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    Dustykitten
    Weekly Flylady Thread 2nd December 2012
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    • 2nd Dec 12, 7:08 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 2nd December 2012 2nd Dec 12 at 7:08 PM
    Welcome to the weekly Flylady thread. If you need help organising your week or getting motivated when it comes to housework then come and join us.

    Link to last week's thread

    There are 3 levels per day with Level 1 being very basic, level 2 in the middle, up to 3 which is more advanced and time consuming. Feel free to mix and match to suit your own personal circumstances.

    Every room comes back around next week so please dont stress about catching up

    These lists are only suggestions and not a must do list; you are more than welcome to post and follow your own lists.

    Also adding a declutter mission each day will help to gradually clear the clutter and make flying easier.

    A few of the basics before we start the week

    Hotspots are areas where if one thing gets put there, loads of other things follow!

    Daily routines are anything you need to do on a daily basis like washing, swish and swipe kitchen and bathroom, ironing, making beds, vacuuming high traffic areas, making meals etc.

    Night-time routines are all things which make getting ready in the morning easier, preparing clothes for the next day, making lunches, swish & swipes of the kitchen and tidying the living room before you go to bed plus personals like shower/brush teeth etc.

    Fling Boogie - stick on some loud music, grab a bin bag and whiz around the house finding items that can go out with the rubbish, recycling, for charity shop, basically anything that will stop it cluttering your home.

    Swish and swipe/S&S means have a quick wipe over an area such as a sink or toilet to prevent the build up of dirt. This is usually done on a daily basis

    HHE/HHC/HHI Half Hour exercise/challenge/ironing ... run around for 30 minutes to the Benny Hill music frantically cleaning exercising or ironing.. other music may be used if you prefer!

    Click here to read Toots wonderful welcome guide

    Monday - living room, hallway, stairs
    Level One

    Clear the floor of clutter
    Remove anything now which can give more space for putting the tree up (or tidy your tree if it is up)
    Level Two
    Vacuum the stairs and hallway and living room
    Wipe and water plants
    Level Three
    Wash the windows
    Wipe the paintwork in the hallway and up the stairs

    Extras
    Get yours overseas cards in the post last dates are this week
    International Airmail
    Wednesday 5 December Asia, Australia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
    Friday 7 December Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Middle East and South America
    Monday 10 December Canada, Eastern Europe and USA
    Wednesday 12 December Western Europe

    Write some cards, buy any remaining 'special family ones' before the shops sell out


    Tuesday - Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One

    Declutter and mop/vacuum the floors
    Find and wipe the worksurfaces
    Level Two
    Wipe the big appliances and units.. don't forget kickboards!
    Clean WM and DW filters and top up rinse aid/salt
    Sort the cupboard under the sink
    Level Three
    Wipe the table, including the legs
    Sort through tea towels, table cloths etc and find the Chirstmas ones

    Extras
    Right a list to stock up on Washing powder/liquid, pet food, kitchen roll, foil etc to see you through into the new year


    Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
    Level One

    Strip the bedding and get it washed
    30 minutes floordrobe/junk clearing!!
    Level Two
    vacuum the landing and floor
    Clear and dust one flat surface
    Clean the windows
    Level Three
    HHI
    Collect all the dirty laundry from upstairs

    Extras
    Sort out any extra bedding you will need for overnight guests. Check you have spare tights for any parties.
    Does your 'special occasion' watch need a new battery?
    Clean any jewellery to make it sparkle


    Thursday - Rooms of Doom or just neglected spaces
    Level One

    Make half an hour for yourself
    HH sorting, filing, flinging, putting away
    Level Two
    Vacuum through the rooms that need it
    Wash any soft furnishings that require freshening (cushion covers)
    Level Three
    Sort out your handbag - I had 15 pencils in mine
    Clean out any bins.. and do a binbag dance!!
    Wipe keyboards, phones, games controllers etc

    Extras
    Write a list of all store cupboard items you need to top up, sauces, salt and pepper, pasta, rice, cereals, Tbags etc plus anything you need for Festive baking
    Update remaining present lists


