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    • Natty68
    • By Natty68 9th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    Weekly Flylady Thread 10 October 2016
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    • 9th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 10 October 2016 9th Oct 16 at 9:09 PM
    Thank you, Valli, 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

    Here goes...

    Magical Monday - Barnacled Bathroom and Sociable Study/Pc Area
    Level One...
    Clean floors in these rooms (even if it is around the clutter)
    Throw away all those empty bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray etc. I know they make the room look pretty but they are just cluttering up the place..!!
    Level Two...
    Clean baths, toilets and sinks
    Remove and bin all those slivers of soap that you have been saving, do you really need them?
    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...
    Clear clutter from floor
    Wipe down tiles in bathroom.. defragment the pc while doing this (programs.. accessories..system tools.. defragment!.).. if you do the disc cleanup as well, clear all the cookies and temporary files too
    Delete 10 links in your favourites which you no longer use or are dead!
    Clean shower screen/curtain if you have one/if required
    Clean/wash the brushes/dust box/filters on the vacuum cleaner!!!! .. make sure they are completely dry before using it though.. I don!!!8217;t want anyone electrocuted!!
    Change hand towels and flannels
    Extra mission:
    • Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms
    • Wash your bathroom mats, nets, clean blind/curtains etc
    • Grab a binbag and fill it with stuff to leave the house.. rubbish or charity shop or to donate to a friend!
    • Clean the radiators in these rooms
    • Pull out the pc and desk and clear under and behind it.. how much money did you find? Clean windows, hang up clean nets and draught-proof curtains and any table cloths/throws or other dust and grot gathering bits of fabric!
    • Wipe sticky and dirty marks off the walls and doors

    Tantalising Tuesday ~ Masterful Master Bedroom & Loopy Landing
    Level One...

    Check fire alarms are working
    Remove and wash bed linen.
    Level Two...
    Dust surfaces & make sure no cobwebs..
    Vacuum mattress before replacing with fresh linen.. do you need that winter duvet yet?
    15 minutes floordrobe clearance
    Level Three...
    Vacuum floors in bedroom and on landing
    Sort one area of clothes or linen storage making sure only what should be in there is, anything that's had it's day or doesn't belong there is removed
    Clear a hotspot., or spend 15 minutes clearing one.
    Extra tasks list:
    • 27 fling boogie time, time for that midweek fling, go on grab a bag and clear that clutter
    • Put away those summer clothes from someones cupboard and get out the winter woollies.. don!!!8217;t store anything that is past its best! Make a list of things you need to buy!!
    • Clean windows in these rooms
    • Check house for places where draughts are getting in.. doors, windows etc and see if there are ways to stop it!
    • Clean out that airing cupboard!!!!!! get rid of those things you don't need.. use dead towels as cleaning cloths etc.. be ruthless!!!! you REALLY don't need that 'thing' you've saved for 10 years.. 'just in case'

    Wishful Wednesday ~ those frightening kids rooms and spare rooms
    Level One...

    Vacuum the floor, even if it's just where you can see
    Level Two...
    Clear away anything that isn't in it's place, clothes, toys, books etc
    Dusting.. all those shelves and flat fluffy surfaces!! Don!!!8217;t forget the light shade and curtain pole!!!
    Level Three..
    Strip beds and replace with fresh linen .. check if duvets need freshening up too!!
    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
    • Wash a set of curtains, nets, duvet or throw
    • Time for the Flylady Fling, in the toy box!!!! aim for 27.. if no toy box you!!!8217;ll have to choose another area!
    • 30 minutes ironing
    • Pull out the beds, furniture and clean all behind them.. the skirtings and light fittings and everything.. get rid of all the things that are no longer required!

    Tantalising Thursday ~ Kooking Kitchen and Dancing Dining Room
    Level One...

    Clean floors
    Level Two...
    Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
    Sort fridge bringing what needs using soon to the front, clean out any spills or grots in there!
    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
    Descale kettle and iron
    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 and dishwasher filters need to be done too!!
    Extra Mission...
    • Wipe window sills and clean windows in these rooms
    • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!
    • Clean oven if you didn't do it last week
    • 30 minutes ironing.
    • Get in that food cupboard. Give it all a GOOD scrub out before placing the things you need to use soon at the front. Check dates and freshness on older things, and See if you can incorporate these into next weeks meal plan! Feel free to get carried away and do more cupboards!!!

    Friday ~ Luscious Living Room, Handsome Hall Stupendous Stairs
    Level One...

