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    • Natty68
    • By Natty68 12th Mar 17, 10:15 PM
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    Weekly Flylady Thread 13 March 2017
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    • 12th Mar 17, 10:15 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 13 March 2017 12th Mar 17 at 10:15 PM
    Its been lovely to see some de-lurkers and some newcomers; do please post even if it's just to say 'list completed'

    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.

    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.

    Thank you Valli for last week's thread

    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.

    Thank you Dusty for last week's thread.

    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! All credit to AnW's Mum for this one
    RoD ~ Room of Doom, the one room that feels like it is a permanent pit and cannot be used to its potential!
    Mr S/A/T/M/L/Al - supermarkets Sainsburys, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl, Aldi. You get the picture!!

    Click here to read Toots wonderful welcome guide

    Mondays are Marvellous!! - Kitchen and Dining Area
    Level One...

    Deweb and polish
    Sweep and mop the floor
    Run WM's and DW's through a clean cycle.. don't forget to scrub out the drawers and filters.
    Level Two
    Wipe the table
    Wash the windows and sills
    Degunge the fridge
    Wash any curtains/table cloths that need it
    Level Three
    S&S the hob & oven
    Wipe the units and large appliances

    Extras:
    Declutter any drawers that need a really good decluttering!!
    Declutter and wipe the worksurfaces
    Clear out a cupboard of junk!

    Twinkly Tuesday - Living room, hall, stairs and porch!
    Level One

    Declutter ALL the floors!!
    Clear the mantle of junk
    Level Two
    Dust those flat fluffy surfaces
    Vacuum/sweep all the floors.. stairs too!
    Vacuum/sweep under furniture you can safely move!
    Vacuum sofas
    Level Three
    Wash the windows
    Wash any soft furnishings that need it
    Wipe down ALL the paintwork!
    Extras
    • Wipe and water plants
    • Dust all the electricals.. carefully.. don't want anybody getting fried!!!
    • Wipe front door.. inside and out!
    • Binbag dance
    • HHI

    Wiggly Wednesday- Master bedroom and landing!
    Level One

    Strip and wash the bedding
    Air the duvet.. if nice hang it out on the line for a blow!
    Quick one.. check those smoke alarms!
    Level Two
    Clear the floordrobe
    Deweb and dust
    Empty and wash out all the bins!!
    Wash windows
    Level Three
    Sort through a hotspot
    Half hour... FILING... meanness I know
    Organise your toiletries and make-up stash, do you really need 6 lipsticks!!!!
    Sort through a cupboard.. make it neat and tidy
    Extras
    • Half hour... FILING... meanness I know but it won't do itself!!
    • Deweb and dust
    • 36 fling boogie!! .. GO
    • Empty and wash out all the bins!!
    • Quick one.. check those smoke alarms - no that doesn't mean burn the toast/bacon to check !
    • Clean out pets/wash beds

    Thursday Thrills - Bathroom and Study..
    Level One

    Vacuum/mop floors
    Wash towels/flannels and replace with clean ones.
    Declutter the floors
    Level Two
    Wash the windows
    Wash the bath mat and replace
    HHI
    Wipe down the tiles
    Level Three
    Dejunk the desk and wipe off the gunge
    Empty out a cupboard clean it out and put back only the bits you need to keep
    Defrag the pc and delete 50 useless emails
    Defrag the pc and delete 50 useless emails
    Scrub the bath, sinks, toilets, showers and tiles etc
    Extras
    • Change any lightbulb you have been leaving…
    • Collect all the laundry from upstairs
    • HHI
    • Sort out the coats and bags and shoes..
    • Do a cupboard stock take and sort a meal plan and shopping list
    • Fill a binbag for charity shop

    Friday is Funky! - childrens rooms! ~ spare rooms or just attack a neglected room!!
    Level One

    Strip and wash any bedding that need it
    Make half an hour appointment or you time!! you deserve it.. nails done, hair appointment.
    Level Two
    Dust and deweb the whole room
    Declutter the floor.. inc under the beds and units
    Vacuum floors
    Dust and deweb the whole room
    Wipe away sticky marks
    Level Three
    Straighten up a chest of drawers or wardrobe
    Wash windows
    Straighten up a chest of drawers or wardrobe
    Binbag dance!

    Extras
    • Catch up on necessary phone calls inc making those much needed appointments
    • Ring someone you've not spoken to in a while..
    • Delete some of those old contacts and texts off your mobile phone!!
    • Meal plan for the next week and make a shopping list... based on what you found in the freezer and those things that need using from weekly cupboard sweep.
    • Extra 30 minutes ironing.. school uniforms? work clothes?
    Last edited by Natty68; 17-03-2017 at 8:30 AM.

