I follow by facebook. I find that easier than a lot of emails. Also then I get to hear how other people are going and that is often inspirational. And I have my routine written out and know it by heart as well now. Every now and then I need a refresher. Or the motivation of reading some of her articles. Her writing on clutter is the best I have ever read. Clutter steals your life, space and joy.
I have never liked dusting! It was only ever listening to Flylady that I found the "cure".
Here is my duster. It is 120cm tall, so added to my own height plus the length of my arm I can reach all over the place...
I once thought dusters like these were very pretty but old fashioned and not necessarily functional. Well they are pretty! Mine is so thick and feels lovely to use. After it cleans so simply and looks like new again...
One of my favourite parts of the FlyLady routine is the Weekly Blessing Hour. I wiz around and get so much done in that time even the bulk of my dusting as once you get going it really isn't much to do as it is kept well under control! After your home feels fresh and happy and so do I. It feels beautiful to be on top of things.
The secret is real ostrich feathers. They grab and pick up the dust and the feathers get into everything, around everything, effortlessly.
I have another smaller one as well as this giant one. The long handle on my big one means you do skirting boards, under things, on top of things, light fittings and so on, instantly with no bending down and no climbing up. It is dare I say it, actually fun.
Please note Ostriches are not killed for their feathers. Feathers though are used if you think about it for so many things from down pillows which are divine to fashion. Also many dusters end up in the bin quickly where as these last for years and years.
As I do my home blessing I think of the beautiful verse "she looks well to the ways of her household" I really love that. It is funny how some tasks, even though they are small really, trip us up. And an equally small solution is really wonderful and make life easier!