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TheNewYearNewMadHouse Mon 05-Jan-09 07:53:17

Morning all

It is the kitchen this week


pick your own baby step

Mads Zone clean List - to take all week

Zone 2 Kitchen

Empty Fridge and Clean inside
Clean Cobwebs
Clean Microwave in and out
Clean Cooker in and out
Straighten drawers
Wash windows
Clean outside of cabinets
Clean under sink
Clear and clean kitchen table
Empty and wash kitchen bin
polish canisters and other stainless steel
Hoover and mop floor
Sort Utility area
Clean work surfaces
Clean the outside of the fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Wash seals and filter on Tumble Dryer
Wash seals on Washing machine and inside the door
Wash washing machine powder drawer
Clean blinds
Wipe skirting boards
Wash down back door
Clean kitchen table and seats
Wash outside of cat litter tray
Change deodoriser in fridge
Change deodoriser in dishwasher
Run dishwasher with a cleaner in
change water filter in kettle

misscathcart Mon 05-Jan-09 07:55:48

arrgh! back to work today - will have to babystep tonight. Will need to practise at being more productive on work days! Good luck with the kitchen! smile

TheNewYearNewMadHouse Mon 05-Jan-09 07:57:29

Hello All

DS1 was up most of the night - his collar bone is sore sad

I am up and the boys dressed - today is DS1's first monrning of Preschool (rather than afternoons)
Breakfast is cooling
TD is on
DW is emptied

To Do

DS1 to preschool
DS2 and me back
Start zone Clean
DS2 and me to messey toddlers
Must remember to leave early and get DS1 (11.15)
Whats for lunch
Lunch for all
DS2 nap time
Clear dining table and wash pots
Me and DS1 quality time
DS2 up
Whats for dinner
Check out whats on - afternoon activities
Get decongestant
evening routine

Be back later

NAB3lovelychildren Mon 05-Jan-09 08:09:03

I need to keep busy so getting on the thread and I will come back later properly. Got to get the kids to school.

tigger32 Mon 05-Jan-09 08:22:25

Morning All and happy New year, sorry I've not been around for a while, things have been mad here with illness and all the other stuff that keeps popping up!
I'm quite proud to say that my house has stayed fairly clean and tidy over Christmas (well on the surface anyway).

We woke up this morning to a light covering of snow and its snowing again now, so will take boys out for a play in a bit! grin

Todays list


Me up dressed
breakfast for all
d/w empty
w/m empty and refilled
t/d on
Whats for dinner (yesterdays left overs)

To do
Get boys dressed
change sheets on my bed (others done yesterday)
dust my room
hoover my room
Put travel cot away
Do mug colouring with boys
get things ready for ds1 as back to school tomorrow
put bits into loft

Mad poor ds whats happened to his collar bone? hope nursery goes well this morning.

scattyspice Mon 05-Jan-09 08:22:58

Morning Mad and NAB.

Back to school and work sad

Better go scrape the car. BB lunchtime.

Countingtheflocksbynight Mon 05-Jan-09 08:26:43

Mornin all

Hello to those flying high and returnee baby-steppers like me

Off to work now

My sink is shined
Gps are in clean cage
Dishwasher load on
Washing load on
Dressed to shoes (wellingtons 'cos it's snowing hard and am about to leave)
Started control journal
Sitting room decluttered
Kitchen clean
Ground floor floors cleaned
Downstairs cloakroom and loo clean

Tasks for this early eve (I work school hrs):
Bundle up office linen for laundry
Sort yet more washing
Thank you letters
One hour's ironing

It's really good to start the week a bit more in control than usual. Clothes out and ready, knowing what I need to get done, minimum faffing around so thanks for all the support here.

Hope everyone else has a productive day ....

littleducks Mon 05-Jan-09 08:52:36

I think i will try to fly this week, i signed up once but was bogged down by the emails, so this thread should be great

its very late nights for me and kids this week so i may need nagging, am tired already!

blush i dont have any deodorisers anywhere though!