    Friday - bathroom, study/desk
    Level One

    Clean the loo and the bath and the shower and the basins!
    Defragment PC and run spyware scans while scrubbing
    Level Two
    Wash windows
    HH in your ROD
    Level Three
    Wash bathmats/shower curtain
    HHPaperwork
    Extras
    Replace any sponges/flannels/toothbrushes etc that need it
    throw out any empty bottles.. decant dribbles into fuller bottles - make sure your have enough stock of everything to last the month, including tissues and cold relief, don't forget the cream for the Rudolf nose - festive but sore
    Last edited by Dustykitten; 06-12-2012 at 9:46 PM.

    The birds of sadness may fly overhead but don't let them nest in your hair
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  • skint breeder 5
    DS has been decluttered to nursery, had a bite of food out on the run as my reward. Roads are rough everywhere, sat having nice cuppa staring out over the sea and the offshore windfarm - heard Beatles "Here Comes the Sun" on the radio, and I thought someone is really having a laugh today when there is snow on the ground and about 5 minutes later the Sun came out

    the power of positive thinking? or the power of wishful thinking

    done a little bit in here, hoovered mattress that I didn't do last week before my energy ran out, sheets in the wash, hoovered round my room and upstairs landing.

    decluttering a fruit tea now and a quick lurk, before looking for my GUAG to get DS from nursery.

    Will hopefully potter in here a bit later while DS watches his programmes and has a nap (PLEASE sleep child!)

    Happy flying - and not too much extra washing from snowball fights!
  • juliejim
    As I am at home today - I'm not well and neither is DS - would anyone like to join me for a HHC @ 1.15?
    April GC 250/306.40 May GC 250/90.07
    2 Savers Club - 100 banked 03/07, 100 banked 28/08/07, 140 banked 28/04/08
    20p Savers Club - 20 banked 03/07, 60 banked 28/08/07, 60 banked 28/04/08
    21 in 5p,2p & 1p banked 03/07, 9 banked 28/08/07, 26 banked 28/04/08
  • mummyyof5
    Joining late JJ...DS just put some stuff in attic....63 pairs of socks paired up

    Hoovering next..right through house

    Cushion covers and throws in WM
    DWx2
    WMx4
    TDX4..eeekkk
    Airer emptied and refilled
    All ironing done
    Hob cleaned
    clothes away in my room...beds done

    Listy hunting...I have things to cross off...
    Feeding 6 Adults 1 Teen a 8 year old with hollow legs and a very fussy 5 year old. Also 3 cats and 3 fishies
    To include all Food,Toiletries and Petfood.
  • mummyyof5
    Monday - living room, hallway, stairs
    Level One
    Clear the floor of clutter
    Remove anything now which can give more space for putting the tree up (or tidy your tree if it is up)
    Level Two
    Vacuum the stairs and hallway and living room
    Wipe and water plants
    Level Three
    Wash the windows
    Wipe the paintwork in the hallway and up the stairs

    Extras
    Get yours overseas cards in the post last dates are this week
    International Airmail
    Wednesday 5 December Asia, Australia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
    Friday 7 December Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Middle East and South America
    Monday 10 December Canada, Eastern Europe and USA
    Wednesday 12 December Western Europe


    Write some cards, buy any remaining 'special family ones' before the shops sell out..tomorrow I hope

    Tuesday - Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One
    Declutter and mop/vacuum the floors
    Find and wipe the worksurfaces
    Level Two
    Wipe the big appliances and units.. don't forget kickboards!
    DW filters and top uClean WM andp rinse aid/salt
    Sort the cupboard under the sink
    Level Three
    Wipe the table, including the legs
    Sort through tea towels, table cloths etc and find the Chirstmas ones

    Extras
    Right a list to stock up on Washing powder/liquid, pet food, kitchen roll, foil etc to see you through into the new year...can write a list but cant afford to buy it all...done weekly as needed x

    Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
    Level One
    Strip the bedding and get it washed 2done
    30 minutes floordrobe/junk clearing!!
    Level Two
    vacuum the landing and floor
    Clear and dust one flat surface
    Clean the windows
    Level Three
    HHI more than that..
    Collect all the dirty laundry from upstairs

