The Fledglings' nests will be clean in 2013! Part II.

(372 Posts)
superfluouscurves Mon 21-Jan-13 10:22:20

(With many thanks again to Jdub for title inspiration!!)

OK, because we are all so good at chatting housework, we need a second January thread ... .

... where we (loosely) follow the step-by-step Flylady housekeeping system (in our own, unique, relaxed style) with lots of wine along the way.

This little-and-often system is designed so that we can follow a series of steps and routines each day (which gradually become second nature) in weekly designated zones of the house; defining and minimising housework - which in theory should leave us with more time to do other, more interesting things instead!

At the same time it is intended to reduce that panicky "rabbit in headlights" feeling we get when we are overwhelmed and everything needs doing all at once.

To avoid being inundated with details, we advise not signing up to the Big Tent

We are in the process of following Flylady's steps and routines using a three-pronged approach (dependent on the stage everyone is at):

- start or repeat baby steps

- repeat baby steps + do 15 mins a day decluttering in the current zone

- reinforce babysteps and do daily missions if you have finished decluttering.

[And if you are really enthusiastic and have finished decluttering - you can go on to detailed deep cleaning in each zone.]

Flylady site here

Don't worry if you are behind; just jump right back in and it will all come around next month again anyway!

Carry on everybody!

Engelsemama Mon 21-Jan-13 10:31:46

Thanks sc!

Stopped snowing here now and managing to get through my list very slowly

ta da
Load of washing
Filled up car
Popped to shopping centre for few bits
Online banking

To do
Bits for school (teacher profile and marking stray books)
Dinner
Order Birthday present

LillethTheCat Mon 21-Jan-13 10:39:50

Thanks SC

I have wrote this on prev thread, but thought Id copy it here as I prob wont look at old thread now. So sorry for repeating myself.

Morning, Proper snow day today, everything has been cancelled for me.

tada
- wash up
- Wipe bathroom
- Turn on washing machine
- Make beds
- 2nd load of washing in machine (thought Id may as well since Im not going anywhere now)
- Snowball fight with DS, DD1 and DH
- Wipe inside of windows (even with a bit of air they still get condensation)

to do
- Shine Sink
- wash up 2X
- Dry Laundry
- Put laundry away
- fill washing machine for Tues
- lay out clothes for Tues
- hotspot
- quick tidy of bedroom (we dont actually have a bed ATM and sleep on two mattresses so there is no under the bed so will clear a bit of the floor instead)

not doing
- Go to Business course (been cancelled)
- Go to ECDL course (been cancelled)
- Ring up landlord about kitchen sink (if I ring them up today no-one will come due to the weather so it will take weeks, will wait until Wed and they will most likely come out that day or Thurs)
- go to dentist (been cancelled)

Best crack on and do stuff. BBL

superfluouscurves Mon 21-Jan-13 10:48:01

Trazzles a very happy 1st birthday to your dd! Hope you all have a lovely day (despite the weather problems).

Trazzletoes Mon 21-Jan-13 11:04:02

Thanks! Party no. 2 (with DS' friends before all the nasty treatment starts) also cancelled so I'm at home. But with cake :D

SilveryMoon Mon 21-Jan-13 11:11:52

Just marking my place on the new thread. smile
Today's List
Make beds done
Swish and swipe done
All dressed done
Get breakfast and clear away done
Laundry done
Rubbish out
School run done just got to get them back at end of day
Study done
Soak nails again
Mission/detail
Dinner
Clean kitchen
Homework
Lay out clothes

Just the usual stuff here. Nothing off of the FLY plan really.
Dp's in bed because he's still on nights, so won't get into the bedroom until tonight to do the mission or detail cleaning.
I'm ignoring today's mission because I hoovered where the bed is a few weeks ago when we got the new one. Think I'll start in the closet. There is a load of crap at the bottom that I suppose i should sort out.
I did the top shelf of the closet just before xmas and that's a mess again. I think I need to stack better and take some time to think about placement and position so I don't mess the whole shelf up everytime I get something down.
Just finished some studying, so now going to have a couple of hours just watching tv and then I will prep dinner before going to get the boys (cottage pie tonight)

Urgh. I have to get this eearly night babystep cracked! <zombie>

whole fecking house list is errr... well... need more coffee before i can even contemplate moving.

