Isn't it a beautiful day out there? The sun is shining and the sky is blue. The birdies are tweeting and the kids are out playing too. It's a day that makes you glad to be alive!!
There is only one downside to beautiful sunshine streaming in through the windows..... yup, you guessed it, the state of the windows themselves! As the sun was shining in yesterday I suddenly noticed how many little fingerprints and streaks there were on the window, and how many spills had happened on my carpets, and all the furballs that were hiding under the sofa. Okay, so I'm not the worlds most houseproud woman. I will freely admit it! However, the sunshine really highlighted to me what a bad job I'm doing at cleaning.
Last night as I was sat in bed, I decided to have a look at some Android Apps and I happened to type in FlyLady. I've tried FlyLady before but felt completely overwhelmed by the number of emails you get from her site! I felt like I was spending all my time reading her emails and no time, at all, actually doing what they prompted you to do. I got discouraged. I unsubscribed. My house is still a tip. So, when I randomly searched for FlyLady last night, I was pleasantly surprised to find that yes, there's an app for that! It's an UNOFFICIAL app, but it uses all of FlyLady's principles/techniques without all the demoralising and highly annoying emails! Whoohoo! The best of both worlds!
So, this morning I have put it into action... and boy, do I feel better for it?! Ok, my house is still a tip but I've done my first 15 minutes and rewarded myself with some bloggy time. It feels good to have my carpets vaccumed and with the knowledge that I can now be prompted and reminded about what I need to do next to get myself out of CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) and into a nice clean house, even if the kids mess it up as fast as I go!
If you're on Android and need to get out of CHAOS too have a look here... and if you're on iPhone or Blackberry I encourage you to have a search for FlyLady on your marketplaces. PLEASE NOTE: I'm don't get any commission or anything, this is simply an app that I'm loving so far and I think other people might like too. I am not, in any way, affiliated with the makers of this app!
Right, I have to go rescue a child from the mud she's playing with. That will be another load of washing to do today!
See you soon!