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  • Avoiding the Laundry Pileup - Small Notebook
    would first rinse it out in the toilet using rubber gloves When the pail was full my husband or older son would carry it to the laundry room for me and we would empty it into the washer and spin out the water Next I would wash them in hot water and detergent bleach not necessary My kids would hang them out in the sun which kept them nice and white After they were dry we would pile them up and put them in a drawer Simple I bet we saved 4000 or so Not to mention reducing waste in the landfill Cathy says September 2 2008 at 6 08 pm I don t like laundry not one bit So the thought of doing it multiple times or every day each week is seriously depressing to me I have six children and I do ALL TEN LOADS on Mondays I don t make appts for Mondays I don t run errands on Mondays I stay home and do laundry bills and lesson plans for my preschool on Mondays I keep the timer set so I can get it switched as soon as it is ready and then I immediately fold hang I put mine and hubby s away as I go and I leave piles on my bed for the children to put away when they get home I do my whites last and we have a sock sort party so everyone gets to help with that batch Oh in the morning or the night before the kids sort their own laundry love the laundry sorter for this I bring my own hamper down after I have done a few loads 1 there isn t room in the sorter for ALL of our stuff 2 it looks less overwhelming when I add more as I have space I LOVE going to bed Monday nights when everything is clean and put away knowing I don t have to THINK about it for another week Kelli says September 2 2008 at 6 15 pm Hmm laundry The bane of my existence This fall I m trying to divide it as 2 daughters laundry on Monday son s on Tues nothing on Wed us on Thursday sheets and towels on Friday I m trying to keep up with that I don t mind doing the laundry I m just lazy about toting it up and down steps and through the narrow doorway to the laundry room G G says September 2 2008 at 6 21 pm I definitely something like laundry is completely subjective with a how many family member s you are responsible to keep fresh clean and b how old your washing machine dryer are I used to loathe laundry just for me myself I until after we d been married about a year decided to purchase brand new washer dryer units I can t believe the efficiency of these machines I could do laundry for 10 people probably not even care because things are so much quicker with the much improved machines they are selling these days But for now it s just 2 adults 1 toddler that I m washing for Typically I ll do my son s laundry including his towels bedding in 1 day Then I ll spend another day doing hubbs my laundry just presorting it on the bed then another load of bath towels cleaning rags in another load on another day Plus my son is still in his cloth diapers so I ll do those a few times a week but again it just doesn t seem all that bad to me anymore To avoid the I hate folding syndrome I try to take whatever basket it is straight into the room that it all goes in Dump it on the bed fold at that point so I can just immediately hang what s needed the folded stuff goes straight in the door No need to carry it all from another spot in the house As for cloth diapering my tips are TIDE laundry detergent it s the best I ve found for keeping smells at bay soaking in cold for about 6 minutes before washing in hot if you have an efficient dryer then use that Otherwise line dry The problem that can come with line drying is a rough to the touch diaper but the sun does a great job at bleaching out stains Great post Tsoniki says September 2 2008 at 7 09 pm Mom of two and wife to one and I have to do laundry every single day If I don t then it piles up and I can spend two days doing it all That s too annoying so I just do a load or two a day I m not disciplined to have a schedule but yours looks great I have a sorter too but we just moved and our laundry room here isn t big enough for one A month In college I did laundry every week LOL Paige says September 2 2008 at 7 36 pm I have found a different system that works GREAT for our family of 6 The hardest part of laundry for me is the putting away Now I have a laundry schedule that is arranged by room On Mondays I wash fold and put away the boys room on Wednesday the girls room and on Friday my husband s and mine On the days that I am doing laundry I will throw in an extra load at the end like towels or sheets or rags I enjoy having 4 days per week where there are no piles of laundry sitting around and the laundry machines are quiet This schedule has really helped laundry feel more manageable aswewalk says September 2 2008 at 8 42 pm Umm don t laugh I throw mine on the bathroom floor Dh washes and dries brings them up the kids sort them and put them in the right rooms and then put theirs away I let my clean clothes pile up by the side of my bed til I can t get into bed Lol smallnotebook says September 2 2008 at 9 21 pm Deb aswewalk seriously I think you have the best laundry system of anyone Monica says September 2 2008 at 10 38 pm The only other suggestion I would like to make to your great post is children s laundry especially boys My 7 year old always puts stuff in his pockets I always check pockets but sometimes I miss something too small that can ruin a whole load of clothes My solution I always wash his clothes separately or with sheets Problem solved sarah says September 3 2008 at 10 21 am This post is from Rachel s mom As a empty nester with a husband who works partly from home in his robe and wears his workclothes several times in a row laundry is not a big thing for me But this post brings two funny stories to mind Rachel took on her own laundry early on but little brother Adam was still depending on Mom to do his My system was to fold the clothes and leave them on the drier for the kids to retrieve on their own and put away In the morning Adam would stroll all the way across the house in a towel get one set of underwear for the day and leaving all the rest go back to his room to get dressed Next morning same routine My husband has always been helpful around the house As a matter of fact when I was teaching he did almost all the cooking But when he would offer to help with the laundry always after I had sorted and carried it I would say Go find your own job the machines can do this Right now I can hear the drone of my washer and drier while I m checking my email and hoping to get a glimpse of my grand daughter on Rachel s post copyeditorsdesk says September 3 2008 at 11 12 am If you have a large family and you don t have to go to work this is a great strategy It would work to keep you from getting overwhelmed and maybe even free up a bit of your weekend If you have a job though you d be doing laundry early in the morning or late at night neither option a pleasant prospect when you hate laundry as much as I do Thank goodness it s only me and the dog I also have one of those three compartment sorters what a godsend What I really love about it is its wheels Since my house is only one floor the compartment gadget lets me roll the laundry out to the garage where the washer dryer reside Big improvement over hauling a basket I have two other strategies to demiserify the laundry process 1 Put a clothes rack available cheap at Tarzhay and at Linens Plus in the laundry area Toss every free hanger into the rolling laundry hamper and hang up everything as it comes out Put the no iron stuff away and leave the iron it stuff on the clothes rack where the things often sit until I m doomed to iron 2 Avoid the clothes dryer as much as possible Use plastic hangers that don t rust Retrieve the clothes as soon as the washer stops to avoid setting in wrinkles Give each piece a shake hang it neatly on a hanger and let it dry on the clothes