Wednesday, October 12, 2016


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.


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


1. Message of the Day


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

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 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.
  • 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 

2. Habit of the Day


Set a timer for ten minutes and attack a hot spot with a vengeance.

3. Did you know?
Have you created your inspiration point yet?


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.

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

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.

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!

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 


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

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

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