Originally Posted by fullofgrace
I hadn't heard of clean home before. Any updates on how it is working for those who signed up?
I switched from Flylady to Clean Home after reading this thread a few weeks ago. I like it better because I get fewer emails to ignore
and it's easier for me to keep up with. Thus I feel more successful at it, and I'm sticking with it better.If
you are the kind of person who can mostly keep up with fly lady, then I think that is the better program. You would get more "done". But over all, FL had just *way* to many emails and odd rules for me. I got overwhelmed and stopped doing most of it. Clean Home has more realistic expectations, and is good for keeping the clutter at bay as well as doing some major cleaning throughout the house. But it's up to you to know what to clean and how, which brings me to the one thing that FL did that I do
I liked Kelly's "missions" on Fly Lady -- sometimes I did them, often I didn't, but they got me to clean some areas that I tend to forget about or not notice, such as cleaning the bathroom waste basket or knocking down cobwebs in corners. These things were fast and easy, but I might not think to do them under normal curcumstances. The "why not do it now?" approach worked for me. Adding something like that once or twice a week would be my only suggestion to improve Clean Home. (Maybe I'll email her.)
If someone were just starting out, I'd recommend they look at the Fly Lady web site first. There is a lot of really good info there on getting started and why taking control of your home makes sense. But unless the person has plenty of time at home or likes to clean anyway, I'd recommend signing up
with Clean Home. The final reason I like CH better is that the woman running it seems more like me personally. She uses cloth diapers, tries to be environmentally aware, etc. It's a small thing -- not really relevant to keeping *my* house clean -- but I like it.