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New Start November - in which the Friendly Fledglings Flutter and Fly!

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Cagliostro Tue 01-Nov-16 02:06:04

Hi all!

Welcome to a brand new month in which we (in a very casual way) follow the FlyLady method to try and banish CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome), and to declutter in order to remove an excess of STUFF (Something That Undermines Family Fun).

A daily BabyStep, plus missions, daily focuses and weekly zones break our time into manageable chunks - all helped by lots of supportive chat and a Naughty Corner stocked with goodies.

All welcome!

foxessocks Tue 01-Nov-16 02:08:31

Thanks for the new thread cag!

Cagliostro Tue 01-Nov-16 02:18:38

smile Hiya Foxes are you up feeding baby?

I just can't sleep as I took my tablets late. I probably won't get online in the morning as I have pupils to panic tidy up for. I have actually managed to do a bit tonight though instead of leaving it all for the morning!

So, here's the first links of the new month.

The Monthly Habit for November is MEAL PLANNING - I think many of us here try (try!) to do this anyway, so I won't link it every day, but will perhaps give reminders now and again especially to myself.

Baby Step #1 is Shine Your Sink!

We are in Zone 1 - entrance, porch etc and dining room. There's a detailed cleaning list linked on there if anyone has got that far!

Today's Mission: bye bye Halloween stuff!

Tuesday's Daily Focus is Planning - all those things that need organising...

And now I'm off to bed as I'm up in 5 hours. [headdesk]

foxessocks Tue 01-Nov-16 02:49:01

Yep up with ds first time tonight though and he went to sleep at about 8 so can't complain. Although I did just try and put him down and he immediately wiggled about and some up so back holding him again!

Ooh meal planning - something i actually already do!

I'm going to take a look at the detailed cleaning for porch etc tomorrow.

Hope you are now asleep cag

Sweepingchange Tue 01-Nov-16 06:08:14

Good morning all! [SC here].

Thanks very much for new thread Cag! Hope you got a bit of sleep in the end!

Waves to Foxes!

To do:
important banking fax
empty dw/fill dw
shine sink
clean kitchen surfaces
s&s and bathroom cupboard
dining room table hot spots
prep laundry for fortnightly ironing lady (praying she turns up!)
15 mins paper decluttering (I am sticking with October habit for now!)
15 mins in Zone 1
15 mins home office
15 mins boudoir
power walk (or rather power hobble atm with back!)
Slimming World
more laundry
clean out fridge

Have a good day everyone!

NickNacks Tue 01-Nov-16 06:19:44

Hi all- mind if I join you? We've just lost our cleaner this week so I'm feeling panicky grin

Shannaratiger Tue 01-Nov-16 06:24:27

Morning all

Thanks for the new thread Cag.

I will try and post more often. Dd got her own laptop for her birthday so I have sole use of the old onenough! smile
Meal Planning hmm have tried and failed so many times - just doesn't work here.

To Do

Check Tesco order
Tidy from yesterday.
Loads more just can't think this morning.

Ds awake time to move.

Will be back later when on laptop it phone eating breakfasthe.

Have a good morning, hope all poorly people are feeling better this morning.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Tue 01-Nov-16 06:25:00

Morning all, I must apologise for being AWOL so much in October, I was lurking but the Flying has slipped a bit recently. I have had a big paper clearout as per plan though.

Thanks for the October thread SC and for agreeing to do this month's Cag. Welcome back NickNacks.

Shannaratiger Tue 01-Nov-16 06:25:58

Am turning off predictI've text!!!

NickNacks Tue 01-Nov-16 06:27:29

Thanks whoknows nice to see familiar names smile

TooStressyForMyOwnGood Tue 01-Nov-16 06:36:28

Placemarking grin.

Stilllivinginazoo Tue 01-Nov-16 06:53:28

Place marking
<puts kettle on in naughty corner>
<shines sink wait it to boilsgrin>

Stilllivinginazoo Tue 01-Nov-16 06:54:36

<remembers manners>
Thanks SC for leading us last month and cag for taking up reins of november

foxessocks Tue 01-Nov-16 07:26:49

Yea sorry SC thanks for the October thread!

Still in bed atm but can hear dd stirring. Have been feeding ds and noticed a suspicious wet patch on my pyjamas now...don't know if it's baby sick or baby wee hmm and so my day starts as it means to go on!

To do
Collect millions of parcels from millions of different locations!
Detailed cleaning porch / dining area - I'm thinking hoover (dining area is part of living room so hoover all!) and dust dining table /shoe cupboard.
No point in me worrying about cleaning front door or windows as we're getting new ones before Christmas - hooray!
Got two or three thank you cards to do still keep putting it off
Go to the bottle bank
Mop bathroom and utility room floors as didn't do yesterday
Dust living room furniture

Think I'm definitely being over ambitious today!!

