Beginner BabySteps: Day 23

BabyStep: Day 23 

When we were children, most of us had to get out of our school clothes the minute we got off the bus. Even then we had a routine; we just didn’t want to get in trouble for messing up our good clothing.

Today we are going to add another routine to our day. I like to call this the “get home from work”,  “get home from school”, or fix dinner routine. Whatever you name it, it is your afternoon routine.

Make a new page in your Control Journal for your Afternoon Routine. As with any of your routines, you will have to adapt to fit your family. Your Control Journal is your guide for BabyStepping your way through you day.

Not sure what to include in your afternoon routine? Read the Control Journal step on routines.


Morning Routine

  • Get up and make your bed
  • get dressed to lace-up shoes, hair, face
  • Recognize negative voices and change them
  • Reboot your laundry
  • What’s for dinner?
  • Put out your Hot Spots for two minutes
  • Five-minute Room Rescue (pick a room). Set your timer and go!
  • Spend 15 Minutes decluttering each day. You can’t organize clutter!
  • Look at your Control Journal. Your Post-It Notes remind you
  • Read Your FlyLady Emails as a reward for doing your morning routine.

Afternoon Routine

  • Start Dinner

Before-Bed Routine

  • Keep your sink shining
  • Lay out your clothes for tomorrow
  • Put in a load of laundry
  • Put out your Hot Spot.
  • Look at your Control Journal check list. 
  • Time for bed; consider yourself tucked in!

FlyLady Tip: There is nothing worse than standing in front of the refrigerator at 6:00pm trying to figure out what to cook for dinner. In order to relieve this daily stress; plan your menus for a week and write them on your calendar. This way when someone asks, “What’s for dinner?” you can show them where to look.

Start each meal with a sink full of hot soapy water; this makes clean up a breeze when you clean as you cook! ~FlyLady

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