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    • Natty68
    • By Natty68 9th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    Weekly Flylady Thread 10 October 2016
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    • 9th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 10 October 2016 9th Oct 16 at 9:09 PM
    Thank you, Valli, for last week's thread.

    It is your responsibility to read the forum rules, please follow them on this thread as Flylady has been here a LONG time and is a fabulous support and resource for lots of us.

    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.

    The idea is that even if you are really busy you don't need to fall off the wagon!

    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!
    WM ~ Washing machine
    TD ~ Tumble dryer
    SC ~ Slowcooker
    BM ~ Breadmaker
    DW ~ Dishwasher
    SOAADFA ~ Sit on 'bottom' and do 'nothing'
    KH/XH/FW ~ Ex-husband and other not so polite versions
    DH/DD/DS/DW/DP ~ Dear husband/daughter/son/wife/partner/whatever
    OH/SO ~ Other half/significant other
    NN ~ nice neighbour
    Toxic (friend/mother/sister/whoever) ~ person in your life that seems to exist to make your life miserable
    AF ~ Aunt Flo 'time of the month'.. nothing to do with flying but it comes up often.
    ETA ~ Edited to add
    Gibble ~ miscellaneous crap that appears forever homeless
    Dot-to-dot ~ pick a small area (not a whole room) like a chair/coffee/table/shelf/worktop or wherever- thats your first 'dot' - totally clear it - clean it - and only put back what should be there - deal with what you have removed (not just move it somewhere else) then if you have time move on and do the same to another 'dot' -the idea is just like a dot to dot puzzle, you aim to join up all the dots and have a tidy room. The trick is to keep each dot tidy until you get them all joined up!
    RoD ~ Room of Doom, the one room that feels like it is a permanent pit and cannot be used to its potential!

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    Here goes...

    Magical Monday - Barnacled Bathroom and Sociable Study/Pc Area
    Level One...
    Clean floors in these rooms (even if it is around the clutter)
    Throw away all those empty bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray etc. I know they make the room look pretty but they are just cluttering up the place..!!
    Level Two...
    Clean baths, toilets and sinks
    Remove and bin all those slivers of soap that you have been saving, do you really need them?
    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...
    Clear clutter from floor
    Wipe down tiles in bathroom.. defragment the pc while doing this (programs.. accessories..system tools.. defragment!.).. if you do the disc cleanup as well, clear all the cookies and temporary files too
    Delete 10 links in your favourites which you no longer use or are dead!
    Clean shower screen/curtain if you have one/if required
    Clean/wash the brushes/dust box/filters on the vacuum cleaner!!!! .. make sure they are completely dry before using it though.. I don’t want anyone electrocuted!!
    Change hand towels and flannels
    Extra mission:
    • Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms
    • Wash your bathroom mats, nets, clean blind/curtains etc
    • Grab a binbag and fill it with stuff to leave the house.. rubbish or charity shop or to donate to a friend!
    • Clean the radiators in these rooms
    • Pull out the pc and desk and clear under and behind it.. how much money did you find? Clean windows, hang up clean nets and draught-proof curtains and any table cloths/throws or other dust and grot gathering bits of fabric!
    • Wipe sticky and dirty marks off the walls and doors

    Tantalising Tuesday ~ Masterful Master Bedroom & Loopy Landing
    Level One...

    Check fire alarms are working
    Remove and wash bed linen.
    Level Two...
    Dust surfaces & make sure no cobwebs..
    Vacuum mattress before replacing with fresh linen.. do you need that winter duvet yet?
    15 minutes floordrobe clearance
    Level Three...
    Vacuum floors in bedroom and on landing
    Sort one area of clothes or linen storage making sure only what should be in there is, anything that's had it's day or doesn't belong there is removed
    Clear a hotspot., or spend 15 minutes clearing one.
    Extra tasks list:
    • 27 fling boogie time, time for that midweek fling, go on grab a bag and clear that clutter
    • Put away those summer clothes from someones cupboard and get out the winter woollies.. don’t store anything that is past its best! Make a list of things you need to buy!!
    • Clean windows in these rooms
    • Check house for places where draughts are getting in.. doors, windows etc and see if there are ways to stop it!
    • Clean out that airing cupboard!!!!!! get rid of those things you don't need.. use dead towels as cleaning cloths etc.. be ruthless!!!! you REALLY don't need that 'thing' you've saved for 10 years.. 'just in case'

    Wishful Wednesday ~ 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 fluffy surfaces!! Don’t forget the light shade and curtain pole!!!
    Level Three..
    Strip beds 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
    • Time for the Flylady Fling, in the toy box!!!! aim for 27.. if no toy box you’ll have to choose another area!
    • 30 minutes ironing
    • Pull out the beds, furniture and clean all behind them.. the skirtings and light fittings and everything.. get rid of all the things that are no longer required!

