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#1 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

I am doing this to keep me motivated, this is what I need to get done before moving in 20 days, and doesn't count my normal day to day stuff.

I have broken stuff down, so that I can fit stuff in

LOUNGE/DINING ROOM
Pack Up Ornaments
Pack Stuff In Blanket Box
Clean Front Door
Clean Window Near Front Door
Finish Cleaning Light Shades
Decobweb
Sort Through CD/DVD’s Put Into Folders
Clean Wall That Sconce Is On
Clean Wall That Mirror Is On
Take Down Sconce and Mirror started
Patch Holes From Mirror and Sconce
Finish Packing Half Packed Boxes started

KITCHEN
Sort Through Medicine Box and Chuck Crap
Wipe Out Linen Closet
Pack Candles
Pack Platters/Baking Dishes and Trays/Pack Wine Glasses
Pack Tupperware/Crockery/Cups and Glasses/Cutlery/Cooking Utensils
Pack Small Electrical Appliances
Clean Window/Track/Sill/Screen/Blinds
Decobweb
Clean Stove Top/Range Hood/Grill/Oven/Fan
Clean Drawers/Cupboards  Inside and Out
Wipe Down Walls/Shelf
Pack Bulk Of Food
Clean Sink/Benches
Clean Out Fridge and Freezer
Scrub Floor

LAUNDRY
Clean Filters on Washing Machine and Dryer
Pack
Scrub Sink
Clean Window/Sill/Screen/Track
Clean Walls/Doors
Decobweb
Scrub Floor

JACK’S ROOM
Clean Window/Sill/Screen/Track
Clean Walls/Doors/Blinds
Decobweb
Pack- Books/Toys/Clothes/Ornaments
Dismantle Bed
Sort Through Clothes and Ditch Outgrown Ones
Vacuum

BATHROOM
Clean Window/Sill/Screen/Track
Clean Walls/Doors
Decobweb
Clean Vanity/Mirror/Bath/Tiles/Fan/Shower/Screen
Packing
Scrub Floor

TOILET
Clean Window/Sill/Screen/Track
Clean Walls/Doors
Decobweb
Scrub Floor
Clean Toilet/Cistern

MY ROOM
Clean Window/Sill/Screen/Track/Blinds
Clean Walls/Doors
Decobweb
Dismantle Bed
Sort Through Clothes and Ditch Crap started
Sort Through Makeup and Ditch Crap
Vacuum
Take Down Mirror
Patch Holes From Mirror
Clear Out Under Bed started
Take Down Wall HAngings
Pack Ornaments started

HAYLEY’S ROOM
Clean Window/Sill/Screen/Track/Blinds
Clean Walls/Doors
Decobweb
Pack- Books/Toys/Clothes/Ornaments
Dismantle Bed
Sort Through Clothes and Ditch Outgrown Ones
Vacuum
Fix Blinds

OUTSIDE
Pack Shed started
Clean Windows/Screen
Decobweb
Weed Gardens
Pick Up Rubbish
Hose Down Paths
Clean Driveway
Spread Dirt Into Gardens
Dismantle Vegie Gardens

RENOS FOR OTHER HOUSE
Pick Colour for Vinyl Flooring
Get Clothes Line Installed FIL Doing
Get Towel Holder
Get Mirror for Bathroom
Transfer More Reno Money Over

PAPERWORK
Confirm Removalist
Menu Plan for Next fortngiht
Shopping List
Sort Out Mail Re-Direction
Arrange for Phone Connection and Disconnection
Budgets
Fill In Bus Pass forms and Drop to School
Copy Stuff From Library Books started
Fill In LSL Claim Forms/Get Witnessed and Send
Write Out and Send Xmas Cards

MISC
Pack Up Laybyes
Last Day @ TAFE for Year
Tafe Farewell Lunch
Take Rubbish to New House and Put In Skip
Get CD’s Folders
RSVP for Jack’s Twin Friends Party
Pack Linen Closet
Confirm Mum’s Homecare for Visit
Get Birthday Present for Jack’s Twin Friends
Final Grocery Shop for this house
Sort Out Xmas Presents
Work Out Who Still To Buy For started
Finish Xmas Shopping started
Return Library Books
Get Neighbour to Come and Get the Potting Mix from Vegie Gardens Asked
Pack Kids Stuff for Nan's for Moving Weekend
Hair Cut and Colour For Xmas - wont have time after moving Appt Made
Sort Photos to MIL and FIL's Xmas Present and Get Copied
Last Minute Packing and Cleaning

WASHING
All Pillows
All Quilt Covers/Underlays etc
Kids Doonas
Get My Doona Drycleaned



I hope I have listed everything

Edited by purpleblackqueen, 04 December 2012 - 01:00 PM.


