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spiderbabymum Tue 28-May-13 22:39:38

Have decided the only way I'm ever gonna get organised it to own less ....

I like the look of this

spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 09:35:31


Delighted to see so much interest .

It's a good schedule

It starts small .

I did my utensil drawers yesterday

They are now so functional and easy to use .

It's also had the effect of making me really THINK about purchases , my buying habits and what comes into the house .

If anyone needs inspiration just look at links above or see my FAVOURITE simple living site

Rachel on there is a genius .....
HIGHLIGHTS the benefits of living simply AND it doesn't have to cost money!!!

spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 09:38:46



spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 09:39:54


AAAaaaaaah Peace

spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 09:40:11

IAmNaturallyThisOrange Wed 29-May-13 09:41:29

I'm in, on hols at the moment <looks around at almost empty holiday cottage and wishes it was like this at home> back home sat, wash, wash, wash Sunday . DCs back st school Monday so will start then [hopeful emoticon]

With you on the Jesus type American sites I was looking for a cleaning routine to help with chaos at home and the one I liked included time to pray and read scriptures confused

This looks good though smile

MadBusLady Wed 29-May-13 09:46:43

That blog looks great. Will read more when I have time later.

But I am not approaching this in the right spirit, because I clicked straight into the post about the brightly coloured china and thought "Ooh, that's lovely, I'd like to buy some of that." blush

suburbophobe Wed 29-May-13 09:49:30

I'm in.

My decluttering is a permanent on-going project - albeit slowly grin

seasalt Wed 29-May-13 09:55:04

"Lover of Jesus. Wife of Ryan" smile. I am going to try the throw out 10 things every day. I had just sorted out my underwear drawer before I saw this and chucked all the old knickers and socks.

spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 10:16:53

LOL at lover of Jesus .

The smallnotebook one is a lot better .........

She s just so clever at simplifying things

spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 10:53:30

More here


spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 10:54:53

MyPreciousRing Wed 29-May-13 11:03:15

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happyAvocado Wed 29-May-13 12:02:57

I think when it comes to CD's it will be 100 a day for several days... smile

happyAvocado Wed 29-May-13 12:05:25

I also agree that this is the bottom line:

1. Purge – remove the things that don’t belong.

2. Order – sort and arrange what you have in a useful way.

3. Maintain – pick up after yourself, repeat 1 & 2 as needed.

4. Know when to stop

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spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 13:01:44

Im just in day two .....know it sounds ridiculous but already I see the benefits

One is certainally that im naturally inclined to MAINTAIN
The areas I've already completed

Some suggestions ...mainly take from previous attempt at Flylady

Start small

If you are joining us for the 40 day declutter STICK TO THE PROGRAM

Aim for Five days a week

And I would suggest to Aim to release yourself from the ten items per day FROM the area you dealt with in that days task . it if not then pick up other items from around the house as your normal day unfolds.

IF adapting it to suit yourself CHOOSE GOALS THAT are achievable ........goes without saying really ....but the tendancy is always to go too fast and bit of more than you can chew



rubyrubyruby Wed 29-May-13 13:32:02

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FullOfChoc Wed 29-May-13 20:03:49

OK, I've printed it out and I'm going to try...

spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 20:06:49

GREAT fullofchoc

so glad someone's joining me ...know it will encourage me to stick with the program

spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 20:09:41


Well done , bet you can now see the floor of your cupboard . That space will come in handy

GOOD on ya

Now that you two have started how are we gonna make sure you keep going ?

spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 20:13:25

I mean don't you want a spice shelf like this one ;-)

spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 20:15:33


Read this

spiderbabymum Wed 29-May-13 20:20:38

Need inspiration for the kids bedroom

What do we think of this room

I can just think of one word said slowly ... BREATHE

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