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    Quote Originally Posted by kem77
    My uncle keeps telling me at 80.Ashes to ashes dust to dust. We will all be there some day so don't worry it is like not disturbing your neighbors. Keep on Quilting it will be enjoyed longer. :lol: :thumbup:
    Amen to that.

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    I bought a Mint floor cleaning machine. It comes with two different pads one for dusting the floor and the other for mopping. It works with GPS, so it directs the machine where to clean. Just push two little buttons on the Mint and your floors are done. One of the best purchases I've ever made, especially with two long-haired cats in the house!

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    I bought a Mint floor cleaning machine. It comes with two different pads one for dusting the floor and the other for mopping. It works with GPS, so it directs the machine where to clean. Just push two little buttons on the Mint and your floors are done. One of the best purchases I've ever made, especially with two long-haired cats in the house!

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    Yep have thought about and started using a timer ! But which to time 1st !!!??? LOL will keep at it till I can get a system going that works. Of course that will have to go for computer time as well and tv etc etc etc .....YIKES !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Elaine Va
    I went to the FLYLADY site and I'm going to start the routine on Monday. I was better at keeping things straight when I had a small child and worked 60 hrs a week. Retirement seems to cause me to put things off. The downstairs "public areas" are always neat and clean. The 2nd floor is messy because we keep the fishing and quilting stuff in the extra bedrooms. Now I'm even overflowing into the nice quest room.
    Quilts are nice. BUT, I have to decide what to do with old family pics. etc. I don't want my son to have to go through what my brothers & I did cleaning out our parents house. They had things stashed away where it didn't show but when you have to pull it out and look at everything! It took us almost 2 years of weekends.

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    My floors get cleaned when I need to lay out a quilt and sandwhich it. So the faster I get that quilt done the faster that floor gets attention. I cook now and again, but my husband has learned to fend for himself when I'm involved. The rest of the house gets a cleaning when I feel like it and always before those well expected visits from family and friends. So it all works out.

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    I try to make a list in the morning of the things that I should do during the day. I sew for a living so quilting for pleasure is usually done on weekends, but sometimes it just sneaks out during the workday and takes over. I like to get a couple of loads of laundry washed and hung and try to get the dishwasher unloaded and reloaded. Also I enlist the help of my 17 year old son. He is not always happy to do chores, but will do them if I ask.

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    Forgot to add one thing. Staying away from the computer really helps to get housework and quilting done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseP
    Forgot to add one thing. Staying away from the computer really helps to get housework and quilting done!
    Boy! Isn't that the truth!

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    I try to make quilting like a necessity on weekdays while DH is at work. Mornings are for chores and errands but afternoons are mine for quilting. So at least 5 days a week I have 3-4 hrs a day to quilt and my housework gets done in the mornings. And then evenings and weekends is when I do handwork.

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    This subject reminds me.....DUST IF YOU MUST.....

    A house becomes a home when you can write “I love you” on the furniture. I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect, in case someone came over. Finally I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun! Now, when people visit, I don’t have to explain the condition of my home. They are more interested in hearing about the things I’ve been doing while I was away living life and having fun.

    If you haven’t figured this out yet, please heed this advice. Life is short. Enjoy it!

    Dust if you must…..but wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake cookies and lick the spoon, plant a seed, quilt, or ponder the difference between want and need?

    Dust is you must…..but the world’s out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain.

    This day will not come around again.

    Dust if you must…..but bear in mind, old age will come and it’s not kind. And when you go, and go you must, you yourself will make more dust!

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    Well I decided to try the 15 minutes at a time. I got the kitchen timer,and then took 20 minutes to decide where to start! I must say though that my bed is clear of dust bunnies under it and the bedroom floor is clean. When the buzzer went off, I got on here to tell everyone the news :-D :-D

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    My family can clean when I am gone...and they get to divide my finished quilts between them!

    I believe that's a fair exchange!