SilveryMoon Mon 21-Jan-13 11:41:06

These videos are great! lol

ta da
Contact school about being snowed in
Try to sort out collecting ds
2 loads of washing
catch up with a friend not spoken to for a while
get lost in mn/fb
check email.

Off to drink coffee and see about the folding/ironing pile.

Marking spot, back later

lorisparkle Mon 21-Jan-13 12:39:29

a quick post to mark spot

tada
beds made - one changed
3 drawers underbed sorted
1 DS to school others poorly at home with me
dishwasher emptied and filled
washing in, clothes put away
put dates from emails into diary
rubbish, recycling and food waste outside

todo
hot spot
decluttering
swish and swipe
phone calls to make
emails to write
ironing
reload laundry!

laurenamium Mon 21-Jan-13 13:11:05

Sorry I fell off the thread everyone blush I have been flying though!

Happy birthday to your DD trazzles!

Yesterday I went on a 2 hour hunt for the DVD player remote which I still haven't found! But I did do cleaning/ decluttering as I went so yesterday's ta da looks like this:

Decluttered bits and bobs drawer
Walked dogs and took DD sledging
Routines
Cleaned out book mountain under my desk, Hoovered and cleaned skirting boards
Tidied DD toy box
H

laurenamium Mon 21-Jan-13 13:14:01

Sorry I fell off the thread everyone blush I have been flying though!

Happy birthday to your DD trazzles!

Yesterday I went on a 2 hour hunt for the DVD player remote which I still haven't found! But I did do cleaning/ decluttering as I went so yesterday's ta da looks like this:

Decluttered bits and bobs drawer
Walked dogs and took DD sledging
Routines
Cleaned out book mountain under my desk, Hoovered and cleaned skirting boards
Tidied DD toy box
Hoovered under sofa and baby wiped sofas and wall and skirting boards

I've also got a little list of things I need to do in my room but I will spread that out.

To do today:
Home bleurgh
Wash bedding
Change beds
Routines
DD laundry away
Food shop- if direct debits go in hmm
High dust
Sort my underwear baskets and Hoover behind, clean skirting boards
Clean out guinea pigs
Pick up dog poo
Visit friend

BBL!

NickNacks Mon 21-Jan-13 13:25:46

Oh Lauren me too!

I came back to say hi but work is crazy, tax return is due etc. house is looking good and cleaner starts this week (snow put a delay on it) and I'm feeling smile

You lot just chat too much for me!

ToffeeWhirl Mon 21-Jan-13 13:49:11

Thanks for Part II of thread, SC. And also for the Flylady singing link (haven't dared click on it yet).

Inspired by the Flylady videos (I found myself a bit mesmerised by them, to be honest, and they were brilliant at helping me to procrastinate), I have a 'ta da' list:

Dress to slippers
Put the rubbish out
Swish and swipe
Clean toothbrush mug
Empty bathroom bin
Change hand towel
Tidy shelf
Put washing on
Unload d/w
Reload d/w
Empty tumbledryer of yesterday's washing
Put washed crockery etc. away
Tackle hotspot in kitchen
Shine sink
Wipe down cooker top and surfaces
Clean oven
Room rescue in sitting room
Tumbledry wet clothes
Empty kitchen bin
Put bottles and papers out for recycling
Home ed with DS1 - handwriting practice, biology, touch typing
Lunch
Spoke on phone with friend who's having a hard time; arranged visit today

DS2 is being brilliant at playing on his own. He has built a snow castle in the garden. I think it's an extension to the town he's built in his bedroom, which has taken over the entire floor. At least I have an excuse not to hoover in there.

There are still boxes and bin bags everywhere, but I can live with those if we have some clean, uncluttered rooms. The road to the dump is snowed up at the moment, so we may have to live with them for a few days.

Just putting on another load of washing, then am off out to see a friend, leaving DH in charge at home. Am quite looking forward to a snowy walk.

superfluouscurves Mon 21-Jan-13 13:58:33

Toffee do not be tempted to click on 'Feather Duster Shake' [shudders]

grin

Jdub Mon 21-Jan-13 14:00:37

Hello all,
Have had SO much snow fun, it's actually quite relaxing to be sat here at work and not yomping up and down a hill with sledge, plus accompanying 3 year old! Damn good exercise!

done
up and breakfasted
unload d/w
reload d/w
take DS2 to playschool and myself to work

to do
finish those last few thank you cards (still!!)
hoover
bathrooms
dust dcs bedrooms
school paperwork and filing
put laundry away
put more laundry on

