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Weekly Flylady Thread 20th February 2012
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Dustykitten
Old 19-02-2012, 9:22 PM
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Default Weekly Flylady Thread 20th February 2012

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.

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 don’t 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!

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Monday - Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One

Sweep and mop the floor - right into the corners
Clear and wipe table
Level Two
Wipe the worksurfaces, including underneath anything which lives here
Clean out the fridge, use up or chuck anything at or past it's best
Level Three
Sort out a hotspot
Clean a window
Wipe any marks froms walls/doors
Extras
Refill salt/pepper/herb pots etc (give them a wipe whilst you're at it)
HHI or exercise
HHPaperwork or gardening


Tuesday - Master bedroom and Landing
Level One

Clear the floors and hoover
Declutter and wipe one surface
Level Two
Strip and remake the bed
Wipe the skirting boards
Level Three
Dust the lampshade and curtain pole
Empty any upstairs bins
Dust any pictures
Extras
Sort out a handbag
Locate your summer sandles, do they need cleaning/reheeling
HHI


Wednesday - Living Room, Hall & Stairs
Level One
15 minutes tidy up/putting away in this room
Hoover behind/under any furniture you can safely move
Level Two
S&S the downstairs loo
Dust all electrical items
Level Three
Clear and hoover the stairs
Polish something, brass, shoes, table, the family silver
Dust on top of door
Extras
Mend something that needs fixing
HHExercise or me time
Catch up on any email/post


Thursday - Bathroom and study
Level One

Clean sink and toilet
Clear the bath and shower
Level Two
Wipe your keyboard and mouse (which probably have more germs on than the loo)
Sweep and mop floors
Level Three
Shine your mirrors
Descale your taps
Change the towels, sponges, bathmats
Extras
Review your finances, have you/can you do an ISA for 2011-12
Clear out some emails or favourites
15 minutes decluttering somewhere


Friday - Any room that needs attention Kid's bedroom/ Spare Room
Level One

Hoover anywhere that needs it
HH Me time
Level Two
Strip, wash and replace any bedding
Find a home for a homeless item
Level Three
Fling open the windows for some fresh air
Clean a window
Sort that drawer/pile which has been on your list for ever
Extras
Meal plan for the weekend
Catch up on phone calls
Dust your most fluffy area

The birds of sadness may fly overhead but don't let them nest in your hair

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Old 19-02-2012, 9:32 PM
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Great, Thanks Dusty - I'm in. Will get cracking now as I'm off to see relatives to-morrow for a few days. Catch up later in the week.
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Old 19-02-2012, 9:32 PM
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I'm in.

My extras for this week:
Get work and nursery clothes out each night.
Find a better ISA.
Get some storage boxes and get them up in loft.
Actually concentrate at work!
Having looked at the list I need to fix my pepper mill it's been broken a few weeks...

Tuesday will be a bit busy for me I have work then two appointments so might have to catch up Wednesday.

Happy flying x
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I will manage to clean this week, I will manage to clean this week!
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Old 19-02-2012, 9:34 PM
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I'm in again this week, lurking till Thursday though as still at my parents being spoilt
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Old 19-02-2012, 9:38 PM
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I'm here! Let's see what I manage to do this week!
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Old 19-02-2012, 9:44 PM
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Count me in - hopefully a better week than last week, although DS1 has an inset day toorrow and I'm also out for a coffee morning at soft play...


Monday - Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One
Sweep and mop the floor - right into the corners,
Vacuum dining room
Clear and wipe tables
Level Two
Wipe the worksurfaces, including underneath anything which lives here
Clean out the fridge, use up or chuck anything at or past it's best
Level Three
Sort out a hotspot
Clean a window
Wipe any marks froms walls/doors
Extras
HHI or exercise
HHPaperwork or gardening

I'm not adding anything to the above - will see how I get on with what's already there!!
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Old 19-02-2012, 9:50 PM
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Please count me in this week. I started following this last week but I got a bit lost towards the end of the week.

Monday - Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One
Sweep and mop the floor - right into the corners
Clear and wipe table
Level Two
Wipe the worksurfaces, including underneath anything which lives here
Clean out the fridge, use up or chuck anything at or past it's best
Level Three
Sort out a hotspot
Clean a window
Wipe any marks froms walls/doors
Extras
Refill salt/pepper/herb pots etc (give them a wipe whilst you're at it)
HHI
Frozen food shopping

Not a productive day today but every little helps.

Tuesday - Master bedroom and Landing
Level One
Clear the floors and hoover
Declutter and wipe one surface
Level Two
Strip and remake the bed
Wipe the skirting boards
Level Three
Dust the lampshade and curtain pole
Dust any pictures
Extras
Sort out a handbag
HHI

Not a productive day flylady wise today, as I seem to have spent the day chasing my tail with work.

Wednesday - Living Room, Hall
Level One
15 minutes tidy up/putting away in this room
Hoover behind/under any furniture you can safely move
Level Two
Dust all electrical items
Contact landlord regarding faulty switch
Level Three
Clear and hoover the stairs
Polish something, brass, shoes, table, the family silver
Dust on top of door
Extras
HHExercise or me time
Catch up on any email/post

Not a very productive day today as dd ws not too well and was being very clingy.

Thursday - Bathroom and study
Level One
Clean sink and toilet
Clear the bath and shower
Level Two
Wipe your keyboard and mouse (which probably have more germs on than the loo)
Sweep and mop floors
Level Three
Shine your mirrors
Descale your taps
Change the towels, sponges, bathmats
Extras
Review your finances, have you/can you do an ISA for 2011-12
Clear out some emails or favourites
15 minutes decluttering somewhere

Friday - Any room that needs attention Kid's bedroom/ Spare Room
Level One
Hoover anywhere that needs it
HH Me time
Level Two
Strip, wash and replace any bedding
Find a home for a homeless item
Level Three
Fling open the windows for some fresh air
Clean a window
Sort that drawer/pile which has been on your list for ever
Extras
Meal plan for the weekend
Catch up on phone calls
Dust your most fluffy area
Aiming to get Debt Free.

