Ride Over - Delete 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Train - Awaiting Receipts of a Few Envies Still

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    Taking sign ups until 8/20/18.

    Mail out days will be on Fridays: 8/24, 8/31, 9/7 & 9/14.
    We are going to allow a longer sign up period to hopefully get some riders on this train.
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    This is a twist on the familiar Rider's Choice train made popular by our trains moderator, @mydogalex2000! You can choose to ride for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks! Please let me know how many weeks you want to join us, and which week(s) you'd like to mail! If you do not specify, I will assume one week and the first week.

    Make sure to read all requirements before signing up to ride:
    New traders with a feedback rating of at least 5, who have plenty of coupons to share are welcome!

    This train will run for four weeks. Every evening (with weekends off) a small "home organization" task will be posted for you to complete on the following day, and a bonus item or two. There is an assignment during signups, in the first post beneath this one. This train is designed for working people, nothing overly complicated will be posted. By the end of the month you will have an organized home, and a nice little pile of coupons from your fellow riders!

    Please feel free to post when you have completed the required task to keep yourself accountable and motivate us! If you complete the bonus tasks, let us know that too! You will inspire your fellow riders to press on!

    Prize: At the end of the ride, one rider will be chosen using the Random Number picker in the RAOK forum. The person who's post # matches the number picked will receive an envie from me that will include address labels and whatever else I can conjure up.


    Each week you choose to ride, you will mail one envie to a fellow rider and a fellow rider will mail one to you.
    I will send out a rider list to each rider with the riders mailing info you will need to send your envie each week.

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    Envie/Coupon Requirements:

    Each envie must have a minimum of 25 quality coupons. The idea is to check your fellow riders "Wish List" if at all possible, and send an envie your receiver will be happy to receive.

    NOT ALLOWED:
    Baby, pet, meds, restaurant or oddball products that very few members use like Depends, Poise unless you have an exact "Wish List" match.
    For Example: If someone says they can use cat food frees, do not include regular cat food, unless it is an extra.

    When in doubt contact your fellow rider for guidance on what to send or stick to food coupons.
    Limit of 1 of each coupon unless it is an exact match to a wish list. If you have and exact wish list match, then duplicates are encouraged! Also, more than 1 of something is okay if if its an "extra" above the 25 required coupons.

    These items okay
    ONLY if they are on your receiver's Wish List: Printables, expireds, store specific coupons, BTFE's Coke Codes, Pepsi Codes or other similar promo point type items.
    Rebates and TMF forms are GREAT to include. Please watch state restrictions.

    Please Note: This train is "potluck," which means you may not get even 1 coupon from your "Wish List." Your fellow rider just may not have what you need.
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    Coupon Expiration Requirements:
    Coupons must have an expiration date of at least 2 weeks from the mail date. So that means:

    For Mailout on 8/24....NO q's expire before 9/7
    For Mailout on 8/31....NO q's expire before 9/14
    For Mailout on 9/7....NO q's expire before 9/21
    For Mailout on 9/14....NO q's expire before 9/28


    If you want to include extras with shorter dates that is fine as long as it is over the 25.

    OTHER EXPECTATIONS OF YOU:


    You must post when you mail and when you receive. If for any reason, any of your envies are not received, you will be asked to resend it at the 2 week point. Also, an envie not posted as received at the 2 week point will be marked as received. Joining this train is your agreement to these rules.

    Please leave feedback for your match ups!

    You need an updated "Wish List" to ride. Please Note: If your list is very short and specific, other train riders will have a harder time matching your list. There is an excellent article (shameless plug, for something I wrote ;)) on this subject here:
    I understand that Trains are Potluck, but what can I do to encourage others to send me a good envie?

    Thanks to @dominicsmommy, @mydogalex2000 and Money Saving Mom for this train idea!

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    Riders List:

    @pasharain
    @jastwins - Weeks 3 & 4
    @mary topinka - All 4 Weeks
    @grandma608 - All 4 Weeks
    @janastanley - Weeks 2, 3 & 4
    @flowerkitty - Weeks 1 & 4.

