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    • Valli
    • By Valli 17th Apr 17, 9:14 AM
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    Valli
    Weekly Flylady Thread 17th April 2017
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    • 17th Apr 17, 9:14 AM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 17th April 2017 17th Apr 17 at 9:14 AM
    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...


    Bank Holiday Monday Bits and Bobs

    No levels - pick and choose as appropriate/necessary or feel free to entirely ignore!

    S&S bathroom

    S&S kitchen

    15 minutes fling frenzy...enlist the help of anyone and everyone. Issue bin bags and fling that junk/rubbish and clutter. Get all recycling out too. A straight/tidy home automatically looks cleaner and lifts the spirit!

    Spend time with those you love.


    Twinkly Tuesday kitchen and dining

    Level 1
    Clear the sills and clean the windows - don'f forget glass in doors
    Clear the sides
    Wipe window sills and sides down
    Replace stuff - wipe it as you go

    Level 2
    Wipe down cupboard fronts/doors - don't forget the handles
    Wipe table and chairs
    dust in dining room

    Level 3 - wipe splashbacks
    Clean sink - don't forget UNDER the draining rack!
    Sweep/mop/vacuum floors

    Extras
    IF you haven't done it recently go through herbs and spices. Fling OOD stuff
    Some flyladies keep a list taped to the inside of the cupboard - feel free to join us
    If the kiddies are off school enlist their help!
    If your spices are spic and span then pick another cupboard to sort.
    Make me time a priority - if littlies are taking up all your time plan something for when they're back at school


    Wonderful Wednesday - reclaim your lounge

    Level 1
    Open the windows
    empty bins
    remove gibble
    remove dead or wilting flowers

    Level 2
    Dust everywhere - skirting boards, picture rails, dados, mantles
    etc
    Wipe and coasters to remove icky stickiness - and wipe light switches and sockets
    Vacuum or wipe sofas and seating

    level 3
    Now take a CRITICAL look round - check for cobwebs
    Dust light fittings and wipe bulbs
    Finally clean the floor - mop or vacuum
    plump up the cushions
    make sure your lounge is a relaxing haven for you all

    Extras
    S&S kitchen and bathroom(s)
    HHI - lets get that mountain conquered
    Make sure all food in your fridge is allocated a mealplan use.
    If your kiddies go back to school next week check PE kits is washed and ironed - and new bits named. Oh - and check footwear fits...you wont believe the number of kids who think the teacher can somehow solve THAT problem!
    Homework projects - are they done? started?
    Spend a sunny half hour in the garden - little weeds become big weeds!


    Thursday - main bedroom

    Level 1

    Open the window
    strip bed
    remove gibble and garbage
    clear floordrobe/chairdrobe

    Level 2

    Make bed
    Dust everywhere
    wipe switches

    Level 3
    vacuum floor (or mop)
    clean windows
    make sure your room is a clean calm space for quality sleep

    extras
    sort some me time - manicure/pedicure/hair appointment
    HHI
    S%&S bathroom(s)
    S&S kitchn

    Friday flourish - get fresh for the weekend
    Bathrooms/cloakrooms/en suites

    Level 1
    Open windows
    Flush loo
    spray with cleaner of choice (I like cream cleaner)
    empty shower/bath side of lotions and potions
    remove washcloths and towels
    spray bath with cleaner

    Level 2
    With HOT water and detergent wipe down shower screens
    Wipe shower scraper thing esp. rubber blade (they get grubby too)
    With bathroom sponge (or scrubbing brush) thoroughly wipe out bath/shower
    Wipe taps/shower head
    Dry and polish with dry m/f cloth
    Put stuff back
    Wipe pull cords

    Level 3

    Scrub loo
    wipe handbasin and taps
    Wipe outside of loo
    deal with floor
    put out new towels

    extras
    wipe out cabinets
    chuck out anything dust-covered - it clearly isn't being used
    apply handcfream
    sit down with a and have a break


    Last edited by Valli; 20-04-2017 at 7:51 PM.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 20th Apr 17, 10:42 AM
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    Valli



    HB must have sent the Chippendale round to Valli's!
    Originally posted by Jazee


    Oh THAT would have been a welcome distraction

    *sweep**mop**wipe**fume*
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • MinnieMousesMummy
    • By MinnieMousesMummy 20th Apr 17, 10:53 AM
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    MinnieMousesMummy
    Good morning everyone, I am sitting enjoying a cuppa that DH made and sorting through what I need to do/delegate (DH is off this week) today.

