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Paperbackpages. Published October 1st by Bantam first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Sink Reflectionsplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 12, Sarah rated it liked it. I have a love-hate relationship with the FlyLady. I joined her Yahoo group a few years ago, and did some reading on her website. Home organization and management is something I have always struggled with When Flyady got married, I moved into this quaint, lovely, cluttered old farm house.
It had been home to the entir I have a love-hate relationship with the FlyLady. The error of my ways, as is so often the case, is that I threw out the good with the bad and just moved back to my old work-in-spurts mentality.
It was an easy read. I skipped past all the testimonials. Maybe those would be helpful reflectiojs you; I find them annoying. I realized, as I was jetting through it, that Cilley had some great ideas. I also realized, as I thought about my home and my struggles, that she wrote the book she needed, the book for her. Knowing that, I was able to just fish through her ideas, adapt, and go forth with my own organizing talents.
After I finished the book and promptly found myself a three ring binder and some page protectors and typed up some lists, glorious lists!
I need a kick start, many times, and a motivation. Cilley reminded me of a Charlotte Mason principle: So where Cilley talks about routines, Mason talks about habits.
reflectiins And, revlections, it all came together for me. I had to look past a lot of the esteem-building things. For me, it must be with prayer – and yes, that has to come even before getting dressed.
She wrote her book, and I took from it what I needed Her lists are good and her ideas are stellar Oct 09, Katie Hopkins rated it it was amazing Shelves: I keep going back to this book again and again. This is THE organizational book for the die-hard perfectionist who lives and breathes a mentality of “if I can’t do it right the first time, I’m not doing it at all!
It’s truly not about clutter and so much more about perfectionism. Flyladt have sibk a marked difference in my home and my life since I’ve started implementing th I keep going back to this book again and again. I have noticed a marked difference in my home and my life since I’ve started implementing the FLYLady’s suggestions.
Is the writing perfect? I originally found FlyLady online in a quest to get more organized at home, and at first I enjoyed her system. When you sign up online, there are an overwhelming amount of emails involved, and for those who work outside the home, it can flyldy start a flylary trip when you see what you “should” be doing start piling up while you’re doing the So, I thought I would just get the book and do an offline version myself.
My reglections problem is that her writing style is just awful. It feels like regurgit I originally found FlyLady online in a quest to get more organized reflectlons home, and at first I enjoyed her system. It feels like regurgitated material, typos and all, along with testimonials from those who seem to look at FlyLady like some sort of organizational guru.
I’m not an English major, mind you, but I suppose I thought in book form there would at least be an editing process to remove those typos. Second, although she mentions frequently how little time you need – fifteen minutes here and there, an hour once a week – it adds up. There are morning routines, mid-morning routines, early afternoon routines, late afternoon routines, evening routines, before bed routines You could easily spend hours every day working this system. Lastly, there is something in the tone that I just don’t care for.
While I’m certain her heart is in the right place, it just felt rather patronizing and nagging. Book readers thankfully don’t have the plugs for her apparently endless group of affiliates – that certainly takes away from the experience. I’m in my mid-thirties, and feflections around thirty when I bought the book and gave it a real go. It just felt like someone telling me this was how I needed to do it, and doing anything else was wrong.
For someone with no real place to start, and no other reference for keeping a home running, FlyLady may be a good resource. I’m certainly not born organized, but I’m not competing to be on the next season of Hoarders either. And I sincerely hope later editions were proofread, and the Comic Sans removed. Jan 08, Amy rated it it was amazing. I was a bit reluctant to give this book 5 stars, because it isn’t exactly amazing literature. In fact, I felt that it wasn’t even very well-written in some parts.
This book is not for everyone, but it is GREAT for people like me whose perfectionism gets in the way of truly being productive around the house, and people described as SHEs “Sidetracked Home Executives” who have g I was a bit reluctant to give this book 5 stars, because it isn’t exactly amazing literature.
This book is not for everyone, but it is GREAT for people like me whose perfectionism gets in the way of truly being productive around the house, and people described as SHEs “Sidetracked Ref,ections Executives” who have great intentions but are constantly distracted and sidetracked, moving from one thing to the next but never really getting anywhere.
I had a lot of big “light bulb” moments while reading this book – suddenly I understand dlylady I have been feeling so frustrated and overwhelmed with things around the flylaxy. Now, instead of feeling like a job isn’t worth doing if I can’t do it perfectly which just makes me feel so overwhelmed that I don’t even attempt itmy goal is to just make progress every day.
Along with helping me have some major realizations about myself, it offered great suggestions on getting organized and fllylady productive, which I have been putting to use with great success. Reeflections reading this book I have been rfflections productive than I have been in ages, because I am seeing things differently and doing things differently.
This book helped flylqdy adopt a flylacy mindset, and that has made all the difference in the world for me and my reflectins Everyone in this house is happier now! View all 4 comments.
Sep 16, Emily rated it it was ok. There was a lot of good content in this book, but I found the delivery completely obnoxious. Getting a morning and before bed routine as well as breaking your house into 5 zones and cleaning one 15 minutes a day each week for a month when the cycle repeats I thought were good ideas. However, I could not stand the cutesy terms and acronyms she reflecyions up and the overuse of annoying cliches. Also she was wink actually very clear at describing certain key routines in her book.
She should have spent There was a lot of good content in this book, but I found the delivery completely obnoxious. She should have spent more time being clear about methods for getting your house clean and less time making it all sound so cute. I had to speed read the second half so I wouldn’t vomit. Jun 01, Angela rated it really liked it.
My only complaint about this book introducing a system of keeping your house under control flylwdy terms of cleaning and organizing is that it doesn’t really say what the system is. It does a great job of getting you in the right frame of mind. The author does admi My only complaint about this book introducing a system of keeping your house under control in terms reeflections cleaning and organizing is that it doesn’t really say what the system is.
The author does admit that everyone’s situation is different, and you will probably have to adapt her suggestions–good, gives me permission not to feel like I’ve failed if I don’t do exactly what she says. But when you change things, what exactly are the core pieces that you should make sure to retain? I guess it’s more of a “learn by doing” thing. She runs an email list, that is the real backbone of maintaining her system until and unless you feel prepared to “wing it” on your own.
Over the course of time reviewing her emails, you can gain a sense of exactly what she’s suggesting, and so figure out what you should be doing to go along with it. Anyway, as much as I can figure out, it does seem to be very sensible stuff here. Let go of perfectionism: This is a big trap for me, as I love cleaning completely. A partial cleaning job is still beneficial. Build it into your daily morning and nighttime routines, so it feels odd if you don’t do it. A consistently shining sink can be a beacon in times when other things don’t seem to be under control.
If you fall off, get back on again, where you are, and don’t worry about “catching up”. I’m now following the email list, and working out how this “system” can work in my own life.
I plan to re-read the book again in a few months after I feel more settled with the routines, to see if I forgot anything.