    Debt free as of 3rd May 2012
    But still struggling financially
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    • Natty68
    • By Natty68 12th Mar 17, 10:33 PM
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    So sorry I wasn't around last week, a week ago yesterday I was struck down with some virus that totally laid me up for almost the whole of last week. Then to top the week off, if you haven't read the disaster that befell us on FB I had to do a dash to our A&E with Dave which we thought would be a few nights in hospital with IV antibiotics. Luckily he is at home but he does have a huge amount of antibiotics and cream to use, but I will tell you all that I was terrified he would end up with that flesh eating thing on his skin due to the severity of his infection all over. Thankfully it hasn't ended up as that I got him to A&E quick enough.

    Now I have him at home for a while recuperating and not able to move about a lot due to skin and swelling. Doesn't help that I'm still getting over this virus of my own..lol

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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 12th Mar 17, 10:59 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 10:59 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 10:59 PM
    Natty, that sounds scary. Glad that Dave is on the mend. Look after yourself as well.

    Thank you for the lists.

    I'm in - can't believe I'm first in!
    • funfairprincess
    • By funfairprincess 12th Mar 17, 11:01 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 11:01 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 11:01 PM
    Hi all x
    I'm in as much as possible between paid stuff and being a dance mom!
    Thanks to Valli and Natty xxx

    Natty huge hugs honey xxxx

    I've done the school/work ironing, made up the packed lunches and put the spices in the slow cooker to make a chilli in the morning the thought of measuring out the spices at 6 am is too much for me

    Kitchen has been decluttered and Bunkers are wiped down.
    I will make a start on the list when I get home tomorrow.

    Goodnight and sleep well everyone x
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    • angelpye
    • By angelpye 12th Mar 17, 11:06 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 11:06 PM
    Natty that sounds awful! Hope he recovers soon and is comfortable.

    I am in again this week. I was so grateful to get to the weekend with not much to do other than keeping up what I had already done - meant I had real quality time with DD without feeling distracted by the house. We did tidy her room together today so I will vacuum and clean window etc tomorrow.

    Kitchen in good shape so tomorrows task should be less daunting.

    Thank you for the list. Looking forward to the week ahead
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    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 12th Mar 17, 11:15 PM
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    Evening all

    Thank you for the lists Valli and Natty

    Hugs to all especially Natty - that sounded really scary Hope you both soon fully recovered

    Will have to get a move on this week as we go away for our holibobs on Friday for a fortnight in the (hopefully) sunshine.

    GWS vibes, sticks and spoons if you need some
    Hope you all have a super Monday
    Lx
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    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 12th Mar 17, 11:16 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 11:16 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 11:16 PM
    Natty I hope Dave makes a quick and full recovery.
    I had a double-take when I saw Thank you Dusty for last week's thread written at the top!!

    I think my plan for this week just has to be to stay calm, keep catching up on work, continue the 'stay tidy' and actually get down to some dusting. Have a good week everyone.
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • Bibbitybob
    • By Bibbitybob 12th Mar 17, 11:26 PM
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    Natty that sounds like a really rough week - hope everyone is on the mend and you have a better one this week.

    I'm in again - had little one's 1st Birthday tea last Thursday and it was so lovely not to be mad dashing around trying to catch up with the house, finally starting to feel I'm on top of it a little.

    Feeling the strain at the moment - the bank balance is running low, all savings gone on loft conversion, and jobs under threat. Just done an online shop (used to shop in Aldi, but actually found I blew the budget buying not sticking to my list, plus added stress of shopping with baby - HOWEVER next week I plan to try again) but other than that I'm hoping for a few NSD from now until the weekend.

    • skint breeder 5
    • By skint breeder 5 13th Mar 17, 3:34 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 3:34 AM
    Natty sending get well soon vibes for Dave.

    I am going to get to work on list this week in earnest, albeit slowly. at hospital yesterday. Pulled a muscle behind the back of my eye on Saturday (not sure how I did it...chewing a sweet when it happened?) pain was unreal, cue blocked tear duct and a swollen bag under my eye that makes me look like Palpatine from St@r W@rs. so more medication in the mix. Deep Joy!

    Been told my house is going on Open House with Estate Agents over 1st/2nd April, so I need to crack on getting all the niggly little things sorted. It has been recommended that I change my lilac and purple bedroom to coffee and chocolate in keeping with the rest of the house. Men hold the wallet on housebuying, so the bedroom needs to be less feminine apparently. at this stage a quick paint job will be worth it if it gets things moving.

    DD1 has to be in work for a "strongman" 13 hour shift today, so need to be shuffling DS and DD4 out the door at 6am, so no point in going back to bed.....I *should* start listy

    see you all later
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 13th Mar 17, 6:34 AM
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    Won't get much done as f/t this week.

