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Cleaning Thread - new term, new start!

(14 Posts)
bookwormbeagle Tue 09-Jan-18 11:29:42

Hi all,

Anyone fancy joining me in a cleaning/tidying/ decluttering support thread?

I'm going to aim for one room per day to be sorted and cleaned. Realistic? We'll see 🤣🤣

AC14MUZ Tue 09-Jan-18 11:37:23

I need this so badly! I have so much clutter and I really need to tidy up my flat. I have a DS1 who's toys are EVERYWHERE and I am expecting DS2 any day now so I really want to get the place as clean and tidy as possible!!!

I have zero motivation to get started though, hows yours going?!

user1494670108 Tue 09-Jan-18 11:58:39

My new year resolution a few years ago was "do it now " so if you see some dust or something that needs taking upstairs don't think "I'll do it later", do it now
Sounds daft but was a huge help

bookwormbeagle Tue 09-Jan-18 12:05:27

Well I've made a start on DD2's room as that is small and very cobwebby so should make a good visual kick up the bum if I can finish before 3!

I've just pulled the play kitchen out to Hoover and clean the skirting boards behind, beyond fluffy with dust 😶😶

Good luck all

bookwormbeagle Tue 09-Jan-18 12:07:45

Ac14 short bursts might work we'll for you (15 mins tops) as you're probably shattered if close to d-day. Then reward yourself with a nice cup of tea (and a biscuit)

bookwormbeagle Tue 09-Jan-18 15:03:53

Hurrah, done! How did you get on guys?

AC14MUZ Tue 09-Jan-18 15:24:22

I've managed a load of washing, loaded the dishwasher and now I'm about to tidy up in the bedroom!

Short bursts are the way forward for me though, I'm exhausted after doing hardly anything at all!

PinkiPhone Thu 11-Jan-18 21:33:17

I've been decluttering since the start of last year. Piles and piles of stuff leave my house and yet it's still cluttered! Still a long way to go. I'm seeking joyful living, which in my mind means always using your bring joy/best things (a la Kondo) and not having a home soooo minimal that it looks bare. And not having clutter at home clutter my mind. Am also doing zero spend 2018..... it's gonna be a tough year!

Weekend decluttering plan is DS wardrobe. It shouldn't take too long I hope!

cikecaka Fri 12-Jan-18 09:05:40

I need to join this! Going to list what I need to do in the next couple of hours. I am doing the 40 bags in 40 days as well. DD3's birthday is next month, and I would love to invite people over.

Tidy sitting Room
Declutter behind the couch
Declutter corner
Clean out fire
Declutter fireplace
Clear clothes airer.

That's should keep me going for an hr!

cikecaka Fri 12-Jan-18 10:42:50

Tidy sitting Room Done
Declutter behind the couch Done
Declutter corner Done
Clean out fire Done
Declutter fireplace Done
Clear clothes airer. Done

Light fire
Put on a wash
Wash/Dry Dishes
Clean Counters
Clear Clothes

Going to have a cuppa first though

AC14MUZ Fri 12-Jan-18 10:57:05

I've been trying to muster up the energy to empty the dishwasher and tumble dryer all morning but I am completely exhausted. My DS is putting me through my paces this morning being extra demanding! I have managed to bulk cook him some lunches and dinners so when baby arrives in a few days he can still have home cooked meals!

I 100% will do the dishwasher and tumble dryer before DH gets home from work, and maybe even clean the bathroom hmm

Send me motivational thoughts please!!

chicken75 Fri 12-Jan-18 13:00:13

Hi all!
I'm off work today (and for the weekend). The house is shocking and I need to make lists for this afternoon and actually all weekend...its that bad blush
I must sort myself out!

PinkiPhone Sat 13-Jan-18 12:04:21

Declutter DS clothes = done!
Declutter my clothes (impromptu urge to declutter) = done
These piles of clothes are off to the charity shop or recycling centre.
I’ve reduced my clothing from 11 piles to 8, thinned the wardrobe down about 20%. No longer need to put dresses in a separate single hanging wardrobe.
Exhausted now!

cikecaka Fri 19-Jan-18 11:55:32

Back after a week, DH's friend died and everything was put aside

Have a wash on
Declutter press in kitchen
Make DHs dinner
Prepare DCs dinner

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