The Many Adventures of April

The FlyLady

Posted on: June 11, 2010

So I decided on Weds that my house is a mess and I need to get it under control.  I had all ready made a plan to throughly clean every room of the house this year, including the basement and the girls room (both of which I have been dreading).  so I was playing on facebook, instead of cleaning.  When I noticed my friend had commented about her cleaning on The FlyLady’s facebook page.  So I decided to investigate a little further.  Well come to find out it was a good idea to.    What she does is help you to establish a routine in your cleaning and getting yourself organized.  So I started with my first step yesterday, getting my sink shiny.  Yes, this required me to unload the dishwasher and then fill it back up and start it.  Well I got the sink shiny before I went to bed.  It felt really good because then I knew I was not waking up to a sink full of dishes.  So far I am doing very well.  However, it is only the second day.  But I found some really helpful tips on the website and her facebook page.  I am going to try to stick with this.

Plus, it has helped me make a few other decisions, like the girls tomorrow start a chore chart.  This is things that will have to be done either before bed or before they go home.  I figure if we start it now we will have the whole summer to get into this routine and it will help us all keep up on the chores around here.

I will let you know if I continue and how it is going.

Check it out!


8 Responses to "The FlyLady"

I am glad I could help. You got this!

That website seems really helpful! I always have trouble getting motivated to clean especially with the internet around :]

Hope it helps you out!


I love Flylady, and I’m so glad you found her! I love my routines – I’m so discombobulated without them. I even use a modified routine at work to keep things from getting too overwhelming.

I need to get back onto FLYLady. I used her when I had my apartment, but let it slide when I moved back home. My daughter never quite caught on and I need to get her to really start doing a structured set of chores. It’ll make our living space SO much better! I have also made it a personal goal to clean up! I’m trying to get rid of junk and create a less chaotic living space!

Hi April,

Fellow Michigander:) Thought I would post again on your blog since the first post I left on 6/9 didn’t seem to go through. It had said it was awaiting moderation? I’ve been trying to tackle our house as well. I had to move my mom last year and it was daunting to do a whole house. So going room by room is a good thing. Maybe one room a week? I do have closets that need a scrubbing. And I found a place in Detroit that recycle styrofoam! They also take colored glass.

take care
aka (beenebag)
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Wow, just checked out that site and it definitely looks helpful. Our house regularly degrades to a condition which means I only invite over friends who I know also happen to be slobs. My husband and I both despise housework! I like the idea of having one major chore per day to make things manageable. I think today, the chore will be putting away all the clean clothes!

Thanks for the post!

– Megan
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This sounds like the perfect site for me – I’m on my way over there now – fingers crossed it works for me too!

Carrie (kiwifruit83 on swapbot)

I’ve heard of flylady, I hope that you are doing well and keeping your sink clean 🙂

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