    Tantalising Thursday ~ Kooking Kitchen and Dancing Dining Room
    Level One...

    Clean floors
    Level Two...
    Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
    Sort fridge bringing what needs using soon to the front, clean out any spills or grots in there!
    Wipe dining table.. (clean table cloth if necessary)
    Level Three...
    Dust any extra furniture in dining area, checking for cobwebs on way round
    Wipe and replace all those small appliances.. kettle, toaster etc
    Descale kettle and iron
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
    Check those washing machine filters and drawers for ickiness!! Tumble dryer and dishwasher filters need to be done too!!
    Extra Mission...
    • Wipe window sills and clean windows in these rooms
    • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!
    • Clean oven if you didn't do it last week
    • 30 minutes ironing.
    • Get in that food cupboard. Give it all a GOOD scrub out before placing the things you need to use soon at the front. Check dates and freshness on older things, and See if you can incorporate these into next weeks meal plan! Feel free to get carried away and do more cupboards!!!

    Friday ~ Luscious Living Room, Handsome Hall Stupendous Stairs
    Level One...

    Vacuum floors and sofas
    Level Two...
    Dusting, even if around everything
    Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe
    Clean TV, other electricals and cabinets
    Water any thirsty plants, wipe their poor neglected leaves!!
    Level Three...
    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 .. wash any that need washing in preparation for cold weather!! See if there are any that don't fit, past their best or just plain uncomfy which could leave the house!
    Put up linings or winter curtains to keep out those draughts.
    Extra Mission...
    • Paperwork clearance.. spend 15 minutes minimum sorting through those piles of paper.
    • Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
    • Clean a window or two.
    • Get yourself a bag or box, go around collecting things that are not in the place they should be, then put them back where they should be, or better still give them to their owners to put away themselves
    • 30 minutes ironing
    • Get those uniforms, games kits, coats and things in the wash which you will need on Monday
    • Clean light fittings, skirtings even the ones behind furniture. Clean fire-surrounds. Wipe sofa's down. Clear as may hotspots as you can.. see if you can get it all into one pile instead of 15!!!
    Last edited by Natty68; 13-10-2016 at 9:56 PM.

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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 16th Oct 16, 8:26 AM
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    Jazee
    Morning all. Hope you feel better soon Dizzy, and that you're not too tired today YSL.

    I had a lie in till 7.15. The only problem with that is that the dogs can't always 'hold on' so the first job of the day isn't pleasant.

    Never mind. Feel that I wasted yesterday but I just couldn't be bothered to do much at all. So this morning, I need to prep the spare bed for DS and I'm going to a wedding fair with DD and her fiance.

    DH is cooking tea tonight and I've got tomorrow off the paid stuff to spend with DS.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    • hex2
    • By hex2 16th Oct 16, 8:44 AM
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    hex2
    Magical Monday - Barnacled Bathroom and Sociable Study/Pc Area

    Tantalising Tuesday ~ Masterful Master Bedroom & Loopy Landing
    Vacuum floors in bedroom and on landing

    Wishful Wednesday ~ 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 fluffy surfaces!! Don’t forget the light shade and curtain pole!!!
    Level Three..
    Strip beds 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

    Tantalising Thursday ~ Kooking Kitchen and Dancing Dining Room
    Level One...
    Clean floors

    Friday ~ Luscious Living Room, Handsome Hall Stupendous Stairs
    Dusting, even if around everything
    Remove clutter
    Clean TV, other electricals and cabinets
    Level Three...
    Wipe light switches, sockets (make sure they are not switched on!!) and banister


    More done than I thought but plenty left to do.
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    • notimetospare
    • By notimetospare 16th Oct 16, 9:01 AM
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    Morning all,


    Just going to potter today, out for lunch with Mum and daughters, then doing a roast dinner before hubby goes to work at 7.


