Thursday, October 30, 2014

GOOD ENOUGH? and MIRACLE!


"Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries."
Mark Twain

If this were true in Mark Twain's day, it is doubly true in ours.

Let's defy this saying by limiting ourselves and subtracting instead of multiplying.

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®
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Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - "Good Enough"
  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 - Miracle
  8. More Info
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1. Message of the Day

WHEN "GOOD ENOUGH" IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH

Perfectionism is a hindrance to organizing. Most of the time 
"just do it" works just fine. Don't get hung up with cleaning 
the oven perfectly or spending time whitening your shoe laces 
while the house is cluttered and messy around you. Leave 
unimportant details behind as you concentrate on getting the 
big job done.

But there is one exception where you need to pay attention to 
detail. Once you have gotten the house pretty much under control organizationally and are shifting into the beauty mode, do not 
carelessly fail to finish the project completely. Do not leave 
your purse in the living room chair even though that is where 
you used to put it. Remove the pile of mail off the table.

The beautiful effect of all your work is blunted by just a few 
carelessly placed items that you would not have worried about 
in previous times.

Raise your standards. Simply put, when you have gotten this 
far, go all the way to make your house sparkle with beautiful 
clear surfaces.
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2. Did You Know?

Stop Messing Around and...ORGANIZE TO WRITE

Don't let clutter and confusion derail your best writing. Insure success by proactive organization.

This spiral bound, 8-1/2 x 11", 120 page book covers


  • The Craft of Writing goals, finding time to write, organizing your projects, how to develop plot, editing
  • The Business of Writing writer's conferences, tracking submissions, mechanics of writing and how to start selling your material

This book also includes a data CD with all of the forms, charts and lists to use in your own computer! No more visits to the office store for copies, just pop in the CD and print your own.

This amazing tool for writers is $25 and we pay the postage!!

Visit this link to the website and scroll down a bit,

http://www.messies.com/index.php/component/content/article?id=24
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Free Booklet with your order!

You will receive a free copy of Sandra's unique 
booklet written to help you overcome the Pack-rat Syndrome (a tendency to hoard) called 
I've Got to Get Rid of This Stuff! 
when you order any book, the KISS Flipper or an EZ Pocket!





3. Habit of the Day

Make your bed every day, every day, every day.

No more tangled, messy sheets, pillows, and covers casting 
an ugly pall over the whole house. Instead, you will have a 
beautiful neat aura emanating from the bedroom. 

Don't make it perfect. Just make it.
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4. Family Reminder of the Day

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

In our family, we hang up the towels neatly after bathing.
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5. Quote of the Day

It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in 
and day out that makes the difference.

Jenny Craig
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6. Question of The Day

Have you chosen one of the suggestions given in the Message of the Day? How has it worked for you?

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 - MIRACLE


I left the house this morning with tears in my ears, tears of joy and amazement. On this Friday morning, I looked around the house just before I left and realized that I could have someone over RIGHT NOW and not have to be embarrassed about the condition of my house. Folks could drop in and I could say "Come on in!" without following it with "Ignore the house-it's a mess." They could sit down in an empty chair at the clear dining room table and have a cup of coffee. They could take their coffee into the living room and sit on a clear sofa and put their coffee on a coaster on the coffee table-RIGHT NOW, without me having to move anything, AND on a Friday, when the house is usually at its worst. This is nothing short of miraculous. It ain't perfect, and I'm not done yet, but a major milestone has been reached.

Grateful in Texas
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8. More Info


Kiss Clutter Good-Bye! 

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!

With the K.I.S.S. Flipper all you have to do to is slip 
the sequentially numbered (to provide a balanced rotation 
through the home) full-color job idea cards into the sleeves. 
Then when you are ready to begin, make a few simple choices 
each day from one card and you will be on your way to a 
clutter-free and well maintained home.

$26.95 AND we are paying for US shipping via Priority Mail!
Non-US shipping will also receive a discount!

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View sample full color cards and more information about
The K.I.S.S. Flipper Method at the link above.
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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.

Don't forget the daily reminders!!! Do you have a copy posted 
somewhere?

Click here to print a copy of the daily Reminders and How-To's 
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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.

115 © Sandra Felton 2005

THE ORGANIZER LADY® is a registered trademark of Sandra Felton, founder of Messies Anonymous.