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not to feel filled with delight at having to clean my house today? light hearted and rather dull ...

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Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sat 06-Apr-13 09:09:54

Housework. ARGH!!

Do I have to? Options are to live in squalor or roll up my sleeves....



marriedinwhiteagain Sat 06-Apr-13 12:30:25

Sets aside newspaper to put on top of kitchen cupboards when they are next clean blush.

Looks at china cabinet containing the crystal - hmm - we had some sherry at Easter and I had to wash the glasses first they were so dusty (how do they get that dusty behind glass doors?).

So far today I should have done: ironing, sainsbury's, tidied sitting room, made bed, got dressed. So far today have had two cups of tea, made boiled egg and soldiers and tea for DD and wasted time on Mnet. Must get out of chair in a minute for a wee and must not return to lap top. grin

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sat 06-Apr-13 12:31:57

Yes, I usually start by opening the windows, raisah, much to DH's annoyance! I HATE a house with windows firmly shut all the time - even if it is freezing outside.

ItsAllTLAsToMe Sat 06-Apr-13 12:37:25

I still haven't done anything blush.

DH took DS to the library, then made French toast for lunch.

I might do some ironing during DS's nap.

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sat 06-Apr-13 12:45:54

I have done some things! I hate doing housework when DH is home (he works very long hours and on Saturdays, too, so I don't expect him to pitch in like I do). But he has just come in now, so I can hardly chase him out again! Fortunately DS is going out with a friend so if DH has a nap, I can carry on!

BlackeyedSusan Sat 06-Apr-13 13:10:20

ok. I have done 30 minutes. and collapsed. I have been at mums ll week, gardening and shopping for her. I left here in it's tidiest state for while, but it is a shock coming back to too much stuff in too small a place.

going to do lunch in mo. then tackle something else.

I like the 15 minute idea.

marriedinwhiteagain Sat 06-Apr-13 13:13:35

Really dying for a wee now grin

ItsAllTLAsToMe Sat 06-Apr-13 15:57:42

I hope you've been for that wee by now, married wink.

I've tidied up lots of laundry, cleaned the kitchen, and baked a cake (cheated by using my bread maker). DH has put dinner in the oven, so we're all going to go for a walk until its ready. Yay.

Emilythornesbff Sat 06-Apr-13 19:01:44

mrslettuce thank you. I have implemented your system (sans breaks as I have small bf baby) today and housework all done.

McNewPants2013 Sat 06-Apr-13 19:16:43

I haven't touch this house today, which is bugging me as I have OCD but I have a terrible cold and can't really move of the sofa.

marriedinwhiteagain Sat 06-Apr-13 19:38:35

Yep - it was a lovely wee ItsAllTLAsToMe. Then I showered, haired, put on make up, made ds and his girlfriend bacon sarnies, dropped gf home, dropped ds at the gym, went to sainsburys, did an hour or so of ironing, tidied up the sitting room, cooked supper and am now watching Merlin with dd. smile.

cjbk1 Sat 06-Apr-13 19:51:51

argh at the person who mentioned fish tanks I don't do ours dh does but I must clean the hamster cage it's only been a few days but needs must...I'm in my pjs, was hoping to just wash hair and relax but thanks to you

Emilythornesbff Sat 06-Apr-13 20:01:36

In fact mrslettuce I think I'll pass on your wisdom to our cleaner next week so she can actually clean each room for once.
<resigns self to wishful thinking>

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sat 06-Apr-13 22:28:15

I am now decluttering by finishing some wine so that I can throw the bottle away.

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