What FlyWashing Means To Me

Dear FlyLady,

This is for all the new FlyBabies who may be wondering what “FlyWashing” is all about.  I want to them what it means to me.
FlyWashing means that when I go to put something in a drawer and it doesn’t fit, I ask myself, “Do I need all this stuff ?”  I’ll look through it quickly and I may find a couple of things that I can toss and another couple for the “give-away” box I keep in the guest room closet (and donate every week or two weeks).
FlyWashing means that when I shopping and find some cute little doodad I admire it – and leave it on the shelf.  It doesn’t come home with me.
FlyWashing means that I take time to reflect on how far I have come, rather than stress about all the things that I need to do.  I know that I will get to them.
FlyWashing means that I have a routine for handling those things that come up every day – the mail, the wash, the meals.
And, most importantly, FlyWashing means a huge attitude change.  I am cleaning, organizing, taking care of business for me.   All of a sudden, the martyred me is gone.  I love the shiny sink, the clean floors, and having some room in the closets.  So, I am rewarding myself.

Flying in New York

What does FlyWashing mean to all of you? Send us an email at FlyLady@FlyLady.net with FLYWASHING in the subject line and let us know!


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