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It just occured to me today that we haven't had any guests or visitors for awhile - other than guests from the mainland or other islands - I mean just drop in guests. I want my home to be comfortable and presentable for anyone at anytime. So here's my plan........

........each and everyday I am going to do something to clean and clear up my home as part of my daily home imrovement steps....and I am going to post here what I've accomplished.

Today I:
*Cleaned off the LR side chair - and put everything on it away.
*Cleared off the coffe table - put everything away and folded up the coffee table
*Cleared off the couch and put everything away.
*Started the 'going to school' pile
*Did a partial clean up of the kitchen counters - means I did not take everything off, but put things away that didn't belong there and wiped down the counters.

It's a start and I'm going to stay with it.
 
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Good Job! I know nothing gets me motivated to clean like the thought of company. I try to keep everything put away as much as I can every day but with 2 kids, 1 husband , 3 cats and a dog it isn't always perfect here. Good luck on your challenge. = )
 
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Mahalo Jamielane - that's why we do okay with non Maui guests - we have time to prepare. I want to be prepared for everyday guests and enjoy having peole over more often!!
 

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Oh MM you are so sweet to worry about company! You know me and my company!...... They get what I have to offer! I wish though that I could be more organized and tidy for when they drop in.

Good luck! I know you can do it! :)
 
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Mahalo Debbie - I'm sure others might not mind, but I am truthfully so tired of living with so much stuff - want to have a nice and pretty home. The basics are sure here - just covered up!!
 

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From the pictures I have seen, your home is gorgeous! Don't bother cleaning fir me when I drop in! :D
 

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I wish - would welcome you with open arms!!
 

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That is really nice of you. I don't like people that just drop by. :D They will just have to trip over the toys. :p
 
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Way to go! I would love to have company stop over, but we don't really know anyone here that well.
 

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I am sure you will get it done MM.......good luck....just stay with it.

My motto is: a home without 'craft piles' is not a home! :laugh:


That is really nice of you. I don't like people that just drop by. :D They will just have to trip over the toys. :p
I have one friend that NEVER calls.....just drops in, but she is so non-judgmental that I don't even think about it.....not that I would worry anyway.

From the pictures I have seen, your home is gorgeous! Don't bother cleaning fir me when I drop in! :D

DC and I will be there together..........see you soon! :laugh:
 

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DC and I will be there together..........see you soon!
Um hello guys, don't forget to pick me up. :D
 

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Um hello guys, don't forget to pick me up. :D
Okay....here is the plan........DC will drive (or fly) to my place....you will get here too.........then we will pop on over to Seattle in my car and fly out from there........much cheaper. You will get to see the beautiful Snoqualmie Pass....and other new territory.....and save money too!
 

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Okay....here is the plan........DC will drive (or fly) to my place....you will get here too.........then we will pop on over to Seattle in my car and fly out from there........much cheaper. You will get to see the beautiful Snoqualmie Pass....and other new territory.....and save money too!
That works. But do you have beer for the trip? Sounds like a plan and maybe we can help MM clean her house if we can sip some of that Hawaiian tropical special. ;)
 

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You may sip away all you want!! Wouldn't that be fun!! We can only dream - and dreams do come true!!
 

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dreams do come true!!
Isn't that one of the lines near the end of a Sugarland song? ;) Of course dreams come true...you do everything you can to make it happen but when it does....its wonderful! :)

Maui - I know you'll get it done, you're full of determination AND you've broken it down into baby steps. I need motivation to get my butt in gear. There's been extra and unnecessary family drama (is it ever necessary?) over my dad and well....b/c of it, I'm all blah. Not motivated to do any extra towards my 'dream' of a clean and decluttered home.

You can do it! :cheergrl:
 

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Mahalo Libby. What's a Sugarland Song?

Things go in cycles for me and I think for most of us. Give yourself a break until you are ready. While I believe in pushing myself sometimes - it definitely isn't all the time!!

Mahalo for your suport and kind words!!
Wonder what I'll work on tomorrow?
 

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Sugarland is a country band.

Here's the video for the song - at about 3.45...basically at the end...the guy sings "dreams come true" :)

 

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Sounds like a plan. You can do it.

I love drop in guests. Everyone in our family knows we have a "open door" policy. Hubby grew up with a literal open door. He said you never knew who was going to be there and nearly half the town he was related too (okay that is a bit of an exaggeration).

We are working on making the house more welcoming and comfortable for us. Right now that includes working furniture, Little Miss a bed frame, a "desk" instead of a card table of the extra computer, sofa and loveseat.

Hubby ask me why I was still up. Told him I had an odd feeling that everything was fixed and I wanted to enjoy it. He said could understand the yesterday the house was broke and today lots was fixed.
 
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Hubby ask me why I was still up. Told him I had an odd feeling that everything was fixed and I wanted to enjoy it. He said could understand the yesterday the house was broke and today lots was fixed.
That sentence didn't make sense. (Probably time to it the hay.)

so here it is fixed

Hubby asked me why I was still up. I told him that I had an odd feeling that everything was fixed and I wanted to enjoy it. He said he could understand, as yesterday the house was broken and today lots was fixed.
 

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I will be something like this for the next to weeks to get ready for the holidays. I want visitors this season but if the house isn't presentable I won't be comfortable to invite them in.
 
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