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    Natty68
    Weekly Flylady Thread 10th December 2012
    • #1
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:02 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 10th December 2012 9th Dec 12 at 10:02 PM
    Link to last weeks list

    Welcome to the weekly Flylady thread. If you need help organising your week when it comes to housework, or just the motivation to do the dreaded housework tasks you have to do, come and join us, hopefully make it a little easier. You never know, you might start to enjoy it!

    There are three levels per day with Level 1 being very basic it has been requested that this is just one task per day, Level 2 in the middle, up to Level 3 which is more advanced and time consuming. If you want to do level 2 you add the tasks on level 1 with the level 2 tasks, if you want to do level 3 you add the tasks on, easy peasy. Choose a level to aim for but be realistic, if youve got a busy day on or are just starting etc aim for level one, if you get higher then great, if not then not to worry its only suggestions. Every room comes back around next week. Trust me some days I'll only be doing level one myself.

    THESE LISTS ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS AND NOT A MUST DO LIST, ALWAYS WELCOME TO POST AND FOLLOW YOUR OWN.

    Also adding a declutter mission each day. Another one where its up to you if you want to do it or if you need to. This follows requests from members who are looking to declutter. Fling boogies, hotspot clearing, cupboard sorts, drawer sorts etc will all be on this list. Any problems with this of any suggestions do please let me know.

    A few of the basics before we start the week

    Hotspots are any areas which 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.

    27 Fling Boogie - stick on some loud music, grab a binbag and whizz around the house finding 27 items that can go out with the rubbish, recycling, for charity shop, basically anything that will stop it cluttering your home.

    Swish and swipe 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

    Click HERE to read Toots lovely welcome thread.

    Ok here goes this week!

    Manic Monday- Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One

    Clear and wipe those surfaces, even if around things!
    Level Two
    Clean floors
    Sort fridge bringing what needs using soon to the front, wipe any spills
    Wipe dining table (clean table cloth if necessary)
    Level Three
    Dust any extra furniture in dining area, checking for cobwebs on way round
    Wipe & replace small appliances such as kettle, toaster etc (wipe under too, especially the toaster!)
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances, don't forget those kick boards
    Check those washing machine, tumble dryer, cooker hood and dishwasher filters

    Extra tasks if you want to do more
    • Wipe window sills and clean windows in these rooms
    • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps
    • Clean the inside of cupboard doors
    • Clean oven if you didn't do it last week
    • Clean one cupboard out, what is that in there? anything out of date? Sort through it and clean it before putting everything back
    Christmas Extras
    • Finalise those last minute presents you have to buy..
    • Post all the cards you need to post
    • Wrap all the presents for family/friends
    • Finalise shopping orders/lists for your christmas food shop.. remember shops are only closed for one day!!!!

    Tuesday - Master Bedrooms and Landings
    Level One

    Remove floordrobe, make sure all clothes are put away neatly
    Level Two
    Strip bed linen and wash, replace with clean linen
    Vacuum floors in these areas
    Level Three
    Vacuum mattress
    Make sure drawers and wardrobe drawers close, nothing hanging out!
    Clean tops of drawers

    Extra mission tasks, as always if you fancy an extra challenge try one or more of these
    • Clean windows in these areas
    • Cobweb removal upstairs, go on grab a duster and swipe them down
    • Clear any one hotspot, or spend 10 minutes tackling it
    • Clean a set of curtains, nets or blinds
    • Clean light fittings and light switches in any room, more than one if you like
    • Ring someone you love, just to tell them you love them!!
    Christmas Extras
    • Stick all your cards up
    • Christmas wrapping, try and get at least a few done
    • Replace the batteries in your annoying singing things
    • Make a receipts envelope for all the receipts from Christmas presents, just incase anything needs to go back

    Wednesday - Living Room, Hall and Stairs
    Level 1

    Vacuum floors and sofas
    Clear any clutter from stairs, don't want any accidents
    Level 2
    Dusting, even if around everything
    Clean TV, other electricals and cabinets
    Water any thirsty plants, wipe their poor neglected leaves, don't want Christmas visitors seeing dusty plants!
    Level 3
    Wipe light switches, sockets (make sure they are not switched on) and banister
    Clean any other glass like mirrors, pictures etc
    Tidy shoes, coats and bags, clean any that need it, shine (or dust off/remove cobwebs from) those party shoes ready for Christmas parties

    Extra Mission: pick one or more of the following tasks:
    • Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
    • Clean a window or two.
    • Hotspot clearing time, or at least spend 10 minutes tackling one
    • Ring someone you love, just to tell them you love them!!
    Christmas Extras
    • Make a timetable for christmas prepartions.. turkey in.. turkey out.. etc
    • Spend 30 minutes just having time for yourself, whatever it is doing, because we probably won't have time next week
    • Chase up any deliveries you are waiting for that have not arrived
    • Update remaining present lists

