Flying into September - a new term for the Fledglings

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Welcome to the September Fledgling Flylady Thread.

This thread is for people with CHAOS (can't have anyone over syndrome). We follow Flylady, the website with a mission!

All are welcome on this thread, experienced flyers and newcomers alike.

We try to follow the commandments of Flylady as we run our homes, loosely anyway. In between there's lots of chat and support as we go through our daily lives. We have coffee, cake, and a naughty corner for those who want to chat but CBA with their house some days. However you follow it, this thread is designed to make your life a little easier and more fun.

For those who are new to the system (and those needing a refresher), there are several aspects to the system:

1. Babysteps. These build a routine. Some are really useful, some are downright odd and some are, quite frankly, there to be ignored. They build a good foundation though.

2. Decluttering. Flylade is evangelical about clutter. In order to feel good about our homes we need to ditch the clutter. Flylady divides the home into zones, week by week and repeating monthly. As well as babysteps, we have to declutter in the relevant zone. Once that is achieved we move on to...

3. Missions. Also in the current zone, these are targetted tasks to tackle one particular aspect. One a day, they vary month to month.

4. Deep Cleaning. Once we have completely decluttered (some of us seem to be stuck permanently on that stage) there are deep cleaning lists for each zone. Achieve that and your house will be spotless!

One last thing - the Flylady website encourages us to subscribe to her emails - one word - DON"T! You will be overwhelmed by them. Instead come to this thread every morning and the relevant links for the day will be there waiting for you except when the thread leader has been on the wine

A big thank you to Bitchy for last month, and also for doing this Sunday's links as I am off camping.

nettiespaghettisminieggs Fri 30-Aug-13 22:36:55

Ok ok I'm in. Don't even know what my nickname is but presume its Nettie and will be baby stepping all the way.
From sept marathon running steps up and every Monday my now guaranteed child free day instead of tackling my house will be my long run day.
Babysteps will hopefully keep things going in the meantime and not cause me or hubby to meltdown at sight of house!! grin

Looking forward to trying to keep up.

nettiespaghettisminieggs Fri 30-Aug-13 22:38:19

[scuttles off to naughty corner at discovering nickname is still shrouded in Easter! blushA sure fire sign is that was when I last thought babystep]

Snowflakepie Fri 30-Aug-13 22:52:04

Ok, I'm in. Baby steps sounds good. DD is almost 4 and DS is 10 weeks, that's it for kids so in theory I can declutter as they grow now! I have been selling on eBay like a demon over the last few weeks to avoid the fee changes and once this last lot goes, will have some space to be able to sort things and contemplate cleaning. Which is necessary as we are intending to move house next year.

Preschool starts back on Tuesday, the baby is an angel and I'm feeling motivated. Bring it on!

ZingWantsCake Sat 31-Aug-13 00:20:43

<arrives>

<trips over scattered lego>

<falls on arse>

I'm here too!

Must sort school clothes in the morning.
And when DH is back he'll have to cut boys' hair - as we have a fecking headlice infestation (again)!
Bloody hate the little buggers! (The lice I mean. not kids. I don't hate my kids)

elliepac Sat 31-Aug-13 07:43:13

Booooooooo! It's September.

Waves to nettie. Lovely to see you back. smile

zing we all hate our kids sometimes wink.

elliepac Sat 31-Aug-13 07:44:05

Oh and welcome snowflake.smile

JustGettingOnWithIt Sat 31-Aug-13 07:48:43

Marks place in vauge attempt at efficiency. (possibly as good as it's going to get!)

[Flowers] to Bitchy for inspired august leadership and redefineing date night! More [Flowers] to WhoKnows for picking up the reins for September.

hello to Nettie and Snowflakepie.

JustGettingOnWithIt Sat 31-Aug-13 07:51:16

Realises who Nettie is! Sorry, blush doh!

NickNacks Sat 31-Aug-13 07:55:44

I'm in! Just a quick hello for now, I'll be back later smile

Thanks Whoknows

I am here with gusto <my flakey friend, not too sure how long Mr Gusto will stick around for, but while he is here I will use him!! grin )

Massive changes for my life throughout the summer now I need to knuckle down and get on with my new normal. I know I will struggle at times, but I am also strangely looking forward to parts of it too. I need to make the most of September as I could be working again more hours from October.

See you tomorrow for a shiny sink!! wink

I'm in smile. As I said on the other thread DD starts school on Tuesday so there is whole new normal For us too.

