Friday, August 29, 2014

THE L _____ WORD and TOYS

Beware the barrenness of an overcrowded life.

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®

Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day
  2. Did You Know?
  3. Habit of the Day
  4. Family Reminder of the Day
  5. Quote of the Day
  6. Question of The Day
  7. From the Trenches
  8. More Info
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1. Message of the Day

THE L____ WORD

Ordinarily The Organizer Lady does not use the four letter 
word --- LAZY because we do care about our houses and 
want to work at getting them in order. Looking at the word, 
however, can be beneficial if we define laziness as the 
avoidance of doing a small, easy job which will have a 
significant benefit either by itself or because of its 
cumulative effect. We may find it useful to think about 
how it impacts our lives. Examples are:
  • Returning items immediately to where they belong.
  • Solving problems quickly, things like wiping up spills or picking up trash which might have missed the basket, sewing on a button.
  • Following through to completeness on the spot like putting dirty clothes in the proper hamper, hanging up coats and jackets right away when taking them off, putting shoes where they belong.
  • Taking the time to take one more minute to do it right, like walking the garbage all the way out to the garbage can instead of leaving it on the back porch, folding the map instead of leaving it unfolded, putting toilet paper on the roll.
  • Doing that job that you really need to do but have procrastinated.
  • Paying bills in a timely manor.
Each of us deals with these issues in a different way. Do 
whatever it takes in your life to begin to turn the tide so 
that we begin doing small, easy jobs consistently. I don't 
think any of us are actually lazy. But when we neglect little 
jobs consistently, the house looks like we are. Today take 
one tiny little step to break through any spot or spots 
where you are stuck.
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2. Did You Know?

POWER OVER PAPER

Sandra Felton and paper expert, Marsha Sims, present this 
important class in an audio format for you to guide you through 
the complete process of clearing away the stacks of papers and 
then maintaining your organized files. 

The set will provide 2 audios 
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Filing with Color A clear and simple filing system using 
inexpensive color labels

POWER OVER PAPER Get your papers under control and 
keep them that way! Audio help with complete print instructions

2 CD set $20 plus postage

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3. Habit of the Day

LOOK BACK, REALLY LOOK BACK! 

When you finish an area or room, go to the door and 
focus on seeing what you have done. Make yourself 
tune in visually because much of order comes from 
what you see. Use an empty toilet paper roll or make 
a circle of your hand to help you concentrate.
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4. 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 don't drop our things when we come 
in the door. We take them and put them where they belong.

In our family, we put dirty clothes into the hamper as 
soon as we take them off.
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5. Quote of the Day

If the elevator is broken, use the stairs!

Look, folks, it doesn't matter whether we use the traditional 
way or some other methods to bring our houses into order. 
The point is, we are committed to getting the job done one 
way or the other. Whatever it takes.
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6. Question of The Day

Are you willing to make daily small sacrifices in order to 
achieve the long rang goal you want? Name one organizational 
thing you really don't want to do but are willing to do daily 
in order change your life.

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 (Thanks to Benita)

One thing that really helped me was to go thru all the toys 
and get rid of most of them! LOL I got rid of all the toys that 
they just picked up, looked at and dropped. I only kept the 
educational toys and books and the toys that had multipurpose 
ways to play with them. Like Tinker toys, Duplos, blocks, 
train set, Lincoln logs, car rug and cars, etc. Just the creative 
ones. We also have the rule that they can play with only one 
thing at a time unless they're playing with 2 things together. 
So they have to pick up the toy they're finished with BEFORE 
THEY GO ON TO ANYTHING ELSE. No snack, etc. unless they 
pick it up. Otherwise they get sidetracked and I'd forget about 
it in another room and then they'd be another mess out 
someplace else! It takes some time bending over them at 
first, making sure everything gets picked up but then they 
get in the habit of it.

Benita

P.S. from THE ORGANIZER LADY: These ideas aren't bad for the 
rest of us who are adults. Get rid of the junk, keep only the 
best, and finish up one activity before starting another.
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8. More Info

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With the K.I.S.S. Flipper all you have to do to is slip the full-color 
job idea cards into the sleeves. These fun job ideas not only keep you 
on track with general household cleaning, BUT they also focus on 
de-cluttering built in on a regular basis!

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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

53 © Sandra Felton 2010


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