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    I work the night shift, so that in itself makes it hard to get things done.I do laundry on my day off,I cook daily, but only one meal a day.Which, is up to Hubby, if he wants breakfast,it's biscuits and gravy. If dinner roast and potatoes,and so on.He will do dishes,and his on laundry.I do the laundry for the house,towels, sheets, stuff like that.He takes care of the mowing and outside work.I take care of spring cleaning.We share everything.Some times he will cook on my days off.He is proud of my quilting,and brags on me to his friends.But he doesn't get it about the stash yet.I try to tell him it's like his tools.I have to have the tools to do the job right.He is a keeper even after 36 years

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    When I retired I kept my cleaning ladies. They come once every two weeks. They do in two and a half hours what would take me two weeks to do. I call them my white tornadoes. They do a great job and I feel justified. I owe it to myself. Then I can quilt until my hubby complains I'm ignoring him. (Now I need to get a sitter for him and all would be perfect.)

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    Well, I for one can't understand why the moderators haven't closed this thread down, my goodness the language you ladies use: housework, mopping, dusting, cleaning... it's just more than my delicate sensibilities can bear.
    I am just going to have to put in an ignore for this thread to protect myself from this kind of talk. (Shaking my head in stunned disbelief at how some quilters behave!!)

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    I have 4 dogs, 2 of them shed a lot! Especially this time of year, the golden retriever has lots of winter coat to shed, I swear it looks like there's enough fur on the floors to make a small dog. No carpets here, wood and tile floors.

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    My motto is " A creative mess is better than idle tidyness."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem123
    I recently re-joined FlyLady.com. It's amazing what you can accomplish in 15minutes. Then it's back to quilting!
    The first and best thing I learned was to shine my sink and to swish and swipe.

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    I don't do housework either but my ds mil once told me never apologize for a dirty house just put sympathy cards or get well cards all over the mantel. TEEE!!! HEEE!!! rofl. It works every time as noone wants to ask you about the cards

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    Actually did 2 bouts of 15 minute cleaning. That's more than I've done in a month!!!! Do I need to see a doctor? :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    When I retired I kept my cleaning ladies. They come once every two weeks. They do in two and a half hours what would take me two weeks to do. I call them my white tornadoes. They do a great job and I feel justified. I owe it to myself. Then I can quilt until my hubby complains I'm ignoring him. (Now I need to get a sitter for him and all would be perfect.)
    I bought a Featherweight machine, a $19.99 folding table that is perfect for the machine and my small rulers and when my honey says "I'll find an "oh! good" (a show I like that isn't sports) I drag out my stashed project to sew while in front of the tv with him. He cranks the sound up a bit and we both can visit during commercials and he doesn't feel like I'm ignoring him. Works perfectly and he's happy to have my company and I love his company, too so it's a win win situation for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard
    Well, I for one can't understand why the moderators haven't closed this thread down, my goodness the language you ladies use: housework, mopping, dusting, cleaning... it's just more than my delicate sensibilities can bear.
    I am just going to have to put in an ignore for this thread to protect myself from this kind of talk. (Shaking my head in stunned disbelief at how some quilters behave!!)
    Wildyard...you are a hoot! How did you get the name "Wild"yard, that name sounds like it might be hard on your delicate sensibilities, also! :wink:

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    Wildyard...you are a hoot! How did you get the name "Wild"yard, that name sounds like it might be hard on your delicate sensibilities, also! :wink:[/quote]

    LOL Quite the contrary, it comes from the fact that my yard, like my house is left largely to it's natural state. I believe one should interfere with nature as little as possible. LOL

    Actually, it comes from the fact that when I was a Master Gardener with the Co-operative Extension, one of my specialties was habitat gardening.... encouraging the creation of spaces for wildlife in the increasing development of once rural areas. My yard was certified as "wild" by both the National Wildlife Federation and the state of Ohio.

    Now I live in a very rural area of upstate NY, and my yard is wild without much help from me. LOL.

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    How to eliminate housework:
    * Open a new file on your computer.
    * Entitle it "Housework."
    * Place it in the Recycle Bin.
    * Empty the Recycle Bin.
    * Your computer will ask you, "Are you sure you want to delete Housework permanently?"
    * Answer "Yes" and click the left mouse button firmly.
    * NO MORE HOUSEWORK!

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