FLYbabies, Day 10....the power of 15 minutes.(25 Posts)
Day 10 This is the thing that has always stuck for me, and produced the best results. If you set a timer and stick at one job for 15 minutes, you will be surprised how much gets done.
For those who aren't getting emails, I thought I would introduce the zones. As it is the first week of the month, and most of the biger children are going back to school, it may help to focus on each zone through the month.
We are in the front porch, hall and dining room. I have no front porch and my hall is so narrow nothing is in it at all, but the dining room is a disater area (also computer room, tool storage, coat rack, and paper work).
When you delutter, start by the door in your chosen room, and gradually work round the room without missing anything, in 15 minute bursts. (or whatever time works for you).
A hotspot is one clutter area which keeps building back up, like the pile of dps paperwork, and needs a little bit of attention every day. Eventually (in theory) you will get on top of the clutter, but you will probably never get rid of hotspots, just keep them under control.
Sorry.I appear to have written a small book
I will catch up properly later. I hope baby harley had a good first birthday.
Do you know I've never even seen that list of reminders before? I really am a pretty poor excuse for someone who posts on the FLY threads They make pretty good sense. I do do some of them already as part of my morning routine, but may start some of the others too through the day
I'm enjoying starting with these babysteps again, thanks Jas
DD2 still feverish so have to take her to GP an DD1 t pre-school.
Glad we are stil babystepping. 15 mins can make a big diffrence.
are you all dressed?
have you put the breakfast things away?
good luck to all the kiddies back at school today x
shouldbe - the reminders are all the emails you would get throughout the day if you got them (minus the testimonials)
I'm counting cleaning out my wheelie bin asthe front entrance today, so that is done.
I'm going to do two 15 min bursts. One in the kitchen, and one in the bathroom.
I'm dressed, breakfast cleared away and washed up.
Sink is shiny.
Meat for tonights tea is defrosting.
Kids have tried on last terms plimsolls and both claim they still fit
Hello.. I'm lagging behind a bit again...had a migraine yesterday and feel poo today.
I have had to walk up to school to get the uniforms as the car has died.....so not done much at all really.
I'll get a grip in a mo!
i am getting later everyday! just had to sit outside nursery for an hour waiting for dd2 - we have to wait for them every day this week even though most of them are running in and not looking back. its holding me up!
i have done pretty well this morning all the same. kitchen shiny, bathroom swished, load in washing machine, floors swept downstairs.
its monday, so its bedclothes day.
and i am going to declutter my bedroom now for 15mins
arent we all doing well
It is quiet on here today.
Where is everyone?
We'vebeen to the cinema, and will go shopping when ds wakes up. I did my 15 mins in the bathroom. Off to do the kitchen now.
im just back from getting dd1 from school. am going to do another 15min stint in the bedroom before i go back up to the school for ds1.
i started decluttering my wardrobe - think i have gone overboard, i am left with 2 pairs jeans and 4 tops. oops
thanks Jas for your post earlier, makes it so much easier for people like me to get then hang of all this.
Today is towels day for me, they are currently on the line, i decided to make it towel day when i was doing my chart of jobs.
I haven't done 15mins of decluttering yet.....but i will i promise
DD no longer has a high temp but she is grumpy which makes housework hard. Anyway i have done a 2 min hotspot in the living room and have spent 10 mins in the hall sorting out coats & shoes and clearing off a shelf. I even shock wiped down my front door and shook the doormat
Well it is 4.30 ish...and I'm now just about to start FLYing
I have been up to school, got the kids new uniform....been into town and bought coats, caps, sock, pants, knickers, shoes.
Dd1's uniform and new socks and knickers are all currently in the washing machine (she has sensitive skin so everything has to be washed)
~Put washing away
~Make packed lunches
~Label all the new uniform
First of all though...I have to
~Tidy up after dinner
~wipe DD2 down who looks like an explosion in a spaghetti bolognese factory
Well, DH is off all this week, so it will be difficult to stick to my new wonderful routines.