rack or outside on a clothesline strung out of the neighbors view If you hang shirts so their shoulder seams run along the hanger they dry with no wrinkles or lumps Some knit shirts need to be laid out flat to dry put them on the floor of the shower on an out of the way tiled floor or on a clean towel on an out of the way part of a carpeted floor The dryer annoys me even more than the washer You have to hang your clothes up anyway might as well hang them straight out of the washer and avoid being buzzed at by the dratted dryer Hanging your sheets out on a clothesline relieves you from having to UNTANGLE ALL THE DRATTED CLOTHES AND SHEETS from a big wad inside the dryer and they smell wonderful Air drying your clothes consumes exactly 0 electric or gas power And best of all it s quiet No aggravating buzzer nagging at you you bring the clothes in at your convenience not at a machine s If air dried clothes are a little stiff or slightly wrinkled after they ve hung dry toss them in the dryer for 5 or 10 minutes and they ll come out just the same as if you d run them through the machine for half an hour or forty minutes RT says September 3 2008 at 11 31 am My solution to I hate folding is not folding Well make that folding as little as possible Towels and sheets are easy enough to fold up while watching tv so not much thought at all is needed For the rest everything goes on hangers When I take the basket to sort in the laundry room the second trip is for hangers Everything except for socks underwear and sleeping clothes goes on a hanger It s a breeze to just take out an item from the dryer throw it on a hanger and hang it up rinse and repeat I sort them as I hang them up so one hand grabs my clothes the other grabs the hubby s clothes and off to the closet It takes about 3 minutes a load I loathed folding I m much happier now that I have the room to hang everything up The hubby is happier too because folded clothes always had creases and he hated it I am also interested in hearing more about cloth diaper laundry solutions When we plan to start having children I d like to use cloth diapers Even though they have a higher upfront cost in the long run they are more frugal and have less of an environmental impact DebbieCalif says September 3 2008 at 1 37 pm My hubby loves to do all the laundry for some reason I will come in the laundry room with all 15 loads clean and in a giant heap on the counter Bless his heart I separate the laundry before I do it into colors and then start with the largest pile first We live on a farm and I have to do chore clothes first they get dirty from kids feeding sheep gathering hundreds of eggs eggs and watering animals One thing I am religious about i hang things up as soon as the dryer stops so that clothes aren t wrinkled All socks go in a big basket everyone finds their own except hubby Kate says September 3 2008 at 5 30 pm Your system looks great We have incredibly hard water so we don t bother to separate colors from whites too much It just wouldn t make a difference We have 4 kids and my husband owns his own commercial cleaning business so we have lots of laundry The easiest system I ve come up with is to just use our washing machine as our laundry basket When dirty clothes come off they get tossed in the wash Any clothes that need to get washed separately or need to be treated for stains go in a pile in front of the machine Once the washing machine is full I add the soap and turn it out When that load is done I take care of any clothes that are on the floor if there are any It s super easy for us this way Jessica says September 3 2008 at 6 54 pm Cool we have almost the exact same routine I used to do laundry every Saturday but then I started feeling like I was stuck at home all day If I had a laundry room my room right now is just a closet I would want separate baskets for everything and I would have everyone sort their clothes into them but right now I just check hampers in the morning and just do whatever will make a full load And on a preventative note I occasionally remind my family that if it isn t dirty and doesn t stink you can really wear it more than once o I made some laundry detergent the other day so I m going to post about that soon Fun stuff joyfulmom2boys says September 3 2008 at 11 02 pm I ve started throwing in a load before I go to bed And since I m sometimes up during the night with my youngest I might go toss it in the dryer Then I grab them in the AM and toss them on the bed folding right away if I can My 4 year old son loves helping put clothes in the washer and is very good at folding towels In fact he was disappointed that daddy had folded all the towels last night so he wanted to help put them up I m game for whatever help I m offered smallnotebook says September 4 2008 at 12 53 am JoyfulMom that is so sweet how your little boy helps Lane likes laundry too I m not really sure why but I hope it sticks Jessica yes do post about it I ve got the ingredients for it too and I m planning to make some too when my current bottle runs out Copyeditor I love using my clothes line too Kate I think that is so simple I love it mary b says September 4 2008 at 8 59 am I am a load a day kind of person It makes it easy to complete the job wash dry fold put away without any baskets of clean clothes hanging around waiting to get put away My routine is doing each person s laundry separately so there is no sorting all that is clean heads off to one place So some days I do both a dark light load The boys know if the dirty clothes do not make it into their baskets they don t get washed also they have to put away their own stuff when it s clean Oh a good tip I read for those who have the children s sock sorting problem is to give each person a mesh lingerie bag to put their socks in You just zip it up wash there is no figuring out which sock goes to which person Slackerjo says September 4 2008 at 8 08 pm Laundry does not bother me I just keep this in mind http www digitalhistory uh edu historyonline housework cfm On Sunday evenings a housewife soaked clothing in tubs of warm water When she woke up the next morning she had to scrub the laundry on a rough washboard and rub it with soap made from lye which severely irritated her hands Next she placed the laundry in big vats of boiling water and stirred the clothes about with a long pole to prevent the clothes from developing yellow spots Then she lifted the clothes out of the vats with a washstick rinsed the clothes twice once in plain water and once with bluing wrung the clothes out and hung them out to dry At this point clothes would be pressed with heavy flatirons and collars would be stiffened with starch Hannah says September 4 2008 at 11 33 pm I do the one to two load a day system Mondays kids Tuesdays sheets and towels Wednesdays kitchen laundry I have a drying rack next to

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  • Best Stain Remover Ever - Small Notebook
