
do meal plan for next week

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 06:23 AM
cleaned stuff from kitchen floor so I can sweep & mop (probably won't drag the steam cleaner down today b/c dh has already left for work & that bugger is heavy)

I am now feeding kids & we will do school soon

RealLifeMama
01-13-2009, 06:28 AM
I wiped down my kitchen counters.

My goals for day: DH has the van all day and all night, so we will be home all day and night today!
Empty dishwasher
load dishwasher
clean kitchen table and chairs
sweep kitchen floor
vacuum downstairs
5 minutes on each dining room hotspot
fold and put away laundry
wash new laundry
work on kid's rooms
start working on linen closet

monkeylicious
01-13-2009, 06:39 AM
did some random picking up
got my bags ready to leave
got kids ready to go
now i'm off to put my coat on and go

see you later :rockon

RealLifeMama
01-13-2009, 06:45 AM
unloaded dishwasher, made my breakfast

charla
01-13-2009, 08:13 AM
made beds
straightened bedrooms
starting school

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 08:17 AM
Kid laundry
Sort through kid (off season) clothes to pack
Put bins of clothing back in correct closets
Shred papers from 2007
Master & main level bathrooms
Fold & put away towels in the dryer
Clean kitchen

kitchen is done, although it won't last. :sigh

RealLifeMama
01-13-2009, 08:18 AM
Good job, Kimberly! At least know it was done at some point in the day. I always imagine what it would be like if I hadn't at least started from a clean slate.


started a load of laundry
swept kitchen floor

Empty dishwasher
load dishwasher
clean kitchen table and chairs
sweep kitchen floor
vacuum downstairs
5 minutes on each dining room hotspot
fold and put away laundry
wash new laundry
work on kid's rooms
start working on linen closet

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 08:41 AM
Kid laundry
Sort through kid (off season) clothes to pack
Put bins of clothing back in correct closets
Shred papers from 2007
Master & main level bathrooms
Fold & put away towels in the dryer
Clean kitchen

folded towels, we're heading upstairs as soon as the kid laundry is done & I will take them up then
mirror & toilet in main level bathroom

Nightingale
01-13-2009, 08:52 AM
finished up breakfast dishes and dishes from last night's snack, took some stuff out to recycling bin.

RealLifeMama
01-13-2009, 08:58 AM
Empty dishwasher
load dishwasher
clean kitchen table and chairs
sweep kitchen floor
vacuum downstairs
5 minutes on each dining room hotspot
fold and put away laundry
wash new laundry
work on kid's rooms
start working on linen closet


wiped table, prepared floor to vacuum.
:phew I am so tired!!

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 09:12 AM
main level bathroom sink & counter done, towel switched, floor vacuumed

also vacuumed floor of hall, entry & mudroom

had kids take clean towels upstairs. :)

RiverRock
01-13-2009, 09:29 AM
spend another 15 minutes in master bedroom closet
make banana bread
strip 2 beds and wash bedding
wash a load of dh's work clothes
clear off desk and dresser in dd2's room (I tidied most of her room last night)
clear floor in 2 kids' rooms to prep for vaccuuming
clear laundry counter of clothes and lost items
prep potatoes for dinner
vacuum house
put away all laundry
return more of the items from yesterday's list ;)

RealLifeMama
01-13-2009, 09:37 AM
Empty dishwasher
load dishwasher
clean kitchen table and chairs
sweep kitchen floor
vacuum dining room
5 minutes on each dining room hotspot
fold and put away laundry
wash new laundry
work on kid's rooms
start working on linen closet


I vacuumed living room and entry, so I am changing my "vacuum downstairs" to "vacuum dining room" now.
I have been bending over and squatting way too much to get things up and down off the floor, and take the wand/attachments in and out, so I am seriously exhausted now and am taking a long, long break though. I will probably make and eat lunch, and then do school and then maybe start again.

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 09:38 AM
Kid laundry
Sort through kid (off season) clothes to pack
Put bins of clothing back in correct closets
Shred papers from 2007
Master & main level bathrooms
Fold & put away towels in the dryer
Clean kitchen

shreded papers with lots of help. :sigh

charla
01-13-2009, 09:43 AM
finished up school
general tidying around house

arelyn
01-13-2009, 09:47 AM
wiped down the kitchen counter so yesterday's goals are done... :O

Today's goals:
-empty dishwasher
-load dishwasher
-fold landry
-clean bathroom sink
-clean shower
-clean mirror
-actually change belt on vaccum
-shovel snow so DH can find the driveway

monkeylicious
01-13-2009, 09:52 AM
lunch has been made and kids are still eating
so - it's time to get some work done :sigh

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 10:19 AM
Kid laundry
Sort through kid (off season) clothes to pack
Put bins of clothing back in correct closets
Shred papers from 2007
Master bathroom
main level bathrooms- done except mopping
Fold & put away towels in the dryer
Clean kitchen

