I cannot STAND flylady. I read her book, and thought a lot of the ideas were neat ones, in general, but largely I thought it was kind of neat to read someone's personal story like that.
When I looked online, and joined the mailing list, I could not believe how condescending she was, and how absurdly she thought that the ONLY way to be successful, was to do things exactly the way she had done them.
Guess what, lady? I'm not too pathetic to have a yard sale. Oh yes, she wrote a whole essay about how having yard sales would be a terrible idea---DO NOT DO IT, she repeats, DO NOT DO IT---because everyone would just fail, and then feel terrible about it, and then be another step back in the process. I've actually never wanted to have a yard sale, but I was offened at being told that I'm too pathetic to have one.
And I don't just dislike wearing shoes in the house, but I've never needed to have shoes on to feel ready to start the day. Not every needs every little thing this lady needs. I don't need a shiny sink. I need a clean sink. You know what I need so much more than a shiny sink? A made bed. Yup, a made bed makes all the difference FOR ME. I would never presume that a made bed makes all the difference for anyone else. It doesn't matter a lick to some people.
And storing things under beds is sacrilige to this lady too. Oh, no, it only makes it harder to clean under the bed, and besides, you'll just forget what's under there anyway. And if you don't have a place to store it "properly" then you probably don't need it anyway. I have to TOTALLY roll my eyes at ridiculous assumptions like that. She has No Clue what it's like to have to move from small apartment to small apartment every 2 years. I simply could not keep enough furniture for storage for reasonable things like, um, winter and summer clothes, or christmas decoractions. No, I'm not going to simply forget where I put the christmas decorations in our bitty apartment, and have to go buy all new ones. They're under the bed.