    Thrilling Thursday - Study/PC area and Bathrooms

    Level One

    Clean floors in these rooms
    Level Two
    Clean baths, toilets and sinks
    Clear any clutter from desk
    Dust PC and desk and wipe off those cup rings!!
    Wipe keyboard, house phone, sockets, switches and mouse etc
    Level Three
    Wash your bathroom mats
    Wipe down tiles in bathroom
    Clean shower screen/curtain if you have one/if required

    Extra tasks list, as usual choose one or more if you need something extra to do
    • Clear a hotspot, if it's bad at least spend 10 minutes on it
    • Clean windows in these rooms
    • HHI
    • Spend 30 minutes just having time for yourself, whatever it is doing.
    • Fling boogies are here again, aim for 27 items to leave the house!
    Christmas Extras
    • Bake pies and buns!
    • Sort childrens presents into separate bags so they are easier for santa to sort
    • Last check of the present list, have you got everything?
    • Make a note of when the binmen are coming!!!

    Flipping Friday!! - those frightening kids rooms and spare rooms
    Level One

    Vacuum the floor, even if it's just where you can see
    Level Two
    Clear away anything that isn't in it's place, clothes, toys, books etc
    Dusting.. all those shelves and flat surfaces!! Dont forget the light shade and curtain pole!!!
    Level Three
    Strip beds, turn and vacuum mattresses!! and replace with fresh linen .. check if duvets need freshening up too!!
    Sort through a cupboard/chest of drawers and get the clothes out which are no longer wearable, too small or out of season
    Wipe any sticky marks off walls and doors
    Extra Task List
    • Wash a set of curtains, nets, duvet or throw
    • Wipe the radiators, skirtings, window & door frames!
    • Sort the childrens clothes.. what can you get rid of? What do they need replacing?
    • Grab a binbag and fill it with stuff to leave the house, rubbish or charity shop or to donate elsewhere, free up some space for Christmas
    Christmas Extras
    • Clean out any pets/wash pet bedding
    • Post all the cards you need to post. Last posting dates are drawing very close.
    • Wrap all the presents for family/friends/teachers etc
    • Clean the pantry or airing cupboard or understairs cupboard or shed..
    • Wipe out the freezer.. defrost if needed!!
    Last edited by Natty68; 13-12-2012 at 9:22 PM.

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  • welshdreamer71
    • #2
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:09 PM
    • #2
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:09 PM
    OOOOOOOO just in time i'm on a mission to keep up to the end of the week not go awol half way thru ...

    Manic Monday- Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One
    Clear and wipe those surfaces, even if around things!
    Level Two
    Clean floors
    Sort fridge bringing what needs using soon to the front, wipe any spills
    Wipe dining table (clean table cloth if necessary)
    Level Three
    Dust any extra furniture in dining area, checking for cobwebs on way round
    Wipe & replace small appliances such as kettle, toaster etc (wipe under too, especially the toaster!)
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances, don't forget those kick boards
    Check those washing machine, tumble dryer, cooker hood and dishwasher filters

    Extra tasks if you want to do more
    Wipe window sills and clean windows in these rooms
    Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps
    Clean the inside of cupboard doors
    Clean oven if you didn't do it last week
    Clean one cupboard out, what is that in there? anything out of date? Sort through it and clean it before putting everything back

    Christmas Extras
    Finalise those last minute presents you have to buy..
    Post all the cards you need to post
    Wrap all the presents for family/friends
    Finalise shopping orders/lists for your christmas food shop.. remember shops are only closed for one day!!!!
    2 week 5:2=5.5lb off.
  • Dustykitten
    • #3
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:10 PM
    • #3
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:10 PM
    Thanks natty

    Anyone up for an AnW'sMum style ironing challenge? Commit to clear all your ironing by 31 December to start the New Year with an empty basket.

    Natty
    Skinty
    JulieJim
    PenPen
    CY
    Mumto5
    HelenJelly
    dorajar
    Hex
    Last edited by Dustykitten; 10-12-2012 at 8:27 PM.

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  • froddington
    • #4
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:17 PM
    • #4
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:17 PM
    Thanks Natty I'm aiming to be in and will try and do something. I just don't know where the time goes during the week and then I seem to spend most of the weekend asleep

    I'm away the next 2 weekends for gigs (Bristol and Birmingham!) so need to get something done in the evenings.

    It's great to see Mudbath, Penpen, boddy and Crafty back
    Welcome to any newbies

    And Happy Birthday to juliejim and Mudbath

    Manic Monday- Kitchen

    Level One
    Clear and wipe those surfaces, even if around things!

