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July's Fledgling Flyers: Summer holidays are on their way and the clutter is going to FLY away

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elliepac Sun 30-Jun-13 20:33:25

Welcome old and new fledglings to the July Fledgling FLYers thread!

Thank you very much to cpmpy for leading us expertly through June- it's been a while since I lead so I can't promise to be as efficient but will do my best grin. This will start by copying and pasting pmpy's original June postgrin

If you're overwhelmed by clutter and general household grub then join us as we (loosely) follow the step-by-step Flylady housekeeping system or languish in the naughty corner hoping to do better tomorrow

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 and maybe even detailed cleaning in the weekly zones

For more information have a look here, although to avoid a cluttered inbox, we advise not signing up to the Flylady emails. The basic principle is little and often and don't worry about perfection (no chance of that 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 and chat our way through the month

saturn Wed 31-Jul-13 18:06:55

Feeling unmotivated as usual when I get in from work, so here goes:

Ta da
Dressed to shoes

To do
Read Flylady e-mails
Negative voices
Hot spot
5 minute room rescue
Shine sink
Lay out clothes for tomorrow
Another hot spot
15 minutes decluttering

Better get started...sad

ToffeeWhirl Wed 31-Jul-13 18:15:59

Well done, saturn. I don't think I've ever bothered with the Flylady emails, by the way. Everything else on your list is useful.

Have taken DS2 to the playground and ended up organising hide-and-seek for various stray children again smile. Was going to have a night off wine tonight, but seem to have wine in my hand confused.

DS1 has his OT appointment tomorrow. He has been on the waiting list for two years. Now it's imminent, I'm wondering what will happen and whether I need to ask them to check anything apart from his handwriting issues (eg. sensory issues), or whether the OT will do that anyway. Has anyone else taken their child to an OT? What happened? I feel as if this appointment is like gold dust, so I'd better make the most of it.

elliepac Wed 31-Jul-13 18:18:10

Aaaw toffee, I luffs you. smile.

saturn am on hols at the moment so looking as if I am achieving a lot. Work full time as a teacher plus managerial role and it is safe to say I am crap when working. The key i have found is 1. Don't sweat the small stuff. 2. Babysteps and their.routines do work and become manageable and actually make life a damn sight easier. 3. Lower your standardsgrin.

Trazzletoes Wed 31-Jul-13 19:01:24

Toffee unsurprisingly Joe has an OT (why not since he has every other kind of professional in the world involved in his care) though I don't know why I posted that as I can't really help, sorry, they just come in and tell me off for not doing the exercises they want him to do - which is fair enough!

By the way, I have decided to name change (or at least try) for posts on anything other than Joe's thread - I don't like being so easily findable for friends, family and total ransoms, especially in the future when the children are older. So I'll come back tomorrow looking somewhat different grin if I remember that is...

ToffeeWhirl Wed 31-Jul-13 19:14:04

OMG, how on earth do they expect Joe to do any exercises at the moment, Trazzle? confused

ellie - aww, I luffs you too grin.

Vowed to stay off the booze tonight <peers at wine in hand>

Trazzletoes Wed 31-Jul-13 19:27:13

He has physios and OT to help with his legs because he's struggling to walk. The OTs were also quite involved when he had the infection in his thumb and wouldn't use his hand for over a month so it seized up.

GoingGoingGoth Wed 31-Jul-13 22:38:09

So much for the fresh start on Monday blush at work until Tuesday, and then at Blair Drummond Safari Park today (was brilliant)
So not been flying or MFPing

Have got a laundry load on

Tomorrow will be better!

ToffeeWhirl Thu 01-Aug-13 00:14:28

That sounds helpful for Joe, Trazzle, though I'm not surprised you find it hard to remember all the exercises with everything else that's going on.

Flying and MFPing has fallen by the wayside here too, Goth.

See you all on the new thread...

BitchytheGreat Thu 01-Aug-13 01:11:42

August's thread!! Good luck, the mood i am in you might just need it <sticks tongue out><considers if she is even able to move enough to put ice packs back into freezer>

Steamedcabbage Thu 01-Aug-13 17:22:41

Ahem, you most definitely have NOT been shite Ellie, you'e done a brill job! (Especially with balancing all end of term stuff too)

And well done on the 30 bags of decluttering!!!!

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