31 Beginner BabySteps

  Beginners BabySteps

BabySteps are one of FlyLady’s main concepts for getting your home and life in order. Read what FlyLady has to say about BabySteps:

Your home did not get dirty in one day, and it will not get clean in a day, either. You have been living in clutter and CHAOS for many years; you are not going to get your home clean in a day. I do not want you to crash and burn. This is why I teach you to take BabySteps. If you try to do this all at once, you are going to be mad at me, because this will be like every other “get-organized” method you have tried. I want you to take your time. As you establish one habit, you will very easily be able to add another one to your routines. – FlyLady


So, what are the rules for BabySteps?

  • Establish small routines first and then work up to more items. Don’t try to do a full-blown routine the very first day. FlyLady’s routines are just an example to help you to develop your own. Pick three things for the morning and three things for the evening.
  • Consistency is the key to all of this. We have to take our time with our routines. They do not happen over night. It is the result of tiny changes over several months. BabySteps! If you try to accomplish this without taking the BabySteps, your habits will not be everlasting. BabySteps are the key. Yes, you can do your routines by looking at a list of things to do, but they have to become automatic, a part of you, for them to be life changing.
  • Take your time and enjoy the process. Don’t feel pressured to do it all at once. This is worth going slow. I did, and for once I didn’t throw in the towel; I did it one habit at a time. When I did fall, I was able to pick myself up and start again at anytime. It takes SHEs 28 days to establish a habit. Believe me, I have tried everything to not do this. Nothing ever worked for very long. It doesn’t matter if you miss one day; just get back on your horse and keep taking those BabySteps. It is the practice that makes it work.

Take your time with this! Don’t go too fast or try to jump ahead. As FlyLady says: This is worth the extra effort to go slow. I know it is not in our nature to plod along. We want what we want, and we want it now. You are going to have to quiet this voice in your head and take it one habit at a time. Consistency has its rewards. –  



Are you ready to start BabyStepping?

31 Beginner BabySteps

Dear Precious New Member,

I know that you have become overwhelmed by your home and the chaos that you have been living in. We are here to help you, and it doesn’t cost you a dime. Keep in mind that your home did not get this way overnight, and it is not going to get clean in a day. We are going to teach you how to take BabySteps and establish little routines for getting rid of your clutter and maintaining your home. This system will work for anyone; it doesn’t matter if you work outside of your home, stay home with children, are retired, or work at home. You can do this; you have just need someone to pat you on the back and give you a great big hug to get you started.

The voices that you hear in your head keep telling you that you are behind and you have to get it all done now. We are going to quiet those negative voices that are beating you up constantly and replace them with a loving, gentle voice that tells you that you are not behind and you can do this one BabyStep at a time!

Let’s not get impatient with the process. Everything we do is going to help you replace those voices that put you down. We are here to lift you up and celebrate every little accomplishment.

Your very first BabyStep is to go shine your sink. Don’t listen to those voices that tell you that it not going to help your messy house. This is exactly where I started, and this little habit has changed my life! Take this BabyStep in faith and go do it. Here are the directions for shining your kitchen sink.

Are you ready to FLY!


Beginners BabySteps: Day 1 – Shine Your Sink


After you do this, you will keep it shiny by drying it out after each time you use it and making sure when you go to bed that it is shining so it will make you smile in the morning. This is how I get to hug you each day! That shiny sink is a reflection of the love that you have for yourself.

Our FlyLady system is all about establishing little habits that string together into simple routines to help your day run on automatic pilot. You can do this!

Not sure how to shine your sink?

What do I do next?

Now that you have completed that very important first step.  Follow the remainder Beginner BabySteps for the next 30 days.  You can do this! Just click the link below.

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