Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Are you a Flylady? Series 32 of 32 (I did it!)

 Hi all,

  For those of you following this series....Welcome Back!  For those of you new here....Welcome!  If you're new, don't worry, you can read from the beginning of this series here.

If you've never heard of Flylady, you can read all about it here.  

  Well, I did it!  I completed all the babysteps, and have renewed my desire for keeping my house in a nice, clean, orderly fashion.  When I first read about Flylady, I just kind of dove in, and did some of the things that I thought were a good idea.  I established a few good habits, but didn't really keep it up.  This time I started with day 1 and worked diligently all the way through.  I can't believe the difference this time!  I really have gotten to a point where I absolutely cannot go to bed with a messy kitchen!  I hate the feeling of walking down in the morning to face a mess MUCH worse than the short amount of time it takes to just clean up right after dinner.  

  I also love getting dressed first thing in the morning, instead of waiting until after I'm done cleaning like I used to.  There are many reasons for this:

1. It wakes me up
2. I feel better with a little makeup 
3. Even if I'm not going anywhere, I feel better about myself, and I think my DH appreciates the fresh look much better than the I just crawled out of bed look in the middle of the afternoon. :)
4. I have had a few instances where I unexpectedly needed to leave the house, and I was ready!

  My laundry has become much more manageable as apposed to the mountain constantly at the foot of my bed, with never ending wrinkles!  I still falter some with getting 2 loads done a day, but I'm working on that. ;) 

  Believe it or not my favorite task, second only to my nice shiny sink in the morning.....Swishing and Swiping our toilets daily.  I just love that my toilets are never dirty!  No more dread of cleaning a disgusting toilet.  Literally 5 minutes of my day wiping down tank, lids, seats, and swishing 3 toilets is well worth the reward!  If you don't think you can do it all at once, just use a different bathroom throughout the day, and when your finished do a quick swish and swipe....done!  I keep cleaner, and rags under each sink to make it even more convenient.  

  These everyday tasks have become so routine, that it's really simple for me to add the daily missions in each day.  No more spring cleaning!  It gets done year round.  Gotta love that!  For the longest time I  looked at my homemaking chores as burdens.  Now, I see them as a blessing!  A blessing to me, my family, and our home.  Through God's grace,  my DH has been able to provide so that I have been given the gift of being able to do what I love.  Stay at home with my daughter homeschooling her, and providing a haven for my husband to come home to.  Knowing that God's path for me can change at any moment, I am embracing my responsibilities with joy now.  

  I look forward to continuing my Flylady Journey.  I hope you have enjoyed this series, and it has blessed you as much as it has me!  

Happy Flying!


Tracey said...

Congratulations! You've done a great job - and I've really enjoyed following your progress during the series! I know I've been inspired to do better at managing some of the small tasks around my own home.

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Miko's Girl said...

I've done what you first described - skipped around FLYlady and did some of the steps. This post encourages me to try again - from the beginning. Thx! Stopping by from Raising Homemakers.

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

I'm glad I could encourage you. :) Thanks for stopping by!


Michelle@ Simplifiy, Live, Love said...

I'm almost convinced to start over from Day 1...Every reason you list for having a tidy/organized home. I've just got to make it happen. I'll have to take a look through your whole series. Thanks!

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

You can do it! Give it a try, you'll be amazed!

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