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Back to Basics Musing; Hot Spots

…me or you don’t have the energy to do something. Stop dead in your tracks and set a timer for 5, 10, or even 15 minutes and do a quick pick up and put away. That is all it takes to make you not feel so overwhelmed. Our Hot Spots attack more than our home. They hurt us inside by causing us to feel bad because we can’t keep up, as well as zap our energy! Now I want you to pay close attention! You can start over anytime! You are never…

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Back to Basics: Hot Spots

…me or you don’t have the energy to do something. Stop dead in your tracks and set a timer for 5, 10, or even 15 minutes and do a quick pick up and put away. That is all it takes to make you not feel so overwhelmed. Our Hot Spots attack more than our home. They hurt us inside by causing us to feel bad because we can’t keep up, as well as zap our energy! Now I want you to pay close attention! You can start over anytime! You are never…

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Hot Spots are Dumping Grounds

Dear Friends, Is your home more than 15 minutes worth of messy? If you have lots of hot spots then I will answer this question for you; YES! Our hot spots make our home feel and look cluttered. Why is it that we feel the need to fill up every flat surface in our homes? It is because there is an empty place to put something down. We walk in the door with our arms loaded and are desperate to unload; that is when we drop things in the first clear…

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Hot Spots are Dumping Grounds

Dear Friends, Is your home more than 15 minutes worth of messy? If you have lots of hot spots then I will answer this question for you; YES! Our hot spots make our home feel and look cluttered. Why is it that we feel the need to fill up every flat surface in our homes? It is because there is an empty place to put something down. We walk in the door with our arms loaded and are desperate to unload; that is when we drop things in the first clear…

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Dishwasher Spots

…e the heated dry on the dishwasher so the dishes air dry inside. I’ve tried the super all-in-one dishwashing tabs, the streak free detergents, inexpensive store brands & expensive name brands. None of them keep the spots off my dishes. Rubbing the spots with regular dish towels didn’t budge them. Finally, I grabbed a Purple Rag, dampened it slightly with water, and started in on my silverware. No more spots! I wiped down the…

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Payroll FlyBaby Tips and Testimonials

…5 minutes. My DS calls it “flytime”! We’re slowly de-cluttering. No obsessing allowed! My advise for frustrated PAYROLL SHE’s – start by doing your evening routines faithfully, take care of your hotspots, make your bed every morning and shine those sinks! SLOW AND EASY WINS THE RACE! – flybaby turtle in tulsa, ok p.s. I’m starting to fly at work, too. 22. Staging Area at the Door In order to get everyone…

Hot Spots are Dumping Grounds

…working on our paper clutter that is on our desk. We have paper on every flat surface in our home. It breeds like rabbits. This is what we call hot spots! Is your home more than 15 minutes worth of messy? If you have lots of hot spots then I will answer this question for you; YES! Our hot spots make our home feel and look cluttered. Why is it that we feel the need to fill up every flat surface in our homes? It is because there is an empty place…

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Back to Basics Day 4: Hot Spots

…t I have: PEACE! This peace came for letting go of negative thoughts and replacing them with positive actions. Even a little will go a long way toward helping you find this peace! {{{Hugs}}} FlyLady Tip of the day: With your hotspots cleared; your home will feel clean. When you get home after work find a place to put the items you need each day. This way you can find them. Back to Basics Mission #7 Set your timer for 2 minutes and clear off a…

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Hot Spots are Dumping Grounds

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Dear Friends, Is your home more than 15 minutes worth of messy? If you have lots of hot spots then I will answer this question for you; YES! Our hot spots make our home feel and look cluttered. Why is it that we feel the need to fill up every flat surface in our homes? It is because there is an empty place to put something down. We walk in the door with our arms loaded and are desperate to unload; that is when we drop things in the first clear…

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De-Clutter Games 2012

…, GO SHINE YOUR SINKS!!! Please click how many events you completed to receive your medal! Day 11 Event Dear Friends, We are going back to our office areas today. We are going to attack those piles! Our desks are have become hotspots. I want you to grab a big garbage can and place it about 3 to 5 feet away from your desk. Set your timer for 5 minutes! Then I want you to start sorting through one of those piles on your desk. Then take aim and…

What Is A Hot Spot?

