Friday, October 5, 2012

Getting Dressed and FLYing

I've started a new program to get my house out of CHAOS (can't have anybody over syndrome). I came across a post on Baby Center about the FLY Lady and decided to check it out. It's exactly what I need: an easy, step-by-step way to get my house in shape. We moved into this new house in July and have yet to get fully unpacked or fully furnished, much less clean and decorated, or even fully baby-proofed, which just stresses me out everyday. But I've been so overwhelmed by it all and didn't know where to start. FLY Lady tells you, by taking baby steps to get started, establishing small routines, and decluttering in small chunks everyday. Sunday I'm on day 4. I've shined my sink and I get dressed everyday. Friday I got dressed in a cute pleated polka dot skirt that I thought was navy and realized was black no matter what Target calls it. We also went to campus with DH so I kinda had to get dressed. I've already started to think differently, about how I can make certain areas of the house more organized and efficient. Isn't it funny that just someone telling you explicitly what to do can help so much? I already feel less stressed knowing that I can and will get this house in shape and turn it into a fun and cozy home for baby.

Can you see some of the CHAOS around me in the pic? I'm wearing my red Trinket Flats from Anthropologie and a white tee from Target. No jewelry because Michael will eat it or yank it off.


  1. You look great! I've heard wonderful things about the Fly Lady routine. I'm a neat freak and like things nice and tidy, but what really works for me is to do one or two small chores each day, so I am not overwhelmed. That helps a lot, especially with the little guys running around. I think that is the basic idea of the Fly Lady, right?

  2. Thanks Catherine! Yes, she breaks things down into small tasks that slowly roll together into a routine. Routine is what I need. And I need a clean house even more! I was so embarrassed when people came over during and after my pregnancy because I was physically unable to do much cleaning. I think I can do this--I just have to make sure DH doesn't undo my progress!