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#1 of 3 Old 04-06-2005, 04:57 PM
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I've been trying to FLY since before Christmas and I'm doing an OK job on routines and decluttering. And the house is certainly a whole lot cleaner than it used to be. But I'm having trouble with the whole zone thing. Anyone else do Flylady without the zones and, if so, how do you modify things? I have so little time left after working with the basics that I always have a backlog of important cleaning projects that need to be done, but they never seem to be in the right zone. So I feel like I should put them off until its the right week, but by then other prioirities have taken over.
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#2 of 3 Old 04-06-2005, 06:24 PM
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I kind of follow her zones but I have modified them to fit our home. For example, our master bedroom rarely needs anything so that week I do all the bedrooms. The week when she does the bathroom, I do both bathrooms and the laundry room. I am still trying to modify it or adapt it to work well for me. I also have a list of projects and sometimes I just give myself credit for spending 15 minutes on any project, regardless of what room it's in. If her suggestion for the day applies to me or needs to be done at my house, then I do it. Otherwise I do my own thing. Sorry if I'm rambling. Just do whatever works for you.

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I read through her zone missions but I don't do all of them. If something needs doing and I actually have the initiative to do it, then it "counts" as my 15 minutes of cleaning that day, regardless of what zone it's in.

I use the zone cleaning missions as ideas for when I'm not sure what to do- either the entire house is out of control and I don't know where to begin or the whole house is IN control and nothing seems "pressing."

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