RiverRock
01-13-2009, 10:56 AM
spend another 15 minutes in master bedroom closet
make banana bread
strip 2 beds and wash bedding
wash a load of dh's work clothes
clear off desk and dresser in dd2's room (I tidied most of her room last night)
clear floor in 2 kids' rooms to prep for vaccuuming
clear laundry counter of clothes and lost items
prep potatoes for dinner
vacuum house
put away all laundry
collect household garbage
ice cakes for tonight's decorating class
help kids practice piano
get swim bags ready
return more of the items from yesterday's list ;)


I felt like I did more than that, and now I've added to my list. Hmpf! :/

schmamy
01-13-2009, 10:59 AM
OK, OK, Kimberly, here I am. :sigh I've wasted too much time on the computer today so I better get moving.

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 11:01 AM
wasting time on the computer? Not me, never. :shifty :tomato <-- pretend that is lightning. ;)

arelyn
01-13-2009, 11:09 AM
wiped down the kitchen counter so yesterday's goals are done... :O

Today's goals:
-empty dishwasher
-load dishwasher
-fold landry
-clean bathroom sink
-clean shower
-clean mirror
-actually change belt on vaccum
-shovel snow so DH can find the driveway


and we just scrubbed the toilet...I forgot to add that to my list.

And I was going to bundle Kai up and go shovel but the storm has really picked up (it's gone from snow to hard blowing snow).

schmamy
01-13-2009, 11:14 AM
cleaned up breakfast/lunch dishes :blush , started dishwasher, redirected DS three times.

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 11:59 AM
cleaned up breakfast/lunch dishes :blush , started dishwasher, redirected DS three times.


only 3? he must be pretty easy going. ;) (that was more like P was at the toddler age, S is more like 3 redirects every minute!)

Kid laundry
Sort through kid (off season) clothes to pack
Put bins of clothing back in correct closets
Shred papers from 2007
Master bathroom
main level bathrooms- done except mopping
Fold & put away towels in the dryer
Clean kitchen

I cleared the master bathroom countertop & got the toys out of the tub.

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 12:08 PM
unloaded dishwasher, cleaned up from lunch

monkeylicious
01-13-2009, 12:12 PM
got mail and brought chicken to thaw upstairs

RiverRock
01-13-2009, 12:20 PM
spend another 15 minutes in master bedroom closet
make banana bread
strip 2 beds and wash bedding
wash a load of dh's work clothes
clear off desk and dresser in dd2's room (I tidied most of her room last night)
clear floor in 2 kids' rooms to prep for vaccuuming
clear laundry counter of clothes and lost items
prep potatoes for dinner
vacuum house
put away all laundry
collect household garbage
ice cakes for tonight's decorating class
help kids practice piano1 has practiced, 2 to go!
get swim bags ready
return more of the items from yesterday's list ;)
return movie-Ghost Town, it was pretty good.

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 12:21 PM
Kid laundry
Sort through kid (off season) clothes to pack
Put bins of clothing back in correct closets
Shred papers from 2007
Master bathroom
main level bathrooms- done except mopping
Fold & put away towels in the dryer
Clean kitchen

took some clothes to the laundry room, cleaned main level bathroom floor

monkeylicious
01-13-2009, 01:12 PM
goals for today (trying to be reasonable - i do know my past performance :blush )
straighten up entry (empty shopping bags, straighten coats, ...)
take care of clean laundry
bring all dirty laundry down and sort
start laundry
tidy living room, kitchen, dining area
make spare bed for dh (he gets in during middle of night sometime and doesn't want to wake us, but i don't want kids to wake him in morning either)
do meal plan for next week


tidy living room, kitchen, dining area in work!

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 01:23 PM
we're heading out to TKD soon, I'll play more later, but I probably won't get to the master bathroom today. Keeping S upstairs is a major challenge right now. :sigh (Not keeping her from going down the stairs, we have the stairs blocked, but keeping her out of trouble while I try to *do* anything up there is so hard)

monkeylicious
01-13-2009, 02:00 PM
dinner is in the oven. i'll have a block of time while the kids eat to work on dining area and kitchen and desk. and then after dinner the kids will help me clean up toys. :yes gigi had a bag of little people "put away by mommy" the other day. i think she believes me now that if she doesn't help, i'll put the toys out of play for a while.

RiverRock
01-13-2009, 02:26 PM
spend another 15 minutes in master bedroom closet
make banana bread
strip 2 beds and wash bedding
wash a load of dh's work clothes
clear off desk and dresser in dd2's room (I tidied most of her room last night)
clear floor in 2 kids' rooms to prep for vaccuuming
clear laundry counter of clothes and lost items
prep potatoes for dinner
vacuum house
put away all laundry
collect household garbage
ice cakes for tonight's decorating class
help kids practice piano1 has practiced, 2 to go!
get swim bags ready
return more of the items from yesterday's list ;)
return movie-Ghost Town, it was pretty good




Jennifer, my 8yo ds has lost all of his toys except Lego and markers because his room was just getting outa' hand. I'm not sure if he is any better at keeping his things picked up, but at least there is less to deal with.