    Need to catch up on Strictly tonight, will do the ironing at the same time.


    Hope everyone has a restful Sunday if possible.


    See you soon x
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 16th Oct 16, 9:03 AM
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    Morning all

    I am feeling a bit brighter, thank you all for your kind wishes you are all lovely xxx

    YL and Dizzy - I hope you get the rest you need really soon. YL - I am here with you on the positive frame of mind, let's hope it does the trick.

    No idea what today will bring. Will try not to let DS tantrumming bother me, got a few money jobs to do as well xx
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 16th Oct 16, 10:55 AM
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    Valli
    Absolutely lashing down here but, of the three loads I got through the WM overnight I got two through the TD, all on cheap rate. Ran the DW too.
    House is tidy and clean so I am trying to deal with work stuff and personal paperwork. Ugh.
    Sis may be going into a hospice tomorrow for pain relief sorting.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!

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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 16th Oct 16, 11:02 AM
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    Hope the deck swabbing was straightforward, Jazee. One of the reasons I don't think I'll ever have a puppy .... Have a lovely couple of days off.

    Upstairs is lovely. Although I can't remember how much crap is on my bed...

    Office is now useable. Hall is a mess. Can't see the dining room table...
    Originally posted by greenbee
    It may not be finished, but as a work in progress it's coming on GreenBee. I'ver never know a situation where it didn't look worse half way through before it got better than it's been for a long, long time. You'll get there.

    (((Hugs))) YL.

    I have a whole day off
    Originally posted by kazwookie
    A rare treat for you, Kazwookie. I hope you thoroughly enjoy it, although it sounds as though you've already done as much as I achieve on a good day.

    For once OH was impressed with the effect that getting the Wilko's four drawer plastic storage units had on a whole section of the attic. We've ordered more so that I can tackle the next section, and he can finally get cracking on his. His stuff arrived 22 years ago, went straight up there and has been under dust sheets ever since. Admittedly he's nibbled away at the edges but I think he's always felt defeated by the amount of stuff and therefore hasn't been able to deal with any of it, really. The times they are a-changing. I hope so - he's nearly 70 and the day will come when he simply can't get up there to sort it out and I don't want to have to deal with his stuff s well as mine. It's huge progress for us.

    ETA: (((Hugs))) Valli.
    Keeping it AF
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 16th Oct 16, 11:07 AM
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    Jazee
    I went back to bed for a while but twisted awkwardly and now have a painful neck. However, spare bed is made up for DS. Haven't been able to go for a walk as it is now raining. DD will be here soon anyway.

    Valli, hope the hospice can sort out the pain relief for your sis.

    Right, more puppy tidying to do. This time it's shredded newspaper all over the LR. Hope all this counts as flying.
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    • dancemum
    • By dancemum 16th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
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    Tipping down here so we aren't going on a walk for the moment. Ds2 has his befriender here and they are playing on the wiiu.

    DH is upstairs.

    I have cleared a worktop and wiped it. Toaster decrumbed. 2 X wm done 1 is in the TD. B/card written for niece and address checked. Sink wiped.

    Valli hugs X
    LW hope you are having gentle fun with Jack the Spaniel. X
    KW enjoy your day off X
    Jazee hope you have a lovely time at the wedding fair X
    HB well done to you and Mr HB x
    • Valli
    • By Valli 16th Oct 16, 12:28 PM
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    Valli
    It may not be finished, but as a work in progress it's coming on GreenBee. I'ver never know a situation where it didn't look worse half way through before it got better than it's been for a long, long time.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Wise words HoneyBear - and also the 'defeated by the amount of stuff' comment. It can be so overwhelming one just does NOT know where to start - and never does.
    Make two - and freeze one!
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 16th Oct 16, 2:16 PM
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    Valli pain-free vibes for your sis. x
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    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 16th Oct 16, 4:36 PM
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    YORKSHIRELASS
    Dizzy we could have had a cuppa together at silly o'clock this morning.

    Well I went back to bed in the end - with the dog who decided that lying half on top of me would be really comfy so it was a bit pointless. Collected DS2, pottered, took the dog for a long walk with DH and now thinking about some tea.

