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11/20/14 8:40 P

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Got dressed up, made my bed and shined the shink

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11/20/14 2:34 P

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Back to the basics for me... Starting with shining my sink tonite!

Administrator Spark Team FLYbabies - Taking steps to organize an overwhelming mess in my home and my life one babystep at a time!
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11/18/14 1:16 A

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I like: Only Handle it Once. Great habit to make.
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11/11/14 1:53 P

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Remember, not everyone is born organized. Some of us get easily Sidetracked. We need to follow the Daily Flight Plan. It is so worth it. Don't forget...YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GET IT ALL DONE TODAY. Set the timer for 10 minutes and go to it.

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8/24/13 2:05 P

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still not quite in the habit of everything, but trying. I've got a few things organized at least so far.

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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so far, so good...

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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I am officially starting my new schedule today. I'm hoping others will help me out and make sure I get into a great routine.

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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5/29/12 8:28 P

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Even this was posted quite some time ago, some things never change.. :)

Thank you for the reminders!

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5/31/11 4:30 P

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I use the 15 min of cleaning timer stuff on the weekends. I really need to adapt it to daily life. Cuz the house just isn't cleaning itself darn it!

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I am not an organized person.'m a clutter bug.Thats why i am logged on here.

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9/25/10 9:29 A

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I love this thread. I was away for awhile, and spent last week just catching up on things and doing baby steps again with the house.

But come Monday I am back on track.

My name is Martha.
My new ticker shows me slow as a bunny and going up and down . I want to level out!

2003 : began WW 47 # heavier than now .


"Which we hope ever to do with ease we must first learn to do with diligence."

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9/25/10 8:46 A

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My aunt and uncle were both BO's. I remember when I was about 10 years old being there for a Christmas party and we were sitting on a sofa, a cousin and I, eating a piece of shortbread apiece. There were a few crumbs on our area of the couch, but tiny crumbs, not chunks... My uncle made us lift up our hems, hold the front of our dresses out, so we didn't drop any more, walk right out back on the grass (still remember him saying loudly 'No! NOT the concrete!' ) My aunt got a dustpan and brush and swept the sofa, even pulling out the cushions in case a rebel crumb had sneaked under one of them. Not one of my happier memories, lol. Sad thing is I can remember very little else about those relatives of mine... I will definitely not be remembered for my cleanliness fetish, lol.

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8/15/10 6:57 P

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Yes, they are the ones that have house so clean, you can drop in on them anytime.

Personal Motto: There, but for the grace of God, goeth I.


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8/14/10 11:23 P

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There really are people who are born organized???? Sure not me, but flylady has helped me enormously.

My name is Martha.
My new ticker shows me slow as a bunny and going up and down . I want to level out!

2003 : began WW 47 # heavier than now .


"Which we hope ever to do with ease we must first learn to do with diligence."

Samuel Johnson

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8/14/10 11:07 P

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Born Organized.

Personal Motto: There, but for the grace of God, goeth I.


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8/12/10 6:59 P

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What's BO`?????

I've been flying for awhile now, and a sparker for even longer. have to admit I'm checking out the three flylady teams I have found to see which one suits me best.

Martha

My name is Martha.
My new ticker shows me slow as a bunny and going up and down . I want to level out!

2003 : began WW 47 # heavier than now .


"Which we hope ever to do with ease we must first learn to do with diligence."

Samuel Johnson

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GODINMYHEART's Photo GODINMYHEART Posts: 1,689
11/12/09 4:33 P

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don't have any BO around, but will take the advice just in case!

KATTY- URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA

Anne Lewis:
Here are four ways God answers prayer:
1.) No, not yet
2.) No, I love you too much;
3.) Yes, I thought you'd never ask;
4.) Yes, and here's more
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11/12/09 3:06 A

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Just a word of advise. NEVER ask a BO to come help you conquer Mount Washmore! They NEVER get distracted or need breaks. LOL because of pure exhaustion.

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11/5/09 6:30 P

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I am so glad for you!!! It feels so great when we finally learn to start letting go of the perfectionism! One of FLYLADY's biggest lessons I learnt!