GreyandGrumpy48 Tue 01-Nov-16 07:32:47

Can I join in-house has taken a back seat over the last few months and I don't really know where to start. Fed up with crisis blitzing which only lasts for a couple of days before it's back to its normal state 😞

biscuitbadger Tue 01-Nov-16 07:34:11

Reporting for duty!

(I can't keep up with the thread enough to join in the conversation, but I skim it every day and check for my instructions.)

BlueEyeshadow Tue 01-Nov-16 08:02:40

Thanks SC and cag thanks

fromwesttoeast Tue 01-Nov-16 08:27:41

Thanks for the October thread SC. By the end of October I have seen a difference. My sideboard declutter has made a visual difference in the dining/work room. It is certainly not finished, as it needs a detailed, thorough going through. It holds files and educational items for the DC mostly, so gets overloaded very easily. Last night I did 15 minutes decluttering of the surfaces in the rest of that room and cleared a lot more paper clutter.
This week I'm thinking of doing something in the hallway. The understairs cupboard needs redoing (only last did it in summer!) as the main reason hall gets cluttered is all the shoes and coats that everyone else refuses to put in the cupboard.
To make a start I have returned the pogo stick to the shed this morning.
Thanks for new thread Cag.
Waves to everyone else.

Sweepingchange Tue 01-Nov-16 08:33:09

Lovely to "see" lots of oldies returning to the flock! smile Thanks for the thanks everybody! smile My pleasure!

Can't find the exact reference now, but think Cag said she was going to be busy this morning with lessons, so in her temporary absence, a very warm welcome to GreyandGrumpy48!

Oh dear Foxes ... that sounds a bit ... damp ...good luck with your list!

Big waves to Nicknacks, Shannara, Whoknows, Stillliving and Biscuitbadger!

Sweepingchange Tue 01-Nov-16 08:37:47

Argh, pressed 'post' too soon!

Meant to say + x post ...

Biscuit - glad you are finding the thread helpful!

Fromwestoeast that's brilliant progress with paper clutter! I admire your persistence with it. Good luck with understairs cupboard of doom and have an image of you in my head pogo-ing to the shed now grin!!

Big waves to Blue, Honu and everyone else!

qazxc Tue 01-Nov-16 11:11:23

Thanks sc and cag.
Welcome waves to grey and nick nacks.
Today's ta das :
Cleaned after bkfast.
Put a wash on
Cleaned fridge
Cleaned oven
Hoovered and mopped living room, kitchen, bathroom, toilet
Dusted living room

NickNacks Tue 01-Nov-16 12:52:37

I've taken on a new influx of babies so won't get too much done today with 3 under 3s. I'm then off to a PTA meeting as soon as I'm finished work. My aim in the week is to keep on top of the tidying and anything else is a bonus.

Downstairs is reasonable and pretty decluttered but upstairs is hideous.

Stilllivinginazoo Tue 01-Nov-16 13:21:34

Ta das
Fed cats
Clear dining table n wash upblush
Made pack ups
Fed zoolets
Located uniforms. Pe bags
School run
Little zoo inform me at gate its guitar lessons today sod it use school spare
Volunteer community cafe

I wasn't going in as haven't slept since 2am again,but I know I stop will find difficult restart so push self in to help book in waitrose delivery.end up stay full shift.very tired now,but still need do few buts before pick up

I try ring gp for app today-next Tues earliest with doctor I've had experience with that not MH friendly (just after had lil zoo she infirm me I need be sterilized as MH patients shouldn't have kidsshock)

<waves Newbies (terrible memory,forgotten namesblush)totters off to clean bath etc>

foxessocks Tue 01-Nov-16 14:27:44

zoo that is shocking that the doctor said that! Terrible.

Ta das
Collected lots of parcels
For some groceries and a birthday present for a friend
Dishwasher unloaded and loaded washing put away
Washing hung up
More washing on
Room rescue bedrooms and living room
Swish and swipe bathroom(although only a bit of bathroom as for distracted)

Still lots more to do but for now I am enjoying total silence as both children are asleep at the same time! So I've had my lunch in peace and going to read my magazine for a while.

Cutting down on sugar still going terribly. I had cake while in town today because we had to stop to feed ds and dd inevitably asked for a cookie so I caved and got one too blush I am rubbish at this! However it could have been worse because I got a free cake with a coupon and have saved it for dh! Have resisted any chocolate or cake with my lunch...

Stilllivinginazoo Tue 01-Nov-16 14:35:51

You are stronger than I foxes

Ta das
Beds made
Bath clean
Sink wipe
Toilet bleached
Bathroom bin empty
Quick tidy front room
Quick tody kitchen
Wash kitchen floor (on hands n knees)
Wash live floor hands n knees
Bins into big bin
Bloody cats ran in as empty bins leave trail muddy prints as now raining.grrrr
Ones try get upstairs he got a hopes-one called Bob,the other no!!haha

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