Monday, July 23, 2018

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?
The NEW and IMPROVED KEEP IT SUPER SIMPLE Flipper
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The  K.I.S.S. Flipper has fresh ideas on how to move through your home, 
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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 isn'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

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.

The daily Reminders and How-To's are found on our website at "How to Begin" http://www.messies.com

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.
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9, Extra Help

Stop letting clutter get the upper hand; there is hope
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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.