Weekly Flylady Thread 30th July 2018

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edited 2 August 2018 at 9:35PM in Old style MoneySaving
What is FLYLADY? Well, it's our version of the US flylady idea - but we work on the principle that housework is not fun, it's boring, can be time-consuming, is often thankless but, unfortunately, necessary. It's here on Old Style to provide the support we all need and to make the whole task easier and quicker. We also accept that, sometimes, life just gets on top of us and we can't keep up, maybe because we're time-poor, not in the best of health and/or we have littlies who need us. We are definitely NOT control freaks aiming for perfection and utterly spotless show-homes.

Welcome to the weekly Flylady Thread. You're more than welcome to join us in the everlasting battle against dust, grime and gibble. The aim of our thread is to make those onerous tasks less daunting, and to support each other - and to make time for the finer things in life!

Please do remember we have to abide by MSE rules; each post should, ideally, include some mention of flying.[/COLOR]

Thank you Valli for last week's
thread

Please follow the forum rules on this thread as Flylady has been here a LONG time and is a fabulous support and resource for lots of us. All posts should have some Flylady-related (ooh a compound adjective) content!

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!
MAD half hour- Mad is the abbreviation for Make A Difference.
The idea is that you have a Forth bridge (ie never-ending - or just huge) task but that you work on it in half-hour bursts. This way you know you ARE stooping, and that you won't get it finished but you will make a difference - so it might be clearing out - the garage or shed, or clothes sorting, or weeding - you get the picture - but rather than keep going until you've lost the will to live you do half an hour...but, eventually those half hours will get the job done!

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!

Monday Melee ~ Kitchen and Dining Room
Level One...
Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
Clear 1 window sill
Open windows and let in that summer sun!!!!
Level Two..
Sweep and mop floors
Scrub out the sticky fridge!
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
Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
Clean out your mankiest kitchen cupboard..
Extra Mission : help yourself
  • Clean the hob
  • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!
  • 32 fling boogie..
  • Phone someone you love just to tell them so!
  • Empty the bin.. wash it out.. and make it smell SWEET

Tuesday Twister! ~ Living room, halls and stairs
Level One..
Vacuum floors and sofas and hall and stairs
Level Two...
Dusting, even if around everything
Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe and no-one can have any accidents falling down them...
Clean TV, other electricals and cabinets
HHI
Level Three...
Wipe and water plants
Sort through a dumping drawer/cupboard
Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
Extra Mission: Pick one or more of the following tasks –
  • Clean windows & any other glass like mirrors, pictures etc
  • Sort through shoes and coats and bags
  • Binbag dance.. Get a binbag.. fill it and bin it!!!
  • Wash any cushions, throws or curtains that need it

Wednesday Winging & Flinging ~ Bathroom and Study/Pc Area
Level One...

Clear floors of guff and stuff
Muck out any pets.
Level Two...
Clean baths, toilets, don't forget the outside! and sinks
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, shower curtains etc
Wipe down tiles in bathroom.. defragment your pc while doing this.
Empty and clean out all the upstairs bins!
Sweep and mop and deslop the floors in these rooms.
Collect all the dirty laundry
Extra mission: Take your pick!
  • Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms
  • Wipe the tops of the cabinets and cupboards in therse rooms
  • Fling all those empty bottles and tubes
  • replace any sponges, flannels, toiletries that need it
  • HHI... a bit more gone!

Thursday Thllliiing!~ Master Bedroom & Landing
Level One...

