Saturday, July 31, 2010

Flylady-My Hero

About a year and a half ago I was introduced to the Flylady. For those of you who don't know who she is she calls herself, "Your personal online coach to help you gain control of your house and home." She uses the acronym FLY for Finally Loving Yourself. Her goal is to help you maintain order in your life and not live in CHAOS-Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome. (been there and am doing it)

When I first started using her I really did begin to get organized and I was able to keep a moderately clean house. I don't know about you but our house seems to get overrun with paper. Ugh. Anyway, I hadn't really been able to get into the full swing of things before we learned we were moving. So, the Flylady kinda took a backseat.

Now, that we are in the new house I am definitely feeling overwhelmed. I think that if we had moved into the house after it was fully finished life wouldn't be as chaotic, dirty and messy as it is now. We won't even talk about the dust I have and will really have once Ryan starts sanding the drywall in the basement this week.

I really don't know where to start. So, I said to myself, "Duh, Cindy, get back on the Flylady's schedule." She tells you what to clean on what days and even has a checklist for what to clean in each room. Each week you will work on a specific "zone" of your house. You can even request to be sent a reminder email to help you stay on task.

Here is how she breaks the month down:

Zone 1: First few days of the month until the next Sunday: Entrance/front porch/dining room

Zone 2: First full week of the month: Kitchen/ back porch/laundry room/pantry

Zone 3: Second full week of the month: Main bathroom/extra bedroom/ kid's rooms/ craft room

Zone 4: Third full week of the month: Master bedroom/bath/closet

Zone 5: Last few days of the month from Monday until the 1st: Living room/den/TV room

I can't wait to start. Granted tomorrow is Sunday and she calls Sunday "Renew Your Spirit Day." So, I think I may work on last weeks zone, which was the living room. Next Sunday I can renew my spirit. I am too anxious and I just need to start.

Check her out!


Lil' Ms. P - Madonna said...

I love the FlyLady. Now mind you, I don't follow her plan perfectly, but she does keep one organized!

Ticia said...

I need to think of how to do the Fly Lady zones with the rooms in my house.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Hmm - sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for reminding me of this website, I want to get more organized too.

Anonymous said...

FlyLady is great if you take her time estimates & overall philosophy w/ a big grain a salt. Her claim that one can get their home together in fifteen minutes a day- unless that home's a cave & you're a monk, I doubt it. I live in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment w/ my mom, a cat & myself. No kids, no husband. So you think I'd live on Easy Street. Not so. At a MINIMUM, I spend 45 mins. a day on my home. And, no, it's still no palace. Were I to add Zone Cleaning, exercise & all the other other stuff FlyLady talks about doing daily, I'd be up to well over an hour a day, some days close to two. I work full-time, so this isn't happening, except on weekends. She definitely helps one get their home in order, if you do all daily that she recommends. But, if you have a husband & careful you don't end up seeing the messes they make more than the people themselves.