A., so what did you do? Did you ever get the duster? How are you doing?
I love FlyLady. Mainly because it's NOT about keeping your house clean, and that was something I just could not do. It's about clutter!!! Clutter that's mental AND physical in your mind, body AND home. I am a born pack-rat and letting go and following the basic principles of FlyLady have helped me overcome my need to hold onto everything.
I happen to have a wonderful feather duster I bought at Target when I first moved here to York County last year and it's so great!! I can only imagine that the one she sells is even more grand. Someday I want to buy one and pass mine off to my girls who love the House Fairy, btw! (http://www.housefairy.org/)
Of course the idea behind the feather duster is to help make cleaning FLY and so yes, you'll need to do those occasional deep cleans, but what's awesome is she has it all laid out for you in your daily assignments and so your house will eventually be squeaky clean and stay that way. I love the daily task emails, they're like little HOMEwork assignments.
And for the FlyBabies that say they can't stick with it ... how many times have you actually tried? A few days at a time? It takes minimum 28 days to make something a habit. So if you just keep at it you'll find yourself flying in no time. It takes some a year to be consistent enough to shine their sink 28 days in a row. I should know! LOL! And that's just the first step. The system is just so simple, but it's our desire to hold onto all of our clutter that keeps us from succeeding, not all the emails (which can simply be deleted) or the fact that FlyLady MAKES you do stuff. She doesn't MAKE you do anything. And no one individuals routine is a modified one from FlyLady's as she has her own routine, just as you should too.
Sorry for the long and passionate post. FlyLady has allowed me to work wonders for myself and am now completely aware of all the excuses I used to hold dear, along with all the clutter. She doesn't DO anything for us... she helps us do it for ourselves!! www.flylady.com
So I say get the feather duster and give it a try. But remember you'll need to be consistent about your weekly home blessing hour and your touch ups for it to work right and not push the dust around. Besides, if you get it and you hate it, just tell FlyLady yourself that you don't like it. She says that it's not the tools you use, but that they work for YOU and that you're consistent with them.
Wife, Mother, Friend AND FlyBaby!