While I no longer follow the Flylady system (see Why Flylady Didn’t Work for Me), I still learned many valuable lessons from her.
Flylady, aka Marly Cilley, is a bubbly dispenser of no-nonsense advice on how to get your home in order. Her website, Flylady.net is a colorful portal to some common sense we may not have been given earlier in life.
Over the years I have applied bits and pieces of her methods and advice, to varying degrees of success. She is one of the pillars my personal philosophy of productivity is based on (see The Evolution of My Productivity System: Flylady). While it may seem strange to have a housekeeping system as a basis for productivity, I have learned many things, as was highlighted in this series on Flylady Productivity techniques.
The Top 10 Things I Learned From Flylady
- #1: The Power of the Before Bed Routine
- #2: Taking Care of Me Makes A Big Difference
- #3: I Really Can Do Anything for 15 Minutes
- #4: Jump In Where You Are
- #5: Little Bits Add Up To A Lot
- #6: There Is No Magic Pill
- #7: Keep Supplies Where They Are Used
- #8: There May Be A Right Tool, But There Is No Perfect Tool
- #9: The Right Tool Can Make A Big Difference
- #10: A Timer Will Keep Me On Track
- #11: Progress, Not Perfection
Photo by Mr. T in DC