I love flylady. I've been doing it (off and on
) for over a year.
My favorite thing is the 5 minute rescue. I have cleaned out closets, drawers, my laundry room, etc. 5 minutes at a time.
I'm one of those people who loves to check things off my list, so I love putting 5MR in my organizer and then getting to check something off after 5 minutes. And those minutes really do add up. The trick, I've found, is that 5MR really doesn't work in living areas where family members leave stuff as soon as you can pick it up. It works better for more remote areas..like cabinets, closets, etc. But, when I open my bathroom cabinet for instance, I love how decluttered it is. It's a great feeling!
For the living areas, I find Flylady's Crisis Cleaning to be helpful. I didn't think I would, because before, I wanted to completely finish one room before starting another. But I have found that doing 15 minute speed cleanings in each zone/room and then moving to another really breaks up the monotony.
Once my house was relatively clean and decluttered, I really loved Flylady because I find what her system does best is helps me to maintain
what I've accomplished by keeping it clean (hot spots, routines, missions, etc.).
But...alas...now I've become a fallen flybaby and here's why:
I am five weeks from delivering my first child and it seems with every passing day I fall further and further away from organization and peace of mind, as far as my home goes. I haven't looked at my (homemade) control binder in a month, haven't been doing my routines, and haven't done my weekly house bledding for 2 weeks. Now the dust is starting to show, my carpets long for a vacuum, and I just fall deeper and deeper into sloth. And now I'm in a downward spiral...I feel quilty that I've let things slide, so I get depressed and without energy, so I don't do anything to fix it, so I feel even more guilty. It goes on and on and on...
I know that if I would just get out my binder and start checking things off, I'd feel better...but I haven't done it yet!!