I'm on day 7 of beginner babysteps, and my house hasn't ever been this clean. I think I'm in .
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5/7/08 at 6:55pm
I've used her off and on for years, though I've never yet stuck to it fully. However a lot of her ideas and methods have rubbed off ... her "flywashing" does have an effect.
The most helpful thing of all for me was the change in attitude. I really did go from resenting all the housework to seeing it as blessing my home and my family. Even if I gained nothing more from her than that, it was worth it.
Also, I don't get as overwhelmed by the house as I used to, when life does intrude... sickness, extra busy times, traumas and dramas etc. The fact that I know I can always go back to the Flylady system helps me cope much better when life throws me a wobbly ball .
I've always been fairly organized and un-cluttered, so probably use her more for inspiration and discipline. But for anyone who simply doesn't know where to start, she seems to be a real life-saver.
The biggest thing I've learned from her is, "Housework worth doing is worth doing half-assed" or something like that, I'm sure she doesn't say "half-assed" but that's how I remember it Used to be, if I didn't have time to spend an hour mopping the floor, I wouldnt' do it. Now, I mop quickly, get it pretty clean, and move on. Our floor is cleaner and I'm happier. Win win situation.
|"Housework worth doing is worth doing half-assed" or something like that, I'm sure she doesn't say "half-assed" but that's how I remember it|