    Level Two
    Clean floors

    Level Three
    Wipe & replace small appliances such as kettle, toaster etc (wipe under too, especially the toaster!)
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances, don't forget those kick boards

    Christmas Extras
    Post all the cards you need to post
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  • The Dragon
    • #5
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:23 PM
    • #5
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:23 PM
    I'm in again , one main thing I need to do this week is get my repeat prescription sorted as it runs out between Christmas and New Year
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  • Rachel021967
    • #6
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:31 PM
    • #6
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:31 PM
    Please can I join in. I need to do the basic plus decluttering.
  • mineallmine
    • #7
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:35 PM
    • #7
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:35 PM
    The kitchen is exactly what I need. The sort out last week has helped. I struggle day to day to keep it looking ok. But I'm work in progress

    So the surfaces need cleaning
    Need to catch up on washing that's on the kitchen floor

    Declutter 300 things in December challenge, 9/300. Clear the living room. Re-organize storage
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  • Natty68
    • #8
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:40 PM
    • #8
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:40 PM
    Thanks natty

    Anyone up for an AnW'sMum style ironing challenge? Commit to clear all your ironing by 31 December to start the New Year with an empty basket.
    Originally posted by Dustykitten
    Count me in Dusty - I am already making a start on the challenge, trying so hard to clear it but it is going to be a hard task..

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  • pixiedust09
    • #9
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:55 PM
    • #9
    • 9th Dec 12, 10:55 PM
    Hi Folks I've been awol for ages , but really need to get back to flying. The house needs a good sort out and clean, especially now in the run up to the silly season . I've got my tree down from the loft ready to decorate and as we've never had a real tree we're going to get one on tuesday for the lounge . Now I need to get motivated into getting it all done.
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  • Sequeena
    Subscribing

    Manic Monday- Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One
    Clear and wipe those surfaces, even if around things!
    Level Two
    Clean floors
    Sort fridge bringing what needs using soon to the front, wipe any spills
    Level Three
    Dust any extra furniture in dining area, checking for cobwebs on way round
    Wipe & replace small appliances such as kettle, toaster etc (wipe under too, especially the toaster!)
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances
    Check those washing machine, tumble dryer, cooker hood and dishwasher filters

    Extra tasks if you want to do more
    Wipe window sills and clean windows in these rooms
    Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps
    Clean the inside of cupboard doors
    Clean oven if you didn't do it last week

    Christmas Extras
    Finalise those last minute presents you have to buy..
    Post all the cards you need to post
    Wrap all the presents for family/friends
    Finalise shopping orders/lists for your christmas food shop.. remember shops are only closed for one day!!!!

    Extra
    - unpack as many boxes as possible or we'll be eating our Christmas dinner off them
    - Take baby to the doctor
    - Actually buy Christmas cards and some lights to go around the front window
  • skint breeder 5
    Thanks for the list Natty, and Dusty I will join you for the ironing challenge - I need an empty basket for New Years

    No more lurking - off to bed for me!
  • mrsmortenharket
    I'm in.

    I seem to do ok on mon and tues. then weds it slides and the rest of the week is a write off.

    I have a RIDICULOUS amount of wrapping to do this week as well. I will have to dedicate an hour a day to that as well. Every year I say I will wrap as I go along. And every year, I don't!

    Natty, thanks for the list.

    Take care all

    Love, hugs and spoons

    Lisa xxx
  • amyloofoo
    Ooookay, so I tend to go awol half way through the week; but I'm definitely in it again (and fortunately most rooms aren't toooo bad from last week's effort, although the bedrooms are a disgrace)! I have visitors this week so really need to get on top of things.

    Manic Monday- Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One

    Clear and wipe those surfaces, even if around things!
    Level Two
    Clean floors
    Sort fridge bringing what needs using soon to the front, wipe any spills
    Wipe dining table (clean table cloth if necessary)
    Level Three
    Dust any extra furniture in dining area, checking for cobwebs on way round
    Wipe & replace small appliances such as kettle, toaster etc (wipe under too, especially the toaster!)
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances, don't forget those kick boards
    Check those washing machine, tumble dryer, cooker hood and dishwasher filters

    Extra tasks if you want to do more
    • Wipe window sills and clean windows in these rooms
    • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps
    • Clean the inside of cupboard doors
    • Clean oven if you didn't do it last week
    • Clean one cupboard out, what is that in there? anything out of date? Sort through it and clean it before putting everything back

    Christmas Extras
    • Finalise those last minute presents you have to buy..
    • Post all the cards you need to post
    • Wrap all the presents for family/friends
    • Finalise shopping orders/lists for your christmas food shop.. remember shops are only closed for one day!!!!
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  • sunshineyday
    Hi ladies, can I join in too?

