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Tasha

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I've been rereading my Houseworks book. And bought some of the cleaning supplies recommended.

Then I went outside and cleaned all of the outsides of the windows. I LOVE my squeegee. And having a caddy sure makes things easier.
My main bathroom is sparkling. The second bathroom is in the middle of a remodel but should be up and running soon.
I'm excited this year. Last year we went on vacation a few weeks into the plan and that completely threw me off track. After that I honestly didn't even try to get back but this year I'm hopeful that I will make it all way.

Who else is gearing up?
 

Gingerbug

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Me Me Me....

I decided that between now and the official start of the plan I need to be diligent in following my daily and weekly routines...!!!! And then I am throwing in a few Magic Maintenance chores also....hopefully this will mean an easier time when the plan starts officially!!
 

CEO

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I am.

The last few years have been so busy, my poor house is in sore need of a top-to-toe makeover. What better time than to follow the HHP?

CEO
 

Tasha

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Ok, first. Wow, CEO replied to one of my topics! That alone is just awesome to me. LOL

Ginger you are way ahead of me. I can't even make up mind on what needs to be on my morning and evening routines. There is one thing that works for my family but I can't bring myself to consistently do it. I know I really need to work on that.

I'm really good at making the list I'm just not so great at going back to see what needs to be done.
 

goodelf

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I am! Like Gingerbug I'm trying to complete all my daily routines fully, and today my husband and I worked on some of the outdoor maintenance tasks I would normally incorporate into front porch week in the plan.
 

Ahorsesoul

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Just this week, I donated my Houseworks book to the library. Guess I'll have to check it out now.
 

Cindylouwho

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Oh! Speaking of, where is my Houseworks book? I have to find that. I used it last year. Myself, I'm sitting here with my Notebook in front of me. Kids are sleeping in (summertime). I should have at least a few more minutes...

Last year was my first year with the Notebook and this year I'm much clearer about how I want to set it up -- a combination of computer docs and hardcopies. Ha! Last year just building the Notebook alone was a major project! Off to the Houseworks website to find new printables....
 

rockin_granola

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All this Christmas in July has me in the mood, so yeah, I've been "gearing up" too ... printing my 2008 forms today that I need to fill in the blanks here and there and writing some dates on my Calendar... Autumn is right around the corner and I can't help but get a little excited (and hopefully that will carry over to my housekeeping LOL)

:haha:
 

Cathymac

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I am getting ready. I have done a lot this summer, such as the master bedroom and bathroom, so those will be easier weeks for me. I still need to do some things in the boys' rooms, and in the laundry room...major redo there, too. I'll start it soon, and work on it when I can. i want it done by the Halloween party on October 25.
 

Christysue

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As SpongeBob would say: I'm Ready!

I have had the last two months to do a good deep cleaning on my apartment. I am starting back to work tomorrow and so I spent the last week setting up a housekeeping schedule so I can start the HHP on level ground instead of playing catch up through the whole holiday season.
 

chilli

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Me too!

I have read the Houseworks Book again and replaced some of my old cleaning supplies. Furthermore I adapted the HHP for my
own, special needs. So I'm already in the "Planning Week" :grin:
As we have summer weather again here, I will start by the end of August/beginning of September with real cleaning. When there
is such a beautiful and hot weather I want to be outside and doing some outdoor activities.

Chilli
 

farmerswife

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Yep, I'm ready to start. I love the HGP, but the HHP fits into my life style a little bit easier, so I will be following that plan mostly. It's been a while since I posted, but I have been on the boards reading and gleaning. Love this place. ~Farmerswife
 

Pamelajane

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I'm with Chilli, we are experiencing glorious weather here in the U.K so i'm getting some outdoor jobs done.

I have been working on my moring and evening routines and this has really helped me to move on to those larger deep cleaning jobs without feeling overwhelmed.

Pamelajane.
 

SparkleNana

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Tasha - your post is like a breath of fresh air! Hurray! Things are starting. I am sweeping along on the momentum (while not actually DOING anything myself! But THAT is the power of the group!) Hurray. hurray.

Well - I have bought a lovely big stack of white terrycloth rags/towels from Wal-Mart. They areVERY inspiring for cleaning! Also, a nice new bucket. And some PineSol and some of that great wood cleaning stuff - oh, Murphys' oil Soap! hi Ho.. Hi Ho... Carry on everyone!
 

starflake

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I love the caddy, too, Tasha. I keep it under the kitchen sink where there once was a jumbled mess. I used to juggle a bunch of bottles, but now it's a breeze -- so easy and fast!
 

Snowbelle27

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I too have my book at the ready. My copy in the UK is called 'Cut the Clutter' but is identical to Houseworks, I thought CEO had written another book and ordered it from Amazon only to find it was the same as the one I already had.

I have to say I do refer to it quite regularly and love how the HHP refers to the relevant pages.
 

snowball

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I'm taking my book out today and reread the supplies part and stock up. I still need to buy microfiber cloths and a nice caddy. Any ideas on where to buy one? I saw the ones at Walmart and they weren't what I want. Too small.

I'm not doing any deep down cleaning until the kids are in school after Labor Day. I have to get my back to school routine in place first.

Getting ready for the HHP.
 

wadeallie

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DS13 went to camp (yesterday) for the week, so his bedroom will be the subject of most of my efforts this week. I had him choose a paint color so if I get the chance, I may even paint it. He is beginning junior high soon, so I need to haul out the old toybox in his closet and old clothes in his dresser without his supervision. The boy won't part with a thing! It's just a matter of clearing out a lot of clutter and organizing.