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Cleaning motivation thread - Summer 2016

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celeste83 Tue 07-Jun-16 20:52:01

The old thread has maxed out due to us being so busy cleaning so here is the new thread.

celeste83 Tue 07-Jun-16 20:53:02

Today i have:
- made the beds
- washed the dishes
- cleaned fridge
- cleaned hob
- cleaned microwave
- bleached kitchen sink
- dettol'd kitchen tops
- hoovered and mopped kitchen floor
- hoovered the lounge and downstairs
- made tea
- washed dishes
- wiped kitchen tops
- bathed ds
- cleaned bath
- general tidy up

Kim82 Tue 07-Jun-16 22:38:38

Oooh, thanks for starting a new thread. I've done bugger all for two days apart from the basics, it's been far too hot to do anything so I have plenty to catch up on tomorrow. I need to do:

- tidy beds
- wash breakfast dishes and wipe over kitchen
- bathe toddler
- tidy bedrooms
- wipe over downstairs bathroom
- dust and polish living room
- sweep and mop throughout downstairs
- clean finger marks off living room mirror
- washing
- fold and put away dry washing
- clean out fridge
- write shopping list
- go to Aldi
- pick up flea treatment from vets (still haven't done this...)
- pick dd's meds up from chemist
- go to Costco

I might add to that if I get it all finished but it'll do for now.

kansasmum Tue 07-Jun-16 22:52:10

Ooh a shiny new thread!

Today I have done :

6 loads of laundry!shock Dd's room finally got cleaned and organised yesterday after nagging her for weeks!
The 'floordrobe' is now clean and clear and all clothes tidied and hung up! She did 90% of it I just finished all the laundry today!

Cleaned all the bathrooms and mopped the floors.

Hoovered upstairs except Ds's room.

Put out recycling

Tidied and wiped out the fridge.

Tidied lounge after grandson trashed it had been playing.

kansasmum Tue 07-Jun-16 22:55:10

Oops forgot to do for tomorrow!

Wash and Hoover out my car
Clean out chooks
Laundry ( always laundry!!)
Dust everywhere
Mop Lounge floor
Hoover stairs
Do a run to the tip if possible.
Got to run errands in town too so will do that first.

willhazboz Wed 08-Jun-16 04:47:54

Thanks for the new thread! Today I am hoping to:
Make tea
Clear up
Put washing away
And hopefully do something like brush and mop or dust and Hoover

Summerdays11 Wed 08-Jun-16 07:38:48

Hi can I join ? Iv suffered anxiety and depression and find a routine works best. Iv started decluttering and after advice on a previous thread you were recommended !! I'm quite motivated at the mo but start a new job tomowow - so want to keep it that way !
How long do you set to clean ? Are you sahm ? Do you do it all in one go or spread out ? Hope you don't mind the questions smile

skivvywoman Wed 08-Jun-16 08:00:31

Of course you can join summerdays
I write a list what I'm going to do for the day and come back and tick it off( it motivates me) I put as little or as much as I do
I work but I'm only part-time 5 days a week so I do it when I come home from work

This morning all I've done is make my bed!

When I come home from work I need to
Prepare tea
Clean kitchen
Clean bathroom
Make kids beds and tidy rooms
Fold dry washing
Dust living room

Then tonight I've got a huge ironing pile to do confused

Kim82 Wed 08-Jun-16 08:25:33

Hi Summerdays, welcome to the thread. I'm currently a SAHM with one toddler at home and 3 school age children too although I've been applying for jobs and had a few interviews so will hopefully be back to work soon.

I don't have set times to clean, it all depends on the toddler's mood! Some days she'll let me get on and amuse herself for half an hour, other times she's a cling on and I have to wait for her to nap at lunchtime before I can get things done. She's not left my knee yet this morning so I've not done anything yet apart from shower, get dressed and make my bed before she got up.

Hopefully this thread will keep you motivated, it definitely does for me and keeps my house looking clean and tidy most of the time.

Summerdays11 Wed 08-Jun-16 09:27:00

Skivvywoman glad I found you!! Iv had some time off start new job tomorrow .
Hi Kim - good luck with the interviews - I only have 2 dc you must never stop .
My house and garden were looking shabby and it's taking a while to get on top / but yeatsrtday I did a full basic clean -( although it's still not right but hoping I can now get on top of it )
Change bed
Sort paper work
Write list of what's needed for holiday
Basic tidy
Washing through and away
Pack ups and tea
Sort pets
Clean in window mechanisms - dd has stuffed something down hmm
Maybe this aft make a start on some diy jobs as outside .

Whattheduck Wed 08-Jun-16 09:50:13

So far today i have
Done 2 loads of washing and pegged it out
Put basketful of washing away
Emptied and cleaned kitchen bin
Loaded dishwasher

I still need to
Change beds
Hoover and polish bedrooms
Tidy dd's bedroom
Clean bathroom
Prepare dinner for dd for when she gets in from school as she has dance classes later

willhazboz Wed 08-Jun-16 10:39:03

Welcome summer! I am currently on maternity leave as have a 5 week old. But before that I worked full time. I also have a toddler (coming up to 2) I mainly come on here for a bit of motivation though I'm not achieving much at the moment. I don't usually set an amount of time to clean just do what needs doing and when I can fit it in around the eldest. Now I struggle to fit in anything!

So far I have:
Loaded dishwasher
Done handwashing

Another nice day so hoping to go to the park and for our daily walk smile

Summerdays11 Wed 08-Jun-16 11:19:17

Park sounds good - I was off half term week and we a lovely week

Change bed
Sort paper work done!
Write list of what's needed for holiday done
Basic tidy
Washing through and away
Pack ups and tea
Sort pets
Clean in window mechanisms - dd has stuffed something down hmm
Maybe this aft make a start on some diy jobs as outside .

