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The "Back to Basics" Housework thread (part two)

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AutumnHues Wed 05-Oct-11 11:30:22

Welcome to the new thread!smile

We are trying to get to grips with the basic housework
(and more on a good day!)grin

Come along and join us as we try to stay motivated, and make our houses a better place to be.

pyjamasinbananas Wed 05-Oct-11 11:33:55

Oh good I couldnt keep up with the old thread! I've done 2 loads of washing, washing up, nursery run and sorted out clothes to be table top saled!
I think I've earn't a cuppa grin

AutumnHues Wed 05-Oct-11 11:34:59

My list for today:

Wash up/dry up
load washing machine
Hang washing to dry
Stay motivated!
Decluttering/ shredding (paperwork)

booyhoo Wed 05-Oct-11 11:37:05

oh is it too late to join?

AutumnHues Wed 05-Oct-11 11:39:40

Any new members are welcome! smile

I must go and try to do some work, so will catch up later.grin

pyjamasinbananas Wed 05-Oct-11 11:40:45

I have to study, pick the boy up from nursery, try and make it home without a tantrum if I won't carry him and make dinner. I got quite a lot done yesterday so can relax a bit more today

booyhoo Wed 05-Oct-11 11:54:01

oh good.

i actually sat down before the weekend and worked out my 'perfect' hmm daily schedule. in theory it is a great schedule and really not a lot of work in it but i am such a procrastinator that i have yet to put it into practise blush. i have divided my day into 5 sections;
1- wake up until school run
2- school run until lunch
3- lunch until school pick up
4- school pick up until dinner
5- dinner until kids' bedtime

it may seem a bit too controlled but i work best when i have a definite time frame in which to do something rather than thinking i have all day to clean the living room or lift the dog poo etc because then i never get round to it.

here's my list for today

litter tray
dinner prep
hang wash
lift dog poo
wipe sink and loo

2)clean hall stairs and landing (dust, hoover and mop)

3) lunch dishes
45 minute job (whatever i can get done in 45 minutes-lots of decluttering to be done in my house)

4)15 minute whizz round

5)dinner dishes
tumble washing
fold washing
put away washing
set out new clothes

off now to see if i can at least do my section 1 jobs before school pick up.

pyjamasinbananas Wed 05-Oct-11 12:20:49

Oh that's a good idea! I might try splitting my day up and I might get more done like I would if I deleted the mn app

CeliaFate Wed 05-Oct-11 12:45:23

I'll join in!
I've :
made beds
cleaned bathroom
hoovered and polished lounge, hall, dining room and kitchen
done 2 loads of washing
cleaned the tumble dryer condenser
cleared out fridge
put internet shop away

Left to do today is:
put ironing away
put clean towels away
sort dinner
Mop bathroom

AutumnHues Wed 05-Oct-11 13:32:28

Have stopped for a brew. brew

Have done:
Load washing machine and turn on
some washing up/drying up
fed cat

Wow you have quite long lists!

I'm a bit of a slow worker -procrastinator- so I don't always get huge amounts done in a day. I tend to find I am busy between getting ds from school and bedtime! (I don't always get time to Mumsnet at that time of day)

notso Wed 05-Oct-11 14:12:54

Hi, nice new thread.
Not done too well today so far, went to visit my Nephews at my PIL. had a nice squishy snuggle with the tiny one. Got home, had lunch, put DS2 down for a nap and fell asleep myself! Just got rudely awoken by the next delivery lady.
To do;
washing up,
washing on and out,
tidy the front room,
put clean clothes away.

Small list, have much more to do really but am knackered and feeling sick today. If I get these done i will be pleased.
Have started keeping flash spray and kitchen roll in both bathrooms and just giving the sinks and toilets a once over before I go to bed and then when I get in from taking DS to school. Has really made a difference.

notso Wed 05-Oct-11 14:15:34

Autumn I know what you mean 3.30 until bedtime seem to disappear in my house. I can't MN after 9.00 now as I have to turn the modem off or DD sneaks onto her Ipod when she's mean't to be in bed.

schroeder Wed 05-Oct-11 14:27:15

Oh notso-wouldn't it be better to remove ipod?

