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    juliejim
    Weekly Flylady Thread 1st October 2012
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    • 30th Sep 12, 7:11 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 1st October 2012 30th Sep 12 at 7:11 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

    Ok here goes this week!

    Monday - Living Room, Hall & Stairs
    Level One
    Clear and hoover floors
    Level Two
    Dust any dusty bits
    Clear and wipe coffee table
    Level Three
    Wipe door handles and light switches
    Clear the hallway
    Wipe mirrors
    Extras
    HHI
    Empty all bins


    Tuesday - Kitchen & Dining Room
    Level One
    Clear and wipe surfaces
    Level Two
    Clear and wipe dining table
    Clear floors
    Level Three
    Mop & hoover floors
    Wash any pet bedding/clean out any pets
    Clean microwave
    Extras
    Wipe & water plants
    Clear a hotspot
    Wipe out fridge

    Wednesday - Bathroom & Study
    Level One
    Clean toilets
    Level Two
    Clean bath, shower, sinks
    Clear and mop floors
    Level Three
    Wipe tiles
    Clear and wipe desk
    Wipe screens and mouse
    Extras
    HH Paperwork
    Defrag computer
    Delete unwanted emails

    Thursday - Master Bedroom & Landing
    Level One
    Strip, wash & replace bedding
    Level Two
    Hoover mattress
    Clear floordrobe
    Level Three
    Clear landing
    Hoover all floors that you can see
    Clear and wipe windowsills
    Extras
    Collect all washing
    HHI

    Friday - Children's Bedrooms and/or Spare Rooms
    Level One
    Strip, wash & replace bedding
    Level Two
    Hoover mattresses
    Clear floors
    Level Three
    Dust all dusty bits
    Hoover floors
    Wipe skirting boards
    Extras
    Me time!
    Last edited by juliejim; 04-10-2012 at 9:04 PM.
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  • pigpen
    LOL.. Bonnie.. nothing is sacred in here.. nothing at all!

    2nd sleeve done.. front started... this is going to take a while!
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    6/6/14 72,454.65 (5.65% int.)
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  • Mumto5
    Leaving to take DS1 to orthodontist in 20 mins.

    Blue bags to school this morning - loads of gibble leaving the house.

    Back later....
  • bonnie_bumpkins
    morning all

    towels in TD
    coffee slurped
    must get ready for work

    love to all xx

    back later!
    *If you have nothing nice to say... say nothing*
    "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King Jr
  • mrs-moneypenny
    morning all

    managed to do all of yesterday list even the HHironing
    probally coz i didnt get near te puter after getting back from hairdressers
    our room looks really tidy now, apart from the tea stain non the carpet where i didnt realise DH had made mw a 2nd cup this morning, i leapt out of bed and landed straight in a cup of hot tea, foot has had 10mins under a cold shower and carpet has been rubbed over. OUCH!!!!

    going to declutter the boys then start on today
    Last edited by mrs-moneypenny; 05-10-2012 at 8:14 AM.
    grocery challenge July budget 400 spent 387.46
    read your books challenge-currently on 60 ways to make your life amazing
    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
  • mrs-moneypenny
    Living Room, Hall & Stairs - done

    Kitchen & Dining Room
    Clear and wipe dining table

    Bathroom & Study - done

    Thursday - Master Bedroom & Landing
    Strip, wash & replace bedding
    Hoover mattress - will leave both till after AF goes away

    Friday - Children's Bedrooms and/or Spare Rooms
    Level One
    Strip, wash & replace bedding
    Level Two
    Hoover mattresses
    Clear floors
    Level Three
    Dust all dusty bits
    Hoover floors
    Wipe skirting boards
    Extras
    Me time!


    todays MUST do list
    pick up mils perscription and tabs
    line buntings

    My List
    Sort out the medicine cupboard, restock ready for winter
    clear lounge table again.
    make a cake
    write 2 letters
    make a batch of marmalade
    sort items out for charity parcel ready to send this month.

