Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fly Lady - Day 2

So Day one of my new organised existence went well. The only thing you have to do in Day 1 is go to bed with a shiny and clean sink. I admit, it did feel nice. :) I will admit there was a mug in it as I had a late hot chocolate, but I am not going to beat myself up over that. One mug is nothing. I will admit I used to often go a whole week without doing dishes. I have been known to either
a) Wash one plate, knife and fork so I can eat a meal, or
b) Order take away because I have no clean dishes.

Eeek! LOL

Luckily I no longer have enough dishes to be able to do that as we have recently given away a lot of things to the Salvos Shop. But even if I did, I don't want to.

The premise of Fly Lady is that it is easier to *keep* a house clean and organised than it is to actually clean and organise it. And it breaks the initial orgnaising process down into baby steps.

So for Day 2 all you have to do (as well as keeping your sink shiny) is get dressed first thing, all the way to shoes, hair and make-up (if I had any hair and if I wore any make up). :)

Now on a week day this is really not an issue. I get up, shower, get dressed, then stumble to work. On a weekend this is more difficult. I have been know to wait until lunch time to shower.  And I do NOT wear shoes at home. I hate them.

But... In the interest of being organised on the weekends I will make an effort to shower and get dressed upon waking. :)

The other thing I did last night was a 15 minute blitz. Because I have just moved I have a lot of unpacking and sorting to do. Fly Lady suggest breaking it down into small chunks so it does not seem so impossible. So I set myself 15 minutes in the sewing room. You should start at the door and work your way in.

I was actually amazed at how much I got done in just 15 minutes. The entry is clear, and the path to the shelves is clear. There are things in the shelves and also in the cubes. There is a rubbish bag on the floor that is half full already. I will do another 15 minutes tonight after the grocery shopping.

My plan is to have that room completely clear by Saturday night so Sunday I can do a run to the Storage Shed and bring back a load so I can start unpacking boxes from there. I also plan on taking my things to the Salvos Shop on the weekend as that will clear some space. I will hopefully be there a few times during this process. :)

I am really enjoying setting up this new house, and I truly hope we will be there for a while. :)



creativedawn said...

Oh boy, you sound as though you are really having fun with the keeping a house clean thingy, lol! This might give you a chuckle; I do get up, shower with something yummy and then put on pjs! lol...


sassy said...

I hope you are loving your new house Kylie.
I'm a big believer in short and sharp bursts of cleaning. I've heard of the fly lady but if I were to get an email like that everyday it would just make me stressed!!
Good luck with it:)