    I have been trying to get on top of housework and decluttering for ages but keep losing momentum, I'm hoping this thread will give me the motivation I need

    Manic Monday- Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One
    Clear and wipe those surfaces, even if around things!
    Level Two
    Clean floors
    Sort fridge bringing what needs using soon to the front, wipe any spills
    Wipe dining table (clean table cloth if necessary)
    Level Three
    Dust any extra furniture in dining area, checking for cobwebs on way round
    Wipe & replace small appliances such as kettle, toaster etc (wipe under too, especially the toaster!)
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances, don't forget those kick boards
    Check those washing machine, tumble dryer, cooker hood and dishwasher filters

    Extra tasks if you want to do more

    • Wipe window sills and clean windows in these rooms
    • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps
    • Clean the inside of cupboard doors
    • Clean oven if you didn't do it last week
    • Clean one cupboard out, what is that in there? anything out of date? Sort through it and clean it before putting everything back
    Christmas Extras
    • Finalise those last minute presents you have to buy..
    • Post all the cards you need to post
    • Wrap all the presents for family/friends
    • Finalise shopping orders/lists for your christmas food shop.. remember shops are only closed for one day!!!!
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  • juliejim
    Morning All

    Yes I'm awake at stupid o'clock!

    I'm on a sleepover next weekend and I've got to wrap around 20 presents for that at some point this week. Other than that it's just a normal week! Cubs tonight, football Wed, Beavers & Scouts Thurs, sleepover Fri. Actually Friday's completely written off as I've got to give my dad a lift straight after work, get my stuff for the sleepover, have some tea, walk the dog and be there for about 6.30.

    I've done no ironing this weekend so I think I'm going to get up in a min and do a HHI as the kids have got no uniform ironed.

    Thanks natty for taking over the helm with dusty.

    Have a good day all

    Hugs

    Jue
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  • ionafan
    Morning All

    Yes I'm awake at stupid o'clock!
    Originally posted by juliejim
    Good morning juliejim and everyone Into double figures for December already: where do the days go?

    I was up at silly o'clock too - I have toothache that started on Friday evening, and the paracetamol that I took last night obviously wasn't enough to dull the pain to give me a good night's sleep I shall have to ring the dentist as soon as the surgery opens. Not a good start to the week, but it can only get better... I hope.

    I've already made DH's packed lunch and checked my eB@y sales - two more items to pack immediately, and I'm awaiting two other payments - plus 8 more items finish today, of which one has a bid and 3 others have watchers. I'm well pleased (but not about the toothache!)

    DH has had his model painting stuff all over the lounge and dining room this weekend, so it hasn't been worth trying to clean round him. He *will* put it away before he goes off to work this morning I got my own back by spreading knitting things all over the coffee table - DGD1 wants dolls clothes for Xmas, and the first set (a pram suit) is nearly done, but I'd forgotten how fiddly 4-ply is and it's taken me longer than I'd expected. The rest will definitely be DK

    This week is looking less "bitty" than last week was, so better for flying (I didn't achieve a great deal again last week but we were both out a lot of the time so nobody saw the state of the house). We're working at our local heritage railway all day Wednesdays and Saturdays as volunteers on the Santa Specials
    I want to put up our tree on Friday, so the downstairs has all got to be cleaned thoroughly by then, and the upstairs has to be ready for next week (and I have to be very well organised) for the two days when I shall be looking after DGS1 and DGS2 including their first sleepover here

    I have already cleared the kitchen worktops, so will now go and empty the DW, wipe the oven and do what else I can before breakfast without waking DH up just yet - he needs his beauty sleep!. Emergency dental appointment and GUAG permitting, I'll carry on flying during the day and start on the Christmas cards and wrapping this evening while DH is out.

    (((Hugs))) and spoons to all who need them, especially LW and SB.
  • JennyJewell
    Hello everyone
    Just popping on before I get ready for work
    Thank you for the list Natty x

    Happy birthday juliejim and Mudbath - have a lovely day both

    I have a counselling session after work, coursework to do when I get home plus finish tidying living room and decorate and if time bake some promised cupcakes for myloved ones but will try and do some of the kitchen if only level 1

    Must run off now and get ready for work, catch you later
    Jenny x
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  • juliejim
    3 x HHIs done so that's a start.

    BTW DUsty I'll join in the ironing challenge as I do every year! Don't always achieve it though!

    Ionafan - hope the toothache's sorted out quickly.
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  • Dustykitten
    Morning all

    DS1 away to work
    DS2 like a zombie, didn't sleep well
    DS3 waiting to see how well he is when he wakes up

    Packed lunches, mogs breakfast and wiping the table first, our bed already stripped.

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  • bossymoo
    Morning!

    I'm in for the week again. Thanks for organising, Natty and thanks for last weeks, DK.

    Welcome newcomers! Getting sorted for Christmas?

    I'm working from home today once I get the tots away to nursery, so as usual I made a (small) start last night, and will do some at lunchtime.

    Not me for the ironing challenge, I tend to not iron as much as poss, but the essentials are done as they dry. Nowhere to keep an ironing pile

    Let's get cracking!
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