LillethTheCat Mon 21-Jan-13 15:10:01

Just a quick update

tada
- wash up 2X
- Wipe bathroom
- Turn on washing machine
- Make beds
- 2nd load of washing in machine (thought Id may as well since Im not going anywhere now)
- Snowball fight with DS, DD1 and DH
- Wipe inside of windows (even with a bit of air they still get condensation)
- Dry Laundry
- fill washing machine for Tues
- hotspot
- quick tidy of bedroom (well I actually went round all the bedrooms with a feather duster. I also did the top of DS's wardrobe, was a bit shock when I saw all the dust up there. So I think that counts instead of doing under the bed as I can't actually get under the bed.

to do
- Shine Sink
- wash up
- Put laundry away
- lay out clothes for Tues

not doing
- Go to Business course (been cancelled)
- Go to ECDL course (been cancelled)
- Ring up landlord about kitchen sink (if I ring them up today no-one will come due to the weather so it will take weeks, will wait until Wed and they will most likely come out that day or Thurs)
- go to dentist (been cancelled)

Still snowing here, but the road is fine. Looks a bit sleety to me too.

BBL

MercuryRising Mon 21-Jan-13 15:37:55

Big wing flaps to all.

I have realised I am great at starting to fly but rubbish at maintaining monentum. So I am starting again from here. I wish I was naturally a tidy and organised person.

We have a snow day today and have been at a friends house but now we are home I feel I should crack on with flying. So quick list dump and I will be back tonight to catch up on the thread.

Ta da
Beds made
Dw on
Up and dressed
Washing rebooted

To do
Clean bathroom
Rr kitchen
Dust throughout
Hoover throughout
Ironing
Fold/put away laundry
Dinner
Shopping list
Food shop

Im hoping if I get this list completed I will be back on track for the rest of the week.

Better dash Dh is home in two hours and I would like to get most of it done by then hmm

Marking place on new thread.... brew anyone?

Snowgirl1 Mon 21-Jan-13 15:52:47

Hello, just marking place. BBL when I hope to be able to say I've actually done something.

GoingGoingGoth Mon 21-Jan-13 15:57:37

Oh a lovely new thread... Can we fill it by the end of the month? grin

ta-dah
Made beds
S&S
Dd to school
Bins & recycling out
Scraped windows
Washed up
Popped to shop
Collected Dd

Had a lovely afternoon meeting MNers at the Burrell Collection, where we all ate cakes knitted & crotcheted furiously

Now wishing I done a longer food plan as I have NO IDEA what to cook tonight

to do
Dinner
Wash up & SS
Iron
Put laundry on

Jamillalliamilli Mon 21-Jan-13 16:13:15

Trazzles Happy Birthday to dd, and sorry ds’s party had to be cancelled. Fingers hugely crossed that the treatment won’t be too taxing for him (and all of you) and will do it’s stuff.

Slides out of naughty corner to say really sorry for another me, me post, I’m not looking for sympathy, just trying to ‘dump’ the things that have been stopping me posting, because tbh I’m struggling not to feel a failure next to all you domestic goddesses, because that adage of 'it has to get worse before it get better' is getting stretched a bit far now, and flylady’s ‘banish negative thoughts’ isn't quite cutting it in the face of ‘Sludgefest’ now being ‘Frozensolidsludgefest’ and ‘Bedinshed’ now being ‘bedsinbetweenstorageinshed.’ If I can't get better on top of things I'm going to have to drop of the thread completely, but for now I'm continuing to limp along in hope.

The snow and ice got the better of me and I came out of my chair again and have added to injuries and dismally, have smashed my front teeth. (To add insult, dentist insists not having front teeth makes no difference to my looks!) Lots of people round here have broken or missing teeth, and I know I’m being a snob, and it’s nothing in the big scheme of things, but it’s a standard I didn't want to slip beneath.

So enough whinging, onward and upwards:
Still to do list:
Ironing
psychology
get food
Re grit
Put more food up for birds
Catch up h/e file
plan tomorrow
dream up new business!
Dinner
sleep

Trazzletoes Mon 21-Jan-13 16:16:55

Oh just <hugs> and bastard dentist.

Of course we can if we try really hard... wink

So ta da list hasn't grown much. I crawled into bed to warm up as well feeling freezing and fell asleep. blush

Absolutely shattered but have laundry to tame before people come visiting this evening. Have cancelled training tomorrow though.

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