Get Your Home in Shape with Flylady 31 Baby Steps

Day 2 – Get Dressed to Lace-Up Shoes

Flylady 31 Baby Steps - Get Dressed to Shoes

This little baby step right here has made the biggest difference for me!

As a WAHM (work-at-home-mom), I don't leave the house much. So I always told myself I didn't need to look nice. Just grab some sweatpants or leggings, and a t-shirt or sweatshirt, and call it a day! Most days my hair and makeup aren't done either. But I didn't like what I saw in the mirror. I felt frumpy, ugly and sluggish.

Getting Dressed Helps Me Feel My Best

Well, that was in the past! I've now been getting dressed, all the way down to my shoes and I see why this is an important step now! I realized I need to look nice for MYSELF! I'm not even doing it for my husband. This is for no one else. This is to show myself that I matter. When I feel like I matter and am important even while cleaning a nasty toilet, I'm in a much better mood. When I walk by a mirror now, I smile instead of making a yucky face.

Flylady Baby Steps Program - Get Dressed to Shoes

Try Wearing Lace Up Shoes Inside

Cilley suggests having a pair of indoor lace-up shoes to wear and not to wear slippers except in the evenings before bed. Why? When you're wearing shoes, it does something mentally for you. I know for me, I feel much more motivated to get things done and not feel blah.

This step also includes making your hair look nice (ponytails are fine, just make it look nice and intentional) and put on face moisturizer or makeup. If you're not a makeup person, that's totally fine! Act like you have friends coming over for dinner and do to your hair and face what you'd do then.

What Do You Do on the Weekends?

I still get dressed on the weekends, but you'll find me in sweatpants or leggings, and a sweatshirt or t-shirt. I'll usually pick a coordinated outfit that I feel cute in, but I'm definitely super comfortable.

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  1. Love the 2 minutes! I’m not much of a visual cluttered. I put everything in drawers! Haha. So I cleaned the 2 drawers of my China cabinet. 2 minutes each drawer. Just doing this everyday will help me get rid of a lot of junk!

  2. After team driving with my husband and only being home 24 hours a week for 5yrs. Im finally home now with granddaughters… & the awful, chaotic, mess of a house. So very grateful to find your page. Im so overwhelmed and squirrel with a thousand other things i need to clean. I have true hope now to have a real organized & clean home to enjoy!

  3. I have taken to replacing most of the shoulds with coulds . Ex: I should do the dishes/I could do the dishes. Thanks to my French friends for their inspiration! (Other Europeans as well.)

  4. In addition to putting washcloths and dish towels into the laundry every day I also add pillowcases. Helps keep the sweat and whatever else emerges in the night off the face!

  5. My grandmother and all her friends always dressed in the morning. Down to a nice necklace. Our Mom as well. No slobby sweatpants!

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