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    • Natty68
    • By Natty68 12th Aug 18, 9:15 PM
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    Weekly Flylady Thread 13th August 2018
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    • 12th Aug 18, 9:15 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 13th August 2018 12th Aug 18 at 9:15 PM
    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.


    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 donít 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 Marvels ~ Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One...

    Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
    Level Two...
    Sweep and mop floors
    Sort & clean the fridge
    Wipe dining table..put a nice vase of flowers on it to make it look pretty!!!
    Level Three...
    Dust any extra furniture in dining area, checking for cobwebs on way round.
    Wipe all your small appliances..toaster, kettle etc..
    Wipe & declutter all the windows sills in these areas!!
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
    Wipe door handles..
    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
    • Wipe down the hob and oven, go on you know you want to!!!!
    • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!
    • 32 fling boogie..
    • GO! buy yourself a treat.. you deserve it!
    • Empty the bin.. wash it out.. and make it smell SWEET

    Tuesday bluesday ~ Living Room, Hall and Stairs
    Level One...

    Vacuum through the living room, hall and stairs
    Level Two...
    Dusting, even if around everything
    Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe
    Clean windows and all glass.. including the tv screen
    Clear the mantel and only put back the items which are supposed to be there.. and that doesn't include letters, keys or other treasure!
    Level Three...
    Open a drawer.. sort the junk within!
    15 minutes sort of the junk on the landing!
    Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
    Extra Mission: Pick one or more of the following tasks Ė
    • Name all the school garments!!
    • Wipe down any paintwork that needs it.
    • Binbag dance.. Get a binbag.. fill it and bin it!!!
    • Wash any cushions, throws or curtains that need it

    Wednesday warts ~ 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
    Polish the monitor drag out the pc case and dust the top and back!
    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
    Pull out the pc desk and clean BEHIND AND UNDER it!!!!!!
    Extra mission: Take your pick!
    • Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms
    • Fling all those empty bottles and tubes
    • replace any sponges, flannels, toiletries that need it
    • Clean the outside of all cupboards in the bathroom
    Last edited by Natty68; Yesterday at 9:52 PM.


    Struggling financially

    Mortgage Free as of 20.9.17
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    • Natty68
    • By Natty68 12th Aug 18, 9:21 PM
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    Flylady 2018 Challenges - GO FLYERS GO

    SCRIMPERS (no spend 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
    • Valli
    • By Valli 12th Aug 18, 10:16 PM
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    I'll fly Wednesday... I'm going to st malo pour le jour tomorrow.
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson
    Janice 1964-2016

    Thank you Honey Bear
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 12th Aug 18, 10:34 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 10:34 PM
    I am back!! (But possibly briefly due to hubby attempting to book some more 'away time')

    My list for the week:

    Keep on top of the washing
    Keep the dining room table clear
    Some knitting every evening (10 rows would be good)
    Have a good wedding anniversary (Tuesday)
    Have a good birthday (Thursday)

    (I will add more as it comes to me).
    The 100 payment countdown (each payment = £400) 2018 Starts at 13/100 o/s £34,750.
    Jan 18 14/100 Feb 15/100 March 18/100 April 19/100 May 20/100 June 21/100
    Term Mortgage free date: October 2029 Current mortgage free date: April 2025 March 2024 Jan 2024
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 12th Aug 18, 10:56 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 10:56 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 10:56 PM
    We have;

    Sort out clothes and pack.
    Sort out camping equipment and pack.
    Deal with felines' little box of Evil.
    Keep kitchen clean.

    I've had an extra unwanted job of Dishing out Home Truths to somebody who is just adding to my stress levels with stuff that simply Isn't My Problem. They had better take the not so subtle hints and not try and drag me into their issues again.

    And now I am feeling wired despite zero intention of doing anything tonight, when I had been relatively relaxed.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 13th Aug 18, 8:01 AM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 8:01 AM
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    Morning all. Have a great holiday Valli.


    I'm in and pleased to report that just by chance I've already sorted and cleaned the fridge this morning, so I can cross that off the list.


    Have a great day everyone.
    Savings 2018: £792.43
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 13th Aug 18, 8:03 AM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 8:03 AM
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    Morning All. I'm in this week, so thank you Natty for the list. Avez un lovely jour dans St Malo, Valli.
    Keeping it AF
    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 13th Aug 18, 8:37 AM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 8:37 AM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 8:37 AM
    Morning all.