I have:
Got dd up + ready for school, not that she needs much help now. ds is an angel and sorts himself out.
Studied 1 1/2 hours. I meant to do longer, but it's hard getting back into it.
Hung up 2 loads of washing
Swept and mopped kitchen floor + disinfected bins and litter tray.
Made trifle.

Oh it looks quite a lot now I write it down.

Still to do-
Collect dd
Cook tea
Slob out on the sofa drinking wine and painting my nails smile

booyhoo Wed 05-Oct-11 16:31:02

got section 1 completed and also got a back log of 'to-be-put-away' washing put away. did school pick up and had a couple of messages to run then got the kitchen hoovered and mopped and my cousin arrived in for a cuppa. (perfect timing eh?) she's just left and ds2 has decided to get really tired all of a sudden so he has gone for a nap and i thought I'd update here. not going to worry about sections 2 or 3 for today, i'll have a 15 minute whizz round now and then start the dinner.

notso Wed 05-Oct-11 17:15:14

Probably schroeder but she has guilted me into not doing that as we got her a docking station which is also an alarm clock for her birthday. She uses that to get her up in the mornings.

I have done nothing from the list. sad I am knackered and DS2 is grizzly.
Must make a bit of an effort now DH will be home soon.

AutumnHues Wed 05-Oct-11 22:41:20

Hi all, Got a few things done off my list. Will post tomorrows list in the morning.
Hope you all find the thread (all who were on the last thread), I suppose if you don't you won't be reading this!

notso Thu 06-Oct-11 09:26:57

Morning, feeling better today. Hope everyone else is well.
I have;
cleaned the bathroom sinks,
brought all the half empty glasses of water down from upstairs(it was like Signs up theregrin).
To do;
washing up,
empty dishwasher,
washing on and out/in dryer if it's raining,
put clean clothes away,
phone Talk Talk.
That'll do for now, I'll have a brew break when thats done, and possibly add a bit more.

AutumnHues Thu 06-Oct-11 09:36:56

Morning all, I am sat having my morning coffee -recovering- -from- -the-
-school- -run- before I get going.grin
Have done:
made beds
get dressed
ds to school

To do:
wash up/dry up
tidy living room
hoover up
put away dry washing
decluttering/shredding paperwork

AutumnHues Thu 06-Oct-11 09:37:48

Done my crossings out wrong!!

pyjamasinbananas Thu 06-Oct-11 09:43:18

I have to
Wipe kitchen sides
Wipe cupboards
Sweep kitchen
Washing up
Sort hallway
Sort kids room
Declutter kitchen

I've done the shopping and some laundry!
Best get on with the rest!!

booyhoo Thu 06-Oct-11 10:10:37

morning everyone. just having a cuppa and then off to start the day. i am really crap at getting up on time in the morning so my day is late starting, really need to work on getting up in plenty of time so i can get my section one done when it's actually supposed to be done!! grin

here's my list for today

litter tray
dinner prep
hang wash
lift dog poo
wipe sink and loo

2)clean living room

3) lunch dishes
45 minute job (whatever i can get done in 45 minutes-lots of decluttering to be done in my house)

4)15 minute whizz round

5)dinner dishes
tumble washing
fold washing
put away washing
set out new clothes

i have nothing done yet so better get stuck in.

AutumnHues Thu 06-Oct-11 11:06:36

Hello again, I haven't got started yet as I just had an unexpected visit from family. I need a nudge now to get me going.hmm

pyjamasinbananas Thu 06-Oct-11 11:34:45

Ironing,Kitchen cleaned, washing up and tidying the hallway are done so it's cuppa time whilst the kids nap!

MissTapestry Thu 06-Oct-11 11:53:35

Wow, this is my new favourite thread! Can I join in? my to do list before 2pm today is-
Get off mumsnet
Wash up
Hang out washing
Clean kitchen surfaces
Put away wii games

Thanks for the motivation grin

AutumnHues Thu 06-Oct-11 12:12:01

Yes, any new members are

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