Wednesday, November 16, 2016


We should bring things into our houses only because we planned for them and because we need them. 

Sometimes, though, we act impulsively (and therefore contribute to our struggle to create an organized, beautiful home!) because of these alluring four-letter words:

free, sale, cute, good, and nice.

Watch Those Four-Letter Words!


Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - HOUSE GUESTS
  2. Habit of the Day
  3. Did you know?
  4. Family Reminder of the Day
  5. Quote of the Day
  6. Question of The Day
  7. From the Trenches - SCHEDULE
  8. More Info


1. Message of the Day


Invite folks in.

Having people into the house is one of the biggest issues with Messies. It is important in two ways.

It acts as a reality check for us. When we know someone is coming in, we look at the house differently and see things we never see when we are home alone.

It acts as a motivator. We are willing to do things for them that we do not have interest or ability to do for ourselves.

But there is a hidden problem. Sometimes we have kept people out for so long that we no longer feel comfortable with anyone in our house even when it is nice. Take courage. When you are ready, invite someone you feel comfortable with over. Keep inviting folks until you are even more comfortable. You owe it to yourself.

Entertaining others in the context of our home, which is our larger self, is an important part of our vital humanness.

2. Habit of the Day

Commit for just this one day.


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.

3. Did You Know?

NEW and IMPROVED K.I.S.S. Flipper is available!

The K.I.S.S. 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 home!

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 Free US Postage at this time

Go to the link below to order your New K.I.S.S. Flipper:

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 flush the toilet after each use.

In our family, each person is responsible to wash, fold and put away his or her own clothes regularly.

In our family, we say "please" and "thank you" a lot.

5. Quote of the Day

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."


6. Question of The Day

How would you describe your ideal home? It will help you to verbalize it using the words:

In my ideal house I see...

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

7. From the Trenches by a new messie

Messies Anonymous changed my home in a few short weeks. I've been a messie all my life and paper/clutter is my enemy. Although I cleaned the house, it always  seemed to get messie just as soon as I was done. So with the Organizer Lady tips the last 6 weeks and finding a way to use it with my family, I came up with a schedule which I post by the phone and try to follow diligently every 
day. It has made a HUGE difference in our home and in my state of mind. My mom's a cleanie and her methods never worked for me. But my method now works for us.

8. More Information

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.

"Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness."
 17 © Sandra Felton 2010

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

No comments: