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substantiallycompromised Tue 30-Aug-11 18:44:57

Welcome to the September 2011 Fledgling Flying thread! Hang up your microfibre cloths and park your buckets here!!

[Sorry - I've namechanged again - but remain SC]

This is where from the 1st of the month, we attempt to declutter and follow the 30-step wisdom of Flylady (minus cutesy language and a surfeit of e-mails) with lots of chat and support and mutual motivation along the way. (More info available here )

Humungous thanks to our previous thread leader Blue for navigating us all through the August school holidays...and for doing it so consistently and well!!

As usual we will be following a three-pronged approach - and don't worry - we are all at different stages. Some of us (SC stares at feet) -are even embarrassingly stuck at decluttering stage after two years blush

- repeat or start baby steps (again!)

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


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

All newcomers welcome!

I'm in. Hoping to do a bit better this month!

NickNacks Tue 30-Aug-11 19:27:16

I'm in! August was the first month i made to the end so i'm stretching myself for 2 in a row! grin

dizzyday07 Tue 30-Aug-11 19:41:56

I would love a tidy, clean and organised house but couldn't get past day 2 of Flylady - in fact I almost didn't read past day 1!

LinzerTorte Tue 30-Aug-11 19:41:58

Thanks for the new thread SC!

This month can only be better than last month... although as I'll be away for the first few days of September, I won't be able to start getting back on track until the 5th.

NettieSpaghetti Tue 30-Aug-11 19:50:50

woop woop a shiney new thread, love it!

<runs off to panic about when the 1st sept actually is>

PositiveAttitude Tue 30-Aug-11 19:56:07

SC How are you doing? Massive waves to you!!

Right, I am signing in for September, but I might be a bit lacklustre until the DCs return to school in a weeks time. I really have not been able to motivate myself to do anything much more than relax and enjoy the DC this summer!! Its been great!! grin Best summer for me I think!!

Fuzzled Tue 30-Aug-11 19:59:32

<wanders in and heads to the naughty corner bar to reserve her seat>

Hey all! grin

messymammy Tue 30-Aug-11 21:40:48

Im in,month 2 here i come!cant wait for dd1 to start back on thurs so i can declutter without her sentimentality.

CheerfulYank Tue 30-Aug-11 22:45:50

I'm here! Will update my list for today later. smile

BlueEyeshadow Tue 30-Aug-11 22:46:07

Marking spot here too. Thanks SC.

OuchPassVodka Tue 30-Aug-11 23:05:58

<wanders in and abandons Hoover, mop and other cleaning stuff in the corner>
<also looks at feet and whisperingly admits to having spent the last two years decluttering in spurts>
<shrugs> might as well admit to have not been able to complete the babysteps either in those two years.

Am going to try to achieve a more decluttered state and progress with the babysteps a bit better. Or at least that is the intention.

what's that expression about the road to hell?

Grockle Tue 30-Aug-11 23:08:34

Newbie signing in

I need to declutter. Urgently.

feetheart Wed 31-Aug-11 00:30:02

Another one who's on that road grin

Not quite 2 years, though not far off, still decluttering in spurts, still not getting to end of babysteps most months BUT house is much cleaner and tidier most of the time, I don't have a coronary when someone says they will call round, I have some routines that are now second nature and the chat on here keeps me sane ish.

CheerfulYank Wed 31-Aug-11 07:20:52

Good morning. I still haven't gone to bed blush but here's my list for today anyway.

*Have self and DS up and dressed at decent hour
*Finish helping the poor homeless clothing spread everywhere -Almost there!
*Generally tidy up as having friend over this evening
*VACUUM STAIRS-there's an entire dog's worth of fur on them by the look of things
*Attend DS' preschool Open House
*Whatever else the day throws at me smile

It's paved with good intentions Ouch.

Feet I couldn't have put it better myself, sounds as though you are in exactly the same boat as me. I am going to go for this properly this month [fired-up emoticon].

Off to work now

mrswoodentop Wed 31-Aug-11 08:50:47

Been Nesbit to join for several months ,have spent the whole summer on crutches after hip op.Now mobile and determined to take controlblush

swanriver Wed 31-Aug-11 09:32:58

Starting with getting dressed first thing...

still in my nightie

mrswoodentop full of admiration that you got through the summer on crutches, and please don't overdo it.

oh dear, a child has appeared...

Tempting though it is to do absolutely nothing to disturb the inertia peaceful serenity, I suspect I may have to give people orders gentle guidance

swanriver Wed 31-Aug-11 09:35:40

By "people" I meant my dcs.

mrswoodentop Wed 31-Aug-11 09:57:46

Nesbit where did that come from ,actually meant
To say meaning

mrswoodentop Wed 31-Aug-11 10:02:49

I have a new admiration for anyone with mobility problems ,the trouble with spending so much time sitting still is that you notice all the jobs that need doingblushDh and boys have been great but it's not the same

OuchPassVodka Wed 31-Aug-11 10:11:29

whoknows grin.

CindersandButtons Wed 31-Aug-11 11:04:59


heads to naughty corner

SilveryMoon Wed 31-Aug-11 11:24:58

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Marking my place on mew thread ready for tomorrow.
My promise is to be a better team player, to keep up with thread and write more personals.
Oh and start a full time job plus FLY. Hmmm, let's see how it goes!

substantiallycompromised Wed 31-Aug-11 11:26:24

Hello everyone. Tis brilliant to 'see' you all. [SC dabs corner of eye with hanky]

(Don't panic Nettie grin)

Thought of you this morning Linzer because dh is off travelling to Vienna

Glad it's not just me whose decluttering in spurts and only just managing the baby-steps but not the missions!!! Still, as Feetheart and Ouch say, the house is looking a lot better than it was... and... [broken record emoticon] I'm intending to do better this month.

You are welcome to join us Dizzy! This thread is meant to provide a slimmed-down/toned-down version of the Fat Fairy system; ie we just post the basics without the barftastic language and the pseudo-spiritual crapola.

Go for it Nicknacks! Hope you get some sleep tonight CheerfulY

Hello to PA Fuzzled Whoknows MessymSwan Blue

A warm welcome to Grockle and MrsWoodenTop

Btw MrsWoodenTop, you may have created a new verb:
to nesbit = to intend to do something but not quite get around to it
Bit friendlier than plain procrastination. I can see a nice cup of coffee and a couple of Bourbons accompanying my daily 'nesbit'. wink

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