    only fades the stain never completely removes the stain So Thank You aswewalk says July 18 2008 at 10 06 am Oh YES I found you through Simple Mom But who knows how on earth I got to her LOL Shannon says July 18 2008 at 12 58 pm What a great tip I am a fan of the shout stick as well Love your blog It is exactly what I have been looking for Good luck with your no spend month kate says July 18 2008 at 4 02 pm haha my daughter has the exact same shirt and it s been attacked by the berry monster as well that is so very funny thanks for the tip Laura says July 18 2008 at 9 24 pm I just found your blog and totally relate I am a new mom as well I have one two year old and struggle with being good enough instead of perfect That is something I am always praying about working on It s a hard one for me to learn I have recently decided to stay home full time so my husband and I are looking for ways to save and try and tackle some debt It s good to see others with similar goals I ll be adding you to my blog roll and checking back Beautiful site Lora says July 18 2008 at 9 28 pm Hello Just wanted to say hello and that I m really loving your blog I can t remember exactly how I found it all that crazy blog hopping I do I m sure Thanks for the great tip on stain removal jay says July 31 2008 at 11 29 am Another cleaner you should check out is Folex It has been around for years and works on anything blood oil tar red wine anything a dog baby adult can produce It is advertised as a carpet cleaner but it can be used on clothing or uphostelry You can get it at Walmart or Home Depot It typically runs about 4 for a 32oz bottle Sondra says August 3 2008 at 1 54 am Red wine and white carpet blot up the wine as best you can then apply salt very liberally to the area Then pour water on the stain and salt wait a few minutes then blot up Only takes a few times before the stain is gone gacat123 says August 25 2008 at 11 43 pm Homemade Shout recipe SprayBottle old shout or spray wash 1Cup of Wisk Detergent 1Cup of Vinegar 1Cup of Ammonia low suds 1Cup of Water shake gently before spraying or use a 1 4 Cup in a soaking pan this stuff works do not mix with bleach Malory says August 26 2008 at 11 53 pm I would die if I didn t have any Oxiclean on hand well maybe not death but I would be pretty desperate I can t imagine how many outfits I would give away because they had stains and having to buy new clothes for the next babe I m pretty laid back until it comes to looking atleast halfway decent it drives me crazy to see my 15mo old daughter in mismatched dirty stained clothes unless there is a purpose such as photos with a giant sticky lollipop in a beautiful white dress and yes oxiclean got it ALL out amazing Anyway LOVE your blog I m planning a no spend month Keep up the great writing NicoleJP says October 17 2008 at 10 47 pm Hello Found you site looking for a homemade carpet spot cleaner does anyone have a recipe from products in the kitchen Thanks smallnotebook says October 17 2008 at 10 54 pm Hey Nicole once I had a carpet cleaner over at my house and he suggested simply using really hot water to get out carpet stains Sometimes I ll heat up water on the stove and use that with a rag if I don t use a product Sarah Life in the Parsonage says November 30 2008 at 9 11 pm Genius Sarah Life in the Parsonage s last blog post Oh I Dare Crystal says February 24 2009 at 9 23 am Rug cleaner home made rub spot with mens shaving cream and after that rub in orange cleaner the one men use when they are done fixing cars to get the greese off there hands then brush stain away Jen says February 25 2009 at 7 39 am I use a similar but safer technique for delicates In the sink get the garment all wet but let the water out Sprinkle the Oxy cleaner liberally over the stain Leave for a few hours and wash as normal OR If it s a greasy stain you can pretreat with dish soap And then depending on the colour of the garment use a half a can of cola or gingerale lemon lime tonic water The cola really seems to work but I can t bring myself to put it on whites The gingerale seems to work just fine for light colored items Rachael Jere says March 14 2009 at 7 27 am Rachel Cannot remember how or when I found your blog But one thing I do know it is a balm The necessary injection of simplicity in a life at times crowded with the unecessary Countless times I have clicked onto smallnotebook wondering what nugget would lay in store and each time I come away smiling Stay simple stay blessed Rachael bean says March 14 2009 at 12 01 pm Quick question do you keep the heat on the pot for the 4 6 hours Thanks bean s last blog post canadian swim cap Rachel says March 14 2009 at 12 58 pm I turn the heat off and then let the clothes soak I use a big heavy stainless steel pot that keeps the water warm Sometimes I let the clothes soak overnight and

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  • Conversion Experience: How a Night Owl Became an Early Bird and Liked It - Small Notebook
    like you mentioned may just have to experiment with that heidi wonder woman wannabe s last post Monday Musings on laughter Heather says January 11 2010 at 1 28 pm Ah I felt like I could have written this myself Espeically the part about feeling like night is the only time to yourself I relate completely The hard thing is I m undergoing that change right now it s hard but I know it will be worth it in the end Thanks for the encouragement Heather s last post Living in the boonies has it s drawbacks Colleen says January 11 2010 at 1 34 pm Morning person here No it s not always easy especially this time of year no such thing as bright and early Since adopting my daughter 3 5 years ago she s now 4 5 I ve found that getting up early doesn t necessarily mean I get me time though Why does she always seem to know when I m trying to start a new exercise routine Miko s Girl says January 11 2010 at 2 03 pm This describes me to a tea Thanks for the encouragement Andrea The Train To Crazy says January 11 2010 at 2 23 pm Good for you I am definitely more productive in the mornings I love mornings Unfortunately I also love my productive time at night I just can t do the me things I want to when the kids are up Though I know I should go to bed earlier Someone is always waking me up in the middle of the night and the extra sleep would do this mama good Andrea The Train To Crazy s last post My favorite little top Katie Fox says January 11 2010 at 2 31 pm This is such a good post Rachel I wonder if you have any tips for me I struggle with this area so much because first of all my temperament has always been the night owl not the early bird But secondly the evenings are the only time I have to spend with my husband Our 2 5 yr old daughter wakes up at 6 30 every morning so I would have to get up pretty early to beat her which means I would have to go to bed pretty early which means no time with my husband As it is now he usually gets up with her and wakes me at 7 30 when he leaves Any ideas or suggestions I am all ears Rachel says January 11 2010 at 4 26 pm Oh yes speaking from experience wake up at 6 30 with your husband Even if your daughter is awake too you can make coffee for him and fix a snack for him to take to work A lot of kids are calm in the morning so you might even get a few minutes to talk together I struggle with this because my husband is an extreme early riser and he leaves for work around five a m but on the days that I can get up and do something nice to send him off to work and welcome him home later he feels so great It makes his day Natalija says January 11 2010 at 2 42 pm I prefer to stay up at night as well but know it s not good for me So I am trying to get up early slacked at it for a while but started again At the moment my alarm goes off at 5 30 After sleeping in for three weeks during the children s winter vacation this is hard But if I do not get up I will not have time to read the Bible and pray before I have to wake up our children at 6 30 It s definitely worth it but not always eas DanielthePoet says January 11 2010 at 3 59 pm I was a night owl for 15 years and then I had a child I woke up every morning with her around 6am and revolutionized my life I was more tired each day which led me to crave sleep by 10pm Each morning I wake up amazed at how much more I enjoy the mornings these days than in years past DanielthePoet s last post Call Forth the Pastors of Online Ministry Karen says January 11 2010 at 4 17 pm Great post I m trying to be better about this It really does make a difference if I can be up before my girls I m a night owl and my husband is too Since he often works from home he doesn t have to be up early And he requires much less sleep than I do anyway It s a struggle to balance spending time together sans children and my getting up earlier in the mornings Karen s last post The Best Gift of 