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Old 06-01-2005, 08:49 PM   #46
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Hi most people think that I was a child in a military family because of all the moves but I was a wife of a military man.
My daddy was a preacher that was raised in the circus, The wonderlust was in him from moving so much in the circus as a child, and he would just get a whim to move on one day and we would be packing the next. It was a big adventure to me . God used him to minister to small hurting churches that had people that loved the pastor that just left, He would get their focus on God so they could keep going no matter who their preacher was. He did this while still having a lot of fun with the people and they loved him also but their priority was in the right place.
I guess there are more ways that housekeeping to clean up
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:13 AM   #47
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:07 AM   #48
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I have to be another Motivated Moms seconder. I was trying to follow FlyLady but while my daily routines were happening I just never got around to doing Zone work. With the Motivated Moms thing I still do "routines" (which gets all the daily chores done anyway) and then when I can I try and get to the tasks which are usually pretty easy. Also, it's a bit more relaxed in terms of how much "cleaning" you do. I like it. I also like having only ONE page to look at each week rather than the many many pages with FlyLady. I guess I've "morphed" FlyLady and Motivated Moms. It's working well....but lets see how I go when I add a baby to the equation! Lol....
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Old 06-25-2005, 03:42 PM   #49
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Motivated mom here too.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:51 AM   #50
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Oh jeeze. Hey Jenn! Our routines are the same. Only im very fond of a clean kitchen but DH's idea of clean is if the dishes are actually done. I need a routine just to keep me going though!
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Old 08-20-2005, 07:29 PM   #51
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HERE ARE MY DAILY "MUST DO'S":

Morning
* Start a load of laundry
* Have everything for dinner?
* Reboot laundry?
* Empty dishwasher

Naptime
* Clean up kitchen
* Start dinner?
* HOT SPOTS!
* Zone work

Evening
* Shine the sink
* Corral toys!
* Clean up kitchen
* Start dishwasher
* HOT SPOTS!
* Zone work

HERE IS MY WEEKLY SCHEDULE. I DON'T USUALLY GET EVERYTHING DONE EVERY SINGLE DAY, BUT SINCE THIS IS A WEEKLY SCHEDULE IT'S OKAY, THE HOUSE DOESN'T EVER SEEM DIRTY WHEN I'M CONSISTENT:

Monday
□ Mop entrance floor
□ Feather dust the whole house
□ Sweep front porch
□ Clean & polish dining room table
□ Vacuum upstairs
□ Refill bird feeders
□ Sweep & mop kitchen floor
□ Clean inside microwave

Tuesday
□ Clean children’s bathroom toilet & floor
□ Clean children’s bathroom sink, counter, mirror
□ Straighten children’s clothing
□ Vacuum main floor

Wednesday
□ Clean laundry room toilet
□ Clean laundry room sink, counter, mirror
□ Clean & polish dining room table
□ Vacuum downstairs (also on Saturday)
□ Sweep & mop kitchen floor

Thursday
□ Refill bottles, containers, & shelves
□ Plan menu for next week
□ Finalize grocery list (check veggies in fridge)
□ Clean & polish windowsills
□ Vacuum upstairs
□ Pay bills
□ Quicken (including debit transaction receipts)
□ Correspondence & cards
□ Cull/toss magazines & catalogs

Friday
□ Clean master bathroom toilet & floor
□ Clean master bathroom sinks, counter, mirror
□ Clean out refrigerator (one shelf a week)
□ Vacuum main floor
□ Change linens in all bathrooms
□ Sweep & mop kitchen floor
□ Clean & polish dining room table

I ALSO HAVE MY MONTHLY FLYLADY ZONE TASKS, BUT THEY WOULD MAKE THIS POST WAAAAAAAAY TOO LONG!!! I DON'T MAKE ZONE WORK A BIG PRIORITY BECAUSE I HAVE THREE PRECIOUS CHILDREN TO MOTHER, AND THAT TAKES A LOT OF TIME & EFFORT!
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:15 PM   #52
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I love having a clean house and get a strange thrill from making schedules , but have recently accepted the fact that I'm horrible at *following* them when they get too detailed. We do try to have a general flow to our day, but it's a flexible flow!

I clean a room or two per day, straighten up/clean for 30 minutes in the morning and 20 in the evening. Dh cleans the kitchen so this is enough to keep everything liveable.

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Old 09-01-2005, 12:38 PM   #53
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strange thrill from making schedules , but have recently accepted the fact that I'm horrible at *following* them
Isn't it funny. It's like making a 'straw man' to rebel against. 'I know I said to vacuum on Monday, but who cares what I say, I'm going to vacuum on Tuesday and dare myself to say anything about it'
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:40 PM   #54
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strange thrill from making schedules , but have recently accepted the fact that I'm horrible at *following* them
Isn't it funny. It's like making a 'straw man' to rebel against. 'I know I said to vacuum on Monday, but who cares what I say, I'm going to vacuum on Tuesday and dare myself to say anything about it'

I haven't thought about it this way before, but I think you may be right!
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:47 AM   #55
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This may have already been shared, but check out www.flylady.com
A wonderful, supportive way to organize your cleaning, and house, I am a new flybaby too, but its been great so far!!

Karen, Mommy to 2 CUTE bugs!!!
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:51 AM   #56
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Great ideas....I am really struggling at keeping the house tidy.
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Old 10-26-2005, 01:51 AM   #57
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I realise this is a very old subject but I wanted to add one more idea. A Plan of Attack (or APOA) is a group on Yahoo groups that helps you to set up your own chore listing. The group is actually a 3 week course that takes you step by step thru creating your own plan. I copied FlyLady's idea a little in that I sort my chores by Zone (area of house) but some others sorted theirs by type of job eg windows, washing, floors, etc.

There is an ongoing support group for after you have made your own POA and I found some great ideas there on how to put together a schedule that suited me.

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Old 10-26-2005, 06:27 AM   #58
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Thanks for the additional resource and welcome aboard Mama-to-3
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Old 10-27-2005, 06:33 PM   #59
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Just reading through. Having company this week-end and cleaning up is getting to me...

I did need to read that poem today...I know my house doesn't have to be perfect, but there is a part of me that feels guilty that I can't seem to keep it really clean anymore, even though I KNOW that having my dc and dh help is good for us all, and that clean enough is fine.

It's interesting to see all the different schedules and what works for different people. Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:58 PM   #60
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AM
- swipe bathroom (after shower)
- think about meals for day
- start, switch, fold and put away laundry throughout the day

PM
after dinner:
- kitchen (load dishes, clear and wipe counters, empty trash, sweep/mop floor)
- ready for tomorrow (check calendar, lay out clothes, pack lunch/snacks, etc.)
before bed:
- straighten up (collect laundry, dishes, shoes, trash, toys, sweep & spray, empty d/w)
- swipe powder room

Monday
- scrub bathrooms
- one chore, as needed (woodwork, windows, appliances, light fixtures/fans, etc.)

Friday
- banking and bills
- car wash
- gas station
- milk store
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