The little birds...

If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.

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Monday 17 February 2014

FlyLady and blessing your home.

Over the years Flylady has helped me so much. If you don't know her you will easily find her site and she is wonderful for helping you get organised and your house under control!

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!


  1. What a fantastic duster! Do you remember where you bought it from Annabel? I was thinking while dusting that I really must get a FlyLady duster and wondered if anyone bought her brand of one or one from somewhere local. It is the postage that is the killer with FlyLady stuff, so much of her cleaning stuff looks like it would be fabulous. Simplifying and making housework fun sounds good to me.

    1. Kaye the FL duster looks fabulous but yes postage sends the price up a lot. My smaller duster was twenty something dollars... I will check if the shop still has them. The very long handle one is huge and was more expensive obviously but it gets up so high and I don't bend to do skirting boards, under things, it's amazing. I will report back... xxx

  2. I discovered your blog via tray of bliss and I adore anyone who makes her own home cleaners and moves away from chemicals made by madmen! where do I sign up for regular posts? do you have the "follow by email" feature?

  3. Thank you for a good reminder about flylady. I totally agree with what you have said in this post. For homemakers who get bogged down when it comes to routines she is the best. She makes it fun and easy and it doesn't take to many days to get your home back to clean and ready for unexpected company. A quick wip around each day and the weekly home blessing seems then give time for all the other things I need and want to do. Thoroughly enjoying your great blog. So much wonderful wisdom. Bless you.

    1. Dear Gail,
      Thank you so much! Now and then I stray away from Flylady but always go back! I always do Fridays clean out the car! Keeping on top of things is really never ending. Thank you so much I am glad to have you here! With love


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