TheNewYearNewMadHouse Mon 05-Jan-09 09:07:08

We are back from preschool - DS2 cried as he wanted to stay with DS1.

Tigger He fell out of bed on Christmas day night and broke it sad he banged it again yesterday evening, but then you can not keep a three year old from running

Breakfast stuff tidied away

Now to start zone clean


RubyRioja Mon 05-Jan-09 09:28:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

swanriver Mon 05-Jan-09 09:29:58

Good morning everyone still at home
Went to bed early last night (11 not 12) feel a bit less tired than usual
Dd polished her shoes am
Read reading book with dd am and wrote comment
Back from dropping/sliding/slithering to school. DS2 in a very bad mood first thing, having issues with lego, but improved after a dose of Mary Poppins music away from siblings

House is on the surface extremely untidy. All over.
Cat doesn't like his (cheaper) food

Kitchen table clear
put away clean saucepans from yesterday
put away dry clothes
recycle rubbish
shake out mats
defrost supper ingredients

starbear Mon 05-Jan-09 10:26:55

Oh! I need to join in.
Make beds
Fold clothes on drier (need another one for winter) <<put on shopping list>>
Turn TV off for DS and get him to play in his room!!!
Get another load of washing ready.
Empty dish washer
clean kitchen floor
Start taking Christmas decor down
Shopping items for pack lunch & baby presents
prepare tea.
More decor down
After bedtime write some Thank letters. Put Christmas decor in loft tree outside.
TheNewYearNewMadHouse What a list Good luck

Amapoleon Mon 05-Jan-09 10:29:55

Should I be doing the baby steps and the missons?

grouchyoscar Mon 05-Jan-09 10:41:42

Hello FLYsisters


Start breakfast
Up with wet washing
Down with damp washing
Load TD
Wake Ed (again!)
Serve breakfast
Tidy away
Up to wash and dress
S&S sink
S&S loo
Down to encourage Ed to dress (wow, he managed it shock)
Get bags together
Off to school (In heels you dappy woman hmm)
Home Empty DW
Put away
Clean the porridge pan
S&S work surfaces
Load Dw and run
Load TD and run
Shine sink

To Do

Phone calls
Hang up wet washing to dry
Sweep kitchen
Mop kitchen
Collect Ed
Post letters
Help Ed do his homework

Then whatever is needed.

Boris grumbling a bit but...I'm in charge

Need some sleep, another broken night's sleep sad

Might make some soup

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 05-Jan-09 10:42:11

Good morning
I'm not doing things in the fly fashion today so I feel a bit of an imposter! I've a busy week ahead so today is my day for recovering the house after Christmas. We took down the decs today.

So far have
washed bedding - in dryer
washed clothes - on radiators.
Cleaned kitchen: sink, surfaces, cupboard doors, floor bin.
Made apple sauce
dining room: dusted, pc wiped down.

To do:
dining room: vac. Polish table.
living room, hall, bedrooms: dust and vac.
Bathroom: clean loo, bath, sink, tiles
Put bedding back on.
Jumper wash
Clean out guinea pigs.

I think thats quite a reasonable list. Only the weather is slightly distracting hmm

swanriver Mon 05-Jan-09 10:46:24

hello starbear and amapoleon. The kids are at school and I'm just trying to pick my way through debris loose ends but keeping in one room to start with and not getting sidetracked. Not sure what protocol is for missions and babysteps, but if it seems doable I think cobwebs might be a good confidence building mission.

starbear Mon 05-Jan-09 10:53:36

Amapoleon, Make a list of what needs to be done today then add some babysteps. Don't get to bogged down and get moving. Plan at night when you have some quiet time No more than 1 hour.

AnneOfAvonlea Mon 05-Jan-09 10:56:56

Hi everyone.

