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Ironing Doesn’t Have To Be Such A Chore

One of my least enjoyable household tasks involves ironing.  As I have mentioned in other posts, I'd rather be spending my time blogging then doing household chores. It is a time-consuming and often sweaty endeavor.  You run the risk of burning yourself if you try to iron while watching TV or you may trip yourself up on the cord during the process.  Not to mention the sore shoulder you end up having if you have spent more than an hour performing this chore.  Then, it is a task in itself to get all the freshly ironed items hung up in a closet without re-wrinkling it. And, no matter how much time you spend ironing, it seems like the pile never … [Read more...]

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Need A Fresh Set Of Eyes

With Spring here, and baseball season starting, I have less time to spend on maintaining my home.  So I am turning back to FlyLady and her principles of home management.  I am working on improving my morning routine, and would love some input from other Flybabies. This schedule will work for most days,  even when I need to be at work for 7:45am.  I live about 4 minutes from where I work, so my commute is minimal.  So tell me, what can I add?  Delete?  Most of you will say that I vacuum too much, but we have a Golden Retriever who sheds all over the place, and I have 2 active boys that are constantly bringing in grass and … [Read more...]

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To Tackle On Tuesday

Okay, I have been spending a lot of time blogging, and not enough taking care of things around the house.  So in order to keep myself accountable today, I have decided to make a list of the things I have to tackle.  I think I may have mentioned in a previous post that I tend to spend more time blogging, and not enough homemaking. So, instead of blogging, tweeting, and following, I will be doing the following things:   Taking the Saturn for new tires Cleaning and organizing the pantry shelves Cleaning out under the kitchen sink Putting away baskets of folded laundry Garbage and recycling   You know, the more that … [Read more...]

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My Have To Get Dones

A while back I wrote a blog post, I'd Rather Be Blogging Than , because there are so many things I would love to avoid doing, and blogging is a great way to put off those tasks.  However, it doesn't make for a very neat or organized home.  It can make a hubby grumpy, kids grumble, and Momma grouch.  And that definitely doesn't make home a happy place to be.  I don't want that for my family, or my home. I really enjoy blogging, and interacting with my online friends.  However, I have learned that anything over two baskets of laundry waiting to be folded and put away is completely unacceptable anymore.  It's actually a bigger time waster and … [Read more...]

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Daily Distractions While Working Around The House

Running a household is a full-time job.  It seems to go on and on, without an end in sight.  Unfortunately, modern-day living comes with many distractions.  TV, internet, shopping, it all distracts us from the important job of managing our homes. Too often normal pursuits lead us in many directions, and we wind up not doing anything.  I am finding this is true for my life.  Some days are better than others, and I am trying to fight the urge to give in to those distractions. Did I do a blog post for today?………. One of the most important things I have learned is the importance of scheduling, and making every effort to stick to that … [Read more...]

I’d Rather Be Blogging Than…….

Happy Friday to all those out in cyberworld.  In my end of the world, the weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind as to cloudy or sunny.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I vote for sunny!  It certainly makes life more pleasant, and definitely more motivating.  At the same time, the nice weather makes me feel guilty because I would rather be blogging than going outside.  As I was sitting here today, thinking of what to blog about, I started thinking about all the things that take time away from blogging, commenting, following, and tweeting. 1. Loading up and running the dishwasher.  Wouldn’t it just be easier to use paper plates?  I … [Read more...]

Hanging Up Laundry Is Not For The Vertically Challenged

I am the first to admit that I love the smell of freshly hung out clothing, especially sheets.  There is just something so comforting about the smell of sun-dried sheets when you go to bed at night.  My husband loves to have his work clothes, and, for that matter, his everyday clothes too, hung up so that they don’t shrink and last longer.  We even have lines strung in our basement so that we can hang up the laundry all winter long.  It saves energy, and it keeps the dryer from being overused.   Actual Picture Of My Outdoor Clothesline So what’s the problem?  It’s me, the queen of the … [Read more...]

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