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mypropertea Sat 24-Sep-16 06:58:39

My maturnity leave started yesterday. DC1 is in nursery so it will just be me till the baby comes (DD is in 2 weeks). Until today I have been working full time and organised nothing, even my Labour bag is a half baked effort!

My plan is to rid my house of clutter by this time next week, so it is easy to clean and I can get a cleaner to keep on top of it.

I am hoping by telling you lot I will avoid getting stuck to the sofa and eating crisps all day.

To start, I better do that maturnity bag, before dc1wakes up.

mypropertea Sat 24-Sep-16 06:59:45

P.s. I also have a horrendous cold and have totally lost my voice.

Letmesleepalready Sat 24-Sep-16 08:01:44

Good luck! I am also in full organisation mode (but not pregnant)

mypropertea Sat 24-Sep-16 09:12:47

So far, I got my flue jab and a lady is coming at 10 to pick up some stuff I sold on eBay.... the Labour bag still hasn't been done, I seem to be putting it off for some reason!

Letmesleepalready Sat 24-Sep-16 09:29:29

Good start of the day! I've tried to exercise but toddler didn't like that idea!

mypropertea Sat 24-Sep-16 10:08:28

Lady has postponed till tomorrow. My kitchen looks like an antique shop :/ I know it can't be helped but I was so excited to be getting rid of things.

Letmesleepalready Sat 24-Sep-16 10:52:54

Oh that's a pain!
We're meant to go to the skip today, and might go into town to get an under shelf storage basket to organise our kitchen.

mypropertea Sat 24-Sep-16 10:59:07

I have just descaled the kettle. Procrastination level- expert!

Afreshstartplease Sat 24-Sep-16 11:01:07

I'm 36+3 with DC4, I've been on mat leave since 32 weeks and I've done sod all it seems

My labour bag is empty

I've posted on lots of similar threads in that time though ...

Letmesleepalready Sat 24-Sep-16 11:15:27

Yes, it's a pity that time reading/posting threads does not equate time actually doing it...

mypropertea Sat 24-Sep-16 19:20:46

I peaked at tidying the kids toys into ages and putting a load away. Also sorted baby cloths into age ranges and put them away.... still no Labour bag

Letmesleepalready Sat 24-Sep-16 19:25:15

Just tell baby to stay put for a little while longer grin
I ended up spending all afternoon in town, but did buy some cupboard storage things, so hopefully it'll help make things tidy!

mypropertea Sun 25-Sep-16 14:54:42

Today the furniture left! House seems so much bigger smile

Also washing done, ironing done and living room decluttered.

Letmesleepalready Sun 25-Sep-16 16:34:22

Well done!
I've just filled a box full of books to go to the charity shop

mypropertea Sun 25-Sep-16 17:48:25

I need to gather all the random bank statements and things I have liberally scattered around the house, not too bad but I must then go through them and file them :/

mypropertea Sun 25-Sep-16 17:50:59

Also could do with getting rid of some books but my oh won't let me

mypropertea Sun 25-Sep-16 17:51:07

Also could do with getting rid of some books but my oh won't let me

Letmesleepalready Sun 25-Sep-16 17:59:38

I was the book hoarder, but now DH is more attached than I am!
We finally have a filing cabinet for all bank statements, and that's made a massive difference (they used to be all in different ring binders and it was a faff!

Letmesleepalready Mon 26-Sep-16 19:04:53

Just read the Marie Kondo book, and got rid of half my fabric stash and a box more of books today.
How's your labour bag going?

mypropertea Mon 26-Sep-16 19:32:45

It hasn't blush I have pencilled it in for Wednesday. Tomorrow is the big day with a cleaner coming to quote for how long she thinks the house needs as a weekly clean. After that I can relax a bit. I did manage to go through the dvds and old school books today, have a large pile for the charity shop smile

mypropertea Mon 26-Sep-16 19:33:29

I don't know if I could get rid of fabric, i love to horde fabric!

Letmesleepalready Mon 26-Sep-16 19:39:38

I've really learned how to let things go. Probably in inverse proportion to the stuff the kids collect! So the flat is probably not any emptier really grin
Hope the cleaner makes things easier! We had one for a very short time when DD2 was born but we couldn't afford her long term

mypropertea Mon 26-Sep-16 19:43:52

I can't face the inevitable mess that will happen if my husband and I can't clean due to the kids. But also I hate the idea of him in another room cleaning and missing seeing the kids.... and my DD is mad, so Neither of us want to be looking after her when we are shattered, there for we may fight about who gets to clean lol

mypropertea Tue 27-Sep-16 09:50:59

I have a cleaner starting tomorrow. So excited!

Letmesleepalready Tue 27-Sep-16 11:54:17

Woohoo! Enjoy!
I've sorted our cleaning cupboard. Not sure why I have so much stuff when I basically just use one spray for everything. And I found a few glass jars with powdery stuff in it, but as I didn't label them I had to throw them out!
Lesson learned... I hope!

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