    Matchups:

    Matchups will start off black, turn green when mailed and blue when received.

    Matchups Week 1 (8/24):

    pasharain to grandma608
    Mary Topinka to flowerkitty
    grandma608 to Mary Topinka
    flowerkitty to pasharain


    Matchups Week 2 (8/31):

    pasharain to janastanley
    Mary Topinka to grandma608
    grandma608 to pasharain

    janastanley to Mary Topinka

    Matchups Week 3 (9/7):

    pasharain to jastwins
    jastwins to Mary Topinka
    Mary Topinka to pasharain
    grandma608 to janastanley
    janastanley to grandma608

    Matchups Week 4 (9/14):

    pasharain to Mary Topinka
    jastwins to flowerkitty

    Mary Topinka to janastanley
    grandma608 to jastwins
    janastanley to pasharain
    flowerkitty tograndma608
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Throughout the train ride: You can find all the tasks assigned during the ride here (they will also be posted in the thread):

    Task #10 Friday

    Vacuum your carpeted closets. Sweep or mop the floor in those closets without carpet. Remove all items from the closet floor and get rid of clutter, trash, and items that don’t belong in that closet.

    Bonus: Set the timer for 15 minutes and wipe down your windowsills and trim around your windows (that is, if you didn’t wipe these when you wiped down the baseboards earlier this month).

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    Task #9 Clean your vents AC and bathroom vents.


    Clean your vents. If you have floor vents that can be removed, remove them and wash them in warm soapy water. Vacuum/clean any dirt or grime around the floor vent area and replace the vent. Use a vacuum attachment and/or a wet rag to dust/clean your other vents.

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    Task #8 Wednesday 9/5

    Dust all ceiling fans and clean all light fixtures in your house. Check for burned out light bulbs and replace.

    Bonus: Set the timer for at least 15 minutes and do something you really enjoy and that relaxes and rejuvenates you. Need ideas....call a friend, pray, exercise, bake, play with your children, laugh with your husband, stop by the bookstore and browse the book selection, work in the garden, or just sit and do nothing! Take some time to just stop and enjoy life today!

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    Task #7 Tuesday 9/4

    Set the timer for 15 minutes and go through your dresser drawers. Remove items you no longer love, need, and/or wear. Quickly organize the remaining items.

    Bonus: Wipe down all the door handles in your home. You can use a damp rag with a little disinfectant on it or a cleaning wipe.

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    Holiday on Monday

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    Task #6 FRIDAY 8/31


    Clean out the inside of your vehicle.
    Remove all trash and clutter. Use a vacuum attachment to vacuum out all the seats and floors.

    Bonus: Wipe down the baseboard in your house. I use the Swiffer dusters on the extension wand, and sometimes the hose on my vacuum for this...both work well. Have kids or grandkids around the house, reward them for some assistance with this.

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    Task #5 THURSDAY 8/30

    Clean Your Bathrooms in 15 minutes. Here are some tips:

    1. Remove the knick knacks and place them out of the way.

    2. Remove the throw rugs and shake them out. Put them in the laundry to be cleaned if needed.

    3. Sweep or vacuum the floor.

    4. Spray the counter top and let your cleaner do the work.

    5. Spray the mirror and wipe it down.

    6. Spray the toilet with cleaner inside and out. Let the cleaner sit.

    7. Go back to the counter top. Scrub and wipe it down.

    8. Spray the bath tub and shower down.

    9. Scrub the inside of the toilet with a brush. Flush the toilet to rinse the bowl. Wipe down the outside. Don’t forget the place behind the seat and the outside of the toilet bowl and base.

    10. Scrub the tub down and rinse. Hint: Clean clear plastic shower curtains in the washer on hot/normal. Add a few small white towels to create scrubbing friction and bleach. Remove it and hang it back up to drip dry.

