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    i set a clock every day for 30 minutes and thats the amount of time i devote to cleaning - when the alarm sounds i stop.

    by the end of the week the entire house has been cleaned.

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    housework??? that's what i have a hubby for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milp04
    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeterthanwine
    How do you find time to get housework done when all you want to do is quilt? My house sure suffers when I am in the quilting mood which is most of the time. Any secrets, please pass them along.
    Yes, our houses do suffer once we find quilting!

    I can suggest the FlyLady method. She has a group on yahoo. It is a group for those with fibro. It's a method where you divide up the house in sections and work on different sections different days of the week. She teaches how to short-cut house chores and gives lots of tips.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/compose...stnum=2748030#
    Use a timer, work on the house, then reward yourself with quilting. The quilting reward makes digging into the housework not seem like such a chore, cause in no time at all, you get to be back quilting.

    When life tends to take over, try to get at least 15 minutes of sewing in each day. You will not feel quite as deprived and the little bits of sewing daily tend to add up by the end of the week.

    I'll be watching this thread to see what others have to share.

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    :thumbup: i do the same .i work mornings to exercise and housework. afternoon and evening are mine to do as i please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Yup, Flylady is the key to easy housework. Doesn't make me love it any more, but it does get done.

    Now if I could train my long haired, white sensitive skinned Persian to allow me to brush her, I wouldn't find what looks like small white mice under the book cases or under the sofa.

    (My son has a big white long haired dog, says when it sheds he sees what looks like a lot of dead white rabbits all over the yard!
    As for inside, he buys a new vacuum cleaner every couple of years! )
    This one is cracking me up right now! I just brushed kitties and Furminated Isla, the hair bear Manx girl, outside and it looks like beige mousies flying all over in the breeze.

    Housework waits and doing a bit most days keeps the harder stuff at bay for a good while!

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    Have housekeeper every other week and for emergency situations (holidays and overnight company).

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    My house is a mess!

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    I love my cleaning lady. She even cleans things that I have not even noticed that they needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    housework??? that's what i have a hubby for!
    Too right!!!! Mine has vacuumed through today while I was quilting!!!!! (Without asking!!!) I did put the washing machine on this morning and I have cooked meal tonight!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    housework??? that's what i have a hubby for!
    Too right!!!! Mine has vacuumed through today while I was quilting!!!!! (Without asking!!!) I did put the washing machine on this morning and I have cooked meal tonight!! :thumbup:

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    I love the swifter dust wands. I have three bathrooms and I finally (after 23 years) bought enough duplicates of cleaning supplies to keep a set in each bathroom. It really saves some time. But, I wasn't a great housekeeper before I started quilting either, so can't blame that.

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    Cleaning??? I want to know how i can write IEPs, write Re-evals, and keep caught up w/ student's work/grades when I'd rather quilt!

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    I agree.
    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Quilting is more important that housework!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debp33
    I've had to resort to setting the timer, too. An hour of housework, then I can quilt.
    Good idea - will have to use. I do the dishes at night when watching prime time tv, every commercial I do as much as I can (how come there is so many for such a family of 3? and an awful lot of long commercials)

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    My boys (9 yr & 11 yr) are always wanting money for video games or the next R/C toy ... well, my fridge got cleaned for $10 this morning. And, no I don't rent him out. I will rent my 17 yr old out though ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeterthanwine
    How do you find time to get housework done when all you want to do is quilt? My house sure suffers when I am in the quilting mood which is most of the time. Any secrets, please pass them along.
    I don't open my shop or do any quilting on Saturday or Sunday.On Saturdays I do a complete cleaning from top to bottom. Then during the week I can just do a quick clean-up before I start my work day and it only takes about an hour.

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    I thought there was no profanity allowed on the board! Shame on you, cleaning, cooking & laundry are forbidden words in my home, I wish.





    After. 35 yrs, my DH has learned when i am in the mode, it' s every man for himself....
    Cleaning has become easier now that the kids are out. A quick go over in the am, & a seasonal major clleaning,,, & i' m ok with it

    So much to do & so little time, & if my house isn't a showplace, but clean, that's good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    hire a house cleaner...best 40 bucks ever spent :thumbup:
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    Ditto, David.
    I try to neaten up just before I go to bed, and clean up messes that happen, but finding joy in your life everyday is the most important thing you can do...and quilting surely equals joy! :!:

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    Only invite other quilters into your house. Quilters understand. :)

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    I wait until the urge to quilt has passed, then I do the housework :D

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    Housekeeper! I treated myself to one about 10 years ago and I don't intend to give them up! When my husband starts talking cutting corners he knows don't even go THERE. He knows for me to give that up he has to give up something of equal value (cable tv, yard man, second car ?) I love the fact that I don't have to worry about it and can sew without guilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    hire a house cleaner...best 40 bucks ever spent :thumbup:
    David
    mine's a tad more but worth every dollar! I would not return to cleaning my own home for anything. After all, if god wanted me to cook and clean, these hands would be aluminum!

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    Why clean, it'll just get dirty again. LOL I only do the bare minimum and since my leg is in a cast, even the minimum isn't getting done. At least there's something good that's come out of having this cast on. LOL

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    Quilting forever, Housework whenever!
    I love it!

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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:
    Perfect :thumbup: My grandmother use to say, "If you're coming to see me, come anytime......but if you're coming to see my house make an appointment :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Quilting is more important that housework!!!!
    Lol...it's either be creative or clean. Life is full of choices. I flip flop. Sometimes I don't care if there is a little bit of a mess and other times...I can't stand it and I have to clean it up. Depend on what mood I'm in.

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