Wednesday, September 19, 2018

THE L_____ WORD and TOYS

Beware of the barrenness of an overcrowded life.

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®
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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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**The Messies Anonymous website, www.messies.com, is back up!  Thank you for your patience.**

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?
If “I want to get rid of it but I just can’t” sounds like you and if you are ready to change, this e-booklet is for you.


This is a self-help program designed to make a significant difference in three weeks’ time.

Click here to go to our webpage where you can purchase for $5.00. The e-booklet will be sent to you via email.

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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 - TOYS
(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

Reminder: You can edit your membership at Yahoo Groups home page https://groups.yahoo.com/neo or to unsubscribe, click on the word "unsubscribe" at the very bottom of this post if it arrived in your email inbox
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9. Extra Help

Are you hitting a wall with your organizing?
Jackie said, “It’s the hitting the wall that makes this class work.  We get stuck, you get us unstuck, and we keep going.”
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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

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