Well, at least last night instead of leaving dishes in the sink I rinsed them off and put them in a wash basin to soak over night. That way it kept the sink free for use and I think it is more sanitary to wash them in a basin kept specifically for dishes. 16 months ago
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Morning: make the bed, get dressed in bathroom and swish and swipe, grab load of laundry and start it, start computer while making coffee, put on music that is upbeat but not aerobic, dust mop while brewing
Afternoon: Hot spot, emails, dinner prep 27 fling boogie!
Night: Pick out clothes, check calendar, shine sink
Post its!!! 17 months ago
I was so excited about starting this that I really did a thorough search of the FlyLady site to get a feel for it. All of a sudden it dawned on me that the positive encouragement and well thought out direction is exactly what I’ve missed out on to a great extent in my life. I saw a stupid pen that said, “I am so proud of you” and I broke down in tears. That is just pathetic. Sometimes I am surprised at the depth of my brokeness. I try to be strong but I am not. My mother was never a real mother to me and I lost someone recently who had been a surrogate mother to me for years. She was my boyfriend’s mom and I always thought she’d be there for me in the way my mother never was if my bf and I were to get married. Now she is gone too and I am left with a mom sized hole in my heart. I feel like she is still watching over me though and I consider her my mother even now. I believe it is her prayers which have brought motherly blessings into my life recently- including the flylady website. Thank you D. I will always love you as if you were my very own mother. If this were a letter it would be drenched in my tears… I miss you doesn’t begin to tell you how I feel 17 months ago
15 minutes to declutter with 15 minute breaks
27 fling boogie
Dressed and laced
Clean dish towel and rag daily
Fill sink with hot, soapy water while cooking (get better water plug)
Keep a can of Comet, bottle of Windex, and cleaning towels handy (for the little spritz that keeps things shiny)
Clean fridge day before you shop
Keep Master Grocery List and highlight things as you run out of them
Go through mail as soon as it comes with garbage can, cards and
calendar at your side. Have one place for bills and put them there!
Place advertisements next to chair for your next break. Go through them with scissors, grocery list and can ready.
3 laundry baskets: whites, brights and delicates. Immediately hang up what is wearable.
Only wash when you have time to dry, fold, and put away.
Windex, comet and paper towels in bathroom too.
No shoes laying on floor of living room
Unload car every time you get out
Check oil weekly
One new habit each month.
Monday is daily cleaning, Wednesday is errand day, Thursday is grocery day and Friday is “desk day”, focusing on paperwork and finances, as well as the day to declutter the car.
45 mins at a time 17 months ago
FlyLady’s Eleven Commandments
1. Keep your sink clean and shiny.
2. Get dressed every morning, even if you don’t feel like it. Don’t forget to lace up your shoes
3. Do your morning and before bedtime routine every day.
4. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked by the computer.
5. Pick up after yourself. If you get it out, put it away.
6. Don’t try to do two projects at once. ONE JOB AT A TIME.
7. Don’t pull out more than you can put back in one hour.
8. Do something for yourself every day, maybe every morning and night.
9. Work as fast as you can to get the job done. This will give you more time to play later.
10. Smile even when you don’t feel like it. It is contagious. Make your mind up to be happy and you will be.
11. Don’t forget to laugh everyday. Pamper yourself, you deserve it. 17 months ago
Yeah! this is definitely something I’ve wanted to work on and I love that FLY LADY gives you a plan to stick to :)
http://www.collington.us/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Flylady-beginner-baby-steps.pdf 17 months ago