Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Half of our organizational problems would be solved if we had half the stuff we do.

from Winning the Clutter War
by Sandra Felton THE ORGANIZER LADY®


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

1. Message of the Day

T. E. A. M.

T ogether

E veryone
A ccomplishes
M ore

People who live together in a house must work as a team to make the household function at its best. You are not the only player. You should not even be the star player. Instead you should be the coach who instructs, encourages, motivates, and moves your team to be its best.

Your attitude should not be that you are the one responsible and asking for help. Instead you should not be hesitant to designate jobs to be done. They are not your jobs they are helping with; they are family jobs which all are sharing. 
Don't think you are burdening your children with jobs that you should be doing when you include them as part of the team. They need to learn skills and responsibility. Rightly done, including other members of the family will be the 
best thing you can do for them. And yourself!

Maybe you should make a sign using this T.E.A.M. reminder and post it in a conspicuous place. Perhaps you can think of a better one.

2. Habit of the Day (Tongue in cheek)

Consider the Five Foot Magnetism Phenomena.

When an object comes within five feet of where it belongs, it feels an irresistible magnetic pull to that spot. 

Example: Towel to towel rack, dirty clothes to dirty clothes hamper, clothes to hanger in closet, pen to drawer. To fail to allow them to follow that magnetic pull sets up an invisible tension in the home which can be felt in some undefinable 
way among the inhabitants.

Set up a new habit. 
Live in harmony with the Five Foot Magnetism Phenomena. Always put things back where they belong so your house won't be under tension.

Stow As You Go!

3. Family Reminder of the Day

In our family, we write what we need on the white board.

In our family, we move the garbage cans out of sight after they are emptied at the curb

4. Quote of the Day

"When you choose the behavior, your choose the consequences."

The key to finding the kind of life you seek is your behavior. Behave your way to success. Choose to begin certain habits consistently whether you feel like it or not. Fake it till you make it. Your house doesn't care whether your heart is in it or you are just going through the motions. Order will be the result.

5. Did You Know?

Sorry for the delay in posting today.  We had baby goats born today.  We will post a picture soon. (just for fun).  

I've Got to Get Rid of This Stuff!

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6. Question of the Day

Previously we asked whether you had any projects that needed to be started in order to solve problems that have held on too long. But today the question is whether you can name just one boring, half-finished project that needs to be completed. Look around and spy just one thing. Tell us what you see and will start to tackle.

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

7. From the Trenches


Start by getting rid of all the stuff you don't want to move that includes everything you don't need or use no matter how good it is. Some on else can use it so get it out of your house to Good Will or some other organization but 
be ruthless and get rid of stuff. Clear out all the old papers and magazines. Don't just move them elsewhere in the house. You'll get more later. Clear out what you don't wear or can't wear, kids clothes too. Worn out linens,  blankets. All that stuff must go. Then you can start cleaning what you are keeping and put it in boxes to move. Don't keep lots of dishes and mugs you don't need. 
I think you get the picture.
(Thanks, Bev)

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.

34 © Sandra Felton 2010

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

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