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andsmile Tue 04-Nov-14 09:53:58

Tidy porch - we can barely get front door open ffs

put shoes up stairs
move excess coats upstairs
put charity shop things in car
clean it.

Lounge

put away halloween stuff
put away beach stuff
tidy through books
declutter paperwork from unit
dust and hoover
put charoty box things in car

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 04-Nov-14 09:56:26

Ooh! Me too!

Porch: Put away summer coats / sandals
Lounge: Sort mountain of paperwork, Vacuum, clean window
Kitchen: Catch up with washing up, mop floor.

That'll do. Is this all today?

I want to know about the beach stuff in your lounge...

andsmile Tue 04-Nov-14 10:04:33

Let hello smile

I'm doing this by 3pm today. Then I'll post another list.

Beach stuff
huge bag of buckets, spades, sun tent, beach tennis, boules (sp?)
Three camping chairs
Four body boards and wetsuits
Windbreaker
fishing nets x2

They were in the boot of my car but I got a new one and had to empty them out the old one into the lounge - as porch overflowing and downstairs loo has flatpack furniture in it.

But we had a great packed half term grin 's in the face of mess!

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 04-Nov-14 10:08:03

I'm at work until 1, then collecting the toddler from nursery. Don't want to over-exert myself.

We had the in-laws staying for the weekend so housework slid a bit, hence needing to do the washing up. I'm very glad not to have wetsuits in my lounge though!

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Tue 04-Nov-14 10:48:58

Good idea.

Clothes
Empty suitcase from the weekend.
Sort out dirty clothes and put wash on.
Rescue washing from line that got rained on and either re-wash or hang inside.
Put mountains of clean clothes away.

Kitchen
Empty and reload dishwasher
Wipe surfaces
Clean inside of fridge
Hoover floor

Living room
Pick up sweetie wrappers (damn you, Halloween!)
Hoover

Hall
Put away suitcase
Hoover

Nursery
Clean dog pee off rug (I should probably start with this - must add that DS doesn't sleep in the nursery yet!)
Hoover

Bedrooms
Make beds
Quick tidy
Hoover

Bathrooms
Quick spray with cleaner + wipe
Hoover

My list looks too long! <procrastinates>

andsmile Tue 04-Nov-14 10:51:31

tooextra i need to do most of those things to but Im sticking with doable. So far Ive managed to look at bonfire night recipes. Im off to Asda now to get fireworks - ahh lifes about experiences right not dust!

Still aiming for 3pm - should do bathroom by 5pm.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Tue 04-Nov-14 11:36:19

I won't get everything done today, but I might get some of it tackled. In between looking after 16 week old DS and walking the dog and making curry for tonight. <sits down with cup of tea to feed baby. Realises baby smells distinctly iffy>

So far I have emptied and refilled the dishwasher, made the beds, sprayed the rug with carpet cleaner in preparation for scrubbing it and binned all rubbish in kitchen and living room.

I'm all about the life experiences and not the dust! <adds dusting to list>

Right, off to change DS' nappy.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Tue 04-Nov-14 11:44:44

The sad thing about housework is that even that list, which looks huge, doesn't cover the half of it. I could add cleaning mirrors and windows, washing curtains, changing DD's sheets, cleaning out the fire and hearth, dusting everywhere and a huge amount of decluttering and it would probably still not look spotless.

mumtobetothree Tue 04-Nov-14 12:47:46

Oooh I love lists! I have a stairs and landing carpet being fitted this afternoon so mine is:

Tidy/hoover bedrooms
Hoover landing & stairs
Wipe round skirting boards on landing
Clean the banisters
Give the upstairs loo/basin a scrub
Quick tidy round of the living room
Hoover/mop living room

andsmile Tue 04-Nov-14 13:15:05

tooextra Ive learnt to lower my standards and it doesnt matter if there are lulls inbetween highs! I used to be quite anal but...at the minute it has reached 'ok I suppose I better do it' point! grin

Congrats on you DS btw...anyway if it helps my DD'DS sheets are a bit greenoff halloween hair spray and face paints - like I said Ive lowered my standards - I'll get them stripped tomorrow. They are all clean and fed, they are all cleanand fed, the are all clean and fed...

mumtobe - panic stations here if I had somone comming round! But oh your new carpet will be nice. Once I gt potty training done I shall be dropping flooring into the conversation often wink

andsmile Tue 04-Nov-14 13:18:24

Well forgot to say - been to Asda have a pile of stuff to cook for bonfire party (but just us) So DD is asleep and Im testing the Hazelnut hot chocolate out with marshmallows and a nip of brady - feel very naughty but have jut put Downton Abbey on....

There is a law somewhere that say while children are napping that time can be used to do naff all - or it is a waste of peace and quiet!

Bimberley Tue 04-Nov-14 13:27:39

I love a good list so shall add mine smile

After I have picked DD up from school:
Cook dinner
Wash up dinner stuff
Clean hob
Wipe sides down
Put away toys
Wipe over table
Sweep kitchen and living room
Put DD and DS to bed
Put dirty washing in machine.

Phew! That's enough smile

mumtobetothree Tue 04-Nov-14 13:49:02

andsmile it is panic stations!! The door to the kitchen is staying firmly shut!!

Being 7 months pregnant speed cleaning doesn't work!! I swapped the fitted sheets for valance ones to hide the crap under the beds, and may have kicked a few more things under them too!

Bimberley Tue 04-Nov-14 16:22:25

Mumtobetothree, when are you due? I'm 28 weeks.
Pregnancy just makes me hate my house! Everything looks dirty and I start throwing everything that hasn't been used in a week, away!

