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    • Valli
    • By Valli 19th Mar 17, 6:55 PM
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    Valli
    Weekly Flylady Thread 20th March 2017
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    • 19th Mar 17, 6:55 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 20th March 2017 19th Mar 17 at 6:55 PM
    Welcome to the weekly Flylady Thread. Its been lovely to see some de-lurkers and some newcomers; do please post even if it's just to say 'list completed'

    Thank you Natty 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.

    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! 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

    ok Here goes this Week...

    Marvellous Monday RECLAIM YOUR LOUNGE

    Level 1

    Fling the window(s) open.
    Empty bins
    Attend to plants - wipe leaves, water
    Attend to flowers - whizz or water; root out floppy flowerheads
    Clean windows
    Wipe window frames
    Dust curtain tracks

    Level 2

    Plump cushions
    Wipe or vacuum sofas and chairs as appropriate
    Get a damp cloth and wipe switches and sockets
    Clear clutter out

    Level 3
    Dust everywhere including skirtings, picture rails and dado rails
    Vacuum as far as you can (inc under furniture)

    Extras

    Usual S&S in the kitchen and bathroom
    HHI
    Month end approaches as does Easter. Add any cards you need to your shopping list.
    If you're buying chocolate eggs research online for the best prices!


    Everything's Tuesday Kitchen and dining

    Level one
    clear sills and sides and wipe down
    check fridge for 'less than fresh' food and fling/make fridge-bottom soup
    wipe out fridge

    Level 2
    Wipe table and chairs
    wipe cupboard fronts
    wipe handles and light switches
    dust where dusting is needed

    level 3
    mop/sweep/vacuum floor
    clean any windows and mirrors
    wipe down what lives on the worktops and pop them back

    Extras
    Start on cupboard clearance - pick one, empty it, wipe it out and put back what lives there, tidily, having disposed of anything that's died in storage
    wash out the bin
    HHI
    month end is coming - get your expenses claims etc prepped


    Wonderful Wiping Wednesday

    Bathroom

    Level one
    clear sills and shelves and wipe
    clean windows
    empty side of bath
    spray and scrub

    Level 2
    scrub loo inside and out
    wipe pull cords
    wipe tiles and splashbacks
    wash bathmats

    level 3
    Dust anywhere that needs it
    empty bin
    scrub basins and bidets
    swab floor

    Extras
    scrub out cupboards and fling anything drying up and dying
    put towels in wM for a VERY HOT wash
    polish towel rails
    put out clean towels etc
    S& kitchen - keep it shiny








    Thursday Thrills

    Hall, stairs, landing

    Level 1

    Clear any detritus
    Bang mats outside
    Wash front door inside and out
    Sweep step

    Level 2
    Clean windows
    Wipe sills
    Polish mirrors

    Level 3
    Dust everywhere
    Vacuum/sweep/mop floors

    Extras
    S&S kitchen and bathroom


    Friday bedroom

    L1
    Strip bed
    Open window
    Clear floirdrobe
    Empty bin
    Remake bed

    L2
    Clean window and silk and frame
    Dust round

    L3
    Vacuum floor and curtains
    Do out a drawer

    Extras
    Empty and decluttr a drawer
    S&s
    Peg out a washload
    Last edited by Valli; 24-03-2017 at 6:31 AM.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
    DEBT ATTACK - Debts to attack 1-£6150.87 24/04/2017 £5303.03 22/07/2017 BT -
    £5342.65
    2 Virgin CC £585.88 31/7/2017 £494.88 11/8/2017
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    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 19th Mar 17, 7:18 PM
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    YORKSHIRELASS
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:18 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:18 PM
    Hello everyone

    I am in. Work 1/gym/work 2 tomorrow. Just hoovered through and mopped downstairs floors. All washing is up to date, house is reasonably tidy.