Right then. All new people I strongly suggest you start with babysteps. You learn about the system properly and slowly and therefore make it work for you. If you rush ahead you are more likely to fall off the wagon.

My sinks is a mess so off to shine it now.

DD2 started pre-school this morning. shock No tears or anything.

swanriver Mon 05-Jan-09 11:08:24

Anne I'm glad for you although it's sad to lose one's little fly companions...

Spiderplant Mon 05-Jan-09 11:13:47

Morning all smile

School starts tomorrow here so last day of lazyness really. Must get all their bags out and sort through, make packed lunches and wash their coats. (I know...leaving it all til the last moment!)

LucyJones Mon 05-Jan-09 11:23:01

AnneOfAvonlea - did you stay wiht her, or did she start on her own
dd starts tomorrw, she is only 2 and a half
already goes to prvate nursery so I'm hoping not to stay with her!

galen Mon 05-Jan-09 11:33:30

Morning all.
Had a big burn out day yesterday. Bum. hmmResult:not enough done for school today and morning was chaos.
Not helped by fact that DH forgot to put napy on dd4 for bedtimeangry so she woke up soaked through, needed bathing, bed stripped (again - only changed yesterday grrrr)
PE kits in wrong bags - chaos.
Still did have eventually managed:
Kids dressed and fed.
3 delivered to school ( with some items of PE kit!
Dinner in slow cooker ( rainbows and scouts tonight - no time to cook!)
Vague sense of order to downstairs - still to venture upstairs.
Have been shopping and got DD's 2 and 3 new school tights, supplies for creating my control journal, sticky notes, extra bathroom cleaning stuff so I can have set in each bathroom, and special simk shiner -very excited by this-!

Will be pacing myself today! wink
Not sure what I'm doing - babystep day 5 ( and 4 from yesterday - sigh-)
Bit of tidying

may be more.....

Right off to feed then nap DS2!

ShannaraTiger Mon 05-Jan-09 12:03:55

Morning all

Hello to new and old.
DD back at school grin grin she was starting to get bored and stressed with the change / lack of routine.
No W/M this morning have leak in the water pipes, council plunber coming out Thursday. Luckily one of my plastic 1l tubs fits exactly under teh pipes so minimising water on the floor, until I try and slide it out 2 empty it. I'm sure by Thurs i'll be able to do this without spilling a drop smile hmm
TMH thanks for the thread and list, haven't redone mine yet. Hope pre-school am went well, and he's not to uncomfortable.
miscathcart good luck with work, FLYing really helps you use your time better / more efficiently.
NAB3 hope you're doing ok.
tigger well done on keeping the house together, hope you're all feeling better.
scatty counting hope you have a good day at work.
littleducks I don't get most of teh e-mails, couldn't handle them all either.
Ruby 4 inches of snow shock, where do you live?, we did have a light covering of sleet though. How generous and thoughtful of DH!
Swanriver starbear Amapoleon Grouchy Anne hello, was working through the thread but has taken me ages and ds is demanding lunch and 'big huggies now'
Have a good afternoon
I'm going to be retyping my routines etc. and saving them to disc this time!!

zanz1bar Mon 05-Jan-09 12:07:38

newbie here.
Started yesterday and woke up to my shiny sink.

Took down christmas decorations
swept up
casserole in oven
fires swept and laid
2x whashing done

to do
walk dog in blizzard
sort out school uniform x2dc first day tomorrow for dssad

enough so far , one day i will find out what the sideboard looks like and be junk free.

DumbledoresGirl Mon 05-Jan-09 12:10:32

Hello lovely Flyladies. Where were you all when I was asking how I can get on top of my house cleaning last night?

Anyway, I am not going to shine my damn sink when the toilet hasn't been touched in weeks blush but I am determined I am going to get on top of this house cleaning malarkey this year and I am going to do whatever the 5 minute task is today. Will press post and then go and see what it is. Hold my hand ladies.... grin

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