Tuesday, June 26, 2018


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.

Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - SHARING CLIPPINGS
  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 -FOLDING CLOTHES
  8. More Info
**The Messies Anonymous website, www.messies.com, is back up!  Thank you for your patience.**

1. Message of the Day


Cutting out clippings from newspapers and magazines and sending them to friends seems like such a good idea. It is sharing knowledge and knowledge is always good. Right? It is helping others because some of these clippings are very useful. That's good, right? And perhaps, best of all, it is keeping up personal contacts. When you clip an article and send it to someone, it shows you are thinking about them in a meaningful way. It shows you care? Isn't that very good?

Sharing important information, helping others, and keeping up personal contacts are all wonderful qualities when done in the right way. However, for a Messie, the habit of constantly clipping and sending articles is among the most destructive and seductive habits of the Messie lifestyle.

I don't need to tell you how many newspapers and magazines we are forced to keep and feel guilty about if we don't read because of this habit. The pressure to find the right ones, to get them in the mail, perhaps even to file them in case we find someone in need undercuts recovery from the Messie lifestyle. The space this habit takes up in our house is not as bad as the space it takes up in our heads. The compulsion to help others in this way is a very heavy weight.

If you have fallen into this habit, think about what it is doing to you. No matter how compelling and good it seems, consider giving it up. The first step is ditching those magazines and newspapers you are saving to go through. 
Hard? You betcha! 
Necessary? Absolutely!

2. Did You Know?

NEW and IMPROVED K.I.S.S. Flipper is available!
Have you ordered yours?

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

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.

$26.95 Introductory Price $26.00 with Free US Postage
at this time


3. Habit of the Day

FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE - Identify and do only the things that will make a serious impact. The top twenty percent in importance of the necessary things to do will make an eighty percent change in your life.


4. Family Reminder of the Day

In our family, we wash, dry, fold, and put up our clothes as one continuous job.

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

5. Quote of the Day

"If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: 

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be 
useful, or believe to be beautiful."

William Morris

6. Question of The Day

If you had one specific wish, and one wish only, for your house, what would that wish be?

Is there any one step you can take to start making that wish come true?

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

7. From the Trenches


To whomever asked about making folding clothes fun, I know you are overwhelmed right now and it will not be any fun at all unless you think of all that you have done every time you get a stack folded and put away. I sometimes find myself putting off the folding and just leaving the basket at the foot of the bed, but I have found that just doing it as soon as possible may not be fun, but it does get it out of the way and I don't have to see that basket every time I go into the bedroom, or even come down the hall. Right now I am a grandmother with only dh at home, but I have had as many as 4 boys under 6 and 5 adults in the house at one time for 11 months! 
That was a real adventure!

8. More Info

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.


9. Extra Help

Are you still interested in getting organized?
If so, let us know!


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.
Messies Anonymous

88 © Sandra Felton 2010

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

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