    My 5 for october list.
    change garage window
    lay mils bathroom floor
    make the christmas cake
    make 25 more items to sell at school craft fayre
    complete my 50 for my 50th challenge.
    Last edited by mrs-moneypenny; 05-10-2012 at 12:03 PM.
    grocery challenge July budget 400 spent 387.46
    read your books challenge-currently on 60 ways to make your life amazing
    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
  • xx_Jo_xx
    i thought id run out of tea last week but remembered id got some pg hint of earl grey cheap to put in christmas hampers, so raided a box of that YUK it tastes funny, i love my mum too much to do that to her
    Originally posted by mrs-moneypenny
    Im not a fan of earl gray either, I think it tastes like you havent rinsed the washing up liquid out of the cup properly!! But my friends love earl gray and insist its supposed to taste like that and its lovely!! Each to their own!

    Love, hugs, sticks, spoons, VIBES and congratulations as required!! I have been MIA for a few days so apologies to anyone Ive missed!!

    I have been so busy with work and Uni but I took a couple of extra shifts as the extra money will come in handy... I will get in trouble from the Uni as it will take me over the allowed number of hours, but Ill deal with that when it comes round

    Ive also had my two year old nephew here most of the week and my own DS has taken to dumping EVERYTHING... Me and him will be having words

    So short version... house has resumed pit-like status!

    Best try and get ready then take DNephew to nursery and fit in some flying before going to Uni at 1...

    I think I need a list
    Sometimes lurking, sometimes posting, but always flying
    You are supposed to be the leading lady of your own life, for God's sake! - The Holiday
    DFW August 2013... Debt total 15,475.56 - Jan 15 11,738.66 - DEBT FREE by 2015
    Feb GC 48.02/250 (201.98)
    I will declutter my house and debts
  • xx_Jo_xx
    Monday - Living Room, Hall & Stairs
    Level One
    Level Two
    Level Three
    Wipe door handles and light switches
    Wipe mirrors
    Extras
    HHI

    Tuesday - Kitchen & Dining Room
    Level One
    Level Two
    Level Three
    Extras
    Wipe out fridge - could do with another go!

    Wednesday - Bathroom & Study
    Level One
    Clean toilets
    Level Two
    Clean bath, shower, sinks
    Clear and mop floors
    Level Three
    Wipe tiles
    Clear and wipe desk
    Wipe screens and mouse
    Extras
    HH Paperwork
    Defrag computer
    Delete unwanted emails

    Thursday - Master Bedroom & Landing
    Level One
    Level Two
    Hoover mattress
    Level Three
    Clear and wipe windowsills
    Extras
    HHI

    Friday - Children's Bedrooms and/or Spare Rooms
    Level One
    Strip, wash & replace bedding
    Level Two
    Hoover mattresses
    Level Three
    wipe skirting boards
    Extras
    Me time!







    Last edited by xx_Jo_xx; 05-10-2012 at 11:53 AM.
    Sometimes lurking, sometimes posting, but always flying
    You are supposed to be the leading lady of your own life, for God's sake! - The Holiday
    DFW August 2013... Debt total 15,475.56 - Jan 15 11,738.66 - DEBT FREE by 2015
    Feb GC 48.02/250 (201.98)
    I will declutter my house and debts
  • mrs-moneypenny
    totally agree with you Jo, i thought earl grey was a bit soapy as well.

    hung last night load of washing out just going to wash up, finish the ironing think theres only about a HHworth left then ill do the chemist run for mil.
    grocery challenge July budget 400 spent 387.46
    read your books challenge-currently on 60 ways to make your life amazing
    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
  • Dustykitten
    Morning all

    Mrs MP I hope your foot is ok

    Finished the last bit of the ironing this morning and descaled the iron
    New water filter soaking
    Mogs fed
    DS2 pack lunch done and he's away to school

    Plan:
    Governor paperwork
    Clean bathroom
    Wash towels
    Empty DW
    HH on piles in DH office
    HH on my 'in' tray
    Compare exam results
    Make a cake - DS3 home from his residential later

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

    DW has been emptied, all washing collected and breakfast eaten. I have cleaned the new-to-me carseat and the cover is in the wash. The rest of the washing will have to wait until later, when I have collected the TD

    I had a bad dream last night! I dreamt everyone was here, it was Christmas morning and then I realised that I hadn't done any food shopping!! I was scraping around trying to find turkey, potatoes, etc & telling everyone there was no food! When I woke up, and had to remind myself it is only early October Very stressful!

