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    • Valli
    • By Valli 2nd Oct 16, 7:11 PM
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    Weekly Flylady Thread 3rd October 2016
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    • 2nd Oct 16, 7:11 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 3rd October 2016 2nd Oct 16 at 7:11 PM
    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.

    Welcome to the Weekly Flylady thread. If you need help organising your week or getting motivated when it comes to housework then come and join 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!!!8217;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!
    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

    Monday Monday - KITCHEN and DINER

    and music has been selceted for your flying enjoyment

    Level 1 - quick skim

    Open a window
    Clear the sides (counters/worktops) and wipe.
    Replace with what should be there only.
    Wipe the table
    Bin the rubbish

    Level 2 - going a little deeper
    Sweep/mop/vacuum the floor

    level 3 - get right down to the real nitty gritty
    Dust all dining room surface INCLUDING table and chair legs
    Wipe cupboard fronts

    check the fridge for what needs using or throwing
    add something christmassy to your shopping list - cranberry sauce; pickles; napkins...check special offers!
    make sure that all the people who matter to you know you love them - make that call

    T'riffic Tuesday (sans music to make it easier to copy and I can only think of Ruby Tuesday and I've used that before...)

    Blissful Boudoir

    Level One
    Open the window
    Strip the bed
    take all washing/floordrobe from room
    Remove, and bin, any rubbish

    Level 2
    Remake your freshly-aired bed

    (That will do if you're busy - it will look good now)

    Level 3
    Dust and deweb - get your duster-onna-stick into the ceiling corners
    Clean the windows

    Buy those hallowe'en sweets now before the shops run out. Do not eat all the love hearts and swizzels and parma violets. (or is that just me?)
    Check your light bulbs - I don't know about you but I find, when they are on more, they all commit hari-kiri. Do you have spares?
    While you're at it check you have a torch in a place where you can find it in the dark/by the light of your phone.
    HHI - if you haven't any I will send mine

    Wonderful Wednesday Bathrooms; cloakrooms and on sweets

    (because that's how it was spelled by one of the kids last week lol)

    Step 1

    Lose the loos...

    Get a bucket full of hot water+detergent and a cloth
    Flush the loo
    Squirt cleaner of your choice
    Scrub the pan and under the rim
    Flush and bleach
    Wipe seat. lid, outside of loos
    Chuck the water
    Rinse the bucket
    ditch the cloth

    Step 2

    Basic basin

    get a bathroom sponge/cloth
    squirt cream cleaner
    scrub basin inside and out inc. pedestal

    Step 3

    Shower power (and bath)

    Spray with detergent
    Wipe thoroughly inside and outside and taps/shower heads
    Finish off by getting fresh hot water+detergent, wipe down shower
    screens, bath panels, cupboard doors, switches, handles
    Mop or scrub floor
    replace all towels and mats
    polish mirrors
    wipe sills
    have a coffee!

    No extras because step 3 was extensive...

    Thursday - Priorities...

    S&S your kitchen

    S&S bathrooms (and that should be easy if you did Wednesday...)

    Plan something nice for the ones you love - a homemade cake or pudding; time together, a movie night, a duvet day and SIT ON THE FLYLADY SOFA because one of our much-loved flyladies can't, not any more. Make time for those you love. Time is fleeting, and precious.

    It was a pleasure to 'know' you Jenny. Much love from us all.

    Friday - bedroom bliss

    level 1
    Open the window
    strip the bed - and leave it to air while you get on with breakfast - seeing off kids etc...

    Level 2
    Remake the bed
    clear the floordrobe
    put stuff away

    level 3
    dust and vacuum

    meal plan for next week if you're a planner
    plan some quality family time - even if its just going for a tramp in the woods. (oo err missus) in jeans and wellies.
    Raise a glass to those flylady friends no longer with us, Cycling Yorkie, Toots, MoneySavingDiva and Mummy'slittleboy.
    Last edited by Valli; 06-10-2016 at 8:04 PM.
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson

    Thank you Honey Bear
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    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 7th Oct 16, 9:32 PM
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    Please add my name if I am not too late.

    Daily stuff done
    Work done
    Sun, Sea
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    • By YORKSHIRELASS 7th Oct 16, 9:45 PM
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    Do I still have to support him with Sobertober while he is asleep?
    Originally posted by Biscuit monster
    Absolutely not, given the week we have had a sneaky little drink is deserved. Personally I am raising a G&T to all flyladies past and present. I think CY would approve. Oh and thanks for passing on the idea about making a donation in her memory HB.

    Fretting about DS1, I always get a bit like this when we have been to hospital. He is doing a double shift today so at least 9 hours at work. At least he had the sense to come home and make himself a proper meal between shifts.

    LW the whole thing of juggling benefits of meds vs side effects is tough isnt it? Keep that sofa warm till you feel a bit more with it.

    No idea what tomorrow brings. Ready for my bed now really.
    • jackywhizz
    • By jackywhizz 8th Oct 16, 11:21 AM
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    Just caught up with the thread as have been busy at paid stuff since Tuesday.

