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Old 11-20-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Hate FlyLady!

I just googled "hate flylady" and I am so glad to find out I am not the only one. I find some of the methods of house cleaning helpful, but I can do without her "no whining" rules and religious spiritual self improvement crap. She's even been pushing some guys music now on her Facebook page.

About a week ago, she completely went off on some lady that sent in a letter about the website changes. And she did it publicly on her Facebook page. Holy crap! So its ok for her to make all these rules about no whining & being nice, blah blah blah, but she doesn't have to follow them. There was absolutely no reason for her to have to do that publicly. And boy, did she ever get called on it!

Ever since then, I just can't stand her even more.

I'm looking for other motivators who don't make me feel like a failure if I don't live up to her standards. Ha, and she talks about how we don't need to be perfectionist. ha!

For an organizing motivator, the website was a total mess! Its a little better now, but still needs a lot of work in the organizing department.

FlyLady, go away! I quit!
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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I just googled "hate flylady" and I am so glad to find out I am not the only one. I find some of the methods of house cleaning helpful, but I can do without her "no whining" rules and religious spiritual self improvement crap. She's even been pushing some guys music now on her Facebook page.

About a week ago, she completely went off on some lady that sent in a letter about the website changes. And she did it publicly on her Facebook page. Holy crap! So its ok for her to make all these rules about no whining & being nice, blah blah blah, but she doesn't have to follow them. There was absolutely no reason for her to have to do that publicly. And boy, did she ever get called on it!

Ever since then, I just can't stand her even more.

I'm looking for other motivators who don't make me feel like a failure if I don't live up to her standards. Ha, and she talks about how we don't need to be perfectionist. ha!

For an organizing motivator, the website was a total mess! Its a little better now, but still needs a lot of work in the organizing department.

FlyLady, go away! I quit!
I used to love Flylady when she first started. Once she got 'big' it all changed and I became disillusioned. It's too bad because I really did like following her methods. If you come across anything, let me know.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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She was always a little too "feng shui" for my taste. "Body Clutter"? Really?
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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Read a book years ago, "sidetracked home executive". Made a world of difference for me in getting my home organized and cleaned. Made it so much easier to clean it after that point also. Have no idea who wrote it or if it is still available though.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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Read a book years ago, "sidetracked home executive". Made a world of difference for me in getting my home organized and cleaned. Made it so much easier to clean it after that point also. Have no idea who wrote it or if it is still available though.
That is the same book/system that she read that got her started and they are connected somehow. She talks about being a S.H.E and there are links to the other on each site.

I like the idea and the cleaning/organizing schedule stuff but it is just too many darn emails. I have more email Clutter from her than anything else! I really don't need a whole bunch of touchy feely kum-ba-ya emails telling me how great she is. I have them all go into their own folder and then go in every few months and just delete them all. Doesn't help me much.

I have been using the Cozi calendar that she has promoted and am finding it very helpful and with JUST her FlightPlan for each day it helps to see exactly what I should be doing (not that I am actually doing it!).
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:15 PM   #6
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There is a fun site I've been looking at but I can't exactly post the link here because it has a no-no work in it. But you can probably guess.

The site is www. un____yourhabitat.com Where there is a 4 letter word instead of the underlines....
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:51 PM   #7
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There is a fun site I've been looking at but I can't exactly post the link here because it has a no-no work in it. But you can probably guess.

The site is www. un____yourhabitat.com Where there is a 4 letter word instead of the underlines....
lol, the word I guessed just gets me a website saying "coming soon". A year ago.

Either I have the wrong 4 letter word, or the URL is a little different?
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:55 PM   #8
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oops - not exactly the right address - try this one.

http://un****yourhabitat.tumblr.com/
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:55 PM   #9
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That is the same book/system that she read that got her started and they are connected somehow. She talks about being a S.H.E and there are links to the other on each site.

I like the idea and the cleaning/organizing schedule stuff but it is just too many darn emails. I have more email Clutter from her than anything else! I really don't need a whole bunch of touchy feely kum-ba-ya emails telling me how great she is. I have them all go into their own folder and then go in every few months and just delete them all. Doesn't help me much.

I have been using the Cozi calendar that she has promoted and am finding it very helpful and with JUST her FlightPlan for each day it helps to see exactly what I should be doing (not that I am actually doing it!).
touchy feel kum-ba-ya emails.
And yes, she totally used the Sidetracked Executives methods.

I looked at Cozi, and registered, but I already had a Google calendar in place that I did not to mess with. And I wasn't exactly trusting Cozi at first with all the technical problems they were / are having. For now, I have the flightplan stuff automatically imported into a google calendar & its good. Enough to remind me. I also have the missions sent there too.

I'm not loving the zone idea at times to be honest. I would rather get it all cleaned and be done with it. Some day I will figure out my own perfect plan.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:57 PM   #10
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oops - not exactly the right address - try this one.

http://un****yourhabitat.tumblr.com/

That works better. Off to check it out now. I just love the name. Already more up my alley than flylady.

Added to my RSS reader for sure!

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:17 PM   #11
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Thanks for the link. I guessed correctly and I'm loving the attitude over there. I'm not very savvy on tumblr yet, so I've got to figure out navigation a bit more.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:44 PM   #12
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Here's a short video explaining the S.H.E.(Sidetracked Home Executive) method. Its the same idea as "43 Folders" if you have ever heard of that in the G.T.D. (Getting Things Done) world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxUR3CWCbHU
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:49 PM   #13
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I'm looking for other motivators who don't make me feel like a failure if I don't live up to her standards. Ha, and she talks about how we don't need to be perfectionist. ha!

Yeah, I get the same vibe from he, even though she has some good advice.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:01 AM   #14
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I like the idea and the cleaning/organizing schedule stuff but it is just too many darn emails. I have more email Clutter from her than anything else! I really don't need a whole bunch of touchy feely kum-ba-ya emails telling me how great she is. I have them all go into their own folder and then go in every few months and just delete them all. Doesn't help me much.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:32 AM   #15
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MsLeFever, thanks for the link. Great site.

Today's my day off, I need to get off the Dis soon and start un****ing my house.
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