Tuesday, November 8, 2016


A goal is a dream with a deadline!


Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - THEY WANDER AWAY
  2. Habit of the Day
  3. Family Reminder of the Day
  4. Do you know?
  5. Quote of the Day
  6. Question of the Day
  7. From the Trenches - IMPROVING
  8. More Info

1. Message of the Day


"I put this right here and now it's gone." 

A familiar refrain in many households. How could this happen so often?

Are family members at fault? Are little elves sneaking out at night to steal it? Did it wander away on its own? Probably none of the above.

We are suffering from SPS (Special Place Syndrome)

We take something that is so important that it deserves to be stored in a special place all its own so it will not be lost and then we forget the place.

The real culprits are lack of attention to what we did with the item and forgetfulness. Fortunately there is a cure and it is this: 

Consistently group like things together in ONE place.

First you need to make sure you have a certain place where items go, whether it is a file, drawer, container, shelf, or whatnot. Put a written label on it if necessary. Then consistently put items in that group together, even the very special ones.

You will be surprised how often the special bill to be paid, the paper to be signed, the stapler, and other special items that are important at the time will not have wandered off from their appointed place.

2. Habit of the Day


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

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 always flush the toilet immediately.

In our family, we put up toys, games, tools, and stuff we are using immediately.

4. Do you know? 

THE 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:

I've Got to Get Rid of This Stuff!

If “I want to get rid of it but I just can’t” sounds like you and if you are ready to change, this ebooklet is for you.

This is a self-help program designed to make a significant difference in three weeks' time.

Click here to go to our webpage where you can purchase for $5.00. The ebooklet will be sent to you via email.

5. Quote of the Day

"I don't need more time. I need a deadline!"

Duke Ellington

Set your own deadline. Report your deadline on Friends of the Organizer Lady and let us know what your goal is and your deadline for accomplishing it. 
Then report back.

Being accountable is a very powerful approach.

6. Question of the Day

How do you keep your dream alive? 
Do you write it down? 
Do you have a picture from a magazine? 
Do you have a photo of your house at its best to 
keep you on track? 

Do you need some motivation? 

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

7. From the Trenches by a Grateful Messie


I can't thank enough another messie friend for introducing me to MA. My mom's a cleanie and trying to figure out her method always intimated and confused me. So by Mt. Vernon-izing 6 weeks ago and following my chore schedule daily, my house is kept looking beautiful, uncluttered and more loving. I have a husband  (a cleanie) and a 3 year old and 1 year old. I still have areas to clean but my standards are changing and I tackle problems quicker without procrastinating forever.

(Thanks to the Grateful Messie for sharing.)


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.

10 © 2010 Sandra Felton

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

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