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8/21/16 5:50 A

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I haave a cleaning routine, and I have seasonal goals, these goals that will get me ready for school in September, craft fairs in late October, and Christmas after that.



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8/1/16 1:52 A

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I don't have a schedule, but I do write a list and leave on my kitchen counter that tells me all the appts. and things I am doing the next day.
I see this when I get up in the AM and it keeps me focused

I'll admit that I don't always get all the things on the list done - but almost all of them.

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7/31/16 1:53 A

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I work nights and take the philosophy that it is just like day workers in that when people work in the day they come home and are tired but do a few things to keep order. That's why the 15 min de-clutter a day is so attainable. Either you go to sleep when you get home or you sleep until right before your shift. You could set aside 15 of those minuets before you go to bed or before you go to work. emoticon I am right there with you. I understand cause we are doing things backwards and the body resist nightly change. I am always sleepy.

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5/24/16 11:59 A

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ALSO,
Anyone have suggestions for night time personal schedule routines?

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5/24/16 11:58 A

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Fifi, HI!
Was wondering if there is a link for the written Flyladys schedule or if its whats posted here in the suggestions?


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5/24/16 10:50 A

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I used to se Flylady's schedule for my small apartment. Now I just let it flow. Time to tweak it though.

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5/24/16 12:24 A

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I have making lists in my head or they get lost on my cluttered desk. but i even but reminders and sometimes it hels. but have started a nightly list so i can at least start my day more relaxed.

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3/27/16 10:21 A

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I think I do better when I make a checklist for each day and mark it as things are getting done.

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3/23/16 9:49 A

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Hell yeah.....

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3/7/16 12:00 P

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I have found that I need to have a regular cleaning schedule. Otherwise I tend to try to do it all at once and often get overwhelmed and it seems like it takes so long to get everything done. I find that if I have a small task list of things to do every day, then it's not so overwhelming and everything eventually gets done.

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2/14/16 4:57 P

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I have a cleaning schedule I tend to do one main job a day. Like say cleaning bathrooms (I have two).

But on saying this I have a list of everyday jobs I do like a general tidy up of each room, make beds, put a load of washing on if need be, load the dishwasher and wipe kitchen benches, use my quick Dyson hand held vacuum and do a run with it over my tiled floors each day. Plus empty my kitchen bin and water my garden. These things I do daily then as I mentioned earlier do one main job each day. So far this seems to work for me.

Though it does not always go to plan (most of the time it does) I can get distracted by something then it may get put off till the next day.

My weekly schedule is this:

DAILY TASKS:

MAKE BED
FEED HAPPI (pur cat) AND OSCAR (our Siamese fighter fish)
WIPE DOWN BATHROOM COUNTER TOPS
GENERAL TIDY UP
KITCHEN DISHES AND WIPE DOWN BENCHES AND STOVE TOP
 EMPTY KITCHEN BIN
WATER THE GARDEN
PUT A LOAD OF WASHING ON, BRING IN PUT AWAY

MONDAY - Clean Bathrooms
TUESDAY - Vacuum and wash floors
WEDNESDAY - Banking, money out at ATM, Errands, Weight Watchers meeting and Quilting class.
THURSDAY - Dusting, Kicthen clean out fridges, Menu plan, write out grocery list.
FRIDAY - Change the bed linen, Grocery Shopping
SATURDAY - General Garden Tidy
SUNDAY - Ironing

MONTHLY JOBS - Clean car, clean fish bowl, clean windows.

Of course I do other things but having this rough guide up on my fridge gives me something to go by and keeps me on track! emoticon



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2/13/16 1:34 A

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I tend to struggle with giving myself strict schedules/programs to follw. i do better if i make lists and then day i am goinf to finish theose tasks the next day, weekend or during the week.

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2/8/16 9:06 P

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I struggle with this as well. I print out list ideas and calendars from websites, I stock my cleaning supplies, and get all gung-ho and then I fall flat when it gets down to it. I think I just need to come up with my own system: make a list of what I do regularly, break it down into days/weeks/months/seasons and go from there. I think I'm making it too complicated for myself. I do pretty well with a detailed daily to-do list so I'm not sure why I can't get a handle on a better schedule. It's also easier to say yes to going to lunch, a trip to the library, etc...than to want to stick to a cleaning routine.

It doesn't help that our house is in renovation mode (hubby and I just finished laying 2 rooms of hardwood flooring today - 1 more to go!).

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2/8/16 10:20 A

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This is something I struggle with - as you said, the perfectionist gets in the way of progress sometimes....if I'm "scheduled" to clean on Friday but I'm having a bad day pain-wise on Friday then it's really hard to let go of the schedule and not feel like a failure.

I haven't found a good balance yet - - I used to have a schedule like Flylady's where I would do certain things each day and certain areas each week but that's all fallen by the wayside in the last few years -- since I've 'retired' I haven't had a good routine, the days just slip by. And if my back is killing me I'm not going to vaccum. I'm not going to do anything! But then I'm behind...and I never seem to get caught up.

I'm pretty good at letting things slide if I can't do it, but it does get to me sometimes -- "OH! I haven't washed the kitchen floor in forever!" And then I feel compelled to go mop the floor.
I guess it's a little bit of OCD behaviour.

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2/8/16 3:22 A

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"why do you need a housework schedule?
If you are a slob... A schedule will at least help you do better...
If you're a perfectionist: A schedule can keep you from doing more things than really need to be done"
Deniece Schofield from "Confessions of an Organized Homemaker"
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