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Old 05-30-2019, 12:36 PM   #31
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We got the screened in porch cleaned up fairly well. Unfortunately, we are emptying out the POD into it, so it still isn't back to normal.
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I empathize, TT. I'm almost finished cleaning out the garage, but then I want to set a table up in there so I can continue to bring clutter out of the house for processing. It almost seems counterproductive, but I suppose it isn't much different than cleaning the counter to make dinner (and a new mess).

The last of our patio furniture arrived yesterday. I just need to do a bit of spot cleaning where birds have left their marks, and then get into the habit of using chair covers on the chat set. My dh has been sitting outside almost every day after work. New patio furniture was a great idea.

I hired someone to help me with the garage on Thursday. We got about half of it done in 2.5 hours, and then yesterday I did a bit more. Today I will finish. I have posted a lot of things for sale and took a load to the thrift store. I have a box of items set aside for delivering to people. I filled about two of those wheeled garbage cans full of garbage. I knew it was bad, but I didn't expect to be throwing away so many shoes and old sports equipment!

I'm getting over the flu, so I'm not going to put too much pressure on myself today. Finishing the garage will be it. Hopefully the lady who helped me (she has a cleaning and personal organizing business) will have time again to help me this week. I asked her to keep my on her fill-in list for Thursdays. She was a big help. I was afraid of being overwhelmed but we worked well together.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:39 PM   #33
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I have a slow week this week and I hope to actually get some things out of the house!

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Old 06-26-2019, 01:48 PM   #34
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All I have left are 2 closets. I hate doing closets.

Lots of stuff leaving the house!
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:01 PM   #35
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I'm happy for you Lisa. It must feel good.
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In exactly 2 hours, Im off 9 days . 3 of those are traveling so lost of the next two days are Dr appts and prep for our trip.

Clean up landscaping and mulchó wait! Rainy, cannot do!
Start garden plans
Swim suit area
Bathroom cupboard

Tupperware
My closet and dresser
Under our bed- mop/dust our room
Start basement dh did basement entirely
Start homeschool area
Sell homeschool stuff
Implement new house rescue plan.

?Paint our room

Iím sure Iím being overly optimistic as I should spend some time resting but better to have a bigger goal than too small
Thatís my updated list

Summer cleaning/ large chore list
*clean homeschool area
*Make like of Hs things to sell
*make list of HS things to buy
*work on my closet and dresser
*paint upstairs bathroom
*paint my bedroom. (Iím not sure how to get this done. W dh and I on opposite schedules ... But it is on my radar !)
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Jodi, your list is almost identical to mine! I'm so unmotivated though.

Tomorrow I'm going to Costco, then planning to finish cleaning the homeschool stuff, list items for sale, and take stuff to donate. If I get that done, it'll be more than I've done in weeks.

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Jodi, your list is almost identical to mine! I'm so unmotivated though.

Tomorrow I'm going to Costco, then planning to finish cleaning the homeschool stuff, list items for sale, and take stuff to donate. If I get that done, it'll be more than I've done in weeks.

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I keep saying once I’ve rested up for the summer I will have energy to tackle my homeschool stuff. But our break is halfway over and I’m as tired as I was the day we started summer break

I believe I’m delegating. And may pay the youngest to clean out my own personal homeschool cupboard since she’s going to be starting high school and it will be all about her after ds graduates
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Well the garage clean out has been derailed by so many things. We have gone through quite a few boxes though and got them organized. And hauled off one large load to charity. It doesn't hardly make a dent though. Maybe we'll get more chances during the summer. I hope so.
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I keep saying once Iíve rested up for the summer I will have energy to tackle my homeschool stuff. But our break is halfway over and Iím as tired as I was the day we started summer break

I believe Iím delegating. And may pay the youngest to clean out my own personal homeschool cupboard since sheís going to be starting high school and it will be all about her after ds graduates
Delegating is an awesome idea! I feel the same about energy levels. Summer break is half over and I still feel like I need a break before I start doing anything.

My husband moved his "office" from our kitchen table to our school room table and I still haven't really organized that space well. I can't even wrap my brain around it. Maybe if I clear stuff out tomorrow, organizing the rest won't seem so hard.

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Well the garage clean out has been derailed by so many things. We have gone through quite a few boxes though and got them organized. And hauled off one large load to charity. It doesn't hardly make a dent though. Maybe we'll get more chances during the summer. I hope so.
A friend and I were just talking about how getting rid of stuff doesn't even seem to matter. There's just always more stuff!

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I am trying to be very diligent about having biweekly trips to get rid of things and scrutinizing everything that comes in to the house. The people in my knitting group were laughing at me when I didn't automatically take the free pattern offered bit wanted to look at it and see if it was something I would actually knit first. After moving I don't want to have all that extra stuff and I don't have the room.


After getting in my add meds again I am once again making progress on the house. I got all the picters hung up. Today the goal is to start organizing the book shelfs one a day. I have to sit down and plan school because there are things I need buy things next month. I would really like to start in August to give us a month of our own scedule before coop starts

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Today I helped DS #1 go through his room and sort through the MOUNTAINS of books he has! He kept some, gave some away to family, sent some to the church library and some to the local op shop (I think in the US its Goodwill??)

He feels good about starting to sort things out.....now the rest of us have to get started
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