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FLYlady followers flock together! Join the May fledglings – our nests we will feather!

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Castlelough Sun 28-Apr-13 22:54:45

Welcome to the May Fledgling FLYers thread! :-)
... where we (loosely) follow the step-by-step Flylady housekeeping system (in our own, unique, relaxed style) with lots of and chatting along the way.

This little-and-often system is designed so that we can follow a series of steps and routines each day (which gradually become second nature) in weekly designated zones of the house; defining and minimising housework - which in theory should leave us with more time to do other, more interesting things instead!

At the same time it is intended to reduce that panicky "rabbit in headlights" feeling we get when we are overwhelmed and everything needs doing all at once.

To avoid being inundated with details, we advise not signing up to the Big Tent.

We are in the process of following Flylady's steps and routines using a three-pronged approach (dependent on the stage everyone is at):

- start or repeat baby steps

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

- reinforce babysteps and do daily missions if you have finished decluttering.
[And if you are really enthusiastic and have finished decluttering - you can go on to detailed deep cleaning in each zone.]

Flylady site is here

Don't worry if you are behind; just jump right back in and it will all come around next month again anyway!

All the links for the babysteps and missions will be posted here every day and we'll all be here to cheer each other on. Thanks to SC, Blue, Silvery and Goth for leading us through since January and for the brilliant OP I've just cut and pasted.

Castlelough Sun 28-Apr-13 23:06:56

I'll be back in a couple of days with the links for the 1st of May! smile

superfluouscurves Mon 29-Apr-13 07:30:40

SC sprints in with mop and bucket... and three empty cardboard boxes marked "donate", "chuck" and "keep"!

Huge thanks to Goth for leading us so well throughout April, and to Castle for volunteering to lead in May flowers flowers

Have high hopes for this month decluttering-wise but there again I always say that wink

I'll mark my spot even though I spent most of April in the naughty corner, thanks Castle and thanks Goth for April's thread.

CHBitchy Mon 29-Apr-13 10:24:49

<sets up the naughty corner bar.>

This month is clearly not going to be my month, it is going to be insane. winkgrin

superfluouscurves Mon 29-Apr-13 11:11:40

Hi there Whoknows What have you been up to?? [nosy emoticon]

[Plans to join Bitchy in the bar this evening]

CHBitchy Mon 29-Apr-13 15:47:03

I'd like to say that there is pie left but me and ds just ate the last of it [happy piggies] grin

Not a hugely productive day and have two choices about how to plan this afternoon and tomo. Not sure which way to swing it yet but I think a coffee and a change of laundry in machine might give me just enough chance to decide.

superfluouscurves Mon 29-Apr-13 17:03:57

What, no more pie????? shock


superfluouscurves Mon 29-Apr-13 17:07:23

Waves back to Whoknows [just read your answer on other thread] hat's off to you - not sure I could stand that many visitors!!

Every single one of them was DH's family or friends too. Last week we had different ones on consecutive nights <considers opening B&B>. I had the jury service in the middle of it all too, no wonder I feel all behind.

CHBitchy Mon 29-Apr-13 17:47:48

Oi you horrible lot there is an extra day left of april. Don't be going debunking off the old thread until the first shock

GoingGoingGoth Mon 29-Apr-13 18:49:15

Thought I better mark my place. grin

Engelsemama Tue 30-Apr-13 09:28:42

Marking my place for tomorrow!

BlueEyeshadow Tue 30-Apr-13 10:46:30

Marking spot. Thanks to castle and goth thanks

Castlelough Tue 30-Apr-13 20:16:50


Babystep 1 (Shining your Sink!) and an explanation of the Babysteps can be found here

The Daily Focus for Wednesday is Anti-Procrastination…

We’re in Zone 1- The Entrance, Front Porch and Dining Room from today until the end of the week. We are decluttering in this zone for 15 minutes a day. For those who have finished decluttering the link for the Detailed Cleaning List can also be found here.

Today’s mission is to wipe any smudges on the walls and windows of the Dining Room.

The Flight plan for our daily routines, should update automatically.

Finally, the habit for the month of May is to get Moving!


Castlelough Tue 30-Apr-13 20:22:38

blush blush That should obviously read: WEDNESDAY 1st MAY blush blush

ToffeeWhirl Tue 30-Apr-13 21:12:26

Marking place.

<waves frantically>

GoingGoingGoth Tue 30-Apr-13 22:30:09

Arf at date! grin

<Heads in to naughty corner withwine, I may not come out>

superfluouscurves Wed 01-May-13 00:30:43

Ooooh, I was hoping it really was April all over again grin ... could do with catching up!!

Thanks for first links Castle!!

[Delivers more wine to Goth in naughty corner, to celebrate a job well done!]

Anyone preparing to thread daisies through their locks and wash their face in dew at first light? Owing to a surfeit of rabbit droppings , I think I might pass this year wink

SilveryMoon Wed 01-May-13 03:03:04

Can't believe it's may already! So last night I did manage some ironing but havejust realised I went to bed without washing up so that'll have to be done first thing or boys will have to eat cereal from the box blush
Got ab bit of a headache which I hope passes.

Trazzletoes Wed 01-May-13 07:41:52

Hi ladies, I'm back!


Engelsemama Wed 01-May-13 07:57:08

Morning Trazzles - have been following your thread and thinking of you all.

Engelsemama Wed 01-May-13 07:57:53

<shakes daisies from hair>

Will be back with my list in a bit. Going out for a run now (am on May holiday this week and DS is at nursery today).

Castlelough Wed 01-May-13 08:23:20

Happy May Day everyone! smile

Welcome back Trazzles ! Delighted to have you back. grin and [hug]

Waves to SC , WhoKnows , Bitchy , Goth , Engels , Blue , Toffee , Swan , LPlate , Louise , Elliepac , Ellietrying and anybody else I’ve missed!

Ta da:
Morning walk, reboot laundry shock, breakfast!

Got to dash! Hope you feel better Silvery and don't worry about the dishes - catch up later! x

Engelsemama Wed 01-May-13 09:17:20

Ta da
Order repeat prescription
Yesterday's washing on to dry

To do
Town - shopping and errands
Garden centre
Get bike fixed
Washing away
Washing up
Make pizza dough
Online banking
Order skincare online
General tidy up
Ask ILs if they can watch DS for an hour on Friday morning

Off into town now - enjoying my childfree day!

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