    Vacuum floors and sofas
    Level Two...
    Dusting, even if around everything
    Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe
    Clean TV, other electricals and cabinets
    Water any thirsty plants, wipe their poor neglected leaves!!
    Level Three...
    Wipe light switches, sockets (make sure they are not switched on!!) and banister
    Clean any other glass like mirrors, pictures etc
    Tidy shoes, coats and bags .. wash any that need washing in preparation for cold weather!! See if there are any that don't fit, past their best or just plain uncomfy which could leave the house!
    Put up linings or winter curtains to keep out those draughts.
    Extra Mission...
    • Paperwork clearance.. spend 15 minutes minimum sorting through those piles of paper.
    • Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
    • Clean a window or two.
    • Get yourself a bag or box, go around collecting things that are not in the place they should be, then put them back where they should be, or better still give them to their owners to put away themselves
    • 30 minutes ironing
    • Get those uniforms, games kits, coats and things in the wash which you will need on Monday
    • Clean light fittings, skirtings even the ones behind furniture. Clean fire-surrounds. Wipe sofa's down. Clear as may hotspots as you can.. see if you can get it all into one pile instead of 15!!!
    Last edited by Natty68; 13-10-2016 at 9:56 PM.

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    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 14th Oct 16, 9:14 PM
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    I dropped him off at the horse piddle this morning for his
    Originally posted by ionafan
    Not gunna took me a good couple of minutes to work out what horse piddle was!

    *sigh* We have Barnaby Bear this weekend. I thought they'd learnt their lesson when Listening Chimp required extensive facial reconstruction after a visit with our dogs...
    Originally posted by Dizzy Imp

    No flying today, paid stuff then chilling with BF. Off to stay with BF's sister tomorrow, ready for the Great West Run on Sunday.
    Have a good weekend all.
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    • Biscuit monster
    • By Biscuit monster 14th Oct 16, 10:53 PM
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    Biscuit monster
    Evening all

    I've been absent for a couple of days, I'm really struggling to fly at the moment, it's just one of those, down-in- the-dumps, can't-get-anything-done type times.

    Jazee thank you so much for being our rep on Thursday. I am thinking of CY now, as Bossy said, glass of fizz and Snape, what a great image.

    ATB hope you're OK, and YL, you sound like you are have a carpy time too. Hugs all round x

    Iona glad your OH is being checked out, hope it is summat and nowt x

    LW enjoy your doggy visitor x

    Right, I'm trying to enjoy a lager, in the knowledge that the house is a shed. OH is actually watching videos on Internet about how to wash and polish cars properly. Yes really.
    • Busy granny
    • By Busy granny 15th Oct 16, 8:41 AM
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    Busy granny
    Busy granny
    Sorry I have been awol,I've had my veins done!I was very sorry to read about CY.
    • Valli
    • By Valli 15th Oct 16, 8:47 AM
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    Morning all

    Loads to do made a good start as have done 2 x WM and DW

    Hope all are well
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson

    Thank you Honey Bear
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 15th Oct 16, 9:01 AM
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    Morning all. Hope you're all ok today.

    Loved the school pet stories. I remember having to look after real pets. One time was stick insects, boring, not sure there were actually any there. And another was guinea pigs for the whole 6 week holiday. My mother was not happy.

    Not sure what I'll be doing today, probably just potter and waste time.

    Have a great day everyone.
    Savings 2018: 1573.11
    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 15th Oct 16, 9:13 AM
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    Have done practically nothing this week (apart from make minor inroads into a backlog of work). However, my parents are arriving tomorrow and my brother and the kids are coming over. So I have to get the whole house sorted out today. As it isn't tidy, it'll be a mammoth task. It's the tidying that takes the time...

    I have managed to stick some bleach down the loos this morning, and make my coffee. I need breakfast, then I'll have to get dressed and I'm going to start from the top and work down...
    • notimetospare
    • By notimetospare 15th Oct 16, 9:13 AM
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    Morning all,

    Sorry I haven't posted since Monday, paid stuff and family got in the way!!

    I have however, done all the dailies and have the full day today to catch up on everything else.

    Have already done the conservatory, windows washed, floor steamed and furniture polished.

    Dark, damp day here so will have to use the TD
    Last edited by notimetospare; 15-10-2016 at 9:14 AM. Reason: not finished
    • notimetospare
    • By notimetospare 15th Oct 16, 9:15 AM
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    O dear, posted that before I was finished.

    Right, on to the rest of the house

    See you soon x
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 15th Oct 16, 11:05 AM
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    I have:
    Walked LittleyDog (will be glad when Poppet can join us next week and the routine will be more normal)
    Put out rubbish and recycling
    Quickly hoovered through
    Washed up the breakfast dishes.

    DS is coming to stay tomorrow so I need to set up a spare bed for him and move all the decorating supplies and damp laundry out of that room.
    Savings 2018: 1573.11
    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 15th Oct 16, 11:25 AM
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    Not exactly making speedy process.

    WM on and rest of washing sorted. Ironing distributed. I seem to be short of coat hangers :s

    All windows open wide to air the house and let the cluster flies out.

