This week’s Flylady Zone 3 work (bathroom plus one other room)

Good morning from rather dull Copenhagen where I got my Morning Routine done early and have been for my breakfast swim/bike ride with one of my Besties, woo hoo! I enjoyed scrambled eggs with sweet chili sauce and fresh coriander, Vibeke had hot porridge. Plus hot tea in our china cups…


In Monday’s post you saw what I did for this week’s upkeep clean (the Flylady “Weekly Home Blessing Hour”. And in Tuesday’s post I told you what we have planned for dinner this week. For detailed cleaning we’re in Flylady Zone 3 this week (bathroom plus one other room). If you are new to Flylady, or need help understanding how the system works, I have a Flylady Refresher Course on YouTube!

This week I’m focusing on our main bathroom – I’ve looked at my detailed cleaning list from last time we were in this zone and have been checking off a few tasks, most of them only take a few minutes but give a nice clean feeling to the room…washing out the rubbish bin, dusting off the plants/watering them, changing over the bath mat, scrubbing the drain cover.

I also like to “shop”, “garden” and “pamper” by Flylady zone (ideas for zone 3 are here) to keep things interesting. So I’ve added some bathroom necessities to this week’s Errand List (toilet roll, shampoo, etc) and last night I repainted my toenails and did a facemask. Please don’t save these things for a “special occasion”. Every day is the special occasion!

Remember that the aim is not to get everything checked off the list, but to keep moving slowly forward. You can find detailed cleaning lists for all the zones on the Flylady website. You can also “copy and paste” my list into your own document and add your own ideas.


Scan the room, put things away
Dust ceiling/corners
Wipe skirting boards
Dust flat surfaces/window sills
Wipe door handles/light switches/
fingerprints or marks on walls
Shine windows, mirrors
Detailed vacuum session
Wash bathrug
Wipe down shower/bath/sink (inside and out)
Straighten cabinets
Empty/wash rubbish bin
Clean fan extractor
Clean shower drain cover
Dust/water plants
Wash brushes/combs
Rotate seasonal items/candles


Empty bottles
Raggedy towels/facecloths
(donate or cut up and use as rags)
Medicine, first aid supplies
Makeup and toiletries
Bubble bath/shower gel
Hair products and accessories


Clean grout/reapply

So far so good this week! Have a wonderful Wednesday and remember to make your own sunshine!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!



you once again for all your brilliant ideas! Here are the inspiration lists for FLYLADY ZONE 3
(bathroom plus one other room) with ideas for Errand Day, self-care and gardening. I will add to the list as more ideas come in! 


  • Soap,
    shampoo, conditioner
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush heads
  • Toilet paper
  • First-aid
  • Medicine,
    vitamins and minerals
  • Baby
    supplies, nappies/diapers, lotion
  • Hygiene
    products, shaving items
  • Cleaning supplies

Here’s my “self-preservation” bingo card for this week. You can click the photo, save and print. Or if you’d like to customise, here’s a link


  • Diffuse
    some essential oils, candle.
  • Try
    a soothing hydrating face mask (oats, natural yoghurt, honey) or a gorgeous
    body scrub (sugar, olive oil, orange essential oil). Use what you have in the
    kitchen. The scrub is also really good for gardeners hands if you add a little
    liquid soap as well.
  • Condition
    your hair and let it dry in the sun. Deep condition hair (steam/protein
  • Put
    a fresh flower or plant in the bathroom.
  • Have
    a bubble bath or pamper shower. Use bubble bath or a few drops of a luxurious
    oil. Play some music in the background, light a candle, drink a glass of your
    favourite tipple.
  • Keep
    some hand lotion by the sink.
  • Have
    a “mini spa day”: facial, mask and hands, enjoy your favourite drink.
  • Epsom
    salts (ginger and clay) soak for pamper.
  • A foot
    bath (or electric foot spa) and foot cream, finish by putting on a pair of
    fluffy socks and relax.
  • Read
    a magazine or chapter of a book. Read an e-book from the library.
  • Do
    some colouring (online or printed colouring pages).
  • Pedicure
    and manicure , try out some nail art.
  • Listen
    to some new music while you are getting ready for the day. Add new music to
    your pamper playlist.
  • Use
    a lip exfoliator to get rid of dry skin, apply a nice lip balm to make them
    really soft ready for summer.
  • Depilation.
  • Body
    self-massage with lotion, feet and shoulders. Apply lotion to knees and elbows
    for some extra care. Head massage.
  • Take
    time to sit and “just be”.
  • Write
    in your journal or read your prayer journal
  • Keep
    a small manicure kit and some essential oils handy and use them when having a bubble
    bath or pamper shower. The essential oils can be calming or energizing.
  • Before
    showering, place a drop or two (not too much, especially if one suffers with
    respiratory ailments) of Eucalyptus essential oil on the floor or wall of the
    shower – the room will smell like a spa.
  • Put
    coconut oil around the fingernails & back of hands.
  • “I
    keep a solid rectangle bin that both my feet will fit in under my bathroom
    sink.  I have it filled with some Epsom
    salt, 2 cans of beans, a foot scrubber, and a towel.  I pull it out and fill with hot water , some
    good smelling soap, and some Epsom salt. 
    I soak my feet for 10 – 15 minutes and then scrub them.  I then pat them dry and roll the cans under
    my feet for a good massage.”
  • “I
    love the idea that every day is special. I used to save everything until it
    would go bad… now I use my wonderful oils on my face and neck before bed. I
    also love burning lavender incense at night to relax.”
  • Rotate
    my body gel, lotion, and body spray sets to a new or seasonal scent (eg. change
    from musk to citrus for spring and coconut for summer). 


  • Wash
    your gardening gloves.
  • Clean
    the lawnmower, garden tools, lanterns, patio set.
  • Set
    up hoses for vegetable garden.
  • Check/clean
    water features, hoses, attachments, water toys.
  • Clean
    out ponds or fish ponds.
  • Consider
    getting a water butt/rainwater collector.
  • Water
    grass and hanging baskets.
  • Wash
    the garden cushions/rugs.
  • Sweep
    the patio.
  • Put
    up a swing or hammock. Or make yourself a comfy “reading spot”.
  • Take
    a walk in your neighbourhood admiring all the flowers in the front yards.
  • Clean
    the bird feeder and fill up.
  • Clean
    the bird bath and fill with fresh water.
  • Clean
    outside windows or shed windows/greenhouse windows.
  • Research
    gardening by the lunar calendar.
  • Pressure
    washing or clean the pavement/sidewalks, patio, porch or deck.