I like Flylady's system, but her over-gushiness (I'm NOT the touchy-feely type!) plus all the pushing of her products makes me nuts. After several years of trying to get it to work, I've come to the realization that the household notebook is too bulky for me.
I'm switching (just did it today) to the 3x5 card file system developed by Pam & Peggy "The Slob Sisters" - Flylady actually got developed her own take on their system with their permission. Their book is Sidetracked Home Executives: From Pigpen to Paradise.
Flylady really is for those of us who are perfectionists - which I definitely am NOT! Motivation is more my issue.
This SHE related article on from the OrganizedHome.com website editor (different from Pam & Peggy) is very good. Get the SHE book from the library (it's a quick read) and use the "21 Essays to SHEs" to get you started (the article tweaks the card file some from the book).http://shesorganized.organizedhome.com/
What you need to do the card file:
3x5 card file box ($2)
white 3x5 cards ($1)
pastel colored 3x5 cards (2x$1 at Target - need 2 packs to have enough of the specific colors)
3x5 card dividers - these were the most expensive part. I got a pack of 100 divider cards at Staples for about $6. I also bought the alphabet ones for $6. Should have just bought the blank ones and wrote all my own cards, but oh, well, learned my lesson. Didn't realize that until I'd gotten home and written everything.
Note: Target didn't have the card file box (just a plastic one) or the dividers. Had to go to Staples for those. Target was a much better source for the 3x5 cards themselves. Target had 100 card packs, while Staples only had 300+ card packs. Turns out Staples only has the 100 card packs at back-to-school time. The 300+ card packs were much more than I needed.