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Making a New start, Stepping into the New year

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BlackCatinChristmasChaos Fri 28-Dec-12 04:28:55

Hi all, After a pretty rough ride last year (2012) I think I feel ready to start again with babysteps
So who's with me for the journey?

Old and new steppers are welcome!

Lets do this one small step at a time!

Chottie Fri 28-Dec-12 05:53:07

Yes please, can I join you? It's the amount of stuff and dust that gets me down...... and tiredness and lack of time

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Fri 28-Dec-12 06:00:27

Hi Chottie, smile I know exactly what you mean, I need to do a lot of de-cluttering here.

I will pop back later.

bessie26 Fri 28-Dec-12 07:36:21

<marks place>

Karbea Fri 28-Dec-12 08:07:02


My houseis such a mess after Christmas!

I've tried flying before and ended up mucking it up, but happy to try as a group if you'll have me. When are we starting?

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Fri 28-Dec-12 08:46:12

When would you like to start?

We could start on the 1st if you like or if you want to start today we could. I will be busy this morning though so won't get on here till later.

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Fri 28-Dec-12 09:01:58

I'm off to get dressed next --so thats babystep 2 taken care of-- wink
I will hopefully shine my sink later today.

Allice Fri 28-Dec-12 10:01:17

I really need to do this to regain control! I'm itching to take the Christmas decorations down but my kids would never forgive me!

thekitchenfairy Fri 28-Dec-12 10:04:51

I so need this yes please can I join in?

TheOneWithTheHair Fri 28-Dec-12 10:09:33

Can I join in please? I have a week where it all goes well and then it all goes wrong again.

I think I need some motivation and company.

ZebraInHiding Fri 28-Dec-12 10:09:53

Marking place. But I am rubbish at keeping up with these threads!

Karbea Fri 28-Dec-12 10:21:44

For me the 1st would be better. We've still loads of family running about to do, and doubt will be home for any amount of time till then.

I'm going to go and strip our bed now, thats a bit of a start haha!!!

AdoraJingleBells Fri 28-Dec-12 12:46:36

Hello all <waves> hope everyone had a good Christmas.

I need to get back to decluttering. Managed to talk the DDs out of buying yet more teddy bears on Christmas Eve. Problem is I like to collect the expensive hand made ones, can't afford to now of course, and 11yr olds think I like all teddy bears. And if mummy likes teddy bears then daddy must like them too. Most gifts this year were either small items or consumables- see I'm learningwink. House isn't too bad, kitchen does need my attention today though. I must do something while DD's are still slumbering, lazy pairgrin.

Some0ne Fri 28-Dec-12 14:51:38

I'll join! In January though, I'm still dealing with the aftermath of Christmas for now! I've been struggling since I came back to work after DS, but I need to face the fact that this is the way life is going to be in future and I'm just going to have to get everything done, no matter how little time I seem to have!

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Fri 28-Dec-12 14:53:40

Hi all and welcome smile,

We could start from the 1st Jan although I have a few jobs to do before then like clothes washing etc and there's always the "everyday stuff" like washing up, cooking etc.
I have taken down a few Christmas cards already as I got sick of them falling over.

Gonna spend some time today doing family stuff.

LadyL82 Fri 28-Dec-12 17:05:02

I'll join in. DC3 due in Feb and if I don't start something soon I won't be able to find him amongst the mess and clutter when he arrives. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to do though. Just doing the getting dressed stage is a challenge with my massive bump. Hopefully I'll start nesting and find it all a doddle.

bessie26 Fri 28-Dec-12 19:14:35

I think restarting from 1 Jan makes sense - it will make it a lot easier to remember where we're up to on the babysteps!

I need to continue with the decluttering I started before Xmas - DD2 will be moving out of her cot into a bed soon, so I have to stop using her room as a dumping ground & just get rid of things!

TheOneWithTheHair Fri 28-Dec-12 19:26:18

I'm going to start 1st of jan too. I've never looked at that site before but it looks not too frightening.

CollieAndTheEyeV Fri 28-Dec-12 19:34:04

I'd like to join too. I've been reading A Squash and a Squeeze to my DCs for one of their bedtime stories, and oh my god, it's how my house makes me feel at the moment. I long to have an emptier house. All this STUFF is doing my head in. A hand-holding decluttering thread is what I need.

What's the first baby step?

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Fri 28-Dec-12 20:41:54

Please see the link below for the first babystep

babystep one

I think most of us are agreed on starting on the 1st of January but if anyone wants to start now please do so. smile

Not sure if I will be able to link everyday as the DC are still off school for another week or so yet.

Chottie Fri 28-Dec-12 20:49:41

BlackCatinCC thank you for taking control of us all...... I have had a little look on FlyLady and her 15 minute plan seems like a really good one.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Fri 28-Dec-12 21:04:29

Evening all,
a couple of years ago I managed to get to grips with things with flylady
life collapsed and I haven't been back on the wagon since then.

I really really want to sort things out this year.
Babysteps from 1st.. am on it!!


roundabout1 Fri 28-Dec-12 23:07:17

yes please can I join. I started flylady last Jan and it all went well for afewmonths then I stopped and didnt get into againsadmust try harder this year!

AdoraJingleBells Fri 28-Dec-12 23:57:17

Collie I have that book too, long time since I've read it though. I know what you mean, my OH is bit of a hoarder and I'm a born again minimalist.

I'm just keeping on top of things here, not really thinking about the steps. Today was spent out, OH had an overnight in hospital, all is well and we managed a little shopping. DDs are getting rid of excess energy in the pool right now.

icovetthee Sat 29-Dec-12 00:20:44

I'm with you.

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