Friday, April 18, 2014

BOREDOM and FOLDING CLOTHES

Always remember you don't have to aim for perfection. 
You just want to be a successful, average housekeeper.

from Winning the Clutter War
by Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY® 

http://www.messies.com/index.php/component/content/article?id=24

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

THE BOREDOM OF ROUTINE TASKS

What's the matter with me? Am I just lazy?

That is the question many women ask themselves as they 
see their friends who are quick to clean the cabinets, fold 
the laundry, wash the dishes, file the papers, or whatever 
dreaded mundane task they procrastinate doing.

The answer may lie in research which shows that some who 
dread these type of jobs have bodies that are low in 
adrenaline. These people can focus and accomplish jobs 
they find exciting or interesting so they often say they 
can do what they are interested in. But if they are not 
interested, the jobs go undone. This is because excitement 
stimulates the production of adrenaline and, voila, 
they suddenly feel like doing the job. Sometimes they 
lose interest before the job is completely done, the 
adrenaline drops, and the stuff sits around the house 
half done. Cleaning up after the job is completed is 
definitely boring. No fun in that! So the ebb and flow 
of interest regulates whether the job gets done. 
And the house shows the effect of it.

(Tomorrow - What to do about it.)
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2. Habit of the Day

Commit for just this one day.

FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE

Identify and do only the things that will make a 
serious impact. 

The top twenty percent in importance of the necessary 
things to do will make an eighty percent change in your life.
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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 don't leave things out just because 
we plan to get back to the project later.

In our family, we wash, dry, fold, and put up our clothes 
as one continuous job.
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4. Quote of the Day

There's never time to put it away,

but there is always time to look for it. (?)
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5. Did You Know?

THE ORGANIZER LADY® TIPS BOOK

Keep Sandra's warm encouragement and advice at your fingertips easy to dip into when you need it. As you use the book your house will move toward order and beauty.

THE ORGANIZER LADY® TIPS BOOK contains the best of the daily posts and encouragements. Let a friend without the internet know about this book. Inspire and encourage them!

TIPS BOOK $11.00 plus postage
For more information use the link below
http://www.messies.com/index.php/component/content/article?id=24
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6. New Question of The Day

A while back, we asked whether you had any projects 
that needed to be started in order to solve problems 
that have held on too long. But today the question is 
whether you can name just one boring, half-finished 
project that needs to be completed. Look around and 
spy just one thing. Tell us what you see and will start to tackle.

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

FOLDING CLOTHES


I fold the clothes up every evening (when the kids are asleep and I'm watching the news) then in the morning they put them all away.

I also teach them to put them in their drawers in sets so everything matches. I'm working on getting rid of a lot of clothes. The less they have the easier it is.

(Thanks to Benita)
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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!

$26.95 includes priority mail postage within the US!
http://messies.com/index.php/component/content/article?id=25

NEW! FAMILY REMINDER CARDS for your living 
areas are now included

(4 different cards to post in your living room, bath, etc.)

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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

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