Do you have your shoes on today?
No, seriously. Do you have your shoes on?
Where are your shoes? Put on your damn shoes!
Ok, ok … so maybe this is a slight over-exaggeration on my part, but it’s not that far off.
Today, as with every 15th day of the month from now until I run out of things to do, I will review a website, book, store, or new fun new product right here on MBV.
Review of the Day
I was first introduced to the Fly Lady about four years ago by an overzealous coworker who thrived on organizing her life, letting old habits resurface, then organizing things again, and again … and, again.
She loved Fly Lady and I liked her, so I signed up for the emails.
I was bombarded every few hours with email reminders, who I can only assume were targeted at stay at home moms or homebound freelancers. In between Kelly’s Missions and the FLYing Lessons were simple reminders “not to forget your shoes.”
This quickly became a hot humor issue in our office, and we’d jokingly remind each other, when we weren’t getting Fly Lady’s reminders, to look at our FLY feet and ensure our FLY shoes hadn’t FLOWN off!
But, in reality, I liked Fly Lady. F-L-Y, or Finally Loving Yourself, is a website dedicated to ending CHAOS and organizing your homes and your lives. Targeted, as I initially suspected, at stay-at-homers, Flylady dot Net is a community of “FLY babies” with a forum, Q&As, and even a Blog Talk Radio channel.
The website, while being a tad too chaotic for my taste, is chock-full of more information than you could ever want to FLY through. There is an FAQ page, menu planning and recipe ideas, cleaning tips with fun names like “27 Fling Boogie,” and even a Fly library. She has a killer FLY recipe for shining your sink (which we used at the B&B) and her household duties list is divided into Fly Zones for easy weekly tidying!
She uses nifty FLY lingo to keep things interesting, and an easy Google search box, for when you can’t find that last mission! There is even a super FLY store where you can FLY shop yourself silly, and even buy a family fun pack of FLY dusters and timers. (For 66 bucks!) Ouch!
Well, in the process of writing this post and FLYing back and forth between the Fly Lady’s site and my own, I’ve convinced myself that I am, once again, ready to FLY. I work from home, I like organization and planning, and I like a clean house. So, I’m gonna rejoin the FLYers club today, and get my sink a’shining in no time.
And, I’ll probably even put on my shoes.
Have you ever heard of Fly Lady or participated in the programs? What did you think? Would you recommend it?