January 7, 2009

January 7, 2009

Posted in cleaning, daily to do lists, shopping tagged , , , , , , at 10:32 am by allisonwonder

Yesterday was pretty much a bust. Aside from getting groceries (and forgetting to take my list) and doing a few dishes, I was too damn tired to do anything.I did get some Christmas ornaments ridiculously cheap at the grocery store, though, and they actually fit in with the look I want to go for next year, which is good… also picked up some highly discounted wrapping paper (74 cents, down from $2.99) that’s not actually Christmas-themed, so I can use it all year, and some non-Christmasy “Christmas” ribbon for my cards… which are online now- http://dandeliondaisy.etsy.com

To Do:


wipe down kitchen counters & take care of stains

clean microwave (smells like cheese sausage)

wash floors (steam mop)


tidy living room/ dining room

cook supper (3-cheese macaroni)

scoop out litter box

clean bathtub

tidy basement play area

finish making mom’s birthday present

make beds

wash AJ’s work clothes

bake bread- buy butter first. :S


December 30, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Posted in cleaning, daily to do lists, laundry/ clothing, shopping tagged at 2:41 pm by allisonwonder

To Do: 


dishes (as needed)


wipe countertops and sink

stains, spills and smudges



wipe sink and shower after use

hang up towels

put bath toys away

wipe counter and floor as needed

clean toilets, sinks, counters, mirrors and tub

steam-mop floors


Living Room/ Dining Room

sweep floors, spot clean messes

tidy floor and flat surfaces

take baskets to appropriate rooms

roll up the damn rug and put it away for now



make beds


laundry in hampers



tidy toys and craft area after use

litter box- quick scoop

food and water for cats





finish laundry  (almost)


OK, so the things that actually got done today are crossed off. I didn’t get through it all, but I think I did pretty well, especially considering the fact that I had a migraine today (complete with nausea- yummy!) AND I did the shopping with the kiddies in tow. They’re good boys.

I bought Borax today for the first time. I can’t remember what I’m supposed to use it for, but I know it’s something. I also got a bigger box of baking soda, because I’m going through it rather quickly these days. I tried it on the grout in the bathroom today; i have “before” and “after” pictures, but they look the same to me. I know the wall’s clean, but my grout’s not sparkling, dammit! Oh- this book says I can try Borax on that. Excellent.

OK, I’m off to take more Advil and put myself to bed. It’s 10:00- late for me on a night when AJ’s working. Tomorrow’s Fridge Clean-Out Day… I hope the excitement doesn’t keep me up all night…