    So sorry to hear about CY - my sympathies to he family. Just so pleased she was able to attend her daughters wedding. I will miss that little photo of Snape

    Greenbee that song is so appropriate-made me sad and happy in equal measure
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 8th Oct 16, 11:24 AM
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    Honey Bear
    Morning all. Quiet on here. Hope all is well with everyone.

    Lodgers are working exceptionally long hours at the moment, 10 - 10 every day this week so far, which is very unusual. Even worse, today, one of them is defo going to be doing 9am - 11 pm and that's if all goes well, which is unlikely. Have changed the superking for her and if they don't already have plans for their day off we'll invite them to join us for Sunday lunch along with the nice neighbours.

    I'll get a couple of loads through the WM today and pegged out. The forecast is excellent for the whole of next week but that also means I'm going to have to continue to water pots. Strange weather.
    Keeping it AF
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 8th Oct 16, 11:35 AM
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    Morning all. Hope you're all ok this morning and that candles were lit and drinks had as appropriate.

    I have a few days off the paid stuff but no real plans which is lovely. Today I have taken LittleyDog for her walk and done an online shop. Once I drop DH off at work later, I will be going to get some basics at h0me bargains and will also be getting my hair cut.

    Going to do the ironing next which I didn't find time for yesterday, probably because it's headache day no 7.

    Hope you all have an enjoyable Saturday, whether flying, having fun with your families or just keeping cosy on the flylady sofa.
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    • CraftyPixie
    • By CraftyPixie 8th Oct 16, 12:26 PM
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    Hi :D
    Hi all
    It's very good to be back - I was JennyJewell......couldn't work out to get back onto that account - think my email for that is now non-existent?!

    Firstly just wanted to say I'm so sorry to hear about cyclingyorkie Much love to all x

    Looking forward to getting stuck into sorting my house out with help and support from you guys as well as giving my support to all x

    Are there any plans for Saturdays please?
    Many thanks x
    • CraftyPixie
    • By CraftyPixie 8th Oct 16, 12:30 PM
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    DH is staying up his father's tonight - DH's mum is in hospital with blockages in her stomach and DH's father is also just recently battling cancer himself....we have some big fights ahead of us I feel. While DH is at his father's tonight I want to get stuck into this doesn't help the situation but it's something less for DH to worry about, will be nice for him to come home to and it's just one way I can help x

    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 8th Oct 16, 12:51 PM
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    Welcome back crafty xx sorry to hear life is so challenging at the mo xx

    I have bickering children. Both denying tiredness, both exhausted really, how do you make 6&7 yr olds rest?

    They are just finishing lunch and we are going to pop out for some daffodil bulbs. There is also a pet shop on the same estate so we might go look at Guinea pig supplies

    Away with the fairies
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 8th Oct 16, 2:26 PM
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    Ps LW, what did you do that could have burned the house down? Brain fog removing vibes coming your way x
    Originally posted by Biscuit monster
    We have a microwave/convection combi oven, and I put something in to heat up using the microwave, that was definitely NOT suitable for heating in a convection oven, and instead of pressing Microwave and setting it to 40 seconds, I pressed Convection and set 40 minutes. Thankfully I realised after about a minute and a half, when I thought "that's a bl00dy long 40 seconds - should've gone "ding" by now, surely". Scared me, though. Often I put something on to hot up for 30/40 seconds, go into another room, and forget all about it. If the micro is set correctly, it doesn't matter, it'll just turn off; but this had the potential for disaster.

    Welcome home CraftyPixie; sorry to hear DH's parents are having a rough time. We only have actual lists for weekdays; weekends are for catching up if you've fallen behind, or for doing your preferred things if you've managed to keep up to scratch throughout the week (or you simply cba to catch up ).
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    • dancemum
    • By dancemum 8th Oct 16, 3:43 PM
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    Glad you didn't burn down LW. My Dad left the hob on when I was there last week and I didn't notice even though I thought it was hot because their td was on nearby so thought it was that. Luckily my Mum spotted it.

    Welcome back CraftyPixie (you were the first flylady to reply when I joined )

    I'm back from the dance studio. 2x wm outside but I don't think they are drying. I'm now dusting a great amount of Lego models. I'm thinking about buying a display cabinet so I don't have to do them so often.

    Ds2 is playing Mario racing with one of his befrienders in the living room and DH is asleep upstairs.

    Airing cupboard emptied and clothes put away and ironing basket filled.

    Fridge freezer outside cleared of magnets and paintings etc. ( new one is arriving on Tuesday)

    Hope everyone is ok x
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 8th Oct 16, 3:53 PM
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    Welcome back crafty, sorry life is being so difficult for you and yours at the moment.
    Looking after DGS at the mo while dd is at an open uni tutorial
    Painted the attic hatch first thing so hopefully get that back on on Monday.

