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De-Clutter Games 2012

…d to receive your medal! Day 2 Event: Zone 1 – The Dining Room Event Set your timer for 5 minutes, as fast as you can grab up anything that belongs in another room in the house and put in your Put Away basket. Once the timer goes off, set the timer again for 5 minutes to deliver the items to their home. Things like jackets, books, shoes, mail, and toys. Zone 2 – The Kitchen Event Set the timer for 5 minutes and as fast as you can…

FLYing with Preschoolers

…the two little ones, I completely missed the boat on taking breaks and pampering. My ‘breaks’ were time to focus on the girls, not on me. Burn out city and no balance. The solution of course was a baby step and a timer. My watch has a timer and when my break time arrived, my timer when on. The girls knew it was mommy time until the alarm went off and eventually, astonishingly, they have come to (mostly) respect that space of time as…

Super Fling Boogie

…ff: When the “Put Away” box gets full, take the box in your arms and run around the house (good thing you have shoes on – right?) and put the items in the room where they belong. If they have a place, put them there, if not put them in the room where they logically belong. By the time you have finished you will have a place for everything and everything will be in it’s place. 11. Timer Goes Off: When the timer goes off,…

FLYing with School Age Children

…ONES happy. – in Ontario Canada 32. I know this is not a new idea but it works so amazingly well that I can’t get over it! I taught my 9 and 7 year olds to use the timer on the microwave. Our microwave lets you set the timer without turning the oven on, plus the timer will never get lost. It beeps loudly enough that if you are listening for it you can hear it pretty well even if you are not in the kitchen. We set the timer for 15 minutes…

FLYing with Homeschoolers

…feel the need to hang on to more ‘stuff’ for that reason. Plus, we’re home all day, continuing to mess up what’s been tidied up. Now I know that I have no excuse! Regards, – in Rockville, VA The timer is invaluable! I set the timer and work on a lesson with my son. He doesn’t feel like it will go on forever because he knows the timer is set (30 minute increments… maybe I should make it 27 minutes to keep…

Using a Timer for Over 50 Years

…fessionals as well. I’m not too proud!!) I had to establish boundaries and the timer acted as an undisputed third party that the kids obeyed. Following are some examples of how I used it. a.. Sit and be quiet until the timer rings. b.. Read until timer goes off then turn out your light. c.. When the timer goes off we will leave to go to the ________ . d.. When the timer rings we will make cookies. e.. Daddy will be home shortly after the…

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Payroll FlyBaby Tips and Testimonials

…ide from our twin sons, my husband and I care for 16 children in our home. Some tricks I have learned to help with the CHAOS that comes along with SHE’s and little ones are: When it’s clean up time, I pull out my timer and the children get so excited about beating the timer. It’s amazing how fast they can make a room look litterally spotless! When naptime comes along, I like to play a game I call find-a-home for all of the…

Timer Perfectionism

…hat causes you to question everything. Your timer is a tool to help you stay focused. It is not going to keep you from taking care of your pets or children. If you do get sidetracked by something; don’t worry about the timer. When the timer goes off; you will be reminded of what you were doing. Then jump back into what you were doing or go on to something else. Even if you are only focused for five minutes it is better than no focus at…

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FLYing with Big Families

…a friend told me about FlyLady. I checked it out and put it to work and now I don’t know how I ever got along before. It’s so easy with the right attitudes!I got my children and the ones I babysit into racing the timer on a 5 minute room rescue. They love beating the timer and are amazed at how quick they can get the job done. This keeps the toys under control and my house can be welcoming in the middle of the day! My DH also noticed…

Timer Perfectionism

…hat causes you to question everything. Your timer is a tool to help you stay focused. It is not going to keep you from taking care of your pets or children. If you do get sidetracked by something; don’t worry about the timer. When the timer goes off; you will be reminded of what you were doing. Then jump back into what you were doing or go on to something else. Even if you are only focused for five minutes it is better than no focus at…

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Timer Perfectionism

…hat causes you to question everything. Your timer is a tool to help you stay focused. It is not going to keep you from taking care of your pets or children. If you do get sidetracked by something; don’t worry about the timer. When the timer goes off; you will be remindedof what you were doing. Then jump back into what you were doing or go on to something else. Even if you are only focused for five minutes it is better than no focus at all!…

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Company is Coming! Please Help!