2009 Rana says January 11 2010 at 4 25 pm I m a night owl but back in December I started going to bed by 11 That is early for me It has made a difference in how I feel in the morning I have the energy to get up and exercise plus I feel like I can tackle whatever my 6year old twins throw at me Come 9 30 I m ready for all of us to be snuggled in bed Rana s last post Best Face Photo Challenge WorkingMom says January 11 2010 at 5 22 pm Were you spying on me last night My second wind took me to 5 30 a m I got 2 hours sleep got up for and went to work came home at 1 30 and slept for another 2 hours I can t live like this The plan is in bed by 10 30 tonight so I can be up before the Oldest at 6 00 The hardest part is that Hubby works second shift staying up until he gets home is the only time we seem to have together during the week Guess we re going to have to burn up the phone lines instead WorkingMom s last post Shred A Thon 2010 Joan Raskiewicz says January 11 2010 at 6 27 pm I have always been a morning person An early morning person I am definitely my most productive in the morning I get up at 3 00am and start work then take a break to exercise around 4 00am I work for home so I have the flexibility to set my own work schedule The only down side is that I crash around 7 00pm or 8 00pm Anna says January 11 2010 at 7 04 pm I ve learned to get up early on the weekends and it makes a HUGE difference I get so much more done and I feel so much more relaxed without all those chores hanging over my head Besides sometimes sleeping in only makes me more tired if I over sleep Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists says January 11 2010 at 7 21 pm There s a yoga class I want to take but the only time I can do it is at 6am I know it would be good for me to do it but it s soooo hard to get up so early I really want to think more about doing what I need to do so that I can get into this habit I just know I d love to get an hour of yoga in before I start my work family day Thanks for the inspiration Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists s last post Chic Page Flags to Zotch Up Those Dull Documents Trisha says January 11 2010 at 7 24 pm My story is exactly like yours Just yesterday I decided that I would definitely have to convert and have quiet productive time early in the mornings instead of really really early in the mornings midnight to 2am And so I set my alarm for 6 30am normally wake up at 8 30am But my two toddlers woke me up at 5 50am because they woke up extra early So much for quiet time But I ll stick at it Valerie says January 11 2010 at 7 25 pm Wow I just posted about this today I read a GREAT and free e book entitled Maximize your Mornings that made me realize OK I just have to do this I got up early this morning and what a difference it made in my day I prayed read my Bible exercised and ate breakfast all before my kids got up I felt prepared instead of blind sided I think the e book is still free http www inspiredtoaction com Thanks for a little more encouragement to keep it up Val Valerie s last post Maximize your mornings Rachel says January 11 2010 at 10 57 pm That is a great e Book I ve read it too and even mentioned it in a post last week The author Kat and I knew each other in college Jen says January 11 2010 at 9 10 pm I have always loved sleep and have never been a night owl but not exactly a morning person either I feel like I live between the two worlds sometimes Although it only takes me a few minutes n a hot shower to wake up it s the actually getting out of bed that I find so difficult Lately we have been hitting the snooze button again and again and again and sometimes again until we are destined to be rushed before the day even starts I need to get out of this habit Thanks for the little push Carol says January 11 2010 at 9 14 pm Always a night owl I am going to bed too late because I love the calm of the night and it feels like much needed time for myself But whoo it comes at a cost I felt like I sleep walked through most of today I have woken up early a few times and loved the feeling of waking with the day and against it I really do have to give consistent mornings a chance Great post thank you Carol s last post A Slow Wednesday Amy blogs River Rock Cottage says January 11 2010 at 10 12 pm I wish I weren t a night owl but I am But like you I ve had to make a change With the holidays I slipped back into late nights This week I decided to get back on track So in the evening I often take a warm bath with some eucalyptus bath salts crawl in bed turn on some soft music and read until I m nearly asleep The next morning I usually feel so refreshed I think it is the combination of the warm bath and the calm atmosphere like going to a spa That s enough to make me want to go to bed earlier Amy blogs River Rock Cottage s last post Multitude Monday 40 47 nicola says January 11 2010 at 10 21 pm did you write this post just for me my husband and i both struggle to get to bed early on time i used to be a person with a reasonable bedtime and had no trouble waking in the morning our oldest is now 5 and we are going the wrong direction with our schedules poor sleep wrecks an entire schedule and a person s health we are working towards correcting it at our house nicola http whichname blogspot com nicola s last post WIP home nancy says January 11 2010 at 10 39 pm Perfectly serendipitous post Just talking tonight with husband about how I can possibly tackle a piece of writing I want to do and we both came to the conclusion that I too have to convert Going to start tonight Thanks OH And thanks MUCH for the Evernote tip from long ago I tried it right away and it grew unruly but over Xmas break I started over with it using all tags and no notebooks and using GTD principles of organization and it s lovely Cheers Nancy Kim says January 11 2010 at 10 39 pm I actually get up at 6 AM now a full hour before my kids get up This is the only time of the day that is my time I usually use that time to watch the news and just wake up I like to ease into the day I used to stay up late and wake up cranky By the time the kids left for school nobody was happy It s much better this way Kim s last post Blogging break Sarah Klass says January 11 2010 at 11 12 pm Oh my goodness I could have written that post myself I am amazed at how often I read something that you write and how it relates exactly to my situation I am trying to become a morning person myself and am still finding it hard but I m determined to see it through as I know I and my family will be better off for it Thanks for a great post S x Sarah Klass s last post Merry Christmas to all Noreen Smith says January 11 2010 at 11 37 pm Like many of those who previously commented I am a mom of two who tries to find my own time late at night after my boys are in bed Unfortunately our family time together the next day often suffers because I am then tired or feeling out of sorts I have been thinking about making a change and your post today is just the extra push I need to give it a shot So as I write this comment it s 10 36 pm my time and I am heading off to bed about 2 hours earlier than usual Thanks and wish me luck Kika says January 11 2010 at 11 55 pm After a day of homeschooling preparing meals getting kids to music lessons sports etc evening is the time I have to get on my treadmill read catch up with my husband etc I am working on getting to bed by 11 pm or so which still provides me with sufficient sleep but do not have a desire to force myself to bed earlier If it works for you why force a change Rachel says January 12 2010 at 7 41 am Some people need only 6 hours of sleep some people need 8 or 9 If you feel rested then keep doing what works for you Christine says January 12 2010 at 12 32 am I m neither I enjoy going to be early and waking up late Sometimes I feel sluggish if I get too much sleep but I always feel