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Modified Flylady Routines | How I Customized My Flylady Routines

Jun 05, 2022
hi guys my name is nikki and i will welcome you here to carrie grace so today i am going to share with you how i am going to modify

flylady

routines

to fit my life now so stay tuned. Guys, first, I want to welcome you to my channel. If you're a subscriber, you're welcome back, so like I said today, we're going to talk about how I'm going to modify my Flylady

routines

to fit my schedule. If you're not new, you know I've followed the Fly Lady system off and on for several years, I followed it consistently for a year, and then earlier this year I did a few other things, so I'm going back to the fly lady system again. i mentioned in my last video so today i want to share with you how i am going to modify it because i am definitely going to do some modifications to make it actually work for me now i just want to throw this away there are a lot of parts to the fly lady system if you go to the site Fly Ladies website, she has all sorts of resources, lots of valuable resources, if you haven't read her book, time your thoughts, that's a great place to start as well, but if you find all of that overwhelming, let me recommend my video. i did a while back and it's called

flylady

quickstart or fly ladies simplified or something like that i'll leave it linked below that's the video you want to watch if you're feeling a little overwhelmed with a five ladies system or maybe not you're understanding how to put it all together and make it work, one of my biggest suggestions for the fly lady system is to try it for a while as written and then modify it to do so.
modified flylady routines how i customized my flylady routines
I work for you. I feel like it's one of those systems that can really be

customized

for anyone's schedule, anyone's lifestyle, all things, so definitely check out that video. I'll also refer you to that video when I talk today about my daily routine. Yeah I have a morning routine and an evening routine and I'm not going to go over that in this video because I've already talked about that in that video so if you want to see my daily routines you can find them in that video okay so what am I going to do to modify?
modified flylady routines how i customized my flylady routines

