Sunday, August 31, 2014


Plan purposefully
Prepare prayerfully
Proceed positively
Pursue persistently


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

1. New Message of the Day


When you go to the super market, hardware store, home 
improvement store, or stores with organizing emphasis, 
slow down where organizing and cleaning products are 
displayed. Keep your eyes open at stores that have 
organizational products. Look at store flyers and catalogs. 
Some new product might be just what you need. Without 
buying indiscriminately, consider whether there are new 
products, or old products you have overlooked previously, 
that might spark a renewed interest in getting the job done. 
Ask yourself what is holding you back in making a change.
Is it money?
Is it habit?
Have you just not thought about it?

Messies Anonymous is all about change of habit, goals, 
and procedures. Throw open the windows of your mind 
and make a change for the better.

2. Habit of the Day


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

Handle your mail today and every day. The daily build-up 
of mail and other papers is the single worst clutter problem. 
Walk to the trash can or recycle bin with the mail and 
discard when you first bring it in the house.

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 value each other and the contribution 
each makes.

In our family, we keep our closets and drawers neat.

4. Quote of the Day

"I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a 
hundred or a thousand, instead of a million count half 
a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail."

Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862)
Philosopher, author, naturalist

5. Question of The Day

What can you do that is new that will move you in the 
right direction? A new product? A new habit?

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

6. Did You Know?

Declutter your mind to declutter your world.

ORGANIZING FOR LIFE, a flagship book for Messies by Sandra Felton

You can find the order, beauty, and peace you desire - and deserve - in your home.

ORGANIZING FOR LIFE, reveals the secrets of keeping your house neat, clean, and organized without spending every minute of your life working on it.

Book - Organizing for Life, $12.99

Use link to read more info

No time to read? Prefer to listen for inspiration as you work?
Get the 2 CD audiobook version, also $12.99

7. From the Trenches


Here is a reason I kept things that turned into clutter:

It brought back feelings of love and acceptance. Things 
I had gotten from others, that I never used but didn't want 
to part with. Looking at them made me feel special - that 
the person cared enough to go out and buy it for me. I think 
there was also a fear - fear that they would show up to my 
house and NOT see that particular item - how could I tell 
them that "I chucked it. "They might get offended and then 
they might not want to be my friend anymore (I was never 
secure in relationships).

(Thanks to Carole for the insight.)

8. More Info

You've made some progress in your home but it is still a problem
to keep your home in order? What needs to be done next?
Try the Keep It Super Simple (K.I.S.S.) Flipper!

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!

Click Here to order today

$26.95 includes priority mail postage within the US!

areas are now included (4 different cards to post in your 
living room, bath, etc.)

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"


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.

55 © Sandra Felton 2013

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