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post #41 of 51
Anyone up for sharing some pictures so we can comiserate together? When I get back home I'll take a few of my 'bad spots' lol...
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by adtake View Post
Anyone up for sharing some pictures so we can comiserate together? When I get back home I'll take a few of my 'bad spots' lol...
I don't know about that. Do you want to hear how much of an awful perfectionist I am? I don't have current pictures on file (nor a current house inventory) for insurance, even though that was my New Year's resolution in 2007!

Do you know why I don't have pictures? Because the house never looks "perfect" enough to photograph!
post #43 of 51
Whatever works for folks...but I thought I'd chime in that I've heard flylady say that she doesn't encourage before and after photos. Documenting the chaos makes you focus on the big picture of how bad things are. Then you feel even worse and more overwhelmed. Flylady holds your hand while you focus on the little picture. Just spending 15 minutes decluttering, or shining your sink daily.
post #44 of 51
didn't mean to fluff everyones feathers....
post #45 of 51
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Originally Posted by adtake View Post
didn't mean to fluff everyones feathers....
I'm not sure if you're talking about me, but my feathers are smooth ...I just wanted to share about the flylady philosophy in case you weren't familiar with it .
post #46 of 51
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i love flylady. it works when i do it

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Same here 00
post #47 of 51
I really love Flylady. I am laughing at the OP who felt like talking too much about it made her feel like a cult member, because I feel much the same way. :-) But it's really helped me let go of a lot of guilt issues about getting rid of things, a lot of anxiety about my house and my own abilities as a housekeeper, a lot of perfectionsim (although there's still a way to go on that.)

I don't do everything lockstep with Flylady, but I do agree that it makes life easier to have a basic schedule for cleaning, to do a little bit of decluttering at a time, to have routines established, etc. Once an area gets mostly decluttered and cleaned up it's not going to be "done forever". But I do sort of rotate through zones, so I will do more effort in one specific place, and then the next time I pass through there it's a lower, maintenance level of decluttering and cleaning, rather than a huge overwhelming wreck.

DH and I were talking about this at dinner last night, how much Flylady has really changed our approach and our life. I (we both) used to be waaay more disorganized and cluttery and my all-or-nothing approach made cleaning a huge ordeal. We used to really want a clean house but not know really how to get there, and we'd both together spend a huge proportion of every weekend cleaning. Now I clean less but my house is actually a lot cleaner, even with a kid! Neither of us did any cleaning this weekend, and there are some things around where they shouldn't be (toys, shoes, papers, etc.) but nothing that will take more than about 20 minutes for me to pick up and the house looks basically clean.
post #48 of 51

Dumb Question...

So, is there a good "general overview" type thing on her website anywhere?? I looked around and found the list of baby steps, and that you can sign up for daily emails. Is that what you all mean when you talk about "starting with" flylady?

Thanks!!
post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by milletpuff View Post
So, is there a good "general overview" type thing on her website anywhere??
This is the overview of the whole system. But you are supposed to start with the babysteps when you're starting, not try to implement the whole system.
post #50 of 51
It's the beginning of a new week ... and I'm back in!
post #51 of 51
Hi all. I'm joining. I haven't even looked at her site but after reading this thread I think I'm sold.
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