Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Done is Better than Perfect!



Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - FOLLOW THE URGE
  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 - TOSSING
  8. More Info

1. Message of the Day


Creating an organized house is a process that goes through several phases - getting it organized, keeping it organized, and, finally, loving it organized.

A person who chronically struggles with clutter needs a straight forward and powerful plan in order to turn that way of life around. Messies Anonymous offers three such plans, Mt. Vernon for slow but sure organizing, Mt. Vesuvious for emergency and big time organizing and the newest plan, Mt. Rushmore for gathering a team and rushing through the house to clear the clutter. (Detailed in 5 Days to a Clutter Free House).

We support any plan you choose from whatever source. Any plan that works for you and is consistently followed has a place.

Once the house is basically organized, you need a plan for maintenance. Our suggestion is to apply the Keep It Super Simple Flipper plan. The K.I.S.S. plan is designed to meet the need of keeping the house in good shape, clearing clutter on a regular basis as well as household cleanup. 

A big idea is to change your habits from leaving things out to putting them back as you use them. This is the famous STOW AS YOU GO™ war cry of Messies Anonymous

But there is a final instrument in the organizational orchestra. It is the nudge, the itch, and shall I say it, the love of this way of life. No rules, tips, or strategies can replace the internal desire to keep the house nice in little ways that will never make it to a list or plan. Keep going until you reach this stage 
and you will never go back to clutter again.

2. Habit of the Day

Commit for just this one day.

Walk to the trash can with the mail and discard when you first bring it in the house.

Clutter is the product of many unmade decisions.

3. Did You Know?

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.

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

The K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) 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 with Free US Postage at this time

Click to order your:  New and Improved 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 always flush the toilet immediately.

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

5. New Quote of the Day

There is a color, a tone, a resonance in the well ordered life which is unknown in the life of disorder.

Sandra Felton

6. New Question of The Day

Name four or five things you, and only you, are able to do around the house.

Name four or five things you are doing now which are inappropriate for you because others can take them over with training. Who will you begin to train, and when?

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

7. From the Trenches

(from Teresa)

A few weeks ago I walked into my 7-year-old son's room, or tried to. It was so bad I could hardly find a place to step! I know that he hasn't had the best example, so I didn't feel it would be fair to throw his stuff out, unless I let him do the same to me. So, I got two very large garbage bags and started  filling them up. I left the toys that I see him play with a lot, plus the books, and the things that are easily put away. After filling those 2 bags I hauled them out to the garage and left them there. If I hadn't told him, he would never have known. They've been there a few weeks, and he hasn't asked for anything that is there, although he did want to look inside. I told him that when his room is completely cleaned, with everything in there put away, he may start going through the bags to see what he has room to keep.

Come to think of it, I may just try this method on myself!

We have a list of questions that we ask of each object being touched during our "de-cluttering" sessions: Do I like it? Do I Want It? Do I need it? Do I use it? Do I have a place to put it?

Two no's is almost an automatic toss. Only one "no" (usually no place to put it) means that something else needs to be tossed in order to keep it. When he goes through the list, he usually sees the logic in removing something he no longer uses or needs or has room for, and has actually been a good example for me!

( Thanks, Teresa!)

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 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."

39 © 2010 Sandra Felton

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Sandra Felton, founder of Messies Anonymous.

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