Monday, September 22, 2014



Cleaning your room is actually
treating yourself with dignity.

from Winning the Clutter War (The Original MESSIES MANUAL)

Contents of New Ideas for Today

  1. Message of the Day - RAGEFUL DANCE
  2. More Help Here!
  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 - CLEAR THINKING
  8. More Info


1. Message of the Day


Messiness is not always an individual matter.
Sometimes the house is just the floor on which
we do a dance of disorganization with others.
It may be that someone in the house (maybe you) is
resisting keeping the house nicer because he or she
wants to show anger. An example may be a child who
is leaving stuff around the house, not cleaning up
the room as a statement of independence. Or a spouse
who leaves things messy as a weapon in a family conflict.

A more subtle example is that deep in your own heart
you may be resisting being made to do what you don't
want to do. Maybe you are angry about the nature of
life that forces you to spend your time doing grunge
jobs that you hate. Or maybe it is the voice of your
mom, the neatness police, echoing from the past. Our
messy behavior may have deep roots for some people
that need to be considered because the rageful dance
is very destructive to moving forward in neatness.

2. More help here

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3. Habit of the Day


EMPTY THE DISHWASHER as soon as possible after it
is finished washing. An unloaded dishwasher causes
the sink to gather dishes. Yuck! Bad habit!

HANDLE YOUR MAIL today and every day. The build-up
of mail and other papers is the single worst clutter
problem. Yuck, yuck!

4. Family Reminder of the Day

Leave no trace. The scouts have a rule that when
you leave an area you should leave no trash showing
you have been in the area.

5. Quote of the Day

Writing about sleep, William Shakespeare wrote,

"Balm of hurt minds, Great nature's second course,
Chief nourishment in life's feast."

Be sure you get to bed early enough to be rested for
your day's activities.

6. Question of The Day

Name one new thing you can do to maintain as you go
that you are not doing now. Tell us what you plan
to do different on a daily basis.

Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady.

7. From the Trenches


The other thing I decided was I am not responsible
for every little thing in the house, just because
I'm the "SAHM". So, every one has chores, even the 4 yr
old. She swiffs, puts laundry into the front loading
washer, and puts her clothes away from the dry clothes
basket. If you have several children and a husband, you
shouldn't have to do anything but cook, maybe vacuum the
main rooms, and oversee everything else. One of the tenets
of Sandra's message is you don't have to do it all! So what
if the vacuuming isn't perfect? You didn't have to do it.
So what if the dusting missed a little spot one week? They'll
catch it next time. Children can properly do anything you
inspect and expect. My little one keeps her underwear sorted
in baskets she can reach--it took me weeks to get her trained,
but I no longer do it for her. I don't put my husband's
underwear away either--that's his job.

8. More Info

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!!!



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.

77 © Sandra Felton 2010

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