... where we (loosely) follow the step-by-step Flylady housekeeping system (in our own, unique, relaxed style) with lots of and chatting 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.]
Congratulations on the new King Engels, I was thinking of you wehn I heard about it on the news.
Silvery - I long ago gave up reading Bitchy's lists. I just acknowledge their presence!
Lplate - glad your WM is restored to working order.
Morning routine School run Check school garden - will need watering tomorrow Gossip with friend Home Breakfast Washing on line Work Shopping at lunchtime Home School run Phonics work with DD (her reading as a whole is great but her phonics is poor and teacher wants us to work on it) Supervise DD washing up DD changed for ballet, she went with a friend which gave me a free hour to get on with stuff at home, normally Tuesdays are a real rush Made dinner Cleared up Lounge detailed cleaning - cobwebs, high shelves dusted, fingerprints wiped from doorframe and lightswitch Watered all my pots in the garden Sent DS off to Cubs Sorted out huge pile of clean washing Baked cakes with DD Popped round to a friends with a bottle of wine as thanks for something Fetched 4 Cubs home (they all live nearby but it takes 20 mins to deposit them all at their own homes and stop them rioting in the street Reading with the DCs Washing in WM ready to go on line in the morming Just got a couple of Brownie / Cub badges to sew on and that's me for the day.
I have been sticking somewhat half-heartedly to MFP for weight loss and hit a plateau (which has lasted about 2 months ). So I have decided to 5:2 it, today was the first of the 2 fasting days, set myself a limit of 600 calories and so nearly made it, DD baking cakes was very hard though, I did eat a bit of buttercream. Going to see if I can do it again on Thursday (my other work day, no chance on home days). Roll on breakfast tomorrow!