    Have just taken Rosie to kennels for 3 nights. We are off on a short break, necessitated by a family funeral later today, but after that it will be visits to friends and a Flymeet

    (((Hugs))) spoons and sticks all round, as needed x
    Wannabe Slinky! Target 10 st 10 lb
    10/07/2018: 11 st 5 lb
    • Frizzle
    • By Frizzle 13th Aug 18, 8:41 AM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 8:41 AM
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    Morning all.
    House not looking too bad apart from kitchen and main bedroom which is a huge dumping ground and now has a huge airer of clothes in it. I hate airers hanging around the place!!! Come back sunshine!!!

    Monday Marvels ~ Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One...
    Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
    Level Two...
    Sweep and mop floors
    Wipe dining table..put a nice vase of flowers on it to make it look pretty!!!
    Level Three...
    Wipe & declutter all the windows sills in these areas!!
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
    Wipe door handles..
    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
    Wipe down the hob and oven, go on you know you want to!!!!
    32 fling boogie..

    1 x wm
    Dw
    Wudupa
    MaD half hr in master bedroom
    Hoover stairs
    Grocery challenge-
    J- 52.40/£200 M- 187.56 A- 212.93 M-193.44 F-201.31 J- 240.62 D- £149.27 N- £210.69 O- 196.80
    S- 213.68 A- £213.03 J- 249.66 J-206.29, M- 252.91, A-£250, M- £250

    debt free as of feb 2015. Now saving for deposit for new house! Moving in June 2015!!!
    • roundtuit
    • By roundtuit 13th Aug 18, 10:06 AM
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    roundtuit
    Morning

    Two more days at home, then back to work on Wednesday. Still not 100% as I occasionally stagger and have to find my balance, but mostly I'm fine now

    No excuse for avoiding a steady flutter then In my head I have such wonderful plans: if I could just jump the hump from thought to action..... it's that overcoming inertia thing again Please feel free to fling fluffy mules in this direction; or a well-aimed boot at the butt might be more appropriate.

    I've overcome Mount Procrastination (it crawled out of bed with me this morning) to the point where I am here.... reporting for duty.... I am determined I am not going to sit and do nothing today! My own psyche is against me - 'trying to think lots of things not to do' is NOT a helpful song!!! Please feel free to offer alternative theme tunes

    Grrr gremlins - I can't even decide whether to start with a shower or leave it until last. No earthly reason why I can't take two showers in one day for goodness sake!!!!!! Or even live dangerously!!!! and take a shower in the middle!

    And breathe....

    Round 1=
    1. take pile of clean laundry upstairs
    2. make the bed
    3. shower/ hair wash
    4. get dressed
    5. feed birds
    6. put out recycling
    7. WM x1
    8. put one bowl of pots to soak WUDUPA one bowl of pots
    9. coffee.

    It's a start.

    Thank you.

    Rxx
    Slinky Challenge 2018 target - lose 56 lbs
    Start Date: 02.01.18. Lost 16/56
    • Maisie M
    • By Maisie M 13th Aug 18, 10:42 AM
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    Maisie M
    Back to work on Friday and I swear the house looks worse than before I started to major tidy up as well as painting bathroom woodwork on the cards for this week


    Monday Marvels ~ Kitchen and Dining Room
    Level One...

    Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces

    Level Two...
    Sweep and mop floors
    Sort & clean the fridge

    Level Three...
    Wipe all your small appliances..toaster, kettle etc..
    Wipe & declutter all the windows sills in these areas!!
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
    Wipe door handles..
    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
    • Wipe down the hob and oven, go on you know you want to!!!!
    • Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!
    • 32 fling boogie..
    • Empty the bin.. wash it out.. and make it smell SWEET
    WM x 2
    DW unpacked and PA
    HHI

    Undercoat bathroom woodwork


    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 13th Aug 18, 11:14 AM
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    LameWolf
    I'm struggling with the "fallout" from having human visitors yesterday (albeit with their puppy in tow, but it's still stressful dealing with humans), so energy levels not so good.


    However, on today's agenda are:
    • Steam-clean the bath lift
    • Give the car a good once-over - Mr LW is going to walk me through the regular checks he does - lights, tyre tread depth, oil level, screen wash level, et al.
    • Get the recycling ready to go out tomorrow.
    After that..... we'll see how we go.


    ETA: Iona I hope the funeral goes as well as these things can; and that Rosie has a good stay in kennels.
    Last edited by LameWolf; 13-08-2018 at 11:16 AM.
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 13th Aug 18, 11:59 AM
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    Thank you, ladies, for the threads. I'm following along from afar for a few more days, then it will be back in with both feet.
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 13th Aug 18, 3:35 PM
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    pigpen
    ty.. not in but I'm here
    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.)
    08/07/2018 £52998.57 (2.41% int.)
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 13th Aug 18, 3:45 PM
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    hi

    I'm in...........

