Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Pre-Holiday Flap

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Thought I'd get this one in well ahead of the weekend, just in case you want to get a head start on yourself!

Last weekend, we travelled to the mountains with some friends to a conference.

One of the most awesome things about preparing for the weekend was the pre-holiday house clean. I like to come back to a relatively tidy house, clean fridge and no massive Mt. Washmore. Its just a thing I have. Go with it.

I usually flap around for days before a weekend cleaning and getting organised so I can feel relaxed while I'm away. Four days cleaning for two days away sounds normal right?

Here's the thing. This time, I didn't have to.

This is how long it took to get the house 'holiday-ready':

An hour and 15 minutes.

Oh. Yeah.

In that time, I caught up the washing, changed the sheets, vacuumed, washed the dishes, cleaned out the fridge, straightened and packed my gear for the weekend. Oh and I took 10 minutes out of that time to quickly sew myself a shoulder bag for the weekend too.

How? How am I, the least organised person ever, becoming... well, organised?

If you haven't checked out the ridiculously difficult to navigate but completely helpful FlyLady site yet, I strongly suggest you do.

Changin' my world.
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[no, I don't get any benefit from referring you, or for plugging the site. I am just sharing what works for me in the name of being a full time worker/wife :)]


  1. Ahhhh. Once upon a time I was a flygirl. Now, the fly lady would surely disown me. Ha. Don't even look in my utility room! :-o

    Thanks so much for the follow! I'm following you as well. I love hooking up with other Christ followers!

    Forgive me if you don't hear much from me the next two months. We open our farm for a corn maze and I am SWAMPED! Hopefully I'll be back on schedule after October.

    Bless you! Visit often!

  2. I did look through the website - I do find it a bit ironic that it's all about decluttering and organisation and yet the website is (like you said) so difficult to navigate! I think there are a lot of good principles there though, but I haven't exactly implemented any - yet.

  3. This is such a good idea. I tend to make a mess during the packing stage and always come home to a disaster. And you're right, it sux coming home to a disaster!