Fly Lady redux

My Fly Lady post created a bit of a stir. I’ve decided to share my personal schedules/lists so you can see exactly what my goals are. These are PDF files. Click on the title to view the page.

Ambitious? I used to do this minus as intense of a homeschooling schedule as we keep now…and minus an extra kid. Can you imagine how much little hair I’d have if I were still managing my business?

The idea though is that breaking the big cleaning jobs down into smaller, bite-sized pieces, AND doing everything each month will make the jobs easier and faster to do. I am not going to dress down to my shoes each day and I am not subscribing to the email notifications. I have laminated these sheets (by applying clear packing tape over the part of the sheet I’m going to write on) so I can mark off what I’ve done each day, and then wipe the sheets clean at night. Because what is a list if you can’t mark things off of it?

What do you think?

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8 thoughts on “Fly Lady redux

  1. I have been overwhelmed just by READING FlyLady, but have been diligent about keeping 2 “zones” clean over the weekend….Thanks for sharing your list, I have printed it, and plan to study it and revise it to fit our life! ~~About getting together….let’s do it!!!! When is good for you???

  2. I have been doing some of your routines! My house looks great and ready for baby. I will admit though that I pulled out the fridge and stove to clean behind/under them and my daughter came into the kitchen and said “um, mom… are you supposed to be doing that when your having a baby?” I said “it’s called nesting and I did it when I was pregnant with you too” 🙂

  3. Vicki, I use to follow flylady pretty loyally. I have the book and checked her website often. I made my pages. I stuck with it for a while. I truly believe in her “give it 15 minutes” doable approach. I’m not the most structured person and I think my nature almost rebelled against those list telling me what to do. I know that sounds weird. Anyway, I still hit the high spots and for the most part I always go to bed with a clean sink. Maybe I’ll go back to her site for some new motivation. Good luck with it all.

    Joy

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