    I am waiting for Bubba, and then we will play for a bit. Then it is pick up DD2 at break, walk to the hospital for a blood test, then she gets McDs for lunch & goes to her friends to do some coursework. School finishes at 1.30 today, but I should be all finished for the day by 4pm I like Fridays

    I don't like earl grey, or PG (too weak!)
  • short_bird
    Cat wants something he hasn't got ...... Sat here staring at me, which usually means different food.
    Originally posted by Rowan tree
    Did he not get anything from your fish & chips

    Remind me: if I'm going to buy flowers not lilies and
    vase: not in the kitchen next to the toaster. Yes, well, it was "interesting" removing lily petals from inside the rarely used toaster.
    Last edited by short_bird; 05-10-2012 at 10:00 AM.
    Theyre screwdrivers! What are you going to do, assemble a cabinet at them?

  • Honey Bear
    Dysons make excellent wasp and fly killers. Dyson 2, Wasps and Flies 0.
    Last edited by Honey Bear; 05-10-2012 at 10:33 AM.
    Keeping it AF
  • charlylovesphil
    Tuesday - Kitchen & Dining Room
    Level One
    Clear and wipe surfaces
    Level Two
    Clear and wipe dining table
    Clear floors

    Level Three
    Mop & hoover floors


    Wash any pet bedding/clean out any pets


    Clean microwave

    Extras


    Clear a hotspot


    Wipe out fridge




    Wednesday - Bathroom & Study
    Level One
    Clean toilets
    Level Two
    Clean bath, shower, sinks
    Clear and mop floors
    Level Three
    Wipe tiles
    Clear and wipe desk
    Wipe screens and mouse
    Extras
    HH Paperwork
    Defrag computer
    Delete unwanted emails

    Thursday - Master Bedroom & Landing
    Level One
    Strip, wash & replace bedding
    Level Two
    Hoover mattress
    Clear floordrobe....this is a ongoing long job!!
    Level Three
    Clear landing
    Hoover all floors that you can see
    Clear and wipe windowsills
    Extras
    Collect all washing
    HHI

    Friday - Children's Bedrooms and/or Spare Rooms
    Level One
    Strip, wash & replace bedding
    Level Two


    Hoover mattresses


    Clear floors

    Level Three


    Dust all dusty bits


    Hoover floors

    Wipe skirting boards
    Extras
    Me time!

    Food plan




    Will hopefully get lost done today, have a good day.x
    Last edited by charlylovesphil; 05-10-2012 at 11:42 AM. Reason: striking
  • LameWolf
    Im not a fan of earl gray either, I think it tastes like you havent rinsed the washing up liquid out of the cup properly!! But my friends love earl gray and insist its supposed to taste like that and its lovely!! Each to their own!
    Originally posted by xx_Jo_xx
    I love Earl Grey! I like it with a slice of lemon in - really refreshing. Mr LW has milk in his.
    Dysons make excellent wasp and fly killers. Dyson 2, Wasps and Flies 0.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Well done! I've got one of those electric tennis raquet thingies.

    The field was flooded when I took Dave out this morning, so we had to find another route for our walk. I hadn't realised it had rained so much last night!
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
  • xx_Jo_xx
    Dysons make excellent wasp and fly killers. Dyson 2, Wasps and Flies 0.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    They make good spider catchers too

    I always have to empty the bag straight after, or sit my hoover outside the front door for a while till I think its dead...

    Kitchen respectable. WM Finished so think I will go hang that up...

    DS bedroom tidied, so washing basket is full again.
    LR and my bedroom have been tidied too, so think I will birl round with the hoover

    ETA - Random Question: what are your thoughts on leaving your kids home alone. My DS is 10 and legally he is allowed to stay at home alone for short periods as long as he feels safe etc (I just checked...and was surprised!) I had to go and take Nephew to nursery and DS didnt want to come, but I didnt really want to leave him so made him come. Hes huffing and puffing that its not fair and Im treating him like a baby... what are your thoughts? I know there is probably a more appropriate board for this, but I know you ladies and wondered your opinions.
    Last edited by xx_Jo_xx; 05-10-2012 at 11:34 AM.
    Sometimes lurking, sometimes posting, but always flying
    You are supposed to be the leading lady of your own life, for God's sake! - The Holiday
    DFW August 2013... Debt total 15,475.56 - Jan 15 11,738.66 - DEBT FREE by 2015
    Feb GC 48.02/250 (201.98)
    I will declutter my house and debts
  • greent
    STILL not caught up on thread!


