Is it too late to add to the discussion? I'm trying flylady (again). I find the web site very cluttered and difficult to get around in. The front page especially is overwhelming. Waaay too much information on one page for this dim bulb.
I'm jealous of those fly-ers who have actually succeeded in making a routine and are keeping their homes clean and uncluttered.
1)Has anyone actually made a "control journal"?
2)Anyone dealing with a compulsive collecting husband? Or child?
Dh is far from obsessive compulsive. But he seems to have a real problem getting rid of t-shirts. He has probaby 30 crammed in one drawer. And little broken things: key chains, lanyards, watch links, pens, mechanical pencils. And receipts!! Oh, don't even start on receipts. He thinks that because maybe 5% of them are necessary for tax purposes, he should just dump his pockets at the end of the day, and maybe he'll get to sorting them later. So it all piles up on top of the dresser.
Sorry! Didn't mean to get so far off topic!
3) So, you (if you want to) print off the pages about Zone 1-5 and put it in your own three-ring binder, right? And add the detailed cleaning list, too. This is so you don't have to rely on the emails?
4) And regarding the emails: does this work best for people who check their email throughout the day? It's kinda goofy, being on the West coast, getting a prompt to start my bed time routine in the early evening. Or reading the reminder to put my shoes on when I finally get a chance to check email at 1:00pm. I'm being kind of literal here, I think.
I guess if it's going to work I'm going to have to adjust the routine to fit my personality/needs. Which is what Julie Morgenstern points out in "Organizing from the Inside Out".