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Weekly Flylady Thread 8th September 2008

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Welcome to the weekly Flylady thread. If you need help organising your week when it comes to housework, or just the motivation to do the dreaded housework tasks you have to do, come and join us, hopefully make it a little easier. You never know, you might start to enjoy it!

Following requests to start things steadier for new members who did not realise the tasks list wasn’t a must do, just an encouragement. There will now be level 1, 2 and 3. Level 1 being very basic it has been requested that this is just one task per day, level 2 in the middle, up to 3 which is more advanced and time consuming. If you want to do level 2 you add the tasks on level 1 with the level 2 tasks, if you want to do level 3 you add the tasks on, easy peasy. Choose a level to aim for but be realistic, if you’ve got a busy day on or are just starting etc aim for level one, if you get higher then great, if not then not to worry its only suggestions. Every room comes back around next week. Trust me some days I'll only be doing level one myself.
THESE LISTS ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS AND NOT A MUST DO LIST, ALWAYS WELCOME TO POST AND FOLLOW YOUR OWN.

Also adding a declutter mission each day. Another one where it’s up to you if you want to do it or if you need to. This follows requests from members who are looking to declutter. Fling boogies, hotspot clearing, cupboard sorts, drawer sorts etc will all be on this list. Any problems with this of any suggestions do please let me know.

A few of the basics before we start the week
Hotspots are any areas which 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.

27 Fling Boogie - stick on some loud music, grab a binbag and whizz around the house finding 27 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!

5GC five minutes gardening.. make it neat for winter

So begins our new week!!


Monday Mucking out - Living Room, Hall and Stairs
Level 1
Vacuum through the living room, hall and stairs
Level 2
Dusting, even if around everything
Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe
Clean windows and all glass.. including the tv screen
Pounce upon the piles of coats and shoes and fling the ones that are no longer worn/needed/fit/wearable
Level 3
Wipe and water plants

Put all your hotspots in one pile and work your way through it..
Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
Extra Mission: Pick one or more of the following tasks –
  1. Filing.. find a pile and file it
  2. Wipe down any paintwork that needs it.
  3. Binbag dance.. Get a binbag.. fill it and bin it!!!
  4. HHI (did someone mention they needed one?
Tuesday Terrors - Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One
Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
Level Two
Sweep and mop floors
CLEAN THE OVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. Mrs B.. I'm watching you!!
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
Wipe all the windows in these areas!!
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, cooker hood and dishwasher filters need to be done too!!
Extra Mission : help yourself

  1. Muck out the fridge.. use up all thos ebits that are on the verge of getting themselves out of the fridge and biting you!
  2. Empty the medicine cabinet.. throw out everything manky/out of date (some medicines are actually poisonous after a certain length of time!!.. AB's being one of them!!) and restock.. all those coughs and snots that will be flying around, sore throats and wheezes... go on.. shoo...........
  3. 34 fling boogie..
  4. GO! Get yourself a treat for being wonderful!!
  5. Empty the kitchen bin.. wash it out.. and make it smell SWEET
Wednesday wishy-washy-wipe!- Master Bedroom & Landing
Level 1
Check fire alarms are working.. :p
Clear a cluttered top in your room.. or spend at least 15 minutes doing it
Fling open the window and let in the freezing cold wetness.. even if just for half an hour
Level 2
Remove and wash bed linen and duvet covers.
Dust surfaces & make sure no cobwebs..
Vacuum & turn mattress before replacing with fresh linen..
15 minutes floordrobe clearance
Level 3
Vacuum floors in bedroom and on landing
Sort through a cupboard and fling everything that is dead
Air the duvet
Extra tasks list, as usual choose one or more
  1. 31 fling boogie time, go on grab a bag and clear that clutter
  2. Clean the sticky hand prints off the wall ALL the way up the stairs!
  3. Clean windows in these rooms
  4. sort your own shoe and bag collection. I am thinking of getting s display shelf or 300 for my favourite shoes!
Thursday Thrills- Bathroom and Study/Pc Area
Level One
Clean floors in these rooms
Level Two
Clean baths, toilets, don't forget the outside! and sinks.. shine the taps with a toothbrush
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
Wash your bathroom mats, nets, clean blind/curtains etc
Wipe down tiles in bathroom.. defragment your pc while doing this.
Empty and clean out all the upstairs bins!
Clean shower screen/curtain if you have one/if required
Collect all the dirty laundry
Extra mission: Take your pick!
  1. Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms
  2. Fling all those empty bottles and tubes
  3. replace any sponges, flannels, toiletries that need it
  4. empty out the bathroom cabinet.. clean it.. fling what you don't need and stash the rest in a beautiful manner.. colour ordered so you have a cupboard rainbow..
Friday Flyday- those frightening kids rooms and spare rooms
Level One
Clear away anything that isn't in it's place, clothes, toys, books etc
Spend at least half an hour doing something for yourself!!!!! paint your nails, make an appointment to have your hair done, a lovely soak in the bath.. whatever you feel like!! I'm having my nails done this morning as usual
Level Two
Vacuum the floor
Dusting.. all those shelves and flat fluffy surfaces!! Don’t forget the light shade and curtain pole!!!
Strip beds, turn and vacuum mattresses!! and replace with fresh linen .. check if duvets need freshening up too!! Wash the curtains!
Level Three
Clean 2 windows
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
  1. open a drawer you haven't actually looked in for weeks and deal with whatever treasures you find within!
  2. Wipe the radiators, skirtings and window & door frames!
  3. HHI
  4. End of week fling!! grab a binbag and fill it with stuff to leave the house.. rubbish or charity shop or to donate to a friend!
Squeakend List - not 'compulsory' just for those who cannot function wihtout a list