Check fire alarms are working
Remove and wash bed linen and duvet covers.
Fling open the window and let in the fresh air
Level Two...
Dust surfaces & make sure no cobwebs..
Vacuum & turn mattress before replacing with fresh linen..
Air the duvet
15 minutes floordrobe clearance
Level Three...
Vacuum floors in bedroom and on landing
Sort through the cupboard and fling everything that no longer fits
Clear a hotspot.. or spend 15 minutes clearing one.
Extra tasks list, as usual choose one or more
  • 34 fling boogie time, go on grab a bag and clear that clutter
  • Clean all the upstairs door frames
  • Clean windows in these rooms
  • Clear the top of a bedside cupboard/chest of drawers or shelf

Friday Frenzy ~ those frightening kids rooms and spare rooms
Level One...
Open the windows and let in the fresh air...
Clear away anything that isn't in it's place, clothes, toys, books etc
Level Two...
Make an appointment for some ME-time.. hairdressers? manicure? night out with friends? .. whatever just do it!
Level Three...
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!!
Got an hour...
Clean 2 windows
Grab a toy box and throw/rehome anything that is no longer wanted.. it'll be chrimbo before we know it and we need the space!!
Wipe any sticky marks off walls and doors
Extra Task List
  • Wipe the radiators, skirtings and window & door frames!
  • HHI
  • 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!
  • Vacuum the floor
  • update bank accounts/finances
  • Bake a cake/buns/twinks hobnobs with the children..


:(Struggling financially :(

:) Mortgage Free as of 20.9.17 :)
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  • Natty68Natty68 Forumite
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    Flylady 2018 Challenges - GO FLYERS GO

    SCRIMPERS (no spend JULY/AUGUST)

    atypical blonde
    Lamewolf
    Pigpen
    Natty (was a naughty flylady..lol)
    Kazwookie
    Jazee
    Honey Bear
    Valli
    Fayolle
    Yorkshirelass
    Lynnejk
    Mumof2

    SLINKIES - weight loss challenge

    Lynnejk - 9lb
    Narcolepsy *some*
    Valli 2st/28lb
    Dizzy Imp 2st/28lb
    FurryBeastOz 2st/28lb
    nannygladys 3st/42lb
    Fayolle 2st/28lb
    atypicalblonde 2st/28lb
    Princess Money Penny
    Lil_me 5st/70lb
    JojotheTightfisted
    LameWolf 2st/28lb
    Roundtuit 56lb
    Jazee 2st/28lb
    Pigpen *some*
    MrsMoneypenny 1st at least
    Froddington 2st
    Dancemum 3st
    Mademoiselle about 2 st
    Ionafan 1st 11lb 9lb (hope that's right!) Excellent work
    donnajt 3 st
    Rosemary7391
    Mrs Chaos 16lb
    Faete 2st
    Natty 1st 7Ib {6lb lost}
    Kazwookie 2st tbc
    Honey Bear 5 kgs

    Flymarketeers

    FurryBeastOz
    Pigpen
    Valli
    Mumof2
    donnjt - £1k for hols

    H2H (hovel to haven)

    HoneyBear
    Froddington
    Roundtuit
    Mumof2
    FurryBeastOz
    funfairprincess
    Mrs Moneypenny
    hex2
    Fayolle
    lynnejk
    riotlady
    donnajt - by Summer
    Mrs Chaos
    Natty


    :(Struggling financially :(

    :) Mortgage Free as of 20.9.17 :)
  • FurryBeastOzFurryBeastOz Forumite
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    I!!!8217;m in. Thanks Natty Thanks Valli for last week. I!!!8217;m going to tack the bits I didn!!!8217;t get done last week onto this week. The major FROG is first tomorrow (the oven is still hot from dinner:D) but I!!!8217;ve done some kitchen bits:j.

    Monday Melee ~ Kitchen and Dining Room

    OVEN

    Level One...
    Open windows and let in that summer sun!!!!
    Level Two..
    Sweep and mop floors
    Scrub out the sticky fridge!
    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
    Extra Mission : help yourself
    Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!
    Phone someone you love just to tell them so!
    Empty the bin.. wash it out.. and make it smell SWEET
    Goals - Weight loss 6/26lb at 22nd Jan 18
    Mmmm. 26lb at 1/7/18. Oops:o
  • ValliValli Forumite
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    I am in.

