Fly Lady – January 1, 2015 = Zone 1 – Today is also Errand Day

Fly Lady – Day One

If you saw my other post, you heard me speak of the Fly Lady you can find at  She breaks it down in how to take care of your home, yourself and your family.  Check her out.   I will be listing daily her recommendations for the day, week and month.  She calls us Fly Babies since we are infants to the process in starting over.  

Today is Thursday: Errand Day

Zone 1: Entrance, Front Porch, and Dining Room

This is for the month of January and the week starting with Thursday, January 1, 2015.  Today we start Zone 1.  This is the beginning of your week since we are starting today.  Today’s Mission – Zone 1: Mission #2 Thursday

FlyBabies: Your task is to declutter this area. Spend 15 minutes a day this week doing something, anything, in these rooms. Set a timer for 15 minutes, and just do it.

If Zone 1 is already decluttered: Go on to the detailed cleaning list. You will be amazed at how easy it is to shine and sparkle these rooms when the clutter is gone!

Monthly Habit: January – Shining Your Sink

Detailed Cleaning For Zone One – Th Jan. 1 – Wed. Jan. 7

Entrance Detailed Cleaning List

Start at the ceiling and work your way down to the floor.

  1. Clean cobwebs
  2. Dust WINDOW sills and front door
  3. Clean SWITCH PLATE of hand prints and walls if needed
  4. Put plants in to the shower and give them a good rinse. Let them set there until you are finished.
  5. Dust furniture
  6. Dust baseboards
  7. Straighten the coat closest
  8. Sweep vacuum or mop the floor
  9. Put back the plants. You would hate for DH to walk into a jungle tomorrow morning.
  10. Add your own personal touches to make it more welcoming.

Dining Room Detailed Cleaning List

Start at the ceiling and work your way down to the floor.

  1. Clean the cobwebs
  2. Dust window sills
  3. Clean the window
  4. Clean doors of china cabinet after you straighten dishes if they need done. Dust.
  5. Clean and straighten any drawer
  6. CLEAN OFF top of dining table and polish
  7. Rinse plants in the shower
  8. Dust the bottoms of the chairs.
  9. Dust the baseboards
  10. MOVE FURNITURE and vacuum underneath (except the china cabinet). I turned mine over one time. It was not funny.
  11. Add your own personal touches to the table (table cloth, pretty bowl, flowers)

Front Porch Detailed Cleaning

  1. Sweep down cobweb and spider webs (In the summer, I leave them. I feed the spiders, too, LOL.)
  2. Sweep off PORCH FURNITURE.
  3. Sweep the porch.
  4. Throw away any dead plants.
  5. Prune back unruly bushes from the entrance.
  6. Repot planters if necessary (in summer)
  7. Refill bird feeders.
  8. Wipe off tables, banisters, and light fixtures.
  9. Get rid of unwanted items.
  10. Add your own personal touches to welcome friends and family (wreath, welcome mat, bell)

Morning Routine:

  • Get Dressed to Shoes including Hair/Face, Brush Teeth
  • Make Bed
  • Swish & Swipe
  • Empty Dishwasher
  • Reboot Laundry (a Load a Day Keeps CHAOS Away)
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Check Your Control Journal
  • What’s For Dinner?
  • Drink Your Water
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes
  • 15 Minutes of Loving Movement (exercise)

Before Bed Routine:

  • Lay out Your Clothes for tomorrow
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Put things needed for tomorrow at the Launch Pad
  • Where are your Keys?
  • Spend Two Minutes Clearing off a Hot Spot
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Wash face/Brush Teeth
  • Go to Bed at a Decent Hour

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