    Twinkly Tuesday kitchen and dining
    Clear the sills and clean the windows - don'f forget glass in doors
    Clear the sides
    Wipe window sills and sides down
    Replace stuff - wipe it as you go
    Wipe down cupboard fronts/doors - don't forget the handles
    Wipe table and chairs
    dust in dining room
    wipe splashbacks
    Clean sink - don't forget UNDER the draining rack!
    Sweep/mop/vacuum floors
    If your spices are spic and span then pick another cupboard to sort.
    Make me time a priority - if littlies are taking up all your time plan something for when they're back at school


    Wonderful Wednesday - reclaim your lounge

    empty bins
    remove gibble
    remove dead or wilting flowers
    Dust everywhere - skirting boards, picture rails, dados, mantles
    etc
    Wipe and coasters to remove icky stickiness - and wipe light switches and sockets
    Vacuum or wipe sofas and seating
    Now take a CRITICAL look round - check for cobwebs
    Dust light fittings and wipe bulbs
    Finally clean the floor - mop or vacuum
    make sure your lounge is a relaxing haven for you all
    S&S kitchen and bathroom(s)
    Make sure all food in your fridge is allocated a mealplan use.
    Spend a sunny half hour in the garden - little weeds become big weeds!


    Thursday - main bedroom
    Feed the animals and let the chickens out
    Open windows as it is a lovely day here
    Finish answering question 2 for uni assessment (last assessment with OU, as heading to brick Uni in September)
    Collect ds from nursery
    Take rubbish to the local tip (clearing out cupboard under the stairs) and enquiry if they have a bit for duvets
    Change the duvet on the bed (got a new king sized one)
    Dust main bedroom
    Hoover main bedroom
    Spend an hour on reading for Uni
    Do some of washing mountain
    Spend an hour on ironing mountain
    Collect dd from school
    Print calendars for doing meal plans
    Sort through wardrobe
    Write essay for diploma course
    Order itison tickets to use when on holiday
    Sort through the towels and bedding (moving into cupboard under the stairs rather than having them in bedroom)
    Make a list of stuff to take on holiday
    Phone to chase up insurance documents for holiday
    Close chickens away and feed guinea pigs
    Check emails and get rid of 50
    Update list

    Hope everyone has a productive day and enjoys some lovely weather. Sorry I'm not managing to keep up with the thread, hugs to those that needs them x
    Last edited by MinnieMousesMummy; 20-04-2017 at 11:05 AM.
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    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 20th Apr 17, 1:07 PM
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    Honey Bear
    Alcohol-free gin is available, Valli, so I've added you into the round and asked for a double for Dizzy while he's passing your way. He got a bit lost, but he's on his way ....

    I'd happily help you, Piggers, but I've found gumtwig much simpler and brings just as many queries and much, much quicker results.

    Some work done on the sundeck yesterday. Most of the repotting has been done, just a couple of chive pots and a shrub thingy. Then there's a few more saucers to slide under the rest of the pots, the tree down the road to water and the urgent stuff's done.

    The dog's moulting. Aaaaaaagh.
    Keeping it AF
    • Busy granny
    • By Busy granny 20th Apr 17, 1:18 PM
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    Busy granny
    Busy granny
    Hi Everyone
    I've been to Tai Chi and now have to empty cupboards before a new kitchen is fitted.
    Hugs to all those who have problems.
    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 20th Apr 17, 1:54 PM
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    Fayolle
    Mr M visited.
    Ironing done.
    Bedroom dusted. Checked all corners and behind the wardrobe....no Chippendale hiding there. Guess he's whizzed past me from HB to Valli
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 20th Apr 17, 2:06 PM
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    LameWolf
    The dog's moulting. Aaaaaaagh.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    'Tis what they do best. I Dys0ned up a vast quantity of Ronnie-hair yesterday.

    I've just had an email from Ronnie's Mum - she's coming to pick him up at 12:30 on Saturday. I am sooooo gonna miss the little guy; but he's coming back for Xmas.