…u have a hot spot. IF YOU DON’T PUT OUT THE FIRE (LOL) IT WILL BECOME A RAGING CLUTTER INFERNO. This was her wonderful answer and I have to let you all read it for yourself: Thank you for your reply. Yes, my table is a hot spot also. The window seat next to it used to be a horrendous hot spot until I declared it a “clutter free zone” 2 years ago, and it has remained that way since…talk about ‘reclaiming the…

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Who Knew It Would Still Be That Hot

…leftover cold coffee — no way, I thought, it’s not just warm, it’s hot! I am amazed and thankful for this product. Debbie ******************************* FlyLady here: Please be careful when you put hot drinks in your water bottle. They work for hot liquids just like they do for cold water. You may need to leave the lid open to help it cool. Get into the habit of testing to see if it is too hot to drink. Or don’t but…

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What is a Hot Spot?

…u have a hot spot. IF YOU DON’T PUT OUT THE FIRE (LOL) IT WILL BECOME A RAGING CLUTTER INFERNO. This was her wonderful answer and I have to let you all read it for yourself: Thank you for your reply. Yes, my table is a hot spot also. The window seat next to it used to be a horrendous hot spot until I declared it a “clutter free zone” 2 years ago, and it has remained that way since…talk about ‘reclaiming the…

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Hot Tips to Avoid Freezer Burn

…to help avoid sublimation from occurring, as it’s less likely at lower temperatures. * Always use high quality zipper-style bags to freeze food, and try to wrap foods in a bag that fits just right. * Don’t place hot food in the freezer. You risk increasing the temperature of your freezer, and some of your frozen foods may even start to thaw. * Avoid opening the freezer door more than it needs to be opened. This will help keep the…

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Boy It’s Hot out There

…he water bottles keep ice all day, regardless of temperatures outside(it has been 100+ here for the last 30 days), they do not sweat all over your furniture or car, in short they are all they are said to be. Again thank you! Flybaby S. in KS ****************************** FlyLady here: We love our water bottles. Please stay hydrated during these hot days of summer….

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The Heat Wave and A Hot Car

Dear FlyLady, Well, I already had one of your water bottles, so I knew they were good… but my last little trip really hit it home. I had ordered 4 more water bottles and picked them up from my Uncle’s house in the states. I filled them each with about 4 ice cubes and water and promptly put them into my car and proceeded to forget they were there. This was at noon. We parked the car in my cousin’s driveway and went out for the…

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Food For Thought: Ice Cream Makes You Hot

…ne in there works as a diuretic, making your body warm up due to loss of fluids. If you’re going to drink that coffee, be sure to balance it out by drinking an extra glass of water. If you really want to treat your body on a hot day, here are 5 great foods to cool you down, stat! 1. Cucumbers. Due to their high water content, cucumbers are a great thing to put on your plate on a hot summer day. 2. Melons. A nice juicy slice of watermelon just…

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Five Easy Dinners When It’s Too Hot To Cook

Sometimes it’s just too darn hot to be in front of the stove-am I wrong? On those hot summer nights when you can’t stand the thought of turning on the oven or standing in front of a hot grill, it’s important to have a good arsenal of easy recipes so that you don’t resort to either starving or ordering takeout. Today, I’m going to share five of my favorite, easy-peasy, go-to ideas for summer suppers. And none of them involve heating up the…

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Not too Hot to Cook

…17;t we? (Besides the fact that we’re all sweating like sinners in church.) Hot weather always seems like a good excuse to not eat right. People turn to take out and packaged meals because, frankly, it’s just too hot to cook. Well, you can probably guess what I think of that! Sure it’s hot and sticky out there, but you still have to get good, healthy meals on the table. The temperature isn’t really a good reason to not…

