Monday, February 13, 2017


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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
  2. Did You Know?
  3. Habit of the Day
  4. Family Reminder of the Day
  5. Quote of the Day
  6. Question of The Day
  7. From the Trenches

1. Message of the Day


Jobs come in two categories, habitual and occasional.

Habitual - Much of the Messies Anonymous program is geared to scheduling and doing regular jobs. If we have a plan and keep to it more or less on a regular basis, our houses begin to improve. AND it will be maintained on a daily basis.

Occasional - But there is a fly in the ointment! The order and beauty in our house can be tripped up by out-of-the-blue dis-organizational problems if we are not prepared for them. 

They are things like:
  • an unexpected gift that needs to be hung or stored; 
  • new sporting or kitchen, equipment we have no place for;
  • an additional job that becomes our responsibility; 
  • something breaks, leaks, or spills.
Keep an eyes open and you will see a lot of those jobs that sneak up on an irregular basis Keep on top of those tricky problems.

2. Did You Know?

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.

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3. Habit of the Day


Set a timer for ten minutes and attack a hot spot with a vengeance. Some call this the TEN MINUTE TIDY.

4. Family Reminder of the Day

In our family, we talk kindly to each other.

In our family, we try to think ahead to solve problems before they happen.

5. Quote of the Day

"As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move."

Katherine Hepburn

6. Question of The Day

What can you do that is new that will move you in the right direction? A new product? A new habit? A new way of thinking?

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

7. From the Trenches

Explaining her Messie background:

I was rebellious. When I was a kid, my mother used to call me "lazy" and ridicule me in front of other people (even AFTER I got my act together, she still insisted I was a slob). My sister, who was jealous of me, loved to chime in. I finally got to where "I didn't care." Of course, I hated the mess that was piling up around me, but I was afraid that IF I had attempted to clean my room, I would hear sarcastic comments such as, "It's about TIME you cleaned your pigsty" or that maybe in some warped way, my sister would think that all her rude comments was what motivated me to clean my room, so I was afraid that it would reinforce her nasty behavior.

I was caught between a rock and a hard spot. I just chose to "numb out this part of my life." When I got married, and my cleanie husband had to live with my handicap, and the little suggestions he made hurt my feelings. I felt that he 
was being like my mother and sister, and in some way "agreeing with them" that I was a useless slob. It took me a while to come to terms with the fact that I lived in a dysfunctional family, and that I was placed in a "role" (my older sister was "The Bossy One", I was the "Lazy Slob" and my younger sister was "The Tomboy") that has taken me decades to break out of.

Even after I had a better self image, my dysfunctional family STILL tries to cast me in that role . I had to finally realize that I had to stop living for THEIR approval, and do this for me and for my immediate family, who loved me and was willing to help me.

(Thanks one more time to Carol.)

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.

Print a copy of the Part 2 Reminders and How-To's today if you do not already have a copy.


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.


58 © Sandra Felton 2013

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

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