Sunday, May 20, 2018


Failure is seldom caused by a major catastrophe.
It is a series of little failures. Success is the same.
Create small successes.

Sandra Felton, The Organizer Lady®
Contents of Ideas for Today
1. Message of the Day - DISPOSABLES
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 - BUYING IN BULK
8. More Info

1. Message of the Day - DISPOSABLES

Manufacturers are making new products that may work out really well for Messies and the way they like to do things. I'm talking about the towelettes or wipes that come in a plastic box or canister and are easy to pop out like a tissue. While it is not perfect, they simplify the whole process of cleaning in a way that works for many and provide the variety that Messies enjoy.

This approach makes it easy to start. Messies often get stuck in the process of getting out the equipment, finding the rag and proper cleaner, mixing it, and doing whatever else necessary to do a wipe up job. With the little canister sitting out on the counter, that step is eliminated and the Messie is free to impulsively and quickly wipe up the area.

This approach makes it easy to stop. When the job is done the used wipe is disposed of responsibly. Nothing could be simpler. No rag to wash, no water to dispose of, to dust to shake outside in the air.

They are not the total answer to cleaning. But I betcha if you (and your family!) keep those little jobbies readily at hand and use them more or less regularly, the house will take on an overall brighter shine.

2. Did You Know?
The NEW and IMPROVED K.I.S.S. Flipper

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 Flipper arrives.

Introductory price $20.00 US postage included

Go to the link below to order you NEW K.I.S.S. Flipper today.

If “I want to get rid of it but I just can’t” sounds like you and if you are ready to change, this e-booklet 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 e-booklet will be sent to you via email.


3. Habit of the Day

Keep short accounts on putting things up as you work.
(M.A. Newest Motto is STOW AS YOU GO!)

As you cook, wash and dry your pots, pans, etc. or put them in the dishwasher as you go.

As you do a project, keep your tools and pieces corralled and put them away immediately.

When you clean, return cleaning products and tools immediately. Otherwise you will leave more mess behind than you clean up.

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 put dishes into the dishwasher not the sink.

In our family, we take responsibility for completing the chores assigned to us.

5. Quote of the Day

The best things in life aren't things.

Art Buchwald

6. Question of the Day

Are you willing to make daily small sacrifices in order to achieve the long rang goal you want? Name one organizational thing you really don't want to do but are willing to do daily in order change your life.

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

7. From the Trenches

To someone who buys in bulk:

My first suggestion is to STOP buying in bulk, if you aren't going to use it very quickly. All that does is add more clutter to an already small area. I understand that you don't want to waste the money that you have put into buying these extra products you have bought, so why not think about making up a few gift baskets with the shampoos and whatnot?

Thanks to Lynette

8. More Info

The-Organizer-Lady email comes in two parts. This is the first part which changes daily. The daily reminders and How-To's stay the same and are in Part 2 which is available at Print a copy of the Part 2 reminders and How-To's today if you do not already have a copy.

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9. Extra Help

There is a new program called Organizing Mastery.


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.

49 © Sandra Felton 2010

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

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