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Inspiration to Declutter

- a FlyLady email When you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and you just don't know how to get up the strength to make yourself even declutter for 15 minutes, stop for one minute and take a look around at your home and recognize how very blessed you are. It may be cluttered and need some… Continue reading Inspiration to Declutter

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Calculating the high cost of clutter

http://www.crown.org/LIBRARY/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=448 by Patti Chirico “Don''t touch that pile…I know where everything is…in that pile!” Sound familiar? As a “former cluttered mess,” I used to say the same thing. Occasionally, it is true. Given enough time to look through a particular pile, we are able to find a certain paper or item. But if an emergency… Continue reading Calculating the high cost of clutter

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Green #3 – Paper Waste

There are two really great ways to rid yourself of unnecessary paper waste at home.  Method #1 - Switch to online bill pay for all your regular expenses and request the utility/bank/lending company to stop sending you paper bills.  Most banks will do this, and utilities are quickly catching on too.  After all, it saves… Continue reading Green #3 – Paper Waste

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Green #2 – More Great Products

Here are a few things that I failed to mention in the last Green post. The one item that has probably saved the most energy (and therefore money) for us has been the programmable digital thermostat.  Yes, we installed our own thermostat in our rental apartment.  Shhh, don’t tell the landlord!  If you are careful,… Continue reading Green #2 – More Great Products

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Routines as Building Blocks

http://www.flylady.net by Marla Cilley (FlyLady) Right now you should be focusing on your morning routine and your before bed routine. These are daily maintenance. Get in the habit of picking up after yourself and keeping your kitchen clean and the sink shiny. You can only declutter if you routines are done in the morning. I… Continue reading Routines as Building Blocks

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Weekly Home Blessing Hour

http://www.flylady.net by Marla Cilley (FlyLady) The Weekly Home Blessing hour is the time FlyLady spends slipshod cleaning her home. No detailed cleaning required; vacuum the middle of the floors only! FlyLady sets her timer for 10 minutes to work on each of 7 tasks: Vacuum Dust Mop Polish Mirrors and Doors Purge magazines Change Sheets… Continue reading Weekly Home Blessing Hour

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What to do When My “Get Up and Go” Got Up and Left!

http://www.flylady.net by Kelly (FlyLady's assistant) The subject of this email was a question that I was asked by one of our members. She told me that she was FLYing along very nicely and then woke up this morning with no enthusiasm. She did not want to do her routines. She did not want to do… Continue reading What to do When My “Get Up and Go” Got Up and Left!