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Stillchuckingit Mon 30-May-11 09:53:47

A warm welcome to the June Fledgling Flyers' thread.

If the state of your house is getting you down, this is the thread where we follow the step-by-step Flylady housekeeping system (in our own, unique, relaxed style wink) with lots of chat and support along the way and where lace-up shoes are definitely optional.

A huge thank you to Linzer for keeping us all on track so splendidly during May and thank you to DroitwichMummy for the thread title.

As usual, we will be following the Flylady three-pronged approach:

1. Baby-steps (a daily step to establish routines)
2. Then baby-steps + 15 mins daily decluttering
3. (And once decluttered) babysteps + daily missions

If you are feeling overwhelmed by clutter and mess, you can make a difference, one step at a time.

For more information, have a look here. You don't need to sign up to Flylady e-mails (we advise you not to do so in fact - you will be overwhelmed - all the information you need can be gleaned from this thread).

All long-standing members, intermittent returnees, lurkers and newcomers welcome!!

LinzerTorte Mon 30-May-11 10:21:59

Me first, me first! <pushes everyone out of the way with her mop>

Thanks for the new thread, SC - I'm looking forward to getting back on track in June, when hopefully work will have returned to a more manageable amount!

PositiveAttitude Mon 30-May-11 10:32:49

Hello Mrs SC , and everyone else. wink Fallen off the wagon slightly as RL has been a little intrusive of my MN-ing! hmm

Just marking my spot for now. I will return and try to get back on track.

scattyspice Mon 30-May-11 10:53:20

Thanks SC. I'm in.

Thanks for doing such a good job last month linzer.

Stillchuckingit Mon 30-May-11 12:30:00

Welcome ladies!

[Distributes clear vinegar & microfibre cloths. Have stocks of shoe laces ready for the purists]

LadyInPink Mon 30-May-11 12:43:54

Hi all smile

I'm a slipper girl SCI but will bear it in mind!

Thanks for all the amazing round ups and mission posts Linzer, I think you are all so amazing to find the time to dedicate your energy to running a month and i am very grateful to you all.

swanriver Mon 30-May-11 12:47:18

done some ironing!

It is a beautiful day, I really must try and enjoy it - why do my husband and children give me such a headache? blush Hides herself in the broomcupboard for some peace and quiet..oh dear no room in there, too full of flotsam sad

Locks doors, gulps down tea, finds sandals shoes, and reluctantly heads to park to find family.

swanriver Mon 30-May-11 12:48:03

Oh I found a shoelace on top of the fridge this morning! It may come in useful fortyingupclematis

LinzerTorte Mon 30-May-11 13:35:03

I was just wondering what kind of cleaning shoe laces could be used for (a kind of extreme FLYing, maybe) until it dawned on me why we might need them. blush Is it a sign of madness that I first thought of <whispers> eyebrow threading. (I think it must be a combination of last week's pamper mission and just having read the eyebrow threading thread.)

This lack of sleep is playing havoc with my sanity.

droitwichmummy Mon 30-May-11 13:46:01

I'm in! Not sure how much I'll get done with one arm - should get prognosis tomorrow at fracture clinic.

Stillchuckingit Mon 30-May-11 14:46:01

Linzer arf (or should that be 'ouch')at eyebrow shoe-lace threading.

Hi there Mummy oh no you should only wine with one hand wink no feather dusting allowed. Good luck tomorrow.

Thanks for kind works Pink

Waves to Swan and everyone else

LinzerTorte Mon 30-May-11 16:16:13

Has everyone defected to this thread now? It will be a very short round-up for me tonight if so. grin

CindersIgnoto Mon 30-May-11 16:21:56

Can I just defect ...

keels over in a quiet

LinzerTorte Mon 30-May-11 16:28:24

<helps Cinders up> Too much champagne yesterday? wink

I'm certainly not complaining if everyone defects. grin I shall probably be talking to myself tomorrow.

I think I have scared everyone off with my talk of using shoelaces for eyebrow threading (even if it was on this thread.)

NickNacks Mon 30-May-11 16:36:09

<Shamefully enters for the third time in 4 months>


Stillchuckingit Mon 30-May-11 16:46:26

Sorry Linzer - didn't mean for everyone to defect to this thread! Just (rather selfishly) keen to start it in order that my posts are easily spottable in green. The scrolling is much easier that way!!

Now back to the May thread everyone, there's still two days to go ...

Waves to Cinders and Nicknacks

swanriver Mon 30-May-11 16:47:36

I'm at the swimming pool. Not swimming as you can see wink (although I'm sure they will invent an i-phone for swimmers soon smile
The children were so awful I had to take them to the tip, and the pool (well I pretended we were going swimming, and dropped some things off on the way - rusty bikes aha!) Ds1 just cannot play with his siblings for a second without insulting them - however I understand he just wants to be OUT - he is like a caged bear really in the house.

DH is now in a very bad mood, as he realises the children cannot entertain themselves for a moment. However, as he's back to work tomorrow, I could have told him that myself. Still he has done sterling work, and I have managed to get things a bit more organised for the week ahead.

pushmepullyou Mon 30-May-11 17:31:35

Evening all, just sticking my mop in nice and early! Like to think of myself as a regular but fear I may have slipped to intermittent returnee status over the last few months!

Stillchuckingit Mon 30-May-11 18:19:39

you definitely qualify as a regular Pushme!

BlueEyeshadow Mon 30-May-11 21:59:48

Marking my spot here too.

pushmepullyou Mon 30-May-11 22:46:31

Hooray! I am ridiculously pleased by that! I may even offer myself up as leader again in a month or so to help me get back in to it!

Have just got home from a weekend away in Cheltenham awaiting DH and DD who are in the other car. The house is gloriously tidy, at least most of it is and I am sitting in the living room with a sleeping baby and a glass of wine feeling very happy.

Toffeefudgecake Mon 30-May-11 23:13:32

Marking my spot on the sparkling new thread! Linzer - thank you for all your hard work keeping us on track last month. Still -thank you for offering to lead us to giddy new Flylady heights of achievement in June.

Too sleepy to write much more. Mum is here and I can hear her tidying up in the kitchen downstairs right now smile. I have had to come to bed. Pushme - that's a lovely image I now have of you sitting in your living room, cuddling your sleeping baby plus a glass of wine smile.

Goodnight all.

missjulie Tue 31-May-11 07:20:31

Hello lovely flyers! Marking my spot! I too have been awol, a lot, but, impending house move has taken over! Get house keys tomorrow! House is like a bomb has gone off (understandably), and i am getting twitchy with it now! Is far less stressful when the house is clean and tidy!
Hope to get back on track in a few weeks, after move etc. But wanted to say hello <waves to all>

feetheart Tue 31-May-11 07:55:13

Back from camping and marking spot.

I think I need a PLAN for June - my bordering on obsessional like her father ultra-tidy sister is coming mid-month and I want the house to look good by then. I may need help grin

Toffeefudgecake Tue 31-May-11 09:08:09

Hello and welcome back, MissJ and Feet. How exciting to get the keys to your new house tomorrow, MissJ. Hope the move goes smoothly.

My Flying routines have gone awry recently too. Hopefully, Mum can help me get back on track today. I seem to have piles of ironing again confused.

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