Monday, March 8, 2010

Tips and Tricks from FlyLady

Once in a while, I hop over to FlyLady to see what she's cooking. I often stumble upon some sound advice that I TRY to apply to my daily living. Here's some that I'm trying to make a habit:

1. Shine your sink
  • Use some cleanser and scrub your sink, even old sink can look pretty decent with some elbow greese. Clean around the rim and the faucets too.
  • Every time you run water in your sink, take your clean dishtowel and dry it out.
  • Don't leave dirty dishes in the sink, especially overnight, make a habit to wash and clean the sink before you go to bed every night. Get up in the morning to be greeted by clean and shiny sink (it does affect your mood)   
2. Decluttering 15 minutes a day (I've tried it with my sewing studio, it worked!! I am yet to move to the other parts of the apartment..uhuhu)
  • Do a little every day, don't burn yourself out by doing everything in a day. Only do small amount at a time. The house did not get dirty overnight and it will not get clean overnight.
  • You will need garbage bags, boxes and magic markers. Label the boxes "Give Away", "Throw Away", and "Put Away". Line the "Throw Away" box with a plastic garbage bag.
  • Set a time limit (15 mins, 20min, 1 hour) Just do the job as fast as you can and do not pull out more stuff than you can put away in that length of time. This means just one drawer, one closet (or even one shelf in one closet), one magazine rack, or digging under just the furniture in the zone. Not all of them at once!
My shopping bag cum cooler picnic bag

Lined with cooler sheets to keep food/drinks cool
(I've since added zip to the bag)

Have a productive week!! Pin It


Malaysia said...

useful tips, have a great day.

Azaidris said...

Very useful indeed.
except for the 'decluttering in 15 minutes a day' part. Tend to always get carried end up cancelling doing other things that was also in the to do list :)

liyana said...

wow..anda sgt hebat menjahit..patot jd kan tok guru ni..ihihi

My Botang said...

Malaysia - Thx! Hope you have a productive week.

Azaidris - I know what you mean about being carried away.. try only to touch/selongkar one small section at a time.. jangan punggah sumer.. tu yg tak leh stop until everything is back in order again.. :D

liyana - ihiks!! tak ler sampai cam gitu.. still lots to learn..


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