The Cleaning Zones

The FlyLady splits up the house into Fly Zones making it easier to keep on top of the cleaning. You spend a week dedicated to each Zone each month, so that by the end of the month you have done a thorough cleaning in each Zone.

I’ve changed the Zones slightly from the ones that The FlyLady has suggested, in order to better fit my house. My Cleaning Zones are:

The Entry Way & Lounge Room
The Dining Room
The Kitchen
The Bathroom and Laundry
The Bedrooms

cleaning zone tasks

Each week I write a post stating what I wish to achieve in the Cleaning Zone for that week. Each of these posts includes the checklist that I intend to complete.

Cleaning Zones

Free Printables


Weekly Plan/ Meal Plan

(Updated April, 2013)

I've had my Weekly Meal Planning Template available for free download on here almost as long as I've had the blog. I first put it together in April, 2011 as part of the Fly Lady Baby Steps and it has changed a lot since then. It has evolved and been updated as I've worked out what works best for our family. The template includes the Weekly Plan as you can see in the photo below. You are able to type in the dates, activities and "to-dos" for the day, plus the meal for dinner. Next to that is the zone work section (more to come on that), the weekly tasks and daily tasks. These are all editable so you can change them to suit your circumstances. On the next spreadsheet (click on the tab on the bottom) is the cleaning zones. Here you will find the tasks for the Zone Tasks section. Once again, these are editable and you can add and delete any tasks that you want. Then just copy and paste the tasks for the week's zone over to the first spreadsheet. The third spreadsheet is "recipes" - here is where I copy and paste the recipes that I need for the week so that they are all in the same place. Since I've started organising my recipes using One Note I've found this even easier as I can just copy and paste them over. However, if I am using a new recipe from a magazine or cookbook I need to type it in. Once I've done that I can copy and paste it in to my One Note and it's ready if we want to use it again. So, there you have it. Please let me know if you download the template and if you use it. I'd love to know if there is anything that you love or anything that you'd like to change.

Weekly Meal Plan Template - The Flying Drunken Monkey Download

Daily To-Do Lists

  When you need to be even more organised I have a free template for a Daily To-Do list. This also sits on my fridge and I use it to keep track of what I need to do for dinner, general errands and reminders, blog to-dos, Weekly Cleaning Zone tasks and my Daily & Weekly Task. Check out this post for more info. Click to download Daily to-do - Black and White Click to download Daily To-Do - Colours

Camping Packing List (toddler)

  2013 was our second year going camping with Lily. Last year we went to a caravan park with powered sites which was good for us as it was our first time camping as a family. This year we decided to be a bit more daring and went to Green Patch in Booderee National Park on the South Coast. We had an unpowered site, across from an amenities block and only a short walk to the beach. This is the packing list I used for our trip. I also shared some tips in this post of what else is important to pack. The spreadsheet is available to download for free below (you'll need Microsoft Excel) and I'd love to hear what you think of it if you download it. It's a very general list and might not be entirely suitable for your needs but there is room to add things and you are also able to delete things. Let me know if there is anything important missing! What to pack when camping with a toddler - free printable - The Flying Drunken Monkey

Click HERE to download my updated Camping Packing List Printable

Toddler Chore Chart

  I recently created a Daily Chore Chart for Lily to get her used to completing simple tasks each day. I've shared the chart to download for free below.

Click on the image to download my Toddler Chore Chart

Click on the image to download my Toddler Chore Chart (Rainbow)

"Thankyou SO much @FlyDrunkMonkey for your fabulous chore chart; woke up this morning to beds made and toys put away!!! Many many thanks to u."

Michelle V ‏@queenofcomps


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