August Habit #24 The First Week


Dear FlyLady,

Your “a load a day” saved my bacon the first week I joined FlyLady – back in April. The water was out so my usual washer load or two a day wasn’t possible – I was going to have to hand wash in the creek. (This was just daily life for me on another island for three whole years long long ago when my kids were little).

I definitely would have procrastinated – hoping for a miracle fix of the broken community pump (it ended up taking over 3 weeks). Because of your “nagging” (ha ha – I LOVE you!) – I decided a half hour of hand laundry in the creek each morning was preferable to four to six hour crisis marathons. I found it pleasant in the small amounts and kept the laundry done. THANK YOU.

But that is not the main reason I’m writing. One thing that hasn’t be automated yet is folding the clothes. There is one trick to folding clothes efficiently for a large family that I didn’t learn for a few years. Figuring it out was a nice AHA moment for me. This is it: Do all the sorting, by person, room, shelf – BEFORE any folding. That way, once it is folded it doesn’t get accidentally unfolded before it gets to its home.

Big big hugs and thanks for all the great ideas, all the reminders and all the love, FlyGirl Fiji.



I just recently started FLYing. I admit I have times where doing everything is impossible, but it seems like I always have time for the swish and swipe and to shine my sink!

These two simple things being done help keep me sane and not feeling guilty about not having time to do it all!

Yesterday I first received the benefit of my progress following your program!  I had a unexpected guest drop in and my home was clean!! She walked in and said… “Your house smells good!” I felt like I was more welcoming and more available mentally to visit with her instead of my mind and eyes bouncing from pile of clutter to pile of clutter!!

Thanks for all you do and all you’ve given!  It has been a blessing to me, my house, and my life!  I cannot wait to see where I am a year from now!!

1 mo old FlyBaby,

P.S.  The feather duster is truly amazing!! I believe my furniture looks cleaner and shinier than when I just used a rag…  It was also fun to go outside and bless the world!!!!

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