Does anyone else feel like the year’s passing them by? It only seems like yesterday we were unwrapping Christmas presents and eating turkey and now it’s Spring with Easter just round the corner!
As much as I don’t like the fact that the year is going so fact, I do love that it’s Spring though and not because of the cute lambs or the fact that flowers are starting to bloom or even that you can hear the birds singing again outside – it’s actually because I love a good Spring Clean (I know, how sad is that?)
I’m going to try out the Flylady system for my Spring Clean this year and hopefully keep up with it as the year goes on.
If you haven’t heard of Flylady before, it’s a website that helps you follow a housework routine to ensure that all of your jobs are done as efficiently as possible and in rotation.
If you haven’t followed Flylady before you should have a good look around the site to see if it’s for you. I’ll be honest though the site is quite busy and you might get a bit overwhelmed with all of the information at first so I’d recommend looking at the babysteps section first or looking at the Flyzone section if you’re feeling a bit more ambitious and want to jump right in 😉
I used to follow Flylady when I first had Master Frugal and I was off work on maternity leave but when I went back to work full time everything went out of the window a little bit and I did the bare minimum but now I’m back part time, I think it’s time to try it again. But because I consider myself to be a Flylady expert, I’m not necessarily going to follow the site as such, I’m going to make my own list of jobs a la Flylady style and follow that instead (although I do love the detailed cleaning lists here).
My favourite Flylady task is to grab a carrier bag or a bin bag and walk round the house – the idea is to find 27 things to throw in the bag to go in the bin. Whether it’s a piece of rubbish, an empty bottle, anything really. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to find 27 items and how quickly you can do it. I think it’s called a 27 fling boogie or something 😉
I know Pippa is a fellow Flylady but I’m sure there are others out there. Let me know if you’re a Flylady too or if you have any other Spring Cleaning tips….
And just because it is Spring and I’m a nice blogger, here’s a nice Spring-y picture for you:
Flylady image taken from Flylady website.