    Just done my long drive, it is carnival time up there and boy is it busy, Red Arrows due on Wednesday, I'll miss them as I'm not driving all that way for 20 mins of flying~~ who had/ has the Red arrows stationed at the bottom of their garden?

    Parcel ready to post once paid for.
    Money shuffle for the month to be complete tomorrow (again)
    About to get the washing sorted and on, then out on the line as it is sunny ATM.

    Happy hols Valli and anyone else going away xx

    I've spent today £2.51 on food for the spendy spends. I could of made sandwiches to take, but left at 6.15am and forgot.
    Sun, Sea
    Slinky start date 29.01.18 28 to go / -14 so far and counting!!
    • froddington
    • By froddington 13th Aug 18, 4:22 PM
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    froddington
    Hi all, I'm in - thanks Natty

    Still struggling with Mum - and a furry BD

    Hugs for all who want or need one xx

    List in case I manage to complete one this week

    Monday Marvels ~ Kitchen

    Level Two...

    Vacuum floor

    Level Three...
    Wipe all your small appliances..toaster, kettle etc..
    Wipe & declutter all the windows sills in these areas!!
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
    Wipe door handles..

    Extra Mission : help yourself [*]Wipe down the hob and oven, go on you know you want to!!!! [*]32 fling boogie.. [*]GO! buy yourself a treat.. you deserve it!
    "There's only one way of life - and that's your own"
    Depression is not a sign of weakness;
    it's a sign you have been strong for too long
    MFW No.3 Mortgage OPs 2018 £300
    • ftbwannabe
    • By ftbwannabe 13th Aug 18, 8:52 PM
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    Hello, you guys inspired me today. Thanks!
    I did all the washing up, cleared & cleaned the kitchen surfaces, swept the floor & cleaned the hob. Put a load of washing in. Also sorted recycling as it!!!8217;s due out Weds but we!!!8217;ll be out in the pub tomorrow night & bound to forget. Had a bout of energy & took some stuff to the charity shop, too.
    Debt Free Wannabe since 1st August 18
    CC1: £100.83/£8,839.83 | CC2: £79.47/£1079.23 | CC3: £182.92/£182.92 | CC4 £100/£2446.33 CC5 £0/£4280
    Student Loan 1: £83.28/£656.92 Student Loan 2: £25.51/808.60
    Total Repayments: £572.01/£17,472 | Outstanding Debt: £1689.99
    • Valli
    • By Valli 13th Aug 18, 10:26 PM
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    Valli
    St Malo was lovely but exhausting. Lots of walking done which should help on the slinky front nd I am hoping there has been some damage limitation what with three course evening meals, hearty breakfasts and crepes nd galette and a bolee de cidre...
    V. Pleased with my current fave fragrance being 50% off (clearance basket) in duty free!
    There's a distinct lack of benches/seating in st malo!
    Home tomorrow
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson
    Janice 1964-2016

    Thank you Honey Bear
    • dancemum
    • By dancemum 13th Aug 18, 11:42 PM
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    dancemum
    Hello folks x

    I try to be in. Will be flying at 2 houses and continuing with school hols entertainment.

    dancepops came home today from hospital & care home.

    Hope everyone is ok x
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 14th Aug 18, 6:30 AM
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    wishingthemortgaheaway
    Day two of the week and a work day, first day in the office for 4 week's die to visits and time away and I know there is mountains to do.
    Hubby is going to drop Pickle off at the Childminder's so I can start early. It's also our wedding anniversary so we may pop out at lunch time. Who knows?

    Kept on top of jobs yesterday. Still not s full load of washing, so will push it into tomorrow.

    Didn't get the knitting done last night as a friend came round who's going through a relationship break up. All very sad.

    My list for the week:

    Keep on top of the washing
    Keep the dining room table clear
    Some knitting every evening (10 rows would be good)
    Have a good wedding anniversary (Tuesday)
    Have a good birthday (Thursday)

    (I will add more as it comes to me).[/QUOTE]
    The 100 payment countdown (each payment = £400) 2018 Starts at 13/100 o/s £34,750.
    Jan 18 14/100 Feb 15/100 March 18/100 April 19/100 May 20/100 June 21/100
    Term Mortgage free date: October 2029 Current mortgage free date: April 2025 March 2024 Jan 2024
    MFW 2018 Challenge Member #162 £1600ish/£2,500
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