Iv actually sorted the paper work and made a hideously long list of bits comming up I need to do.

Quite pleased as I put that off. Quick tidy round then hoping to do jobs in the garden -not that it's sunny here - overcast hmm

skivvywoman Wed 08-Jun-16 15:28:55

When I come home from work I need to
Prepare tea just about to do
Clean kitchen done
Clean bathroom done
Make kids beds and tidy rooms** done and stripped ds beds ready to go in next wash
Fold dry washing** done
Dust living room done
Hoover** done

Going to set up iron board now and prepare tea
Then need to nip to pets at home and bank
Hopefully dh will help with ironing and hopefully tonight when he's at gym I can gut dd room

Niklepic Wed 08-Jun-16 16:54:11

Hiya busy people. Not been on the last few days as I'm trying to work through the ironing mountain now I'm on top of the washing. I got through two baskets last night and have another two to go. I'm sure some of that is stuff that just needs going away so will hopefully have that done by the end of the week. It's been slightly hindered by DD3 being off as she's usually at nursery for a few hours in the week.(Got the dates wrong boo!).

Welcome Summer. I'm pretty new on here too and have depression. Started on here trying to get some routine into my day. I'm a SAHM to 3. The eldest DD is 18 so doesn't need looking after, so much as a walking cash machine. Then I've DD2 who is 3 and DS who is 10.

Anyway, today I have:

Made beds
Emptied dishwasher
Washed pet bowls
Wiped kitchen
Walked (walked!) to chemist for my and DD2s prescription and played in the park opposite.
Tidied living room
Put washing in machine and hung it out
Still to do:
Make tea
Bath/ shower kids
More ironing

Kim82 Wed 08-Jun-16 19:59:57

Good evening everyone. I've not done all my list again today as Dh went to sleep when he got in from work at 2pm til 5pm so I was left to deal with the toddler alone with a horrendous headache which just won't go away - grrr!

- tidy beds done
- wash breakfast dishes and wipe over kitchen done
- bathe toddler done
- tidy bedrooms done
- wipe over downstairs bathroom
- dust and polish living room
- sweep and mop throughout downstairs swept, not mopped
- clean finger marks off living room mirror
- washing
- fold and put away dry washing
- clean out fridge done
- write shopping list done
- go to Aldi done
- pick up flea treatment from vets (still haven't done this...)
- pick dd's meds up from chemist
- go to Costco

I can relax now and try to sort this sore head - everyone has eaten, toddler is bathed and in bed, dd2 has just got out of the shower and is putting her pjs on, just need to listen to her read then the evening is my own. Whoop!

celeste83 Wed 08-Jun-16 20:26:06

Been really hot here today. I'm loving this weather. I went to my nieces sports day this afternoon.

Today i have:
- made the beds
- washed the dishes
- wiped the kitchen
- bleached toilets
- done some laundry
- tidied ds room
- general tidy up
- made tea
- washed dishes
- bathed ds
- cleaned bath

kansasmum Wed 08-Jun-16 21:15:18

Today I have:-

Made beds
Tidied, dusted hoovered & decluttered Ds's room including clearing a bag full of books from his shelves that's he's outgrown.
Wipe over all bathrooms
Cleaned kitchen work tops and sink.
Cleared dining table.

Summerdays11 Wed 08-Jun-16 21:36:46

Well I did all but dig the gunk out of the window frames ! confused
I got quite a bit done so pleased
Work tomorow so plan isn't very much as I'm at work
Make tea
Sort pack ups
General tidy
Sort pets

Jinsky Wed 08-Jun-16 21:38:54

Today I have:
Not done anything really. And I don't even feel bad about it - sometimes you just need to have a slobbing around day.
Tomorrow I will be action woman. Promise.

Summerdays11 Wed 08-Jun-16 21:39:05

Kim - hope you feel better soon
Nik - it's really tough because I know if I slip the tidy up after is really hard flowers

skivvywoman Thu 09-Jun-16 08:01:24

Kim hope your headaches gone now
Jinksy I have they days every weekend

Morning all I've been a busy bee this morning
Made beds tidied rooms
Cleaned kitchen
Done dishes
Cleaned pet bowls
Put a washing on
Cleaned bathroom
Dusted living room
Sorted recycling
Folded dry washing and put away

When I come home from work
Bring washing in
Hang out washing
Then gut dd room

Hope everyone has a good day

Kim82 Thu 09-Jun-16 08:19:47

Morning, I'm not sure how much cleaning at home I'm going to get done today, I'm visiting my parents this morning then cleaning my sister's house this afternoon. We shall see.

So far this morning all I've done is shower, tidy the beds and put the washer on.

What I definitely need to remember to do today though is pick dd3's meds up from the chemist as hers goes out of date today. I also need to get the flea stuff from the vets. Other than that I'll just see what I manage/can be bothered to do as its due to be hot again and I have to clean my sister's house from top to bottom so that might make me boil and not want to do any more!

timelytess Thu 09-Jun-16 08:22:36

Today I have...
Cut up and removed a bedroom carpet
Washed skirting boards and door jamb
Bleached kitchen sink
Moved chest of drawers and countless sundry items
Hidden anything that matters to me

Insurance decorators due any time

I'm not good at this stuff and I don't like it!

skivvywoman Thu 09-Jun-16 08:22:42

Aww Kim I wish it was hot here I'm back to wearing uggs today!

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