Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MISSING WORD and BILLS

Cultivate the "Stow as you go!" habit.

Put it back exactly where you got it immediately.
Your house maintenance will improve like magic.

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®
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Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - MISSING WORD
  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 - BILLS
  8. More Info
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1. Message of the Day

WHAT IS THE MISSING WORD?

You fill in the word that fits. The same word goes into all blanks.

"I'll send this card to my bereaved friend ________"
(Now where did it go?)

"I'll put the folded clothes up ___________"
(When did they get so scattered?)

"I'll put this bill in a pile and pay it __________"
(Why is the water turned off?)

"I'll unload the dishwasher _________"
(What a mess the sink has become!)

"I'll make the bed __________"
(Oh well, it is night now anyway.)

"I'll do a batch of laundry _______."
(Underwear can be worn again -- I think.)

"I'll unpack this suitcase _________"
(What happened to all my clothes?)

And on and on it goes. 

If the missing word, LATER, is present in your life, 
you know how it can confuse your life and clutter 
your house. When we put things off until LATER 
we undermine our organizing efforts.

"LATER" now equals CLUTTER now.

Remember the MA battle cry: STOW AS YOU GO!
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2. Did You Know?


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3. Habit of the Day

Commit for just this one day.

JUST DO IT - Do not wait till you feel like it. Just move
 your body through the motions like a robot if that is all 
you can do. Face the fact that some things do not inspire. 
It is nice to want to. But do not wait for the humor to hit 
you. Just do it. Set a timer for just ten or fifteen minutes 
and say to yourself what someone on the group has said, 
"Only fifteen minutes, then I can quit."
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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, everybody puts their dishes in the washer.

In our family, we leave the bathroom clean after we bathe.
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5. Quote of the Day

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.

e.e. cummings
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6. Question of The Day

Look around your house. What is one thing you can upgrade 
soon because it needs to be done -- and as a symbol of the 
changes you are making in your house and 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

About the bills, I have an accordion type file. It has sections 
labeled credit cards, utilities, insurance, etc. When I pay a bill, 
I put the other part in the file. At the end of the year, all of the 
bills are in one place and I write the year on the outside of the 
file and put it on a shelf in the basement. We keep 7 years of 
bills like that. Sometimes things come from insurance and I'm 
not sure if it's too important. I put it in the file anyway because 
it will be stored if I need it.

When I get information on dates when things are happening 
with the kids, I write it on the calendar and throw away the paper.

From a Friend of the Organizer Lady
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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!!! 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.

112 © Sandra Felton 2010

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

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