Do You Know FlyLady?

I'm sure many of you are very familiar with FlyLady and her system of routines for keeping your home out of C.H.A.O.S. (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). I joined FlyLady's bandwagon almost 6 years ago-- I cannot believe it's been that long ago! Prior to developing a set of routines for keeping my home clutter-free and clean, housekeeping tasks were a never-ending burden. At the time I had two small children and was up to my ears in laundry and toys. Meal planning was non-exisitent. My house only looked really nice if I knew I had company coming over. I signed up for FlyLady's e-mails and got serious about following her plan. It worked!! Now six years later, I have 4 children, more laundry than ever, a bigger house to clean, and homeschooling to add to the mix. I have forgone FlyLady's web site because I have all of my zones and routines memorized. I don't need the charts and lists like I used to. My house is not perfect and I still have too much "stuff" in it, but it does stay presentable and maintained on a day-to-day basis. My children are now able to do so much around the house, and that is such a blessing to me! I have spent the last couple of months training them on specific chores (more on that in a later post). However, while I have been focusing more on chores for the children I have neglected some of the tasks that is doesn't hurt to skip once or twice but will catch up with you if neglected for a long period of time. I'm working on a challenge for the month of July. I think FlyLady will have something to do with it! http://riverbendramblings.blogspot.com
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Saturday, July 01, 2006
Do You Know FlyLady?
I'm sure many of you are very familiar with FlyLady and her system of routines for keeping your home out of C.H.A.O.S. (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). I joined FlyLady's bandwagon almost 6 years ago-- I cannot believe it's been that long ago! Prior to developing a set of routines for keeping my home clutter-free and clean, housekeeping tasks were a never-ending burden. At the time I had two small children and was up to my ears in laundry and toys. Meal planning was non-exisitent. My house only looked really nice if I knew I had company coming over. I signed up for FlyLady's e-mails and got serious about following her plan. It worked!! Now six years later, I have 4 children, more laundry than ever, a bigger house to clean, and homeschooling to add to the mix. I have forgone FlyLady's web site because I have all of my zones and routines memorized. I don't need the charts and lists like I used to. My house is not perfect and I still have too much "stuff" in it, but it does stay presentable and maintained on a day-to-day basis. My children are now able to do so much around the house, and that is such a blessing to me! I have spent the last couple of months training them on specific chores (more on that in a later post). However, while I have been focusing more on chores for the children I have neglected some of the tasks that is doesn't hurt to skip once or twice but will catch up with you if neglected for a long period of time. I'm working on a challenge for the month of July. I think FlyLady will have something to do with it!
3 Comments:
Blogger Susan said...
I DO know FlyLady, and I've also been a follower of hers for 6 years! I've also unsubbed from her list, because I'd been there so long I'd memorized it all. I need to get back into my routines though.

Blogger Tori said...
Yep, met here several years ago. I like the practicality of her whole system. Great thing for us right brainers. *Ü*

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Tori, we have something else in common if you're in your right mind like me!!

Blessings,
Mrs. C

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