I Want to Keep My New Home Uncluttered Help Me

Dear FlyLady,

I have a question. I just moved into a new place and purged everything down to just the basics.  I don’t want to get into the mess I just got out of so my question is, where do I start?  Do I jump into the detailed cleaning list? And how does that work?  

It looks like a lot. Does it follow the same zones as the flight plans?  Or do I still follow the zone cleaning and weekly blessings? This doesn’t seem to be enough. Not complaining, mind you, really enjoying waking up and coming home to an uncluttered home, but I don’t want it to sneak up on me again. Any advise would be amazing!


Dear Becky,

Let me start by saying how proud I am of you for purging your clutter before you moved into your new home. This is the key to the ease of establishing simple habits and stringing them into routines. You are going to be fine! We all start by shining our sinks. Keep your sink clean and shiny. I will give you some babysteps to help you with the rest of the house.

Do a simple Before Bed Routine:

  1. Shine sink
  2. Clear hot spots
  3. Check calendar
  4. Get in bed at a decent hour

Next Day do your Morning Routine

  1. Get dressed to lace-up shoes
  2. Swish and Swipe
  3. Empty Dishwasher
  4. Eat Breakfast

Stay focused on weeding out clutter

1. When you bring something new home declutter 2 like items.

2. Spend 15 minutes each day decluttering


Do a Weekly Home Blessing

Do the Daily Mission that comes out in the Flight Plan

Don’t get caught up in the trying to do everything at one time. BabySteps to establish simple habits and string them into routines.

The daily missions are geared toward the zones. Don’t worry about the zones either. Rebecca will keep you focused on that area. You don’t have to think if you just do the daily mission.

Please don’t over-think this simple system. Our brains can get in our way! This is our perfectionism. We don’t have to see the top of the staircase to take the first step! ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


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