crabby and anxious if I don t get enough I m an advocate of the eight hour night Way to go for making the switch Rachel you may have inspired my next blog post Christine s last post Before we start all over again se7en says January 12 2010 at 3 07 am Oh you are so right I have been lingering later and later will someone come and hit me over the head at mid night every night for a week or three so I can get back into the habit of sleeping like a person instead of like a mother person robot Every time I sit down I have a power nap wouldn t I surprise my family if I was actually a lert whatever a lert is See I am mad with prolonged lack of sleep se7en s last post Sunday Snippet All Things Bright and Beautiful A GiveAway Meeks says January 12 2010 at 3 34 am Really well written post Just what I needed to hear because I have been getting into some bad habits over the holiday period so this post is very timely Meeks s last post Keeping Fit Getting out of your comfort zone Kelli Brown says January 12 2010 at 6 00 am After years on the page design desk of a newspaper working 4 p m to midnight at the earliest I was an absolute night owl In fact the only aspect about having kids that really scared me was having to wake up before the clock showed double digits It took a while for me to get it together but I gradually made the switch to 7 a m mornings now I m lucky if I can sleep past 5 30 a m and at 28wks pregnant with 2 it s not an excess of energy I m a morning person of sorts getting a lot done before my little girl wakes up between 6 30 and 7 Karen says January 12 2010 at 6 51 am For a long time I was a late sleeper It was hard on my husband who would have to see to the kids before going to work Then I got a diagnosis of celiac disease went off gluten and my morning sleepiness was gone Sometimes a medical condition may be keeping us from having the energy we need Rachel says January 12 2010 at 7 58 am Thanks I really needed this I ve been trying to get up early as in 5am for months but I just can t get to sleep at night I guess I will just have to do it several times to get my body adjusted like you said Great post Rachel s last post Out With the Old In With the New and Keeping a Few Good Ones Noel says January 12 2010 at 11 08 am Thank you for this I am such a night owl I always thought you had to be born a morning person but after reading your post I ve

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  • Before You Leave the House Today... - Small Notebook
    Missy K says July 6 2009 at 6 50 am This is such a timely reminder for me getting ready for vacation here and my list is loaded but I need to make this week a good reasonably paced one and not crazy just to get ready to relax Thanks Missy K s last blog post Candles for Spaghetti Night pam says July 6 2009 at 6 53 am so true thanks for the reminders steadymom says July 6 2009 at 6 54 am I m ready I love tackling something unpleasant in the morning I feel like it sets me up for success later on in the day Thanks Jamie steadymom s last blog post A Summer Rhythm Sharon says July 6 2009 at 7 58 am What a great reminder to smell the roses I plan on doing just that this week Sharon s last blog post Consistency mrs e says July 6 2009 at 7 59 am Such good advice And a reminder I need today and this week mrs e s last blog post Gifts of Summer Chele says July 6 2009 at 8 15 am Awesome advice Thank you I needed this reminder today Chele s last blog post Feeding Time Love the Lord With Everything You Have and Are Tarena says July 6 2009 at 9 35 am love this thank you for the reminder I needed it too I don t do anything on Sundays so Monday is a whirlwind of catching up on chores and cleaning Tarena s last blog post Krys says July 6 2009 at 10 20 am And here I was just writing up a list of all the things I don t want to forget to do this week I love being reminded to give myself permission to skip one Thanks Rachel Krys s last blog post My New Friend Alice Cherry Tree Lane says July 6 2009 at 10 51 am going to get my glass of water right now Cherry Tree Lane s last blog post truth be told yes please V Higgins says July 6 2009 at 11 21 am applauds Love this simple but so needed If we could get this concept into corporate america maybe things wouldn t be so stressful juliet says July 6 2009 at 11 51 am Just the other day I was rushing my kids out to the car and I stopped myself and said why am I rushing We are just going shopping I could repeat this while we are brushing teeth getting dressed taking a walk Thanks for the reminder to stop getting in my own way juliet s last blog post The Madoff Follies Megan at Simple Kids says July 6 2009 at 2 18 pm I ve been rushing Dacey around way too much recently I ve noticed I ve been saying Come on Chop chop Why What difference does it make if she takes thirty extra seconds to examine our sunflowers before she gets

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  • How to Save the Day from a Bad Morning - Small Notebook
    well I soak the oats 1 cup over night and cook them in the morning and then put them in the fridg for the next few days Boxed cereals are usually loaded w sugar and are costly so we ended that habit RT says January 9 2009 at 8 41 am I usually have oatmeal or a breakfast shake In the summer I ll eat cereal like shredded wheat or cheerios and milk I ve been working on making sure I eat something in the morning the past few months I m not a morning person It takes me a bit of time to really wake up I m not a grump I m just not all there for the first half hour or so I usually don t feel like eating which is why I love the shakes I can just take them to work and drink them on the way My bad mornings usually start between getting ready to leave work and getting to work so some of those don t apply If I get a chance I ll take a few minutes to unpack at work and tidy up a bit I ll check my feed reader and read a few comics to get my mind off of the bad start to the day If work is hectic or if I am running really late I ll do some stretches at my desk and then try to keep a smile on my face and pretend I am having a great day The continuance of a bad day from a bad morning is almost always mental and something as simple as a smiling does wonders for me Jessica says January 9 2009 at 8 43 am I have a lot of trouble just getting going in the morning At home I concentrate on getting out the door and then I eat breakfast at work Luckily that is an easy option for me Most mornings it is extra fiber instant oatmeal a banana and coffee If I m out of oatmeal I have double fiber toast w peanut butter instead It d be better if I could eat regular oatmeal but I only have so many options since I m at work Kelli says January 9 2009 at 8 45 am I like oatmeal but usually my breakfast is a Zone bar and a coffee I know it s not as healthy as some other choices but I figure it s better than skipping Kim says January 9 2009 at 9 36 am Yep KaseyQ I was thinking FlyLady too Getting dressed to the shoes every day really helps me feel motivated Although as I m typing this I m still in pjs but that s another story If I only get one thing done on a bad day it s shining that sink Hahah I m a believer in never skipping breakfast Usually it s a cup of oatmeal real stuff not the packets with all the junk in them topped with some Craisins a link of turkey sausage and some OJ I also like to make my own pancakes in bulk on the weekend and freeze them so all I have to do for the family is pop them in the microwave Alton Brown has a great dry mix base for that will keep for 3 mos in the pantry My kids never want me to use Bisquick again LOL Nancy says January 9 2009 at 10 04 am I have to have breakfast every single day Although my days of a needy toddler are over I now have teenagers who still need my attention in the morning I serve up breakfast with some special parental advice daily Ha Favorites srambled eggs toast pbj on