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I Can’t Call Them Rags

…them up, even shampooing the carpets, but to no avail. Still brown spots were right in the center of the room’s carpeting. Until today! Before I vacuumed the library today, I took a wet purple CLOTH and attacked those spots. To my shock and amazement, the spots came out of the carpet! It was nothing short of a miracle, as my husband had tried repeatedly to remove the spots and they did not budge. Now, I will no longer call my purple rags,…

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Back to School Tips – 3

…ean bedroom! YEAH! WELCOME HOME! How was School? 1. Did Mom do laundry today? Get it put away! (IN YOUR DRAWERS!) 2. Have you changed into play clothes? Where are your school clothes? (in laundry or put away) 3. How do those hot spots look? (you did put your laundry AWAY didn’t you?) 4. Check your list and do a 10 minute Room Rescue! Your toys will love you for it! 5. Don’t forget your homework it’s VERY IMPORTANT! 6. Turn off…

101 Uses for the Rubba Scrubba

…. This time, though, a friend of ours had given her some regular paint and she had caked it on her paper. So, when she brought it in, still wet, it streamed all over my carpet. I got a rag to blot it, and something about the hot pink paint and the deep red of my carpet caused the paint spots to turn a purple color. The rag was getting up the paint, but leaving the purplish stains. I went to get my carpet cleaner and the Rubba Scrubba. In about 2…

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What is a Hot Spot?

…stand what a Hot Spot is? I don’t know where to start! My whole house is a mess! FlyBaby P in Tennessee Dear Friends, This week we have been getting Back to Basics! It is time you learned how to find and eliminate your hot spots! Is your home more than 15 minutes worth of messy? If you have lots of hot spots then I will answer this question for you; YES! Our hot spots make our home feel and look cluttered. Why is it that we feel the need…

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You Busted Me

…d the roasted-on gummy grease inside the microwave door. As advertised, they did an amazing job with just water and a better job with Windex. The gummy stuff rinsed off the rag in soapy water, but there were still a few dark spots staining the purple. I thought this would have to be the designated Cinderella rag for dirty jobs, while her two 2 fancy sisters were for kept for special light duty. Well guess what!!! After Cinderella went for quick…

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September Habit #24 It Was On My Launch Pad

…good thing.” I ordered him a water bottle anyway. Thankfully, he’s still soda-free and uses his new water bottle every day! I put the water bottles in the dishwasher each night. I had an issue with some oxidation spots on the outside of the bottles. I emailed the FLY Shop and Kathy replied with great suggestions that worked like a charm. I had some Barkeeper’s Friend on hand and the spots came right off. Thank you for offering…

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You Busted Me

…d the roasted-on gummy grease inside the microwave door. As advertised, they did an amazing job with just water and a better job with Windex. The gummy stuff rinsed off the rag in soapy water, but there were still a few dark spots staining the purple. I thought this would have to be the designated Cinderella rag for dirty jobs, while her two 2 fancy sisters were for kept for special light duty. Well guess what!!! After Cinderella went for quick…

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Not a 50/50 Proposition

…the mote out of your eye first. We don’t give you permission to declutter your husband or wives things. Quit nagging and set the example by taking care of your own clutter first. As you set the example, by getting your HOT SPOTS clean, you are going to be so surprised at the changes in your family. Are you ready to FLY? FlyLady Use Coupon Code SPRINGFLING to save an additional 15% on your FlyShop order. It ends on Tuesday! Don’t wait…

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Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

…or you don’t have the energy to do something. Stop dead in your tracks and set a timer for 2, 5, 10, or even 15 minutes and do a quick pick up and put away. That is all it takes to make you not feel so overwhelmed. Our Hot Spots attack more than our home. They hurt us inside by causing us to feel bad because we can’t keep up, as well as zap our energy! Now I want you to pay close attention! You can start over anytime! You are never…

