Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Blessed is the Messie who is able 
to hope after years of failure that 
a new way of life exists for her.

by Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY® 

Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day
  2. Habit of the Day
  3. Family Reminder of the Day
  4. Quote of the Day
  5. Question of The Day
  6. Did You Know?
  7. From the Trenches
  8. More Info

1. Message of the Day


According to IRS website you need to keep your tax receipts and supporting papers for most situations for three years. 

However, if the IRS suspects you have under-reported your income by 25%, you may need to produce records that go back six years. A few other situations you may need records 7 years back.

or visit and search for "how long to keep tax records for individual"

2. Habit of the Day

Commit for just this one day.

Set the timer for five minutes (or fifteen). Do one job.

3. 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 hang up the towels neatly after bathing.

In our family, we put what we need the next day by the front door the night before.

4. Quote of the Day

Not everything you face can be changed, but everything you change must first be faced.

We need to list the defects of our character which have gotten us into this situation. We need to face how truly badly they have affected our lives. Hard words? Yes, but necessary because everything we change must first be faced.

5. Question of The Day

What new habit is helpful to you?

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

6. Did You Know?

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7. From the Trenches 

by a Messie on one of the M.A. groups on

Take what you like and leave the rest.


I have had filing cabinets coming out my ears (I had a 4 drawer and DD had a 3 drawer). But they never worked for me - it took concentrated time to keep it together.

What has worked though is a concertina file (note: sometimes called an accordion file) for each member of the family, and one for the "Family" items, and one for the "House" items. I find them easy to use, and easy to find things in - and most important, small enough that it is only a little job to go through each year and sort out the paperwork in a short session.

But for an on-going stuff, I have beside my desk a pile of foolscap sized cardboard envelopes - sort of like manila files with a flap over the top. They have written in big writing along the edge what they hold - bank statements, receipts, medical, bills to pay etc. And when I am organized, everything gets 
sorted into that. At the end of the year or 6 months, or as the mood strikes, I sort these into the concertina files. The worst part of the system is the pile that accumulates before putting them in the folders.

The paper fear is a BIG one to calm. I guess one of the most important things I have learned, is if you really do not need it - shred it or throw it out.

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 
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.

6 © 2010 Sandra Felton

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

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