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a new year a nd a new strat would anyone care to join me?

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itshappenedagain Tue 28-Dec-10 14:57:07

i did a mass clean up before christmas and got rid of loads of rubbish the kids had unused items, but i want to start getting into a routine and thought that jan 1st would be the best time to start i may even use flylady in parts.
would anyone else like to join in so i dont feel like a loner overwelmed and for a bit of moral support and encouragement. i feel that it is the one thing i can change without anyone critisising.

twinterror Tue 28-Dec-10 16:59:04

Yes please! Have got piles of shredding, filing, need to do wardrobe post out, got a web cam a year ago not opened box yet, need to re tile kitchen floor, view up garden, etc.

What's been on your to do list the longest, mine iS took some pictures down two years ago to decorate not got then back up yet...

twinterror Tue 28-Dec-10 17:00:42

Sorry for typing been on motorway 7 hours bit bumpy

DisparityCausesInstability Tue 28-Dec-10 20:07:44

I'll join too - lots of decluttering needed before we start renovating our house. Will start when the kids go back to school - so I can secretly ebay all their toys!

ILoveItWhenYouCallMeBoo Tue 28-Dec-10 21:40:05

I'm doing this too!!

i am spending teh last 3 days of this week doing a mega chuck out and then on saturday i begin my new routine. an hour a day cleaning to keep the house running smoothly.

thsi is what i have jotted down although it mightn't work out like this but it's a start

monday: bathrooms- 1 bathroom, 1 ensuite, 1 D/S toilet doing windows, mirrors, sanitary ware and floors.

tuesday: bedrooms-mine and the boys' room doing windows, mirrors, dusting, beds and floors

wednesday: hall, stairs and landing doing windows, mirrors, doors and frames and hoovering

thursday: living room (it's BIG) windows, mirrors, dusting, hoovering and mopping

friday: kitchen windows, counters, cupboards, oven, fridge and microwave.

and a wash everyday.

well that's the plan.

MusicalMummyJules Tue 28-Dec-10 22:32:07

Brilliant idea and I will def join you. Thanks for the list boo - that's very helpful. I really want to start living in a clean and tidy house so it's not a mad dash when guests come!

MusicalMummyJules Tue 28-Dec-10 22:33:19

Brilliant idea and I will def join you. Thanks for the list boo - that's very helpful. I really want to start living in a clean and tidy house so it's not a mad dash when guests come!

SantaPawz Wed 29-Dec-10 00:01:46

Can I join? Really need to get my ass is gear. Place is upside down at the minute with Xmas but normally pretty cluttered.

Boo, hope you don't mind too much but I am going to use your list too.

FrostyAndSlippery Wed 29-Dec-10 00:12:12

Hurrah! Can I join?

I'm not one for the proper fly stuff but I am trying to get more organised. Managed to get quite a bit done before Xmas (though not perfect) considering my DH has had a horrible time with his back and been off work for ages.

Am trying to use the time to get more done. My main worry is that when DH returns to work (not for a while as he'll need surgery) everything will go back to how it was - a total mess. I need to make this place better!

FrostyAndSlippery Wed 29-Dec-10 00:15:07

Anyway my main mission ATM is getting rid of clutter. Managed to donate some books but need to donate clothes and toys, and also take a trip to the local dump. And do a boot fair for the sellable stuff. Our house is tiny! We've agreed to take Xmas stuff down on Jan 1st to get a headstart on tidying.

ILoveItWhenYouCallMeBoo Wed 29-Dec-10 00:47:59

yes of course, use away at it grin

as i said, it mightn't actually work when i get to doing it but it's a start.

i think i will do Xmas decs tomorrow just to get them out of the way. tehre aren't many but i jsut want as much of a clean slate for teh 1st as possible. sat and sunday will be a top to toe clean of every room so my routine on monday isn't starting with a mammoth clean, just what i will be doing every week to guage how long it will take me.