    Extras for the week:
    Sweep side patio
    Fuel comparisons
    GT bank reconciliation (7 months to do)
    Sort/ tidy/ inventory freezers (half done)
    Go on cross trainer min 4 x for min 10 minutes a time

    Tuesday - Kitchen & Dining Room
    Level One
    Wipe/ dust dining room
    Level Two
    Clear and wipe dining table
    Clear dining room floors
    Level Three
    hoover dining room floor
    Clean microwave

    Wednesday - Bathroom & Study
    Level Three
    Clear and wipe desk
    Wipe screens and mouse
    Extras
    HH Paperwork
    Delete unwanted emails - ongoing

    Thursday - Master Bedroom & Landing
    Level Two
    Clear floordrobe - none on floor of room, but masses on floor of my wardrobe
    Extras
    Collect all washing
    HHI


    Friday - Children's Bedrooms and/or Spare Rooms
    Level One
    Strip, wash & replace bedding - technically 1 still left to do tomorrow when he gets his first full sized bed (currently in bed of cot-bed)
    Level Two
    Clear floors
    Level Three
    Dust all dusty bits
    Hoover floors
    Wipe skirting boards

    Extras
    Me time!
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  • pigpen
    Christmas shopping almost done! ... for the children... really stuck for Tiddles (8). What is this years 'must have'?
    LB moment 10/06 Debt Free date 6/6/14
    Hope to be debt free until the day I die
    Mortgage-free Wannabee (05/08/30)
    6/6/14 72,454.65 (5.65% int.)
    13/6/2015 63293.10 (5.45% int.)
  • mrs-moneypenny
    ETA - Random Question: what are your thoughts on leaving your kids home alone. My DS is 10 and legally he is allowed to stay at home alone for short periods as long as he feels safe etc (I just checked...and was surprised!) I had to go and take Nephew to nursery and DS didnt want to come, but I didnt really want to leave him so made him come. Hes huffing and puffing that its not fair and Im treating him like a baby... what are your thoughts? I know there is probably a more appropriate board for this, but I know you ladies and wondered your opinions.
    Originally posted by xx_Jo_xx
    from the age of 10 mine are walking down to the high school on their own so are probally safer in the house, my youngest is 12 now, ill give him the choice if we are going boring shopping or popping round mils etc i always leave him my mobile phone and have dhs with us and leave the keys in the door with instructions hes to lock after we go and not let anyone in or answer the house phone. i wouldnt go out on the razz and leave him but there are times when they are happier home alone, you know your own child and what they will know what they can or cant do.
    HTH

    almost wasted morning walked down for mils perscrptions and as suspected was told she cant have any more tabs yet as according to their records she still has enough. i realised that after i spent an afternoon round there playing hunt the tablets from her many hiding places! still nipped in shops and popped in to see DD3 whos off work poorly so not totally wasted morning
    grocery challenge July budget 400 spent 387.46
    read your books challenge-currently on 60 ways to make your life amazing
    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
  • Dustykitten
    Jo - my DS3 is also 10. I will leave him home alone if I'm popping out for up to about 30 minutes. He knows the rules, only answer the phone if it says Mum or Dad mobile, no answering the door.

    Yey my elec/gas switch has happened so that is a job I can tick off.

    Just going to have lunch and then clean the bathroom.

    The birds of sadness may fly overhead but don't let them nest in your hair
  • pigpen
    There is no legal age for them being left alone.. you could leave a toddler in the house alone but you are responsible if they have an accident. At 10 I would leave them for no more than half an hour probably.. if they were a sensible child.. DS3 is a muppet so has only just started being left at 13
    LB moment 10/06 Debt Free date 6/6/14
    Hope to be debt free until the day I die
    Mortgage-free Wannabee (05/08/30)
    6/6/14 72,454.65 (5.65% int.)
    13/6/2015 63293.10 (5.45% int.)
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