toast bagel or english muffin oatmeal homemade muffins or breads For me personally I have to have protein in the a m makes a huge difference in how I function Nancy s last blog post Recovery A Challenge Kristen says January 9 2009 at 10 15 am Funny just how many of us feel like this and do not hit these reminders I know I don t most days Waking up to a toddler that not only wants to eat but DEMANDS to eat can start you in off in quite a foul mood I am a big breakfast eater a little too big actually I love pancakes waffles oatmeal eggs you name it Instead of trying to eat I am trying to eat less with 1egg and 1 pancake and tea or fruit and coffee This is helping because I was in taking way to much sugar at breakfast making my morning sweet but my afternoons sluggish Thanks for the helpful reminders thursday says January 9 2009 at 10 23 am I usually have oatmeal with a little cinnamon and brown sugar with some unsweetened vanilla soy milk I ve been eating this for breakfast for YEARS now once I convinced myself to always have breakfast Unfortunately I am currently out of oatmeal milk cereal and bread And I need to dig my car out if I want to go anywhere These are the things I ve been trying to do everyday since my son was born so that I can feel ok with the world The only one I haven t done is read something inspirational I m working on reading just ANYTHING at least once a day Shilo says January 9 2009 at 10 37 am I totally agree with your little list especially the part about getting a shower and dressing like you re going to go out I m much more productive when I do that You don t want to know what I eat for breakfast I m such a creature of habit I rarely diverge from peanut butter toast Have a great weekend Rachel Shilo s last blog post The Screaming Banshee Meets Baby s First Christmas Jolene says January 9 2009 at 10 42

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  • What Makes a Good Morning - Small Notebook
    the boy joined me Lately though I consider it enough to have my eyes open before he starts calling me to get him out of bed aswewalk says August 22 2008 at 11 56 am I wake up to the shouts of my two year old from her crib Oy I do manage to get in a cup of Ghirardelli White Mocha some mornings Lol When school starts we ll get back to some sort of lovely morning routine Mrs Muffet says August 22 2008 at 12 20 pm If I can I like to get up before Little Muffet 18 months fix myself a pot of coffee Kona coffee brought back from a recent trip to Hawaii shower and settle in to read a couple of devotionals to start the day This would be ideal However Little Muffet isn t the best of sleepers and if we have had a rough night then I try to sleep in as long as possible if she cooperates LOL jill says August 22 2008 at 1 27 pm Rachel I want to know what YOUR theme song is I like Ooo Child Ooo child things are gonna get easier Ooo child things will get brighter Oh and my day is only good if I can get my hair washed in the morning smallnotebook says August 22 2008 at 2 24 pm I love that song Jill I knew someone was going to ask me I like You re just too good to be true And also I Will Survive sung loudly with a dance routine And there s a few more but I can t think of them all right now I m leaving for a girl s weekend of floating down the Guadalupe River and taking advantage of the last bit of summer See you all when I get back Meegan says August 22 2008 at 6 21 pm Thanks for the tips Avlor and Melanie Today I am going to buy the Boy a clock o It was a 5am wake up this morning and it s Saturday Rachel have a great weekend Please soak up some of that sunshine for me too Steph Problem Solvin Mom says August 22 2008 at 8 53 pm The theme song comments are totally taking me back to Ally McBeal I always set my alarm to allow for a half hour of me time for coffee reflection writing what have you If it was a particularly rough night or I m just too tired I move out to the couch for a catnap I also make it a habit on workdays at least during the nice weather to open the sunroof and crack the back windows on my way to work and crank a good tune to get me in the right frame of mind for the day after having to leave my daughter at daycare Lance says August 22 2008 at 11 10 pm I like to think that every day is

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  • Good Night for a Good Morning - Small Notebook
    I know where my keys are brush and floss my teethies and climb in bed for some reading time Cathy says August 20 2008 at 8 02 am I love my dvr I can pause whatever program I m watching go do my nightly routine and then come back finish watching the program and fast forward through commericals and go right to bed when I feel sleepy My nightly routine tends to wake me up so I ve started doing it around 9 so I have another hour or so to unwind and I can go to sleep almost as soon as I crawl into bed My nightly routine is take my night time pills wash up any dishes in the sink make sure my lunch for tomorrow is ready make sure the cats dish is clean for the morning check the litter box is clean too brush teeth set alarm and turn down bedcovers and finally change into pjs I m more of a morning person I used to get upset when I couldn t sleep at night but now I look at that as just extra time to just lie there and think and plan and dream sortof I have paper and pen next to the bed so I can write down those don t forget thoughts that helps me get back to sleep too Nancy says August 20 2008 at 8 18 am My kitchen closes at 8pm so that means everyone that needs a bedtime snack drink better have it done before then I hate nothing more than having dirty dishes in the sink so I try to have it empty dishwasher loaded kitchen cleaned etc If my kitchen is clean all is right with the world ha My bags plus the girls backpacks are in place at the top of the steps I try to have it quiet in the house by 9 00 and encourage everyone to be in their bed with a good book at that time I m an Olympic junkie so my sleeptime has been cut short the last week and a half because of that Once the Olympics are over I ll be well rested again glorydee says August 20 2008 at 8 27 am hi rachel like you i do 2 3 4 on your list and for a really peaceful sleep i somehow need to write on my little notebook everything i have to do the next day in order i m a little crazy that way Christine says August 20 2008 at 8 48 am Rachel Your last few posts echo themes in the Flylady program Have you been reading her material make art every day says August 20 2008 at 9 04 am our nighttime routine starts right after dinner we get around 6 to get the kids to school by 7 20 i pack part of the girls lunches and clean up the kitchen and start the dishwasher then if the girls don t need a bath i get their clothes and mine and put them on my dresser for the next morning i give the girls a bath and we read books together after they are in bed i try to make up a schedule for the next day i love crossing things off a list so it s very motivating for me my husband and i may watch tv or read and since i ve cut back on caffeine i m usually ready to fall asleep before 10 which works out well for getting up at 6 Dana says August 20 2008 at 9 06 am This is one area I really need to improve on I feel that the only me time I get is when I stay up late I m looking forward to getting back on a schedule I ve really enjoyed these dog days of summer this year but it s time to get back to a schedule LittleMissMoneybags says August 20 2008 at 9 20 am I was also going to ask if you are a Flybaby Her advice to lay out clothes bags keys etc the night before really changed the way my entire day goes Currently I don t have much of an evening routine and I d like to get back to one Right now I lay out my clothes or at least mentally pick out what I m going to wear pack my bag charge my phone and make sure the dishes are washed Three nights a week I also do the 100 pushup challenge I want to get back in the habit of making lunch at night so I won t have the excuse of being too rushed to take it with me smallnotebook says August 20 2008 at 10 49 am These comments are so motivating There are great ideas here Emily I try to do the dishes so I don t have to face that in the morning too Monica you could still decide what you re going to wear and then hang it up at the front of the closet instead of laying out the clothes Nancy you close your kitchen at 8 I love it I m trying to figure out how I could make that work here Christine I came across FlyLady several years ago I haven t used her system in a long time but I found her advice to be helpful when I was starting out in my own home Dana I m enjoying these last few days of summer too I ve really been wanting to take it easy I can so relate to feeling like the night is my only me time I m trying to learn how to have that in the early morning Andrea says August 20 2008 at 10 58 am Going to bed early is such a key I wish I did it more often but I too enjoy the quiet and the ability to do whatever I want nobody

