Monday, October 10, 2016


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Motivation is a terrible thing to waste.

You need to do everything you can to keep going till you reach your dream.


Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - QUICKLY
  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 - LIGHTING
  8. More Info

1. Message of the Day



The hidden powerhouse of successful living.

Many mottoes and clever sayings tell us to do one thing or another. An example is, IF YOU GET IT OUT, PUT IT UP. They are good mottoes but they just don't go far enough. The reason is that everybody agrees with the admonitions and plans to do them -- sometime.

A casual attitude about how quickly things get done makes for a messie house. One of the main reasons some people are so successful with keeping a neat house is the speed with which they actually get around to doing jobs on a regular basis.

Often this is a one-step process. You take paper off the teabag and before you put it on the counter you zip it into the trash. You take pepper from the cabinet, sprinkle it and put it back without letting it touch the counter. You use the 
folding stepladder and as you step off the bottom step, begin collapsing it as you walk it back to its storage place. Even when it can't be done in one step, moving items quickly back into place is a linchpin for success in maintenance of organization.

What does this tell us? It tells us that if we want to be organized we need to let very little time pass between the time a something needs to be done and when we do it. 

Maybe we need a new motto like 


Or to use the M.A. war cry, Stow as you go!

2. Did You Know?

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3. Habit of the Day


Set a timer for ten minutes and attack a hot spot with 
a vengeance. Some call this the TEN MINUTE TIDY

4. Family Reminder of the Day

Jenni says, "My 4 year-old son made up his own:

In our family we don't put little boys in time out."

But the one I made up is ... 
In our family we respect each other so we clean up our messes.

In our family we keep our rooms and our mouths clean.
(This is in response to a bad word or a dirty clothes
pile on the floor)

5. Quote of the Day

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills

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


This is going to sound silly, but it helped me.

Turn on the overhead light. If you regularly turn it on, get a slightly brighter bulb. I can see the problems that I've overlooked (that infamous piece of paper, the bag of trash 
that's been sitting there a week) so much better when the light is brighter than I'm used to.


Sandra's note: Do what it takes to focus visually on what is around you. Using brighter lighting is one good way. Too often we just don't notice it until somebody rings the door bell.

8. More Info

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).



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.

105 © Sandra Felton 2010

The Organizer Lady® is a registered trademark of
Sandra Felton, founder of Messies Anonymous.

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