    Kitchen it is..
    Don't put it DOWN; put it AWAY
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson
    :heart:Janice 1964-2016:heart:

    Thank you Honey Bear
  • pigpenpigpen Forumite
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    ty.. I'm here but not 'in'
    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.)
    01/01/2022 £41653.68 (2.41% int.)
  • edited 29 July 2018 at 11:07PM
    ionafanionafan Forumite
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    edited 29 July 2018 at 11:07PM
    Thank you Natty and Valli for the lists. I shall try to be in (at least to some extent) this coming week Last week turned out to be just as busy as the preceding one :(

    My Toots list is enormous, but I shall try to do one or two jobs off it every day. Might have to start on Tuesday, rather than tomorrow, as I am spending the morning at the zoo with DGS3+4 and their mum, to use up the free return voucher before the end of the month :D

    I'm sorry to hear about your stomach ulcer, pigpen: GWS vibes heading your way.

    (((Hugs))) and posivibes to everyone who's having a hard time atm.

    YL many congratulations on your promotion :T:T

    We had steady rain until 5 pm today, so the garden has been well watered. Rosie refused to go out until the rain had stopped!

    Worryingly, DH took himself off to bed very early tonight, saying that he thinks he's got another chest infection. He's certainly got a temperature :(

    Hope to 'see' you all during the week x
  • dancemumdancemum Forumite
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    Off on holibobs hopefully tomorrow.no doubt that!!!8217;s why it is raining. Dancepops is in horse puddle :(
    Have a good week x
  • wishingthemortgaheawaywishingthemortgaheaway Forumite
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    I'm out again this week... still away. (Hubby working, we've temporarily 'moved house' ) but I do enjoy reading of everyone's successes, so will subscribe as usual.

    We head home on Saturday, so will need to fly Saturday night and Sunday in order to prep for the next 'away' which starts a week on Monday.

    All the very best peeps

    Wish.
    Outstanding mortgage: £23,181 (December 19)
    MFW 2020 Challenge Member #10 0/£2318
  • Maisie_MMaisie_M Forumite
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    We had lovely weekend away and have had lots of rain during the nights when we have been away. We really needed it as on our drive up to Glencoe we could see the Lochs were really looking dry and the waterfalls that are normally prolific through the glen were non existant. Everything looked much better on the way back after two nights of torrential rain.


    Its to be on and off showers today so nice a cool today but it means I wont be doing any washing (aparently it is to be sunny tomorrow and Wednesday).


    I have done most of the unpacking from the weekend as there wasnt much to do.


    Monday Melee ~ Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One...
    Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
    Clear 1 window sill
    Open windows and let in that summer sun!!!!
    Level Two..
    Sweep and mop floors
    Scrub out the sticky fridge!
    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
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
    Clean out your mankiest kitchen cupboard..

    Extra Mission : help yourself
    • Clean the hob
    • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!
    • 32 fling boogie..
    • Phone someone you love just to tell them so!
    • Empty the bin.. wash it out.. and make it smell SWEET
    I may get some ironing done depending on how I get on and also do the shopping but I need to meal plan first.

  • FayolleFayolle Forumite
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    Thank you for the threads. I'm in. Kitchen needs it, but I'm off to the hospital with DD in a few minutes so we will see what the day brings first.
  • klew356klew356 Forumite
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    Thanks for the new thread, my update is one ear still has a black tinge to it, unreal! :mad:
    Also bleached my grouting left it on all day yesterday and it has made a big difference, I don’t suppose the said hair dye helped either ha, :rotfl:
    I planned to do kitchen tonight so that’s good, must remember to defrost something at lunchtime for tea tonight. the ones in red I shall do
    Monday Melee ~ Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One...
    Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
    Clear 1 window sill
    Open windows and let in that summer sun!!!!

    Level Two..
    Sweep and mop floors
    Scrub out the sticky fridge!
    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
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..

    Clean out your mankiest kitchen cupboard..

    Extra Mission : help yourself
    Clean the hob
    • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!

    • 32 fling boogie..
    Phone someone you love just to tell them so!
    • Empty the bin.. wash it out.. and make it smell SWEET
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