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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!


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.

Anonymous 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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