    Glad to read positive newsNatty, fingers xxxxd
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 13th Mar 17, 7:03 AM
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    Thank you for the lists Valli and natty.
    Natty how scary! Glad you got him to hospital in time and I hope he makes a full recovery very soon. Hugs to you and yours.
    Hugs good wishes and posi/coping vibes to all who need them
    Sorry I wasn't bout much last week I was busy keeping up.
    Working all day today then meditation class tonight so doubt I'll be about much today.
    I will try and keep up with flying.
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 13th Mar 17, 7:10 AM
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    Morning all. Hugs to everyone who needs them.

    Me and the dogs have eaten so time to tackle some of the list and have a walk before the paid stuff.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 13th Mar 17, 7:37 AM
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    Morning all, and hugs all round.

    DD feeling sick this morning, so not going to school. I thought there was something up when she wanted cuddles last night So I'm not going to work today and am on my second cuppa. It's a lovely sunny day, so no reason not to peek at the lists, I guess
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 13th Mar 17, 7:52 AM
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    Thank you for starting us off this week, Natty. Sorry to hear about your poorly DH and wishing him a speedy recovery. Hope you are soon fully recovered from your virus too. Take care!

    I had thought that my diary didn't have a great deal in it for this week. However, closer inspection reveals that although today is completely free, I am out every other evening, Tuesday is as usual taken up with SW and college, I'm hoping to go to my U3A group on Wednesday afternoon, and it's DS3's Master's graduation on Friday with a long drive so another full day out - should be fun, though! There is work to be completed this week for college and church, and I do so hope that I can get out in the garden for an hour each day that I'm home.

    Today the main job is to do one of the things for church (or at least make a solid start) so Flying-wise I will just aim to complete:
    - Sweep the kitchen floor - if it's bad I will delegate to DH and he can get the hoover out
    - Declutter and wipe the table
    - Degunge the fridge - at the same time checking what shopping we will really need tomorrow: I'm trying to rein in my food hoarding and buy less fresh food at a time
    - S&S the hob & oven
    - Declutter and wipe the units

    Hope your eye is improving, skinty - sounds painful Good luck with your house doctoring.
    Great goal, Master Moo!
    (((Hugs))) to Narc0 re car.

    Hope everyone has a good start to the week. (((Hugs))) spoons and sticks all round, as needed x
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 13th Mar 17, 8:32 AM
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    Morning

    Thank you for the lsits

    Natty, blimey, I'm on my way to wrap you both up in bubble wrap, I hope you both feel a lot better soon. x

    So far:-
    Banks checked
    Wm on
    Whole house hoovered
    All bins emptied and cleaned
    various lists made for me to get on with, so see you all later
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 13th Mar 17, 8:54 AM
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    Me again, so from the list I've crossed off what I've done:
    Mondays are Marvellous!! - Kitchen and Dining Area
    Level One...

    Deweb and polish
    Sweep and mop the floor
    Run WM's and DW's through a clean cycle.. don't forget to scrub out the drawers and filters.
    Level Two
    Wipe the table
    Wash the windows and sills
    Degunge the fridge
    Wash any curtains/table cloths that need it
    Level Three
    S&S the hob & oven
    Wipe the units and large appliances

    Extras:
    Declutter any drawers that need a really good decluttering!!
    Declutter and wipe the worksurfaces
    Clear out a cupboard of junk!

    And I've got the first of three washloads in the machine, have hoovered downstairs and dusted the dusty bits in the LR. Dailies done too.

    Catch you all later.
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    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 13th Mar 17, 9:19 AM
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    Aww natty what a nightmare. Boiler man on his way. Waiting call back from doc. Bit worried

    Will start on list to distract myself I think!
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    • Duckydo
    • By Duckydo 13th Mar 17, 9:26 AM
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    I'm in this week! Managed to keep on top of all dailies last week so hoping to do more off of the lists this week.

    Hugs to Natty hope you DH recovers quickly, and to Skinty that def sounds painful.

    Hugs to anyone else that needs it, off to make a start on the kitchen
    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 13th Mar 17, 10:07 AM
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    I'm in as much as I can be please. I've actually taken the big step of dropping one lot of the work as my RSI is just really painful if I type all weekend as well and had to realise money isn't everything - if I carry on I won't be able to work at all.

    Natty that sounds so scarey re Dave, so glad you got him in on time

    Skinty hope your pulled muscle recovers soon - I wonder what on earth happened for you to do that.

    Bossy try to relax re waiting for Drs call - I know it's horrid. Thinking of you

    Right, got a break in the work so going to crack in with the kitchen now

    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 13th Mar 17, 10:27 AM
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    Morning all

    Thanks for the lists Natty and Valli.

    Odd start to the week. Started with a small rash last night which has now spread and covers all of the top half of my body. It looks like hives, going to see the doctor at 11.30. Very itchy, red and sore. Hacking cough still there, and DS making the most of his last few days of being 2 by reminding me how gruesome the terrible twos are!

    Big hugs all round. Until I've seen the doctor I won't settle. Bossy - thinking of you x

    Going to do a bit of paid stuff for DH and slurp a brew xx
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