Sneak Peek for the Week

Someday 1 - 7, 2011

This week we are in Zone 4: The Master Bedroom

This month's Habit is: Swish and Swipe

Zone 3: Mission #1 Monday

Dear Friends,

This week we are in Zone 3 and that is The Main Bathroom and an Extra Room! Since this month's habit is paper clutter, we are going to visit each zone and work on paper clutter for 15 minutes.

For your mission today, wipe down the outside of your bath tub, toilet and cabinets. Don't forget the top of your medicine cabinet, and the part where the tub or cabinet meets the floor.

For the extra room, let's start at the beginning and go to Zone 1, which is the entrancnce of your home, front porch, and dining room. Pick your place and set your timer for 15 minutes, and put a dent in that paper clutter! You don't need to get everything; just do what you can for 15 minutes.

FlyLady Rebecca

Zone 3: Mission #2 Tuesday

Dear Friends,

Today is "check your vent and light fixture" day! All bathrooms have a vent or a window, and I forget about mine all the time. Take a rag and some cleaner or water and get all the dust and grime off. Then, move to the light fixture and wipe it down too!

I know we were just in Zone 2, but we are going back in! I am pretty sure there is still some paper clutter in your kitchen because I still have some in mine! Let's go in there and find 27 pieces of paper clutter trash. If you do not have any paper clutter in the kitchen, go to your home office and find it. I want you to be able to throw these papers in the recycle bin or trash, so make sure the paper has no personal information on it.

FlyLady Rebecca

Zone 3: Mission #3 Wednesday

Dear Friends,

I want you to take 5 minutes to wipe down your door knobs, light switches and walls in your bathroom. Use plain rubbing alcohol on a rag or something that is anti-bacterial to get rid of all of the germs and handprints that have built up. With school back in session, we need to make this a priority.

For Zone 3, we need to pick an extra room. I want you to go to the place in your home that you have the most paper clutter. Spend 15 minutes decluttering the papers you see in there. Put on some music or your favorite movie that you have seen a thousand times. Just make it fun and it will get done!

FlyLady Rebecca

Zone 3: Mission #4 Thursday

Dear Friends,

Here is a really simple mission for you. Clear off the counter tops and flat surfaces, and put away the medicines, toothbrushes, and cosmetics. You know exactly what I am talking about here! Bathroom counters are hotspots for all of us, but we don't think of them as hotspots because we think we NEED the stuff, so we just let it sit. PUT THESE THINGS AWAY! Do not get sidetracked. Just get rid of the stuff that is on the counter tops and other flat surfaces.

Okay, Zone 4 is The Master Bedroom, Bathroom, and Closet. You all know where your favorite stash and dash spot is in there! I have a box that I do a stash and dash in that lives under my bed. Time to get to that spot and get it cleaned out. I am not talking about your whole closet, or everything under your bed. Maybe you have a drawer in your nightstand, or a box like I do! Don't go crazy; we are taking BabySteps here!

FlyLady Rebecca

Zone 3: Mission #5 Friday

Dear Friends,

Take your rugs, all the fancy fuzzy stuff on your toilet, and the towels that are just for show and we are going to wash them. While you are in the laundry room, grab an old rag or washcloth and wipe down the lid of the washing machine and dryer. I am always shocked at the dust and stuff that seems to just accumulate there.

Zone 5 is the Living Room, so take 15 minutes to go though your magazines and catalogs. These can go in the recycling or you can donate them to your local library. This is not the time to sit down and read them again! Make sure to listen to your timer when it beeps or vibrates, and then STOP!

FlyLady Rebecca "This is FlyLady's List that has grown by leaps and bounds..." Copyright 2001 - 2014 FlyLady and Company, Inc.