I write my list daily, what needs to be done that day. Then I happily tear it up at the end of each day.
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17-09-2013 19:05 #51
17-09-2013 19:20 #52Member
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17-09-2013 20:35 #53
17-09-2013 20:50 #54
Quite honestly I don't keep the best of houses but the kitchens always clean, toilets clean and floors vacuumed once a week, I don't know how but I manage to do just two maybe three loads of washing a week (there are four of us). Dust is my nemesis and it always win, especially at the moment as DH is preparing the walls to paint and there is plaster dust everywhere.
I used to be so much better but having been chronically sick for 8yrs I had the adapt the spoon theory and pick the things each day that physically I can manage. Cleaning regularly gets bumped as I've run out of spoons. I did have a cleaner but she stopped for personal reasons and I thought I could do it myself to save some money. Turns out I can't really so going to start and look for another.
17-09-2013 20:56 #55Senior Member
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I feel a bit lazy reading this. I don't clean my toilet every day and I have never in my life disinfected my bin I have a 3 month old who still likes to feed every couple of hours, won't entertain himself for very long and doesn't like to nap so I spend most of my day caring for him.
If he is napping I sometimes try to get some housework done but only if I've already managed to shower and eat so some days not much gets done.
I wipe the benches when they are dirty. We pack the dishwasher as we go and I just turn it on when it's full. I wash clothes when I realise I'm running out of things to wear. I change the sheets when they start to smell or when I realise, hey, it's been a while since I did that I vacuum/mop the floors when they start to look dirty, same for the bathrooms/toilets.
My house stays somewhat clean but it's not spotless by any means. But I don't really mind.
17-09-2013 20:57 #56
Awesome lists OP.
At the moment im struggling to get everything done with a baby who wont let me put him down. But up until DS3 was born my house was spotless. And funnily enough I still have a life and spend a huge amount of time with my kids.
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17-09-2013 21:12 #57
18-09-2013 07:53 #58
You sound like me
I also go to pg, kindy gym and also three year old kindy where I stay with him for it. We also go to the library and park
I also don't buy anything store made - we make all out own snacks, sauces, jams, butters etc and DS1 LOVES being in the kitchen
I think with a bit of time management you can do it all.....most of the time
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18-09-2013 08:08 #59
Ladies who like this idea I also have three other lists....don't be scared.
I found the idea on a blog
I have "the big list" where I write EVERYTHING that I want to get done around the house (hubs and I just finished building our house - owner/builder so there's quite a lot of things), anything I want to organise, buy, make etc
I put it all together so again it's not swimming around in my head, keeping me awake at night.
I then make my "weekly goals" - I consult the big list and see if there's anything I can start, continue with it finish- its broken up into:
-Cleaning task (usually something from my monthly cleaning)
-Organise (something I wish to organise- like cupboards, filing etc- currently I'm cleaning out our filing cabinets)
- business (anything that needs doing for our business)
- project (usually something I'm creating, at the moment a photo wall)
- outside (currently, fertilize vege patch)
It's very rare that it gets all done in one week, sometimes 2 or even 3 items roll over to the next week.
Then there's "the six list"
This idea came about because a man went to a steel company in the 1920s and gave them the idea of the "six list". He said to each employee, at the end of every day pick the six most important things you need to get done the following day in order of priority and write them down. Then Fi them, again if you don't do it all just let it roll over to the next day.
He said to the owner, don't pay me for this advice but after 90 days pay me what you think is fair.
When the time was up he was paid $35,000 (a lot of money back then!) and was told it was the single most productive piece of advice they had been given!
So that's what I do, each night I pick six things I want to accomplish the next day, usually it consists of one of my weekly goals and five smaller things like - phone so and so, answer a particular email, drop dry cleaning off, book an appointment.
I've been using this method for about a month now and it's amazing what you can get done!!!
It's great because anyone can use it.
Try it, it will change your life!
18-09-2013 08:17 #60
I should point out hubs takes part in the big list and weekly goals so its not just me doing it all
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