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Ok my morning and evening routine with a fly will remain the same as I have already done they work for me I have been doing the same morning and evening routines and they just work well so next is your weekly home blessing hour now the weekly home blessing hour is a list of six or seven tasks that you should only spend about 10 minutes each on you should be able to do this in an hour and you can do all of this in an hour you can spread it out over your the week and just doing a chore or two a day can make this work for you now most of the time i will do this on a monday i will be doing my weekly home blessing on monday but then there are a few weeks that things they're wrong or weird or whatever and I'll be funny and then I'll do these things however I can during the week so some weeks I'll do maybe one thing on Monday and three things on Tuesday or one thing you know here wherever I tear this up and make it work for you so my thanks for the weekly home blessing emptying the trash cans.
modified flylady routines how i customized my flylady routines
In fact, I have delegated that to my children. the whole house i quick mop my whole house one thing i have added is a quick clean in the showers this is not part of the flying lady routine but it is something this girl likes to do because i feel like it is something that I need to do every week because it makes it not so hard when it's time to hold on to the zone in the bathrooms and then the last thing is to change the sheets and I don't do that when I'm doing the rest of my home blessing hour I do this thursdays is a chore i chose i woke up when i was working on passionate penny pinchers home routines and for some reason washing all our sheets and re-making the beds on thursdays has really stuck it works well so i will continue to do it on thursdays, that's fine, so the following. it's going to be your daily focus so every day of the week you'll have one thing that's going to be your focus for the day so for me monday will be my weekly home blessing tuesday this is where my stuff goes be very different from the Fly Ladies system and if you are not familiar with the daily approaches of the Fly Lady system I would encourage you to just check them out on their website, they are easy to find on their website. you can use hers you can make your own i suggest doing whatever works best for you but monday the weekly home blessing time is the same as the 5 ladies on tuesday this is what i go to call my cooking day i mentioned passionate penny pinchers home planner tha Its something i did earlier in the year she also has routines at home and i figured them out and there were certain things that really stuck one of them was changing the shoes on thursday and the second thing is on tuesday she made you clean your microwave and then i added like my toaster oven and then i also like to shine my stainless steel appliances so i decided for me tuesday i was going to keep doing those things I've mentioned before that, we homeschool, we eat three meals a day every day and because we use our appliances so often, I like to clean them a little more often than during cleaning. piece from my area so that's my personal preference but I've also found that I like to have an afternoon where if I want to batch cook I might want to cook a bunch of ground beef so I can separate it out and put it in the freezer or maybe i want to make a batch of homemade granola or oatmeal or something else just a freezer meal i hadn't initially given myself a good place to fit that so i was having a hard time getting it done so i decided since tuesday I really like to do those few kitchen chores, I decided to do that. a cooking day so Tuesday afternoon I have some chores that I'm going to complete in my kitchen and then I'm also going to do something like extra cooking or food prep or things like that that I want to do and I've been doing this for a while and it's working great so that's my tuesday ok so wednesday i believe in flyladyland which is anti procrastination day where you just pick one or two little tasks that maybe you've been doing putting off maybe you need to make an appointment with the dentist or whatever.
modified flylady routines how i customized my flylady routines
I'll make Wednesday my work day, so on Wednesdays if I have any mail that didn't get filed during the week, I'll go clean out the mail bin if I need to. to sit down and schedule appointments I'm going to do that I'll sit down and do my meal planning now. My goal is to go back to meal planning once a month again so this will happen on a Wednesday, but right now I'm meal planning weekly so I need to do that. i'm going to sit on wednesday i'm going to sort my groceries so i can pick them up on thursday which is my aaron day i'm going to do all the things i need to sit down and plan and think about my desk i'm going to do that on wednesday ok like this that thursday, thursday is my aaron day, i mentioned that i will pick up the groceries on thursday, any kind of errands i need to run.
I try to group them all together so that Thursday afternoon I can get all my errands done just fine, so Friday for me is going to be a little different than a lot of people, but for me it's the day that I clean up my area, now let's talk. about cleaning zones separately in just a little bit, but because I shoot videos of cleaning and stuff like that, Friday is my day really and really and for me to film and kind of work, so for me sometimes it's projects, sometimes that's zone cleaning sometimes that's just another type of cleaning or whatever so friday i had that booked so if i haven't done my zone cleaning for the week 15 minutes a day i can do it all at once once so I can film it, but really Friday afternoon for me is just a work day, but because of what I do, zone cleaning tends to fall into that, which is why I have that. bunched up there saturday is just our family fun day we try to spend some time together during the day saturday we do something fun and then sunday is our day to go to church and rest really not much rest anymore go ahead we're pretty busy from start to finish on sunday with all the church activities we have but it's a nice day so that's my weekly plan and as i said i've made a few tweaks i've been doing this what Enough that I finally figured out what I have to do to make this work for me and that's what I'm sharing with you.
Well, the fourth thing we're going to talk about is zone cleaning. Now, zone clearing is that part of the Flylady puzzle that some people have trouble with zone clearing. really just its deep cleaning now on flyladyland and on the flylady website when she talks about it she will basically spend 15 minutes a day doing some sort of zone cleaning every week there will be a different zone but its a bit confusing flylady has it all set up in five zones week one and week five are a little hard to explain but depending on how they land on the calendar sometimes week one or week five will only have a few days so like if the first June for example it landed on a Friday it would only be in zone one for Friday and Saturday and then next week zone 2 will start which will be June 3 and then like I said just kind of depends on how dates fall som Sometimes you don't get a full week in week 1 and week five week one is your like input area and then week five I can't remember which week five is off the top of my head but I've changed my area the way i have tweaked this is i am still doing five zones but i will stay in each zone for a full week before moving on to the next zone and then start again with a zone one so i have broken my zones are a little different from Flylady I looked at the design of my house.
I also like to group certain tasks together so I find it's easier if I'm doing my master bathroom to go ahead and do the master bathroom if I'm already working on my bedroom it's easier for me to go ahead and work on my friends' bedrooms kids things like that so i'm going to share with you how i broke down my zones ok so i'm going to be looking down because i have my zones written down i haven't memorized them yet because i'm coming back to this but my first zone is my entrance way which is going to be my laundry room and entry hallways office as our house is set up which seems to be the flow we are going to go with zone 2 for me it is going to be my kitchen which is going to include my pantry and then also my homeschool closet it's right next to my kitchen and it's one of those things that I want to make sure that I occasionally go in there and tidy things up so I added it to my kitchen zone three for me is going to be living areas that are going to be my living room and dining room our house now has just kind of a great great room they are in the same room that's why they are together zone four is going to be bedrooms again that will be my master bedroom the master closet has two kids rooms and then there are closets and that will be our sleeping area zone five for me will be the bathrooms we only have two bathrooms so that will be the main bathroom and the hall bathroom and those are going to be grouped into one zone so starting with my entry zone I'll complete that zone one week then move to zone two next week and then continue to move through my zones now some of you may Ask me what they have in their areas, what do you do?
Flylady has a great list of items on their website. A detailed cleaning list. I would say start there. I am not making a list at this time. I think it needs to be done I know as I go through this I'll probably create my own list but really I'm just starting in the room starting at the top of the room working my way down and doing the deep cleaning like so I'm going to go around the top of the room and get rid of the cobwebs and then you know, just the walls, if you need to, clean the baseboards.
I'm not really starting the list this time I'm just going to start cleaning up and making my list as I go along because I know if I sit down because I've done this before, if I sit down and try to make myself a list, I'll probably have two full pages. of tasks and I'm going to get overwhelmed so I won't I just won't it's coming but I won't do it yet ok so those are the modifications I'm making to the Flylady routines currently. work in my life right now i wanted to share this because i've been doing cleaning videos and i know some of you have had questions about how am i changing things why am i changing things all things but this is what i am doing and i feel that last year late last year i went from the flylady system to the passionate home organizer penny pincher she has something i've already talked about i have a video on that too if that's something you're into it's also a great routine but I found I was ready to get back into zone cleaning I found it's just what I need in my life right now,so i'm going to come back to that but there was a few things from the other routine like me i mentioned that it really stuck and it really worked and i really liked the way it flowed with everything so what excites me the most about this is that I feel like my daily approaches really make sense to me right now at this time in this house at this stage in life so I'm really excited okay guys if you have any questions please leave them below.
Questions about I'll be happy to answer any questions I can. Alright guys. Thanks so much for looking. I hope you enjoyed today's video and I'll see you next week. I did some polls on Instagram and in one of my Facebook groups. and i asked you which days you would prefer to watch my videos each week and monday is the day that is in the lead right now by far and a lot of you liked that i gave you different times to choose from for my posting schedule and a lot of you they chose 11 a.m. this one from stan It's time for my videos to start next week on Monday.
It's going to be hard for me to get videos on Monday, but I'm going to try to do it because if it's more useful for you to have my videos on Monday. so that's what i'd like to do so monday find a video of me and then hopefully i can stick to that schedule if it's not going to be monday i'll let you know on instagram so be sure to follow me. alright that's all i got for you today and i'll see you soon oh baby

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