Sunday, June 10, 2018


We need to be willing to attempt less but with more focus.


Contents of New Ideas for Today
1. Message of the Day – SOW THE ACTION! REAP THE RESULT!
2. More Help Here!
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 – HANDLING PAPER
8. More Info
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1. Message of the Day


You choose the action and the result happens automatically.

Look around. What you see is the result of actions you have chosen to do some time in the past. Every piece of paper, every pile of clutter, every item of clothing out of place, and every other disorganized area of the house (and office) is the result of choices made one moment after another in the past. Every clean surface, everything that is in its place, every beautiful spot follows the same pattern.

This is both bad news and good news. It is amazing the difference small, incremental habits make---FOR BOTH CLUTTER AND NEATNESS. 

The message is clear and simple.
Act your way out of disorder.
Clutter will fall away like magic.

2. More Help Here

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3. Habit of the Day

When you finish an area or room, go to the door, turn around, and focus on seeing what you have done.
Make yourself tune in visually.

Hint: Once the room is ready, take and post a snapshot in the room to show how it should be maintained. Maybe even post it at the door. Good for reminding kids what you want.

4. Family Reminder of the Day

In our family, we make sure all trash goes into the trash basket.

In our family, we value each other and the contribution each makes.

5. Quote of the Day

All glory comes from daring to begin.

Eugene F. Ware.

6. Question of the Day

Is there anything, habit, or idea that you are totally unwilling to give up at this time? You want to change badly. But not at the expense of this one thing. If there were such a thing in your life, what would it be? Identifying it clearly is important for improvement.

Tell us by posting on Friends of the Organizer Lady.

7. From the Trenches


Why not use filing cabinets? They're not very expensive. Wal-Mart, and lots of other places, sell them. For me, they're a good investment in saved time and energy, and peace of mind. I have a big problem with papers. The main one is that I don't like to file. :) So, I try to make it as easy as possible. Here are a few ideas that are working for me.

I have a 2 drawer next to the computer, and 2 more in a spare bedroom closet.

The first file in the top drawer is for receipts. I can just drop them straight into the file folder, and since it's so accessible, I actually do it. So if I need to return something, the receipt is easy to find. (Which beats my previous system of turning the house upside down, searching for receipts.

The second file is local restaurant menus. When I go into town, I can just pull out a menu, call ahead, and save time by picking up food that's ready to go. The file cabinet is right next to the phone, so it's easy to just drop the menu right back into the file.

Financial information--The budget/bills, current living expenses, bank statements, credit card information, savings and debt, insurance, etc., is next, in the top drawer, so that it's easy to get to. Automobile is behind that, then things are alphabetized from there.

At the end of the fiscal year, I take out the financial folders and rotate them to top drawer of the bedroom filing cabinet, and set up new file folders for the new year.

On balancing the checkbook, I usually try to do that the day they come in, so it only takes a few minutes, and I don't have to sweat checks bouncing, and those nasty fees. I try to write as few checks as possible, too, which also makes the checking account easier to balance.

I hope this helps someone.

Thanks to Carolyne

8. More Info

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Mary said, “I was just too embarrassed to come into this class at first, but I sure am glad I did!”  
Now, Organizing Mastery is my weekly organizing time… and I get so much done!

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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.
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"


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.

71 © Sandra Felton 2010

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

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