Monday, April 16, 2018

Start maintaining as soon as you start improving. 
Guard any clear space you create. 
Avoid the "clutter and clean" roller coaster.
It takes grit and focus but you can do it.
Keep moving forward.


Contents of New Ideas for Today
1. Message of the Day - TWO WAYS TO FIND NEATNESS
2. Habit of the Day
3. Family Reminder of the Day
4. Quote of the Day
5. Question of the Day
6. From the Trenches - PERFECTIONISM
7. Did You Know?
8. More Info

1. Message of the Day


They tell us that if we want to lose weight we need to do two things - eat less and exercise more. Consistently doing these two, even if it is a little at a time will eventually get us down to the weight we want to be.

Keeping a neat house is the same way.
Mess up a little less and clean up a little more.

"Mess up a little less," means changing habits so we don't clutter things up during our daily living.

"Clean up a little more" means to do a little each day to take care of debris that is messing up the house.

Doing these consistently will inevitably lead to an organized and well maintained house.

"Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness."

2. Habit of the Day

Commit for just this one day.

JUST DO IT - Do not wait till you feel like it. Just move your body through the motions
like a robot if that is all you can do. Face the fact that some things do not inspire.
It is nice to want to. But do not wait for the humor to hit you. Just do it.
You might want to set a timer for just ten or fifteen minutes and say to yourself what
someone on the group has said, "Only fifteen minutes, then I can quit."

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, everybody puts their dishes in the washer.

In our family, we leave the bathroom clean after we bathe.

4. Quote of the Day

"We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action."

David J. Schwartz
from "The Magic of Thinking Big"

5. Question of the Day

Do you have enough support as you make your change?
Do you need to seek out a ClutterBuddy either on line or in your area? Perhaps this is the time to align yourself with someone in the Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady group whom you can email privately for additional support. If you have not joined that group, perhaps today is the day you should.

Post on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady at

6. From the Trenches by Ella

You don't have to do it "right" the first time.
Housework done poorly is better than housework not done at all.

Only the perfectionist in us "has" to have it done perfectly. Waiting until I could get it done perfectly or right is what got me so far behind in the first place.

(Thanks to Ella)

7. Did You Know?

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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!

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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.

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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
Are you still interested in getting organized?
Did you know that there is a hands-on program to help people just like you get more organized?
It’s conducted virtually by teleconference and gets you to make progress every single session.

Reminder: You can edit your membership at Yahoo Groups home page 
or to unsubscribe, click on the word "unsubscribe" at the very bottom of this post if it arrived in your email inbox


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."

14 © 2010 Sandra Felton

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

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