Welcome to my little broom closet
My house has been a mess for years. I have tried many many things
to try and get it cleaned up. In the past the best thing I found was a
version of the SHE system by Pam
and Peggy. I used it and it did make a difference, but was not QUITE
right for me. Right before Christmas I met a FABULOUS,
BOSSY woman who goes by the nickname Flylady while the computer.
She kicked me into high gear!! Through her I learned about changing
my cards into lists (which has always been best for me). I am still
fine tuning this, but have had SO MANY requests for my old chore list that
I needed to get this up for you. Now remember I am still new and
alot of this and still working with my mentor, so things here are not written
in stone and *GASP* I might have made a mistake or two.
If you would like to join the Flylady's mentoring group also, just email
The two most important lists I have are my:
Now that your house is getting better, and believe me it will, just doing
your morning and evening routines, it is time to read another important
wisdom from my mentor Flylady
From this I created this message that I posted all over the house
After I got my morning and evening routines down she added in a few others:
Next we divided our house into Zones. Currently she has everyone
divided up using her Zones for simplicity sake. I will add the detail cleaning
lists for these Zones as we get to them.. You work on Zones from one week
to the next. Week one and five are generally short weeks. Zone
1 begins on the fist of the month and Zone 2 begins on Monday. So for instance
in Jan Zone 1 was only 2 days long. Don't worry about getting to
everything, eventually you will!!
Before you begin Zone cleaning, you need to declutter. As the zone
area come through the calendar work at decluttering in your zone cleaning
area. A simple way to get started and a quite painless way is to
throw out 27 items and give away 27 items at a time.
Decluttering the easy way from the Flylady
"Take a garbage bag and go through the house and gather up 27 items to
throw away. Do it now and do it as fast as you can.
Next take a box and gather up 27 item to give away. Box them up and
take it to the car right now. Do not pass go and take it straight to the
thrift shop tomorrow."
Items to purge.
Things you hate
Just plain butt ugly items
A gift you dislike.
any thing that gives you a bad feeling when you see it.
piles that are causing guilt
Why 27 items? According to Fung Shui they say that to move multiples
of 9 you create good CHI in your home.
Also I read 9 step to Financial Freedom my Suze Ormand. She recommend
this method to get rid of clutter, one box at at time.
Order of importance:
1. Daily routines come first
2. Then your weekly cleaning routine
3. Then you zone clean or declutter.
You have to do them in order for your home to keep looking great. Don't
start to pull out stuff if the house is turned upside down. Put it together
first, then clean in small areas. Pulling out and putting away as you go.
Well that is all for now.. I will add more as i learn more. Remember,
do the best you can and even if you dont get everything done, it is more
than you did previously!!! Good luck.
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