Friday, April 6, 2018


Say regularly to yourself the powerful MA habit:


Contents of New Ideas for Today

1. Message of the Day - BALANCED LIFE
2. Habit of the Day
3. Family Reminder of the Day
4. Did You Know?
5. Quote of the Day
6. Question of the Day
7. From the Trenches - LAUNDRY SYSTEM
8. More Info

1. Message of the Day


“I can get my house under control but I just can't keep it that way. What is wrong?"

Often the reason is not primarily a problem with organizing. Our whole life system is unbalanced.
Those problems encroach on our organizing efforts.

Household organizing does not stand alone. It is part of the flow of our daily lives.

We need to address the problems of
- Messy kids
- Busy schedules
- Lack of focus
- Emotional baggage such as discouragement, sentimentality, and the like.

None of us maintains a perfectly balanced life. However, the more well-balanced the whole of our
life is, the better chance we have of maintaining an orderly one.

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2. Habit of the Day


Keep short accounts on putting things up as you work. As you cook, wash and dry your pots, pans,
etc. or put them in the dishwasher as you use them.

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 put what we need the next day by the front door the night before.

In our family, we don't drop our things when we come in the door. We take them and put them where they belong.

4. Did You Know?

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5. Quote of the Day

There are two kind of pain in the world, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. The pain of discipline weighs ounces. The pain of regret weighs tons.

The application to us is obvious. Disciplining ourselves to organize is very, very hard. But, oh, the heartbreak of leaving it undone!

6. Question of the Day

Is there anything you need to overcome procrastinating. If so, what? When is your deadline? And what is your consequence if you don't?

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

7. From the Trenches

Sandra J.'s laundry system from MessiesTalk group.

I keep only one hamper in the bedroom - it is relatively small, so it holds only a 2-3 days of soiled clothes (for the two of us). I take the hamper to the laundry room and as I pull the clothes out I sort them into a triple bag laundry sorter. as each section of the sorter become full, I do that load (whites, mixed, black, etc.) for me it means a load every day, which I wash before dinner and dry after dinner.

Everything goes on hanger as it comes out of the dryer (we have a wooden dowel mounted below a shelf next to the dryer) or into a basket to go into the drawers (one basket for his and one for mine). He (hubby) takes his basket and hangers to the bedroom. I have arranged the wash schedule so that his work clothes are done on Thursday, so that Sunday night there isn't a scramble at midnight to get his black sock done! Not anymore.

Towels have their own hamper in the bathroom. When towels or sheets come out of the dryer, they are piled in a chair in the LR for me to fold while watching TV. Fortunately, our linen closet is in hall next to LR so it's a short walk to finish the job. I usually do towels and sheets on the weekend, because I can start a load before we go out for recreation and it doesn't matter if they set in
the washer or dryer all day.

Don't get me wrong, I still have to work hard against my natural tendencies, but at least I have a plan to attempt to follow; and it works most of the time. Hope these ideas help someone.

(Thanks to Sandra J. for sharing her system.)

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!!!
The daily Reminders and How-To's are found on our website at
"How to Begin"
9. Extra Help

Stop letting clutter get the upper hand; there is hope


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.

4 © 2010 Sandra Felton

The Organizer Lady® is a registered trademark of
Sandra Felton, founder of Messies Anonymous.

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