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Sometimes I have so much housecleaning to do that I feel overwhelmed and don't know where to start. That's when I get pen and paper out and list all of the chores that have to be done. I start at the top of the list and then I cross the chore out when it's done. This way I can see my progress and it's also an incentive to finish the chores down to the last item on my list. emoticon

- Submitted by LYFO12 1/16/2011 in Organization | 7 Comments
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ALLIEE4 1/16/2011 10:15:00 PM

    I have the same problem but this what I do instead of taking the time to make a list I start in the room that is in the far back of the house and come forward. That way even though I'm wore out; I don't leave the front a mess for every one to see. When I start in the front I usually leave the ones in the back undone so this way I make sure I get them all cleaned.
SEAMAN7890 1/19/2011 10:21:00 PM

    @ Alliee4 - I do this very same thing. I am known for getting it all done quickly at that. I will also limit the amount of time spent in each section / room of the house. You can get quite carried away if you aren't paying attention, there are always more things to do.
DOTTYDRUID 1/19/2011 8:48:00 AM

    I wish I was like you! I make the list ok, I do some of the chores, then I get sidetracked and do something else. In my last place of work, it was the norm to flit from job to job as required to get through the day. Now I dont work, (cos of illness), I still drift about. Trouble is I have butterfly mind too! emoticon emoticon
EVERLEARNING 1/18/2011 11:00:00 AM

    Nothing feels better than crossing off that last item!!
NEVADASUE 1/17/2011 5:38:00 PM

GOANNA2 1/17/2011 4:09:00 AM

DEBBIEOLMOS57 1/16/2011 9:37:00 PM

    I love list to keep on track

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