    Is the Chippendale on his way to Concrete Cow Country yet? If he perchance has some halfway decent malt whisky about him, I'll be a happy Wolf. Specially as 'tis my birthday today, and I really do NOT like the idea of being 57.
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • Goodintentions
    • By Goodintentions 20th Apr 17, 2:18 PM
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    Goodintentions
    Happy Birthday Lamewolf I hope you have a lovely day x

    I am working today, but have had an hour or two to myself (1 child, and he is in nursery atm). I have been filling out the forms for my DM re probate and IT. I think I have done most of it.
    I am going to spend half hour or so now catching up on some PW and then on the school run. Only 4 to collect today, so a bit quieter than yesterday

    Flying wise - I have emptied the DW, and that's about it!
    • Valli
    • By Valli 20th Apr 17, 2:36 PM
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    Valli
    Ah Wolfy - it's a good age to be. I plan to join you in that club later this year.
    Happy, happy birthday xxxx

    Half way throuhgh doing my bedroom, but I have stopped for a lunch. In SW terms - lots of speed...

    Mum came earlier. We both had a little weep...but I was reminded that the last thing I said to my sister was that I loved her, and that was the last thing she said to me. How lovely to have that to remember.
    Make two - and freeze one!
    Don't put it DOWN - put it AWAY!
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    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 20th Apr 17, 2:39 PM
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    bossymoo
    Aww happy birthday Wolfy xxx

    Missed yesterday with college and so on. Did loads of work this morning. Had an appointment and just back for a late lunch. Which is just as well since dinner will be even later, following the gym/football bonanza that is Thursday.

    Text from school about award assembly, says ks2 so must be master moo will go see that tomorrow.

    So, no vaccing has been done, nor bathroom cleaning, nor anything else for that matter but we are clean and fed and happy so that'll do for now <is there a thumbs up smiley?>

    Must call blinds people! Will do it now!
    Bossymoo
    Teetering on the edge...


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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 20th Apr 17, 3:53 PM
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    Fayolle
    Happy birthday LameWolf!

    DD is dressmaking...enough said!
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 20th Apr 17, 5:47 PM
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    Jazee
    Happy birthday LW.
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    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 20th Apr 17, 5:56 PM
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    ionafan

    Happy Birthday Lame Wolf! Hope you are going to crack open bottle of something nice with MrLW his evening.

    The post that I thought I wrote this morning appears to have disappeared into the ether

    I took my car to have its handbrake adjusted this morning (I read a whole book in the hour that it took) and have been trying to clear my desk this afternoon. A few more things have been crossed off my list, but now HMRC have sent me a reminder to fill in my online tax return No peace for the wicked!

    (((Hugs))) spoons and sticks all round, as needed x

    PS Kaz, my ISA is with the Coventry BS
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 20th Apr 17, 6:17 PM
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    kazwookie
    Thank you

    Happy Birthday LW, hope you have had a good day

    Work done
    Daily stuff done
    Sun, Sea
    • chocolatebum
    • By chocolatebum 20th Apr 17, 6:21 PM
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    chocolatebum
    dipping my toe in to say hello this week and delurk. i really need to get my house (and my life) sorted out and think i need some motivation to do it so here i am. going to have a wee nosey this week of whats happening and join in properly next week
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    • greent
    • By greent 20th Apr 17, 7:00 PM
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    greent
    Happy Birthday, LW x
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
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    • dancemum
    • By dancemum 20th Apr 17, 8:05 PM
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    dancemum
    Happy Birthday Wolfie hope you are enjoying your day x

    Dailies done
    Airing cupboard sorted
    Ds1's girlfriend has spent the day here. He returns to Uni tomorrow for a few weeks. Can't believe he has nearly finished his 2nd year. He is hopefully packing.
    Ds2 coped well with the visit.

    Can I please have some house selling to completion quickly vibes for my relative who has had a chain broken down for the 2nd time?

    Off to order some groceries.

    Think I'm "going down with something".
    • MinnieMousesMummy
    • By MinnieMousesMummy 20th Apr 17, 9:46 PM
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    MinnieMousesMummy
    Good evening, I have had a rather productive day. I have managed to declutter the cupboard under the stairs and I have ordered a shelving unit. I will hopefully get the cupboard organised and finished tomorrow as going to put bedding, towels and curtain in their to get them out of the main bedroom. I have removed to ottoman style boxes from the main bedroom, which dh will take to the recylce tip tomorrow.