…spend 15 minutes in the kitchen. If your sink is not clean and shiny, then shine it first, then you can fill the sink up with hot soapy water and start to clear off the left and right counters. Empty the dishwasher, When the timer goes off. Stop what you are doing and go to the living room. 3. Set the timer again and do 15 minutes cleaning off the coffee tables or picking up toys or newspapers. Concentrate on one thing. Not all of it. When the…

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15 Minutes is so Simple

…are of me. Because without those 15 minutes I start to feel tired. I have to refresh my batteries each hour; drink some water, get up and move a little, put on some different music and watch my birds. This is taking care of me! Use your timer to get things done in a calm consistent fashion and to take care of you! It is a tool I could not live without! Are you ready to FLY with your timer by your side. FlyLady Here is our timer, but any timer

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Company is Coming, Please Help

…spend 15 minutes in the kitchen. If your sink is not clean and shiny, then shine it first, then you can fill the sink up with hot soapy water and start to clear off the left and right counters. Empty the dishwasher, When the timer goes off. Stop what you are doing and go to the living room. 3. Set the timer again and do 15 minutes cleaning off the coffee tables or picking up toys or newspapers. Concentrate on one thing. Not all of it. When the…

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15 Minutes is So Simple

…are of me. Because without those 15 minutes I start to feel tired. I have to refresh my batteries each hour; drink some water, get up and move a little, put on some different music and watch my birds. This is taking care of me! Use your timer to get things done in a calm consistent fashion and to take care of you! It is a tool I could not live without! Are you ready to FLY with your timer by your side. FlyLady Here is our timer, but any timer

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FLYing Lesson: Crisis Cleaning

…there will be plenty of time to recycle. For now, we are focusing on getting the home presentable. You can’t do this if you are hyperfocusing on sorting and recycling, so get over this perfectionism attitude. When the timer goes off, head back to the kitchen. In the kitchen, set the timer for 15 more minutes and continue to work on clearing the counters. Don’t get sidetracked and attempt to clean out a cabinet. We’re only…

Company is Coming. Please Help!

…spend 15 minutes in the kitchen. If your sink is not clean and shiny, then shine it first, then you can fill the sink up with hot soapy water and start to clear off the left and right counters. Empty the dishwasher, When the timer goes off. Stop what you are doing and go to the living room. 3. Set the timer again and do 15 minutes cleaning off the coffee tables or picking up toys or newspapers. Concentrate on one thing. Not all of it. When the…

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Company is Coming, Please Help

…spend 15 minutes in the kitchen. If your sink is not clean and shiny, then shine it first, then you can fill the sink up with hot soapy water and start to clear off the left and right counters. Empty the dishwasher, When the timer goes off. Stop what you are doing and go to the living room. 3. Set the timer again and do 15 minutes cleaning off the coffee tables or picking up toys or newspapers. Concentrate on one thing. Not all of it. When the…

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Company is Coming

…spend 15 minutes in the kitchen. If your sink is not clean and shiny, then shine it first, then you can fill the sink up with hot soapy water and start to clear off the left and right counters. Empty the dishwasher, When the timer goes off. Stop what you are doing and go to the living room. 3. Set the timer again and do 15 minutes cleaning off the coffee tables or picking up toys or newspapers. Concentrate on one thing. Not all of it. When the…

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Company is Coming! Please Help!

…spend 15 minutes in the kitchen. If your sink is not clean and shiny, then shine it first, then you can fill the sink up with hot soapy water and start to clear off the left and right counters. Empty the dishwasher, When the timer goes off. Stop what you are doing and go to the living room. 3. Set the timer again and do 15 minutes cleaning off the coffee tables or picking up toys or newspapers. Concentrate on one thing. Not all of it. When the…

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Company is Coming! Please Help!

