I am sorry Flylady. I visited your site a few years ago and felt I did not need you.
I have no dirty dishes in my sink when I go to bed. Most of my clutter is under control. I needed someone life you in my 20s but I felt I have my own system working fairly well.
I assumed your systems were for those buried under months of laundry and days of dirty dishes.
Things have changed. My house is a wreck! It is a busy holiday season, I’ve been battling bronchitis for a month, my husband has been on crutches for 3 weeks, while I’m trying to squeeze in cooking making, decorating, shopping, extra Church activities have left my house a mess. I realized I need to sit down a map out a new schedule.
I went right over to Flylady.com to get started and found a treasure of helpful, non-judgmental, motivating information.
The Flylady, Marla Cilley, is known as a positive force in de-cluttering, managing your life, and loving yourself in the process. She is helping over half a million homemakers via emails. She is the author of the bestselling book, Sink Reflections and hosts the Flylady BlogTalkRadio shows.
I’ve been busy designing my new schedule and control book with Flylady zones and plan on spending an hour of school time with my boys new chore charts to get us all back on track.
Any Homemaker Would Benefit from Flylady
I apologize to Flylady for assuming I was too organized to need her help. Anyone can benefit from her routines, encouragement, and handy hints. What a blessing this lady is and a sweetheart to boot.
She brings help and hope to those who are overwhelmed with clutter and anyone that just needs a little organization.
- Flying Lessons - Joining Flylady is easy and it’s free. When you become a member, you receive the e-mail messages (FLYing Lessons) from FlyLady to guide you through your day.
- Fix for CHAOS – (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome) – Do you feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn? Hopeless and you don’t know where to start?
- Getting Started – Flylady understands we need baby steps to get started. Watch the Shining Sink video.
- Crusing Through the Holidays – Flylady knows the demands during the holidays and offers many helpful tips.
- Flylady Forums - Talk to others using Flylady lessons.
- Follow Marla on Twitter at TheFlyLady.
- Listen to Flylady on Blogtalk
- Fly Lady Books on Amazon
Free Printable Chore Charts
Flylady inspired me to make these chore charts- different from most kids chore charts. These you hang in the room for a step by step guide.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Telling a child to clean a room is overwhelming. These check lists are broken down into easy doable one to three minute chores. Assign a child a room or a few steps.
Explain to your children if you complete the list every day each can be done in about 15 minutes!
Click on list to get 8.5 x11 sheet for printing. Laminate list and hang in appropriate room. Use dry erase markers to check off or assign chores. (If you don’t have a laminate consider getting one, we use ours all the time).
Here is a blank list to make your own
A 15 Minute Cleanup time is a great way to stay ahead of clutter. To really keep a home clean you should add weekly to do lists too (clean out fridge, clean under beds, closets, etc).
How about you? Has you housework suffered from this busy holiday season? Could you use a little help? Do you already use Flylady? How has she helped you?