#2 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

Feel free to suggest things incase I have forgotten something?

Edited by purpleblackqueen, 24 November 2012 - 03:05 PM.


#3 PatG

Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

Make sure you don't leave the mail redirection to the day before you move - it takes a few days to take effect and you can set it up for a particular date in advance.

#4 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE (PatG @ 24/11/2012, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Make sure you don't leave the mail redirection to the day before you move - it takes a few days to take effect and you can set it up for a particular date in advance.


Thanks

#5 Feral Cancerian

Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

How exciting! Is the house vacant now?

#6 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

I figure if I do 10-15 things of this list each day I should get it all done  on top of normal daily stuff

#7 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE (CancerianMoon @ 24/11/2012, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How exciting! Is the house vacant now?


Yes it is and renos have begun all week, and are going to be ongoing until the 14th when I move in.

#8 claptrap

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

Looks ambitious!

Perhaps try to prioritise e.g. getting the quotes for built in robes is no doubt important but if you're having them built externally you've possibly missed the boat to get them pre-Christmas anyway, so you could postpone that until the new year.  

It would be a pain to manage without them in your new home, I know, but you are only one woman and there is only so much you can do.  And you need to allow some time to take care of yourself, sit down and have a cup of tea once a day!

Good luck PBQ, hope it all goes smoothly for you.

#9 purpleblackqueen

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

QUOTE (dogged @ 25/11/2012, 09:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks ambitious!

Perhaps try to prioritise e.g. getting the quotes for built in robes is no doubt important but if you're having them built externally you've possibly missed the boat to get them pre-Christmas anyway, so you could postpone that until the new year.  

It would be a pain to manage without them in your new home, I know, but you are only one woman and there is only so much you can do.  And you need to allow some time to take care of yourself, sit down and have a cup of tea once a day!

Good luck PBQ, hope it all goes smoothly for you.




Might look ambitious, but it is what I need to get done, as I will only have 5 days at the other end to get unpacked and ready for xmas before the kids finish school and mum comes.

#10 slvhwke

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

Nothing to add to the list however I would re-order some of the items into the order you need to do them.  Just for easier reading and organising.

E.g. I would change Mirror & Wall Scone ordering in your Lounge/Dining Room category from:

Clean Wall That Sconce Is On
Clean Wall That Mirror Is On
Take Down Sconce and Mirror
Patch Holes From Mirror and Sconce

To:

Take Down Sconce and Mirror
Patch Holes From Mirror and Sconce
Clean Wall That Sconce Is On
Clean Wall That Mirror Is On

Just so that when  you are going through your list - you don't accidentally start something and then backtrack the same area.

#11 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

Could you hire a cleaning company to come in on your last day in your rental for half a day and clean it all? That way you can just concentrate on moving and renovating.

#12 purpleblackqueen

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

QUOTE (kriattica @ 25/11/2012, 10:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could you hire a cleaning company to come in on your last day in your rental for half a day and clean it all? That way you can just concentrate on moving and renovating.



Have been thinking about it, but not @ $55 per hour which is the cheapest I have found so far in my area

#13 purpleblackqueen

Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE (slvhwke @ 25/11/2012, 10:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nothing to add to the list however I would re-order some of the items into the order you need to do them.  Just for easier reading and organising.

E.g. I would change Mirror & Wall Scone ordering in your Lounge/Dining Room category from:

Clean Wall That Sconce Is On
Clean Wall That Mirror Is On
Take Down Sconce and Mirror
Patch Holes From Mirror and Sconce

To:

Take Down Sconce and Mirror
Patch Holes From Mirror and Sconce
Clean Wall That Sconce Is On
Clean Wall That Mirror Is On

Just so that when  you are going through your list - you don't accidentally start something and then backtrack the same area.


