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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 7th Sep 08, 9:14 PM
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    Weekly Flylady Thread 8th September 2008
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:14 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 8th September 2008 7th Sep 08 at 9:14 PM
    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..
    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
    Last edited by pigpen; 12-09-2008 at 9:05 PM.
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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 7th Sep 08, 9:16 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:16 PM
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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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    • Triker
    • By Triker 7th Sep 08, 9:18 PM
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    • #3
    • 7th Sep 08, 9:18 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:18 PM
    hi everyone....................
    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.
    • gunsandbanjos
    • By gunsandbanjos 7th Sep 08, 9:18 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:18 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:18 PM
    I'm in, was planning an early night but i'm hooked on the tennis............
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Bertrand Russell
    • mamashaz
    • By mamashaz 7th Sep 08, 9:18 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:18 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:18 PM
    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
    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!!! dancing now!
    4. HHI (did someone mention they needed one?)
    5. Just freecycled 2 lots of stuff

    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
    6. Bagged up potatoes and onions to swap for apples and pears
    7. Wednesday wishy-washy-wipe!- Master Bedroom & Landing
      Level 1
      Check fire alarms are working..
      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..
    Last edited by mamashaz; 11-09-2008 at 9:12 AM.
    • AnW'sMum
    • By AnW'sMum 7th Sep 08, 9:19 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:19 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:19 PM
    Wow how many posts already?!????
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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 7th Sep 08, 9:20 PM
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    • #7
    • 7th Sep 08, 9:20 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:20 PM
    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.
  • toottifrootti
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:20 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:20 PM
    I'm in - thanks pigpen - the living room needs a good tidy!!
    toots xx
    Peace will be mine
    could do better - must try harder
    Live each day as if its your last
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    • Triker
    • By Triker 7th Sep 08, 9:21 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:21 PM
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    • 7th Sep 08, 9:21 PM
    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.

    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.
    • hollyh
    • By hollyh 7th Sep 08, 9:21 PM
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    hollyh
    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.
    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 7th Sep 08, 9:24 PM
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    I'm in too... off to bed now, as it's too cold to stay up chatting
    • froddington
    • By froddington 7th Sep 08, 9:29 PM
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    froddington
    I'm in too!

    Just aiming for Level 1 as it's my first full week at work in ages Am going to aim to do HHC each evening when I get in, but that'll be about it.

    Off to bed now
    "There's only one way of life and that's your own" - Levellers

    "I'm feeling like a Monday but someday I'll be Saturday night" - Bon Jovi
  • kindlesgirl
    been waiting for this! sad soul have nothing better to do with my evenings!
    Anyhoo I'm in again please pigpen - glad you mentioned shoes - my hall is disappearing under the piles of smelly trainers and sandals - so will have a good chuck out tomorrow!

    Have a good evening everyone - off to do pack ups and get an early night!
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    • soappie
    • By soappie 7th Sep 08, 9:32 PM
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    soappie
    I have taken a leap of faith in the weather forecast and have put two washing machine loads out on the line to dry overnight

    It'd better not get any damper!!!!
    I am the leading lady in the movie of my life

  • Laura D
    I'm in after a dismal week last week however I very productive weekend which means the house is pretty tidy and clutterfree - this week should be a breeze
    • KAAT_LADY
    • By KAAT_LADY 7th Sep 08, 9:37 PM
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    KAAT_LADY
    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?)
    At the moment I have a pile of coats in the kitchen that were hanging on the back of the old door and nowhere for them to go,,, will have to find somewhere tomorrow



    will get this in the morning

    nite all

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    ,
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    • Dustykitten
    • By Dustykitten 7th Sep 08, 9:38 PM
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    Soappie living life on the edge there!

    The birds of sadness may fly overhead but don't let them nest in your hair
    • MrsV
    • By MrsV 7th Sep 08, 9:39 PM
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    MrsV
    I'm in, was planning an early night but i'm hooked on the tennis............
    Originally posted by gunsandbanjos
    Me too GandB, got it on Radio 5 but LFD and DH are both snoring on the floor so trying to be quiet!
    I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams
  • learningtosave
    I'm in! This is my first challenge! Have got the hoover on standby...
    I'm learning little by little... I'll get there one day!!!
    Slipped down the slippery slope again
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    Part time studies (still accumulating) £3,655
    Upcoming emmigration end 2014 £who knows?????
    Holiday spending (recce for above) £700 for me+DH
  • loopy-loo73
    Evening

    I'm, we'll see if i manage any better this week than i did last week (as most of my housework was done this morning & i've not touched upstairs!)

    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?)
    Also ...
    wm / td / dw
    pack dd2 bag for Tuesday
    make sure dd1 schoolbag & uniform ready for Tuesday
    lunches for me & df made for Tuesday
    make dinner
    take & collect dd1 to dancing
    go to slimming world & hopefully lose weight (not much hope this week!)

    Lou x
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