I want to sub here too
I re-joined Flylady a few weeks ago and it's going well. I know not everyone likes her but it works for me. When I do it
I don't pay attention to the email reminders but I read most of the testimonials and her essays. It's more the system and the ideas that help me. The "you can do anything for 15 minutes" idea and her lectures about how perfectionism is a bad thing both really inspire me.
The SHE index card system is where Flylady started. She talks alot about that and often mentions that it's their system, not hers, she just converted it to the computer.
The last few days I've been thinking I might want to try the index card system myself. Right now I have my control journal on the computer and when I have a huge list to do I print it out, but I think index cards in a pretty box would work better. I like the idea of being able to put a card in the "done" section. Sounds like it would be satisfying
As for laundry (the discussion from a month ago,
) I do a load every day. I wash everyone's stuff together, I just sort it by color. And every few days I do the kitchen towels. We don't have a dryer so I can't get too behind. No knocking out 4 loads of laundry when you line dry. Though on a sunny summer day I can sometimes get 2 or 3 if I have to. In winter, or on rainy days, when I dry things on a line in the basement, it takes a full day for things to dry. Also, for me, the worst part of laundry is the folding and putting away. Because of that I'd rather do a little every day than do a huge amount at one time.
I also really try to get the kids involved in a fun way.
But when it comes to really trashed messes, that's my dh's job. I just can't do it. I see a huge mess and my mind freaks, I start to panic, I don't know where to start. I eventually find myself standing in the kitchen with chocolate in my hand, not knowing how I got there
Dh doesn't get it. He says you just pick something and start. He doesn't do maintenence though, so we're a good team. He cleans the huge messes, I keep them up afterward
My house is still a work in progress but I'm happy with how it's improved over the past few weeks
Now to keep it up