/**/ The Purposeful Wife: Fridays with Fly Lady, Week #5

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fridays with Fly Lady, Week #5

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 In case if you've missed earlier digests of my Fly Lady experiment, you can catch up here: week one, week two, week three and week four

I am almost finished with my 31 days of Fly Lady's Beginner Baby Steps. It has been a rewarding experience, leading to a smoother run home and a much shinier sink! Here's how this week went:

Day 23- Make a new page for your control journal entitled "afternoon routine." I do already have one, but this is not much to boast of as my morning routine doesn't get finished til past 2 each day! Baby steps, right?

Day 24- Add the "Swish and Swipe" to your morning routine. This is by far my FAVORITE aspect of Fly Lady's system- every morning when you're done getting ready for the day, you quickly wipe down any spots on your mirror, your bathroom counter and sink, and "swish" your toilet bowl. Voila! Your bathroom is company ready at all times :). I haven't been faithful in this every day, but I am working on it and not giving up. Because I don't know about you, but my bathroom definitely needs it!

Day 25- Read Fly Lady's Personal Testimonial. I did and was encouraged! Little steps towards small good habits can make a big difference in the long run.

Day 26- A reminder that it takes one month to start a new habit, and not to be discouraged. Thank you for days of grace, Fly Lady :).

Day 27- Think about what's for dinner EARLY in the day. Usually I am pretty good about this... how funny that on the day I was supposed to do this, I didn't look at my baby step for the day until 5:10 pm? And that I still hadn't decided what to make! Ouch. Okay, speaking of what's for dinner....

One more week to go, more or less, with only four days of baby steps to go. I'm still working at cementing my routines! Far from perfect, but Fly Lady doesn't like that word anyway ;).

As for my other two 3in30 goals for March, reading six books has not been quite attained too (still have over half way to go with two, and haven't even started one of them), but my kitchen has been successfully decluttered and organized! I'm still debating goals for April, and not sure if I'll keep going with the ambitious six books a month. I'll let you know!

How are your goals coming? And how is your home looking?


  1. Great job on the FlyLady goal. I'm a FlyLady flunky :( I just haven't been able to grasp and maintain the system.

  2. Great job! I've never followed her system, but it sounds very interesting :)

  3. Great job on your kitchen. Very cool FlyLady goals. I love day number 24. I need to teach my daughter to do that to her bathroom everyday. Her's is the main bathroom as we have an ensuite.


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