ILoveItWhenYouCallMeBoo Wed 29-Dec-10 00:49:02

frosty i actually think i would be better with a smaller house because then i would have to be strict about bringing new stuff in and getting clutetr out.

beijingaling Wed 29-Dec-10 09:09:44

I'm joining in too! DC1 due next week and I want to keep on top of things so I think I'm going to fly lady. For me it's mostly clutter and jobs that need finishing though.

soppypreggyloon Wed 29-Dec-10 10:45:58

i'm in!

dc2 is due in april, ds is moving into the bigger - currently spare room. we have chucked/ sorted masses out so he can have the whole room.

i blitzed the house before christmas so i just need to keep on top of it.

boo your list looks good but very thorough! i'm not a window washer for a start! i work mon and tues so mine might look like this

monday: work
tuesday: work
wednesday: bathroom
thursday: hoover and dust
friday: tidying accumulated crap ready for weekend
saturday: OFF
sunday: change beds

washing is ongoing and we already have a system for dishwasher loading/ unloading

sure i've missed lots but i'll add them when i remember. grin

TanteAC Wed 29-Dec-10 12:09:53

Oooo can I join?! House is a shit hole bit of a mess and it is my NY resolution to have a house my MIL could drop in to at any time grin

Jobs to do:
- rearrange bedroom drawers/wardrobes
- clear out under beds (my, ahem, 'storage' areas)
- clear out kitchen cupboards and reorganise
[gawd, am feeling weary even thinking about these tedious tasks]
- clear out utility area - what lurks in those cupboards, I have no idea
- clear out bathroom cupboards
- clean windows (have never done this blush)
-get on top of laundry
- clean EVERYWHERE! shock

HerculesPoiroastinOnAnOpenFire Wed 29-Dec-10 12:15:51

I'd like to join too please! I will have a think about my list, I currently work three days a week and have a (just) 1 yr DD so need to factor that in too to my daily routines!!!

melezka Wed 29-Dec-10 12:18:07

Good idea - though I did look at first to see who wanted a new guitar

TanteAC Wed 29-Dec-10 12:18:48

When blitzed, could do the following:

Sunday night: Washing from weekend
Mon: Bathroom and floors
Tues: Ironing
Wed: Hoover whole house, dust everywhere, wash bedsheets
Thurs: Change all bedsheets, quick bathroom wipe
Fri: SOCIALISE! grin

Have I forgotten anything huge? Will do a wash a day as well (probably)

FrostyAndSlippery Wed 29-Dec-10 12:36:58

ATM our main priority is clearing up the Xmas mess - did well with tidying presents, packaging etc but the washing up and laundry has snowballed in the last couple of days. SIGH.

I hate the fact that we always end up needing to "tidy the living room" when the rest of the house isn't sorted out so really you just end up moving the mess elsewhere.

I think after that I'm going to write a massive list of all the tiny jobs that need doing - really breaking it up into manageable steps like clearing a particular shelf etc.

MyDingaling Wed 29-Dec-10 20:37:40

Have just joined a flylady thread but think that I will gatecrash here if that's ok smile

I like the idea of braking things down into manageable steps Frosty.

TheEarthIsFlat Wed 29-Dec-10 22:57:00

Thanks ILoveIt, like your list - you've done it properly, working downwards (with the dust?). I waste too much time pretending to clean the kitchen & rarely get as far as the bathroom so doing it first is a good idea.

Hardest job here is the kitchen floor - have 2 very messy eaters and have to get on my hands and knees and scrub to get it clean.

Perhaps doing a room each day will make us realise how much we're 'moving' instead of throwing away?

soppypreggyloon Thu 30-Dec-10 08:44:02

theearthisflat - we get round the messy floor by sweeping debris and then doing a quick dettol spray and wipe the affected area with kitchen roll each day as part of our kitchen clear up routine. The rest of the floor is currently tackled as and when by I want to do it more often I think.

melezka Thu 30-Dec-10 15:48:16

On another thread someone gave their mother's advice to "never leave a room empty handed" - I tried this and not only is it very very useful (I was previously of the let it build up and then spend an entire day having to fix it camp) but it appears to be the only tidying rule my DC can keep in their heads. Not that they do it all the time, but at least they know it

LoveBeingADaddysGirl Thu 30-Dec-10 15:58:40

I'd like tojoin as well. Really need to get in a new routine for the new year. Will have a think and then post back.

littlevoice83 Thu 30-Dec-10 17:50:35

Ah i love this thred! like lovebeingadaddysgirl will have a think and post back will be watching this thred!

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