Creating & maintaining a well-ordered home: PART 2

Here’s Part 2 {the ACTION PLAN} for saying bye-bye to clutter and hello to a clean home. What appeals to me about this plan from Marla Cilley {the FlyLady} is the simplicity of it all. I can see how it can really help you maintain your home with ease after doing it consistently for a few months. And it’s not too regimented which I love.

The FlyLady’s ZONE plan:

Your home is broken down into 5 zones: in { }’s I’ll put the start date of that zone for this month {July 2011}

  • Zone 1:  entrance + dining room + front porch
  • Zone 2: kitchen
  • Zone 3: bathroom + children’s rooms + spare bedroom + office
  • Zone 4: Master Bedroom + Master Bath
  • Zone 5:  Living Room / Family Room / Den

First day of month: start with Zone 1, then that following Monday, you’ll begin Zone 2, and so forth. {Some months  you’ll spend almost a whole week in Zone 1, other months – only a day or 2. It’ll even out over time.}

SPEND JUST 15 MINUTES EACH DAY in that week’s zone:

FIRST: Decluttering {see yesterday’s post}.

EVENTUALLY, you’ll move to the detailed cleaning {Marla says this sounds like spring cleaning but it’s not: “It is cleaning in Baby Steps so that in a few months’ time you will have totally decluttered your home.”}

Add this zone plan to yesterday’s ideas and before you know it, your home should SPARKLE.  Starting with the sink!  

  • Zone 1:  entrance + dining room + front porch
  • Zone 2: kitchen
  • Zone 3: bathroom + children’s rooms + spare bedroom + office
  • Zone 4: Master Bedroom + Master Bath
  • Zone 5:  Living Room / Family Room / Den



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