Several years ago I came across a very special lady and she is most popularly known as FlyLady. I can’t even remember how I stumbled across her, but I am so glad I did. While I haven’t mastered the principles she teaches, I regularly turn to her for help in gaining control of my house and home.
Her homepage starts out with:
Are YOU living in CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome) like Franny in the pink sweats? Do you feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn? Hopeless and you don’t know where to start? Don’t worry friend, we’ve been there, too.
She’s all about de-cluttering our homes (and lives) and establishing daily routines. And her rally cry is “Baby Steps”. We didn’t get into the mess we’re in overnight, therefore we can’t expect to get out of it just as quickly. Instead, if we take baby steps in the right direction, we’ll eventually get a better grip and create order out of chaos.
She goes by “FlyLady” because of her love of fly fishing, however, she doesn’t talk much about that. Instead “FLY” is actually an acronym which means Finally Loving Yourself.
I find this site a fantastic resource, and I highly recommend it to anyone who can relate to the quote from above. She and all of her staff will help you tremendously if you just take one baby step at a time. I suggest checking out her site and if you like what you see, consider Joining the FlyLady Family.
You’ll be added to a mailing list where email reminders are sent out very frequently. The purpose of most of the emails are to remind you of your newly established routines. You can just read the subject line, consider yourself reminded, and then hit delete. Then there are other emails that are meant to inspire you. Try it out! I’m glad I did.