Saturday, October 22, 2016


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       Habit of the Day 



Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - The Organizing Journey
  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 - One Question
  8. More Info

1. Message of the Day


At a convention of the National Association of Professional\Organizers, 
several organizers mentioned to me a favorite motto of theirs: 
"Organization is a journey, not a destination."

What does this really mean? Before you read further, pause a moment and think about what you think it may mean.

It means that getting the house organized is not the whole answer. Getting the house organized (as by yourself or a professional organizer) is important but the real long term answer is to change your daily habits consistently.

Following good habits and routines is the journey that will make the organizational difference.

2. Did You Know?

Don't forget the daily reminders!!! Do you have a copy posted 
Click here to print a copy of the daily Reminders and How-To's 


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3. Habit of the Day


EMPTY THE DISHWASHER as soon as possible after it is finished washing. A full dishwasher causes the sink to gather dishes. Yuck! Bad habit!

HANDLE YOUR MAIL today and every day. The buildup of mail and other papers is the single worst clutter problem.

4. Family Reminder of the Day

Leave no trace. The scouts have a rule that when you leave an area you should leave no trash showing you have been in the area.

5. Quote of the Day

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order--willed, faked, and so brought into being.

Anne Dillard (The Writing Life)

6. Question of The Day

Have you chosen one of the suggestions given above in the Message of the Day? How has it worked for you?

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

7. From the Trenches



Gather ten things you know you should get rid of but don't want to. Put them in an Ambivalence box which you store out of the way. Put a date on the box when you will move it out of the house. You may retrieve an item you must up until that day. On that date, however, the box is forever sealed to you and the box of things is given away.

QUESTION: When you use this method above, how long should you keep the box? 30, 60, 90 days or a year?
Thank you,

ANSWER: There is no specific guideline. The wait is for your mental benefit. Choose the shortest time you think will suit you. Leave them there long enough to become comfortable with your decision to discard your items. You will also see how much nicer it is without them taking up space in your house. You will also be proud that you are gathering your power to take control of the house. Then you get the energy to discard your items.

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.


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.

116 © Sandra Felton 2010

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of Sandra Felton, founder of Messies Anonymous.

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