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  • 18 Signs That You Move Around a Lot - Small Notebook
    very common in my country it s extremely expensive and most people own their own houses and flats because the money you d need to pay for renting sometimes is just a little bit lower than paying a morgage intallment every month usually the mortgage is for 30 years Now I feel secure and improving my apartment seems like a good investment and not like pointless expenses anymore Kristi says October 22 2012 at 2 07 pm haha I m right there with you My husband is active duty Army We re about to move for the 4th time since 2010 my 18th move since 2005 We ve got another 12 years before we get to settle down and buy a house My addition to this list all the furniture you buy is in the same color wood and complements every other piece in the house so you can shift around furniture to fit in your next house Rache says October 22 2012 at 4 35 pm That was just what I was thinking thank goodness for IKEA and their palette of wood laminates that don t change every couple of years Glenda Childers says October 22 2012 at 2 11 pm I used the same mover two times in two weeks A long story Kara says October 22 2012 at 2 12 pm Hahaha I m there with you Regarding the moving truck though we honestly do have a one in one out policy so we don t have to be bumped up to a bigger container we move internationally a lot So how about one of the reasons you homeschool is to create educational consistency you buy from Ikea because you can take it all apart and you know where to get the spare parts when you can t find them to put it all back together Kimberly says October 22 2012 at 2 14 pm I just renewed my apartment lease which I realized is my first time ever doing this Since leaving for college ten years ago I ve lived in 12 different places Here s my contributions to the list You have half a dozens sets of curtains because you never know what size your windows will be You don t bother buying nice furniture because you know it ll just get beaten up in the next move You know your way around your state s landlord tenant laws from trying to recover many security deposits All of your birthday cards get sent to the wrong place again Henriette says October 22 2012 at 2 24 pm Number 9 is so true That happened when I lived in that flat with that guy roommate After 10 times I am now the moving pro but I don t wanna move any more We finally bought a flat with a garden perfect for our kids But sometimes I think I have never lived in a house Or in an old mill Or a lighthouse Or at the sea lol Henriette Henriette s last post 7 Sachen am 21 Oktober 2012 Chrissy says October 22 2012 at 2 28 pm Oh I ve got a good one You use your Amazon com address book to keep track of your former addresses S says October 24 2012 at 9 26 pm So true Shannon says October 22 2012 at 3 15 pm You keep the original boxes and packaging for everything you buy that is breakable and even some things that aren t because you know that they will pack back up so much more easily JJ says October 22 2012 at 3 15 pm Great list I especially identify with 3 4 7 9 and 12 16 17 and 18 We are serial home renovators It s an addiction Caroline Starr Rose says October 22 2012 at 3 18 pm Your furniture has a colorful collection of those numbered moving labels Caroline Starr Rose s last post Writing Links Erin says October 22 2012 at 3 25 pm Yup agree with all of those I just had my credit card company call to check on a fraud but I needed to verify my identity with my billing address on the card I have everything emailed to me so I usually forget to change it I gave the poor woman eight different addresses since she couldn t even tell me what city the address might be in I think she probably thought I was fake and I can t believe that it s been that many places Ten places and four cities in four and a half years and it doesn t look like there s any end in sight sigh Lori In My Kitchen In My Life says October 22 2012 at 3 25 pm After moving several times early in our marriage we bought a house nineteen years ago and have been here ever since I think occasionally about how much more traumatic it will be if we ever move from here than it was the other times when we were accustomed to it and had fewer belongings It also occurred to me the other day as I was following a moving truck that we have saved so much time and effort over the years by NOT moving I m thankful for that Lori In My Kitchen In My Life s last post Past Blast Applesauce Canning Day Molly says October 22 2012 at 3 31 pm Your phone number starts with an area code that is so not where you live You ve never been to the same doctor dentist twice Doris says October 22 2012 at 3 33 pm LOL I can SO agree with all of these Even when I owned it was only for 4 5 years We are now looking at the permanent house to buy maybe I can finally invest in a brass name plate and a custom stamp I m still amazed how some old mail seems to eventually track me down 6 or 7 addresses later and yet the stuff I should get never seems to come Del Marie Riley says October 22 2012 at 3 50 pm We just moved to Colorado from Florida a month ago I have saved all the boxes we used to move We have a one year lease but found out that the place we rented has a one dog rule per the HOA We have 2 So our land lord put a clause in our lease that if the HOA complains he will let us out of our lease give us our money back and give us 2 months to find a new place I love where we are so I m praying we don t have to move Alaina says October 22 2012 at 3 59 pm Exactly Your home address is where the grandparents live because of moving around so much internationally Your sons passport photo no longer looks like him because he had it taken when he was 3 weeks old You now keep in your brain a whole slew of must have this house feature and never ever have list if you do ever buy your own place The kindle is the best invention You have a best friend from many states and continents therefore wherever you move a priority is good Internet to keep in contact Alaina s last post Sock Monkey Fiesta Jessica Quirky Bookworm says October 22 2012 at 3 59 pm Ha 9 is so true We moved all the time growing up and I remember things by the street we lived on Oh that was on April Lane That was on Winder Court I think that was on Hanging Cliff Or was it April Lane My husband does the same thing so I know all the streets he lived on as a kid too Jessica Quirky Bookworm s last post 31 Days of Awesome Kids Books Pippi Longstocking Kimberly says October 22 2012 at 4 12 pm After moving 3 times during grad school my husband took a job that will move us up to 4 times in a 3 year period So we are constantly doing these things 19 You periodically look at your accumulated stuff and think We ve