September Habit #19 I Finally Decided To Jump


Dear FlyLady,

Thank you for this website and your encouragement. For so long I have felt like I didn’t need to do the routines. I don’t know why I thought this.

Well, I have a one year old son and a three year old, and I have found myself going to bed later and later,  and even though I was cleaning and working until my head hit the pillow, there was never enough time to do the things like getting my outfit for the next day ready,  restocking the diaper bag, getting the coffee pot ready for the morning, etc. Mornings became hectic and unpleasant in our house, and I felt like I started the day at 5 a.m. but was already behind.

Well, I finally decided to jump in with this month’s new habit and GUESS WHAT! Having a BBR works! It has only been a few days and already our evenings are more peaceful because I know there are some things that are priorities, like washing my face and laying out everyone’s clothes for the next day, and the other chores can wait. Mornings are calm now because there is no last minute dash to refill the diaper bag or a frantic search for missing clothing.

This morning, my lovely in-laws were coming to our house early to watch my boys so that I could attend a conference. Since everything I needed had been prepared the night before, I found myself ready early and with 45 minutes to spare.  !!!!! This never happens to me. Well, I decided to bless my precious family and I made whole wheat apple muffins from scratch. Unplanned, just as a treat because I had the time and our kitchen was orderly and didn’t need to be cleaned first.

It amazes me how one simple habit like the BBR can have a domino effect and change everything for the better.

A big warm thank you from Texas!!

Dear FlyLady,

I consider myself a reasonably intelligent woman with 2 college degrees, but what I’m about to tell you may leave you questioning! LOL

Lately I have been noticing that my dryer has been having to go through 2 cycles in order to dry my clothes. All I could think of is that this dryer is NOT that old to be doing this! I have been cleaning the screen of lint religiously and doing around with the brush to get extra lint that the screen might not have caught.( I purchased the brushes years ago from the FlyLady website which I love) I also noticed that I’m was just not getting the lint that so many flybabies talk about getting out…like in gobs! And I was wondering why!

I have been known to take off the vent hose and see if it was clean, but what I DIDN’T do was see if lint was building up in that vent going to the outside!!!! A few minutes ago, I checked that vent and I could not believe how much lint was blocking that vent!!! GOBS!!!!! It was a FIRE waiting to happen!! And to think that I was about to buy ANOTHER dryer! Come to think of it, I think I probably have purchased several new dyers in the past thinking mine were broken when in reality, lint was more than likely blocking the outside vent making it close to impossible to dry my clothes!

I’m sure this has been explained before, but obviously I just didn’t fully understand where I was to be looking for all this lint. Like I said…I FEEL SO DUMB and SLOW!!!LOL If this testimonial will help anyone that may not be sure where all to look for dryer lint, I am gladly willing to reveal how dumb I was! LOL

Thanks for all your wisdom that you impart! I have been with you since 2002 and I’m better for it!!!

An Embarrassed Flybaby

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