Thanks for your suggestion


QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 25/11/2012, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would consider leaving the stuff that you don't have time to do and could be done later. Things like sorting out your medicine box and going through the kids clothes to see what they've grown out of. Just pack all your stuff and then you can do those kinds of things at the other end when you have more time. I am normally all for not dragging crap from house to house, but in your case and with so much on your plate I think it would save you heaps of time if you just stick with the things you have to do, rather than trying to cram even more into your already hectic schedule. It's more about effective time-prioritisation at this stage.

eta; add to that sorting/throwing your make-up and sorting your dvds into folders. You can do all that at your new house and give yourself some more time to rest in the next week - you have enough to do!  original.gif


I get what your saying, but given that this is our first house (unrented), I want to ditch unneeded crap before before, sot hat we can start fresh in our own home, with everything clean and no unneccesary crap

#14 purpleblackqueen

Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

Urggghhh I wish this heat would take a hike, even with my air cond going and set on 18, I still have sweat dripping off me and a headache too.

Also didn't get much sleep last night as it was too hot

Edited by purpleblackqueen, 26 November 2012 - 12:07 PM.


#15 purpleblackqueen

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

Getting there slowly, but still have so much to do, I have removed anything that can wait until after the move.

But I now have 13 days to get all this done----should be interesting. I need to have all the cleaning except for carpets done by moving, as I wont have time to clean after moving due to everything that needs to be done between moving  the 20th when mum and brother arrive

Edited by purpleblackqueen, 01 December 2012 - 07:47 PM.


#16 purpleblackqueen

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:20 AM

I wish it would bloody damn well coll down, so can get more stuff done, it is raining too, but although its only 25 degrees the humidity is 74%, so it is muggy, sticky and horrible.

I am borderline putting on the aircon.



#17 Rainbow Brite

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

Google "end of lease cleaners". I saw before that you could only find one for $55 per hour but I've done this before, capital city, 3 bedroom house, and it was no where near this amount.

And they did the carpets as well. Have you asked your real estate for recommendations?


#18 purpleblackqueen

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE (Madam Plum @ 02/12/2012, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Google "end of lease cleaners". I saw before that you could only find one for $55 per hour but I've done this before, capital city, 3 bedroom house, and it was no where near this amount.

And they did the carpets as well. Have you asked your real estate for recommendations?



Carpets are already booked in to be done 9am on the Monday (keys being returned after I let carpet guy in) after the move and lawns being done on the Friday (day of move)

So cleaners would have to work on the Saturday or Sunday which would up the price too.

Edited by purpleblackqueen, 02 December 2012 - 08:49 AM.


#19 Rainbow Brite

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

Sat & Sun really push the rates!! I actually just recalculated and the $55 per hour would be about right. I had mine  for about 3.5 hours.

Edited by Madam Plum, 02 December 2012 - 08:55 AM.


#20 purpleblackqueen

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

QUOTE (Madam Plum @ 02/12/2012, 09:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sat & Sun really push the rates!! I actually just recalculated and the $55 per hour would be about right. I had mine  for about 3.5 hours.



I figure if I just do the cleaning (based on the condition report) and anything that isn't good enough I will then either dispute or authorise them to get in a cleaner and take it from the bond

#21 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE (purpleblackqueen @ 02/12/2012, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I figure if I just do the cleaning (based on the condition report) and anything that isn't good enough I will then either dispute or authorise them to get in a cleaner and take it from the bond



A very sensible approach.  One that DH and I have taken consistently over the last 7 years of renting together before we finally purchased.

Don't forget to wave a broom at any ceiling corners that might have spiderwebs, they're pretty easy to forget.

hope things are going well!

#22 purpleblackqueen

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:33 AM

QUOTE (NapCat @ 02/12/2012, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A very sensible approach.  One that DH and I have taken consistently over the last 7 years of renting together before we finally purchased.

Don't forget to wave a broom at any ceiling corners that might have spiderwebs, they're pretty easy to forget.

hope things are going well!


So far it is going ok, I am doing the cobwebs. Thanks though for the reminder




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