    Twinkly Tuesday kitchen and dining
    Clear the sills and clean the windows - don'f forget glass in doors
    Clear the sides
    Wipe window sills and sides down
    Replace stuff - wipe it as you go
    Wipe down cupboard fronts/doors - don't forget the handles
    Wipe table and chairs
    dust in dining room
    wipe splashbacks
    Clean sink - don't forget UNDER the draining rack!
    Sweep/mop/vacuum floors
    If your spices are spic and span then pick another cupboard to sort.


    Wonderful Wednesday - reclaim your lounge

    Empty bins
    Remove gibble
    Dust everywhere - skirting boards, picture rails, dados, mantles
    etc
    Wipe and coasters to remove icky stickiness - and wipe light switches and sockets
    Vacuum or wipe sofas and seating
    Now take a CRITICAL look round - check for cobwebs
    Dust light fittings and wipe bulbs
    Finally clean the floor - mop or vacuum
    Spend a sunny half hour in the garden - little weeds become big weeds!


    Thursday - main bedroom
    Dust main bedroom
    Hoover main bedroom
    Sort through wardrobe

    Friday flourish - get fresh for the weekend Bathrooms
    Open the windows and let fresh air in
    Take the kids to school and nursery
    Let the chickens out and feed animals
    Go into town to do the ms job
    Collect the new shelving unit whilst in town.
    Complete the paperwork for the ms job completed in town
    Clean the toilet
    Get rid of empty bottles and empty the bin
    Remove the washcloths and towels
    Clean the bath
    Catch up with laundry
    Catch up with the ironing pile
    Check online banking and pay the bills
    Go to appointment at the bank
    Spend an hour reading for uni
    Take rubbish to the tip
    Build the new shelving unit
    Check emails for insurance documents
    Collect dd from school
    Check to see if student funding site is working yet
    Move bedding etc into the new area
    Collect ds from childminder
    With HOT water and detergent wipe down shower screens
    Sweep and mop the bathroom floors
    Wipe taps/shower head
    Dry and polish with dry m/f cloth
    Close the chickens away and feed the guinea pigs
    Sort work stuff for weekend, as its a busy one

    My list is now updated, think it is time for bed, as I have a busy day tomorrow and then I am working all weekend. Hope everyone has a good Friday and managed to enjoy some of the lovely sunshine that we are getting at the moment x
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    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 20th Apr 17, 9:56 PM
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    lynnejk
    Evening all and welcome to the returners and new peoples

    Many, many thanks for all the kind words and gws wishes

    I am fed-up sofa-surfing already, even with the great company here. Never thought I would wish to feel well enough to get the floor-sucker out

    Thanks Jazee. You're not a wuss, you're trying to do too much, so, rest please along with Lynne on the Flylady Sofa. I'll send a Chippendale round later to bring a G&T with a large slice of lime and lots of ice for each of you.
    Originally posted by Honey Bear
    Mr C probably was mobbed on the way in, as we have the shows on the promenade this week and loadsa people about. Managed to get the top off a bottle of red though and slowly sipping ONE glass.

    Is the Chippendale on his way to Concrete Cow Country yet? If he perchance has some halfway decent malt whisky about him, I'll be a happy Wolf. Specially as 'tis my birthday today, and I really do NOT like the idea of being 57.
    Originally posted by LameWolf
    Hope you had a really great Birthday LW - the number doesn't matter

    Sending hugs, all my sticks and spoons (not in use atm)for those needing some and hope you all have a lovely Friday
    Lx
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    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 21st Apr 17, 12:36 AM
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    ionafan
    I have just submitted my tax return - probably the earliest I have ever done it
    My desk is still a mess, although I have made progress with sending emails and sorting papers
    I also had a good meeting with my supervisor

    Now off to the Land of Nod, I hope!
    • YORKSHIRELASS
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 21st Apr 17, 7:12 AM
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    YORKSHIRELASS
    Morning everyone

    Happy birthday for yesterday LW. Been a busy week with the paid stuff so only a little flying done here but I have kept on top of the basics at least.

    Houseful of teenagers sleeping over tonight so it may be a late night. Cycling tomorrow, DS2 has football on Sunday. Best get ready for work. DS1 and friend are coming with me to get the bus to the big city with their girlfriends for a shopping trip so better wake them both up soon!
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