    Extras
    Sort out any extra bedding you will need for overnight guests. Check you have spare tights for any parties.
    Does your 'special occasion' watch need a new battery?
    Clean any jewellery to make it sparkle

    Looking a lot better xxx
    Feeding 6 Adults 1 Teen a 8 year old with hollow legs and a very fussy 5 year old. Also 3 cats and 3 fishies
    To include all Food,Toiletries and Petfood.
  • dancemum
    That's a lot of socks Mummyof5

    Have had a steady stream of visitors dropping off cards for Ds1 (16 today).
    Thanks to you all, I wasn't ashamed of the mess. It's not perfect but lived in.

    Popped out to buy snowsuit for Ds2. Bought 2 sizes for him to try on. It looks like the trousers from 6-8 and the jacket from 9-10 will fit. So may have to take both sets back.

    BG had no record of my appointment to fix a radiator so also went to visit my parents.

    Sofa throw washed and in TD thanks to Miss Muddy Paws.

    Loft is being reinspected at 3pm so may as well do a HHC until then. Join me if you wish.
  • mummyyof5
    Lol..theres a lot of us dancemum and hadnt done it for about 2 weeks
    Feeding 6 Adults 1 Teen a 8 year old with hollow legs and a very fussy 5 year old. Also 3 cats and 3 fishies
    To include all Food,Toiletries and Petfood.
  • juliejim
    Right I'm going to do a bin bag dance and see how quickly I can fill it. If I go in DD's room it will probably take less than 5 mins!
    April GC 250/306.40 May GC 250/90.07
    2 Savers Club - 100 banked 03/07, 100 banked 28/08/07, 140 banked 28/04/08
    20p Savers Club - 20 banked 03/07, 60 banked 28/08/07, 60 banked 28/04/08
    21 in 5p,2p & 1p banked 03/07, 9 banked 28/08/07, 26 banked 28/04/08
  • trulymadlydeeply_indebt!
    Hi all

    Hope everyone is feeling better than us lot today - now all 4 of us are off!!!!

    No flying done whatsoever yesterday, but I'll have a look at the lists now and see if there is anything I can cope with. I have managed to put the WM and TD on though.

    {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}} to all who need them. I'll go back and read the thread in a moment.

    Monday - living room, hallway, stairs
    Level One
    DONE
    Level Two
    DONE
    Level Three
    Wash the windows
    Wipe the paintwork in the hallway and up the stairs

    Write some cards, buy any remaining 'special family ones' before the shops sell out

    Tuesday - Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One
    Declutter and mop/vacuum the floors
    Find and wipe the worksurfaces

    Level Two
    Wipe the big appliances and units.. don't forget kickboards!
    Clean WM and DW filters and top up rinse aid/salt
    Sort the cupboard under the sink
    Level Three
    Wipe the table, including the legs
    Sort through tea towels, table cloths etc and find the Chirstmas ones

    Extras
    Right a list to stock up on Washing powder/liquid, pet food, kitchen roll, foil etc to see you through into the new year


    Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
    Level One
    Strip the bedding and get it washed - DID IT SUNDAY
    30 minutes floordrobe/junk clearing!! - DID IT SUNDAY
    Level Two
    vacuum the landing and floor
    Clear and dust one flat surface

    Clean the windows DO THIS EVERY MORNING THANKS TO CONDENSATION!!!!
    Level Three
    HHI
    Collect all the dirty laundry from upstairs DONE

    Extras
    Sort out any extra bedding you will need for overnight guests. Check you have spare tights for any parties.
    Does your 'special occasion' watch need a new battery?
    Clean any jewellery to make it sparkle
    Last edited by trulymadlydeeply_indebt!; 05-12-2012 at 3:45 PM.
  • Dustykitten
    Get well wishes for all feeling poorly

    Happy birthday to Mr LW

    Not an overly successful Christmas shop but a few more bits got. Plan is to go again on Friday.