    Small spare room tidied - now need to dust. I'll tidy and dust all the bedrooms and landing clean the bathrooms and then hoover and mop the whole of upstairs. Hopefully this will take less time than I think... then I can have a brief break before dealing with the downstairs mess. Which involves furniture moving.
    • notimetospare
    • By notimetospare 15th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
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    Ok, So still on it.

    Kitchen looking good. The weather has improved so I have hung all the large items on the line, couldn't be bothered to hang out the underwear so that is in the TD. Not very MSE I know but to be fair I don't think I had enough pegs!!( That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!).
    Just having a coffee then will tackle the lounge.
    See you soon x
    • gilly1964
    • By gilly1964 15th Oct 16, 12:00 PM
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    Hi all, just saying hello for my weekly check in.

    At the moment I just don't have time to post everyday but I do read in my lunch break at work.

    Mount Washmore has grown to Mount Everest proportions, not helped by DSS putting clean clothes in the dirty wash. I did lose my temper with him yesterday, he is 23 and does know better:

    I am struggling with my back at the moment, something went png last night so ibuprofen and paracetamol for breakfast.

    DH has gone to football at Chelsea with a friend. He offered to stay behind but he has never been to a premiership match so I insisted he go

    I am pottering about as after slipping a disc almost 20 years ago I know sitting still will not help with recovery.

    Bins all emptied
    Bleach down the loos
    WM and DW on
    Rest of washing sorted into piles - 7 loadsand beds need changing: and it has started raining so can't even attempt to put washing on the line

    I also have a pile of paperwork to sort so will do that this afternoon

    Tonight we are meant to be going to a rock and roll do but can't see me doing any jiving, even a stroll will be a struggle.

    Best wishes to all xx
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 15th Oct 16, 12:36 PM
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    Just been reading the papers. Now having a quick lunch break. DD is now coming round later so that gets me out of any other flying as we will just chat.
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 15th Oct 16, 12:39 PM
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    Morning all
    Hugs good wishes and coping vibes to all who need them
    Managed to get the bunk/sofa bed out of ds1s room, got ds2s bed in there and ds2 now has gfs bed from her dads house. Must admit got a lump in my throats for the reason we have acquired an almost new bed for him. Someone at work may want the sofa/bunk for her son so that saves me freecycling it. New bedding and duvet came with d2s bed so I'm getting rid of an old duvet and pillow set that have seen better days.
    Ds1s room looks so much better now the top bunk isn't window.

    Have done all the shopping, taken mils round. Hung the washing out
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    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 15th Oct 16, 1:03 PM
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    3 bedrooms tidied, and lots of stuff put away. One bathroom dusted. One new duvet on the line, one load of washing out and another in the WM.

    Better get back to it...
    • dancemum
    • By dancemum 15th Oct 16, 7:58 PM
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    House henried by DH

    I have emptied the airing cupboard

    Grocery shop put away.

    Trip into the city to buy books for ds2 and some festive presents.

    Boys' room dusted including the Lego models
    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 15th Oct 16, 8:07 PM
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    Upstairs is lovely. Although I can't remember how much crap is on my bed...

    Office is now useable. Hall is a mess. Can't see the dining room table...
    • By YORKSHIRELASS 16th Oct 16, 5:01 AM
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    Morning all!!!

    Woke at 3.15am with pins and needles in my foot and this strange numbness down my leg. Thought for a second that I had become paralysed overnight then decided I had just been laid funny. Needed a wee, really really needed a drink and by 3.30am was wide awake so here I am.

    Nice day yesterday, worked until lunchtime, went out for a brilliant bike ride, took DS2 to a party and stopped for a takeaway on the way home (a very rare treat).

    I now have a whole Sunday with nothing that has to be done other than collecting DS2 and his mate from their all night party 45 minutes away. Such a luxury.

    I have been letting things get on top of me a bit the last few weeks so I am trying to start this week in a more positive frame of mind. Lost my temper with DS1 on Friday and overreacted to the situation which isn't like me. I do need to try and chill out a bit more.

    Off to make another brew and curl up with the dog on the sofa for a bit then might head back to bed!
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 16th Oct 16, 6:50 AM
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    Dizzy Imp
    Morning from me too

    Been coughing and spluttering for most of the night, so have admitted defeat and got up. Eyes are trying to close now, so I too am back off to bed. I'm not thinking about what needs doing today, well, not yet anyway...
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 16th Oct 16, 8:25 AM
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    I am report in, I have a whole day off

    WM is on
    Bed is stripped
    DW is packed and on
    Recycling is out in correct bins
    Food shopping list made
    Hoover at the ready
    Polish / bleach/ cif / clothes at the ready..........................

    I will be back

    Hugs all round

    Oh and it is tipping it down here!!
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