KATTY- URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA

Anne Lewis:
Here are four ways God answers prayer:
1.) No, not yet
2.) No, I love you too much;
3.) Yes, I thought you'd never ask;
4.) Yes, and here's more
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11/2/09 8:21 P

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I am so excited that my family is beginning to help me with the routines and I have let go (somewhat) of my perfectionism.
Next goal is to conquer the Halloween stuff and Mount Washmore.

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10/11/09 7:28 P

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I signed up with Big Tent, and get her messages through it. It doesn't seem to be much of a difference, except now we can respond to the message if we want, and the responses are left on a message board for all to see.

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I haven't. I don't want more stuff in my inbox. i just keep receiving the dail digest. I'll post more basics when I have more time.

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Anne Lewis:
Here are four ways God answers prayer:
1.) No, not yet
2.) No, I love you too much;
3.) Yes, I thought you'd never ask;
4.) Yes, and here's more
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10/10/09 9:05 P

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Thanks for these basics. Having been exposed to Flylady emails for years there's a lot of fly-info cluttering my mind, and its good to have this to as a place to re-start.

Anyone tried the bigtent thing?

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9/28/09 10:50 A

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glad they are of help Jeyne!

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Anne Lewis:
Here are four ways God answers prayer:
1.) No, not yet
2.) No, I love you too much;
3.) Yes, I thought you'd never ask;
4.) Yes, and here's more
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I have let my FLYLADY principals go by the board. Today I have decided to start flying again. The basics that Katty has set out for are very sensible ones to go by. Thank you Katty.

Now to go and shine my sink.


Jenye

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8/23/09 2:00 P

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FLY

Finally Love Yourself!

You have been spending most of your life doing things for Others - making your parents happy, your teachers happy, your boss happy, your spouse happy, your children happy, your in-laws happy: now take time to make You happy! Take care of Yourself.

Tweak: I have not been worrying as much about the children, and what they are doing. I am allowing my older children to leave home go to college, etc. I am buying Me new clothes, taking time to read for Me, and sleeping when I need it. I also joined this fantastic site called SparkPeople to help Me loose weight!


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8/18/09 9:25 A

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Here is a simple set of BabySteps to start you on a FLY Foot everyday!!

1. Go Shine Your Sink: Do not wait till later! Do it Now!

2. Get dressed to lace up shoes! MORNING ROUTINE

3. Fix your hair and face! MORNING ROUTINE

4. Make your bed. MORNING ROUTINE

5. Set your timer for 5 minutes and start clearing off and putting away some items in one Hot Spot.

6. Each hour, sit down and rest for 10 minutes. Set a timer!

7. Limit your computer, telephone and TV time.

8. Put on some perky music.

9. Do a very small BEFORE BED ROUTINE (lay out clothes, Check calendar, brush teeth)Write it down!

10. Go to bed at a decent hour!

11. Keep repeating to yourself; I am not behind! My home did not get dirty in a day and it will not get clean over night.

Keep it simple: Less is more!!! Progress Not Perfection!


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Anne Lewis:
Here are four ways God answers prayer:
1.) No, not yet
2.) No, I love you too much;
3.) Yes, I thought you'd never ask;
4.) Yes, and here's more
Team leader at
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5 MIN ROOM RESCUE

Spend 5 minutes clearing the path in your worst room.
5 minutes a day for the next 27 days.

My tweak: since I don't have a "worst room" -my home is too little to afford to have a worst room! LOL- I've used the 5 Min Room Rescue to
⇒ clean my email box (saved emails, emails to answer, etc).
⇒ keep the clutter under control. I don't need to spend the 15 min decluttering any more. But clutter finds a way in my home anyway. So,when I see an area in my home that feels uncomfortable, I know clutter has made itself at home there. I do a 5MRR to regain control over that area.

For example, my sweaters drawer is overflowing and so it is difficult to put a clean sweater there, or find a sweater I need, or even close the drawer!. I do a 5MRR to go through my sweaters and pick the ones that need a new home with somebody else who will wear them.

Edited by: GODINMYHEART at: 8/16/2009 (21:07)
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Anne Lewis:
Here are four ways God answers prayer:
1.) No, not yet
2.) No, I love you too much;
3.) Yes, I thought you'd never ask;
4.) Yes, and here's more
Team leader at
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HOW DO THE BASICS CONNECT?

