I am living in CHAOS at the moment. Trying to stay on top of all the housework and the CrashKids’ daily messes is hard when you’re distracted by more fun things like getting out of the house, chatting on social media and keeping Crash Test Mummy going!
I’m doing pretty well with things like family paperwork since I created my ‘tickler file’ and bill payment is much easier (even more so when there’s actually money to pay them!). And believe it or not, I’m still staying on top of the laundry after writing my Ultimate Laundry Survival Guide. Although this cold and wet weather is starting to wreak havoc with my system. Time to hire a dryer again methinks.
No, where I’m having problems is keeping up with the daily grind of what to eat, cooking, cleaning up after eating and cooking, looking for the lounge room floor etc etc etc. Or more correctly, not keeping up with it, letting it grow into a monster job and then avoiding it like the plague. Unfortunately Crash Palace is far too small to let the detritus pile up. I could possibly lose the CrashKids amongst it all if they weren’t so noisy ;)
I was talking to my friend and fellow blogger Jodie from Muddled Up Mumma and she too was lamenting about keeping on top of everything. It’s even more difficult for her because she has a real job! So I asked Jodie if she wanted to help me crash test some systems and routines for keeping our houses in order. She agreed, so welcome to:
We’re going to crash test two different solutions to sorting out your daily routines to keep your house in order. We’ll choose our teams (that’s where you come in), set some simple tasks crash test from our chosen solution.
I’ve chosen the FlyLady because I’ve had success with it before and need to get back into it again. Jodie has asked for the advice of a good friend and fellow blogger Katrina from The Organised Housewife
FlyLady offers a system for organizing and managing a home, based on the concept of daily routines and a focus on small, time- and space-limited tasks.
Be sure to head over to later on tonight (she’s jet-setting) to read Jodie’s story and spy on her team building efforts for me ok?
So who wants to be on Team Crash Test Mummies?
I’m looking for two other mummies to be on my team to crash test the FlyLady system. To apply please complete your Crash Test Mummy profile and then comment below why you need help. Remember that word CHAOS I referred to at the start? Well in FlyLady speak it stands for Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome! I want you to tell me how bad you’ve got it (preferably in 100 words or less!).
Jodie and I will be choosing our teams this weekend so make sure you apply before then. If you’re selected I’ll contact you and ask you to send me a photo for your team profile.
The challenge will kick off next Monday with Jodie and I introducing our teams and setting your tasks! If you don’t make it we’d still love to have you join in and read all about your test results in the comments!
Are you in?
ps I don’t usually blog on Tuesdays lately, but today I can link up with Jess at Diary of a SAHM for IBOT – yay! Please check out the other lovely bloggers who have posted today :)