    Tired. One of those weekends when I seem to have been busy but not sure what I have done really! Bring on the new week.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 19th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
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    Honey Bear
    • #3
    • 19th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
    Thanks Natty for last week, and Valli for this week's lists. I'm in.
    Keeping it AF
    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 19th Mar 17, 8:04 PM
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    • #4
    • 19th Mar 17, 8:04 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:04 PM
    Thanks Natty and ValliI'm in please. Need to stay on top of things now as DH did so well while I was away.

    Kitchen needs a scrub this evening after meal prepping extraordinaire today. I have an extra hour tomorrow morning as PT guy has just put out session back to 0830, so I will fly in the lounge then.

    WM/DW on - will empty and hang up before bed.

    Flowers - thanks for the reminder. I need to pick some up tomorrow morning for a friend who's having a tough time. I also need to organise Mothers Day, and find presents for DSis and DH for April birthdays.
    *** Debt Free***
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    • funfairprincess
    • By funfairprincess 19th Mar 17, 8:08 PM
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    • #5
    • 19th Mar 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:08 PM
    Hi all x

    I'm in as best as I can be

    Thanks to Natty and Valli for the thread.

    Bossy Wow! My DD went through a stage where she hated getting her hair brushed but as it took about 3 years for her to grow any I couldn't bring myself to cut it, still can't

    Start new job in the morning so I've made up the packed lunches and laid out all the work/school stuff. WM and TD still on

    Anyway will be in at some point tomorrow xx
    I'm not a muggle...I'm just magically challenged
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 19th Mar 17, 8:46 PM
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    • #6
    • 19th Mar 17, 8:46 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:46 PM
    Evening

    Thank you for the lists.

    Been busy at work
    But have a long list for tomorrow
    Sun, Sea
    • dancemum
    • By dancemum 19th Mar 17, 8:56 PM
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    • #7
    • 19th Mar 17, 8:56 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:56 PM
    I'm better be in. Glad it's the living room tomorrow as mine is in great need.

    Thank you Valli and Natty X

    I have a few worries this week so will put this to cleaning use.
    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 19th Mar 17, 9:27 PM
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    Narc0lepsy
    • #8
    • 19th Mar 17, 9:27 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:27 PM
    Thanks for list. Will try.
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • Duckydo
    • By Duckydo 19th Mar 17, 9:36 PM
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    • #9
    • 19th Mar 17, 9:36 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:36 PM
    I'm in. Thanks Valli for the list.

    I did a big tidy/clean of the house today, do only have a few bits on the list to do. Good job to as the black dog is making life hard at the moment.
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 19th Mar 17, 9:39 PM
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    ionafan
    Thank you to Natty and Valli for the lists. Not promising more than level 1s this week.

    Had a great day out with DS2 and DDiL2 on Friday for his graduation. Spent most of yesterday asleep because of a grumbling migraine; ditto much of today.

    House is still tidy apart from piles of work in my study and a couple of loads of washing.

    I've got 2 weeks to complete an essay for college. Still not done any spring clearing in the garden this month

    (((Hugs))) spoons and sticks all round x
    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 19th Mar 17, 9:55 PM
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    Fayolle
    Thank you Natty for last week's lists, and Valli for this week's. I'm in again please, although probably off to the usual slow start. House is fairly under control, it's the stacks of "stuff" that gets me down. Some of it will find its way out, somehow.
    ((Hugs)) sticks and spoons to those who need them. X
    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 19th Mar 17, 10:06 PM
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    Hi all x

    Bossy Wow! My DD went through a stage where she hated getting her hair brushed but as it took about 3 years for her to grow any I couldn't bring myself to cut it, still can't
    Originally posted by funfairprincess
    I still can't believe it! Had to level the sides off a bit to even it up but it looks fine when it dried... A bit like "the Rachel"

    As she said herself "don't worry mum it'll grow back" lol

    Thanks for the lists ladies, I'll be following my own this week but I'm very much here for the motivation

    Need to go grocery shopping tomorrow too..:
    Bossymoo

    Away with the fairies
    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 20th Mar 17, 6:54 AM
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    Morning. Breakfasts and lunches done. Need to put on bread.

