Sunday, December 21, 2014


Learning to keep house is like learning to dance.
If there is no feeling for the music, there is only 
mechanical movement.

Organizing for Life (See below)

Contents of New Ideas for Today

  1. Message of the Day - TIME TO PLAY
  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 - MOTIVATION PLAN
  8. More Info

1. Message of the Day


Humans benefit from purposeless, enjoyable activities. 
Time you spend in play activities will make you healthier 
and happier. It will refresh you for a more productive and 
enriched life.

What does this have to do with organizing? A house and 
life in order enables us to engage in spontaneous fun 
activities. In turn, fun will strengthen you to go back to 
work with vigor.

Recent studies spotlight the significant importance of 
playing throughout the life cycle.

Don't deprive yourself of the broadness of recreational 
activities because your house is not ready to invite others 
in for fun activities or because you don't think you can 
take time from cleaning to go out and have fun.

2. Did You Know?

Declutter your mind to declutter your world.

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

ORGANIZING FOR LIFE by Sandra Felton, 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? Get the 2 CD audiobook version, also $12.99

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for any of Sandra's books or helpful tools for Messies, such as the KISS
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Five BIG IDEAS that can fix your house and your life, forever!

This title offers a big promise, a tremendous promise, 

but one I think I can keep.

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY ® 

3. Habit of the Day


Leave the area as good as you found it, or better.

4. Family Reminder of the Day

In our family, we hang up the towels neatly after bathing.

In our family, we put what we need the next day by the 
front door the night before.

5. Quote of the Day

"There's never time to put it away, 

but there is always time to look for it."

Actually it takes LONGER to look for it than to return it 
to its home where you can find it easily. Take a few 
more seconds to put it where it belongs. Make sure you 
group things together with other friends of the same kind. 
Put all sewing things together, all rain protection items, 
all tools, etc. Then you can know where things go. 
And can be found.

6. Question of The Day

What is your motivation for working so hard to get organized?

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


7. From the Trenches


Hi Sisters!
A friend, who is not on this list, and who I write daily, 
also wants to get her house in order. She is also a quilter, 
like me. We've both decided that we are spending way too 
much time on the computer, and we need to spend more 
time on our homes. We decided to try something, and for 
the last two days,we've been doing it, and it has WORKED.

We decided that we cannot get on the computer in the 
morning until we have cleaned our homes for one hour, 
wherever it is needed, PLUS worked on at least one of 
our hated dreaded chores we've been procrastinating on. 
Once we have done that, we can get online and chat. We 
usually set some kind of time to recheck with each other - like 
11:30 AM or so. THEN, since we have also procrastinated 
with our sewing time, we decided that we would not get 
online and chat in the afternoon until we have done some
 stitching. For me, I am making a quilt, and I decided that 
I'd get one quilt block per day made, and I just completed 
it. I took a picture of the block, and when my friend signs on, 
I can send her the picture.

This has been very motivating to me. My house looks so 
much better - I am shocked at how much I can get done 
in an hour! And I'm not rushing about,just getting stuff 
done. I'm keeping a log in a little notebook, so I can see 
what I've accomplished each day. Like a little diary.

Where I was sitting before, in front of the TV, I have for 
the last two days, not even had the TV on until my husband 
got home to turn it on! And, funny thing is, I haven't missed
 it one bit!

Hey, a small success!!! I'll take it!!!!!!!
(Thanks, Robin)

8. More Info

The Keep It Super Simple Flipper (K.I.S.S.) Flipper
can help you focus on one room per day by doing a few
simple jobs in that room.

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!

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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!!! Do you have a copy posted 
Click here to print a copy of the daily Reminders and How-To's 


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.

47 © 2010 Sandra Felton

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