    11. If you have linoleum or tile, mop the floor. If the room is small, you can spray your cleaner directly onto the floor and wipe it up with a sponge or cleaning cloth. Let dry for ten to fifteen minutes.

    12. Put back the rugs and knick knacks. Check your toilet paper supply. Put out fresh towels.

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    Task #4 WEDNESDAY 8/29

    Clean your couch.
    Remove your couch cushions and clean out any crumbs, toys, or other miscellaneous items you find. Use an attachment on your vacuum to vacuum the cushions, underneath the cushions, and all crevices of your furniture. Spot clean the fabric, if needed.

    Bonus:
    Clean out underneath your beds and furniture. Remove clutter and trash and put it away or throw it away. Move the furniture (if possible) and vacuum underneath.

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    Task #3 TUESDAY 8/28

    Set a timer for 15 minutes and do a quick- clean of your bedroom: throw out any trash, put away items that are out of place, get rid of clutter, tidy up, vacuum, and make your bed.


    Bonus: Clean out and organize your freezer.

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    Task #2 MONDAY 8/27

    Set a timer for 15 minutes and do a quick- clean of your kitchen: wash the dishes/load the dishwasher, clear off the countertops, and, if you have time, wipe down the countertops and the outside of the cupboards with wet rag or cleaning cloth.

    Bonus: Find 7 items to get rid of today. Throw them out, stick them in a donate or garage sale box, give them to a friend who can use them, or list them on Craigslist or eBay and make a little pocket money.

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    Task #1 FRIDAY 8/24

    Make a list of 5-10 home organization things you would personally like to accomplish during this train ride.


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    Task #3 During Sign ups. Clean out your Fridge. Throw out anything bad and take note of what you have on hand to use in meals this week. Wipe shelves down.

    Bonus: If you have a freezer, do an inventory. Plan meals around what you have on hand and save a little $ this week.


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    Task #2 Complete anytime during the sign up period.

    Check back, more assignments will be posted during signup, to get us fired up!

    Required: Set a timer for 15 minutes and quickly pick up and put away everything you can. Focus on the main living areas of your home.

    Bonus: Do something for you...do you nails, give yourself a mini-facial, take a bubble bath...anything that will make you feel good.

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    Task #1 Complete anytime during the sign up period.

    Check back, more assignments will be posted during signup, to get us fired up!

    Required: Clean out your purse and/or diaper bag.

    Bonus: Find 7 items to get rid of today. Throw them out, stick them in a donate or garage sale box, give them to a friend who can use them, or list them on Craigslist or eBay and make a little pocket money.
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Okay so my husband and I went to the movies the other night, and I totally found popcorn in the bottom of my purse. o_O
     
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    It is 11:43 pm, but I just got this done. Had a day of dr appts and shopping with D1 & d3
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Are you riding? :)
     
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    I will ride this train
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    How many weeks would u like to ride? ;)
     
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    I can ride weeks 3 and 4. forgot I have to get all those girls to college!!!
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Ba Bump!
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Up for Riders! ;)
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Task #2 Complete anytime during the sign up period.
    Check back, more assignments will be posted during signup, to get us fired up!

    Required: Set a timer for 15 minutes and quickly pick up and put away everything you can.
    Focus on the main living areas of your home.

    Bonus: Do something for you...do you nails, give yourself a mini-facial, take a bubble bath...anything that will make you feel good.
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Ba Bump!
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Ba Bump! :cool:
     
  14. mary topinka

    mary topinka Active Member Trader Group

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    I will try this. I am sure this is a good thing for me.
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Yay! How may weeks would you like to ride, and which ones? @mary topinka
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Up for more riders. ;)
     
  17. mary topinka

    mary topinka Active Member Trader Group

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    4 weeks
     
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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    Up for riders.;)
     
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    i wil ride for 4 weeks
     
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    Can I sign up for weeks 2,3,4? We just moved and my house is upside down this week. Thanks!
     
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