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    Dustykitten
    Weekly Flylady Thread 20th February 2012
    • #1
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:22 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 20th February 2012 19th Feb 12 at 9:22 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.

    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!

    Click here to read Toots wonderful welcome guide

    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
    Last edited by Dustykitten; 23-02-2012 at 10:39 PM.

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  • beanrua
    • #2
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:32 PM
    • #2
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:32 PM
    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.
    Treat the Earth well,
    It was not given to you by your parents,
    It was loaned to you by your children.
    Masai proverb
  • bossymoo
    • #3
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:32 PM
    • #3
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:32 PM
    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
  • The Dragon
    • #4
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:33 PM
    • #4
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:33 PM
    I will manage to clean this week, I will manage to clean this week!
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  • seafarers_wife
    • #5
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:34 PM
    • #5
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:34 PM
    I'm in again this week, lurking till Thursday though as still at my parents being spoilt
  • juliejim
    • #6
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:38 PM
    • #6
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:38 PM
    I'm here! Let's see what I manage to do this week!
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    • greent
    • By greent 19th Feb 12, 9:44 PM
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    greent
    • #7
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:44 PM
    • #7
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:44 PM

    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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  • Wannabe01
    • #8
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:50 PM
    • #8
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:50 PM
    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
    Last edited by Wannabe01; 25-02-2012 at 12:36 PM.
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  • mrs-moneypenny
    • #9
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:52 PM
    • #9
    • 19th Feb 12, 9:52 PM
    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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  • Nanamia
    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.
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 19th Feb 12, 10:37 PM
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    pigpen
    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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    • Sagaris
    • By Sagaris 19th Feb 12, 10:40 PM
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    Sagaris
    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!

    Almost 2 stones gone!
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  • saving_is_fun
    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
    Last edited by saving_is_fun; 22-02-2012 at 7:50 AM.
  • jjef
    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.
    J
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    • Triker
    • By Triker 19th Feb 12, 10:48 PM
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    Triker
    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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  • froddington
    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

    My one-a-day (or 7-a-weekend!!) list
    - Post x 3
    - Book Belfast stuff
    - Prescription
    - Flame form
    - House insurance
    - Downloads
    - Car checks
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  • Winchelsea
    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!
    Keeping the cat, the car and myself on a small budget, and enjoying life while we're at it!
  • Mumto5
    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.
  • cloverfan
    Please can I join in? x
    Determind to make a better life for ME and my children


    Thanks to hangingbyathread for making me include myself in the above xx
  • MrsChaos
    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
    Last edited by MrsChaos; 20-02-2012 at 12:29 AM.
    15 gone - 20 to go

    Thanks, Kazw!
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