    Hugs to all who need one.
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    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 8th Oct 16, 3:59 PM
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    Popped into town today, mainly to post an eb@y parcel and to pick up our race numbers for tomorrows 10k. Managed to get out without spending on anything unnecessary.
    Snuggled up back in bed now, as its a bit chilly, me and BF are having a cozy lazy day before tomorrows run.

    Monday Monday- KITCHEN and DINER
    level 3 -
    Wipe cupboard fronts

    T'riffic Tuesday Blissful Boudoir
    Level One
    Strip the bed
    Level 2
    Remake your freshly-aired bed
    Level 3
    Dust and deweb - get your duster-onna-stick into the ceiling corners
    Clean the windows

    Wonderful Wednesday Bathrooms; cloakrooms and on sweets
    Step 3
    Mop or scrub floor
    replace all towels and mats
    polish mirrors
    wipe sills

    Friday - bedroom bliss
    level 1
    strip the bed - and leave it to air while you get on with breakfast - seeing off kids etc...
    Level 2
    Remake the bed
    level 3
    dust and vacuum
    HHI Basket of dried washing put away.
    meal plan for next week if you're a planner List done, and ingredients purchased.
    plan some quality family time - even if its just going for a tramp in the woods. (oo err missus) in jeans and wellies. Spending a much deserved lazy day with BF.
    Raise a glass to those flylady friends no longer with us, Cycling Yorkie, Toots, MoneySavingDiva and Mummy'slittleboy. Raising a cup of tea or two.
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    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 8th Oct 16, 5:50 PM
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    We have daffodil bulbs; "why have you bought so many onions, mum?"

    Also picked up some more "elbow grease" and currently have DS school tee soaking in some <rollseyes>

    Had a browse in the pet shop and saw some piggies. Aww. I know they we for the kiddies really, but I'm looking forward to getting them myself we are planning hutches and runs and any little hidey holes they might like.

    Just going to sort the dinner stuff out and get the kids ready for bed. Then I'll flick the heating on and we'll watch the dancing in an hour...

    Away with the fairies
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 8th Oct 16, 6:42 PM
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    Evening all. Since my last post I have:

    Done the ironing
    Done a big shop
    Got my hair cut
    Walked the dogs (well, carried Poppet)

    Just having pr1ngles for tea as life is just too short not to, and will then settle down with the paper and maybe some telly.

    See you all tomorrow.
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    • By YORKSHIRELASS 8th Oct 16, 9:17 PM
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    Ah I love Guinea Pigs Bossy, so cute.

    Tough bike ride this aft, didnt enjoy it as much as usual, think I have just done a bit too much this week. Still it was good to get out.

    Food shopping done, lots of washing done and dried, saw my parents for a bit. I really should do a bit of paid stuff tomorrow but its my turn to take DS to footie. We will see.
    • tw1nklestar
    • By tw1nklestar 8th Oct 16, 11:58 PM
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    I have been a member here for years but very rarely comment - so sad to hear the news of CY but if any of her friends were coming to say a final farewell my home in York will be open for a cuppa, a rest or a bed if needed.
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    • CraftyPixie
    • By CraftyPixie 9th Oct 16, 12:12 AM
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    Hi lovely peeps
    Thank you Bossymoo, Lamewolf, mrs-money and dancemum - what an awesome memory you have! Thanks for your kind words lovely ladies x We will find out more on Monday .... I feel we are in for some big battles ahead of us but we will fight them together as a family x

    Well I haven't done anything tonight and I feel slightly bad about that but I have been chatting to a couple of good friends instead and I don't regret that at all. Now deciding whether to gather my strength, get some sleep and rise early in the morning - or just crack on through the night lol! Hmm ...the first is probably most sensible.
    Looking forward to getting stuck in with Flylady and feeling surrounded by the warmth of this group again <3
    Thank you for such a lovely welcome xx
    Last edited by CraftyPixie; 09-10-2016 at 12:22 AM.
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 9th Oct 16, 7:50 AM
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    Morning all. Up at silly o'clock cleaning up after both dogs so not the best start to the day.

    Am planning to get out in the garden today.

    Have a good one everyone.
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    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 9th Oct 16, 8:01 AM
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    Oh yikes, Jazee

    We're hoping to be out in the garden too. Need to pop out for bedding plants first, but the kiddies are going to help. Hmm. Lol.

    Trying to get a stain out of DS school shirt - no idea what it is which doesn't help. I've tried vanish, bleach, elbow grease, stain buster and although it's faded a little it's still too noticeable for my liking. It's not an expensive logo one so I'll ditch it if this last treatment doesn't work. But that leaves only one where the sleeve fits over his pot

    We've all done our homework and school stuff is all clean / organised so today is really about the pottering

    Have a lovely Sunday, all xxx

    Away with the fairies
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 9th Oct 16, 8:21 AM
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    Morning all

    WM is doing its thing, I put the kitchen to bed last night so it was all gleaming when I came down this morning

    Not a lot planned for today other than some batch cooking, an hour volunteering this morning and playing with the kiddies when they get home later from their sleepover. May start a new book if I get chance.

    Have lovely days all xx
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