gotta go thru that so we don t have to move it again 20 You invest in a high powered scanner to eliminate the file boxes of paper 21 Your filing cabinets are plastic boxes with handles from Target and you have a hard and fast rule re the total number of boxes tolerable 22 Rather than paying for carpet cleaning or replacing carpet in your rental you save up for a big pretty wool rug that will disguise the inevitable stains from 3 kids and a dog protect your security deposit and you can take it with you when you move karlee says October 22 2012 at 4 37 pm I related to 17 out of 18 Rita thissortaoldlife says October 22 2012 at 4 47 pm Last year I moved after many years of not moving and I realized how much easier it is when you don t have kids and decades of history to lug around with you I m planning on staying in this house until my kids are grown and launched and then we ll look for a smaller place that we can comfortably grow old in I anticipate one more real move in my lifetime which feels really weird I smiled reading your list because there was a time in my life when all of those things were true for me Rita thissortaoldlife s last post 15 Minute FridayMaybe a new series doyenne says October 22 2012 at 4 56 pm Hah I was nodding away We re doctors and moved a lot during our training Most recent move in January was international whilst 28 weeks pregnant I don t recommend it Hopefully our next move early next year will be our last for a while and we can actually buy a house renovate it to suit ourselves and STAY PUT for a while WilmaJean says October 22 2012 at 5 20 pm How about your family always asks after each move how long do you plan on staying this time And you don t even get offended Amber says October 22 2012 at 5 24 pm I grew up in the Air Force then joined the Army talk about moving It s something like 24 27 moves When we got married we got a brass name plate knocker I was so excited Then we moved and our door has a glass window so no place for the brass name plate It sits in a box waiting for another house Lisa Suit says October 22 2012 at 5 48 pm I totally relate to all of this I am 27 and have moved over 20 times I would have to sit down and count them all out to get the exact number and just moved for the first time with our two daughters 5 weeks ago We re in a rental so I know we will be moving again but I hoping it is a LONG time from now I can t wait until we are financially ready to buy and able to put down some roots Steph says October 22 2012 at 6 07 pm I definitely could identify with many of your points but this one hit home for me especially You remember what year something happened based on where you lived at the time To add you re constantly mixing up the names of pediatricians family doctors etc I ve gotten to the point where I have to think about where we live who our doctor is and write it down before I call to make an appointment Otherwise they think I m crazy Steph s last post A Little Goes a Long Way Jennie says October 22 2012 at 6 43 pm Some of these sound very familiar Luckily we re hoping to stay put here for a while Someday we ll have a brass nameplate Jennie s last post A Big Announcement Amanda The Scacchi House says October 22 2012 at 7 06 pm I love to move When we bought our house in Florida in 2010 I found myself looking at listings within a few months I don t know what it is We just moved to Alaska This was my biggest move yet We sold everything and now everything we own fits into our car It was a challenge trying to decide what to take and what to sell but we figured it out Now that we are here we are searching for a place to live I would eventually like to build a cottage here but I worry I would still look for something else Amanda The Scacchi House s last post Our Trip to Willow Maureen says October 22 2012 at 7 14 pm Oh yes Our children all look very similar as babies In old photos I identify who is who by the curtains or furniture in that house OK so and so was the baby there is that sad I am learning to not keep things that I might use in the next house Just get rid of it and deal with it when I need it The biggest one for me is the portable garden At this house we moved the end of June I am planting things in the ground Putting down roots And if when we move we move No more dragging my plants all over the country For me that is a major accomplishment a major step Thank you for encouraging us to all live more simply Gloria says October 22 2012 at 7 54 pm 21 You have moving boxes that have been marked out multiple times and change which flaps are on top to have a clean writing space Some of ours have been with us through 9 years and 10 moves 22 You are an excellent hole spackler from having to fill them all in every time you move 23 You have more than one change of address in the USPS system Katherine YeOldCollegeTry says October 22 2012 at 8 09 pm All of our cardboard boxes have room labels that have been crossed out multiple times All of our kids have been born in different houses 5 moves in 6 years And we are likely moving again soon Every time I move I think THIS time I m really going to set it up well and get organized No more junk closets Maybe this time that ll be true Katherine YeOldCollegeTry s last post Things I Learned from Camping This Weekend Eleanor says October 22 2012 at 9 26 pm I dream of living in place long enough that the raspeberry bushes I plant will produce fruit Nicole says October 22 2012 at 10 15 pm This is more timely than you know My husband and I just had the fancy return address stamp conversation yesterday and many of those other signs are quite familiar to us as well Stephanie says October 22 2012 at 11 53 pm I have been in my current apartment for over a year It is the longest I have been anywhere since I started college I moved from apartment to apartment for a background check you need your previous addresses it took me and my mother two days using every website we ve ordered stuff from to get that much history I think we could be here for a while but I am hoping not we don t even have a washer and dryer I did by a return address stamp but only because I got it cheap Stephanie s last post Media Monday Borderlands 2 Karis says October 23 2012 at 7 28 am We received an engraved brass knocker handed down through the family but have yet to put it on our door because we re certain we re going to move even though we own our house and have been in it for over 3 years now We are definitely antsy and have said many times that we wish we were still renting which perplexes everyone Karis s last post Sweet Chili Stir Fry Jess says October 23 2012 at 8 07 am Yep I do all of these so funny Today we are having a piano delivered and I ve been losing sleep wondering when we will move next if it will have been worth the delivery fees from the first move Jess s last post Sunday Soup Two Chicks and a Hen says October 23 2012 at 8 10 am I laughed because I recognized almost everything on the list In the last 18 years I ve moved 12 times I ve now lived in the same place for four years and that feels like a lifetime at this point Johanna My Home Tableau says October 23 2012 at 7 47 pm When you break something Like tonight the first thing that pops in your mind is Oh well one less thing to move Totally laughing at this post I can SO relate Thrifty Mom in Boise says October 23 2012 at 8 25 pm I have lived in the same house for nearly 18 years Before that however I could definitely relate to this list Now I feel ill at the thought of packing up to move Mozette says October 23 2012 at 9 13 pm My brother and I were chatting a few weeks back in his back yard and he told me that I ve moved more times than Mum and Dad And when I think back on it I ve have moved around 6 times in my 20 s But in my 30 s I ve been only here in this townhouse The funny thing is that I ve been reluctant to

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