Sorry. The evil laugh just takes over sometimes.
This is where I went wrong when I started doing Flylady the first time 3 years ago. I tried to wing it and didn't have any lists going. Obviously, I should have known better as I am a very list-oriented person. I write things on lists that I've already accomplished just so I can cross them off. I write lists of what lists I need to make. I briefly considered "List" as a name for my firstborn.
The following pictures are pages from my control journal. To make your own journal, you'll need a 3 ring binder, a dry erase marker (to check things off as you do them), and the "shiny" (not matte finish) page protectors. If you don't have those things on hand, you can improvise with a computer document, hand written lists, dry erase board, etc. until you can get them. If you click on the pictures to enlarge them, you'll get a better look at what the pages say.
Before you get started, I have 2 disclaimers for you.
Disclaimer #1: This is my journal. It works for me, my family, and my schedule. If you copy it word for word, it probably won't work for you. Play around with it (as you can see I've done by the crossed off lines here and there) and come up with a plan that will work for you. I do most of my cleaning in the morning so I can work on my boutique stuff in the afternoon, but go with whatever works best for you.
Disclaimer #2: I don't own a printer right now and, as I have a love-hate relationship with all printers, I'm okay with that. However, that means that you have to put up with my messy handwriting and pages. Let me know if you need anything translated.
|I use page dividers between each section of my control journal.|
|On Tuesday, you'll set the timer for 30 minutes and spend that time working on the weekly zone. Yes, I know you're still wondering what a "zone" is. Keep your britches on, we're getting to that.|
|If we had a yard that we had to take care of ourselves, I'd work on that on Saturdays. But our wonderful landlady does all the yard work so I just take a few minutes to clean out the van, my purse and the diaper bag.|
|Zone 2 is the kitchen. This is where you would wipe down the refrigerator shelves and drawers if you didn't do it on Wednesday.|
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