→You have a MORNING ROUTINE.

→Then you go about your day. Each day you have a special set of tasks which is the same each week. THis is called BASIC WEEKLY PLAN. To help you create your BWP, you can use the WEEKLY CHECKLIST.

→If you're just starting (or even starting over), you then DECLUTTER FOR 15 MINUTES.

If you're not new to Flylady, have decluttered already and have all your routines in automatic mode, you do the ZONE WORK, and the ZONE MISSION.

→Finally, you have the BEFORE BED ROUTINE.

All what is written in capital needs to be explained/detailed, but that's for another post so it doesn't overwhelm.

The good thing about this system is, at a point it gets automatic and you don't even think about them, you just do them as if you had always done it like that!

Edited by: GODINMYHEART at: 8/16/2009 (21:27)
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Anne Lewis:
Here are four ways God answers prayer:
1.) No, not yet
2.) No, I love you too much;
3.) Yes, I thought you'd never ask;
4.) Yes, and here's more
Team leader at
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8/16/09 12:01 A

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Babysteps.
You didn't learn to walk all in one day - you took babysteps and built up to the large steps you take today. Apply this to your housework & finances.
Do a little at a time, and don't worry if you still need to do more to finish - you began and will bit by bit accomplish the whole deal.

My Tweak: Whenever I do something, I don't worry if I don't do the whole thing. I swept the walkway of the kitchen, and the walkway of the livingroom. That accomplished alot, although I didn't sweep under the sofa, or in all the corners, and so on. I at least got rid of a bunch of stuff.

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OHIO

ONLY HANDLE IT ONCE

this is most useful for paper stuff but it can be applied to most anything.

The idea is, once you have something in your hands, deal with it immediately or it will become a task.

EXAMPLE:
When I receive my credit cards statement, I pull it from the envelope, throw the envelope to the trash and put the statement with my other expenses to be paid. All in one go.

Or, if I receive email that needs an answer, I answer immediately, even if it has to be brief, so I don't have to deal with it again.

or, with laundry: I take it from the drying rack, fold it (my clothes in one pile, my dd's in another),take it upstairs and put the clothes in their drawers/hangers. All in one go.

The way I used to do it, I would have clothes taking up space in the chairs in the kitchen for some days, then those clothes would move to a chair in my bedroom and stay there for some more days, and one week after being taken from the rack, they would finally go to their places.Or be used before they ever made it to their places!

KATTY- URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA

Anne Lewis:
Here are four ways God answers prayer:
1.) No, not yet
2.) No, I love you too much;
3.) Yes, I thought you'd never ask;
4.) Yes, and here's more
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Thanx for providing this. This will help Me alot.

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John Maxwell, author and public speaker

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
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Some members of the team are new to Flylady, and some others may need a quick dust of their knowledge.
So, why don't we post here the very basic stuff from Flylady?
Please do it like this.

ACRONYM
LONG NAME
BRIEF EXPLANATION
TWEAK


For example:

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WHB
WEEKLY HOME BLESSING
It's a set of 7 activities you do once a week and it is part of your BASIC WEEKLY PLAN.
Toss old magazines.
Change sheets.
Empty all the trash.
Vacuum all rooms.
Mop kitchen and bath.
Clean mirrors and doors.
Feather Dust furniture.
You take 10 minutes to work on each activity. when the 10 min are over, you leave it and do the next activity. Some things take much less than that time, so you end everything in less than an hour.
The idea is not to complete the task in those 10 min but to DEDICATE 10 MIN TO THAT TASK.

MY TWEAK:
I broke the WHB in several days instead of one so I knew that:
Monday I sweep
Tuesday I mop
Wednesday I dust
Thursday I clean mirrors
Friday I clean doors
Saturday is free
Sunday I change the sheets

The trash can be emptied daily where I live, and I do.
I do not have many unused magazines as I got rid of most in a decluttering session. I toss catalogs as they read them.

Edited by: GODINMYHEART at: 8/16/2009 (21:30)
KATTY- URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA

Anne Lewis:
Here are four ways God answers prayer:
1.) No, not yet
2.) No, I love you too much;
3.) Yes, I thought you'd never ask;
4.) Yes, and here's more
Team leader at
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