…spend 15 minutes in the kitchen. If your sink is not clean and shiny, then shine it first, then you can fill the sink up with hot soapy water and start to clear off the left and right counters. Empty the dishwasher, When the timer goes off. Stop what you are doing and go to the living room. 3. Set the timer again and do 15 minutes cleaning off the coffee tables or picking up toys or newspapers. Concentrate on one thing. Not all of it. When the…

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Beginner BabySteps: Day 10

…15 minutes and go gather up all the trash you can find to throw away and put it in the garbage can outside. Then set your timer for another 15 minutes and sit down and put your feet up and read a favorite magazine until the timer goes off. Your timer is a powerful tool to get your started, keep you focused, and help you to not crash and burn. After you use your timer for 15 minutes and then sit down and rest for 15 minutes; send an email to:…

Company is Coming! Please Help!

…spend 15 minutes in the kitchen. If your sink is not clean and shiny, then shine it first, then you can fill the sink up with hot soapy water and start to clear off the left and right counters. Empty the dishwasher, When the timer goes off. Stop what you are doing and go to the living room. 3. Set the timer again and do 15 minutes cleaning off the coffee tables or picking up toys or newspapers. Concentrate on one thing. Not all of it. When the…

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I Know Where the Power Is

…ves. This makes everything work. You are not loving yourself when you are running around in a frenzy! Slow and steady is what gets our home and our lives in order. One babystep at a time. You can do this. Special Deal on our Timers $10.00 Our timer says. Just 15 minutes. In our perfectionism we don’t think that 15 minutes will even make a dent in it. It will and you will be so surprised at what else will happen. It will give you confidence…

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Help! Company is Coming

…spend 15 minutes in the kitchen. If your sink is not clean and shiny, then shine it first, then you can fill the sink up with hot soapy water and start to clear off the left and right counters. Empty the dishwasher, When the timer goes off. Stop what you are doing and go to the living room. 3. Set the timer again and do 15 minutes cleaning off the coffee tables or picking up toys or newspapers. Concentrate on one thing. Not all of it. When the…

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The Power is In Your Hands

…ng the clock trying to beat some world record. We just want to be consistent with our focus and take care of ourselves at the same time. Being in a frenzy is not healthy. We are looking for peace not panic. The beauty of our timer is that we don’t have to finish what we are doing. When the timer goes off; we get to celebrate what we have done and rest. Try it sometime! It is so calming. The timer is not a race! It is a focus. I feel sorry…

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FlyLady Timer is a Great Addition

Dear FlyLady, I recently purchased a FlyLady timer after my dial kitchen timer fell and ticked its last tock! It did not take long after receiving your timer to realize its functional simplicity and versatility was tremendous. Its quick ease in setting, stopping, resetting, and pausing TIME…who wouldn’t want all of that!Because of this ease of use and flexibility in functions, I have extended its application beyond routines,…

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Holiday Crisis Cleaning

…spend 15 minutes in the kitchen. If your sink is not clean and shiny, then shine it first, then you can fill the sink up with hot soapy water and start to clear off the left and right counters. Empty the dishwasher, When the timer goes off. Stop what you are doing and go to the living room 3. Set the timer again and do 15 minutes cleaning off the coffee tables or picking up toys or newspapers. Concentrate on one thing. Not all of it. When the…

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Getting Back to Normal

…ay? I forgot again. Setting my other timer for 30 minutes to drink my water. 7. Then I look around the living room to see which of my hot spots are on fire. All of them! 8. I make sure I am dressed to shoes and then I set my timer for 15 minutes and get started. 9. After the timer goes off; I come back to my computer to finish writing my little essay. 10. I then set my timer for another 15 minutes to finish my essay. 11. My timer keeps me from…

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Mottos Gently FLY Wash Us

…sink full of dirty dishes! You can have this peace too! All you have to do is take babysteps and be happy with your progress. 2010’s motto helped us get more done than any tool we have in our toolbox. Our motto was My Timer is my Friend in 2010. Timers are everywhere; your stove, your arm, your microwave. You can even use commercials on TV as timers or songs on the Radio. I use my coffee brewing as a timer to dust mop my floors every day….