your chance to place rockets up the posteriors of those who dwell in your abode alongside you!
  1. HHI
  2. Sort uniforms etc for school and work
  3. HHG.. providing it isn't torrential rain!!
  4. Clean a room to level 3.. preferably one that isn't already pristine!
  5. Go have half an hour to yourself.. sing loudly and dance if necessary!!
  6. tidy a hotspot
  7. empty a drawer and deal with its contents accordingly
  8. Meal plan for the week
  9. Change any unwashed bedding
  10. Start preparing the house for winter.. thicker curtains/warmer duvets/throws/draught excluders etc
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.)
06/06/2020 £47457.61 (2.41% int.)
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  • sexymousesexymouse Forumite
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    Woohoo! I'm the first one on the thread - I can go to bed now after I've changed the sheets with OH.
    Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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  • TrikerTriker Forumite
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    hi everyone....................:rotfl:
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    And fail, and try again; But it matters much if you try and fail, And fail to try again.
  • I'm in, was planning an early night but i'm hooked on the tennis............
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  • mamashazmamashaz Forumite
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    Hi all,

    After months away from flying, I am making a new start tomorrow! I am starting to feel snowed under by the amount of clutter and now the kids are back at school it's time to get organised.

    Monday Mucking out - Living Room, Hall and Stairs
    Level 1
    [strike]Vacuum through the living room, hall and stairs[/strike]
    Level 2

    [strike]Dusting, even if around everything [/strike]
    [strike]Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe [/strike]
    Clean windows and all glass.. including the
    [strike] tv screen[/strike]
    Pounce upin the piles of coats and shoes and fling the ones that are no longer worn/needed/fit/wearable

    Level 3
    Wipe and
    [strike]water plants[/strike]
    [strike]Put all your hotspots in one pile and work your way through it.. [/strike]
    Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself

    Extra Mission: Pick one or more of the following tasks –
    1. [strike]Filing.. find a pile and file it[/strike]
    2. Wipe down any paintwork that needs it.
    3. [strike]Binbag dance.. Get a binbag.. fill it and bin it!!![/strike] dancing now!
    4. HHI (did someone mention they needed one?)
    5. [strike]Just freecycled 2 lots of stuff[/strike]

    Tuesday Terrors - Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One

    [strike]Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces[/strike]
    Level Two

    Sweep and mop floors

    CLEAN THE OVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. Mrs B.. I'm watching you!!

    [strike]Wipe dining table.. (clean table cloth if necessary) [/strike]
    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

    Wipe all the windows in these areas!!