    Need to pop into our town now to collect DS1's present and then I'll do dinner.

    The birds of sadness may fly overhead but don't let them nest in your hair
  • Honey Bear
    Echoing Dusty's Happy Birthday wishes to Mr LW.

    Stairs done top to bottom (and a couple of hard to reach places) with fabby new machine and bags ordered for the future. Superking mattress vacuumed both sides and bed remade. I've also retuned the TV to receive TV rather than just radio, following a techincally minded lodger stayed there in October (2011) who fiddled with it. No-one's complained! I'm sick of not being able to watch it while I do the room, so I got the instructions out, having asked OH to sort it out every time we've turned the room around since then. Turns out it's not as difficult as I thought. (as in blowing my own)

    Dog finally surfaced at 3.30 pm. She's been walked, did what she had to do and has had three lots of medicine and ahem breakfast.
    Keeping it AF
  • bossymoo
    I'm home!

    Via post office with last eb@yable and tosco extra for a few bits. Came home and whizzed round bedroom, but will strip bed tomorrow as its a bit late now and I want a cuppa in peace before I get the kiddies

    Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
    Level One
    Strip the bedding and get it washed
    30 minutes floordrobe/junk clearing! more like 10
    Level Two
    vacuum the landing and floor
    Clear and dust one flat surface
    Clean the windows

    Level Three
    HHI don't have any
    Collect all the dirty laundry from upstairs

    Extras
    Sort out any extra bedding you will need for overnight guests. Check you have spare tights for any parties. Trousers all the way this year...
    Does your 'special occasion' watch need a new battery? Don't wear a watch
    Clean any jewellery to make it sparkle don't wear jewellery

    So tomorrow is swimming day, and while it hasn't snowed here, we're are forecast to drop to -5 tonight and possibly snow and wind tomorrow. We won't be going out if we don't have to, assuming it is as bad as forecast. Hence the quick stop at tosco for bread and eggs

    So, swimming seems unlikely, we may put the tree up and make mince pies instead

    And many happy returns Mr LW
    Bossymoo
    Teetering on the edge...


    Sealed Pot Challenge 8 - #91 - 500 so far
  • mineallmine
    Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
    Level One
    Strip the bedding and get it washed Running very low on washing powder so will do this when I've restocked. But re-made the bed and spritzed with linen spray
    30 minutes floordrobe/junk clearing!!
    Originally posted by Dustykitten
    Who's up for a half hour blitz from 5pm?
    Declutter 300 things in December challenge, 9/300. Clear the living room. Re-organize storage
    Cherryprint: "More stuff = more stuff to tidy up!"
    Less things. Less stuff. More life.
    Fab thread: Long daily walks
  • skint breeder 5
    Monday - living room, hallway, stairs
    Level One 100% done at stupid o'clock
    Level Two 100% done
    Vacuum the stairs done Wed pm
    Level Three
    Wipe the paintwork in the hallway and up the stairs - going to change this lightly sand and wipe the paintwork THIS WEEK ready for painting

    Extras

    Write some cards, buy any remaining 'special family ones' before the shops sell out

    Tuesday - Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One
    and mop/vacuum the floors done at 7am Wed - neighbours should be up and awake now!
    Level Two 100% done
    Level Three 100% done
    Extras 100% done

    Extra Extras

    WM x 6 TD x 4, DW x 3
    hospital trip to get replacement *ahem* blood monitor
    declutter and cleaned - pots and pans cupboard
    declutter and cleaned - roasting/cake tins and casserole dish cupboard
    declutter and cleaned - spice drawer
    declutter and cleaned - oriental cupboard (sweet & sour, soy sauce, garlic, ginger etc! all sticky jars thoroughly wiped before going back )
    microwave turntables decluttered to shed for emergencies
    junked saucepans in boot of car for dump run (turned up again forgetting it is shut tues & wed!)
    a quick skype with DD1 at Uni

    Wednesday - Master bedroom and landing
    Level One 100% done
    Strip the bedding and get it washed - just waiting for DS to wake up as he hoisted himself in my bed at about 2am mattress hoovered, bedding washed, dried and put back on - DD3 joined in tag- team wrestling match with me to get Duvet back in cover