Today I have:
got dressed and put some makeup on
washed up and shined sink
emptied and loaded dishwasher
hung up wet laundry
changed the cat litter (bleurgh)
been to Ikea and spent way too much!
read my reminders.
put up new funky purple curtains in the dining room (but they need hemming, agh.) purple curtains are better than they sound, honest.
so looks like i need to spend the evening finding hotspots and decluttering wildly. Not to mention blessing my lurvely home.
Jas thanks for posting the reminders, they are useful.
FGS good to hear your DD is on the mend, and sounds like you've done well to manage the mission with a sick baba.
ludaloo hope you have recovered from your migraine.
I told DH i wanted to buy a laminator today but he told me it wasn't allowed and was too "strange"!!!! I said I could laminate lists of jobs for him, but he claims he'd just frisbee them out the window .
Can I become a flybaby too?
I have two DS (2.4 and 14 months) and cleaning is not something I really do well, although, I would like to have some order. On the surface the house looks OK, but open a cuboard and you will be buried for days .
Bigbear I've recovered...thankyou I get them far too often theses days...but I'm ok this evening..
Themadhouse Hello come and join us, (I have a few cupboards that fit that description!)
Did I have a list today??...
Oooooh yes I did...
~Mission .... didn't do
~Hotspot .... didn't do either
~Decluttering .... oh I did a bit in my DC bedroom
~Read reminders .... just done it a minute ago
~Shine sink.... done
~Fold washing.... done
~Put washing away.... done
~Ironing.... did just the bits needed for the morning!
~Make packed lunches.... done
~Label all the new uniform... did what DD1 is wearing tomorrow
Ah not done too bad in the end!
Well I got home from work at 5:30 and
my sink had been vandalised
MY SINK HAD BEEN VANDALISED
*MY SHINEY* SINK HAD* BEEN VANDALISED
Other than reshining my sink I have had a light day today .
I got dressed (obvious as I went to work) to lace up shoes today
I have just read my reminders
I didn't do a hotspot at home (but did a couple at work if that counts )
I didn't do a 5 min room rescue
I didn't do a 15 min de-clutter (well I started doing the paperwork and then poorly DD3 needed TLC so I stopped - but it is in 3 piles ready to start again tomorrow)
Havn't looked at zony wacthmajigs...but I don't have a dining room, don't have a porch adn have a hall 1.5m*1m (although it is my next de-clutter zone to tackle cos its a tip)...does that mean once I have de-cluttered it I get the rest of the week off ?
Despite being a bad girl I am still happy that I am keeping on top of the areas that have already been hotspotted. I am putting washing straight away, I am taking things straight upstairs etc - so I am
Just to say I'm going back a few days as I feel I'm not keeping up/understanding - sorry I know Jas (and FGS and Luda) have been working really hard to keep us on the path to FLY.
My when my DS was home today he wouldn't let me let go of his hand. He went back to his special needs nursery this am - I couldn't come home and get on as he doesn't settle well there and it was first one back, so had to sit in the parents room so I was onhand if the screaming got worse.
So I got nothing done today at all and it all went to pot at the weekend, so I'm feeling really miserable. Lets hope for a happier day tomorrow!
Right well i did my usual morning routine, and a hoover through.
decluttered a drawer (does that count as a hotspot?)
did the ironing, to me that is a hotspot!!
cleaned the outside/top of the fridge, it is a big one, honest!! Needed doing anyway.
Oh and cleaned a handbag out!! Amazing for me to do that, i hoard stuff in my bags
Is that enough or am i missing something? Oh just thought was is the mission.....? I am still getting confused here you know
Sorry, meant to say luda sorry you have not been having migraines abit much lately...I am lucky i don't have them but grew up with my mum and dad both suffering from them so i really do sympathise. Hope you are feeling better now
Oh FGS...i meant sorry you HAVE been having migraines Think i am suffering from cleaning exhaustion..............
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