    Once I've turfed DH out I'll get HHC in before I leave for the gym.
    *** Debt Free***
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    GC To 1/10/17 £2416.17£3,500, 69.03/74.79% of the year. Had to raise budget
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 20th Mar 17, 7:13 AM
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    I'm in Ladies

    All of us have coughs, we have a house guest for a fortnight and I am craving sleep! Will be in as best I can this week, looks to be another busy one.

    Hugs all round xx
    MFW
    Mortgage 8.2.15 - £171,064.64 Mortgage 17.11.17 - £119,999.04
    Aiming to be MF 1.10.2020
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 20th Mar 17, 10:08 AM
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    kazwookie
    Morning

    Iona, I was gonig to do some gardening here today, but it is currently drizzling, and windy.

    Right so far
    Wm x 3, now got to dry that lot somehow, as gonig to line dry, but rain
    Whole house is hoovered
    Bins all done
    Bagless thingy emptied
    Kitchen sides / floor all done
    Stripped bed, then swopped the spare double mattress with my one, on my own not the wisest of moves, but done, bed re made. Blimey mattresses are heavy and awkard
    Food shop done and way
    Meal list made for week
    Cat dry food large bag off bought and put ways from cat,!
    Now going to rest ie sit and wander around the internet, as I have diabetic nurse appointment and I know she will do my blood pressure, moving 2 mattresses will have put it up I am sure

    Laters
    Sun, Sea
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 20th Mar 17, 10:33 AM
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    Iona, I was gonig to do some gardening here today, but it is currently drizzling, and windy.
    Originally posted by kazwookie
    It's pouring here, kazw

    Day 3 of my migraine. Managed to write and send an important email before the sickness feeling came over me again. No chance of getting outside, so I decided instead I would
    - strip our bed
    - have my shower and dress

    - do WM x1 x2 x3 and TD x1 x2 x3
    - S&S bathroom and ensuite
    - tidy and dusty all downstairs rooms
    - DH has offered to hoover this afternoon
    - dust our bedroom
    - get box of old photos out of eaves loft for sorting during evening TV, whenever I next get to watch some!
    - print out college handouts for tomorrow

    - tidy study bedroom
    - prepare soup for lunch
    - have a sleep
    - write another email or two
    - do studying this afternoon, in the hope that my brain has cleared by then.
    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 20th Mar 17, 11:53 AM
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    bossymoo
    I'm having a duvet day. Well, maybe just an hour or two. Feeling a bit meh for no reason whatsoever...
    Bossymoo

    Away with the fairies
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 20th Mar 17, 1:02 PM
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    Big hugs to everyone esp, Iona, Bossy and dancemum. Have a virtual hug, cuppa and plate of biccies from me.

    Been a manic Monday so far, as I expected. Got loads of paid stuff done, and started to eat a HUGE frog (DH annual company accounts ). I have written a list of things to do by the end of March and stuck it on my fridge!

    This weather really is the pits, and I think we are all a bit fed up of it now. March is also such a long month, there have been umpteen things to pay out for and quite frankly I will be like when April comes.

    Off to make a cuppa then get stuck back in xx
    MFW
    Mortgage 8.2.15 - £171,064.64 Mortgage 17.11.17 - £119,999.04
    Aiming to be MF 1.10.2020
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 20th Mar 17, 2:02 PM
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    OK it is now tipping it down here hard.....................

    Iona, if you have had a mirgraine for 3 days, why not ring your dr's for advise........

    Diabetic nurse is happy with me, everything is in the 'normal' range, so well chuffed, just got to lose some weight yet again..............................

    Lunch eaten
    Washing now in tumbler to get it dry
    Sun, Sea
    • dancemum
    • By dancemum 20th Mar 17, 3:19 PM
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    dancemum
    School phoned
    Ground floor henried
    Bank transfer made
    Holiday/anniversary present balance paid
    Activity booked
    Tv stand dusted
    Unplanned nap decluttered
    Towels washed
    Bras handwashed
    Bathroom S&S

    Glad every thing went well with nurse KW x
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