    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
    Check those washing machine filters and drawers for ickiness!! [strike]Tumble dryer[/strike], cooker hood and dishwasher filters need to be done too!!
    Extra Mission : help yourself

    1. Muck out the fridge.. use up all thos ebits that are on the verge of getting themselves out of the fridge and biting you!
    2. Empty the medicine cabinet.. throw out everything manky/out of date (some medicines are actually poisonous after a certain length of time!!.. AB's being one of them!!) and restock.. all those coughs and snots that will be flying around, sore throats and wheezes... go on.. shoo...........
    3. 34 fling boogie..
    4. GO! Get yourself a treat for being wonderful!!
    5. [strike]Empty the kitchen bin[/strike].. wash it out.. and make it smell SWEET
    6. [strike]Bagged up potatoes and onions to swap for apples and pears[/strike]
    7. Wednesday wishy-washy-wipe!- Master Bedroom & Landing
      Level 1

      [strike]Check fire alarms are working.[/strike]. :p
      Clear a cluttered top in your room.. or spend at least 15 minutes doing it

      [strike]Fling open the window and let in the freezing cold wetness.. even if just for half an hour[/strike]
      Level 2

      [strike]Remove and wash bed linen and duvet covers.[/strike]
      Dust surfaces & make sure no cobwebs..

      Vacuum & turn mattress before replacing with fresh linen..

      15 minutes floordrobe clearance

      Level 3

      Vacuum floors in bedroom
      [strike]and on landing[/strike]
      Sort through a cupboard and fling everything that is dead

      Air the duvet

      Extra tasks list, as usual choose one or more

      1. 31 fling boogie time, go on grab a bag and clear that clutter
      2. Clean the sticky hand prints off the wall ALL the way up the stairs!
      3. Clean windows in these rooms
      4. sort your own shoe and bag collection. I am thinking of getting s display shelf or 300 for my favourite shoes!
      Thursday Thrills- Bathroom and Study/Pc Area
      Level One
      Clean floors in these rooms
      Level Two
      Clean baths, toilets, don't forget the outside! and sinks.. shine the taps with a toothbrush
      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
      Wash your bathroom mats, nets, clean blind/curtains etc
      Wipe down tiles in bathroom.. defragment your pc while doing this.
      Empty and clean out all the upstairs bins!
      Clean shower screen/curtain if you have one/if required
      [STRIKE]Collect all the dirty laundry [/STRIKE]
      Extra mission: Take your pick!
      1. Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms
      2. [STRIKE]Fling all those empty bottles and tubes[/STRIKE]
      3. replace any sponges, flannels, toiletries that need it
      4. empty out the bathroom cabinet.. clean it.. fling what you don't need and stash the rest in a beautiful manner.. colour ordered so you have a cupboard rainbow..
  • Wow how many posts already?!????
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  • SpendlessSpendless Forumite
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    I'm in, cos I am using this thread to get to the end of my de-clutter challenge. When I couldn't find the new thread earlier I thought it was cos pigpen was making extra hard tasks just for me.;) :D
  • I'm in - thanks pigpen - the living room needs a good tidy!!
    toots xx
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  • TrikerTriker Forumite
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    I did tons of flying saturday morn at about 6.30am, up early as we had a wedding in bedford to go to.

    However got back today and relaxed.

    I did enjoy the surge of organisation though, think I had a bit of brain space after shifting 'getting the kids sorted out with uniform and everything else that they need when they start back at school' thang.;)

    Anyway here goes another week.:T:D

    xx
    DFW Nerd 267. DEBT FREE 11.06.08
    Stick to It by R.B. Stanfield
    It matters not if you try and fail,
    And fail, and try again; But it matters much if you try and fail, And fail to try again.
  • hollyhhollyh Forumite
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    Hi

    I am in. Thanks Pigpen.

    Monday Mucking out - Living Room, Hall and Stairs
    Level 1
    Vacuum through the living room, hall and stairs
    Level 2
    Dusting, even if around everything
    Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe
    Clean windows and all glass.. including the tv screen
    Pounce upin the piles of coats and shoes and fling the ones that are no longer worn/needed/fit/wearable
    Level 3
    Wipe and water plants

    Put all your hotspots in one pile and work your way through it..
    Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
    Extra Mission: Pick one or more of the following tasks –
    1. Filing.. find a pile and file it
    2. Wipe down any paintwork that needs it.
    3. Binbag dance.. Get a binbag.. fill it and bin it!!!
    4. HHI (did someone mention they needed one?)

    I've got masses of Toddler group stuff to do tomorrow and loads of my own stuff.:rolleyes: My aim is to get most of my morning dailies done before the school run, my Flying done by lunch time, then the rest done when Ds2 is in nursery.
    I'm not holding out much hope of sticking to that though.;)
  • greenbeegreenbee Forumite
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    I'm in too... off to bed now, as it's too cold to stay up chatting ;)
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