I'm making progress on my list, but I need to leave in half an hour to spend almost 2 hours pool-side, then rush to get dinner on the table and then to a cake decorating class. I'm thinking the laundry room and garbage collection will have to wait for tomorrow. I'll also make scalloped potatoes tomorrow and just heat up a casserole I set aside in the freezer for days like this. It's a good thing I can be so flexible. ;) It doesn't look like I got much done, but I also decluttered a box of toys and washed the floors. :tu

monkeylicious
01-13-2009, 02:59 PM
Jennifer, my 8yo ds has lost all of his toys except Lego and markers because his room was just getting outa' hand. I'm not sure if he is any better at keeping his things picked up, but at least there is less to deal with.

usually just the threat of mommy putting toys "away" will get her moving. and you know she hasn't even asked for them. i know alot of minimizing her toys is my reluctance as well as hers :sigh i don't want to get rid of the toys that i wanted for them :blush

cleaned up after dinner. dishwasher is running. picked up kitchen counter. swept up dinner mess.

now going to work on living room with kiddos :/

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 03:52 PM
cleaned up from pre-TKD snack & dinner

monkeylicious
01-13-2009, 04:24 PM
goals for today (trying to be reasonable - i do know my past performance :blush )
straighten up entry (empty shopping bags, straighten coats, ...)
take care of clean laundry
bring all dirty laundry down and sort
start laundry
tidy living room, kitchen, dining area
make spare bed for dh (he gets in during middle of night sometime and doesn't want to wake us, but i don't want kids to wake him in morning either)
do meal plan for next week


tidy living room, kitchen, dining area in work!

charla
01-13-2009, 04:39 PM
I've been gone almost all afternoon. Here's what I've done...

balanced checkbook
grocery shopping
put groceries away
hair cuts
fixed supper
cleaned up supper
washed dishes and put them away
loaded dishwasher
tidied living room, family room and school room
sorted mail
wiped down bathroom
swept kitchen
DS vacuumed for me
getting ready for a meeting at my house tonight

klpmommy
01-13-2009, 04:49 PM
working on bedtime with the kids. They are *all* stalling tonight. :rolleyes

RealLifeMama
01-13-2009, 05:23 PM
I'm making progress on my list, but I need to leave in half an hour to spend almost 2 hours pool-side, then rush to get dinner on the table and then to a cake decorating class.

:phew RiverRock That sound fun but hectic. Have you taken cake classes before? Please share what you do in the cake decorating thread.

I have not been online most of the afternoon and early evening here, so this of course took longer than 5 minutes, but
I did manage to vacuum the dining room. I also managed to run a second load of dishes since the dishwasher was already full. Also, the kids went to refill the soap dispenser in their bathroom and got a little carried away, so I told them to clean it up by themselves. They put everything in their bathroom away and then they cleaned the counter, mirror, sink, and floor. It was nice and shiny, even though I know it probably has soap residue, I was pleasantly surprised. DH called and said he would be stopping in to eat dinner with us before he left again if I could have it ready. I had nothing planned, but I whipped up a quick chicken cacciatore with pasta and some salad and rolls. He was here long enough to eat and leave, but he said some nice things about the house. He said 'it looks like you all are on top of things. I should strand you here without the van more often. "

Anyway, I just unloading the second load of dishes and then loaded it with our dinner dishes. I also have already washed all of the pots/pans, and the table is clear and wiped off.

RealLifeMama
01-13-2009, 07:33 PM
I have been folding and putting away laundry. I can't believe how much laundry I have to do.

Just updating my list so I can see what I still need to do.
I feel like I did a lot, but at the same time, it is frustrating because I feel like all I did was housework.



Empty dishwasher
load dishwasher did this twice!
clean kitchen table and chairs
sweep kitchen floor
vacuum dining room
5 minutes on each dining room hotspot
fold and put away laundry
wash new laundry
work on kid's rooms Made a little progress, still a lot to do!
start working on linen closet-- this is going to have to wait for DH, I think.


I vacuumed living room and entry, so I am changing my "vacuum downstairs" to "vacuum dining room" now.
I have been bending over and squatting way too much to get things up and down off the floor, and take the wand/attachments in and out, so I am seriously exhausted now and am taking a long, long break though. I will probably make and eat lunch, and then do school and then maybe start again.

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arelyn
01-13-2009, 08:13 PM
Today's goals:
-empty dishwasher
-load dishwasher
-fold landry
-clean bathroom sink
-clean shower
-clean mirror
-actually change belt on vaccum
-shovel snow so DH can find the driveway


and we just scrubbed the toilet...I forgot to add that to my list.



Found out the landlord is coming over to do a little work on the insulation in the kitchen so intead of the list we did a more thorough kitchen clean. It looks awsome!