The house is not too bad but smells vaguely damp and as always is a bit grubby and cluttered. I'm going to have a bit of a tidy round today in preparation for a better month starting tomorrow!

BitchytheGreat Sat 31-Aug-13 09:12:16

Holy shit nettie is back. shock bloody good to see you!

Working on achieving a new normal here and have too much in storage which really really needs to get cleared out and sorted. Also need to consider downsizing the amount of stuff i have too. Would love to downsize ds but realistically that is not going to happen atm. how many fecking books does one child need? And he blooming uses most of them too

ZingWantsCake Sat 31-Aug-13 09:26:47

morning all!

sleep training DD is going well (pick up/put down method) and I'm very happy about that! it will be such a time saver when I can just put her in the cot and leave - so strictly speaking it's not a "flying" thing, but it will have a huge impact on how I can organise my days/evenings.

I hope you have a productive day!

Engelsemama Sat 31-Aug-13 09:38:49

Marking my spot for a new month!

I'll be here too, Have gotten rid of lots of stuff as all three DS have moved out. DS1 is back on and off but I try not to get involved with his stuff (have bought him some nice big plastic boxes to store it in so that at least when he is not here the room is ok for guests)

LoisEinhorn Sat 31-Aug-13 10:56:56

Newbie giving this a go grin

nettiespaghetti Sat 31-Aug-13 12:24:51

Hello I am back in a normal non easter nickname way blush

I dont know how I will get on keeping up with you girlies. But I'm willing to give it a try.

I will say a quick howday grin to engelsemama Blue bitchy Snowflake Zing PMPY PA ellie just nicknacks and huge newbie welcome to lois

One of the reasosn for not keeping going is loosing track of who is up to what and not being able to remember names when i am on my phone. So i will try not to keep up with everyone too much and hope you will all forgive me. wink

I have today so far, shined my sink in preparation of tomorrow and am now on a huge unflylady like quick sort out so i can get properly into it tomorrow.

Hope you are all having a fabulous day.

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ZingWantsCake Sat 31-Aug-13 12:45:16

hi nettie it is exceedingly pleasant to make your aquintance! grin

(I miss Downton Abbey! it's back on the 22nd, yay!)

nah, I can't keep up like that either. but it's great to give and receive the support!

ta da

tidied our bedroom
looked in another bedroom full of clothes - backed out and shut the doorgrin

I'm currently trying to drum up the courage to go back into the Dungeon of Clothes and get the school clothes sorted.
I'm struggling.....<whispers> it's too scary!

BitchytheGreat Sat 31-Aug-13 12:59:55

It's all right nettie I am being good atm, no crazy name changing stuff grin

I am currently decluttering my fb timeline. I thought it would be easier then dealing with my email inbox. Yeah apparently not. hmm

Theknitwitch Sat 31-Aug-13 14:02:03

Hello everyone. Joining today.
Hope to tackle (small) kitchen. Not huge mess, but gets untidy easy due to lack of storage and surface space. Stuff everywhere. Then master bedroom - ditto.
Have tried flylady before. Sounded great, but I was always a bit overwhelmed and couldn't stick to it.
On the plus side. Cleared living/dining area this morning and moved ton of crap upstairs
Have terrible habit of just moving stuff around. So need to get on top of clutter properly.

Mumof3xx Sat 31-Aug-13 14:04:14

Oooo I want to join this?

ToffeeWhirl Sat 31-Aug-13 16:57:42

Thanks for the new thread, WhoKnows.

We are back from our hols and I'm ready to Fly! Will start with a quick 'to do' list:

Hang washing up
Unpack holiday stuff
Ironing
Dinner

nettiespaghetti Sat 31-Aug-13 18:56:08

Right quick roundup of tasks before the end of the day! grin

Bathroom done
Downstairs swept and hoovered
Washing done x infinity
Scrapbooking with kids attempted.
Tuna steaks marinating fur another day
Joint defrosting for tomorrow
Dinner made and eaten
Children bathed
My bath is running and then it's chill time. Ready for tomorrow and baby stepping which has to include getting kids to tidy their rooms!! grin

Hope you all have a fab day brew

Marking spot. thanks to Bitchy for Aug and to WhoKnows for Sept.

Waves to Nettie - nice to see you again!

Big waves to Snowflakepie, Lois, Mumof3 and Theknitwitch too - welcome to the fun.

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