    DS1 asked me if I would do him a load of washing and he would clean my bike in return - deal. He went to work while we were walking the dog and I am slightly puzzled as to what he is wearing. 90% of his wardrobe was in his laundry basket.

    Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday, the sun is shining here now.
    • dancemum
    • By dancemum 16th Oct 16, 4:46 PM
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    Dinner is in the oven

    Nap decluttered

    Sun is half shining here.

    Hope everyone is ok x
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 16th Oct 16, 6:26 PM
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    Right, more puppy tidying to do. This time it's shredded newspaper all over the LR. Hope all this counts as flying.
    Originally posted by Jazee
    Of course it does!

    Wise words HoneyBear - and also the 'defeated by the amount of stuff' comment. It can be so overwhelming one just does NOT know where to start - and never does.
    Originally posted by Valli
    Thank you, Valli. It's always the same, really, it just needs nibbling at the edges. Works every time and yet somehow we all forget. Or is that just me after all?

    I've flown myself in a long hot bath and followed that with dealing with all the sanitaryware in the bathroom. Noticed while I was idling there that there appears to be a fair amount a fluffy growth festooning the upper reaches of the bathroom. Hey ho, I suppose I'll have to get a ladder out to poke the duster-on-a-stick around it all. That can wait; I'm done for the day. See you all on the next thread.
    Keeping it AF
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 16th Oct 16, 6:42 PM
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    kazwookie
    Loads of stuff done
    Roast dinner cooked and eaten
    Apple crumble now cooking in remaining heat
    Around bath and shower tray mastic
    Sun, Sea
    • CraftyPixie
    • By CraftyPixie 16th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
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    Hi all x
    Sorry for my absence.......I've been so, so tired - think it's been a combination of everything going on right now and living with fibromyalgia also, I think the wind, (and energy), has been knocked out of my sails a bit. Never mind I will get my head into things
    Looking forward to the new list and getting stuck into it - brand new list...brand new week...brand new start
    Love and light to everyone and huge hugs to those who need or just want one
    xx
    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 16th Oct 16, 7:14 PM
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    Evening all, I am back from my half marathon. It was a real struggle and I came it at my worse time ever (3 hours exactly). There was a point I thought of pulling out but I persevered and finished.
    I'm hobbling a little now, but poor BF can hardly move.

    I'll be okay in a day or two, it will prob take BF the entire week to recover.
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    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 16th Oct 16, 7:19 PM
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    YORKSHIRELASS
    Just to say well done Raphael (and BF). We are training for a charity bike ride next year and safe to say we have a looong way to go!
    • CraftyPixie
    • By CraftyPixie 16th Oct 16, 7:35 PM
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    Ahh well done Raphael and BF
    xx
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 16th Oct 16, 9:21 PM
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    Well done Raphael and bf on the half marathon
    Valli hugs to you and all your family with extra pain free vibes for your sister.
    Coping vibes for all who need them.

    Have got loads done over the weekend, ds1s room looks so much more spacious and tidy now it's had a move round and a bed swap we picked him up from the train station earlier after his weekend away and he was really pleased with what we've done.
    Have reglossed his bedroom door (again) touched up the landing paintwork, removed a stain off his bedroom carpet. Got a load of stuff that will take a Couple of tip runs to clear.
    Will be off list next week as we have loads to do, tomorrow is all of mils diy, fences treating, porch roof leak fixing, and side render repairing then put the garden to bed for winter.
    Then we have various jobs here, plus family visits, carpet fitting and the tip runs, I'll try and pop in when I can but think it will be a really busy week.
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    • Biscuit monster
    • By Biscuit monster 16th Oct 16, 9:25 PM
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    Biscuit monster
    Evening all,

    Just sneaking in to say we've had a very lazy weekend, but very nice.
    It did get to the point this afternoon though where something absolutely had to be done. So I did a couple of hours of ironing and general tidying up, plus a hoover all through, otherwise I'd be starting the week on the back foot.

    Raphael and BF very well done. I'm dragging myself out for a run once a week at the moment, my current aim is 5k without walking, so a half marathon seems amazing!

    Right, I'm off to eat, have not had tea yet, as we went out for Sunday lunch, and i was still full up until about twenty minutes ago!

    Also I must ring mum, she has promised me some juicy gossip!

    See you all on the new thread xxxx
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