Tuesday, September 6, 2016


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In addition to simplifying your cleaning products, 
simplify your house. 

Don't introduce hard-to-clean surfaces into your life.



Contents of New Ideas for Today

  1. Message of the Day - THE PET PROBLEM
  2. More Help Here!
  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 - MEMORABILIA
  8. More Info

1. Message of the Day


"Don't keep pets", is the first suggestion for saving time
in Shirley Conran's 1978 book called Superwoman. This author is definitely walking on dangerous ground because pets are very important to many people, especially Messies.

But she does have a point. Sometimes pets are a significant 
part of the problem for those of us who struggle to keep our houses organized without working ourselves to death. It takes time to care for them with feeding, cleaning their living areas, meeting their health needs, and playing with them. Cleaning up accidents is also a problem. But since we are kind and 
caring folks, we put up with all of these difficulties because we value the companionship and the love pets provide. We also like to be needed.

None of this is bad. But Messies tend to overdo even the 
good things. Because we lack of a sense of boundaries, we may place fewer limits on how many pets we have than our tidier neighbors and how we care for them. This can get us 
into trouble. Are pets adding to your clutter problems? If so, what changes can you make to begin to solve those problems? Perhaps we can resolve not to bring any more new pets into our home, just like we resolve to stop bringing in more things that clutter.

This is a hard question because it involves animals to which 
we are strongly attached. But, maybe for you, it is a dilemma that needs to be addressed.

2. Did You Know?

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) Flipper

The K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) Flipper has fresh
ideas on how to move through your home, day by day,
room by room, with simple choices for maintenance and
organizing. It will gently guide you through the process
of creating clear and shining surfaces throughout out your

With the New K.I.S.S. Flipper all you have to do to is 
FLIP through the spiral-bound, sequentially numbered 
full-color job idea cards. No more sliding cards into sleeves;
the New K.I.S.S. Flipper is ready to use out of the package.
When you are ready to begin, make a few simple choices 
each day from one card and you will be on your way to a 
clutter-free and well maintained home.

Free BONUS:  Once you order, you will also receive the
"K.I.S.S. eBooklet" via email to learn the "Hows and Whys"
of the system while you wait for your Flipper, so you will be
ready to start the day your Filpper arrives.

$26.95 Introductory Price $20.00 with Free US Postage
at this time


3. Habit of the Day

AVOID CLUTTER   Don't pick it up later; put it up now.


4. Family Reminder of the Day

In our family, we put up toys, games, tools, and stuff we are using immediately.

In our family, we don't leave things out just because we 
plan to get back to the project later.

5. Quote of the Day

"There are two kinds of people in the world, those who 
think they can and those who think they can't. And both are right."

Henry Ford

6. Question of The Day

If you had one specific wish, and one wish only, for your 
house, what would that wish be?

Is there any one step you can take to start making that 
wish come true?

SECOND QUESTION: What improvement can you make 
in your pet care in order to simplify your life?

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

7. From the Trenches


What about your kid's trophies from all of their sporting 
events? I hate the thought of throwing them out, but the kids are older now, (21/18) and they don't want them. One thing I will suggest to those of you with younger kids. 
Whenever your kids come home with a project or paper they are proud of, take a picture of them holding it. Even a trophy, had I done this all along, I wouldn't be having this dilemma of what to do with all of this childhood stuff. I'm so bad, I have teeth, hair, shoes, etc. but don't know what belonged to who....

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.

Don't forget the daily reminders!!!
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.

87 © Sandra Felton 2010

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

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