Friday, August 1, 2014

TO-DO LIST and EXALTATION!

Try to keep the floor as bare as possible. 
It's easier to keep clean that way and looks much neater.

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®
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Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - TO-DO LIST
  2. Habit of the Day
  3. Family Reminder of the Day
  4. Did You Know?
  5. Quote of the Day
  6. Question of The Day
  7. From the Trenches - EXALTATION!
  8. More Info
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1. Message of the Day

TO-DO LIST

Your TO-DO list is your memory for changeable daily items like:

• Do At Home - plan for the birthday party
• Write - about class reunion or do e-mail
• Call - the children's camp
• On the Go - take the clothes to the charity store

You may use one page for a day or two or more. 
You don't need to carry these little details around in 
your head. Free your mind and write them down.

Print out a copy of my To-Do list from
http://messies.com/images/pdf/divided%20to%20do%20list.pdf

If you want to make your own personal design of the 
To-Do List, you can use this helpful bit from Reminders 
and How-To's
( http://www.messies.com/images/pdf/part%202%20message.pdf )

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE A TO-DO LIST BOOK

A little list on a small slip will not do. They get lost 
and they are uninspiring. Make a larger TO-DO list 
and put it in a notebook.

Fold a letter-sized piece of paper into four equal blocks.

Label the blocks with the location where you are going 
to do the activity.
  • Do at Home
  • Write
  • On the Go
  • Call
Punch holes in the paper and store your to-do lists in a 
notebook which has a clear plastic cover in which you 
insert a title such as CATHY'S TO-DO LIST.


Beside each entry, place a small box to be checked off 
when you have completed the task.

NOTE: The idea of the four boxes was first shared with 
me by professional organizer, Marsha Sims http://www.sortitout.net
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2. New Habit of the Day

Commit for just this one day.

CLEAN AND STRAIGHTEN AS YOU GO

Keep short accounts on putting things up as you work. 
As you cook, wash and dry your pots, pans, etc., or put 
them in the dishwasher as you go.

As you do a project, keep your tools and pieces corralled 
and put them away immediately.

When you clean, return cleaning products and tools 
immediately. Otherwise you will leave more mess behind 
than you clean up.

Remember and use the MA Official Battle Cry: STOW AS YOU GO!
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3. Family Reminder of the Day

Pick one of these reminders or make one of your own 
to share with your family each day.

In our family, we move the garbage cans out of sight 
when they are emptied at the curb.

In our family, we clear the table and clean the kitchen together.
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4. Did You Know?

Having difficulty with keeping bills and appointments in a retrievable system? 

The EZ-Pocket system is a great way to organize bills and all date related items! This sturdy canvas filing system easily attaches to the top of any door with thumb tacks and hangs ready to receive your papers and bills that have date related deadlines! 

At a glance you can see what will need your attention in the coming days. The EZ-Pocket is not a calendar related tool, but it is a numerically sequential hanging pocket system.

Easy to use and such a great idea!

EZ-POCKET, $25.00 and we pay postage!
http://messies.com/index.php/component/content/article?id=25
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5. Quote of the Day

If it's to be, its up to me.

Take charge of your life. You are the only one who can -- or should.
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6. Question of The Day

Do you have a spot in your life where you are stuck? If so, 
make a vow with a negative consequence to do it. What 
vow will you make? Are you willing to share that with us 
and report on how it works out?

Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady
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7. From the Trenches

Exaltation!

So now I am here. I have arrived. 

For now I can visualize in great detail for the first time 
the other phases of this project: 
  • Sort and file my papers
  • De-stain, repair and hang up my clothes
  • Convert my second bathroom into a library lined with bookcases
  • Sort my other possessions into permanent possession boxes with labeled categories and place on shelves around abode
  • Paint my walls, in pretty, already-picked-out colors
  • Decorate
Now those phases don't seem like work at all. They seem 
simple and easy, because I have come over the mountain. 
I have reached the summit and planted my flag. Saying: 

"Hey, world. Here I am. And it will be all coasting from here."
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8. More Info

Looking for a fun easy way to maintain your 
home continuously and keep clutter at bay?

Try the KEEP IT SUPER SIMPLE Flipper!

The K.I.S.S. Flipper has fresh ideas on how to 
move through your home, day by day, room by room, 
with simple choices for maintenance and organizing. It will 
gently guide you through the process of creating clear and 
shining surfaces throughout out your home! 

It is even fun to use!  Extremely easy to set up - no hard decisions!

With the K.I.S.S. Flipper all you have to do to is slip 
the full-color job idea cards into the sleeves of the Flipper.

Then when you are ready to begin, look at the card for 
one day and make a few simple choices depending on your 
needs and how you feel!

$26.95 (postage is included!)
http://messies.com/index.php/component/content/article?id=25

NEW! FAMILY REMINDER CARDS for your living areas are now included
(4 different cards to post in your living room, bath, etc.)

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This is a simple program. We stick with the basics as
they are presented in these messages. Keep reading.
Keep adding one part of the program at a time.

Repetition is important.
Forward to friends if desired but not to other sites.
Read this whole posting or only what you can take in today,
then delete it.

Don't forget the daily reminders!!!
The daily Reminders and How-To's are found on our website at
"How to Begin" http://www.messies.com
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MESSIES ANONYMOUS SLOGAN

Please memorize this slogan and post it on your wall.

The secret to success is making very small, yet very consistent, changes.

Or to make it short, Baby steps, baby steps, in the right direction.

Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Anonymous

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