1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

A 'job' a day keeps the madness away!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Marshall, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    Setting myself a 'job' to do each day whilst I am off work.

    Any ideas welcome!

    Tomorrow is about sorting out our DVD and CD collection and throwing what we don't listen to or watch. The major part will be putting the correct DVDs into the correct cases!

    One question - do I throw or recycle? If I recycle - where to?
    agathamorse and nomad like this.
  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Sort through your kitchen cupboards to chuck out anything out of date.
    And list them so your job the next day is to replenish.
  3. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    Take to charity shops don't bin.
  4. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    That's high up on my list!
    agathamorse and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  5. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    I did it in the summer when 'dealing' with things. I didn't write down what I chucked away and I still keep reaching for things I expected to be there.
    Cornflour is my latest missing item!
    agathamorse and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  6. pink_reindeer

    pink_reindeer Occasional commenter

    Music Magpie? Ziffit?
  7. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Or sell them via Music Magpie
  8. mothergoose2013

    mothergoose2013 Occasional commenter

    Sort out your books and either sell on zapper or webuybooks, or give to the charity shop.
    Go through the wardrobes and sort into keep, charity shop, ragman, or ebay.
    Sort out the cupboard under the kitchen sink???
    agathamorse and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  9. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Copy the music tracks you want to keep in MP3 format with your computer using some software or other, then give them to a charity shop. DVDs are only a quid each or less at Car Boots these days so your best bet is to give them away rather than waiting ages trying to sell them.

    Next stop - book or magazine collections? Realistically which books or mags are you ever likely to use again? Be brutal, and liberate some storage space. :)
  10. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Take the books off the bookshelves, dust them and put them back. That's a job that never gets done in this house!
  11. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Make lists of what you intend to do and then lists of the lists of what you intend to do :)
  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    It's good...but it's not quite Carling.

    Tomorrow morning, before you start, write down a list of all the jobs you intend to do. Include at least half a dozen jobs you have already done (including writing a list) and then cross them off.

    A job list is always better tackled when it is clear that you have already made a good start!

    towncryer, knitone, Marshall and 10 others like this.
  13. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    Go through old photos and scan the ones you want to keep.
    Do you have any trees in your garden to prune? Now is a good time.
    Go around the house. Are there a number of irritating, unfinished little DIY-type jobs to do?
    Write a Real Letter to a friend you haven't seen for a while.
  14. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    In alphabetic order of author surname and author publication date re novels. Texts in alphabetic order of genre and then in alphabetic order of author surname and author publication date.

    Ditto DVDs, CDs and digital files on hard drives.

    In free form areas like kitchen cupboards the tallest objects to the rear, descending in height as you move towards the front of the cupboard.

    In bathrooms all chemical compounds as domestic products to be arranged in their order of chemical reaction.

    Clothing ordered by type, size and colour wavelength.
    bonxie, Marshall, agathamorse and 2 others like this.
  15. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Get all your shoes out and clean them. Get rid of any you don't envisage wearing any more.
  16. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    This lot doesn't sound like "jobs", it sounds like "work"! I do a bit each day as I want to move. I haven't got round to cds yet.
    agathamorse likes this.
  17. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Move the furniture that doesn’t get moved and vacuum behind it.

    Clean the tops of kitchen cupboards.

    Wipe light switches and door handles.

    Check the contents of the freezer and throw out anything with freezer burn.
  18. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Choose a musical instrument to learn and spend 10 minutes a day practising.
    Lara mfl 05 and agathamorse like this.
  19. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I need to replace a couple of valves, organise my tackle for Tuesday, get money out to pay for fishing and Owens's on Tuesday, buy an item on-line, clean my flask from fishing before Christmas, dump gone off bait from before Christmas, do whatever Maleficent demands of me, consider flights to Greece.
    Too much.
    agathamorse likes this.
  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    That's the @EmanuelShadrack way!
    agathamorse likes this.
  21. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Learn to make macarons. There's quite a knack to it, and any that go wrong on the way will still be good to eat. And once you've mastered them, all your friends will be really impressed with your skill.
    towncryer, emerald52 and agathamorse like this.

Share This Page