Wednesday, 6 September 2006
"Are YOU living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) like Franny in the pink sweats? Do you feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn? Hopeless and you don't know where to start? Don't worry friend, we've been there, too.
Step through the door and follow FlyLady as she weaves her way through housecleaning and organizing tips with homespun humor, daily musings about life and love, the Sidetracked Home Executives (SHE™) system, and anything else that is on her mind."
I joined the flylady support group about a month ago. I am a pretty messy untidy person, and rebel at the slightest whiff of routine, timetable or schedule, but I have to admit I quite like Flylady. I get a daily digest email every day and pick and choose the bits I fancy taking onboard. this is probably not how you are supposed to do it, but hey, its 'babysteps' (one of her catchphrases!).
Some of my favourite bits are to do short bursts of jobs, do something just for 10 minutes, like hoover, dust, etc, then switch to something else. I also like that she encourages us to use our best stuff for our own enjoyment 'treat your family like they are company', use the best china so it has memories for your children and it will make it even more special, wear your best underwear, enjoy using the special precious things you own. what lovely advice.
Since school started back (I know its only been two days) I have laid out the childrens clothes for the next day, prepared their sandwiches (I used to sometimes do it in the morning rushing) and got eveything ready the night before, including my clothes, and it does seem easier in the morning. and we havent been late yet.
I dont think I will ever be tidy, even when I dont have the kids as an excuse, but I am enjoying the little pools of tidiness and organisation I can create. Its a bit dorky, but kind of fun in a weird way, go on, sign up!