February Fledglings FLYing High

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Welcome to the February Fledgling FLYers thread

... where we (loosely) follow the step-by-step Flylady housekeeping system (in our own, unique, relaxed style) with lots of wine and chatting along the way.

This little-and-often system is designed so that we can follow a series of steps and routines each day (which gradually become second nature) in weekly designated zones of the house; defining and minimising housework - which in theory should leave us with more time to do other, more interesting things instead!

At the same time it is intended to reduce that panicky "rabbit in headlights" feeling we get when we are overwhelmed and everything needs doing all at once.

To avoid being inundated with details, we advise not signing up to the Big Tent

We are in the process of following Flylady's steps and routines using a three-pronged approach (dependent on the stage everyone is at):

- start or repeat baby steps

- repeat baby steps + do 15 mins a day decluttering in the current zone

- reinforce babysteps and do daily missions if you have finished decluttering.

[And if you are really enthusiastic and have finished decluttering - you can go on to detailed deep cleaning in each zone.]

Flylady site here

Don't worry if you are behind; just jump right back in and it will all come around next month again anyway!

All the links for the babysteps and missions will be posted here every day and we'll all be here to cheer each other on.

thanks to SC for leading us through January and for the brilliant OP I've just cut and pasted grin.

So come along in and park your dusters ready for Feb!

I'm in! Thanks Blue and thanks SC for Jan.

GoingGoingGoth Wed 30-Jan-13 23:11:19

Thanks Blue Marking place for February.

January has gone so quickly! Must be your excellent leadership SC grin

<slinks back in quietly>

SilveryMoon Wed 30-Jan-13 23:22:45

Marking place. Seeing as it's not actually February until Friday, where do Thursdays posts go?
I haven't posted on 2 fly threads since they were being done daily!

ToffeeWhirl Thu 31-Jan-13 00:25:53

Thanks for this, Blue.

And thank you also to SC for guiding us through January thanks.

superfluouscurves Thu 31-Jan-13 00:40:59

Thanks for thanks everyone and mahoosive thanks to Blue for new thread!

Blue btw - posted this on old thread - but doing so here as well in case you miss it - how to make dinosaur bones

Silvery we will be starting here officially on Friday - the 1st of the month. Feel free to post on Jan thread throughout Thurs

Goth Thanks but I'm afraid leadership only extended as far as written posts - I've been a woeful Flyer in reality this month ..but ...as Just said recently ..

"February is the new January" and all that grin!!!

Waves to Wewereherefirst, Toffee, Whoknows and eveyrone else!

MercuryRising Thu 31-Jan-13 06:17:47

Enthusiastic wing flaps to all smile

February is definitely the new January! And Im hoping I will manage to fly for all 28 days and not keep falling off the fly wagonhmm

Jdub Thu 31-Jan-13 09:54:08

Armed and ready for the February Fly Fest!!!

feetheart Thu 31-Jan-13 10:19:53

I'm in - January wasn't too bad but February will be fantastic <<ever hopeful smile>>

Thank you so much for great leadership in January SC thanks and Blue for taking over the reins for February.

Snowgirl1 Thu 31-Jan-13 10:42:24

Morning all - I'm marking my spot.

thanks to SC for her posts which helped me work out this flying stuff, without which I would have given up weeks ago.

LillethTheCat Thu 31-Jan-13 13:39:38

Just marking place

Silvery Ive just posted todays lists on Jans thread and will post anything about tomorrow on here.

Thanks Blue for this thread and thanks SC for Jan thread.

Happy Flying everybody.

NickNacks Thu 31-Jan-13 15:59:27

Hello one and all!

I'm sorry I dipped out of the feb thread it was just too busy for me! pathetic

Anyway flying is going great, mainly down to the introduction of my lovely cleaner smile even more pathetic

Thank you blue for leading is this month, and waves to everyone else smile

superfluouscurves Thu 31-Jan-13 17:09:02

Thanks for lovely flowers and thanks eveyrone [faddles about with vase and water whilst humming gratefully] smile

Not pathetic at all Nicknacks - great cleaner is working out well!

Great to see everyone on shiny new thread!!! grin

[Determined to do better this month]

oh and my pleasure Snowgirl glad it helped!!

bakerofcakes Thu 31-Jan-13 17:39:06

I've had a few days off flying - due to getting my craft stuff out when I was off last week and playing with that all weekend and after work. Will be back tomorrow ready to shine my sink again. wink

<curls up in a pile of comfy cushions and blankies in the naughty corner>

Engelsemama Thu 31-Jan-13 20:15:14

Marking my spot for a fabulous February.

poeia Thu 31-Jan-13 21:31:32

May I join you? Have attempted flying before but didn't stick to it... Just moved house and determined to start as I mean to go on.
Thanks, Poeia

Crikeyblimey Thu 31-Jan-13 21:47:22

Evening all.

Marking my place for The New January.

superfluouscurves Thu 31-Jan-13 22:16:44

[Lays extra thick fluffy quilt over Bitchy]

A warm welcome to Poeia!!

Just parking my mop and bucket for tomorrow ....

Waves to Blue and everyone else!!

Evening again. Early night doesn't seem to be happening got distracted by Pinterest but here are tomorrow's links:

Babystep 1 is to shine your sink. Everything else starts from here!

For the mission, we are spending one day on the entrance, hallway and dining room, putting out hotspots.

That's definitely one I need to do tomorrow, and try not to add to them instead while getting this party ready...

February is officially the new January, so off we go!

Can't sleep.
Need to do list:
school run
laundry
pack ds' bag for weekend
put tax disk into car
more laundry?
take ds to his dad's
That early night that i was going to get tonight but blatently haven't done.

Honu Fri 01-Feb-13 07:38:55

<slinks into naughty corner and switches on expresso m/c>
I'm here really - once again having real decluttering problems. Yup - Feb will have to be the new Jan.

superfluouscurves Fri 01-Feb-13 07:43:56

To do:
morning routine inc wm, dw, rabbits, s& s done
shine sink done
prep supper and pancake mix (fete de la Chandeleur here)
clear sitting room hot spots
clear paths on ground floor for cleaner
tidy play room
mission
give laundry room mahoosive sort
box up boots for return
letters in post!!
15 mins x 2 decluttering boudoir
15 mins decluttering home office
carry a load of things that are downstairs upstairs
carry a load of things that are upstairs downstairs
French study
clean out handbags and cars
afternoon/evening routine

Have a productive day everyone!!

"February is the new January" grin

GoingGoingGoth Fri 01-Feb-13 08:35:50

SC you're on the ball this morning, I thought I'd had a good start

Done
Beds
Dd ready for school
Windows

To Do
S&S
Dry laundry away
Laundry on
Mission
Applications
Ironing
Washing up
Litter tray
Dinner
Wash up & SS
Baking

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