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Routines Are Habits

…time to do clean, clean, clean. But wait. The kitchen is clean, the bathrooms are clean, the living room is clean. I can’t find anything to clean, except a few hot spots. Swept all the floors, dusted, took care of the hot spots and voila!!!! Ready for company. Thank you for making everyday automatic. FlyBaby, Faith **************************** We WANT to read your testimonials! Please don’t hesitate to send them in. If you have a…

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My Sink is Shining, But

…d just shine your sink. This is really just drying your sink out so that water spots don’t leave calcium deposits on your sink. I know some of you don’t like window cleaner; so using a little vinegar is ideal for those water spots. What I want to address is why you thought you had to fill your sink with bleach water every night. This is your perfectionism. You are afraid you are going to mess up. The only way you can mess up is being too hard on…

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Fun and More Fun! Another $15 Saved

…8217;t buy the socks I “needed” before the Laundry Challenge! Well, I just pulled over $7 in change out of my purse, pockets, a little pile that came out of my husband’s pockets, and a bunch of our favorite hot spots… without leaving this room. Oh, look, I can see another penny on another flat surface I hadn’t checked. Well, that got me inspired, so I walked into the guest room next door, and in a…

Suffering Alone

…st amazing when one of your flat surfaces is clean; how much that piece of paper stands out, kind of like a sore thumb. Half the battle of having a home ready for company all the time is to have your favorite dumping grounds(hot spots) clear. Your house can have dust every where and floors that need doing, but if your hot spots are extinguished, then your home looks clean because the clutter isn’t in your face. I don’t let my home…

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My Stove is Easy to Clean

…th my Purple Rags. I use my purple rags in the bathroom. I take a cheap wash cloth to do my swish and swipe, but then I follow up with the Purple Rag to make my faucets shine, my mirrors spot free, and my sinks free of water spots. I also use one for dusting my coffee table and end tables. They seem to take on little kid hand prints very easily. For some reason, any of the oils from our hands seem to show up on the table and stay on the table. I…

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Young@Heart: 10 Quick Ways to Declutter From Your Home

…pty, you and your family have to put dirty dishes in the dishwasher. In order to put dirty dishes in the dishwasher, it has to be empty! 4. CSI Do some crime scene investigation by periodically scanning your home for clutter hot spots, and spend some time figuring out why stuff accumulates there. Often, it’s not what you think. Take that pile of magazines under the end table. Behind that pile is optimism. You think, ‘tomorrow I’ll read…

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Where There is Hope: You’re Not Alone

…st amazing when one of your flat surfaces is clean; how much that piece of paper stands out. Kind of like a sore thumb. Half the battle of having a home ready for company all the time is to have your favorite dumping grounds(hot spots) clear. Your house can have dust every where and floors that need doing, but if your hot spots are extinguished, then your home looks clean because the clutter isn’t in your face. I don’t let our home…

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Beginner BabySteps: Day 9

…t from the reminders you have been reading in our e-mails. Making it fun will get the job done! Read the  Decluttering FLYing Lesson! Today, add a five-minute room rescue to your Morning Routine. After you have done a Five-Minute Room Rescue, send an email to:  FlyLady@flylady.net with MY ROOM IS RESCUED in the subject line.     FlyLady Tip: It is the surface clutter that makes our homes look messy. Eliminating those hot

FLYing with Teenagers

…. 28. Also we have a routine for house cleaning twice a week we have developed over the years…generally Tuesday and Friday. Since we have a small house, areas are divided into four…living room, kitchen floors and hotspots, bathroom and entryway. Everyone knows how they are supposed to do the task…they all do them at the same time…takes about 35 minutes and voila…it’s done! I usually stay around to…

Having Trouble with Routines

…Feed the critters 9. Feed family THINK ABOUT YOUR DAY. 10. Check your calendar 11. Make your To Do List 12. Thaw something for dinner 13. Checkbook (bring down your balance) 14. Reboot the laundry (put in dryer) 15. Hit the hotspots. If you did your before bed routine there will not be any. NOW THINK ABOUT YOURSELF 16. Take your vitamins and medications 17. Sit down 18. Eat breakfast 19. Morning Meditation (GIFT) God, Imagination, Focus,…

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