Monday, September 1, 2014
Sorry I haven't posted in two days! I had a busy weekend with work and just didn't have the energy in the little spare time I had. Today will be a much more relaxing day. You can read my original post on this here.
Coincidentally I need to do a few loads today as I did a few years ago in that original post. So, my regular routines that I've established so far, little extra laundry, and relax with the family. Not too bad! Sounds like a great Labor Day to me. ;)
Happy Labor Day,
Friday, August 29, 2014
I just want to start off with.....Thank You Flylady!!!!! This morning I slept in a bit longer than I had planned. Then I laid in bed for just a few moments while I read my daily devotional email on my phone. When my feet hit the floor it was 6:51am. I quickly made the bed, dressed/hair/makeup, opened the blinds in the bedroom, sprayed some Febreeze....ahhhhh.....let the dog out/fed, killed the gargantuan spider that decided that our doorway to the backyard was a perfect place for his web...NOT!!, started a load of laundry, vacuumed the family room, opened those blinds, emptied the dishwasher, fixed myself a cup of coffee and sat down to write this post at 7:42am. SUUUWEEEETT!! In less than an hour, I was ready to start the day, and had accomplished so much!
I was able to do so many of those things so fast because of the nightly routines I have already established, like cleaning the kitchen and running dishwasher, setting clothes out for today, having the coffee ready and set to brew, two minute hot spots, and five minute room rescues so that vacuuming can be immediate and not AFTER I pick out a mess.
Today is all about making sure to keep up with the laundry. You can read my original post on this here. A few things have changed since that first time I wrote that post. I generally only do one load a day, and don't start another load unless I intend to finish it. I don't want clothes sitting in the washer to sour to only have to wash again or have dried clothes just getting all wrinkly in the dryer. I still struggle with the laundry and tend to have a pile constantly waiting to be folded and put away. So today I will do my very best to be diligent once again and complete from beginning to end! I will also begin putting a load of dirty clothes in the washer during my nightly routine so all I have to do in the morning is add the laundry detergent and start. That was another awesome tip I read from one of the veteran Flyladies. ;)
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Today I will just keep steadfast with the habits so far. You can read my original post on this here. Just these few little things make such a big difference in our home. Read one persons take on this from the Flylady's website here. Think about that.....shouldn't our home be the most relaxing get away ever? Since we are in it all the time! If that doesn't motivate me to stay on task today I don't know what will!
Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Well, yesterday was a failure on getting to bed at a decent hour. No fear of that tonight though, I do not like this feeling already tired and the day has barely begun. So, today I will be reading Flylady's 11 commandments. You can read the original post on this here. What a great way to keep it simple. If nothing gets done but this list, which includes the morning and bedtime routine that I have already established my house is in pretty good shape. That always puts a smile on my face!
So, enjoy your day today and pat yourselves on the backs for jobs well done while you enjoy some reading time on Flylady. By the way....I added a couple of tips this post on making the bed. Hope you find them helpful. ;)
Enjoy your day!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Now that my bed is all made and inviting, I plan to do my best to get to bed at a decent hour on a regular basis. You can read my original post on this here. It makes all the difference in the world to get a good night's rest. When I do this, I'm able to get up earlier, feeling refreshed and ready to go. I do much better getting my tasks done early in the day so that my house and errands are completed before I run out of gas.