I have to go round with air freshener about five times a day too!
I'm trying to write lists so I don't lose my mind smile

mumtobetothree Tue 04-Nov-14 17:04:34

Boxing Day Bimberley how about you??

I know what you mean, I have a 2 year old DS and a 6 year old DD, engineer DH and permanently shedding dogs, by the time I've waddled round a room it's already being undone!

New carpet looks fab though, I want to hoover it lol

mumtobetothree Tue 04-Nov-14 17:54:10

I'm done, I also got the living room/dining room dusted and a couple of loads of washing through, my back's killing me and my bump's tightening, I think it's my bodies way of saying "Whoa there!" So I'm just going to chill (and count down the minutes until the 7pm bedtime)

andsmile Tue 04-Nov-14 21:01:21

Oh mumtobe I remember that heavy tight feeling, bet you were cradling bump by the end...aww bless.

Well folks i got done

Porch half cleared but not cleaned
Cleaned bathroom - well toilet and sink
Tidied round bedrooms
Dusted and hoovered lounge and our bedroom
Got clothes ready for tomorrow for me and kids
Cooked shepherd pie
Baking parkin cake in slow cooker for bonfire night
Got towels washed
Got airers in from garden - clothes still damp
Packed lunch done for DS, DH can whistle

I badly handled an incident with DC's - the little one (DD 2.8) ended up screaming from being hurt for a second time today - both bangs to head so DS got it full force, now I feel parental failure. sad

mumtobetothree Tue 04-Nov-14 22:33:31

Well done on getting done andsmile and don't feel bad (hard I know!) my toddler made his toe bleed this afternoon and I have no idea how!

Chottie Wed 05-Nov-14 07:00:49

Bimber congratulations and when you are due? DD is expecting late Jan and I am so excited smile

My list today

Before work as it is my late night (10pm sad) tonight.
finishing cooking Christmas puds
Washing machine on
Tumble drier on
Unload dishwasher
Pack lunches for DP and me
Tidy kitchen
Bleach sink

LetThereBeCupcakes Wed 05-Nov-14 07:30:40

OK, I might have aimed a little too high yesterday. Although I did watch an episode of Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners which motivated me to de-grot the door frames. Vacuuming done but will need doing again as DDog 2 is shedding (how is she not BALD by now?!?).

Are we doing it again today? I shall try and do better:

Clean bathroom
Strip DS' bed
Vacuum stairs / landing / bedrooms
Check 2nd hand puzzles I bought are all there and stash away for when DS is older.

Congratulations on the new and imminent babies!

mumtobetothree Wed 05-Nov-14 09:06:16

I'm back again, DD is shipped off to school and DS is here, shame it couldn't be the other way around as DD loves dusting lol and DS is currently demolishing the house in that special way that only a 2 year old can!

This morning the plan is to:

* Retidy the living/dining room
* Hoover the living/dining room
* Clear the kitchen floor
* Tidy off the worktops
* Sort the clean laundry into piles and GET IT PUT AWAY
* Keep ploughing through the washing-I have 2 green recycling bags after my massive upstairs declutter!!

Plenty of stops and I'll see how bump does. Just to give an idea of DS's input, so far he's unzipped and thrown off the seat and back cushions from both sofas, got the mop out the bucket and dragged it complete with dirty water dripping through from the utility room to the living room, stinking out/drenching the kitchen and dining room in the process, tipped out the laundry basket to lay it on its side to reach the worktop and thrown cheerios all over...is it really only 9:05?!

frozenglitteryshit Wed 05-Nov-14 09:39:00

Wipe surfaces.
Empty hoover.
Hoover.
Steam mop.
Clean downstairs loo.
Ironing.
Paid work (4 hours)
Aldi (chicken, milk).
John Lewis order.

Bimberley Wed 05-Nov-14 11:58:09

Morning!
I'm due 29th Jan. My babies tend to arrive a little early though.

Well I done most of my list last night. Minus the hob.

I haven't done anything today as I'm visiting my mum while DD is at school.

Plan for later after school:

Wash up dishes and wipe sides.
Make all the beds
Sweep throughout.
Wipe over table.
Put away things in correct places.
Read and do homework with DD
Dinner

Have an hour to do it as FIL is over for dinner tonight!

andsmile Wed 05-Nov-14 13:21:38

Thanks mumtobe

lettherbe hope you going steady today

Hello chottie, frozen & bimberly

Well both DC out today so I have to be ready to make the most of it:

Gym
Reading for Uni
Laundry
Dishwasher

Bonfire Party - just us four:

Cook sausages and bean (casserole type thing)
Collect DS do snack/watch gun powder plot
Collect DS - do fire work crafts - lots of paint splatters and guy fawks masks (aspirational I know)
Check on food, do red cabbage and baked pots

Light Hacienda Fire thing
Have sparklers
Eat food
Do fireworks (well DG will)
Pudding - parkin cake and hotcholate with mallows.

Bath & Bed

DH and I sip more brandy laced hot chocolates.

Get clothes out for tommorrow
Do packed Lunches

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 05-Nov-14 15:52:03

Yesterday I did:

Dishwasher
One load washing
Cooked dinner
Tidied living room

Today I have done 2 loads of washing and hoovered the living room rug. And put away all DD and DS' clothes properly. Still got to put mine and DH's clothes away, plus three quarters of yesterday's list. <sigh>
Mumtobe, I have a 2 yo too - I feel for you! DD has an incredible ability to spread mess. And she's stopped going to bed nicely/easily so her 7.30 bedtime was 9 o'clock last night before she stopped crying and actually went to sleep.

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