Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MANY OPTIONS and CLOSETS

Taken to an extreme, sentimentality causes messes. 
For the sake of order in our lives, be selective and 
willing to let some of those heartwarming memorabilia go.

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®
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Contents of New Ideas for Today

  1. Message of the Day - MANY OPTIONS
  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 - CLOSETS
  8. More Info

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1. Message of the Day

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OF IMPROVEMENT

Struggling to stay organized is a lifelong pursuit for those of 
us to whom it does not come easily. We need to keep focused 
on the topic. The great thing is that in today's world we have 
many options as we seek to find inspiration and motivation to 
keep ourselves flying high.

Here are some tips on how to continue.

Books - Visit bookstores and libraries. Read one each quarter or at least one a year. Flip through several until one appeals to you. Even if you don't read every chapter, dip into the areas that interest you. Maybe just read in the bookstore or library to keep your home free of more books. You are sure to find something to energize you and improve your efforts. Check out the various tools that M.A. offers at  http://www.messies.com



Magazines - Beautiful, helpful pictures and short, pithy articles 
keep you inspired and interested in improving. Check out the 
organizing help now offered regularly in women's magazines. 
Then discard the magazine quickly. Just because it is good 
doesn't mean it is good for you to keep it. Or, just keep the 
page or picture that inspires you!

Internet - Google can lead you to many helpful organizing 
sites. Choose a favorite or two that can offer you the kind 
of help you want. On-line support groups available at
http://www.messies.com/index.php/groups make it possible 
for anybody with a computer and internet access to get 
immediate help from others who have the same goals.

Other helps 

  • Maybe there is a local support group in your area. Join it.
  • Look around for classes on how to get organized. These are often associated with local schools in your area.
  • Hire a professional organizer or a helper you know who has an interest in organizing and would be willing to step in to give you a hand. http://www.napo.net
  • Keep your eyes open for internet classes or teleconferences about organizing.

But one word of caution is in order. Keep focused. 

Don't just learn, DO! 

Choose carefully where you are going to spend your time and 
energy. Keep your focus on changing your behavior in your 
house. The other things are only valuable as they help you
ramp up your energy and determination and JUST DO IT!
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2. HABIT OF THE DAY

FOLLOW THE RULE OF TEN (MINUTES)

Set a timer for ten minutes and attack a hot spot with a vengeance.
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3. DID YOU KNOW?


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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 put what we need the next day by the front 
door the night before.

In our family, we don't drop our things when we come in the 
door. We take them and put them where they belong.
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5. Quote of the Day

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 

"I release the need for this in my life".

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
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6. Question of The Day

Does your disorganization affect anybody other than yourself? 
Family, friends, coworkers, others?

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

Would you believe that I got a closet put together yesterday? 
I had the day off of work, and I got my dad to help. We worked 
all day. I painted and covered shelves with contact paper. We 
put up brackets and clips, and I made a run to Target to get storage containers.

But when I was done, my mom had a place for photos and
mementos (which used to be in a huge box and are now in 
easily accessible small photo boxes that she can organize later), 
fabric for sewing projects, lampshades for who knows what, 
and our sleeping bags.

Granted, it seems like a big mix of stuff, but I just went with 
figuring out where to put stuff that doesn't really have a 
designated place. Now it does, and it looks great!
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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.

107 © Sandra Felton 2010


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