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Timer – Better than Burn Out!

Procrastination keeps me from beginning, perfection keeps me from knowing when to say “enough”. When I began Flylady, after fifteen minutes I ignored the timer buzzer because I’d say, “just a little more” and the job can be “perfect”. I could keep at the job for hours. I’d ignore thirst, hunger, the phone ringing – driven by the idea of the finish line of “perfect”. But when I…

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FLYing with Baby

…can help clean up when he gets home. Plus if you plan out your dinners and do a quick shopping list, you can have anyone go to the grocery store for you. – from Austin TX 22. I have an infant and a toddler and I use my timer to get my toddler dressed. She loves to see if she can beat the timer. I am an organized perfectionist – and used to try & do my routines when my baby was asleep (which was rare, so they never got done…

New School Year Essay

…ast they will get their homework done. Now here is another good thing about using the timer. You can get dinner started during the 15 minute session and play when they play. Do you see the example you are setting for them. A timer is a valuable tool for keeping us focused. We have never been lazy. We just want to have fun. Using a timer allows us to focus on what we have to do and celebrate when it goes off with a little enjoyment; the best of…

FLYing While Pregnant

…p as all the prep and clean up are eliminated from your schedule for that day. – newborn FlBby in Wisconsin Too tired for zones??? Remember even 5 minutes makes a difference. I felt too dead to do even 15, so I set the timer for 5 (then usually found myself able to do 15 anyway before hitting the couch). Hitting the couch for some needed rest? – set the timer! 15 minutes on the couch, 5 off works wonders for both the house and my…

How our Motto’s Gently FlyWash Us

…ull of dirty dishes! You can have this peace too! All you have to do is take babysteps and be happy with your progress.   2010’s motto helped us get more done than any tool we have in our toolbox. Our motto was My Timer is my Friend in 2010. Timers are everywhere; your stove, your arm, your microwave. You can even use commercials on TV as timers or songs on the Radio. I use my coffee brewing as a timer to dust mop my floors every day….

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How I Bless My Home. Just the Facts.

…pend 10 minutes a blessing. When the timer goes off, I stop what I am doing and start on the next blessing. I set a timer for 10 minutes and change the sheets on our bed. I will finish this one, but I go really fast with the timer. Then I set the timer for 10 more minutes and gather up all the trash in the house and put it in the trash can. After this, I dust the horizontal surfaces with a feather duster in one hand and a detailed duster in the…

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How do I Declutter?

…ff: When the “Put Away” box gets full, take the box in your arms and run around the house (good thing you have shoes on – right?) and put the items in the room where they belong. If they have a place, put them there, if not put them in the room where they logically belong. By the time you have finished you will have a place for everything and everything will be in it’s place. 11. Timer Goes Off: When the timer goes off,…

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How Do I Declutter for Christmas?

…ff: When the “Put Away” box gets full, take the box in your arms and run around the house (good thing you have shoes on – right?) and put the items in the room where they belong. If they have a place, put them there, if not put them in the room where they logically belong. By the time you have finished you will have a place for everything and everything will be in it’s place. 11. Timer Goes Off: When the timer goes off,…

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Driving in a Fog

…t of priorities and start at the top and spend 15 minutes on that one. It doesn’t matter that it is not finished then I set my timer again and go to the next item on the list. I do this three times then I sit for 15 minutes and collect my thoughts and rest at the same time. After timer goes off; I start again! Are you feeling overwhelmed right now? Try this! It doesn’t matter if you are at work or home? Your timer eliminates the fog…

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Why Do We Have To Declutter?

…e they belong. If they have a place, put them there, if not put them in the room where they logically belong. By the time you have finished you will have a place for everything and everything will be in it’s place. 11. Timer Goes Off: When the timer goes off, you have to put away all the boxes, but first you have to empty them all. Go as fast as you can. The Coupon Code MOVE15 end on May 17th. Save 15% on anything in our FlyShop. Have you…

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