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    #86768 - 10/06/10 05:34 PM Re: FlyLady Experiment [Re: kcab]
    DeHe Offline
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    Registered: 08/07/10
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    The ultimate flylady test - we're moving!!!!! Cue scary music. Actually I am oddly excited in that now I HAVE to clean everything and sort and throw stuff out. So by some point in 2011 I will only have stuff I love, I need, or fits into very narrowly proscribed criteria for being saved!!!
    But I do fear going into the back of some closets that I haven't been into since we moved in here!!!

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    #86784 - 10/07/10 03:31 AM Re: FlyLady Experiment [Re: Grinity]
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    Onthegomom - I've been doing the flylady thing for years now. I really have found it incredibly useful to me.

    kcab - it was amazing how much of a difference it made. It's just paper but it felt really good. smile

    DeHe - I found flylady things really helped with our move interstate. She has something on her website and I used that a lot. And yes, we got rid of HEAPS of things when we moved. It was great. Good luck with your move!


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    #86802 - 10/07/10 06:57 AM Re: FlyLady Experiment [Re: Grinity]
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    DeHe- Good luck with your move, and I love your vision of your new life.

    Kcab - good for your for saying: 'This is who I am right now - this is who I am not right now' by throwing away those papers that no longer make you smile. How sweet that your daughter loves your early work. I like to digitize that sort of thing when it gets too large. I love your flexibility to move on to another part of the house when you weren't sure - there is always another part of the house to do, so why not?

    GeoMamma - ((happy dance for you!))

    OTG - I'm sure you are doing 'flylady' in a way that is just right for you. The Fly is big into going slow and establishing routines before adding new steps to the dance - which sounds exactly like your plan to me.

    I looked around my house today and it was so NEAT! Very nurturing. Hummmm.

    Blissed Out,
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    #86985 - 10/09/10 12:59 PM Re: FlyLady Experiment [Re: Grinity]
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    Originally Posted By: Grinity
    OTG - I'm sure you are doing 'flylady' in a way that is just right for you. The Fly is big into going slow and establishing routines before adding new steps to the dance - which sounds exactly like your plan to me.


    I quess that's true.

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    #91400 - 12/21/10 01:21 PM Re: FlyLady Experiment [Re: Grinity]
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    This thread happened live at the end of my pregnancy. I couldn't keep up. With the daily suggestions. I could hardly keep up with the bare necessities, feed the family. Take out the trash. Do the dishes. Change the diapers. I was overweight, dizzy, exhausted, and could barely move. I tried to do what I could as I could and flylady's 15 minutes at a time thing made everything better than it would have been otherwise. As I recovered from giving birth I did more of the flylady's routines while I was getting stronger everyday. Now it's close to 3 months later and I'm fine. I even ride a bicycle w/kid's trailer a few blocks to the post office. I'm recovered health-wise. I did a fly-lady style crisis clean, tackled my washmore. Dust the zones. The house ain't perfect but there's consistent improvement. I almost went through and did an old-fashioned three day straight scrub-a-thon where my house becomes spotless. I considered it. With my old way of doing things i was more efficient and better and produced a spotless clean. But there were days that the house got bad enough I'd hope nobody came over unannounced. With the flylady routines I should always be comfortable if somebody shows up to my house unexpected. for now I'm going to stick with trying to improve my consistency in following the flylady routines and establishing my perfecting cleaning habits rather than cleaning my house perfectly. And this is one major life change in myself from a gifted child's mind to a gifted mommy's mind. Cocoon
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    #91401 - 12/21/10 01:22 PM Re: FlyLady Experiment [Re: Grinity]
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    Thanks Grinnity, I'm going to dub you a guide or a guru. <3
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    #91410 - 12/21/10 04:33 PM Re: FlyLady Experiment [Re: Grinity]
    Grinity Offline
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    La Tex - I woke up thinking about this very thread! I'm so proud of you for the babysteps and flywashing you are experiencing. I can't believe you are in such good shape with a little 3 month old in the house - WOW!

    I started the thread to help me through my son being away at boarding school for the first time. He came home for winter break last weekend and I was just thinking how I'm sticking to my routines independently of his whereabouts, and I'm so proud of me.

    F-L-Y stands for finally loving myself! I don't call it the 'empty nest' I call it the 'slightly used, nurturing nest' and I'm right in the center of it.

    And DS14 is super-cute, super-mature, super-fun to have around. yippee!
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    #91488 - 12/23/10 04:23 PM Re: FlyLady Experiment [Re: Grinity]
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    Oh, I loved this tread - it kept me busy! smile

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    #91491 - 12/23/10 07:21 PM Re: FlyLady Experiment [Re: Grinity]
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    Registered: 12/23/10
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    I'm new around here, but I had to post. I watched the intro to Hoarders, stopped and went to the kitchen. Ran a huge load of silverware and glasses, found the bottom of the sink, scrubbed it clean, ran the disposer, and made dinner. Now I can relax and 'enjoy' Hoarders.

    I bought my first house in August and we are still surrounded by the boxes and have dropped into CHAOS. Maybe it's time to pick up FlyLady again.

    Thanks!

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    #91505 - 12/24/10 10:03 AM Re: FlyLady Experiment [Re: Grinity]
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    Registered: 11/02/10
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    Spoonie, that's hilarious, I just read this entire thread, I had never heard of Fly-lady before, but what a great idea! I may run through it just for fun even though I now live in a pretty spotless organized environment.

    My home was a never ending disaster zone while the kids were little and I just kept repeating the mantra "cleaning the house while the kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk while its still snowing". I have so many precious photos of my girls when they were little that I can never share due to the horrendous conditions in the background!

    I did always keep my bedroom and the living room picked up and vacuumed for my sanity zones but I never thought of the positive psychological effects on the whole family of overall cleanliness and order in the home.

    When I moved to a smaller place, I never could unpack most of my boxes and then I got remarried to a neat freak who already had a nicely furnished and immaculate home, so more of my stuff went into boxes. There definitely is something so harmonious and peaceful about a clean home, we now call it our tranquility base. I can't imagine how we got along in such chaos before!

    For over 5 years, I have had roughly 30 moving boxes in storage in a garage and the thoughts of going through them just made me cringe but I "just knew" there were precious and valuable things in those boxes so I couldn't bear to part with them. This year, I finally decided it had to be done, and I am proud to say I have taken 2 pick up truck loads to the goodwill and a ginormous load to the dump. I also found space in our tranquility base for a few things that I really love. I still have a little ways to go, but it feels so good to finally unload and let go. I just have to pick non-sentimental days to work on it or I'll spend a whole day in memory lane and end up sitting in huge pile of mementos that have to be repacked(!).

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