SoundBits: FlyLady Marla Cilley is ‘Angling’ to Help You Cut Through the Clutter

If Marla “The FlyLady” Cilley isn’t the world’s greatest home-organization guru, we dare you to find someone more deserving of the title. But good luck with that, because she’s not only co-author of the 2007 bestseller Body Clutter: Love Your Body, Love Yourself and author of 2002’s ever-popular Sink Reflections: FlyLady’s Babystep Guide to Overcoming Chaos, she holds the record for world’s largest Yahoo! user group. Last year, Marla’s online community (aka “FlyBabies”) surged past the 500,000-member mark, and currently attracts fans from all 50 U.S. states, as well as 78 nations. And each week on her top-rated FlyLady and Friends show, the Ashville, N.C., resident offers loyal listeners her trademark tough-love tips on organizing, economizing and streamlining daily domestic tasks, while keeping the kids happy, healthy and immersed in their studies. But enough promotional clutter. Time to get to the woman we here at the network often refer to as BlogTalkRadio’s very own Oprah


Marla: Organization chops galore.

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?

Are you living in CHAOS—afflicted by Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome? Need help cleaning your home? Come join FlyLady and get your wings to fly!

Tell us something listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

I used to teach FlyFishing!

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Don’t have one!

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

Tyler Perry and Queen Latifah. They are creative people who know what they want and go after it.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

Really, this is a stupid question. (LOL) I always have on my lace-up shoes!

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

Have a slumber party! They love my slumber parties. I washed my hair real quick and put conditioner on it. Then I put my hair in a towel.

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