Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Are you a Flylady? Series 1 of 32 (Introduction)

Hi all,
  Are you a Flylady?  If you have no idea what I'm talking about...just keep reading!  If you are, I hope you will also keep reading, and join me in helping others to start flying, or just rejuvenate your attitude to flying. :)

  Do you struggle with coming up with a good house cleaning schedule?  Do you wonder where to start?  Do you feel like the job is just to big, so you keep putting it off?  Then I hope you'll join me in this series of posts!  I promise you will feel great, while getting your house cleaning in check, and have fun doing it!  Yes, I said fun....while cleaning house.  You'll see! ;)

  This is the first post in a series of 32.  In this post, I'm just going to tell you a little bit about my experience with Flylady, and how it completely changed my attitude towards the overwhelming, daunting task of keeping the house clean.  Housecleaning does not have to be perfect!  Anything you do, even half way, is a blessing to you, your family, and your home!

  My house has always been pretty "company ready" at all times.  However, I often felt like I was just spinning my wheels just keeping up with the everyday things, while those not so noticeable things just remained untouched.  You know the things I mean...like closets, baseboards, ceiling fans, vents, dust bunnies under the bed, I could go on and on.  By the time I needed to do those things, I felt so overwhelmed that I didn't know where to even start.  Well, no more!  Flylady tells me everyday exactly what I should do.  Free of charge!  My house gets a spring cleaning all year long, and I feel like I'm spending less time doing it.  It's wonderful!

  Now, don't worry, if you have trouble with even the everyday house cleaning chores, Flylady can help!  That is what she is there for.  If you feel you are the worst housekeeper in the world, you won't any longer!  In no time at all you and your house will see the results.

  If you are new to this whole idea, don't go straight to the links and start reading.  You may get overwhelmed, and think, there's no way I can do this.  I'm telling you that you can.  I'm going to do a series of posts everyday for 32 days sharing with you my experience of becoming a Flylady.  You'll find that by doing one little thing everyday you will be Flying high faster than you can imagine.

  Once you've eased into small activities daily, cleaning becomes less of a chore, and more of a habit.  Doing little bits of your house at a time keeps your house clean continuously without seeming overwhelming. Which is how you end up spring cleaning all year long.

  I would also like to recommend the Flylady's book...Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley.  It is a very motivating book, that explains this whole process.  You can probably find the book at your local library, or I have a link to amazon to the right of this post under My Favorites.

  For tomorrow's post, my first day in my journey to learning to fly.  Be sure to come by, to see how I do, as I once again go step by step! ;)

  So I hope you'll join me and have fun learning how to Fly!  For those of you flying already, I hope you join in, and share you accomplishments, encouragement, or journey.

Happy Flying!
Jennifer

9 comments:

hippie_mom said...

I stumbled upon Sink Reflections at the library about 2 or so years ago. It definitely helped me make some well needed changes :)

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Ruth Ann said...

Found you from 'Where in the World' blog hop! I am a struggling fly baby. struggling because I often feel guilt when I don't get the things done that Flylady recommends for that day/week!! You could call me a discouraged prefectionist! LOL I am excited to have found you and will definately be reading!!

Ma said...

I learned about flylady a few years ago & it helped me alot. Our library has the book & I check it out when I get in a slump & it always gets me motivated!

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Hippie_mom,
Thanks for stopping by and following! I agree, it's a great book!
Jennifer

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Ruth Ann,
I'm so glad you stopped by! That's the beauty of Flylady...you have permission to let go of that perfectionism! Anything you do is a blessing. Come on...we'll do it together. ;)
Jennifer

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Ma,
I could see how reading it would definitely get you motivated again. It's very inspirational!
Thanks for stopping by!
Jennifer

Janet Ellis said...

I actually discovered Fly Lady several years ago and really loved her methods. I have introduced her to my now young moms, girl scouts. It is amazing how overwhelmed they become. They can discover her information at their leisure. She's great. Oh yes, I'm a new follower over from the blog hop...and you can find me at http://www.theskinnyonmini.blogspot.com or at http://inherpeace-janetsjournal.blogspot.com. Have a beautiful day! ~Blessings, Janet

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Janet Ellis,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I thinks it's great that your sharing Flylady with younger folks! My 9yr old DD is on board, and has her own list as well. I'm so glad that she's learning such great habits now, so that later it doesn't seem so much like a chore, but a lifestyle.

Jennifer

DWYHomemaking said...

Thanks for posting up {and so quickly} :)! I look forward to reading through all of your 32 flylady posts! Hope you can come back each Monday and link up to Unwasted Homemaking!

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