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2009-05-13

Flylady's Room Rescue

Flylady's Room Rescue
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Flylady. You either love her, or...you don't. I think I love her. It's just that we have a fundamental disagreement over the value of shining the sink and wearing shoes inside. I can agree to disagree.

But she does have some super-de-duper ideas. I think.

Here's one of my favorites:

The 5 minute room rescue.

Here's a description from Flylady's site:
This is a reminder to spend just 5 minutes clearing a path in your worst room. You know this area of your home: the place you would never allow anyone to see. Just 5 minutes a day for the next 27 days and you will have a place you can be proud to take anyone.
I mean seriously. Five minutes. Five minutes, people! Who can't handle five stinkin' tiny minutes? We can all do this. And it is such a tiny step. And it is so easy. And if you keep going day after day...eventually you see amazing results.

I've reached the point (by God's grace!) that I have a relatively clutter free and orderly home. And I still use the room rescue. Not only is it a key to climbing out of chaos, but it's a key to maintaining order.

Try it! Take just five little itty bitty, teeny tiny minutes. Set a timer and work as fast as you possibly can in one area. Betcha it looks worlds better in just that five minutes. Betcha.

Try it!

It definitely works for me!

6 comments:

Kirsty said...

It's so true! We can all do 5 minutes. I was realizing today that 5-10 mins is all it takes to keep my bedroom a haven, if I will just take it at the beginning of the day. I love flylady too. time to resubscribe methinks. I love your blog, so inspiring! Thanks.

christinnjon said...

Oh I completely agree!! LOVE Flylady!! Five minutes can do a lot, really!

Emily said...

I like flylady as well... except the shoe thing. And ok, I keep my sink clean, but I don't shine it everyday!

I like the idea of setting timer for 5 or 10 minutes when you feel like you don't have time to clean an area completely. A little bit is better than none!

Christi said...

Just the motivation I needed to get out in my garage and do something productive! It's been on my "to do" list for way too long now! 5 minutes a day for a month might actually make a big difference! :)

Mom2fur said...

I think one of the reasons we don't tackle those huge piles of junk is that we don't know where to begin! I like the five minute idea, but I'd add to it. Maybe Flylady already says this--I don't read her site. What I would do is to pick a category for that five minutes. For instance, I'd pick up all the trash I could, or find all the pens and pencils, or remove all the dishes. I'm the type who works in bits and pieces, and I find it makes a bigger difference if you only concentrate on one thing in that little space of time!

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