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Old 19-02-2012, 9:52 PM
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thanks for the lists Dusty, im in again. written out a copy so i can get n incase puter doesnt go on fisr thing.
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Old 19-02-2012, 10:01 PM
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I'm in too Dusty. Thank you JJ for last weeks list and sorry I had such trouble keeping up Was lovely to see the sunshine today :-) Hoping it and you lovelies will spur me on this week. Hoping to have a better week this week.
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thank you and boo!

On a misssion to get through the bathroom/loo tomorrow.. the kitchen is maybe 80% done the backroom is bearable and the middle room is in dire need of sweeping!
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Old 19-02-2012, 10:40 PM
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Evening all!

Been waiting to see what the list would be for tomorrow - just waiting for the TD to finish the penultimate load before the final load goes in the washing machine - this flying is infectious!

Monday - Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One

Sweep and mop the floor - right into the corners
Clear and wipe table
Level Two
Wipe the worksurfaces, including underneath anything which lives here
Clean out the fridge, use up or chuck anything at or past it's best
Level Three
Sort out a hotspot
Clean a window
Wipe any marks froms walls/doors
Extras
Refill salt/pepper/herb pots etc (give them a wipe whilst you're at it)
HHI or exercise
HHPaperwork or gardening

Will see how much I can get done tomorrow - the kitchen is still looking good from last week's efforts!

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Going to have a go this week and see how I get on:


Monday - Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One

Sweep and mop the floor - right into the corners
Clear and wipe table
Level Two
Wipe the worksurfaces, including underneath anything which lives here
Clean out the fridge, use up or chuck anything at or past it's best
Level Three
Sort out a hotspot
Clean a window
Wipe any marks froms walls/doors
Extras
Refill salt/pepper/herb pots etc (give them a wipe whilst you're at it)
HHI or exercise
HHPaperwork or gardening

Tuesday - Master bedroom and Landing
Level One

Clear the floors and hoover
Declutter and wipe one surface

Level Two
Strip and remake the bed
Wipe the skirting boards
Level Three
Dust the lampshade and curtain pole
Empty any upstairs bins
Dust any pictures
Extras
Sort out a handbag
Locate your summer sandles, do they need cleaning/reheeling
HHI

Wednesday - Living Room, Hall & Stairs
Level One
15 minutes tidy up/putting away in this room
Hoover behind/under any furniture you can safely move
Level Two
S&S the downstairs loo
Dust all electrical items
Level Three
Clear and hoover the stairs
Polish something, brass, shoes, table, the family silver
Dust on top of door
Extras
Mend something that needs fixing
HHExercise or me time
Catch up on any email/post

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Dusty thanks for the lists I wont manage them all but looking at the house I have to manage at least level 1.

I have one more week of placement and yes have enjoyed it but it does take over life.
For tomorrow i will -
Monday - Kitchen and Dining Room
Sweep the floor - right into the corners
Clear and wipe table
Wipe the worksurfaces, including underneath anything which lives here
HHI or exercise

It doesnt seem much but with the planning i will need to do tomorrow and this list is will take tomorrow night.

Hope all well here havent managed to catch up over the past few weeks.
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Old 19-02-2012, 10:48 PM
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Thanks Dusty, I'm in but starting a new job tomorrow so will be pushed for time but I've taken 2 days off later this week.
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I'm in - thank you Dusty

Hugs for all x

Monday - Kitchen

Level One
Sweep and mop the floor - right into the corners

Level Two
Wipe the worksurfaces, including underneath anything which lives here
Clean out the fridge

Level Three
Sort out a hotspot
Clean a window
Wipe any marks froms walls/doors

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Old 19-02-2012, 11:06 PM
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Thanks Dustykitten - I'm in again.

But, as from Tuesday, I will have a cleaner 2 hours a week! Have had her before, but she's been on a long holiday. But I will continue Flying, as although I won't need to do the jobs at the top of the list, I'll do the lower down ones that make the difference between the house being just about habitable and being nice to come home to.

I did read the Flylady book once, and I remember her talking about CHAOS - the "Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome" - I have suffered from that in the past, and never want to again! I do find a scruffy house makes me feel depressed and miserable, so am prepared to fight against going down that road.

Good luck everyone else!
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Old 19-02-2012, 11:26 PM
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Thanks for starting the new thread Dusty and thanks for the shopping tips!

It's the last week of my perfect job this week. My top priority is finding another one! There are so many jobs at the airport that would be perfect but with DH's unpredictable job it would be futile applying for them

Goodnight ladies. Sweet dreams.
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Please can I join in? x
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Thanks to hangingbyathread for making me include myself in the above xx
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Welcome to clover fan and to triker! Glad to hear that something else has come up.

Thanks for the thread, dusty. I'm back at work this week, but still hoping to achieve something after the week's rest. I'm behind with just about everything, so anything will be a bonus.

Monday - Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One
Sweep and mop the floor
Clear and wipe table
Level Two
Wipe the worksurfaces
Clean out the fridge
Level Three
Sort out a hotspot
Clean a window
Wipe any marks froms walls/doors
Extras
Refill salt/pepper/herb pots etc
HHI or exercise
HHPaperwork or gardening

Sort my own list for things to do between now and Easter
15 gone - 20 to go

Thanks, Kazw!

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