removing the clutter…forever
I really have my work cut out today. I’m off to England with the children for a few days on Thursday morning. Hubby can’t make it, he has a BIG wedding on this weekend in Limerick.
Once a year, I meet up with my siblings for a good old shindig. This year, we meet up in my hometown in Lancashire. I am really looking forward to it!
So I need to~
Do some washing Ironing
Pack for all of us
Make sure Hubby has Chef uniforms for the next few days Food for Hubby Cook a joint of beef Find passport Driving Licence Building society book Directions to hotel
Confirmation of hotel booking
HSS booking confirmation Put some childrens clothes in a bag for charity Clean the fridge De-clutter my wardrobe
And anything else I can think of before we leave. I’ll have a busy day tomorrow, too. I’m taking the children to Tricky Tricksters new indoor playground. I’m meeting up with other Mums from the Toddler Group. So I need to do as much as possible today. I’ll use the post as a ticklist !
Update: As the day went on, I did more and added to the list!
Because the extractor fan above the oven hasn’t been working for months, the inside of my oven is full of grease. In fact, it’s THICK with grease. This weeks tackle is the hardest one yet. I knew it would be a toughie, that’s why I’ve been putting it off for so long….
I asked Hubby to bring home some industrial strength cleaner and a pair of heavy-duty gloves. We got to work. I had to open the windows and doors, this stuff is powerful.
AFTER~ Safe to use!
Well, he wasn’t very happy about it at all and the haircut is on hold for another little while…
P.S. The Sheraton bathtowel is rightfully mine!
My head is stuffed with things I have to do before our trip to Cuba at the weekend.
Firstly, I have to do…
1. A tick-list of things to pack.
2. Instructions and emergency telephone numbers for the childminder.
3. Shopping for food.
4. Iron all the clothes and uniforms needed for next week. P.E. kits/Irish Dancing outfits and gymnastics kit. Lay out on our bed.
5. Find another taxi to bring the children to and from their activities as ‘Taxi Mum’ won’t be around
6. Menu Planner!
7. Inform the school secretary of who will be collecting the children and give her number in case of emergency.
To be continued!…..
With 5MinsforMom my housework has come on really well. The jobs I detest are not a problem any more. I simply take a photo of the ‘before’ do the deed and post an ‘after’
I have so many things to tackle this week, I probably have ten or so to do today, but I’ll just do the one!
We are taking a break, Hubby and I and I need to sort out lots of nooks and crannies because a friend of his, is minding our four children while we are away. I should clear out more clutter and give the house a good ‘bottoming’ for my own piece of mind. It would be handy if she was a little short-sighted because there is so much to do!
My cupboards have always been full of clutter. But, I must admit, that my New Years’ Resolution of de-cluttering is on the move, albeit a bit slow.
I have a terrible habit of putting things into the nearest place, rather than the most practical place. So the clutter builds up. I tackled it, much to the pleasure of my 4 children, who during the cleaning-out process, found a place to hide!
Two up-two down…
Eventually, after much frivolity, the task was completed…
How long will it stay like this?
This is a task I really and truly
hate dislike doing. I wrote a a complete blog on Packed Lunches and deleted it due to ‘lack of interest’. Maybe you can help. I’m always struggling on what to put into the girls’ lunchboxes, without having to buy too much of anything. Fruit I buy at the weekend, so only lasts till Wednesday before the kids say, “Yuk!” to wrinkly grapes and pale apples.
The three girls will all eat jam sandwiches, spread thinly with the crusts off, I also buy cereal bars, raisins, yogurts, popcorn and occasionally crisps or Quavers (Fridays only). I find it a real task to prepare each day, (always during homework time, because I won’t bother till the morning if I don’t do it then.)
Anyway, for the time being, I involved my youngest girl tonight and she helped me with her own little ticklist! I made a list of what was on offer and she asked her sisters to tick their choice. (I can’t do that every day!)
Ticklist is stuck on the tiles!
Then she placed all the ticked items into the correct lunchboxes! She really enjoyed this little bit of responsibility which made her feel so grown up.
At last! Done > fridge>happy Mummy>sorted!
p.s. It still could do with a bit more help tackling! Please help with your ideas for tasty, healthy options.