    Level Two
    vacuum the landing and floor
    Clear and dust one flat surface
    Clean the windows
    Level Three
    HHI

    Extras
    Sort out any extra bedding you will need for overnight guests. Check you have spare tights for any parties.
    Does your 'special occasion' watch need a new battery?
    Clean any jewellery to make it sparkle

    Extra Extras
    cleaned out medicine cupboard in kitchen -
    Wiped snow off window sills at back of house with soft bristled brush and most of the green mould came off at the same time, so I quick wipe with a damp cloth with diluted bleach should kill the last of the spores.

    DS has been asleep for 30 minutes, so I am going to finish my cuppa and get my head down for a bit, and try again in a little while
  • bossymoo
    Who's up for a half hour blitz from 5pm?
    Originally posted by mineallmine
    I'm up for a hh "collect the kiddies, empty their bags, get them drinks and snacks and put the coats and shoes away"
    Bossymoo
    Teetering on the edge...


    Sealed Pot Challenge 8 - #91 - 500 so far
  • Honey Bear
    I'll join you at 5.00 pm, Mine All Mine. I'm just having a little break and then I need to start finishing all the little jobs I've started over the past three days. It might take some time.
    Keeping it AF
  • cyclingyorkie
    Who's up for a half hour blitz from 5pm?
    Originally posted by mineallmine
    I'm in for a half hour iron and put all the stuff away whilst cooking the tea!!

    DD2 was called into school at very short notice to work as an MSA today - she was BRILLIANT!

    Best of all she thoroughly enjoyed it!
    Flylady and proud of it
  • mineallmine
    Fab! I'm gathering my weapons of mass tidying.

    Black bag. Recycling bag. Charity bag. Bags to sort the washing into.
    Declutter 300 things in December challenge, 9/300. Clear the living room. Re-organize storage
    Cherryprint: "More stuff = more stuff to tidy up!"
    Less things. Less stuff. More life.
    Fab thread: Long daily walks
  • mrs-moneypenny
    lurking today but have achieved a bit
    ive made paper lists so i can cross off on those

    happy birthday mr LW
    hope all are will safe and managing to stay warm
    going to watch a christmas film tonight so hoping to get a few more cards written out
    grocery challenge August budget 400 spent 213.24
    read your books challenge-currently on the cake shop in the garden
    xstitch challenge 63 in Celtic Noel
    15 in 2015 challenge 7/15
    2015 wooligan stuff - 12 squares, 6 prem hats, 2 pairs mittens 3 blankets
  • bossymoo
    Fab! I'm gathering my weapons of mass tidying.

    Black bag. Recycling bag. Charity bag. Bags to sort the washing into.
    Originally posted by mineallmine
    Bag lady?

    So tots are home, toast and juice on tray, wooden train track built, new fairy lights tested, fire on brrr DS says he wants a cuddle as he is cold but he feels hot to me uh-oh now they have polar express on (again) and sitting quietly on sofa with supper.

    Will go get their pjs. CBA making myself some tea so just had a scone. Oops. My last weigh-in of the year on Monday, and I want to see if I can get to 1.5st but that means losing 3lb in 4 days lol. Of course I'll put it all back on over Xmas...
    Last edited by bossymoo; 05-12-2012 at 5:58 PM.
    Bossymoo
    Teetering on the edge...


    Sealed Pot Challenge 8 - #91 - 500 so far
  • Honey Bear
    That was helpful. Two hotspots are now clear, the washing up is done, the minging litter tray is deminged, and the assorted gibble that needs sorting is safely in my office. I'm going to lift the fleeces that have been protecting the carpet now that Dog is a little better and sort the laundry for the laundrette trip on Friday.

    I've just heard that lovely Dave Brubeck (of Take Five fame) has died at 91. We saw him in concert a few years ago - lovely man. Sad.
    Last edited by Honey Bear; 05-12-2012 at 6:06 PM.
    Keeping it AF
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